My daughter, Tabetha (Tabs) and I (Beth) began creating our aromatherapy essential oil diffuser jewelry in January of 2014.
I had been a user of essential oils since 2009. I was using essential oils topically, but really wanted to find a way to use them aromatically whenever I felt the need and wherever I was. Carrying a bottle of essential oils around with me wasn’t the answer.
We attended Vegetarian Summerfest in July 2013 in Johnstown, PA, and Tabs was given a glass pendant on a necklace cord and told to put fairy dust in it. I looked at Tabs and said, Hey, let’s put essential oils in this.
So, we did.
We started with lavender and by February 2014, we were in business selling locally (Rochester, NY), expanding across the country by March. We sourced several different designs and really preferred a glass pendant with a cork top acting as the diffuser.
Starting our business allowed Tabs to use her creativity while learning about business, money, etc.
In May of 2014, we decided to make our own designs – to differentiate. Being animal lovers, we started with a paw print, then peace signs, stars of David, etc. In June, we were asked to make the autism puzzle piece for a large autism fundraising event in Texas.
By September, we started designing necklaces with a purpose - the Runner Girl Collection, Paws 4 Peace, Strawberry and Breast Cancer Ribbon were born, along with a large array of other styles to suit peoples’ tastes and interests.
In November, we began changing our name and brand to Aromatherapy Diffuser Wear (from Aromatherapy Anywear and Essential Oils by Tabs).
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