The Alchemist

Erika - Founder & Alchemist of Clean Benefits Co

An old friend once gave me the advice…In business, it is better to dig one hole as deep as you can instead of digging a few shallow holes… This advice really stuck with me and became my focus over the years. Once I found the perfect hole for me to dig I started digging it and have not looked back since. I have been digging my deep hole of knowledge and understanding in my field since 1999 and I don’t plan on stopping any time soon! Every course I take, every class I teach, every study and book I read and every product I create is all focused on a deeper understanding in the field of Alternative Medicine & Aromatherapy.

My goal and focus is to create products that are beneficial to use. If you’re going to use a lotion, why not use a lotion that also helps calm stress? If you want to diffuse a smell in your house, why not use a blend that can also help you breathe better or help you focus on your tasks? In a sea of products to choose from these days, I think it’s time to simplify, get back to basics and start helping the body get back to a balanced state.

All products are tested on willing clients and their feedback on each product is what helps shape the products I offer, as well as to help me come up with new products. 

My Background

B.S. in Alternative Medicine & Nutrition from Metro State University
Classes include: Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, Health Care Research, Pathophysiology, Homeopathy, Ayurveda Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Energy Medicine, Aromatherapy, Botanical Pharmacology.

Clinical Aromatherapist
Training under
~Sharon Tessier PhD for Aromatherapy Basics & Aromatherapy Consults
~Kurt Schnaubelt PhD for Chemistry of Aromatherapy & Chemical Composition, Structure & Energy of Essential Oils, Treatment of Disease, Cosmetology, Psychology of Fragrance and Toxicology .                                                       ~Robert Tisserand for Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils, Essential Oil Safety and Essential Oils in Skincare
~Mandy Aftel for Blending for scent & perfume making

Bach Flower Practitioner
~Level 1 Training with Nancy Buono, BFRP

Community Herbalist
~11 years working in supplements at Whole Foods
~Store manager at Apothecary Tinctura custom blending teas, tinctures & aromatherapy blends
~The Foundation of Herbalism Course with Rosemary Gladstar
~Currently enrolled in Herbal Medicine for Women with Aviva Romm PhD

Reiki Master
~4 month training through Metro State University

Certified Reflexologist & Certified Facial Reflex Therapist
~9 month hands on program for feet, hands & ears
~Additional 5 module class for the face

Additional Reflex Therapy Programs Completed
~TCM Hand Reflex Therapy
~Meridian Therapy
~Ocular Reflex Therapy
~Praxis Vertebralis Reflex Therapy (Spinal work through the feet)
~Hormone Balancing Reflex Therapy
~Infertility Reflex Therapy
~Mother & Baby Reflex Therapy (New moms & infants)
~Tibetan Neck & Scalp Reflexology
~Traditional Thai Reflexology                                                                        ~Diabetes Protocol