For the last few months, a group of local women has banded together to organise a special event in the Northern Illawarra.
Be Her Freedom has become an annual ‘must-attend’ on the local social calendar, raising money to help fight human trafficking-which is a far bigger problem than you could imagine!
This year’s event will be at Headlands Hotel in Austinmer on November 11. Tickets details are HERE
One of the organisers is Melissa Gale.
And Liss has a nose for business.
She’s drawn on her experience as a massage therapist and her training in holistic health care to create “I Am Aromotics’, a wonderful range of aromatherapy products- including Beard Oil!
So if you know someone with an itchy beard, or you suffer from ‘there’s no way I’m kissing that’- rest easy because there’s a cure!
Turns out all you need is a bit of I Am Aromatics Beard oil!
Liss says she’s speaking from experience. “My husband has a beard so I understand the issues that come with facial hair,” she says. “I have put together this Beard Oil which has no chemicals (and manly, earthy aromas). It’s designed to encourage hair growth and help with the maintenance of a facial mane!”
Liss says the oil is great if you’re trying to establish a beard, but it’s also great for hairy men because it helps with dandruff and (gulp) fungal issues.
Liss says while she loves what she does, starting her own business has been a steep learning curve.
“It’s tough,” she says. ” You have to multitask, squeeze every second out of the day, and believe wholeheartedly in what you’re trying to achieve.”
“Running my own business is harder than I thought it would be,” says Liss. “Its more involved. There are more hats to wear and I have had a lot to learn in a short space of time. I’ve had to muddle my way through web design, social media and meeting demands, but I’m loving every minute.”
She’s doing all that- PLUS she always smells great!
‘I am Aromatics’ aromatherapy range is designed to revitalise, rejuvenate and relax, using the healing powers of essential oils.
She has created incredible oils, bath salts, perfumes, and of course, beard oils!
A massage therapist, Liss says she’s always incorporated the healing powers of scent into her practice.
“I loved the impact of oils,” she says, “but wanted to reach people on a broader scale than one client at a time,” she says.
Liss says aromatherapy can help you wake up in the morning, it can break down allergens in the home, clear out micro-organisms and balance you when you’re stressed.
“Our olfactory system responds to and triggers emotions, feelings and memories,” says Liss. “So oils can help you heal and they can help you unlock deep-seated problems.”
I Am Aromotics is available from Coal Coast Organics, Thirroul Healing Centre, Harmony Naturopathics, Salt Collective and Thirroul Cellars of via Facebook.