Jessica has always felt a connection to magic, universal energy and the knowledge that inside each of us is the ability to heal ourselves. She was introduced to crystals and energy healing by her great-grandfather at the age of 5. In her family, crystals were readily used for headaches and anxiety and tarot cards and interactions with spirits were not out of the ordinary.
Jessica has spent 10+ years as a facilitator in the healing arts. In 2009, she graduated from the Finger Lakes School of Massage and started her practice as a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist. She would frequently use peppermint essential oil during sessions to help ease her client’s discomfort of lying face down for an extended period of time. As more clients began requesting aromatherapy massage, this sparked an interest in Jessica wanting to gain more knowledge of essential oils. In 2016, she became a certified aromatherapist through The New York Institute of Aromatic Studies (formerly The New York Institute of Aromatherapy) and is currently completing her clinical aromatherapy certification. Jessica is also a member of The National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) and a Reiki practitioner having trained with Manu Del Prete and Aki Hirata Baker of Minka Brooklyn.
Lioness Botanicals was founded to offer essential oil products, individual consultations and education based on the practice of aromatherapy. The name Lioness represents our founder’s sun sign in Leo, as well as what it means to be "lionhearted."
Lionhearted means having the courage to follow one’s heart, finding one’s purpose and having the strength to see it through. It is the intention of Lioness Botanicals to empower our customers to reclaim their connection to mind, body and spirit with the support of essential oils.