Our interest in Aromatherapy began over 20 years ago…as many who seek alternative therapies. We began using essential oils for common ailments: headaches, colds and flu, and then we found ourselves reaching for essential oils for many other issues including addressing the emotions. This was back in 1990, and there really weren’t many resources to buy essential oils at all. We started with just one Aromatherapy book in our library and used this as an Aromatherapy bible, so to speak, finding recipes to help with many of these common ailments. Since then, the aromatherapy world has grown tremendously, and now we have become one of the resources for others seeking alternatives, just as we once were. Because we both are educators, we feel that an integral part of our mission is to share our knowledge and experience with those who may not be aware of the incredible benefits of using essential oils therapeutically
In October of 2009, we were looking for one particular essential oil - Rhododendron (Rhododendron anthopogon). On the emotional spiritual plane, we use this oil to assist in bringing joy to oneself and to get out of one’s own way. We found the most amazing distiller in Nepal. This was the beginning. After finding Kailash, we connected with one distiller after another all over the world. We are fortunate to have found these distillers, the direct source from which the essential oil comes. We began importing our favorite oils and before we knew it we had over 170 pure therapeutic quality essential oils. We found it so interesting that it was our search for Rhododendron to be the catalyst for the birth of Stillpoint Aromatics.
It was then, we realized, that it was our deep connection to the oils that led us to our next step. Our quest was to find the purest therapeutic quality essential oils that we have ever experienced. And we feel we have done just that. All of our essential oils are truly genuine and authentic. This means that nothing has been added nor removed. No other substances natural or unnatural have been added, the oil is truly and exclusively from the plant that it claims to be. It is the life force of that particular plant. In addition, all of our essential oils are stored in cold storage to ensure freshness and reduce oxidation. We have great respect for and honor the plant, the farmer, the growing season, the distillation process, and the essential oil. Our mission is to bring the purest quality essential oils to you at a fair and reasonable price. However, we did not look for the “cheapest” oils that we could find. We hold the belief that it is worth paying a bit more for a certain essential oil because of the high vibration and purity of a certain oil. For example, before deciding on our Angelica Root from France, we sampled over 6 different Angelicas from various locations. The same holds true for the St. John's Wort, Frankincense, Myrrh, Yarrow, and Eucalyptus Globulus (from Corsica) to name a few…that we have decided to add to our line. We are very proud of the oils we have chosen to bring to you and hope that you will feel their special qualities as well.
All our oils are either certified organic, wild harvested, unsprayed, bio-dynamically farmed with the rhythms of the earth and or vintage. They are exquisite and we are honored to be able to offer them to you. So please join us in the amazing world of Aromatherapy and Experience Transcendesssence.
Joy Musacchio, MA, LMT, CCAP
Joy’s first passion is teaching. With a Master’s degree in education she has been teaching for the past 28 years. Joy taught fifth grade in New York for 10 years. During that time, she acted a turnkey teacher and liaison to Columbia University Teacher’s College to help train the teachers in her district in the Teaching of Writing.
After leaving teaching, Joy moved to Florida where she ran a successful tutoring business helping students from Kindergarten to college. It was during this time that she received formal Energetic and Mystery school training. For 7 years, she traveled back to New York for 6 months of the year to study with her spiritual teacher. Upon moving to Sedona, Joy enrolled in the massage and hydrotherapy program at the Arizona School of Integrative Studies. After graduating, she co- founded Stillpoint…Living in Balance, Therapeutic Massage and Energetic Balancing practice. Joy is a board certified licensed massage therapist and incorporates her expertise in energy medicine and clinical aromatherapy into many of her sessions.
Joy’s love and passion for essential oils began over 20 years ago. It is this love that lead her to co found Stillpoint Aromatics where she imports over 200 certified organic, wild harvested and unsprayed essential oils, hydrosols, and resins from small distillers world wide. She and Cynthia search the globe to find the purest and highest vibratory oils available. They hand pour each bottle with conscious intention upon receiving an order.
After many years of self-study and over 400 hours of formal training, all has come full circle. Joy is a Certified Clinical Aromatherapy Practitioner and is once again teaching, writing, and lecturing. She co founded Stillpoint Studies… School of Essential Oils and Energetics with long time co teacher and business partner, Cynthia Brownley. Stillpoint Studies is an accredited school with both the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) and the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA). Stillpoint offers Aromatherapy Certification Programs and weekend workshops highlighting both the chemistry and the energetics of essential oils. All courses are co-taught by Joy and Cynthia, thus bringing two points of view and two different life experiences to every class.
Their latest offering is the Stillpoint Mystery School training. This retreat focuses on energetic techniques for living life in a balanced way. Joy and Cynthia have just created an advanced aromatherapy certification program entitled the Aroma Mastery Program which is a 180 hour professional level aromatherapy program like no other, as well as a teacher training workshop for aromatherapisits.
Cynthia Brownley, MS, LMT, CCAP
Cynthia is proud to be an educator for the past 28 years. She taught elementary school in New York and worked extensively to help train other teachers through Columbia University Teacher’s College. While living in Florida, she journeyed back to New York for seven years of Energetic and Mystery school training. After moving to Sedona, Arizona, she attended Massage School becoming a Board Certified Massage Therapist.
In 2005, she co-founded Stillpoint…Living in Balance, Inc. a Therapeutic Massage and Energetic Balancing practice providing sacred space that allows healing, growth and wholeness to occur through bodywork and energetic balancing. She sees clients and many sessions incorporate her expertise in energy medicine and essential oils.
Cynthia has been working with essential oils for over 20 years and after over 400 hours of formal training; she has attained the title of Certified Clinical Aromatherapy Practitioner. Her experience and work with teaching children has led to a natural progression as an Aromatherapy educator and speaker. In 2012 Stillpoint Studies earned its accreditation with both the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) and the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA). Stillpoint Studies mission statement is Aromatherapy Education you can trust. Cynthia and Joy have been teaching together for over 20 years, and bring their combined knowledge and authenticity of education and essential oils to every class they teach. They offer both Aromatherapy Certification Programs and weekend workshops highlighting both the chemistry and the energetics of essential oils. The are offering their own Mystery School training teaching techniques for living life in a balanced way. Joy and Cynthia have just created an advanced aromatherapy certification program entitled the Aroma Mastery Program which is a 180 hour professional level aromatherapy program like no other, as well as a teacher training workshop for aromatherapisits.
In 2010, Cynthia co-founded Stillpoint Aromatics, Inc. importing over 200 organic and wild harvested essential oils, hydrosols, and resins from distillers worldwide. All of the essential oils at Stillpoint Aromatics are GC/MS tested for their chemical composition, but of equal importance is the energetic and vibrational component. Cynthia and Joy hand pour each essential oil with conscious intention for the individual when an order is received.