A Note from Lynette:
You can’t change the world, but you can change your mood. As the founder of Lifetherapy, I know firsthand how a small shift in perspective can make the difference. When my children were young, my then two year old son went through a life-threatening illness. I was at his bedside 24/7, until his doctor literally forced me to go home and take a break.
I went home and had a hot meal made by friends and relaxed in the bath. That time — probably less than an hour — changed everything. I felt nurtured. Empowered. Reset. Removing one set of thoughts, and occupying them with another created a shift in my perspective.
Once my son was discharged from the hospital and life returned to “normal” I kept returning to the memory of that evening. The bath was such a small detail in an incredibly challenging time in my life. But it had changed something. It hadn’t changed the situation, but it had changed my mindset. And that shifted mindset gave me the grace I needed to reset, recharge, and keep on fighting. I began to find more moments like this in my day-to-day life. And I realized that while we can’t always control our circumstances, we can control our thoughts. And our thoughts begin with our mood.
I began tuning into just how powerfully scent could shift and redirect my moods and thoughts. Scent is a huge presence in how we experience our days, but it’s often experienced on a more subconscious level than other scents. After all, we know to listen to soothing music to try to fall asleep or scroll through an inspiring Instagram feed when we need a pick-me-up. What if we used scent to do the same?
I became obsessed with aromachology. Like aromatherapy, aromachology is the study of how certain scents affect ourselves. But while aromatherapy’s umbrella focuses on health and wellbeing, aromachology focuses specifically on mood. I wanted to create self-care products that would feel great, smell great, and would deliver a mood shift whenever you used them. I wanted products that could deliver the same total-sense self-care experience whether you were quickly rubbing on hand sanitizer or indulging in an hour-long bath. I wanted products formulated with curated ingredients designed to make over your mood, connect with yourself, and make you realize your full potential.
The result is Lifetherapy, and I’m so excited to share it with you. We have five mood collections: Grounded, Loved, Transformed, Inspired, Energized. Each comes in an array of products, and each is designed to leave you feeling fabulous inside and out. As the brand has evolved, I’ve added a curated collection of gifts, accessories, apparel, and home goods to our selection. My goal with Lifetherapy is to create a boutique experience for you to explore, understand and #ChooseYourMood. Find me @lifetherapyofficial on Instagram and reach out with your stories!