Getting to Know Jennifer Pressimone, Clinical Phyto-Aromatherapist & Scentpreneur™
Jennifer Pressimone is one of the leading aromatherapist in the world. She has taught many personal and professional aromatherapists as well many in the medical field such as doctors, nurses, physical therapists, chiropractors, dietitians, dentists and radiologists. Her passion for aromatherapy began when she was faced with her own health crisis in 1999. Throughout her journey, she learned how to help herself, and has dedicated her mission to helping others through their own health challenges with the lessons, experiences, research and training she has gained. According to Jennifer, “I feel I went through the many health challenges I did, and continue to go through, so that I could learn and pay forward those lessons and blessings to others. I want to inspire and empower others, the way my mentors did for me. I was fortunate to have a few people care enough about me, to take me under their wing, and guide me through those challenging, tough times. I want to be that light and guide for others.”
Jennifer as JennScents
Professionally, Jennifer is an Integrative Clinical Phyto-Aromatherapist, Herbalist, Scentpreneur™, author, speaker and guest speaker. She is the owner of JennScents and the JennScents Aromaversity®, a NAHA Approved Level 1, 2 & 3 School Provider. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Teacher Diplomate in Spiritual PhytoEssencing (a deep soul healing discipline). She is a professional member, Central Florida Director and Vice President of the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA.org).
She began one of the very first Aromatherapy Custom Blending Bars, creating a unique, personalized and meaningful experience to help others with physical, mental and emotional issues. She developed her own style and techniques providing in-depth Scentillect™ and Scenterpretation™ of the custom blends, to educate clients and bring them into a greater awareness about their physical, mental and emotional state. Now, she continues custom blending through her Virtual Custom Blending and Private Consultations. She is a true holistic practitioner, integrating a variety of holistic health modalities, customized to meet the specific needs of clients. She is bridging the mind, body and soul for overall harmonious health.
Jennifer as Jennifer
Personally, Jennifer has had an equally challenging and amazing life. As a child, she experienced several health crisis from respiratory infections to hormonal and weight issues. Her toughest battle came when she was in her mid-20’s when she battled Crohn’s, Colitis and IBS. She pursued the medical route, visiting Shands Hospital and the Mayo Clinic without much success. She said, “after years of these challenging ups and downs, I found great relief using Roman Chamomile essential oil blended in apricot oil to calm the abdominal pains, severe cramping, diarrhea, weakened immunity and general debility. I experienced immediate results, within one day. Not only did the essential oils help my physical ailments, it improved my mood, balanced emotions and fueled my will to stay headstrong and keep searching for answers. It was my flashlight through some really dark times.” Jennifer’s experience with aromatherapy was life-changing and with the support of her mentor, friends and family, she decided to start her own aromatherapy business. “I had a thriving business before I realized I was in business for myself”, she exclaims. “I just love helping people, and before I knew it, I created an aromatherapy business that did just that, help people.” Jennifer officially established JennScents®, Inc. in October 2002 offering custom blending services, developing her own product line, educating at special events, local clubs and organizations, at home parties and conventions.
Jennifer grew up being very shy. She was petrified to speak or give presentations in front of people and stood on the sidelines more than being in the limelight. Her personal health struggles of overcoming a life-threatening illness, soon became her flame to drive and motivate her to share her story. She remembers back to when she practiced public speaking for the first time, “I was simply stating my name and business goal in front of my friend and mom, when I suddenly started sweating profusely and passed out from fear.” Funny how the very thing that causes you the most fear, can be your inspiration for being your own biggest hero. Of course, after numerous practice sessions and experience, Jennifer has become one of the top aromatherapy presenters at conferences and conventions. She even has emceed at a few events. She reflects, “if you would have told the child me, that one day, I would speak in front of thousands of people, I would have never believed it. I’m so thankful that my illness connected me with my own empowerment to be brave, confident and authentic.”
Jennifer’s journey of being an over-achiever in elementary, junior high, high school and college was a great foundation to helping her develop her entrepreneurial skills. Not only did she start her own business, she started an aromatherapy school, became a popular speaker and has authored several aromatherapy books and a few e-books. One of her very first books, Aromatherapy Business Guide, was an inspiration to start her own Aromaversity®. This guide became the workbook for two of her aromatherapy certification courses. She teaches and trains others to establish their own aromatherapy based business with guiding principles, tips, techniques, references and resources. She authored the JennScents Aromatherapy Recipe Guide, JennScents Aromatherapy Guide for Pets and her most successful to date, the JennScents Holistic Aromatherapy Comprehensive Guide, offering over 60 recipes, historical to current, evidenced-based information, gut-brain connection, olfaction practices and more.
Through her experiences, circumstances and gifts from God, she is an advocate for integrative phyto-aromatherapy and passionate about helping people gain health – physically, mentally, emotionally and environmentally. Jennifer is a gifted, intuitive master aromatherapy formulator and blender. She is sought out for her aromatherapy skills and guest speaking.
You can learn more about Jennifer in her interview here
Jennifer’s interview at the Orlando Voyager
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Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prescribe. It is recommended that if serious health issues exist, you consult a licensed medical provider. JennScents does not assume liability or responsibility for the use and/or misuse of this information.
References: This blog contains excerpts from JennScents Aromaversity Certification Courses and the JennScents Holistic Aromatherapy Comprehensive Guide.