Thank you all for continuing to support me and my storefront! I created Soma’s Aromas at our Pittsfield home, in early 2018 after a long battle and miraculous, self-healing phenomenon, using a strict micro-dosing protocol made of cannabis flower and organic coconut oil.
In 2011, I fell down a flight of broken stairs and sustained a permanent injury/disability consistent to a pelvic fracture dislocation. This injury changed my life forever. Home bound and couch bound with very limited activity on “good days” was my life; I was nearly nonexistent at my sickest. The pain still effects me every single day.
I was so sick with no answers. Though It took me 13 years actively looking for the cause, many hospital appointments, emergency rooms, in-home physical therapy, nursing, and intravenous medicine, on top of many protocols that didn’t work, I finally had a diagnosis. An integrative chronic illness clinic in Northampton diagnosed me with late stage neurological Lyme disease with multiple co-infections. The trauma from my fall made my life-long symptoms worse but it saved my life by getting properly diagnosed.
In 2015, I started my cannabis coconut oil protocol, replacing 2 years of pain management and medication. Not only did it help my pain but I hit it so hard it got everything into a remission/dormant stage. It felt like I had been in a 10 year coma and my brain needed stimulation.
This is when my candle making began. I wanted better candles, so I perfected my recipe and created my brand. I have a history of working in hospitality and incorporated that into my product and who I sold to. This also helped my agoraphobia and severe anxiety, from the years at home.
In 2021, I traveled to Los Angeles to move my mother into a hospice home. Upon returning from my trip, I found an empty storefront in the most perfect location. I could feel my mom, like it was meant to be for me.
In August 2021, with support from my husband and 3 kids, I made the leap and got the storefront keys! This is way more than a retail candle store, it’s our community and it keeps me physically and mentally active. It helps me be a better person, partner and mom. I pour, clean, and label each and every soy candle with the hope you love them and are a continued friend and customer. I just wanted to thank you so much for being by my side through it all! I’m still not done being challenged. I pour and work at the store to keep the lights on and doors open. Retail is not an easy industry, especially nowadays with online shopping. Please keep small business storefronts in mind when purchasing! That small step truly helps the community and we’d LOVE to see you!