Emerald Messenger

Unique Essence Aromatherapy makes essential changes

My name is Leeanne Hughes and I am the owner and operator of Unique Essence Aromatherapy, located in the beautiful Victorian coastal township of Cape Paterson.

Covid-19 has been challenging to say the least, as I receive the majority of my income by showcasing and selling my products at various art and craft markets around Victoria. Like most of us, I have been trying to ‘think outside the box’ to find new ways in which to get my products out there. I am not very social media savvy so this has presented me with quite a challenge.

I offer a premium range of handmade and homemade aromatherapy products for increased health and wellbeing. They are designed and created to nourish the soul, rejuvenate the body, enrich the mind and soothe the heart. All of my products come infused and enhanced with that extra special ingredient – love.

I have been a regular stall holder at the Emerald Community Market since October 2013. And I am also now a part of the Emerald Community online market. It’s taken a little while but my regular customers have started to find and contact me and I have also been receiving some word-of-mouth sales too.

The Victorian Government has just announced the ‘Click for Vic’ incentive, showcasing Victorian businesses and asking not just Victorians but all Australians to support local businesses. I have emailed Visit Victoria to see if I can be a part of this.

I am so very, very grateful for the income, loyalty and support I am receiving from my customers at this extremely interesting and difficult time.

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Leeanne Hughes

Categories: November 2020