Living healthfully and in tune with nature is something I’ve always pursued. Maybe it comes from growing up in rural Lancaster County, with the sights and smells of farm life and the simple lifestyles of the Amish and Mennonites.
I started down the wellness road by teaching exercise classes at gyms and spas as a certified aerobics instructor and training college sports teams. As my interest in wholeness grew, I became certified in a variety of skin care techniques, focusing on those that used natural products and methods. My private practice opened in 2004 under the name Inshanti Wellness Spa.
I know, Inshanti is an unusual name. But it has pure and powerful roots. “Shanti” is an Indian word meaning “perfect peace.” I placed the “In” in front of it—in perfect peace. When my clients come to my spa—where, of course, they can also buy my pure essential oils—I want them to leave feeling a deep inner peace, a tranquility that allows them to face whatever life brings with confidence and joy.
It’s what I hope for you, as well, when you use Inshanti essential oils. I added the personally created oils to my repertoire in 2008. I wanted my clients to reap the benefits of essential oils that have been known for thousands of years. But I was disturbed to learn that so many oils get watered down with cheap oils or even contain synthetic scents. To be sure of what I was getting, I would have to study chemistry, anatomy, and physiology so I could create the blends myself!
I studied the science of essential oils and their therapeutic properties through the Aromahead Institute’sAromatherapy Certification Program approved by the National Association For Holistic Aromatherapy(NAHA) and the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA). I continued my studies in Aromahead’s Advanced Graduate Program, and to date I have completed over 400 hours of training there, which means I am Scholars’ Program Certified. And I kept on learning, training with world-renowned holistic medicine practitioners and chemists. Advanced Diploma in Aromatic Medicine from the ITHMA (Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy), London.
To ensure purity, every batch of essential oils that I receive is first tested through gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC/MS). The GC/MS report of the oil’s properties also allows me to blend them in precise proportions to create products that allow you to live “Inshanti”—in perfect peace.
Five of my favorite essential oil products:
As you can tell, my motto is “Never stop learning”! I look forward to sharing what I’ve learned with you through Inshanti Essential Oils.