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Meet the Founders
Dana Renee Ashmore is a former TV producer, who now runs the premiere gifting company Gratitude Collaborative. Originally from Georgia, Dana now resides in both Los Angeles, California and Toronto, Ontario with her family (husband Shawn, son Oliver, and dog Lucky!) In 2019, she joined forces with her friend Stephanie Lemelin to form Our Favorite Essentials, after bonding for years over their shared love of essential oils. She is excited to provide this community a platform and welcoming space so that fellow oil-aficionados can share their journeys — swapping recipes and at-home remedies — and be able to support each other along the way.
Stephanie Lemelin Draven is an actor, both on-camera and behind the mic. She and her husband, A.J. Draven, and their 3 kids– son Xavier and identical twin daughters Rocky & Lola, and dog, Chase, currently reside in the San Fernando Valley of Los, Angeles, CA. Whether at school, work, or home (which, these days, overlap quite a bit) her entire family loves using essential oils! Stephanie is grateful to her friend Dana for inspiring her to take their love for essential oils to the next level, and is thrilled to see this community expand. She knows firsthand how incredibly helpful and healing essential oils have been for her own family and friends. An avid user of YL products, Stephanie is excited to share her knowledge and learn from others as well.