My name is Karin and I am the owner of Avila Aromatics. I began with aromatherapy 8 years ago and with Gua Sha just a couple of years later. I began with Avila Aromatics selling facial oils 6 years ago and decided to open up my own shop in Milford, New Jersey, in September of 2021. I welcome all people who are looking to learn about and gain results from holistic skincare.
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What has compelled me to remain an esthetician for the past 20 years is passion. Passion for natural beauty, nature, ongoing learning and a desire to help people feel and look their best. I have combined my love for nature with the study of aromatherapy and herbalism. I’ve carried these studies over in tandem with my skincare practice.
I was introduced to Gua Sha at the wellness center, Treatment by Lanshin, Brooklyn, NY. Gua Sha reinvigorated my practice and inspired me to study and practice other holistic modalities, such as (Vodder School) Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), Connective Tissue Face Massage (CTM), Face and Ear Reflexology, Reiki Levels one and two and Western Herbalism.
When I’m not working I’m attending yoga class, gardening and creating aromatherapy blends for the face, body and spirit. The images on this site of flowers and plants are directly from my garden.
In Health and Happiness,
BSA Dominican College, San Rafael, CA
Licensed Esthetician, DeLoux School of Cosmetology, San Rafael, CA
Reiki Level one and two with Kristin Reed, Healing Reiki, Brooklyn, NY
Advanced Aromatherapy with, Amy Galper and Jade Shutes, New York Institute of Aromatic Studies, New York, NY
Manual Lymph Drainage with, Anne Branham of ASTECC, New York, NY
Connective Tissue Massage with, Anne Branham of ASTECC, New York, NY
Facial Gua Sha with, Cecily Braden of Beauty Secrets, New York, NY
Face and Ear Reflexology with, Michael Edan at The Laura Norman School of Reflexology, New York, NY