Our Founders

Fannie McWatt, Ph.D, Certified Aromatherapist

Co-Founder

Fannie is a scientist by training and received her Ph.D. from the Department of Pathology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She became a medical writer and educator for healthcare professionals working in a broad range of categories including cancer, HIV, and diabetes. Realizing the importance of everyday health to avoid chronic illnesses, she sought out to learn about natural ways to lower the risks of developing disease. She soon discovered the field of aromatherapy and began working with essential oils to support the health and wellness of her family and close friends. Her passion for the field motivated her to become formally certified at the Aromahead Institute studying under Andrea Butje. Her certification is recognized by both the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy and Alliance of International Aromatherapy. Fannie currently lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters.

Amy Lindwall, Certified Clinical Aromatherapist

Co-Founder

Amy is a natural beauty hairstylist with over a decade of experience including editorial and runway styling, coloring, and cutting. Trained at Vidal Sassoon Institute in London, Amy has worked all over the world, primarily in London and New York. Growing up in the Rocky Mountains, Amy developed a keen sense and curiosity about how to integrate the healing powers of nature within her beauty profession. She is the founder and creative director of OLJATM, a treatment based hair care line made with 100% natural ingredients and EVER essential oils. Driven by the philosophy that hair is a part and an extension of our physical selves and wellness, Amy pursued her formal certification in aromatherapy at Aromahead Institute under the direction of Andrea Butje. She went on to complete her graduate training in clinical aromatherapy to further extend her knowledge base of natural health and well-being. Her certifications are recognized by both the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy and Alliance of International Aromatherapy. Amy is professionally based in New York City and currently lives with her husband and dog in upstate New York.