When did you start?
Quinntessentials began officially in Chicago in 2004 when the name through to Julie Quinn and she thought it was clever. She had been making products for several years under a different name before that.
How did you get your start?
I was attending Columbia College in Chicago as a Dance major and I fell and broke my foot one day. That sent me on a new trajectory and while I was healing I decided to go take an Herbal Certification course with a friend of mine. We became certified Herbalists and started creating products together in the early 2000’s. I still went back and earned my degree in Dance, but I started to become more interested in yoga, meditation, and healing arts.
What kind of water do you use for your products?
We use an ultra purified water that goes through 8 types of filtration at a local water store in the neighborhood. Our water holds an intention with Quartz crystal holding it in the highest vibration.
Where do your oils come from?
We have been sourcing the purest organic essential oils from all around the world for over 20 years. Our lavender comes from Bulgaria, Palo Santo from both Peru and Ecuador, Citrus oils from the US and Italy, Frankincense from 3 different regions, and Lemongrass from India. We have over 20 years experience in sourcing and knowing the difference in quality of essential oils.
What is your mission?
My mission is to get essential oils into people’s everyday lives by providing the highest quality essential oil products that are ready for everyday use. To uplift the planet one drop at a time. To educate people about healthy alternatives to harsh chemicals. To provide synergistic healing aromatherapy products to help transform
How do you keep your carbon footprint down?
We re-use the shipping supplies from our suppliers to reduce waste.
We drive a mostly BioDiesel car to go get the water for the products and we purchase in our own neighborhood.
We live and work within a 5 mile radius and sell the products at several convenient locations where Julie teaches yoga and they offer her products.
We use glass bottles for the vast majority of our products and offer two refill stations in San Diego now.
(You can save your bottle and refill at Sommeil in North Park or Quinntessentials headquarters in Barrio Logan in the San Diego Made Factory.)