I have a background in teaching , dairy farming and adult education and tend to question everything. Products have to ‘prove’ themselves. Having raised 5 children, for quite a period on my own, I looked around for more natural and cheaper alternatives in dealing with the day to day rashes, cuts, grazes and injuries of a growing family. I thought the natural products sounded appealing but so it took time to work my way through the information and put some of the oils to the test…….and I was hooked.
I came across the essential oils first while I was running a garden centre in Whitianga, teaching part time and raising a family, yet I knew I just had to do my training. A local aromatherapist offered a taste tester course in massage and aromatherapy and I found my path. It took a few years, home study and a lot of travel, but I went on to train at both The New Zealand College of Massage and also Wellpark College for a Diploma of Aromatherapy, qualifying at the end of 1995.
It opened up a new world of possibilities as the oils and bodywork proved themselves time and again for both my clients and family. I ran my business out of Whitanga for a few more years, before coming down with my children to Tauranga and starting a new life here in the Bay. A very happy move and I have never looked back! I remarried here in 1999 and went back into adult teaching before getting my own Therapeutic Massage business up and running again. I worked out of Body Mechanix Physio Health Clinic, Tauranga for 11 years, before expanding my range and creation of products to a separate studio room at my home in Hairini, Tauranga in June 2013
I have been making blends, balms and products for clients, friends and family for years but it wasn’t until late 2012 that I joined The Venus Women’s network. With their inspiration and support, my HoneyBliss product range was launched and has been growing and developing ever since. Many new products have been developed from client demand, and I custom made products for those with specific allergies or special requirements, such as burn graft creams.
HoneyBliss sells through specialist stores and therapists, where customers can be assured of good product knowledge and quality ingredients. HoneyBliss also creates and manufactures Signature products or range of products for other businesses. We work closely alongside to create products that reflect the specialised needs and ethics of that business.