Nature’s Gift evolved out of my love for the essential oils. I started out, in the mid 80’s, dabbling with fresh and dried herbs. Enjoyed that...but an apartment without even a very sunny window to grow my own, buying other people’s dried herbs did not seem the way to go.
Somewhere in the process of using herbs (perhaps for potpourri?) I bought some essential oils. I was, and still am, totally in awe of their healing, balancing power, first physically, but on a deeper level, emotionally. I read every book and article on the subject I could find (precious few in the 80’s and early 90’s), and started experimenting. Bless my friends and family for playing guinea pig during that stage! Friends started saying “I want to pay you for this. And then “you ought to sell this; people need to be able to buy it!” And so Nature’s Gift was borne. Since then, my “self-taught” status has been “corrected” by more formalized education, and through the generous spirits of many mentors.