In celebration of Earth, Month Escents has decided to do something a little different this year. We are calling upon our customers to roll up their sleeves, get into their gardens and “Plant a Seed of Change”. For a limited time, we will be offering a variety of gardening goodies which bloom into beautiful wildflowers after they are planted—Seed Bombs, Matchstick Gardens and Plantable Postcards. 100% of the profit from these products will be donated to the Mtito Andei Community Project which aims to educate orphans and provides access to clean reliable water for the community of Mtito Andei, Kenya.
These cute little bombs are jam packed with seeds which when planted, sprout into a gorgeous wildflowers! You can plant them in a pot or garden or join the Gorilla Gardening revolution and use them to spruce up the not-so-pretty urban areas in your neighborhood.
Mail your friends and family an extra special note on these plantable cards—simply write, stamp and send. Plant the whole thing in a pot or garden or break a piece off to make smaller gardens. Makes a great addition to any gift.
These products are available at all Escents Aromatherapy retail stores while supplies last. They make great little gifts that not only support the green movement but also give back to a community in need. To learn more about the Mtito Andei Community Project, watch this video.
Posted by Shay Sinclair on 3/26/2013
In the middle of a bleak Vancouver winter, when it’s been raining steadily for two weeks with no end in sight, it can be hard to find any joy in the city’s soggy climate. Even though the evergreens – beneficiaries of all the rain – are beautiful, they’re only flashes of green in a flat grey landscape. When the seasons start to turn and flowers begin to appear (a cluster of bright purple crocuses, or budding daffodils waiting for a sunny day to bloom) there’s an old sense of relief; we’ve made it through another winter after all. Spring is on its way, and there will be flowers and sunlight.
With a little work, it’s easy to create a blooming, bustling flower garden of your own. Whether in planters on a windowsill or balcony, or spread out through your front yard, everybody can take part in adding some colour to the city.
The first step is to decide on a location. An ideal spot receives at least a few hours of direct sunlight daily, in order to make the most of Vancouver’s sometimes sporadic sunny days. If you don’t have a spot like this on your property, consider shade-loving plants or using planters that can be moved into sunnier areas as needed. For apartment dwellers with small balconies, hanging baskets don’t take up any space and can avoid the shade thrown by railings.
Different plants require different amounts of space, but a good rule is one plant per 3-4 inches in a container (giving you 3 or 4 plants in a 12 inch pot). If you only have a little space to work with, try trailing flowers (like the fuchsia) which will spill over the sides of the pot. Spacing in open gardens can be more complicated, but it’s always wise to give your plants plenty of room to grow.
If you’re new to gardening, starting with developed plants rather than bulbs is the easiest route. Avoid over-grown, straggly plants, particularly ones which seem too large for their container, as these may be root-bound and hard to transplant. Instead, look for evenly coloured leaves (yellow and black spots can indicate an unhealthy plant), soil that hasn’t drawn away from the sides of the container, and unopened flower buds.
Although most plants come with plastic markers outlining the plant’s needs, talking to staff at the garden center can help you decide which flowers will thrive in your chosen location, and what plants will need space to grow. They will also be able to help you in finding the right soil or fertilizer to give your new garden a head start.
Try to transplant your flowers on a mild day, as heat and rain can both make the task more difficult. Water the containers lightly, and leave them to drain for an hour or two before getting down to work. To plant pots, fill them approximately half-way with soil, then remove your plants from their containers and arrange them in their new home. Carefully fill the remaining spaces with soil; the goal is a flat finished surface. For an open garden, dig a wider hole than you think you need, and avoid ‘burying’ your plant by packing soil around its stem.
If your new plants look root-bound (a thick web of roots holding the shape of the container it was in), gently slash an X into the roots with a sharp knife before transplanting them.
Congratulations! You now have a flower garden of your own. Most flowers are forgiving to grow in such a mild climate, requiring only occasional fertilizing and watering once or twice a week during dry, hot spells. Watch out for over-watering, as well as pests such as aphids and slugs, and pinch off wilting flowers to encourage new growth.
