The rest of the story will tell how and why the company began.
For many years Heather experienced inner ear congestion, which affected her hearing. After many medical exams and multiple medications, she became very frustrated when the problem persisted. Luckily, one day, while sitting on her deck outside on a beautiful day reading a local mountain community magazine, she read an article about an Herbalist. After reading her profile, she was so intrigued and curious that she decided to make an appointment. Needless to say, that was the moment that changed her life forever. During her consultation, she found out that her ear congestion was likely being caused by Candida. Candida is a systemic overgrowth of yeast in the body. There are numerous symptoms that are caused by Candida, ear congestion is one of the not so common symptoms. Shortly after starting on a supplement program and the Candida diet, which includes eliminating sugar, yeast, most grains and any processed foods, the ear congestion was gone and she felt the best she had in many years.
She was so excited and fascinated because for three years, she had seen multiple doctors and two Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists, which all continued to prescribe allergy medications and eventually a steroid medication, Prednisone, that has many horrible side effects. None of the medications worked, in fact, the Prednisone worsened the condition. Knowing what she knows today, after all her training and experience with clients, she understands why the medications didn't help. They didn't address the root cause of the condition. This success brought about a profound interest in nutrition, herbs and natural healing, so she decided to take courses to complete a Master Herbalist Certification while working as an RN in the hospital.
As Heather became more aware of toxic ingredients in most products, she started reading the ingredients listed on organic and natural skin care products in the health food stores. She was appalled to find out that these products still contained toxic ingredients. This prompted her to start making a few products for herself and her family. It immediately became something that she was excited about and loved to do. All of her friends and family that had used the products she made kept telling her she needed to do this professionally, so, what started out as a few facial care products along with some baby products has become a full blown product line ranging from healing herbal salves, a complete facial/skin care line, aromatherapy, herbal tinctures, herbal teas, granola bars, energy bars, trail mix, raw chocolate mixes and so much more. Our dreams became reality with the opening of Taspen's Organics & Holistic Wellness Center. We have a retail area along with comfortable healing rooms for our practitioners consultations. In addition to the retail and services, we host meditations, classes, seminars and workshops.