Libby Vlasic is a certified aromatherapist and educator possessing a lifelong passion and respect for the natural world, which has lead her on a journey to expand her knowledge and understanding of the holistic and medicinal benefits of essential oils. Her innate curiosity and deeply rooted belief in the healing power of plant life was engrained at a young age growing up in Australia among the flowering eucalyptus trees where she first experienced the bountiful gifts that can be derived from a symbiotic relationship with nature.
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 a herbalist certification from the Arbor Vitae School of Traditional Herbalism in New York City. It was here that she studied under a star-studded herbalist cast including Matthew Wood, 7Song, Michael Mandelbaum, Claudia Keel, Dina Falconni and Tammi Sweet.
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 aromatically 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. It was here that Libby lead classes on a variety of aromatic topics, as well as overseeing a 100-hour certification program which covered aromatic chemistry, safety and dosage guidelines and formulation of effective and safe aromatic remedies.
In 2019 Libby was approached by Quarto Publishing, through the Wythe & Berry instagram profile, which led to her contributing to the book “An Ultimate Guide to Aromatherapy” alongside Jade Shutes and Amy Galper.
Libby is available to host events, classes, and speak to corporations and groups about the benefits of herbal remedies and botanical alternatives to allopathic options. She is also available to serve as a consultant for individuals and brands interested in developing safe, effective aromatic products.
Currently studying a Bachelor of Science in Naturopathic Medicine through a private university in Australia, Libby lives upstate New York in the picturesque Hudson Valley with her husband and two children. It is here that she distills hydrosols and essentials oils on handmade copper alembic stills from Europe.