About Me

Thank you for your interest in Danu Essentials. My name is Jenny, and Danu Essentials is a creative endeavor that has been years in the making. It is the creative channel for my love affair with the healing properties of the plant kingdom. I have always been mesmerized by the beauty, grace, and healing that plants have offered to the world, and it truly delights me to work in collaboration with their healing intelligence. 

I started working with herbs and essential oils in my early twenties. I began my career as a massage therapist and esthetician, and used my own creative blends to bring healing experiences to my clients for the last twenty five years. My clients have long been encouraging me to start making my own product line, but I was too busy in my treatment room that I didn't have time, until the pandemic.

The benefit of having a professional esthetician/ internationally certified aromatherapist/ herbalist create skincare is that I have 25 years and THOUSANDS of facials of experience with which ingredients actually bring change and heal the skin. Not all herbs and oils are good for the skin. Over the years I have seen many "natural" products that have done more harm than good to skin and body, mainly because they weren't formulated by someone who understands the relationship between the skin and plants, and by using plant material that can cause irritation even when its purported to be "good for the skin". Many new formulators are actually just reading blogs and copying recipes without actually understanding chemistry, herbs and essential oils, and our skin.

I liken my philosophy of skin care to my philosophy for life-  the Middle Way. The Middle Way is a Buddhist philosophy, and to me refers to bringing spiritual intelligences into our everyday mundane human experiences. It hints at moderation, balance and simplicity. I believe skin care should model itself in this way. I believe in balancing clean and effective non-plant ingredients with organic plant ingredients. You truly get the best of both worlds, and end up with a product that is clean, sustainable and result oriented! I use this philosophy to inform every aspect of my creations, from sustainability, preservative choices, herb and oil choices, number of ingredients, etc.

My mission is to work collaboratively and sustainably with the Earth in creating healing products, and to share those healing gifts with people who know the value of using and supporting small batch products made with love!

Sooo, who is Danu? She is the ancient mother goddess of all the other gods and goddesses in the Irish pantheon, and the most inspiring archetypal energies I work with. Danu is associated with wisdom, fertility, abundance, healing and magic. Her domain is in the Earth and rivers. She is the mother goddess of the Tuatha De Danann, a magical race of people that inhabited Ireland prior to the arrival of the Celts. There is very little written about Danu, but she is still highly revered. The mystery that surrounds her is part of her magic.