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After a Scentsational Career, What's Next?

I look forward to sharing with you my knowledge, so please check-in periodically as I continue to expand my Blog.  Cheers Sandra


Will I write a book on Aromatherapy? Nah ...


Dozens of folks have suggested to me over the years that I ought to write a book on the subject and industry that I know so well, however in my opinion that would be futile. All you have to do is search Amazon, Indigo and Abebooks and you'll discover that there are thousands of publications, not to mention millions of results when you Google Aromatherapy.

The market is saturated and unfortunately riddled with misconstrued and convoluted information purported by those who are ill-qualified, sales persons, bloggers and even those who work in health care.

For those who are working in, or interested in the field of aromatherapy or product formulation with essential oils, the two most important books (which I have devoured thoroughly) which ought to be in your collection are by Robert Tisserand and Dr. Maria Lis-Balchin.


Robert Tisserand has over 40 years of experience as an author, educator, researcher and consultant; not-to-mention he has an exceptional online presence at the Tisserand Institute.

Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand & Rodney Young

Maria holds degrees in biochemistry and zoology, with many years of experience in medical research in the areas of neuropsychiatry, neurological diseases and toxicology and spent 25 years researching the bio-chemistry of essential oils.​​​​​​​​​​

Aromatherapy Science by Maria Lis-Balchin

My career as an Aromatherapist and Shopkeeper has been quite literally scentsational. I appreciate all of the support that I have received over the years from my clients, followers, friends and lovers of scent.


I look forward to sharing with you my knowledge, so please check in regularly as I continue to expand my Blog.  Cheers Sandra

Write a Memoir ... YES

Throughout my life, my mother’s personality and emotions shifted––looking back I can see the patterns. For several years at a time she had high energy and was on top of the world. She was confident, well spoken, bright as a whip, professional and classy. Then she’d go through periods of lavish spending followed by a dip in her confidence, paying little attention to her attire and personal grooming. During these periods she was easily agitated and had no filters when interacting with family or colleagues. She would become reclusive and frequently called-in sick for work, yet she was an accomplished analyst and policy writer for one of Ontario's largest Crown Corporations. 


During the height of her career from 1989 - 1998 in order to quell her anxiety she produced over 150 pieces of art.
Now that all the family secrets have surfaced, it all makes sense. The depression, anxiety, addiction, suicide attempts––she was brilliant, extremely driven, and suffered terribly.

For the last five years I have spent a great deal of time journalling events that occurred during my life in conjunction with the trauma that my mother endured during her childhood through to her death at the age of 77. This is the project that I am focussed on now.

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