Our Story

The journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step (Lao Zi)

Hello!  I’m Cheryl Lindloff, a Certified Aromatherapist and founder/owner of CherMark Botanicals.

As with so many people my journey began with a personal need. It was when I was given a medical diagnosis that I knew would change my life that I set out on this journey. 

I had always thought of myself as healthy so the news that I wasn't as healthy I thought was a total shock.  I've always had a heart to help others but now I was faced with helping myself and I didn't have any idea where to start.

As with all journeys, I had to take the first step. I have always instinctively disliked pharmaceuticals. I don't feel well when I take them so I knew that I didn't want to be on pharmaceutical drugs for the rest of my life.  My first step was to check out aromatherapy.  I had heard a lot about it from my friends.  All the talk about essential oils and how much they had benefited from them started me thinking.  Maybe this could help me, too.  Once I started researching I was absolutely amazed at the power and possibilities aromatherapy offered.  I realized that if I was going to truly help myself heal I needed to know what I was doing. So the next thing I did was find, after much searching, a highly rated accredited school of aromatherapy and got my certification.

Talk about an eye opener! I had always just thought that aromatherapy was about...well aromas. I was absolutely astounded and thrilled at what those little bottles of pure plant essence can do.  It was like someone turned on a light and the whole natural plant world became my pharmacy. Completion of my aromatherapy certification moved me forward into the world of plants and plant medicine.

I began studying herbs. Herbalism and aromatherapy go hand in hand for me. The more I learned, the more I wanted to learn.  I sought help from a friend and medical empath that had attended the same certification class with me. I immediately started an herbal protocol and within five weeks the effect was amazing.  So much so that my doctor asked me what I had been doing.  She was amazed and fully supportive. The medicine I was taking was not working and some of them with a possible side effect of cancer I refused to take.  So I can say from my own personal experience that aromatherapy and herbal medicine really work.

Let me just say that I am NOT a doctor, I'm an aromatherapist and herbalist.  I was blessed to find that I was not alone and I've had and still have help and support along the way.  I am still studying and taking classes and learning all I can.  But I knew I wanted to share with others things that I had learned and experienced in the hope that they could benefit, too. 

The products I sell on CherMark Botanicals are products I use myself.  Many of my close friends use them as well and they were the encouragement behind my decision to offer these products to you. I'm happy to discuss what I do.  I personally interact with members of my CherMark Botanicals support group on Facebook, Celestial Herbalism ~ Herbs, Oils & more… !  Consider this my personal invitation to join.