Mama Bear Boss: Meet Jessica Petit

By Kelly Pramberger, Publisher Mom, Macaroni Kid Springfield March 27, 2019

Questions and Answers with Mama Bear Boss Jessica Petit of Mama LIFE Oils and Wellness and LMHC at the Restorative Wellness Center.

1. What is your name? What is the name of your business?

I'm Jessica Petit and I have two businesses. One is Mama LIFE Oils and Wellness. I make chemical-free products from doTERRA essential oils and also make homemade elderberry syrup in my certified, residential kitchen. My other wonderful business is The Restorative Wellness Center located in Hampden across from La Cucina. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in Maternal Mental Health. The Wellness Center offers a variety of holistic services such as Hypnotherapy, Reiki, Massage, Nutrition, Sport Mindset Coaching, Physical Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling. 

2. What inspired you/encouraged you to start your businesses?

Mama LIFE Oils and Wellness was started over two years ago when my daughter was born. We found out she had a genetic mutation where she could not process toxins efficiently. So, I needed to turn my household into a chemical-free environment. 

The Restorative Wellness Center just opened in December. I have had my private practice for a while and felt like I was missing something bigger. I wanted to offer the community and my clients a Serene and peaceful space that would be a one-stop shop of alternative treatments. 

3. What do you love about your work?

I love being able to offer all my clients and customers an alternative means to their overall health. 

4. What advice do you have for others wanting to start a business?

The first step is hard. Just gather your research, trust your gut, make decisions based on facts and just do it! Having a mentor is great also. 

5. What do you do to take care of yourself and how do you make time to do it?

I make sure I exercise 2-3 times/week, I schedule massages and Reiki sessions once a month. I also utilize my hot tub and my spa products I make. Luckily, I have a very supportive husband who makes sure I carve out time. 

6. What can we do to support you in the community?

Come on in and try one of our services and spread the word! We have special offers for Hypnotherapy, Reiki and Massage frequently!

7. Favorite spot to go around town?

Movement Terrain and Rice's in Wilbraham!

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