Monthly Archives: June 2018

Aromatherapy in ancient Egypt has linked to today’s booming alternative medicine practices

World-renowned Therapist Mahmoud Saied of Essence of Life Al Fayed showing Horticultural Therapist Laura DePrado, President of Final Touch Plantscaping, LLC, some of many essential oils used for Aromatherapy. The great Manufacturer of perfumes, Oil of Flowers and Blends, exports 80 percent of its pure oil worldwide.
(Photo: ~Courtesy of Laura DePrado)

Laura Deprado uses Horticulture for Therapy to help people across New Jersey. Her article “Aromatherapy in ancient Egypt has linked to today’s booming alternative medicine practices” was recently featured in  

In 2016, the global aromatherapy market size was valued at $1.07 billion, according to an industry analysis report for 2014 to 2025 published by Grand View Research. And this lucrative growth shows no sign of stopping.  (more…)

Congratulations letter from Thomas H. Kean, Jr – New Jersey Senate

Dear Ms, DePrado

Congratulations on being recognized as a Top 25 Leading Women Brand Builder by the Leading Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners, This is extraordinary honor which acknowledges the excellence that each one of you demonstrates within your respective industries.

Being selected out of many nominations truly demonstrates how much of an inspiration you are to enterprising women both within and outside your industry. Your accomplishments reflect the enormous impact women leaders are making on New Jersey. It is an honor for me to recognize role models like you for all that you have done for both women and your communities.

Once again, congratulations on this great honor, I wish you all the best of luck in whatever your future holds.

Thomas H. Kean, Jr 
New Jersey Senate 

Where A Flower Blooms, Hope Lives For Senior

Oldwick senior Lorraine Galbraith and Horticultural Therapist, Laura DePrado, have planted together since May 2013.
(Photo: ~Courtesy of Laura DePrado)

Five years ago this month, I was connected to an isolated senior, Lorraine Galbraith, in a wheelchair, frail, living at home in Hunterdon County, and living day to day with no family in New Jersey, or friends. 

Blinds were closed. Her plants (which once thrived through the hands of her care), were all dead due to overwatering by caregivers and lack of sun. She trusted no one. She did not go outside. She did not speak and she suffered with depression.  (more…)

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