Herbal & Aromatherapy Personal Care /Certified Aromatherapist

About Natural Necessities, LLC

I have used aromatherapy and herbal products myself, and with my family and experienced such positive results! I appreciate the opportunity to provide my customers with the same type of products I use day to day, so they can discover the wonderful benefits of natural, plant-based, body care.

As an aromatherapist, I welcome the opportunity to work one-on-one with a client. Through consultation, I can advise and create specialized products targeting an individual's specific needs. I really enjoy seeing someone benefit from holistic aromatherapy when they have not had success in other areas. When you choose to have a consultation or place an order from me, you are able to build a customer relationship directly with the person creating your products, which is very different than ordering from a large corporation. I offer personalized service to each customer and client, as I prepare by hand each product with care.

At Natural Necessities, LLC my goal is to provide quality, handcrafted, and affordable, aromatherapy products, with personalized service. I use pure, essential oils and botanical extracts with therapeutic properties, that work to improve physical, mental, and emotional well-being. I choose only the best suppliers, and grow or forage many of my plant ingredients. I will only choose suppliers based on the finest quality, and who are extremely reputable. I only purchase my essential oils from companies that provide the GC/MS testing results on each batch of oil.  Safety is a priority, as essential oils are powerful and need to be used properly. 

I completed the Advanced Graduate Studies Program through Aromahead Institute and am a NAHA (National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy), and AIA (Alliance of International Aromatherapists) Certified Aromatherapist. My certification included a focus on botany, essential oil chemistry, blending and formulating products, and therapeutic use of essential oils. I am educated in ways to use essential oils and the properties each of these oils offer. I am qualified to work with clients to create individualized products for their specific needs and help them experience how essential oils and plant-derived products, can support their health, and improve their physical and emotional well-being. My business is also licensed and insured.

In an effort to help others understand the proper way of using aromatherapy, I began doing workshops to educate consumers. I really enjoy sharing with others the beautiful healing modality of aromatherapy.

I am also the Virginia state representative for the Alliance of International Aromatherapists, to further work with those interested in aromatherapy.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about my business! Browse my online store and visit my blog at https://naturalnecessitiesllc.wordpress.com/.

~Darlene Shanks
   Certified Aromatherapist 
   Afton, VA
   Alliance of International Aromatherapists Virginia State Representative


****Disclaimer****   Natural Necessities, LLC  products, and statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products and/or the opinions on this site, are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Consult a health practitioner before using if you have any serious medical conditions, are pregnant, breastfeeding, or currently taking medication.