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A Truly Refreshing Bar Experience

The Blending Bar serves chilled essential oils, aromatherapy products and custom blends, made fresh at the bar. Pull up a barstool or curl up on the comfy couches in The Community Living Room with a complimentary cup of organic herbal tea and public wifi. Make the most of your visit with one of many luxurious spa or self-care services in The Wellness Room. Gather up your friends and book your private Aroma-Cocktail party, attend a Sip, Learn & Shop event in The Learning Lounge, or sign up for a wellness workshop, yoga or meditation. How refreshing!

As walk in, you immediately and effortlessly notice a natural, refreshing and seductive scent. It's inviting, not overpowering...a mixture of a nature walk, peeling an orange, weeding the garden and the spa. It's mother nature...how refreshing!

Peruse the bar menu and sip a complimentary cup of herbal tea in a home-made pottery mug. The bartenders are trained Aromatherapists and soon you are putting on lotions, misting sprays, smelling this and that...immersed in an extraordinary sensory experience, learning about the science and art of essential oils. Watch the Blending Bartenders in action as they stir and shake up fresh "Aroma-Cocktails".

Welcome back to Breathing. Welcome back to You. Welcome to The Blending Bar!

Amy Reedman is a Registered Aromatherapist and the founder of The Blending Bar. She has been sourcing essential oils from around the world since 2001, when she began studying aromatherapy at Douglas College. Nearly two decades later, her dream to open an essential oil bar came to fruition after years practicing aromatherapy from home.

Amy is a dedicated self-care guide, who is continually learning new ways to provide tools for others to find peace within themselves. She is a Registered Aromatherapist (RA) and Essential Oil Therapist (EOT) since 2003 and become a Yoga Teacher in 2008, now certified in Hatha, Yin, and Restorative Yoga. Further, she incorporates mindfulness, subtle energy work, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), and Trauma Release Exercises (TRE) into her classes.

Amy’s breadth of knowledge and deep caring for others lead her to open The Blending Bar in 2009 and to expand it into a brick and mortar space in 2017, that quickly became an aromatherapy and healing refuge within the community. She infuses essential oils into her practice, providing a unique blend of classes, private sessions, and workshops at The Blending Bar and in the community. Leading group retreats and speaking engagements allows her to dive deeper into the subjects that she loves, while connecting with people at one time.  

 

Lydia has been a vital part of The Blending Bar since the brick and mortar shop opened in 2017. She describes The Blending Bar as a "unique and beautiful space for healing, learning, and experiencing the beauty of essential oils". A few months after joining the team, Lydia enrolled at the West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy, as recognized by the British Columbia Alliance of Aromatherapy, where she is studying to become a Registered Aromatherapist.