As I settled my 5 p.m. Tuesday yogis into savasana, or final resting pose, I sprinkled my by Quinntessentials above their heart spaces (after first asking for permission of course). Infused with Ylang Ylang, which is said to be calming, balancing and sensual, as well as Geranium, which is an uplifting scent said to help with depression, I knew tonight I would hold this resting space for my students a few more minutes than usual.
Almost every student approached me after class to celebrate how deeply connected they felt by tuning into the essential oil blend’s interaction with their mind and body. I’ve brought my Anoint spray to every yoga class since, and don’t plan on stopping any time soon. Essential oil blends are an excellent yoga companion.
Quinntessentials is an organic essential oil and herb brand created 15 years ago by Julie Quinn, a certified Herbalist and Aromatherapist. Passionate about health and wellness, she started creating natural, organic alternatives to everyday products on the market to promote that what we put on our bodies is equally as important as what goes in. Quinn handcrafts yoga mat sprays, organic room and body sprays, perfume alternatives, organic muscle and bone healing salves, warming massage oils, sacred anointing oil and chakra roll-ons to support mediation practices, hair oils and facial serums.
I also tested out the with a crystal ball roller. This oil is made up of avocado, rosehips seed oil, jojoba oil and organic essential oils to preserve the skin. I love it. It smells decadent and leaves my skin glowing. The ingredients are 100 percent pure and organic, and you can really tell the difference. Avocado has vitamins A,C,D and E, rose hips seed oil is said to help balance hormonal skin issues and jojoba oil regulates oil production. It’s like magic in a bottle and it’s my favorite product to pair underneath my moisturizer. A 1-ounce bottle is $36.
The Anoint spray is marketed as a perfume alternative, but I enjoyed it much more as a room spray. The essential oil blend creates a strong smell that brings serenity to any space, and I prefer to use it as that opposed to a personal perfume. It is small enough to throw in my yoga mat bag and is potent, meaning it will last a while because only a few sprays are necessary for use. A 2-ounce bottle is $20.
Based out of San Diego, these products pop-up at many events throughout California, or Coloradoans can purchase online at .
Photos courtesy of Julie Quinn.