The True Story

Not everyone is embraced by a childhood colorful, warm, and beautiful. There are some caged into stifling and painful environments at ages so tender that the torments of youth circle forward into adulthood. Salem Aura stems from a similar, tragic adolescence.

I, Melissa Salem, founder of Salem Aura, am a living example of the healing properties of essential oils and the excruciating pain that anxiety and depression is capable of inflicting. Brought up in a household struggling with depression and mental illnesses, my days of youthful carefreeness were wrought with helplessness.

Categorizing varying scents and textures according to separate mental symptoms, I found myself blending the oils to ease my anxiety, depression, and headaches.

Growing up with a parent suffering from severe mental illness, a suffocating and anxious childhood left such deep impressions upon me that they continued to haunt me into my adulthood.

I started to experiment with essential oils sometime later into my youth. I discovered that I could utilize different oils to alleviate the effects of my different moods. Categorizing varying scents and textures according to separate mental symptoms, I found myself blending the oils to ease my anxiety, depression, and headaches. Feeling relaxed and calm, these loveable blends brought me closer to the bountiful warmth and love that nature offers.

‘Breaking Free’ is an important element of Salem Aura. Using our expertise to help other people.

In a journey extending ten years and a Beauty Therapy diploma, I have become an expert in the art that is aromatherapy. With ample help and relentless support from my husband, Marko Ivanovic, we together created Salem Aura. Our logo, a vibrant phoenix with wings wide spread and embarking onto a flight with hope and resilience, symbolizes what Salem Aura stands for. A mythological creature that is rebirthed from the ashes of the past life, the Phoenix’s flight is evocative of the creature’s breaking free from the past into a more hopeful and loveable present and future. ‘Breaking Free’ is an important element of Salem Aura. Using our expertise to help other people.

Salem Aura is an earnest effort to help people suffering from varying ailments, mental illnesses, and life, with the powers of essential oils, aromas, and scents blended with hope and love. Salem Aura is a heartfelt gift, breaking people free from their anxiety and depression, and bringing them back up from the deep trenches that tragedy and grief can plummet them into.

The creation of Salem Aura’s essential oils hails from a journey lined with difficulties and pain. However, with the love and light that these oils have brought into my life, I am filled with hope that makes me want to spread this happiness and magic far and wide. Essential oils are for everyone seeking refuge from the mundaneness of everyday, the fatigue of a nine to five job, or simply someone wanting a breath of fresh air, and happy fragrances glimmering in their surroundings. Spreading this joy and love towards all of our customers, we hope that our oils will help you experience happiness, relaxation, and boost your motivation to achieve your goals.