My same friend told me that Mindy Green, who lived in Boulder, was putting on an event about making Christmas gifts with essential oils. I feel in love! I got so excited that I bought a bunch of stuff and started making the different products. I was feeling so good. So much so that I started getting rid of all the chemicals in my house – cleaning products. I had no idea how bad I felt until I started feeling better.
Awakening Spirit became an aromatherapy company and opened January 1, 1995.
I was very progressive back then in aromatherapy. Most people hadn’t heard of it or even how long aromatherapy had been around. I spent a lot of time educating people.
I started out by doing arts and craft shows all over Colorado. I had a different look and logo back then. I had a nature girl with bright colors and ribbons in her hair. I would wear pastels with ribbons in my hair. People used to follow me to my booth. It was really strange when I noticed that. It was a lot of fun – but hard work.
Sometimes I got lucky when someone saw something on TV and it was sitting on my table. It was during that time when I went to school to become certified in aromatherapy and really understand what I was getting into. My instructor was amazed at how intuitive I was with the oils. When we were asked why we chose the oils for our cases studies, I always said because I was told to use them! She was a nurse and that didn’t fly to well with her but it did scare her somewhat because it was so natural for me. She even mentioned it. Class was a lot fun.