Aromatherapy Shoppe!


Check out our products at Honest Aromas and  !! Remember, we also create custom blends for all of your therapeutic needs, by a Certified Aromatherapist!

We had a loyal customer contact us over the weekend to tell us that she lent her Arthritis Pain Blend to her husband while they were traveling. She reported that, he slept soundly all night with out pain waking him up! This is one of many positive testimonies we receive at Honest Aromas!

Aromatherapy can be a great way to start implementing self-care and margin into your life. The measures you take toward health or choose not to take affect you! We care about you: Spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally and we are walking this path of wholeness with you. We want to hear from you today!

Aromatherapy Tips!


Nothing is a silver bullet,  but every shift you make toward health supports your holistic big picture. Essential Oils and Aromatherapy are a wonderful and fun way to support all over health! Although essential oils have a fragrance, they are not fragrance oils. They have natural chemical components that support your emotions and your immune system and there is much scientific research to back that up!

Honest Aromas is all about using essential oils safely! Always use essential oils in a carrier for ultimate safety! A carrier is anything that you mix the essential oil into before application. In your diffuser, the carrier would be the water that you place the drops into. Diffusing is the safest method of using essential oils!

Other carriers that could be used are; Coconut oil, Jojoba oil, Hemp seed oil, Shea butter, Vitamin E, Epsom salt, sea salt, sugar, etc. The carrier puts a protective barrier between your skin, it can help with a fast or slow absorption rate and the carrier, many times, adds an extra therapeutic value!

Here is a great dilution rate rule of thumb:

Method and Dilution Card

Here is an easy recipe for you to try!

Calming lotion:

Blend 5-6 drops Lavendula angustifolia  into 1 ounce of an unscented lotion. Blend well with a glass mixer or baby spoon. Smooth on your hands, wrists, ankles and feet to de- stress your evening and support sleep. Enjoy!

We hope this has been a helpful tid-bit and we are always happy to help in any way we can! We are available for classes and presentations for your home or office. Shoot us an email anytime- we want to hear from you!







Thank You For Celebrating With Me!


I told you last week that I was reorganizing my website to include my personal and business expansion into Life Coaching! Well it is finished, and I am excited to share that information with you!!

You will find more information about my new Coaching venture AND the link to Honest Aromas at: !

I believe it captures the heart and passion that I have for helping people and moving them forward in life toward wholeness! Jessica at The Painted Square has done an amazing job! This has been a time of exhilaration and exhaustion for me! I was motivated through my Life Coach, Bill Cox, to accelerate my Certification process. He asked me to consider what I was waiting for in terms of moving forward with Certification and then coaching others myself? I really had no reason that I could think of to hold off, but I certainly had not planned  on basically starting a new business this summer! I have started and have already had clients reach out to me to begin the Coaching Process! I plan to continue to build my certifications and become even more specialized in the area of Spiritual Director.

I have proved to myself that I am not stuck and I am not living in old mentalities that have not served me well through out my life! I am moving forward and growing into the person that God has created me to be in deeper ways.

I know the plans I have for you…to give you a future and a hope.‘ Jeremiah 29:11

Thank you for walking  with and supporting me through all of my journeys and thank you for continuing to listen to my musings. I want to encourage you to take that step forward today into that healthy risk that you have been tossing around! There are fears and negative voices that will talk you right out of  your dreams and keep you where you are. But I can tell you that fear is not faith and there are people who are out there, waiting for your help and who need you!  I am walking this path of wholeness with you, I want to encourage you and would love to hear from you today!

Have a blessed weekend<3


Honest Aromas Classes!


Honest Aromas has had a record number of classes this year! Our Intro to Aromatherapy class leaves students feeling like they’ve learned important information, no matter what level of aromatherapy knowledge they had before. The feedback has been amazing.

Often we see people hesitant to sign up for one of our classes. They’ve been to a big-name, multi-level-networking essential oil “class” before, only to come away so disappointed because it was really just a heavy sales pitch. They ask us, “Is your thing really a class, or are you just trying to sell something?”

I assure them that this is a class that they will definitely learn a lot from. Our classes aren’t just dry and academic; they’re hands-on and, if we say so, pretty fun! Each one of our students has been overjoyed after a two and a half-hour session.

In our classes, you will get a brief history of aromatherapy. You will also gain understanding in the chemical makeup of essential oils, as well as their safe use. Then you will put your knowledge to the test, creating your own blends with a certified aromatherapist (yours truly) on hand to answer any questions!

Sessions range from $25-$35 a class depending on the goal. We can also custom design a class for your needs.

Book your class by sending us a line at! We want to hear from you today!




Shop Updates!

Hello everyone!

We hope you’re enjoying your week!


As you may know, we’ve been making changes with our business and website, streamlining our products and services, and of course the visual aspect of our online presence.

We’ve worked hard to make getting to know us and what we do a simple, joyful process! That’s why we’re excited to show you our new and improved shop section, which you’ll find on the top bar of the screen. We’re working through Paypal to let you order online, and we’d appreciate any feedback you may have! Send us an email or give us a call and let us know what you think!

Don’t forget—we are still offering consultations for the Fall 2016 season! Sign up to learn more about all the benefits aromatherapy can offer.

