Hi, I’m Lauren VanScoy, the owner and founder of Essence One. This business started after I had my second child and I started to feel different than my usual self. I’ve always been a fun-loving and confident professional, wife, and mother, so was caught-off guard by the onset of depression and anxiety that left me feeling on edge and reclusive. I started going to a therapist who suggested medication - which did help - but I wanted to find additional ways to support myself and my family’s daily mood and overall mental health. Through my research (thank you Google) I discovered essential oils and aromatherapy.
The aromas filled my home with the scents of nature and helped me feel calm and uplifted - ready to face the day. My family commented that they were getting fewer headaches and that the aromas made them smile. They also started to see my fun-loving nature and confidence shining through more often. I was feeling good and started to look for ways to incorporate aromatherapy into my daily routines. Why should aromatherapy be “another thing” in my life? I wanted to feel calm and uplifted no matter where I was or what I was doing. Once I figured out that I could start making my own personal and home care products that were natural, calming and uplifting, I couldn’t stop. It was so fun and energizing to craft beautifully smelling products. I wanted to know and learn everything I could about aromatherapy so embarked on my Aromatherapist Certification in 2015.
As an aromatherapist I began teaching my friends and family how to choose pure essential oils, blend them to create new aromas, and craft their own products. After seeing the time and effort that goes into creating each product they asked if I could just make it for them. I gladly complied and in 2016 officially launched Essence One, LLC.
For me, helping others who may feel like I did was a great joy but I wanted to do more. Our children need help learning about and talking about mental health. So, each year we donate a portion of our proceeds to Bring Change to Mind. A national organization started by, Glen Close, that helps high schools create mental health clubs. Our goal is to break the stigma around mental health, one student at a time.
I am so grateful that Essence One, which started in my basement, has grown into a thriving business that helps each of you have moments of joyful calm throughout your day. Whether you purchase your products online or experience them in one of our partner spa resorts or hotels, we are truly appreciative of your support of our women owned small business. Thank you for being part of our family.