Colorado Aromatics (CA) is, considered by some, the quintessential wellness company, born of Boulder County. It is owned and operated by ovo-lacto vegetarian, botanical chemist, and product artisan Cindy Jones, PhD. From farming to formulating, her company’s products are carefully created with herbs grown on her farm. Each product is cleverly concocted to enhance a wellness lifestyle. Several CA products have become savvy essentials for health & beauty conscious individuals.
For starters, the CA shampoo does not require a separate conditioner to induce hair manageability. Several products can be beneficial to various body parts other than the one indicated. Though Cindy’s products are not heavily scented, most contain therapeutic amounts of natural botanicals and herbal fragrance. The Dream Pillows contain such aromatherapeutics as chamomile and lavender – both of these herbs have been clinically proven to induce relaxation. Essential oils are integrated – and sold individually – such as eucalyptus, which effectively clears the sinuses. Thyma-Flu is another healing potion that Cindy produces. After purchase, the patient fills the Thyma-Flu jar with vodka, brandy, or rum. The solution then steeps for fourteen days – sufficient time for the release of the therapeutic elements.
Cindy’s health philosophy respects both traditional herbal medicine and Western medicine and sees a place for both of them in overall wellness. If each would take the effort to learn more about the other, it would if would be to the advantage of the patient. Here, she shares further thoughts about her products and personal life.
AR: If there’s one special product from your line that will enhance virtually anyone’s well-being, what do you recommend?
CJ: I distill herbs we grow to make aromatic waters that are sometimes called hydrosols. These herbal distillates are very refreshing on the skin and since they are pH balanced to skin they make great toners and hydrators. My favorite is lavender which can be spritzed on the face at any time to reduce stress and relax as well as hydrate and tone.
AR: Most of your skin care line is targeted towards the Colorado woman who experiences dry, dehydrated skin. What products are most appropriate for men or oilier skin types?
CJ: It’s important to remember that oily skin still needs to be hydrated. Even though our Springtide Face Cream is not promoted for oily skin, it is certainly appropriate for oily skin. We also have male customers who use this face cream, although many prefer the simplicity of the parsley eye serum to use on the face. Our most popular product among men is the Knuckle Balm, because men tend to have cracks on their knuckles.
AR: I understand that your mother was a gardener and that your father was intrigued by edible plants, so do you think that you may have passed down a “green thumb” to your offspring?
CJ: I hope I have passed down a sincere interest in botanicals to my children. At a young age, they both loved the gardens and could identify all of the edibles in the yard. When they were younger, we also talked a lot about wild edibles when we went hiking. Currently, both of their interests lie elsewhere, but I do know that the seed has been planted.
It is worth noting that Cindy birthed her two sons with a midwife. In addition to being prolific in Colorado Aromatics, Cindy is also a proprietor/consultant for the Sagescript Institute, yet another company she birthed prior to CA. Her husband sells Colorado Aromatic goods at both the Boulder and Longmont Farmers Markets. Each product is conscientiously tested, with no cruelty to animals.
An article including further information about Colorado Aromatics may be found within Amy Ramirez’s Boulder skin care articles: Dr. Cindy Jones cultivates skin solutions with Colorado herbs.
Dr. Jones may be personally emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.