I’m Not New to This, I’m True to This

Recently, I posted an ad for one of my Spiritual Spritzers on my professional Facebook page. A stranger (older Caucasian man) commented saying, “Great business model – buy a bunch of spray bottles, fill them with some sort of cheap good smelling (or at least not bad smelling) stuff, slap a New Agey name on it, and sell it to suckers. Brilliant!”

Anu Essentials Perfume Studio

The above comment by this stranger was shocking; he knows nothing of the many hours of research, procuring of organic herbs, essential oils, and formulating that went into creating this product. I never can figure out what makes people so comfortable with sharing their lack of knowledge and meanness with others. Suffice it to say, this person doesn’t know me, or my business, or anything about the more than 40 years I’ve spent curating natural essences and creating high-quality products to heal and beautify body, mind, and spirit through the use of essential oils and resins.

I am not new to this because all of a sudden, it’s hip. At the age of 21, I decided to take this path with intention, the intention to heal my client’s scalps and enhance the beauty of their hair. This decision led me on a joyful and fruitful journey. My intuition and my heart led me here, and working with nature’s gifts is one of the greatest joys of my life. Herbs, essential oils, and love: that is what my bottles and jars contain healing elements from God’s pharmacy. Shop AnuEssentials.com for botanical infused products that inspire body, mind, and spirit.

2020-04-01T19:36:18+00:00Blog|11 Comments


  1. Melissa S. April 1, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    Ignorant man. He wants to purchase your products but is afraid he will love them! So in turn, he down plays the products. He is not worth any words. I will purchase one of your beautiful fragrances. I won’t let the Rona stop me from smelling good and from awakening my senses.

  2. Md April 1, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    There are very ignorant people everywhere…for those of us who knows your skill and passion will appreciate it…the others ah well…some will be back IF THEY EVER become enlightened…for now you keep being you and doing you. I experience the same skepticism until they become desperate!!!

  3. Natasha April 1, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    The audacity of some people! Keep doing the great work that you do.

  4. Kube Jones-Neill April 1, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    Dearest Anu,
    I have benefited from your truth for nearly 30 years, and learned enough to see me all the way through. Asante Sana, with much respect.

  5. Karen Maynard April 2, 2020 at 12:24 am

    What positive comments have people let on your post or ads?

    • Anu Prestonia April 2, 2020 at 6:21 pm

      Here’s the thing with ads and posts of products, it’s a pay to play game on social media, and anywhere else for that matter. Mostly, the ads and posts aren’t seen unless paid for, so this was one of those paid for ads. Despite paying for ads there’s little engagement or response, and usually no comments. Positive comments do come from clients in other ways, mostly via email or from purchasing.

      My purpose for sharing this comment is to let folks know that there is a lot of time, energy, effort and expertise that go into my products. Perhaps there are people doing what he has said, and perhaps he’s been burned, but that is not the case here. Thanks, for the ask.

  6. Arit April 3, 2020 at 3:03 am

    I guess he got tired of cussing out Big ‘rona’ and getting no satisfaction. Some folk just don’t know what to do with free time.

  7. Social Buddy May 31, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    Is this still relevant for today? Or have things changed? What I’m curious about is how this will carry out, like what will the trend be for this type of stuff?

    • Anu Prestonia June 5, 2020 at 2:47 pm

      This is not a trend. Essential Oils have been used for healing and beauty purposes for hundreds of years, and has gained momentum in the last 30 years.

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