Escents Aromatherapy was started in 1992 with a small retail cart in Vancouver and a maxed out credit card. The founder, Jacqui MacNeill fell in love with aroma at the age of 23 after she chanced upon a little boutique that sold essential oils and aromas. Driven by her passion to create product that would impact people’s lives she began custom blending her own scents and selling handmade, quality products at a 4×10 kiosk and when she had built a loyal customer base – Escents was born.
Inspiration, entrepreneurial spirit and passion have been the solid foundation of Escents for 22 years. Together with her husband, John, she continues to build on her dreams. The business has expanded internationally to reach people around the globe through the sourcing of pure essential oils. Escents meticulously crafts the finest aromas to help people feel great, naturally, rejuvenate the mind, and relax the body. Whether it’s a romantic date, a relaxing evening, or a casual weekend outdoors, Escents offers a full range of quality products to make your life experiences unforgettable. Jacqui is a Certified Aromatherapist and in her role as Chief Executive Officer, Jacqui leads the 100+ employee team while being a dedicated mom to three growing boys.
Escents are about so much more than aromatherapy oils, for example:
I love this beautiful aromatherapy pendant, the herbal eye pillows and their plug-in car diffuser.
One of the things I like most about the Escents website is that it is not just about selling you their product. There is a great deal of information about how aromatherapy works, how to create custom blends and home and, importantly, a section on contraindication. For me that is the mark of a company that in genuinely concerned about it’s customers – they provide details of when you should not use their products.
I am a big fan of their Sweet Orange essential oil, which I used in an unscented lotion base to massage my son when he had colic. It also helped me feel better after giving him a massage and I found out afterwards that it is strongly anti-depressant . I also buy their unscented products, which are designed for you to blend your own oils into but which I love for our eldest son who cannot cope with any kind of fragrance.
If you are new to aromatherapy I cannot recommend Escents highly enough. They are helpful and supportive and really guide you through what might be right or wrong for you. If you are experienced in the use of aromatherapy they are also THE place to go. All of the supplies you could ever need and staff that are knowledgeable and a joy to communicate with.
Recently I was diagnosed with Ménière’s disease – an inner ear disorder that causes vertigo. Some of the recommended coping strategies are meditation, yoga and relaxation. So I have my eye on this- the integrated stress relief set which includes:
- Stress Relief Inhaler
- Stress Relief Roll-on
- Stress Relief Bath Bomb
- Stress Relief Aroma Blend
- Ultramist Ultrasonic Diffuser
Escents even provide videos detailing their products and providing further instruction if nesecerry.
In this case the integrated stress relief kits is accompanied on the website by this video:
From Aromatherapy roll-ons and inhalers to diffusers, reed diffusers and home aroma mists. Pure Soy Soy Candles, bath bombs, handmade soaps, bath salts, bath oils and body scrubs Escents have so much to choose from. For example here are a few of the wonderful gift sets and baskets they have:
Products are available from http://www.escentsaromatherapy.com/