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Jackie Gillard, owner of Blended Therapies, gives regular talks at WI meetings and groups on Aromatherapy: from the history and origins of essential oils through to blending oils and making products.

Jackie originally trained as a nurse and worked in general, children’s and diabetes nursing before qualifying as an aromatherapist. It was making creams and lotions for friends and family during her aromatherapy training that sparked the idea for Blended Therapies, as Jackie was able to combine her knowledge of essential oils and nursing experience to create products to help people with every day aliments, which are natural and smell great!

Jackie is very knowledgeable on aromatherapy and essential oils, passionate about health and well being and brings a touch of humour to her talks/ presentations.

Feedback from a recent West Malling WI meetings:

“Thank you so much for coming along and delighting our ladies and staying so long to answer questions, especially as I believe you were off on holiday the next day.   It is our practise to contact speakers following analysis of the feedback slips we ask our members to complete.  You will be glad to hear that you were very well received with top scores from the majority of the audience.  They were glad to learn more about aromatherapy and the properties and uses of the oils.  You were in their opinion ‘lively and entertaining,’ very interesting’ and they had a ‘great’ and  ‘fabulous’ evening.  The best I think was ‘A great evening – bring some neroli oil next time !’.   I enjoyed the whole evening and thank you Jackie for giving us something different and being an accommodating speaker to liaise with. “    

Feedback from at recent WI meeting:

“I attended one of your recent presentation on aromatherapy and think our ladies would really enjoy it. You are a natural speaker and very knowledgeable on your subject. Your products are great as well and I think our ladies will love those too.”

Feedback from a talk at BVWI:

“Just a quick line to thank you so very much for what I have been told was a really entertaining presentation. BVWI thoroughly enjoyed every minute of your talk and I know that many of the members loved your delivery, as the committee said that there was a real buzz amongst the audience at the end of your presentation and the volunteers enjoyed making their samples.”

If you are interested in booking Jackie to speak at your event/meeting, please email

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