Hidden Legend: Rachel McNeil

Updated: Jul 4

Hi I’m Rachel McNeil. I’m originally from Saint Louis, MO and have been in Texas since 2010. I’m married to my best friend and I have an awesome 7 year old son. I have a passion for education and mental health counseling. My academic training and experiences have been in psychiatric settings, college counseling centers, private practice, and residential treatment centers. I started Enlighten Aromas LLC because I wanted a practical way to encourage busy women to make time for self-care. In my personal life and experience working as licensed professional counselor I’ve seen how chronic stress can manifest as anxiety, depression, and other health problems. I can attest to the imperative need for women to balance life stressors.

What are you doing in your craft that impacts your community?

Enlighten Aromas is a home fragrance brand that provides a practical solution for busy women to make self-care a priority. who lack time for self-care. Women have many responsibilities and often do not slow down long enough to think about how stress is negatively affecting them and the health problems that can develop when exposed to extended or chronic stress. My company is for the women who feel pulled in multiple directions, have constant demands on their time, and just need a moment to themselves. My products help create an ambiance for comfort, relaxation, and peace of mind.

What advice would you give to someone looking to follow your path in the industry?

You don’t need to know everything to get started, just start. Follow your passion and have fun.

What is one quote you live by?

“ Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.” Henry David Thoreau