I began pursuing a holistic, sustainable lifestyle in 1988 at age 23 on a certified organic farm/meditation center. When I was 27 my wife became pregnant, and I was determined to care for all of my family’s health needs. I began poring over books on herbalism, homeopathy and nutrition. Throughout these years each time I encountered essential oils, I intuitively pulled back, knowing these bottles contained potency that required knowledge before opening.
Upon meeting an aromatherapist in 2004, I felt the assurance that time had come for me to begin my journey with these “Genies in the Bottle”. After spending thousands of dollars on essential oils from around the world, I came back to herbalism’s second rule: “The medicine you need is always just a few steps away.” I knew being able to create essential oils myself with local plants would be beneficial on many levels. In 2008 I invested in a 50 gallon unit not knowing a lick about distillation or chemistry.
I have loads of hands-on, practical experience and a passion for wellness and health for myself and fellow human beings. I understood early in life “the Art of Living is to make Life your Art.”