Graduate: Mindy MacLaren

Mindy MacLaren

Mindy MacLaren
Sweet & Woodsy Aromatherapy

Penfield, NY

I started Sweet & Woodsy Aromatherapy in November, 2008.  It began as an essential oils business offering consultations and all natural- cleaning products.  I am still in the process of deciding what kind of services I want to offer.  I currently make and sell products, including baby products, teach classes on baby care, cleaning, and aromatherapy in general, and I am a contributing writer to the website  My website is in the works and I hope to sell various products in the near future.  I have spoken to groups about aromatherapy as part of Gilda's Club Retreat & Spa Day.  As I have two children, my time is fairly limited so I have discontinued consultations.  I enjoy what I'm doing with Sweet & Woodsy with the free time I have and look forward to doing more as my girls get older.      


I am 39 years old and reside in Upstate New York with my husband and twin one year old daughters.   I first learned about aromatherapy in the early 1990s while I was in esthetics school in Boston; it immediately caught my attention!  Around 2005, I became interested in learning how to live a chemical/pesticide-free life and came back to aromatherapy.  I completed the Aromatherapy Certification Program in November 2008, the anatomy & physiology on-line course, and attended the Teacher Training in Sarasota in April, 2009.  These were 3 of the best decisions I have made in my life!  My interests are nature & photography, herbs & essential oils, yoga, and babies!