Jaslyne Bridges runs Quintessential Life, which is all about using essential oils from plants for just about every aspect of living: “I believe that you have five areas of wellness,” she said, “You have the mind, the body, the spirit, your home, and mother earth, and if any one of those are out of sync, then you can’t have true wellness.”
“I do essential oil education, and teach people how to incorporate natural products into their wellness routine. You can create green cleaning products with oils; you can use them for skincare; you can use them for digestion, or for good sleep. There are all these different ways of incorporating these natural products into wellness,” Ms. Bridges explained.
Giving an example, she continued: “Let’s take Wild Orange: This is simply the distillation of the rind of oranges. Every kind of plant matter has different chemical constituents; and it is natural; and we are natural beings too. So we work synergistically together with plants. We ingest plants through food and that is how we get all our nutrients. So ingesting or using topically (on the skin) essential oils also brings in that value of the nutrients and those chemical constituents that those plants hold.
“Oregano which is an antiviral, and we have On Guard which is a blend of cinnamon and clove and Eucalyptus which helps your immune system. We have Frankincense which has biblical references, and it’s known as the ‘King of oils,’ because it has lots of cellular repair properties.