Let us know some of your tips and tricks! We want to hear from you.
Most North Americans know us as the West Coast aromatherapy company in Vancouver. Did you know that Escents is one of the leading natural wellness and home fragrance brands in Taiwan, with a whopping 34 stores? And because of Taiwan’s close ties with China, it is customary for them to celebrate Chinese New Year!
This Chinese New Year is the year of the Snake, which is symbolic of progress, focus, discipline and attention to detail. The snake is the 6th sign on the Chinese Zodiac, which contains 12 animal signs. Interestingly, the Chinese believe that finding/keeping a snake in your house is a good omen that will keep your family protected from hunger. This year, celebrate Chinese New Year, with a FREE Red Rose Hand Repair when you spend $50 from within the Passionate line instore (offer varies online).
Sometimes it’s hard to show your sweetheart just how much you care. A box of cartoon valentines and a bag of cinnamon hearts might have been enough to woo a crush in third grade, but as adults all the usual sentiments and traditional gifts of Valentine’s Day can start to feel a little trite, no matter how heartfelt they might be.
Luckily, wherever there’s love there are endless ways of showing and celebrating it, on Valentine’s Day or any other. If those TRU LUV sugar hearts taste stale, why not try something new?
All across the world, the romantically-inclined are taking “you hold the key to my heart” literally. In the early 2000s, thousands of padlocks began appearing on Europe’s bridges and statues, each decorated with the names of a hopeful couple. The locks are thought to ensure faithfulness and a long future, and the new tradition has spread world-wide.
Since love and marriage go together like a – well, you know the rest – the 14th is a popular wedding date. In the Philippines, hundreds of couples are wed in themed “mass marriages”, while in Thailand some thrill-seeking couples say “I do” while bungee-jumping, sky-diving, or hanging from cliffs.
As a way of saying “I can provide for you”, gifts of food are timeless, but every culture has a different idea of what makes a romantic meal. In Cyprus, figs and honey are known as aphrodisiacs – and they should know, since Aphrodite herself rose from the waves near Cyprus in Greek mythology. Jamaican weddings, on the other hand, feature spiced fruitcake with lots of good rum; after the wedding, pieces of the heavy cake can be sent to loved ones who couldn’t make the ceremony.
For Germans, the usual Valentine’s gifts are accompanied by a regional specialty: giant gingerbread hearts, some strung with ribbon so that they can be worn around the neck like a particularly tasty necklace. And if you happen to be in Germany this February, don’t be hurt if your Valentine features a picture of a pig; seen as a symbol of luck and lust, the pig is often shown offering flowers or even dressed in lingerie!
But to the unhappily single, Valentine’s Day itself can seem like a personal insult. Maybe they should take inspiration from Guatemala, where the day celebrates amor y amistad — love and friendship. Close friends exchange flowers and chocolates, celebrating the love in a community rather than just the romantic variety.
And of course, there’s always a trip into the past. Victorian England loved to invest everyday things with plenty of romance and meaning; an entire courtship could theoretically take place just by the way a lady held her fan. But it’s the language of flowers that still holds the most sway: red roses say true love, an iris symbolizes good news, and yellow tulips tell of a hopeless romantic.
When people think of Valentine’s Day flowers they often think of Roses. Roses have always been the symbol of love because of their beauty and intoxicating scent. However, there is much more to a rose than the traditional clichés associated with passion and romance. For instance, the rose contains a special essential oil that can only be extracted with great care and love—yielding a fragrant natural substance that can be used for many purposes such as healing skin, aiding love and compassion as well as easing depression and anxiety. Escents Aromatherapy prides itself on sourcing its rose oil from some of the finest farms in the world.
