Graduate: Mindy MacLaren

Mindy MacLaren

Mindy MacLaren
Sweet & Woodsy Aromatherapy

Penfield, NY

I started Sweet & Woodsy Aromatherapy in November, 2008, when I completed Aromahead's Aromatherapy Certification Program.  Sweet & Woodsy began as an essential oils business offering consultations and all- natural cleaning products.  Almost 6 years later, I have added many unique products for people of all ages, including those for pregnancy, babies and children.  I teach classes on baby care, cleaning, and aromatherapy in general, as well as offering a service called "Make the Switch". During this in-home visit, I help people incorporate natural products into their homes and lives.  

I have presented to Gilda's Club, the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester, and to the local chapter of the Holistic Moms Network.  

Beginning in August, 2014, I will be offering personal aromatherapy consultations from East Side Wellness Center in Fairport, NY.  I'm very excited about this opportunity.         


I live in Upstate New York with my husband and twin daughters...the inspirations for many of S&W's products.   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 & attended the Teacher Training in Sarasota in April, 2009; I am currently enrolled in Aromahead's Advanced Graduate Program.  My interests are nature & photography, herbs & essential oils, yoga, and my two little Sweeties!

What I loved about Aromahead:

I loved the openness and friendliness I received, and still receive, from Andrea.  She is all about sharing her knowledge and supporting her students.  I'm impressed with all of her great ideas and where she is taking aromatherapy education.