After becoming a mother, Libby was struck by the profound responsibility of creating a safe, nurturing environment for her baby; she was inspired to learn more about the harmful toxins found in everyday household and hygiene products and was disturbed by what she discovered. She began to experiment with handcrafting her own all natural, effective solutions using plants and herbs grown in her medicinal garden.
Her infatuation with creating unique formulations and harnessing the awe-inspiring power of earth’s raw materials led her to pursue an herbalist certification from the Arbor Vitae School of Traditional Herbalism in New York City. Libby launched Wythe and Berry in 2018 with a mission to educate others on the abundant healing properties and transformative effects of essentials oils and to provide safe, ethically sources and cruelty free products using only the highest quality, sustainable ingredients.
A professional member of The National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) and the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA), Libby has studied under the guidance of Amy Galper, Jade Shutes, Dr. Robert Pappas, and Roxanna Villa. She earned her clinical aromatherapist certification from The New York Institute of Aromatic Studies in Manhattan where she was invited to complete a training program to become a senior teacher. She continues to teach at The Institute and can be hired to lead classes, host events or speak to corporations and groups about the benefits of herbal remedies and botanical alternatives. Libby is also available to serve as a consultant for individuals and brands interested in developing safe, effective aromatic products.
Libby splits her time between the Hudson Valley in upstate New York and New York City where she lives with her husband and two children.
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