I have been looking forward to posting this interview with Julie from Aromatique Essentials for quite some time & am glad to finally share it with you ♥
Ever since connecting with Julie early last year on Facebook I have been inspired by her happy, positive attitude and her passion for aromatherapy. I share that passion for aromatherapy so naturally I wanted to get to know Julie better…I hope you find this as interesting as I did!
Hello Julie, thank you for taking the time to talk to me. Tell us a little bit about yourself…where you live, your career/business, family…the things you love & that are important to you.
Hi Dee, thank you so much for this opportunity to share with you and your friends. Well, as you know I do love what I do and do what I love and that is ‘Aromatherapy’!
At present I am living in the Hunter Valley, NSW on a beautiful 40 acre property, we call it Paradise. I have 4 miniature horses, a Burmese cat, 5 chickens who produce scrumptious eggs and a cashmere bunny, all of whom I love having in my life.
I practice organic gardening combined with permaculture growing my own vegetables. Of course I have fragrant gardens as well, I simply choose not to be without fragrant flowers and plants, I love walking around Paradise breathing in the strong and delicate aromas that waft through the air, encircling you they evoke happy memories, bringing in peace, love and serenity. Our house runs on solar and we love the rain as it is our water supply.
What inspires you?
Life inspires me Dee, my daughter, my friends, people that are struggling and can still hold their heads up high, always wearing a smile on their faces. Being around beautiful people, having nature around me and more.
What are you passionate about?
Definitely life, my beautiful daughter, my animals and of course my business Aromatique Essentials where I get to work with beautiful living aromas gifted by nature herself!
How long have you been an aromatherapist? Where did you study?
I studied at Nature Care College, worked there as a student helper to pay for my fees, then I was employed there and then I lectured there!
I have been practicing for over 15 years here in Australia and have lectured in Aromatheapy for over 13 years’ Most of my time lecturing was at Nature Care College in St.Leonards, I spent 3 years at Australasian College of Natural Therapies and also lectured at Ella Bache’ for a couple of years. I love training and teaching and we always had so much fun! Aromatherapy is a very addictive and beautiful modality to have in our lives whether it be for business or personal use.
What was it that attracted you to this beautiful profession?
There are a few things that lead me to this beautiful industry. The power of beautiful smells, I wanted to do something that made a difference for a long time and just didn’t know what or where to find whatever it was. I have never been a nine to five person and dislike being tied to those hours. I also knew there was something out there waiting for me to tap into … I had my beautiful daughter and she was born with a congenital condition known as TOF ~ tracheoesophageal fistula and she was also diagnosed with chronic lung dis-sease. Without going into detail, I felt helpless and wanted to be able to support her more and sometimes orthodox medicine simply wasn’t enough. I would like to point out that I support orthodox medicine as it saved my daughter’s life. The beauty with aromatherapy and essential oils is that they can be used in conjunction with most medicines and they work on all levels, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Both Amy and I know very well that essential oils have been a huge support for her health and wellbeing for 17 years and will continue to be so.
What does “aroma” and smell mean to you?
Oh I so love beautiful aroma’s/smells I think that this quote by Helen Keller sums it up for me ~ “Smell is the potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived”
They mean support, love, joy, peace and life, Aroma’s make a difference!
Tell us about Aromatique Essentials?
Aromatique Essentials is my business baby. I specialise in creating personalised natural beauty products, personalised perfumes and therapeutic products for many conditions, for example skin conditions, women’s health, chronic illness in children especially respiratory conditions, men’s health and common emotional conditions such as depression, stress and anxiety. As you know Essential oils and Aromatherapy are now recognised as an excellent support for working with these conditions that many people experience on a daily basis. I also work with pets.
What do you most love about your business?
I love being a part of something that brings joy, peace, calm and supports and improves health and wellbeing to people on all levels. Also I have found that animals respond extremely well to natural therapies, especially my horses.
I love the smells, the freedom, being able to be creative with essential oils, working with people and supporting others. I am grateful to have discovered Aromatherapy for it truly is a wonderful world!
Any other plans, goals or aspirations you would like to share?
Yes I do! I am excited about a new range I have created ‘Ethereal’. This range is particularly close to my heart. It is spell binding and enchanting created to transport and transform you to the heart of your desires.
I am still writing my Ebook Titled ‘Aromatique Energetics’ which is a workshop that I run and decided to turn it into a book. I have had music written for visualisations throughout the book and it also contains a couple of videos. Coming soon, I keep saying that ..haha.
My other not so secret, secret… is that I have been working on a sister business called ‘Coco~Aroma’ and I am hoping to launch it before Christmas, we will see as I have much going on. I will let you stew over ‘Coco~Aroma’ for a bit … What I will tell you is that entails edibles and aromas!
So, can you see why I find Julie such an inspiration? “love what you do & do what you love” – what a great way to live your life ♥
Julie’s business Aromatique Essentials is the place to find your organic natural beauty products. She also sells Essential Oils and other Aromatherapy products for for many common conditions which can be personailsed to suit your specific needs. Be sure to head over to her website and check it out.
Julie, we look forward to hearing more about Coco~Aroma…..perhaps we can talk about it here next year!
Be Happy & Healthy, Dee