Looking after my own practice, I carry out a stock-take regularly to maintain a level of minimal items. There is no way I want to be caught out if a large order came in and I was unable to fulfil it and it was delayed. I buy my bottles in bulk from Mike Spencer PA Aromatherapy http://www.paaromatherapy.co.uk/ and often buy their luxury aromatherapy oils or candles – I am always telling my clients to treat themselves and I try to practice what I preach. When I need practical equipment for my treatment room such as bedrolls, towels, cotton pads etc I buy from a local hair and beauty supplier that I have known for over 20 years http://www.idealhairandbeauty.com/
I do like to use local services and I feel it’s so important to share our money around – helping and recommending one another helps everyone’s business to grow. In the same spirit I like to use the local post office – I walk down if I can with a big bag of parcels or call upon the courier http://www.fastwaycouriers.co.uk/ for larger items. I take time to chat to people on the way if I can. I enjoy life and try not to rush about and get stressed out! I think I sound a bit like Sally Hawkins in the film ‘Happy Go Lucky’ – did anyone else see that? Her character is a thoroughly nice person!