In this week’s edition of Meet the Saje Family, we’re introducing you to Simone. Simone is the Manager at the Southgate Mall location in Edmonton, Alberta. She has been with the company since Saje first opened its doors in Edmonton in 2008. Simone is a lover of all natural, vegan cosmetics. She has a background in Interior Design, but discovered a love for Aromatherapy a few years ago. Stop by the Southgate Mall location sometime and let Simone answer all of your Essential Oils questions.
What store do you work at, and what is your position?
I work at Southgate Mall in Edmonton, Alberta as the Store Manager.
How long have you been working with Saje?
I’ve been working at Saje since we opened here in October of 2008.
What do you love most about Aromatherapy?
I love how Aromatherapy has improved my quality of life. Just like Apple says “There’s an app for that” there is always an essential oil for “that”, whether its anxiety, insomnia, migraines or sinusitis. I love making people happy, and Aromatherapy can do that in so many ways. When I get that first-time customer coming back telling me that a Saje product worked so well for them it makes my day.
What do you do for fun?
I make stuffed felt animals and hand stitch them. I don’t sell them, though, just gift them to friends and family. I’m also into modern architecture and furniture (I took interior design in university) so I read a lot about design.
What is your guilty pleasure?
How about pleasures after all that is what life is about. I’m really into natural makeup and body products. I want everything I use to be all natural and preferably vegan. Currently 98% of things I use are 100% natural (so If anyone knows a really great natural mascara please let me know because I want to get to 100%). Right now I’m obsessed with using Saje’s Lavender and Friends Body Wash as a shampoo. The Rosemary extract makes my hair feel thicker and I don’t have to use conditioner because it’s so hydrating. It still cleanses my hair so well and it relaxes me right away. Food wise, I love sun-dried tomato pesto either with pasta or bread. I tried it first 8 years ago on Granville Island, one place I always make sure to visit every time I’m in Vancouver.