Located in central Bulgaria, lies the rose valley—often known as the “Valley of Roses”—where the Bulgarian oil-bearing rose flourishes. The heavy, June rain fall and the bright sunshine, combined with the humid winds and cool nights create the perfect, temperate climate in which these delicate plants thrive. When the flowers are ready for harvest, each flower is picked by hand. Approximately 3,000 kilos of rose petals are needed to make one kg of rose oil. Meaning, about 30 blossoms are needed for just one tiny drop of oil—thus making it one of the most expensive oils in the world!
Once the petals are picked, the blossoms are sent to be distilled. The distillation process is quite complex; involving placing the blossoms and water in giant, copper stills. The stills are then fired for approximately one hour, allowing the water to vaporize—what's left is pure Rose Otto.
In Bulgaria, on the first Sunday in June, the city of Kazanlak starts the celebrations for the Festival of Roses. This fun filled event was held for the first time in 1903 and was intended to celebrate the harvest of this beautiful flower. Today, the festivities stretch out over a week, ending with a traditional beauty pageant where the most beautiful contestant is picked and crowned “Queen of the Roses”. It’s a wonderful festival that is symbolic of the lifestyle and culture of the Kazanlak region.
This October, Escents Aromatherapy is opening in three new locations! We'll be opening a brand new store on Robson St. as well as moving within the malls of our Richmond and Park Royal locations! Stay tuned for more information.
Come party with us this Saturday at our Commercial Dr. and Victoria locations! We'll be offering refreshments, appies, samples and prizes! Learn about our blending program and the latest on all of our Essential Oils and Aroma Blends. Plus, we're offering 20% off Escents products at those locations only.
Save the Date! You are invited to our 20th Anniversary Celebration at our Main St.(4385 Main St. Vancouver) and Willowbrook Shopping Centre (Unit-422-19705 Fraser Hwy. Langley) locations! Saturday June 23rd from 2 to 6pm.
Come by for some snacks and refreshments. We'll be offering complimentary aromatherapy consultations, prizes, giveaways and....20% off storewide (in the Main St. and Willowbrook Shopping Centre locations - not available online).
20 years have brought us so far, and we want to share it with you!
Posted by Shay Sinclair-Sales Associate on 6/4/2012
It’s easy for children to find the right gift for Father’s Day. A homemade card and a heartfelt craft project do the trick when we’re young, but as we grow it can become a challenge to find just the right present for those special men in our lives. After all, one man can only wear so many novelty ties before the novelty begins to wear off.
For those weary gift-givers, we might just have the answer here at Escents. Whether it’s an uplifting shower gel for dad or some natural wellness for the health-conscious husband, we have fresh ideas for everyone.
It’s hard to go wrong with a bright, citrusy shower gel like Rejuvenating (bergamot and grapefruit) or Renewal (lime and eucalyptus). On hot days they’re the perfect companion for a refreshing shower, and on dreary, rainy days they remind us that a sunny day is always on the horizon. Osmanthus is another popular choice for men, with subtle, traditionally masculine oils like lemon and cedar leaf.
This year the first day of summer falls only three days after Father’s Day and the bright days ahead call for some happy preparation. Our Solar Defender Sunscreen is SPF 30 comes in a non-greasy zinc formula that rubs in with no residue or fuss, and our Summer and Renewal Deodorants use antibacterial oils (like rosemary, lemon, and tea tree in Summer) to keep everyone smelling fresh even on the hottest days. To refresh the skin, Pure & Simple Cleansing Lotion is a face wash and toner combo for men on the go.
Even men like their spaces to smell great, and our Breeze, Green Forest, and Refresh oils are all top choices for at home and on the go. Breeze uses oils like bergamot and oakmoss that are common in men’s cologne to create a calming, uplifting scent for the end of a busy day. Green Forest (lime and basil) or Refresh (eucalyptus and lemongrass) promote energy and relaxed focus, and a few drops on one of our car diffusers makes rush hour calmer and long drives safer.
