My name is Heike and I live in Brooklyn, NY. For many years I worked in Corporate America until I decided to quit my job to change my life around. I wanted something more meaningful and emotionally fulfilling. I studied Forensic Psychology (BA), have Masters in Clinical Social Work (MSW), and am a Certified Hypnotherapist and Distributor for Young Living Essential Oils. Currently I am studying Kinesiology with the focus of relieving trauma from Body and Mind.
Changing careers, living in uncertainty was extremely stressful for me yet I found that essential oils helped me to relax and let go of all the fears I was holding on to. Essential Oils became a staple part of my life. I use essential oils daily for different benefits. I rub them into the soles of my feet, into my wrists, neck, and wherever I feel I need them.
A few years ago, I became interested in making my own body creams because I find that there are too many chemical ingredients in commercialized creams. So I set out and learned how to make my own body products and I incorporated the benefits of the essential oils. I now make products that are free of any additives or preservatives. Vitamin E is a natural preservative that I put in all my products. In addition, many essential oils have anti-bacterial properties thus eliminating the need for chemicals that prevent the product from going rancid or bad. A one-ounce cream lasts for about 1-2 months depending on usage. The shelf-life of a homemade cream is about 3 months. So, a new idea was born and from that point onward, I threw away my commercially bought body products and used my own. I give creams and scrubs away as gifts and I sell the products online as well as through word-of-mouth through my friends.
I created my own brand under the name of Lavenora. Lavenora's philosophy is to
Next to that, I am blogging on a weekly basis about Aromatherapy, homemade & natural Skin Care, and Wellness. My blog is called Mind & Body Works (formerly Naturally) in case you are interested in reading about various topics that I find online, in newspapers, or that I learned about.
I always will be available for questions & comments. Further, I would love if you would share your experiences with me and therefore with all the other readers. Post your questions under General Discussion under Resources.
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