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Want to start a natural apothecary? Jessica did!

Want to start a natural apothecary? Jessica did!

Skin troubles lead Jessica to study at Aromahead Institute

Aromahead graduate Jessica Goniea was in her early twenties when she developed adult-onset acne.

Wanting to care for her skin, Jessica began getting regular facials. 

But she also wanted to know how to support her skin’s natural healing processes. She began studying timeless natural remedies like plants, herbalism, and the effect that nutrition has on the skin.

Jessica’s passion led her to become a licensed esthetician. And the more she learned, the more she wanted to know!

Jessica enrolled in Aromahead’s Aromatherapy Certification Program to better understand essential oils and their roll in skin care and overall wellness. 

Check out Jessica’s graduate profile at Aromahead (and look at her glowing skin!)

Jessica starts her own apothecary!

As Jessica became a master of plant-based skin care, she saw her complexion become clear and radiant.

She was astonished at the results . . . and inspired! If all of her knowledge helped her look and feel her best, maybe it could help others, too.

Jessica started her own business—Jessica’s Apothecary.

On her website, she writes:

“[Jessica’s Apothecary] combines the luxury of a day spa
with the expertise of a botanical skin care specialist.

“Everything that we use in our facials and sell in our shop
is cruelty-free and free of synthetic fragrance, artificial
colorants, SLS, parabens, and other unnecessary chemicals.”

Jessica’s Apothecary has an online shop and a physical location in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Jessica’s tips for “maskne”

I could read Jessica’s blog for hours! It’s full of informative pieces. 

She recently wrote about managing “maskne.” What’s maskne?

“Put simply, when you breathe inside your mask
for hours, it increases the amount of humidity
around your face and creates a breeding ground for acne.”

Jessica’s recommendations?

  1. Wear a satin or silk mask.
  2. Wash reusable masks between every wear.
  3. Find safe moments to take a mask break.

And, of course, pay extra special attention to your skin care routine—especially exfoliation and hydration. She has a trio of natural products that she recommends.

Learn more and see her product recommendations!

Goats & herbs on a permaculture farm!

As if Jessica weren’t inspiring enough, I have to tell you about where she lives . . .

On a permaculture farm in Michigan! 

Her farm has an orchard, prairie, a pond, an abundant garden, and friendly goats. She even builds community by offering a U-Pick Chamomile Garden to friends and neighbors. Some of the herbs she grows find their way into her handcrafted small-batch line of products, Stony Creek Aromatics.

Jessica Goniea

Dreaming of your own natural lifestyle? Start here!

Jessica is an example of what’s possible when you dedicate yourself to understanding natural plant therapies. 

What started as a desire to clear up her acne became a flourishing business, and a lifestyle based on living naturally and giving to her community.

Do you dream of building your own natural lifestyle—possibly even a business?

Start with the Aromatherapy Certification Program that Jessica has such a deep love for!

“My experience with the ACP was amazing
and my love for Aromahead is deep!
I took a very slow approach and enjoyed the
unfolding of layers of insight and information.”

Education is always the first step to success.

Take your time and review the program page to see what you’ll learn. And let me know if you have any questions about the ACP. The Aromahead Team and I are right here to help.  

Free Webinar: How to Become a Certified Aromatherapist

Jenny serves as Co-Director of Education at Aromahead Institute, where she works closely with students to guide them in using essential oils safely and effectively in their daily lives, and helps them earn aromatherapy certification, and graduate level certification. Jenny has always had a passion for learning and teaching. She spent years as a high school English teacher, helping people learn new skills, and developing a classroom culture built on trust and collaboration. In her free time, Jenny can be found hiking with her adorable black lab, Buckley, curled up with a good book, or catching up with friends.

Topics: certified aromatherapist, aromatherapy business, aromatherapy certification, aromatherapy certification online, aromatherapy careers, aromahead success stories

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