About Oceanside Aromatherapy

About Tammy McQuaid

I am a wife and mother of 2 children. In my early 20’s I worked as an Early Childhood Educator. After my youngest daughter started school I decided I wanted to try something different. So I moved on to work as a receptionist in Mental Health.

I spent over 6 years in that position which were so valuable – where so much knowledge and insight were gained.

I feel it prepared me well for this next chapter in my life. And even though I had to leave to start this new journey, the people I had the privilege to work with will always hold a special place in my heart. I’m so excited to see where this next road takes me.

oceanside aromatherapy begins

My fascination with the power of essential oils began soon after I left my job working as a receptionist in mental health to go on sick leave.

Burnt out, stressed, filled with anxiety and I started my journey to self-healing.

It started with a reiki session. To those who are unfamiliar with reiki it is described as an energy healing practice that is usually done by placing the hands in a series of positions over or slightly above the body. 

It promotes healing by activating the relaxation response and helping the body to balance itself from a very deep level. Needless to say the first couple sessions had me completely wiped out for a few days and forced me to slow down and look at the bigger picture. My reiki practitioner had used essential oils during our session and I was instantly drawn to them.

Gradually I started feeling like myself again and I had decided that this was the path I had wanted to stay on to maintain balance in my body, mind and spirit.

So in September 2017 I enrolled into an aromatherapy course to become a certified professional in the field. It is my goal to provide a space for alternative healing as well as healthy all-natural products. There is so much room to grow. I look forward to sharing my passion for alternative healing and knowledge of aromatherapy.