Our Story - Standing Stone Wellness

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Our Story

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Welcome friends! I’m a Certified Aromatherapist (CAHP), reiki practitioner, and holistic nutrition enthusiast. I’ve served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists (CFA), and spent two years as the CFA President. As a business professional, I’m also a certified project manager (PMP).

As far back as I can remember, I have helped people to get to a better place in their lives. When I started Standing Stone Wellness, my focus was to help people cope with stressors. Too often stressors not only affect our health, but also affect those who surround us. Aromatherapy provides a natural means for us to de-stress, feel happier, and soothe discomforts such as muscle aches, sleep concerns, skin issues and more; all the while encouraging us to take time out to stop and smell the Rose Otto.

All of my products are small batch, hand-crafted products made without the “Dirty Dozen” toxic chemical additives as identified by David Suzuki, and the Toxic Ten ingredients identified by Environmental Defense Canada. I use natural butters and waxes. Wherever possible my raw ingredients are certified by Ecocert, and organic. Most fragrance comes from essential oils. All products are cruelty free. Treat yourself to award winning aromatherapy products. My Creamsicle Body Butter won first place in CertClean’s Clean Beauty Contest!

I love to read and research new topics. My wellness journey began long ago. I’ve tried many things that have helped me along the way, and I’m happy to introduce these ideas to others and maybe help them too. The movement toward a simpler, more natural way of living is growing. Become a part of our community and share your thoughts on living a happier, healthier, more natural life.

Interested in working with me? I present seminars on the safe use of essential oils, write blog posts for wellness companies, and provide private consultations for people with skin concerns. Use the Contact Us page to inquire about how Standing Stone Wellness can help you or your business.

Toxic chemicals often found in bath and body care products

All products through Standing Stone Wellness are free of the following chemicals:

Artificial Musks: can be found in products as a scent such as hair products or moisturizers

BHA & BHT: (butylated hydroxyanisole & butylated hydroxytoluene) – used as a preservative, can be found in moisturizers, makeup and some fragrances

Coal Tar Dyes: (p-phenylenediamine) - can be found in hair dye and coloured products

Formaldehyde releasing agents: (DMDM hydantoin, diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea, methenamine, quaternium-15 and sodium hydroxymethylglycinate) – can be found in hair products and cosmetics

Parabens: (methylparaben, butylparaben and propylparaben) – used as a preservative, can be found in some cosmetics and moisturizers

Petrolatum: (mineral oil jelly) – can be found in lip, skin and hair products

Phthalates: (DEP)– can be found in nail products and scented products

Silicone Chemicals: (cyclotetrasiloxane, cyclopentasiloxane, cyclohexasiloxane and cyclomethicone)  – can be found in hair products, moisturizers and cosmetics

Sodium Laureth Sulfate & Sodium Lauryl Sulfate: can be found in products that lather; shampoo, toothpaste and body wash

Triclosan: can be found in products referred to as antibacterial, such as antiperspirant or hand sanitizer