Instead of a conventional, chemical solution for dad’s aches and pains, why not try one of our wellness products? The Headache Relief Roll-On is one of our best-sellers, and it works on everything from tension headaches to severe migraines. Muscle Relief massage & bath oil has cypress and peppermint oils to soothe overworked muscles and encourage circulation, and for those with tougher pain our Arthritis Treatment (not just for arthritis!) blends cypress and eucalyptus into a base that includes arnica extract, a traditional pain relief remedy.
Wonderful men deserve wonderful, natural gifts, and we hope that we’ve given you some great ideas for this upcoming Father’s Day. And for all the beloved fathers, husbands, and grandfathers reading – we salute you!
At Escents, we love our Moms! We love them so much, we wanted you to know how much we appreciate them for all that they've done for us. Here's a little video of our Escents staff explaining why they love their Moms, just in time for Mother's Day!
Escents is proud to welcome a ninth store to its lineup this weekend; the newest is on West 4th Avenue in Vancouver. Close, but still far enough away from our Broadway location, this new store will have charm all its own, with its cozy fireplace, garage-style door that will let in plenty of light and air in the summer, and a spacious open concept.
The store will feature the full line of Escents essential oils, aroma blends, bath and wellness products that you've come to love. We invite you to pop in for a visit - our elves are working diligently to get everything ready for you.
Here's some photos from earlier today as we were hard at work:
Stay tuned for grand opening details and specials!
Where would like to see the NEXT Escents store open up?
Posted by Jacqui MacNeill on 9/29/2011
On Sun. Oct. 2, Escents will be entering a team in Run for the Cure. We are dedicating our run to the memory of Jessica Leavitt, Escents' Operations Leader who passed away suddenly on September 17th. She is survived by her husband and her daughter and son. Jessica had been with Escents for years, and was truly the embodiment of all this company stands for. The thing we will remember her most for was her positivity; she signed off every email with "Make it a great day!" and she truly lived by her words. She always gave her best and expected nothing less from every single member of her team, and her passing has left a giant hole in our hearts. We can only seek to follow her example and do our best to always, "Make it a great day."
Breast Cancer Awareness
We aren't always able to do anything about the cards that are dealt to us in life, but with breast cancer there are many things that can be done to reduce the risks and potentially its severity. Awareness is the key. That's why we believe so strongly in all the various activities the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation does. Their goal is to not only fund research for the cure, but also to raise awareness to minimize the impact of this disease.
Some risk factors, such as age and family history, are non-modifiable, meaning there is nothing that can be done to change them. There are, however, a number of modifiable risk factors, such as body weight, physical activity, alcohol use, exposure to tobacco smoke, etc, that can be changed to reduce your risks of developing breast cancer. Read more about established risk factors.
If breast cancer can be detected at an early stage of development, the chances of successful treatment are usually better. It can allow for a greater variety of treatment options like less aggressive treatment or breast conserving surgery. The 2 most common forms of breast screening are clinical breast examinations and screening mammography. You can also learn to become more "breast aware" by knowing how your breasts normally look and feel so that if you notice any significant changes you can have them checked by a doctor.
Run with or Support the Escents Team
Want to get involved with Run for the Cure? We are inviting everyone to join or support our team and receive special rewards for their efforts. Our goal is to raise at least $1,500, but we hope to do even better.
There are 2 ways you can get involved:
1) Run with the Escents team. Join our team and get a free Red Rose Soy Jar Candle, plus a 15% discount on any single purchase at our retail stores. You'll also get a special Escents team t-shirt.
2) Donate to support the Escents team. If you support our team by making a donation, you'll get a FREE Red Rose Hand Repair Cream, plus a 15% discount on any single purchase at our retail stores.
All of us here at Escents are busy preparing for the CIBC Run for the Cure on October 2nd by fundrasing and lacing up our shoes. We would love to have you either join our team for the race or make a donation to help us reach our goals and we are provding some fun incentives to do so!
While we have a lot of enthusiasm for the race amongst our staff, there was some hesitation from some who had perhaps never entered a race before, or even run, period, and many nuggets of advise have been passed around as we encourage our fellow staffers to join in the fun of race day.
