Spiritual Spritzers ~


We are currently offering two types of Spritzers, Spiritual Spritzers, and Refresh Spritzers. Refresh Spritzers are infused with essential oils and are used to cleanse and refresh the air or yourself when you find you or your environment hot, sticky, or stagnant. You can spritz directly towards your face or spritz the air with [...]

Optimism, Joy, and Contentment


We often believe that our circumstances are responsible for whether or not we are happy, joyous, and content. When I’m feeling out-of-sorts, think of a dear friend Audrey (not her real name) who lost her mother, her husband, and her father within two months. After this occurred, I would see Audrey or speak to [...]

Brooklyn Botanic Rose Garden 2019


Every June, the Brooklyn Botanic Rose Garden provides an extraordinary treat for rose lovers.  This past Friday was a most beautiful day in Brooklyn.  It was warm and sunny with a lovely breeze, a perfect day for visiting the gardens, not too hot and most certainly not cold. My former intern, Maati Angaza, a [...]

What Does Cow’s Dung, Truffles, & Bukhoor Have in Common?


What does cow dung, truffles, and Bukhoor have in common? They’re not the prettiest things to photograph, all three have a distinctive and high-scent profile and are highly sought-after. Pure cow's dung can be burned to purify the air, an Ayurvedic practice from ancient India called Agnihotra. Burning unadulterated cow’s dung uplifts the vibrational [...]

Level Up ~ Electric Resin Burners


After extensive market research, testing one burner after the next,  I can finally offer you a way to level up your home fragrance experience, with this beautiful, ceramic, electric burner. The benefit of using an electric burner is that is doesn’t require any charcoal, which makes for a cleaner, purer way of experiencing your [...]

Walnuts Can Do That?


For most of my life I have awakened in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, and I thought it was normal. Then recently it increased to sometimes twice a night. I finally decided to look into this. I was confident my Chinatown hookup, Dr. Tan would have a solution for this recurring interruption of [...]

Happy Hair is Hydrated Hair


Water equals life.  In spring the rains arrive softening and hydrating the earth, which invigorates the growth and vibrancy of plant life. Your hair needs this same kind of boost.  Hair is happiest when it is nourished, hydrated, and conditioned. You can train your hair to be happy by giving it what it craves.  [...]

Baroque Pearls


Pearls are the only gems that don't have to be cut, pressurized, or put through a machine in order for their beauty to be revealed. Instead, baroque pearls develop through the sublime pressure and process of evolving in a sea shell. When harvested, pearls present themselves as both beautiful and complete. My love of [...]

Herkimer Diamonds ~ Ice, Ice Baby


Herkimer Quartz "Diamonds" are the high energy seekers of the crystal world. Unusually transparent with a brilliant sparkle, they manifest pure, solid Light and are powerful amplifiers of spiritual energy. As perfect conduits of the universal Life Force, they are exceptional healing crystals, and are used in meditations, dream and vision work, and advanced [...]

What’s in a Name?


I stopped in my tracks upon learning of a new perfume that's about to drop called, Mothafuqueur. Someone has their tongue in cheek. When creating names for Anu Essentials Perfumes, the first thing I consider is the type of scent I'm building. Is it floral, oriental, woody, or fresh? The essences used to create [...]