Arraby's Aromatherapy gathers premium quality ingredients from all over the world to create our unparalleled products. Completely natural, chemical free essential oil products - you can be assured of their purity and freshness.
Pat Scanlan started Arraby's in 1995, literally on the kitchen table (much to her husbands chagrin). Her natural curiosity and lifelong desire to better the lives of everyone around her, brought her to the study of essential oils and natural ingredients. This path led her to create a line of products she first gave to friends. With their encouragement, she started selling at local markets, Home and Christmas Shows, exhibitions, and in malls. The original company wasnamed Choices. In 1997 she renamed the company, Arraby's Aromatherapy. That same year Pat moved the manufacturing out of her home and into a proper factory facility. The business became more family oriented with daughter Jennifer working full time and grandmother Bonnie, sons Michael and James, and daughter Andria helping out when needed.
Pat and Jennifer at the booth in Edmonton in 2003
Pat's friend Carol Watson designed the logo which has been incredibly important in establishing a recognizable brand. At trade shows customers would inspect our labels to make sure they were getting the 'right' product.
In 2003, son Michael joined the company full time. Michael is a BCIT grad in Manufacturing Engineering Technology and brought with him fifteen years of production and quality experience. Increased travel with more attended trade shows ensued and with the exposure, more distributors were added.
In 2005, with failing health, Pat sold the business to Michael. In 2007 she received a kidney from Michael and returned to life as normal except as a retired normal. She plays a ton of bridge and travels extensively.
In 2012, with a well developed group of retail outlets, Michael decided that nine years of trade shows was enough and he put the booth out to pasture. Arraby's now wholesales to almost 400 retail outlets including many health food stores and pharmacies.
Our goal is to continue to grow the business by providing you competitively priced, top quality products with great customer service. We thank you for being a part of that.
Back when I first joined my mom in this business I exchanged some Snore No More with a fellow trade trade show neighbour for this caricature of me.
Look at all that hair!
Man, those were the good 'ol days.
Thank you for checking us out... Cheers... Michael