Aromatherapy is the science of combining essential oils to stimulate and enhance the body's own self-healing abilities.
This is the process we use at Beyond the Sea.

Most Commercial body products include chemically produced fragrance. This is not Aromatherapy. While chemically-produced fragrances may smell good, they have no benefit for the body or spirit. Some even harmful. While some natural body products use essential oils, they are not genuine enough to be healing. These oils are usually industrial grade, which means that they are over-processed or adulterated and, as such, have very minimal properties. Beyond the Sea products are of the quality to be beneficial for the conditions they are designed to treat.

a community resource

Beyond the Sea is an accessible and reliable resource for information. As part of our commitment to your health, we offer workshops to help you learn to make healthy choices. We are a forum for holistic healing workshops and as such have created a network of healers. If you would like more information, give us a call. Or, if you have a special need or concern, ask us. We're here to help.


Johanna and Cary Friedman, Beyond the Sea's owners, are native Chicagoans who moved to San Francisco over 20 years ago. Many of our products were first created to heal our family and friends. Johanna has studied holistic healing and has worked in the body product field for years. Her body care products have been gaining a reputation for their fine quality and healing powers. Cary is an artist who has worked with children in schools for over 15 years. Together they have created a business that is a resource center as well as a retail outlet offering a wide array of gifts crafted by local and international artisans. Please call to discover many other wonderful natural products.