Our journey began several years ago when we started to search for products to help us relax at the end of the day. We both had busy and successful corporate jobs, but they also came with a lot of stress. Add in taking care of the kids and household chores, and we were starting to really feel the strain. Interrupted sleep and headaches seemed to plague us, and when added to a general feeling of sluggishness, even first thing in the morning, we knew that we needed to find a way of helping us to unwind each day.
We tried exercise and workouts and then flipped over to meditation and mindfulness time, and even though these helped, we still never felt totally relaxed. We knew that we didn't want to go down the medication route; we just needed an extra helping hand.
After what seemed like weeks of research on the internet, we found an article about essential oils. Now I have to say that I was more than a little skeptical, I really wasn't convinced how they might help us. Still, I continued with my research, and then I found the results from some scientific papers that had identified the benefits of using lavender oil as being helpful for stress and in getting a good night's sleep. I was amazed but also totally intrigued. Inspired to learn more, my research continued, and I found more and more articles, which all seemed to suggest that there were some real tangible benefits to using essential oils.
So, we were then faced with trying to work out how to use the oils in the most effective way. We discovered that the best way of reaping the benefits seemed to be through inhalation via an oil diffuser. We learned that this involved adding water to an inner tank in the diffuser and then adding in several drops of the oil. Once the diffuser is plugged in, the humidifying vapors are then released from the top. Armed with the knowledge of how it worked, we then began the search for the aroma diffuser that would work for us.
We tried finding a diffuser locally but didn't have much success in our small town, and so we headed back to yet another trawl of the internet. Once more, we searched for hours and spoke to lots of people for help and advice. Eventually, we found a diffuser which worked really well, but to be honest, it really didn't look the best. It didn't fit in with our home decor and was the kind of thing you hid away when friends came to visit! We quickly began to realize that we couldn't be the only ones who were searching for something a little bit different, something which offered form as well as function.
Finally, the oil diffuser, ugly as it was, and the essential oils arrived, and it wasn't long before we were converted! Just as it had stated in the research paper, we had read months before, we found that lavender created a whole atmosphere of relaxation. No more feeling stressed about the day's events or even the day to come. Suddenly we were getting a good night's sleep and waking up feeling ready to face the new day.
We then began to experiment with other oils and discovered that if we used peppermint oil when I could feel a headache starting, it just seemed to melt away. My teenage daughter found that using frankincense really lifted her spirits when she was feeling stressed about her school exams. Never done with my research, I found out that a published study from The Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, had identified that frankincense
relaxes the mind, precisely what my daughter had experienced!
One of the great advantages we found was that the oil diffuser could easily be moved from room to room as needed. Before we invested in a second one, my daughter could take ours up to her room to use, and then we could easily unplug and move it across to our bedroom for lavender-filled sleep time.
We also experimented with using the essential oils in a specially designed cool-mist humidifier and a personal humidifier. These were perfect for the drier air we found when on vacation in a colder part of the country and meant we didn't need to miss out on our daily essential oil experience!
It hadn't taken long for us to be converted from being total skeptics to singing the praises of essential oil diffusers to anyone who would listen! It was then a very logical and natural step for us to take to see how we could share our experiences with other people.
From those initial searches and from not being able to easily find the products we wanted we formed this business. We wanted to help our customers avoid what we'd had to do, spending endless hours of searching the internet for the right products. We'd also accumulated a whole swath of research and information that we wanted to share.
Months of research then followed as we tracked down manufacturers from all across the world who were able to produce a top-quality essential oil diffuser. But that was just the start of the journey because we also wanted to offer a one-stop-shop whereby clients could also find the best essential oils. We knew that we wanted to make life easier for our clients than it had been for us. And so, it began!
We've now been in business for some time, and that has provided us with the opportunity to work hard and identify the most effective ways in which we can offer excellent service for our customers.
We aim to create a positive experience for every customer that we come into contact with. For that to happen, we know that we need to work hard every day to be an organization that operates with total integrity and transparency. Good enough is never good enough; we're always looking for ways in which we can grow and improve. We are completely committed to being a company that encourages trust and which values our customers.
Our Company Values
It's important for us to have company values on which we can base all of our day to day work as we look to share our knowledge and experience with our customers.
We are honest and truthful in all aspects of what we do. When we are faced with decisions that we find challenging, and when we have to make hard choices, we still do the right thing.
We know that by carrying out each action with honesty, it fosters trustworthiness within our team, with our clients, and in our dealings with others. We believe that working with integrity should never be optional or restricted to a particular situation. It is the foundation of the relationship we have with our customers and suppliers.
We know that being resourceful is a mindset; it helps us to achieve challenging goals or find our way when there seem to be immovable boundaries. We are passionate about overcoming obstacles, even when it seems impossible.
We are creative and work collaboratively with those around us to find innovative solutions for our clients. We always aim to find ways of helping our customers find the right products that will make a difference in their lives.
We always aim to develop relationships that will make a positive difference in the customer experience. We are passionate about our business and the products we provide. With this in mind, we are committed to finding ways to help our customers experience the significant benefits that we know come through the use of essential oils.
Commitment to Sustainability and the Environment
We want everyone to be able to choose products that have lower levels of impact on the world in which we live. We believe that companies should make it easier to live well while also caring for the environment.
While we may not be able to save the world on our own, we are passionate about making a difference. We look for ways in which we can reduce our environmental footprint and the impact that our business may have, and we commit to doing that every single day. We work closely with both our suppliers and our shipping companies to ensure that they also share our values. By supporting organizations like us that share your passion for sustainability, we can make a difference.