Meet Eileen she can teach you about essential oils

We are on the quest to interview business owners over the age of 60. This week we chat with Eileen Mallard who runs Good 4 You Aromatherapy in Montormency Victoria Australia.  

Can you tell me a little bit about your business and what you do?

I am a qualified Aromatherapist and in 2017 I obtained my Adv.Dip of Aromatic Medicine (now Aromatic Medicine Practitioner).

I have two businesses actually – long term Bookkeeper and Trainer and my ‘passion’ Aromatherapy Business.

In the ‘second’ business, the Aromatherapy business, which I will concentrate on for the purpose of this interview

I produce a range of hand made cruelty free products, create individual prescriptions, essential oil blends, soaps and also facilitate workshops for those wanting to learn more about essential oils and aromatherapy, DIY skincare workshops and soap making workshops. I am also developing a few more workshops in 2018.

I am passionate about chemical free skincare, cruelty free skincare and our environment. I enjoy passing on my experience to others interested in Aromatherapy, Essential Oils and creating chemical free products.

I am a qualified bookkeeper and hold a Certificate IV in TAE

What motivates you to keep working after 60?

Doing what I love (making products, running workshops, making individual blends and products for people) and I think I would be bored if I didn’t work.

What do you like most about having your own business?

Doing what I love and been my own boss. I can start work late and work late if I want to. I can take a day off on catch up on a weekend. Being flexible!

What have been some of the struggles you have faced with running your own business?

Money of course especially with my Aromatherapy business. I often say (to myself), how much more money, I may have if I gave up aromatherapy as it is not a big money earner, but, I always come back to aromatherapy as this is what I love doing, creating and teaching

What are some of the most important lessons you have learnt in life?

To trust your instincts, to believe in yourself, speak your truth and live your passion.

What advice would you give to the younger generation?

Trust your instincts, believe in yourself, speak your truth and live your passion. And you are good enough!

If you could jump into a time machine what era would you visit and why?

This is a tough one, as I don’t necessarily want to go back to a particular time or go forward into the future. I like my life here and now.

Anything else you would like to add?

Business can be tough and there are many barriers to success and many who will tell you can’t or won’t.   Believe in what you have to offer, stay true to you, live your passion.