How can we help you today?

Custom Made

One of my favorite things about aromatherapy is the fact that it’s so customizable! Unlike over-the-counter medicines, aromatherapy can be tailored to fit your unique needs.


We’ve talked about our custom-made aromatherapy blends before, but I can’t resist to keep sharing :). A custom-made blend is a cost-effective solution that packs a punch! A carrier here, a few drops of several powerful oils there, and voila, you have a personalized blend made to fit your particular health lifestyle!

Mixing up your signature blends my favorite thing to do as an aromatherapist! I love chatting with customers and getting to know their health needs as I craft a holistic remedy just for them. As a certified aromatherapist, I have access various lotions and carrier oils and a huge variety of essential oils to find the perfect balance.

Are you interested in trying a custom blend? I can make you a personalized sample and tweak it until you have what you need. Contact us for more information!

What questions can we answer today?


Sleep Tight!

Hello all! We hope you are staying cool while summer makes its final, sweltering appearance!

Today we’re sharing an oil that’s an old favorite, although it’s recently become a new favorite. Enter Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile)!


We’ve covered Roman chamomile on the blog before, and we’ve always loved it’s soothing properties. But in the past year we’ve grown to love it even more! It’s amazing if you experience insomnia. Many of our customers get it in an inhaler so they can easily use it before bed time or any other time they need to calm down. While lavender (angustifolia) is often touted as the essential oil to use for sleep, Roman chamomile is as good, if not better, at calming the mind and sedating the body. It also does not have as strong a scent as lavender, which appeals to many people. I once almost fell asleep in a meeting just by using some chamomile lotion!

If you’re interested in trying some Roman chamomile, give us a call! While the price of a bottle of chamomile essential oil is a great value, there can be a little sticker shock. However, we can blend some in lotion, put it in a smaller bottle, or make up an inhaler if you don’t want to commit to a whole bottle. It doesn’t take much oil to make a difference, and we know you’ll love all the ways Roman chamomile can boost your health and well being!

What can we make for you today?

Aromatherapist vs. Aromatherapy

Hello friends!

Today we want to talk a little bit about the benefits of utilizing the skills of an aromatherapist versus simply using aromatherapy.


The difference might seem inconsequential; aromatherapy by nature is a do-it-yourself method of staying healthy. And it is! Which is one of our favorite things about it.

But did you know that the knowledge and resources of a certified aromatherapist can be even more helpful in empowering you to take charge of your health?

Yes, you can buy an essential oil that’s good for the nagging joint pain you’ve been dealing with, and yes, it can be immensely helpful. But only an aromatherapist knows the chemical intricacies of every essential oil, and whether the full properties of every oil are best for your specific needs. Essential oils have many uses beyond what they’re primarily “good for”!


We’ve talked about consultations on the blog before, and we’re currently working on modifying our business in order to focus Honest Aromas toward a more personalized model. Why? Because we believe a personal, one-on-one interaction with a certified aromatherapist is the best for your health. It’s what made me want to pursue aromatherapy in the first place! I love meeting with a client, learning about who they are, what they do, and what they need, and crafting a one of a kind essential oil blend that fits them. I’ve done this for many clients already, with amazing results!

As an aromatherapist, not only do I have the more specific knowledge about every essential oil that a specialized aromatherapy practice requires; I also have the resources to find the more rare, expensive essential oils and carriers that will be perfect for specific health concerns. The blends I can make are far from cookie-cutter health solutions!

Of course, you might not be interested in a full-blown health consultation, but I am always available for any questions you may have about aromatherapy, from the most basic to the more complicated. Give us a call or send us an email, or visit us on Facebook and Twitter to get fast, reliable information on the amazing world of aromatherapy. There is so much more to holistic health than meets the eye, and we love to be able to share it with you!

And don’t forget to stop by the Oil City Farmer’s Market from 9-4 today. Fall is fast approaching, which means our summertime Farmer’s Market days are coming to a close!

What question do you have for us today?

Only For You!

These days, it’s easy to get what you need. Products line the shelves of every grocery store, pharmacy, or mall. We have something for everything, and everything for something.

20160314_093122However, the fact that our society runs on mass-produced products means that while getting what you need is convenient (and usually cheap), it also means that you lose a personalized aspect to whatever you’re consuming. The clothes you wear, the cold medicine you take, and the items in your home are likely the same ones used by thousands of people.

Of course, sometimes this is just a necessary part of modern life. But it’s still nice to get a more personalized treatment every so often, which is why we love small businesses. The experience of getting to know and invest in the people in your community, while benefiting yourself, is invaluable.

That’s why we also love catering to each individual client’s needs. While we love each of our ready-made products, which we’ve taken great care to blend and market, sometimes a customer needs a little extra something to really boost their health.

Enter custom blends! If you have a specific health issue that you’re trying to deal with, or even if one of our proprietary blends needs to be weaker or stronger to suit your personal needs, let us know! We offer consultations where Julia can asses what the best blend of essential oils is for you.

Of course, if you ever have any questions, let us know! Call us, email us, or stop by the Oil City farmer’s market on Mondays and Thursdays.We want to hear from you!