Once upon a time there lived a single Magnolia tree in a small backyard and a small girl that loved it so. The two would spend the seasons intertwined, sharing secrets and exploring ideas about life under a canopy of bright green leaves or bare but strong limbs. In the early spring, the girl harvested the sweet aromatic Magnolia flowers and spent time crushing them to yield an intoxicating, short-lived perfume. She would learn all she could about this dear friend of hers and would cherish her Magnolia forever.
The tree gave this small girl a hunger to understand more about botanical life within her surroundings and around the world. Dreaming of trips to the rainforest, or to big open fields of wildflowers, or the green mossy carpet of the forest floor, she grew up respecting and cherishing botanical life. She learned the wisdom and transformative powers within each plant she studied. Today she is excited to share these treasures and knowledge with you.
Hello! My name is Aurelia, and it is a pleasure to share my story with you. I am the founder of Aurelia Aromatica and a certified aromatherapist through the New York School of Aromatic Studies. My connection to botanical wisdom goes deep. I grew up understanding the healing potential of plants from my mom, a trained aromatherapist and herbalist, who was mentored by a former president of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. Respecting and utilizing the wisdom of nature is a practice that was ingrained in me from a young age and an inherited way of life.
This knowledge remained with me during my years spent as a professional photographer, formally trained by Savannah College of Art and Design. Some of my most satisfying moments behind the camera have been in creating imagery that gives significance and voice to botanical life. This imagery guided me back to my passion for the natural world. This passion, coupled with years of loved ones reaching out to me for natural healing advice, have compelled me to bring to life Aurelia Aromatica. Today I am excited to share my aromatic botanical findings and creations with you and help you find a holistic and balanced approach to wellness and living.
The Aurelia Aromatica was founded out of a love for nature. Therefore, we are dedicated to preserving the integrity of all the botanical species that we work with and striking a mutually balanced relationship with our products, our customers, and nature. To do this:
- We ensure that our plant-based products are authentic and pure so that they can be experienced with the distinguished quality that only nature can provide. Our products are handcrafted in small batches using responsibly sourced ingredients and care.
- Our manufacturing process is as sustainable as our ingredients; We partner with suppliers that share our uncompromising commitment to sustainable practices. Our packaging is printed on responsibly forested papers, using soy-based inks and therefore biodegradable. The rest of our packaging can be recycled.
- We partner with distillers and farmers that have a deep connection and respect with the land. They are artisans that bring a holistic outlook to their craftsmanship and strive to produce high quality oils/hydrosols.