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her life in a nut shell

A mother, wife, general laborer, business owner are just a few of the titles that are held.  

Born and raised in a small town, the desire for adventure has always been in Danielle’s heart.  She set out for art and design school soaking up the sounds of an eclectic taste in music along the way.  Her first adventure to the other side of the United States did not sit right with her so she claimed a spot in a nearby city to pursue her dreams of art, creativity and business.  Fast forward a few years to the delight of a baby girl, her heart was now filled with the joys of motherhood. 

Raising a child is never easy but the rewards are tremendous.  Long overdue but determined, finishing her degree in Marketing was not only for herself but for the eyes of her child to witness, in real life, to never stop chasing your dreams.  Continuing to learn and educate herself was important not only for Danielle’s spirit but to the growth of her child in a world that was not going to hand her anything.  Now an adult, her daughter is thriving, creating her own paths and calling regularly to confirm that sometimes “adulting sucks”! 

Married in the mix of it all Danielle’s brave husband took on the life of a full house complete with two Frenchies.  “I really don’t know what we were thinking when we pursued the puppy idea.  We had an empty nest…everything was quiet and manageable now it’s slightly chaotic at times!  They are adorable though and I’m pretty sure we agree we wouldn’t change it.”  Danielle’s husband has been her rock since the day they met.  Supporting her in all aspects of life, encouraging her to peruse her business ideas freely and making her laugh daily has made her fairly tail a reality.

Although Danielle’s love for marketing and design set her on the path early to one day own her own business, it was not until later in life that she realized some of her on going health issues would be the push and foundation on which it started.  Always having sensitive skin and coming to the realization that the store-bought options did not work and were also toxic, Danielle decided it was time to make her own.  Not yet thinking of making this a life long commitment, the search for healthier alternatives for skin care was initiated.  It was in this search and with the purchase of fragrance oils instead of essential oils that she began studying carrier and essential oils.  One free webinar and a leap of faith began the journey into the Aromatherapy world and she has never looked back.  Multiple certifications, many hours of research all combined with the desire to provide people with healthier alternatives lead to the beginning of Naturally Simplified. 

Danielle continues to research and study the broad spectrum of the Aromatherapy world.  Keeping up to date with the latest advances has been a welcomed challenge.  “If I’m not being challenged, I tend to lose interest quickly.  Having aromatherapy a part of my life has not disappointed.  From solving my own health issues, having a growing business and helping others seek healthier alternatives, this has been an absolute rewarding and joyous adventure!”

 

Education:

  • Certificate in Graphic Design - International Business College, Indiana

  • Bachelors in Marketing - Indiana Wesleyan University

  • Aromatherapy Certification - Aromahead Institute - Andrea Butje

    • Aromatherapy Certification Program (approved by NAHA and AIA)- 90 CEU: 265 NCBTMB

    • Body Butters and Lip Balms - 14 CEU/NCBTMB

    • Aromatherapy for Natural Living - 36 CEU/NCBTMB

    • Anatomy and Physiology for ACP - 76 CEU

  • Tisserand Institute - Robert Tisserand

    • 5 part mini course - "How essential oils work in the body"

  • School for Aromatic Studies - Jade Shutes

    • 8 module refresher - "Introduction to Aromatherapy"

 

Self Learned Continued Education - Books Read, Researched, etc.

  • Presence by Amy Cuddy

  • Tox-Sick by Suzanne Sommers

  • The Sexy Years by Suzanne Sommers

  • Daring Greatly by Brenee Brown

  • Complete Book of Aromatherapy and essential Oils by Valarie Ann Worwood

  • The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils by Kurt Schnaubelt Ph.D.

  • Essential Oil Safety A Guide for Health Care Professionals by Robert Tisserand

  • Gattefosse's Aromatherapy The First Book on Aromatherapy by Rene-Maurice Gattefosse and Robert B. Tisserand

  • Little Herb Encyclopedia the Handbook of Nature's Remidies for Healthier Life by Jack Ritchason