By: Kaitlyn Moore
WE'RE ADDING SELF-CARE TO OUR HOLIDAY WISHLIST THIS SEASON!
As we wrap up this seemingly, never-ending rollercoaster of a year, many of us can say that we’ve experienced some level of stress, anxiety, or agitation. Thank God dark days are only temporary, and on the upside, 2020 has also been filled with restoration and blessings. On a quest to find hope, joy, and peace of mind in these colder months, local business, True 2 You: Marketplace & Fragrance Blend Bar has filled a void and is on a mission to spread good cheer in the form of art and aromatherapy.
Photo via True 2 You Facebook Page
True 2 You launched at the beginning of 2019 and has served as an essential ingredient to the community with a two-stop shop. The Marketplace houses admirable jewelry, home decor, and more, while the in-house fragrance blending bar provides a creative outlet, allowing you to create your very own candles and diffuser scents.
Mompreneur and founder, Leslie Neal, turned her passion for the arts and helping others into a successful family business that beams a spirit of positivity, wellness, and being “true to you.” Starting the brand with her husband and two young daughters (who are entrepreneurs in the making), Neal emphasizes their focus on giving women opportunities to “let their light shine” through the services and products offered.
Here are the top three ways for every woman to treat herself with essentials from True 2 You this holiday season!
1. Zen & Blend!
Create my own candle? I think yes! At True 2 You, you’re taken through the intricate journey of blending your own candle. And with shelves stocked with a multitude of scents, you’re bound to design a one-of-a-kind fragrance. As a strong believer in “zenning,” aka relaxing, Leslie tells us that the blending bar not only lets your creative juices flow, but it also serves as a healing space to unwind.
"When you come to our blend bar, it’s a soothing atmosphere and experience! We’ve had executive board retreats, fundraisers, mother-daughter events, date nights - all kinds of things! We’re also making sure that e stay in compliance with the health and safety regulations; therefore, we are only taking reservations at this time. We want our guests to have a fun experience while also knowing that everything is safe and sterile.”
When you come in, you get to smell all of the fragrances that we have to offer; you choose your favorite one, and then we teach you how to blend [the candles].You’ll learn which fragrances do and don’t go together, the notes of a candle, and how to burn a candle. Many people don’t realize that there’s a technique to burning candles. There is a little process to it if you want your candle to last longer and have an abundance of fragrance...We also have an abundance of candle vessels (where the wax goes in) for different home styles [from] traditional to shimmery, to rustic."
2. Beautify your home & give the gifts of decor!
Shop the True 2 You Marketplace to add the perfect accents to your home and a -one-stop-shop for gifting! Send your love with a handcrafted pillow or art piece that will help make a home feel warm and welcoming.
“In our marketplace, we have home staples such as pillow covers, room sprays, and more. The majority of the art pieces that we have are original work done by my father who is a fresco painter from NYC. We also carry art from artists that are local or located within the U.S."
3. Heal physically & emotionally with aromatherapy.
Aromatherapy, a holistic healing treatment, works through the sense of smell and skin absorption and is known for enhancing both physical and emotional health. True 2 You has faith-inspired oils and diffuser accessories to help relieve stress and anxieties.
“With our diffuser jewelry, you can place the fragrances into the jewelry vessels and carry the scents around your neck or your wrist. We have fragrances like peppermint, lemongrass, and more to help calm your mind, body, and spirit as you're smelling them. There are days when I like to hold my necklace close, and it really helps me to breathe deep and remember God's love for me.
We also have fragrances that are perfect for the holidays: First Snow, Mistletoe, Christmas tree, Apple Cider & Doughnuts, and Hot Apple Pie just to name a few. You can make or purchase a fair amount of different fragrances that you want for your home, whether it be for the kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom."
To schedule or shop with True 2 You, visit their website
Located at 50755 Cherry Hill Rd. in Canton, Michigan
Photos via True 2 You Instagram Page
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