My Fragrant Journey
Going down memory lane it feels like the universe had a hand in guiding and nudging me in a particular direction. Rather unknowingly that path has led me to the place I am today, with the most wonderful people around me. We often hear that only good luck brings you to the right place at the right time. I couldn’t agree more and would like to add that luck can be generated by sowing the right seeds in life.
While in college, I had the opportunity to spend time in a well-equipped fragrance laboratory and familiarize myself with natural and synthetic material from across the world. With all this at my disposal, I experimented with the wildest ideas in blending fragrances for the cosmetic and agarbatti industry. From here the journey took me through the different branches of alternative systems of medicine and healing.
Homeopathy, Bach Flower Remedies, Magnet Therapy, Pendulum Dowsing, Pyramid power, Herbal remedies, Hatha Yoga, “Heal Your Life” by Louise Hay and Mindfulness Meditation were some of the different systems I dabbled in. I found that applying a combination of these techniques helped in rendering relief for some of the issues people came to me with. But working with natural essential oils, understanding and using them to help people has come the easiest to me.
I am grateful to nature for giving me many opportunities that served as challenges and for the guidance to help me formulate different blends of essential oils to treat the many issues I’ve came across over the years. Often, I would ask friends or family if they had any physical or emotional issues and research those discomforts and finally making oil blends for them. Overtime we were able to develop blends to resolve issues such as sinusitis, gas and cramps, muscular and joint pain, sleep disorders, mood swings, PMS, migraine, acne and skin pigmentation, bringing relief to scores of people.
As there were no schools teaching Aromatherapy in India at the time and with no means for a formal training, essential oils took over my life, organically teaching me everything required to turn my passion into a profession. The oils enticed me with their exotic fragrances extracted from peels of fruits, leaves, roots, wood and the hypnotizing flowers. I fell in love with all the oils. In fact, any kind of smell in the environment was just a fragrance, without judgement of being bad or good. There was no looking back; we developed many products with pure essential oils in them. Synthetic perfumes were a complete no-no. All our products were loved by our clients for their fragrance, feel, and results.
Life did not stop there, it opened many doors of opportunity I had never imagined before. From a humble beginning in a shed in Mumbai to finally building a state-of-the-art manufacturing unit was a dream come true. Having patrons ranging from top Bollywood celebrities to contestants of Miss Mumbai beauty pageant, therapist from beauty industry and alternative medicine, all appreciating and using our products for last 17 years has been a great gift in this Journey with Fragrance for me.
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