The Essential Wellbeing Network, including Essentially Aromatherapy, was launched in 2014 to provide Aromatherapy training and links to further Therapists and training opportunities.
Our primary aim is to provide high quality, safe and effective training in Essential Oils and to source further CPD courses from trusted providers in various other complementary therapies
We want to share our knowledge with you and support you as you go forwards
We are passionate about Natural Health, Healing and Wellbeing
We are not a marketing company, we believe in training and advising our students and clients in natural solutions for Mind, Body and Spirit.
Following an early interest in complementary therapies as a teenager, I embarked on a long and successful career in publishing and advertising until I changed direction following a diagnosis with a serious chronic condition. My interest in complementary and natural remedies was reawakened and I have explored these to help with my health. I am constantly amazed by the powers of natural medicine and I look forward to continuing to learn and practice in this field.
I initially trained in Reiki, Indian head massage, Bach Flower Remedies and Crystal Therapy. Then I discovered Aromatherapy and qualified in the UK as a certified Aromatherapist and have continued to study with the Tisserand Institute and have certificates in Essential Oil Safety, Aromatic Skincare, Essential Formulation and Essential Oil Kinetics.
This is such an inspirational area to work in and has so many health applications for mind, body and spirit. I feel very strongly in positive and accurate education in this field and look forward to helping others explore Aromatherapy in a safe and effective way. I think that it is important to recognise that ‘Plant medicine’ is both Aromatherapy and Herbalism and between the two, access to plant wisdom is a vital and essential part of future healthcare. We also need to respect essential oils and sustainability.
My parents had their first residential care home when I was 10, so from an early age I was involved in the business of taking care of people. At 21, I decided to explore the world outside of the family business and entered the corporate world of advertising & publishing, spending the last six years in IT project management. In my mid-thirties, I went on a life changing holiday to a retreat centre in Crete – whilst there, I signed up for the job of vegetarian cook for the following season, left my job and never looked back.
Following the closure of the retreat centre in 2007, I returned to the UK and used my IT skills to run my own business, building websites & providing web consultancy mostly to therapists and small businesses, which I really enjoy. Alongside this, I have been travelling further down my spiritual path, training in various energy treatments including Reiki, Crystals, Flower Remedies, Reyad Sekh Em, Setsukido and – of course – Aromatherapy! I am also the UK distributor for ‘The Guided Journey to Self Mastery’, a spiritual self-development board game from Australia and have promoted this, along with blended essential oil products at various mind, body, spirit shows over the years.
I love our essential oil blends and how effective they are, love product making and have made my own shampoo, shower gel, body lotion etc for years. Introducing the blends and their use in product making to others is always a joy, with so many possibilities for mind, body and spirit!