Hi! And welcome to Spring! Finally we have some sunshine and what a difference that extra boost of vitamin D makes to the soul. Vicky and I thought it was about time we introduced ourselves and shared our story with you. We have lots of exciting things coming up this year but first, we would like to say THANK YOU! Thank you for supporting The Blend, we hope you love our brand and products as much as we love making them and supporting you.
Trudie Ball, Co-Founder
Having earned a degree in Design Management & Communication, I spent over a decade working in some of London’s top advertising agencies as a digital producer. Now a mum of two, I'm thrilled to be focussed on growing The Blend, bringing you more beautiful products and helping to raise awareness of perimenopause.
Vicky Groombridge, Co-Founder
Having worked in marketing and research for over 20 years, I have worked closely with and advised businesses, from start-ups to global enterprises. I am passionate about our brand and how we can use it as a platform to support women and raise awareness of menopause.
The Blend Essential Oils
The blend was created as a direct response to our outrage at the lack of information and support around perimenopause and menopause. Vicky and I first stumbled across the term 'perimenopause' in early 2021. Both in our early forties we were shocked that we could get this far completely ignorant to this incredibly important phase of our lives? Suddenly a whole host of things started to make sense, which was great as we could take steps to address them. However, we were rattled by the lack of information, secrecy, shame and stigma associated with perimenopause and menopause. We were angry that women are so often left to fend for themselves - the fallout of which can be devastating.
Fortunately, Vicky's mother, Zoe Henderson has been working with essential oils for decades. Vicky and I went back to the beautiful formulas she created with her expert team and realised many of them could be assigned to common perimenopause symptoms - sleep issues, anxiety, stress, highs and lows, achy muscles and so on... We realised that we could use these incredible blends to help provide complementary support for those going through perimenopause, but also we could use the brand as a platform for raising awareness, signposting experts and championing those striving for change. And here we are! We hope you love our blends and will continue our journey with us.
Trudie & Vicky