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Hi I’m Alison MacColl, BSc Comp Therapies (Aromatherapy), Cert. Teaching, Professional Aromatherapist & Perfume Stylist

Stress got me into all of this way back in the early 90s when I worked in financial services in London.  I was amazed at how a single drop of an essential oil in a bespoke aromatherapy blend could be so powerful to positively improve the quality and duration of my sleep, relaxation and wellbeing.   I became ever so chilled and relaxed after aromatherapy and was in a total calm zone for weeks.  After experimenting with oils at home, and burning my back in the bath, I decided I needed to learn how to use them properly.

My professional training journey started in 1994 (including a science degree* at Edinburgh’s Napier University – not bad for someone who hated science at school!) and Complement Your Health was launched in 2002.

My ethos is, and always will be, to help clients feel better in themselves, using bespoke natural botanical ingredients in aromatherapy and bespoke perfumery.   I’m as passionate today as I was 25 years ago about how powerful these tiny drops can impact our lives with their scent and aroma and I’m a total advocate of their safe and appropriate professional use.

Over the past 17 years I’ve created thousands of bespoke aromatherapy formulations for hundreds of clients in private practice, mental health, NHS settings and health and social care.  Often clients will have periods of imbalance in their lives leading to stress, anxiety, low mood, or they need help to relax or wish to boost their mood and it’s my role to support them and formulate blends they love to enhance their wellbeing.  

Through the science of aromatherapy and aromachology we can incorporate scent to uplift our spirits and I always pop on my bespoke perfume to complete my outfit going out in the evening.   Since 2004 I’ve helped hundreds of clients design their own perfumes and always love the moment when a client gets a sparkle in the eye which tells me that’s the aha moment when they’ve captured their favourite perfume recipe. 

Get in touch if you’d like to benefit from some energising, calming, invigorating, relaxing, revitalising or soothing blends for yourself or a loved one or purchase a Gift Voucher for Bespoke Aromatherapy or Bespoke Perfumery.  

I’m a professional member of The Complementary Therapy Association and  the Scottish Government Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) membership scheme.  I’m also a Mental Health First Aider.  Please note CThA does not endorse or approve products and services.