Jo Tavern has been a fully qualified Clinical Aromatherapist since 1999 practising her therapy both from her clinic at home and for the palliative care team at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. In 2003 Jo had to close her clinic and stop carrying out treatments as she needed to go through major orthopaedic surgery as a result of a horse riding accident in 1995. It was at this time that Jo started making aromatherapy products for her own use to aid in her recovery.
Just at the point of considering starting up the therapy business, Jo discovered she was pregnant so things had to be put on the back burner for a while. Pregnancy also caused Jo's disabilities to become problematic, and again she turned to her aromatherapy products for relief and relaxation. This continued after the birth of baby Ewan and Jo found the aromatherapy very therapeutic for both herself and her son.
In 2010 Jo started to make her products as gifts for family and friends. This then led to requests for more and the product's reputation started to spread. In 2011 the venture was taken a stage further when Jo agreed to take a stall at a few local craft fairs under the name of The Crafty Cauldron. The name stuck and word began to spread further afield. The business, which is based from Jo and her husband's smallholding in the beautiful Blackness countryside, was officially launched in 2012.
All products from The Crafty Cauldron have been created so that you can enjoy beautiful aromas in your own home whilst keeping everything as natural as possible. We only use pure therapy grade essential oils and never use synthetic fragrance oils. Therefore all our products not only smell wonderful, but also have a genuine therapeutic effect.
We are often asked if we do a range for sensitive skin but we truely believe that all our products are suitable because we only use the finest natural ingredients. All the products are individually handmade by Jo with an emphasis on quality. That is why we are sure that you will thoroughly enjoy your home spa experience.
After a serious car crash in 1998, I was left with very limited movement in both arms. Although sceptical, after 2 sessions of aromatherapy with Jo, I had 50% more movement than any of my health professionals thought possible. Thanks so much Jo!