Welcome to Your Aromatherapy Store!
My name is Angela. I live in Alberta, Canada. I’ve been in the helping profession for over 30 years. I’ve been a:
- Foster Mother for teens at risk
- a Team Leader for a private group home serving individuals with disabilities
- a Support Worker in Government run group homes
- I have a Level 1 Early Childhood Education Certificate and I’ve spent the last 20 years working as an Educational Assistant (employed by the local Public School Board) in a diagnostic classroom (located in a rehabilitation hospital).
In my spare time I enjoy taking various courses and working on computer projects.
You might be thinking – What does this have to do with Aromatherapy? I have utilized essential oils throughout my career to promote my overall mental and physical health. Stress and burnout is common in the fields that I have been employed in and aromatherapy has truly been a lifesaver for me. Lavender and Clary Sage essential oils are my favorite oils to diffuse after a long stressful day. I am a HUGE believer in the benefits of aromatherapy in almost all areas of life!
My first experience with aromatherapy happened when I was about 7 years old. My grandmother often wore a necklace that had a mini ceramic bottle with a cork on the top. I remember her popping the tiny cork out and smelling something inside the bottle. She would often let me have a smell too! If my memory serves me correctly, it was Sage that she kept in her little bottle. Grandma knew the benefits of aromatherapy. In fact, this knowledge has been around for thousands of years.
I will be retiring from the helping profession in less than a decade. I will miss helping people on a regular basis, so I decided to learn how to build a website in order to share my knowledge of essential oils. Aromatherapy is relatively new to the western world, I want to share what I know so others can benefit as well.
With my years of experience using essential oils and my love of learning, I enjoy spending my evenings and weekends researching and preparing articles that I believe will be helpful and interesting for my readers.
I am currently taking an Aromatherapy course from The New York Institute of Aromatic Studies to further my knowledge base even more! I am so excited to continue helping people and sharing knowledge about the practice of Aromatherapy and how it can improve our lives!
Update: May 22, 2019 I have completed the Introduction to Aromatherapy course offered through The New York Institute of Aromatic Studies! I would love to become a Certified Aromatherapist. I am currently looking at my options to make this a reality! Very exciting!
Thanks for stopping in and reading my About Me Page. Have a wonderful day!
Angela (founder of Your Aromatherapy Store)
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I am not an authority when it comes to medical issues and I would strongly recommend a visit to your doctor if you are experiencing a serious medical problem.