Total loan: $5,500


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Pittsburgh, PA, United States / Services

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Aaryn's story

Hello from MYND Scent Co! I am a 22 year old mental health warrior who loves to create as well as help others. Having these qualities combined with my love of good smells made starting a candle business a no brainer for me. While many of my peers my age are graduating from college this year, I am not. In 2017 I began my journey towards living a more mindful life when I began to notice a change in my thoughts, emotions, and behavior. I learned that I had been experiencing symptoms from anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, and depression. In 2018 I reached a point where none of the things I learned could help me and I checked myself into a psychiatric center as a last resort. It was there that my eyes were opened to two things; I wasn't alone in what I was facing and there are major issues at hand regarding mental health as a whole. I was introduced to different coping skills, methods of therapy, as well as medication to support me as I started to get back to living my day to day life. One method I had always been interested in was aromatherapy. Aromatherapy uses oils extracted from fruits and plants either topically or by inhalation to promote feelings of wellbeing. My mom had been using essential oils in our home for years but I never knew they held healing properties. MYND Scent Co. is the byproduct of my love of essential oils and my personal mission to change the way we look at, talk about, and treat mental health.