Our Story

Essential Life Aromatherapy is a mother-daughter creation. We began our company as project of passion. At first, we would create products for our own family’s health and well-being. We probably had about 15 small bottles of essential oils to play with and a few holistic health care books for inspiration. The products smelled wonderful, were all natural, and worked wonders.

Over time, we realized that the potentials and intricacies of essential oils and aromatherapy are far more vast than we had ever thought possible. As our collection of essential oils and reference materials grew, Jill earned her certification in integrative aromatherapy, and friends and family began requesting more and more of our handmade, healing products.

Today, we have over 200 varieties of essential oils to work with, as well as a reference library fit for a university. We have several tried and true products that we offer in our permanent collection, and we are passionate about working with individuals to find unique blends and products for their specific needs.

R. Jill Enabnit-Stokes, Founder and Certified Integrative Aromatherapist

Jill Stokes

Jill is the founder and inspired force behind Essential Life Aromatherapy. She is certified in aromatherapy through The Institute of Integrative Aromatherapy and has a master’s degree in education. She is a member of the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy and the Alliance of International Aromatherapists, and she teaches aromatherapy classes through the Community Colleges of Spokane.

Jill’s life-long love of plants and herbs led her to aromatherapy over a decade ago, and she has been using aromatherapy to create healing salves and luxurious scents for family and friends ever since. Jill is passionate about holistic health and performs extensive research for every product made at ELA. Jill also aims to empower others to take greater control over their own health, and she teaches a variety of classes on using aromatherapy to enhance overall well-being, promote healing, and relieve discomfort.

Juniper Stokes, Creative Director

Juniper Stokes

Juniper is the creative director and aromatherapy addict behind the scenes at Essential Life Aromatherapy. She’s also a member of the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy and combines her love of aromatherapy with her ninja–like writing skills to provide copy for the site and regular updates to the blog. As one half the ELA team, Juniper helps to brainstorm new product ideas and provide marketing. And of course, she is one of the primary test-subjects for all products!

Juniper’s background in psychology, combined with her unstoppable creativity and need for pampering, have also led her into the field of natural perfumery. Juniper blends for both scent and healing, creating natural perfumes that nurture emotional and spiritual well-being while smelling divine.

When she’s not delving into aromatherapy, Juniper can be found making art and writing up a storm at her personal site, juniperstokes.com.

Contact us for more information about our company, products, and classes.