About Laura


Hello and thank you for visiting my page. Let me tell you a bit about myself...

I have always been drawn to the healing professions. Since I was a young girl, I knew that I wanted to become a nurse. But before that became a reality, my humble beginnings were actually in the “alternative” or “complementary” modalities of reflexology, massage therapy, Reiki, and self-taught aromatherapy. I have been fascinated by essential oils since the age of sixteen, learning about them in any book I could find, and experimenting with blending the oils I could afford at the time.

After entering the healthcare field twenty years ago, my life became somewhat of a blur, especially after having two children. Years melded into each other. The only thing that I can recall being constant was anxiety, stress, and the feeling that I always had an issue that needed to be “fixed”. I had sadly left aromatherapy behind, but ironically this was the time when I needed it most.

Thanks to the insurgence of essential oils and aromatherapy into the mainstream around 2017, that spark was reignited, and my decision to enroll in an aromatherapy certification program in 2019 was an easy one. As a nurse, I intended to take a very clinical, scientific, and research-based approach. However, the more I studied, the more I realized that the use of aromatherapy for its more subtle effects on the emotions and modulation of the stress response is where the pursuit of health should begin.

I have experienced a profound transformation of my anxiety symptoms with the help of aromatherapy (specifically oil of ylang-ylang, hence the use of its beautiful flower for my logo), and my philosophy is this: Aromatherapy is a powerful tool to support one’s process of healing from the effects of stress, along with modalities such as talk therapy, massage therapy, exercise, energy work, mindfulness, or meditation. Aromatherapy and essential oils are not curative. However, they work in conjunction with other practices to bring us back to a state of calm and equilibrium so that our bodies can heal themselves.

All this being said, I truly believe that an aromatherapy blend will only work for you if you use it, and you won’t use it if the aroma does not evoke a positive feeling or response (basically, you should LOVE it). That is my mission with Bespoke Aromatherapy, to create blends that are as unique and individual as you are.

When I'm not reading about aromatherapy or blending in my "lab", I love hanging with my family, playing board games, or sitting by the fire. I enjoy camping, and hiking, and am addicted to free educational webinars online. I live in beautiful Amherstburg, Ontario Canada, but one day I hope to find myself in a cozy little place in a forest somewhere.