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 formulate, make and use myself.  Many of my close friends use them as well and they were the encouragement behind my decision to offer my 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.