Starchaser’s Customized Product Design Process
We design both customized blends and customized products. Not all aromatherapists will make this distinction, but we do for ease of explanation. A blend is a combination of essential oils designed to evoke a specific effect such as pain relief, relaxation or grounding. This blend of essential oils is then typically added to a base made of one or more carriers (vegetable oils, butters, etc) to create an aromatic or aromatherapy product such as massage oil, cream, therapeutic balm or soap. Generally the aim of the design process is the final product, but clients may also request a particular blend that can be incorporated into a whole series of products. For example, one relaxing blend can be incorporated into a diffuser oil, bath oil, soap, and so on. Similarly, a client may want to develop a signature blend, their own scent, that is used for one or more products. No matter the final aim, we use the same design process.
For practitioners spas, wellness centers, B&Bs and hotels
Starchaser follows a logical, systematic and client-focused approach to product design. In brief, our process is the following:
- an introduction to aromatics, aromatherapy and possible applications given the client’s stated interests,
- detailed assessment of the client’s needs and preferences,
- review of options and prioritization,
- development of prototype blends and products,
- client review of blends and products and any required adjustments,
- clarification of production specifications and schedule, and
Starchaser designed a non-talc-based, all-natural foot powder for me. My clients love the scent, the texture is lovely to work with and it has antibacterial and anti fungal essential oils. It’s just perfect!
— JS, Columbia, MD
I’m a social worker and many of my clients have serious issues and a lot of negative energy around them. I wanted to use something to clear the consultation space, but I found sage sticks were too smoky, obvious and irritating. I contacted Starchaser to design something for me, but found that they already had great products for that – diffuser oils and, even better, a liquid smudge. What a fantastic idea. I the Clean Energy Energetic spritz at work and the diffuser oil at home.
— MAC, Arlington, VA
I’m an energy worker and I’ve been using Starchaser’s Energy Work Support diffuser oil, which I really like. It clears the room, creates a protective space and raises the vibration. I truly sense a difference when I use it. But, I wanted something just for me. Patricia took the time to learn all about how I conduct a session, what I really want to offer my clients and what I personally feel about how I do my work. I just love my special blend and I am so grateful for the time and care that Patricia so kindly gave to me.
— Marie, Kensington, MD
I work for an international organization and I’m always traveling to the other side of the world. Jet lag is a problem: waking up at 2:00 a.m. and struggling to keep awake during my mid-afternoon meetings. Starchaser made a special custom-made “jet lag” bath blend for me. It works fabulously. I put it in the bath the first one or two days of my trip. I sleep deeply and no longer wake up early or drag later in the day. Now I never travel without it.
— World Traveler, Washington, DC
Recently I experienced an extremely stressful period at work. Starchaser designed an inhaler for me. The scent was very soothing. Whenever I smelt it, I immediately felt calmer and more grounded.
— Graham, Silver Spring, MD
I play competitive sports and recently found that I was getting distracted and unable to concentrate. It was seriously effecting my game. Starchaser designed an inhaler for me to help me focus and concentrate. It is fabulous! I’ve used it twice while competing. I won the first match, and I played well, but lost, the second math more due to bad luck than anything else. After using the blend, I was less affected by noise and other distractions and felt less worked up, stressed and overheated.
— DN, Gaithersburg, MD
Patricia (Starchaser) is not only a spiritual person and Reiki Master, but also a scientist and an artist who deeply understands and appreciates the complexity of being human. She creates fragrance masterpieces custom-designed for the individual, as well as supplying more traditional aromatherapy products with well-known fragrances. We have had the luxurious pleasure of experiencing and using a number of her products, including custom-blended aromatherapy sprays, hand creams, foot scrubs, and bath oils. We recommend Patricia and Starchaser’s wonderful products whole-heartedly!
— SPB and KCB, Gaithersburg, MD