Origin Story

Botanical Therapy was founded in December of 2014, but the goal of helping people by making natural remedies began long before that.  It all started with my father. Like most, he suffered from various aches and pains. And like any daughter, I wanted to help.

One day I came across a post on Facebook showing someone’s natural healing salve. I immediately got excited and began researching which natural remedies would work for my dad. The first book I purchased was Stephanie Tourles’ book titled “Hands-On Healing Remedies.” For any budding aromatherapist or herbalist, this is a must have for your personal library.

When I fully realized the simple yet powerful healing power of plants, I began to understand the need for mankind to return to taking care of our needs with the help of essential oils and herbs. Thus began my journey to advocate for natural remedies.

I dove into the internet and looked at various websites for recipes, ingredients and references. A chat with a previous co-worker led to a local store that carried many of the ingredients and an excellent supply of books. More reading led to more discoveries. Such as how the effectiveness of natural remedies is affected by the freshness of the product. Wanting the best for my dad, I decided to make the salve myself.

What ensued next were many trips to various stores to build my inventory of essential and carrier oils, herbs, more books, mixing bowls and just about one of everything on the shelves. My father was quite willing to try out the fruits of my mixing bowl and provide feedback. A coworker heard that I was making natural remedies and asked for help with a malady. Word spread. As I grew comfortable with the recipes and taught myself more of what each essential oil does, I enrolled in an aromatherapy program and began to formulate my own recipes. 

I was making natural remedies. The remedies were making people feel good. That was making me feel good.  Thus came that decisive moment in any origin story.

In a leap of faith, I left a full time job of 5 years to launch BotanicalTherapy.com on March 27, 2015. Since then I’ve been making natural remedies and providing advocacy through Kitchen Cupboard Underground, my bi-weekly blog, to reintroduce people to natural wellness and home remedies. In the near future I’ll be providing workshops so people can experience hands-on how to make natural wellness items. 

So that’s the origin of Botanical Therapy. More importantly, it’s another example of someone finding what they’re supposed to do with their life – and grabbing onto it with both hands. You know the story. Now it’s time for you to create your own.  If you know what you’re supposed to do, but you’re not doing it, find a way. Yep, there’s that list of responsibilities; work, school, bills that might slow you down.  But don’t let that list stop you, find a way. 

If you haven’t found your calling yet, go look for it. Talk to people, try new things, explore. When you find it, don’t let anyone talk you out of it.  

You have a gift, find it, share it. 

Until next time, discover your origin story.


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