Here are just a few of the tips we have compiled to help you along if you're new to running or are joining in the the run on October 2 just for the spirit of community and awareness for a great cause.
Equipment: It's important to wear a comfortable and supportive shoe for any phyiscal activity, and most of us can find something suitable to wear for a 5k run. If you're considering a longer term training schedule (perhaps looking at a 10k or something even longer in your future), it really is best to visit a running store to be properly fit for a good pair of shoes. Running doesn't require a lot of equipment like skiing or rock climbing, so investing in a pair of shoes to train with will be next to the only thing you have to buy. This brings us to sports bras. Ladies, if you're planning to stick with a running program, this is another item you may want to spend some time and money on and get one that really works for you.
Start Slow: You can't expect to go out running for the first time and be able to keep going for any great distance at any great speed - it just doesn't work that way. Having a beginner's training program can be very helpful in easing you into running with a walk/run routine that gradually increases your indurance. We like the Couch to 5K Progam (there's even a phone app to help you) and any of the recommendations by renowned running coach, Hal Higdon. At the very least, these resources can show you that there is no shame in walking and that progress should be gradual and also fun.
Nurture Yourself: Try to eat well and fuel your body with nutritious, fresh choices. Hydrate before, during and after a run. Another part of any training program (and life) is rest. Make sure you get enough sleep and don't overtrain; your muscles need recovery time to get stronger for your next run.
Enlist Help: With the cooler days ahead of us, it's not always going to be all that enticing to leave a warm spot on the sofa to head out for some exercise. If you have your family supporting you and holding you accountable to any changes you'd like to make, it will be that much easier to reach your goals. Consider making a date to walk or run with a friend so you can spend some time together; it's unlikely that you'll wimp out on your training if someone is waiting to do it with you.
Record and Celebrate: As you train, keep track of how you're doing on a calendar or in a training log. When you have a discouraging day, you can easily look back and see just how far you've come, and you'll also have evidence to support a celebration when you reach a milestone (like finishing your first 5K!)
Above all, it's important to Make It Fun! We're encouraging all of our staff to come out for some fresh air, some time away from our roles at Escents, and walk/run/shuffle the 5K and we are going to have a blast. Please consider joining us.
In the spirit of community, what tips do you have for new runners? Please share your thoughts; we'd love to hear what you have to say.
Happy Father's Day! This is our follow up post where our staff answers the question, "What's the best piece of advice your Dad ever gave you?" Enjoy your day with yours!
My Dad's given me lots of useful and often hilarious advice. Things from "it's probably not a good idea to burst out in laughter during a serious meeting with the VPs of AMD," to "Don't overestimate your puddle-jumping abilities while jogging with people you want to impress."
The one that's really stuck out recently, though, is "Always remember that a car is an expense, not an investment." My Dad is pretty awesome.
My dad has a lot of wisdom to offer. Although the truth may not always sound the best, he doesn’t shield me from the harsh reality but rather wants me to be a strong woman that can be independent. The biggest lesson my dad has taught me is that “there is no free lunch,” something so simple yet so important. I’m taught to work for what I want rather than expecting it to be offered to me on a silver platter. This keeps me grounded as a person, knowing that everything I possess came from a good effort of my own.
"When I was around 7 years old, my father had tried to get me interested in taking up a martial art. At the time, for some reason, I wasn't interested. Several years later, I took up fencing as a teenager, which was followed by Jiu-jitsu, which then resulted in an 18-year love affair with the martial arts. I only wish I had jumped on it when my father first tried to introduce it to me. Nevertheless, my father has always encouraged me in my training since then. He was always the one cheering the loudest at fencing tournaments (often to my embarrassment), and the first to brag about me when I earned my first black belt. I have since become a full-fledged instructor running my own Jiu-jitsu school in Richmond, BC. The accompanying picture is a class photo from the day my father came and actually tried training in my class for the first time."
