The What and Why Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hm5Gx1NfWmo

 

 

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How My Business Started at A Festival On A Summer Day

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I am sitting here in the sun of my bedroom window, listening to the melody  of the birds and taking in the cool, cleansing air of the morning.

I have a lot to do today. I will be going downstairs to my lab to blend oils for an order that was placed by a local store that I would like to ship today. I will also be creating and organizing all of the products I will be taking to my first festival of the season!

When I received my certification in Aromatherapy three years ago, my daughter suggested that we launch out in business by offering my knowledge at one of my favorite Herb Festivals. I blended a bunch of products that I felt were successful through the case studies that I was responsible to conduct while in school, and she went to work on branding my business! I was hoping I would sell something, and was hoping I could engage someone with my interest and passion in holistic health, I was not prepared for what followed!

 

To date, The Herb Festival in Cook Forest, PA, is one of my most successful festivals! That first festival three years ago showed me that I had something people were interested in investing in, but there is a whole other perspective. I was not just an Aromatherapist, or business owner, I became a fellow vendor! It is an exciting and, at times, exhilarating position. I could not have considered what amazing networking would take place and the friendships that would blossom through this experience. This experience has been a whole new facet and extension of what makes Julia, Julia!

…And the Attendees! I have met so many people, heard so many stories, and connected in ways that have built a caring customer base and vehicle to teach the chemistry of Aromatherapy. I would not be able to sell things that I didn’t believe in, just for the sake of selling. I care about people and I want to help them in ways that I can, and that is the heart behind Honest Aromas.

This particular venue is my favorite. I love the woods, I get grounded in the forest, there is a part of me that awakens and becomes alive! I love the smell of moss and earth, the fragrance of silty creeks and rivers, and the utter calm walking under hemlocks.  And many of the people who attend the festivals that I participate in are just my kind of people! They are, by and large, interested in health, natural entrepreneurs and creative souls…my tribe!

 

So, this morning I have an anxious excitement! I have a lot to prepare for and a transition to make from school mode into festival mode. This season has less accountability and more flexibility, but I need to kick up my self government to get necessary things done! I thank you all for your support and patronage, thank you for contributing to my personal and business growth, and  I look forward to seeing and meeting you this summer at the Honest Aromas tent!

We Want to Hear From You!

These past few months have been busy for us at Honest Aromas. Life stuff and business stuff come together to change us and make us pretty preoccupied in the process. 🙂

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We’re faced with a lot of questions on where the company should go, what it should look like, and what it should do.

We try to decide whether to follow certain opportunities or look for ones that haven’t popped up yet.

In the midst of this process, we’d love to hear from YOU, our valued readers and customers! What do you like about Honest Aromas? What don’t you like? What would you suggest? What would you ask?

Part of business, especially small business, is getting a feel for what your client base needs.Our desire is to offer the best possible holistic-based aromatherapy care that we can. We want to create a community that thrives on knowledge and encouragement. How do you think we could better achieve that goal?

Leave a comment at the end of this post, or send us an email or find us on Facebook. We’re always looking for ways to better improve your experience as our reader and customer. Let’s work together to make Honest Aromas the best it can be!

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Store Highlight: Meadville

Hello everyone! I hope you are enjoying your week!

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Today I want to highlight our location in Meadville! We offer a large selection of Honest Aromas products at Paul Hess Studios inside the @The Bank Building. You can find your favorite item there, from inhalers to oil blends to clay diffuser necklaces! We just delivered the largest shipment of assorted essential oils, so they are stocked and ready for you to browse.

Stop by 940 Park Avenue in Meadville, and be sure to take a look at the other items Paul Hess has! It is a truly unique shop full of wonderful items.Inquire about up coming Aromatherapy Classes, too! Enjoy your visit!

Have you ever been to one of our store locations? We sell Honest Aromas at stores in Franklin, PA and Beaver, PA as well as our home office in Seneca, PA. Also find us online at shophonestaromas.com!

 

Happy Birthday!

Hello everyone; Hannah here.

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Today is my mom, Julia’s birthday! It’s crazy to think that a year ago today there was no Honest Aromas, no business, no blog. At this time in 2015 my mom simply had a plan to go to school for aromatherapy, and a dream to hopefully turn it into something big! It’s amazing how far she’s come in just a year, and I’m thankful to be a part of this endeavor!

So join me in wishing Julia a very happy birthday, and a congratulations in following her dreams! I’m proud of her and proud to be working with her.

Have a great first week of 2016 everyone!

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Here’s a bit of “Throwback Saturday” for you ;). This is from way back in June when we were a month into starting our business. Oh how we’ve grown! 🙂 This will hopefully answer questions you may have about aromatherapy. Of course, we are always open for additional questions!

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