In 1990, after a ten-year career as a legal secretary in Toronto, Sandra was faced with having to find a new career when she and her husband chose to move to Orono, Ontario to raise their family. After becoming an accredited Reflexologist, Sandra began her studies in the field of Aromatherapy. It was a re-discovery you could say since Sandra had already developed an interest in botanical aromatics during her childhood days when she mischievously hid jars of concoctions under her bed that were filled with blooms from her mother’s garden.

bottles of essential oils, perfumes and crystals

Sandra’s line of custom essential oils, natural body care, perfumes & crystals. Sold exclusively at Bespoke.

In 1993, Sandra founded two successful enterprises: two health food stores in Orono and Bowmanville, Ontario, and the formulation of an aromatherapy line in conjunction with an expansive collection of essential oils, resulting in supply contracts with more than 600 accounts across North America.  In 1997, Sandra began teaching aromatherapy courses and was a guest instructor at several colleges in Ontario, teaching essential oil safety to massage and aesthetic students.

In 2007 shortly after the birth of her first grandchild, Sandra was compelled to sell her distribution company. Her granddaughter was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition called Loeys-Dietz syndrome, and it soon became evident that Sandra’s daughter needed her to help with the little one due to multiple trips and numerous stays at the Hospital for Sick Children.