Lori, Head Office
Lori (centre) with her Dad behind her.
I don't remember a lot of official pieces of advice from my Dad, aside from "look out for that guy!" when he was teaching me to drive and things like that, but I know I've learned a lot from him by watching him. Through example, he's taught me: put your family first and choose them every day; if you love someone, then tell them whenever you can; be grateful for every day (he often wakes up and says, "I'm above ground, it's a good day!"), live one day/hour/minute at a time; and hockey teams play better if you cheer for them loudly. My Dad's one of my heroes and I am so very happy that he's mine. Happy Father's Day (I forgot to send you a gift, so you're reading it...)
Tara, Head Office
And finally, we have a short letter from Jacqui (founder of Escents) to her beloved Dad. All of us at Escents know him well and are quite used to seeing his helpful face in our stores, and she quite eloquently shared her thoughts with him for this post:
For all the times you encouraged me to do the right thing, shake it off and get on with it, don’t have regrets or look back, what is done is done…. Your advice and support have gotten me through a lot. Happy Father's day to a guy who really is the best dad in the world. Thanks for teaching me the ropes!
Things that are my dad…
Crazy, Fun, Thoughtful, Generous to a fault, Honest, Caring, Supportive
All of these you are dad. I love you and have learned to be human because of all you are.
When Mother's Day was approaching, we wrote about our Moms, and in honour of Father's Day on June 19th, we will be sharing some stories from our staff about the best pieces of advice our Dads ever gave us. Here is the first installment:
My Dad is a very strong and motivated man who goes after what he wants and that is the reason why he has accomplished so much. He is a loving and caring father who has taught both my sister and I many things that will stock with us. The best advice that my Dad has ever given me is something that I try to live by and use everyday: "there are three types of people in this world: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened. What type of person do you want to be?" It is a question he asks me all the time and it what inspires me to do my best in whatever I take on. My Dad has played a huge role in the person I have become and that is something I will be forever thankful for.
Nikki, Coquitlam Centre
Nikki and her Dad
The best advice my Dad gave me was about marriage: don't marry someone expecting them to change because it won't happen. Marry someone who can talk because looks fade.
Wee Jess and her Dad
Jessica and her Dad on her wedding day (to a great guy who talks and is also pretty cute!)
Ever since my family has immigrated to Canada, I only got the chance to see my Dad once a year due to the fact that he needs to stay in Hong Kong for work to support the family. My Dad treats me like a princess and always tries to provide me the best. During my toughest times in terms of schooling and life wise, he always provided me with unconditional support. One of the most influential advices that he has given me is to “never give up”! He said, if I am not as intelligent as others, then I should put extra time and effort into reaching my goal. I took this advice from him which has led me to a person who is now always willing to try and willing to learn with full commitment.
If you follow Escents on Facebook, you may have noticed all the pics I've been posting of my study trip to Turkey with our franchise partners in Taiwan. I'm back in Vancouver now, and can't help but think, 'Wow, what a trip it's been!' Our primary destination was the rose farm where we were all going to witness and learn about the distilling process of Rose Essential Oil. But the farm was way off the beaten path, so we visited a number of Turkey's cultural destinations so we could appreciate the history and traditions of the nation as well. Once we got through all the travel craziness of actually getting to Turkey with late flights, missed connections, missing luggage, and of course, jetlag, we finally got to Turkey and began our journey.
Dwelling in Ancient & Modern Caves
After meeting up with Escents' Taiwan partners and tour group, we all hopped on a bus and drove up through a very rural and remote countryside area of Turkey. Our first night was spent in a hotel that is called "Cave" hotel. Yes, it is a cave and yes, it is a hotel. In this area, the soil easily erodes to create caverns. These caverns, when re-enforced, can be inhabited, like the hotel we stayed in. The next day, we set out to see the fairy caves and underground cities of Cappadocia. Carved out in the 7th and 8th centuries, these vast dwellings were where Christians were forced to hide from invading Arabs. Exploring these caves and viewing them from waaaay up above in a hot air balloon was truly a magical experience!
