About Our Company Mission
We know what you're thinking: "Another essential oils company??" We get it. Everywhere you look, it seems like someone is trying to get you to use some essential oil or other. There are a lot of good reasons, though: oils can solve a lot of everyday problems without a lot of the cost and side effects of medications, or the scary chemicals in conventional cleaning products.
Truth is, essential oils and aromatherapy have been around since the ancient civilizations of Asia, Africa, and the Americas. A proud tradition of aromatherapy has benefited humanity for centuries. In recent years, however, there has been a resurgence of interest in the abilities of oils. This is generally a great thing, but it has, unfortunately, brought some troubling aspects as well. Some opportunistic corporations and individuals have swooped to take advantage of this increased interest, and they have brought disappointing practices with them.
What do we mean by disappointing? We're talking about questionable product sources, even more questionable prices, and unquestionably aggressive business practices. Since the insurgence of a couple very well know MLM companies, many lies have been spread in an effort to falsely discredit many very respectable essential oil companies that currently exist in order to push their own financial agendas. Not only does this make the essential oil space negative but it discredits all aromatherapists and essential oil users by muddying the water.
If things continue as they are, the world will stop trusting anyone involved with essential oils, and everyone will miss out on their benefits as a result. We hope to change this along with many other wonder essential oil companies that currently exist today!
Our mission is to bring integrity back to essential oils and aromatherapy. We do this by sourcing the best possible oils, giving them fair prices, and treating our customers like family. We will not lie to you, offer you a product that we would not be happy to use ourselves, or try to convince you of a business opportunity. We just want to spread the goodness of essential oils and make aromatherapy a profession to be proud of.
Meet the Owners
We aren't joking when we say this is a family business! As partner in this company, Honestly Essential is made up of brains (Cecilia) and brawn (the rest of us. Just kidding. We are experts in this field in our respective ways). We may be your typical family that occasionally disagrees over sports teams and food menus but one thing we all agree on is our mission in this business: To bring back honesty to the Essential Oil community; quality product so that every person who buys from us know they are giving themselves and their families the best that plant medicine has to offer; and community, because we are all in this together. If we can't be a net positive in the world and our surrounding communities then we lose our passion for why we do what we do.
Cecilia and Errol Salvesen
Cecilia, along with her husband Errol, are the reason Honestly Essential exists today. After YEARS of accomplishments in the alternative health field (which can be read in more detail in the link below) and teaching Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Pathology in their co-founded college in South Africa, they decided to leave everything they had to immigrate to the USA with their two children, Conryd and Juanique. Cecilia continued counseling in health, aromatherapy and reflexology and started her own clinic which turned into a small shop and clinic which then turned into a bigger shop and clinic where she currently sees clients and helps empower those who want to help themselves and families with natural remedies. Read about the 28 years of achievements Cecilia has accomplished in the Aromatherapy space and alternative health world in the link below