Whilst training to become a Complementary Therapist, I studied the use of essential oil blends for therapeutic purposes and was completely amazed that these fabulous tiny bottles of oil were capable of so many health benefits. I knew immediately that I wanted to use essential oils in as many aspects of my life as possible and pass these benefits onto my family, friends and clients.
I began my artisan journey by producing a massage oil to ease my menopausal symptoms. Inspired by the positive results and relief of my symptoms, I began to expand my handmade goods range. I made synergy blends of pure essential oils for use with aromastones, burners, and baths for example. The first blend I made was Sleep to ease my insomnia. Once again, I was greatly encouraged by the results and relieved to be finally getting some quality sleep.
Next, I began to make essential oil candles as handmade gifts, using beeswax at first. However, after attending a course on candle making, I was hooked on using soy wax and made the switch. Soy wax is all natural and is made from hydrogenated soybean oil which comes from a sustainable source. It lasts for longer and produces less soot than paraffin candles. The fragrances are made from natural essential sources, are vegan friendly and cruelty free. The wicks are also vegan friendly and manufactured using cotton and paper filaments.
I designed my own essential oil eye pillows to use on my clients during their treatments. They proved to be so popular I decided to add them to my product range. They contain lavender and chamomile buds. The second the eye pillow is placed across your eyes you inhale their fabulous aromas and feel soothed and relaxed. I am now working on a design for wheat bags for aching shoulders, another product I regularly use on my clients.
My product range is hand made in small batches at my home in Cheshire, mostly by myself but sometimes with the help of family and friends. The products make the perfect small gift or addition to gift hampers. I am striving to be environmentally aware in the way that I buy raw materials, manufacture goods, package goods and distribute them. In this I am constantly evolving and improving my procedures and methods accordingly. As a result of this, you are guaranteed the finest artisan products.