Gill's love for nature really started as a
child, from collecting rose petals & placing
them in an airtight jar to make her own perfume, to being dowsed in
vinegar by her mother who insisted it was great as a hair rinse &
became interested in Aromatherapy and holistic therapies many years
ago when it was found she had an extreme allergic reaction to
antibiotics & needed to find alternative therapies to boost her immune
system and help in times of need.
Using Lavender Essential oil since
she can remember & being
amazed by its incredible healing properties, this lead to using
more and more oils, experiencing their various different properties
and aromas. Gill used them on her son to help with teething and aiding
a restful night, then when her son turned four, became fortunate to be
in a position to attend College part-time and become a Qualified Aromatherapist.
In 1997 Gill obtained an ITEC and College diploma in Anatomy
and Physiology & in 1998 the ITEC and College diploma
Aromatherapy. During this time Gill also gained diplomas for
On-Site Massage, Indian Head Massage, Reiki Healing Level 1 and Reiki Healing Level 2.
Having sensitive skin and unable to
use commercial products it became a 'natural' progression to create
her own recipes and
trained with Aromantic, (a company that specialises in
training courses empowering you to make natural skin care
products from raw ingredients), this inspired her to create a unique
brand of skin, hair & body care products, ethically, affordably and
natural, with the exclusion of any
and from there “Elixirs of Life” was born.
'Complying with Legal Requirements and EU Legislation' course has
enabled her to ensure the integrity of the products & strict guidelines
are followed that meet or exceed the industry's "Good
Manufacturing Practice" through to Cosmetic Products (Safety)
addition to her continuous training is attending a 'Teacher Training'
course with Aromantic, enabling her train others in the art of
making Natural Skin Care Products, which is a project she is looking
forward to in the near future.