Balanced Essentials aromatherapy began as a vision in May 1996 to provide a balance between conventional and alternative health with emphasis on educating and supporting people in their endeavour to health themselves using products that contain the highest quality, therapeutic essential oils. Extensive research was carried out to find the exact formulations that were the most appropriate and effective.
Most people that are drawn to aromatherapy do so out of a desire to help with pain relief, reduce the stress in their lives and achieve the incredible benefits that can only come from essential oils. Extensive research was carried out to find the exact formulations that were the most appropriate and effective for the blends. An intuitive approach to the blending and a skill for creating appealing fragrances allowed each product to also have a wonderful aroma as well as creating all the benefits that each blend offered.
The very best of intentions have gone in to creating these products that honour the environment and empower the individual to approach healing and their lifestyle in a balanced way.
Cheryl Gilbert is the owner and creator of balanced essentials and has a background in traditional medical care. She believes a balanced approach to health and lifestyle are the key ingredients for a successful and happy existence. She recognized that to facilitate true healing we must address the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of the individual.
With this in mind and using an intuitive approach to the blending and a skill for creating appealing fragrances, she created this unique range of aromatherapy and essential oil products designed to activate and enhance wellness that also had a wonderful aroma. Cheryl also believed through her own personal mixing of the oils and experience that the majority of people wanted to purchase aromatherapy that was “user friendly” and that took the guess work out.
Using only the highest quality therapeutic essential oils blended together, Cheryl’s potent products will delight the senses and empower the body’s self-healing abilities. In April of 2005 Cheryl appeared on A Current Affair which featured her products’ BE Relieved and BE Sport as “The Miracle Oils”. Her research using Thermal Imaging validated her product claims that pain & inflammation were significantly reduced after just 3 minutes of application.
Cheryl’s many years of television appearances on the Shopping Channels have confirmed her reputation and her deep understanding of the importance of nurturing people in order to facilitate the healing process emotionally, physically and spiritually. The shows have also attracted a large audience of customers and their comments and testimonials are evidence to the incredible effectiveness of these products.
The Face of Balanced Essentials
Late in 1997 Cheryl Gilbert (owner and creator of be) attended an art exhibition at the Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery to view a collection of works by environmental artist Garry Duncan.
Garry Duncan began painting full time in 1997 and lives with his family on a property overlooking the Murray River in South Australia’s Riverland. Garry sees his art as a product of the environment without taking from or destroying it.
At the exhibition one of his very large portraits, “Australian Sienna” hanging on the wall had captured the essence of Cheryl Gilbert without either of them having met before. Cheryl was so taken with the portrait (which came from Garry’s imagination) that she purchased the painting which then became the “Face of Balanced Essentials”.
This very large painting which Garry named “Australian Sienna” was the first that he had done which was not of an Australian landscape. He sees his art as a product of the environment without taking from or destroying it. This painting also looked very similar to Cheryl Gilbert as she had naturally curly hair at the time and Garry felt he had captured something unique in this painting without having met her before. It also reflected what Cheryl felt was an Australian version of Mother Earth.
The painting now hangs proudly on the wall as you enter the reception of the Balanced Essentials’ office.