Hallway of Our "Cave" Hotel
Fairy Cave Church
A Look at How Rose Oil is Made
Our next stop brought us to the rose farm to witness the process by which Rose Essential Oil is made. The remote area in Turkey win which the farm we visited was situated is a perfect location for rose harvest with a climate of gentle sunshine, ensuring minimum release of the aromatic ingredients from the flower. When we first walked into the factory, the smell was absolutely intoxicating. The smell of roses was everywhere, in the gardens, in the factory, in the storehouse, everywhere! We were given a thorough tour of the gardens and the factory. It was amazing to see how rose oil all comes together from the growth of roses to their harvest to the steam distillation process that transforms the them into the oil we use every day.
Rose Petals Entering the Distilling Process
Surrounded by Roses!
Putting It In Perspective
Did you know that it takes 10,000 pounds of rose flowers to make a single pound of Rose Essential Oil? It's hard to imagine, but that's a LOT of flowers! I should know, having immersed myself in them, literally. It's no wonder why pure Rose oil is so expensive. This is why we offer both 100% Pure Rose Oil and 10% Dilute Rose Essential Oil, so it can be enjoyed whatever your budget is. And for those who simply want to enjoy the smell of roses, we also offer our Red Rose Essential Oil Blend, created to smell more like a rose when you sniff the actual flower.
I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to visit Turkey, meet 35 of our Taiwan franchise partners, see the process of creating rose oil, and experience the culture surrounding this remote farm and the nation it calls home. But you don't need to go all the way to Turkey to make a connection to that part of the world, or any other part for that matter. The plants of the world unite us all. And essential oils, the purest essences of plants, give us the opportunity to get in touch with parts of the world we may never see through the power of scent, every day of our lives. This is but one of the ways that me and all of Escents' Taiwan partners are dedicated to giving back to the world, providing the opportunity for everyone to "Feel Good... Naturally."
This is part 4 of our special Valentine's Day series, in which we ask our staff to tell us what they love in their lives so you can get to know your Escents Aromatherapy team a little better, and be inspired to think of what's on your own list.
This is part 2 of our special Valentine's Day series in which we ask our staff to tell us what they love in their lives so you can get to know your Escents Aromatherapy team a little better, and be inspired to think of what's on your own list.
As a special Valentine's Day series, we are asking our staff to tell us what they love in their lives so you can get to know your Escents Aromatherapy team a little better, and be inspired to think of what's on your own list.
Posted by Jacqui MacNeill on 8/5/2010
Escents President and Founder Jacqui MacNeill in conjunction with EYA (Environmental Youth Alliance) brainstorms ideas on how they can work together to foster understanding of how plants play an integral role in our lives.
This is part 3 of our special Valentine's Day series, in which we ask our staff to tell us what they love in their lives so you can get to know your Escents Aromatherapy team a little better, and be inspired to think of what's on your own list.
Escents Aromatherapy is excited to announce its Escents Earth initiative, a commitment to transform itself through a variety of activities into an even more "green and eco-friendly" company. To launch Escents Earth, Escents is proud to recognize a new partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation, one of the world's leading conservation organizations.
Since 1990, the David Suzuki Foundation has worked to encourage ways for society to live in balance with the natural world that sustains us. The Foundation uses science and education to promote solutions that conserve nature, with the goal of helping to achieve sustainability within a generation. For the month of May, 5% of all sales of the Escents Naturals Collection will be donated to the David Suzuki Foundation. Escents is increasing our existing commitment for a greener world for three major reasons:
we believe that being eco-friendly is critical to future generations
we desire to be socially responsible in support of the communities we live in
our customers value and protect the Earth around them
Escents is an earth-friendly, cruelty-free company whose products are:
free from synthetic dyes
safe to use for anyone - babies, children and adults
all products contain essential oils
We will be sharing more information about our green activities as further plans are developed.