About Us

Self-Care is our Middle Name

We believe that with practice, everyone can strengthen their self-care muscle and we make the practice simple, accessible, and even desirable. Since 2009, The Blending Bar has been serving a refreshing blend of classes, private sessions, and workshops alongside purposeful, handcrafted aromatherapy by trained Aromatherapists. You will also find us at retreats and speaking engagements passionately spreading the experiential word about making a practice out of simple self-care. Your results will beg you to keep up the practice. How refreshing!

AmyAmy Reedman, Founder of The Blending Bar

Amy is a Registered Aromatherapist (RA), Essential Oil Therapist (EOT) and the founder of The Blending Bar Aromatherapy + Wellness. She studied aromatherapy at Douglas College in 2001 and she has been a professional member of the Canada Alliance of Aromatherapy since 2003. Amy completed her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2008, and is also certified in Yin and Restorative Yoga. Further, she incorporates mindfulness, subtle energy work, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Trauma Release Exercises (TRE), and The Work of Byron Katie into her classes. Amy has dedicated the last two decades to studying and practicing natural wellness to learn to navigate the muddy waters of anxiety and depression. She is a dog Mum to Bandit and her favourite place to unwind is on a quiet lake.

Lydia

 

Lydia Martin, Certified Aromatherapist

Lydia Martin has been a vital part of The Blending Bar since 2017. A few months after joining the team, Lydia enrolled at the West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy, as recognized by the Canada Alliance of Aromatherapy, where she trained to become a Certified Aromatherapist. Lydia is our in-house aromatherapy sommelier! She is particularly talented at putting together different scent profiles from each of the essential oils she is working with to craft blends that will blow your hair back!