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Jenny Pao, holistic healer and co-founder of Nectar Essences

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Nectar Essences Expands into Spa

Mary Bemis

Within arm’s reach in my office on a shelf close to my desk is an array of aromatic sprays. Depending on the day and the deadline, I often reach over and choose one to spritz around me. I’ve been spritzing for years—it works!  Among my tried-and-true collection is “De-Stress” from Nectar Essences. I’ve had this bottle of flower essences for a very long time, and I dole it out carefully, as I do with products I really love and want to make last.

I didn’t realize just how long I had this spray until I spoke with spa colleague, Nancy Griffin, who is consulting with Jenny Pao, a holistic healer and co-founder of Nectar Essences. Turns out I’ve managed to hold on to that bottle for five years!

So, I was particularly pleased to learn that Jenny has recently decided to expand into my beloved spa industry with a new line called GemFleur. These are targeted aromatherapy remedies that are activated with sacred flower essences and gemstone elixirs. Turns out that Jenny was inspired to create the spa-specific line after she received huge demand for the products at the Green Spa Network Buyer’s Conference. (Don’t you love our community?)

“Spas are just beginning to embrace vibrational therapies like gem essences, yet they have documented healing properties recognized as far back as the Greek and Egyptian civilizations and the Vedic period in India.”

“I am so excited to bring my life’s work to the spa community. I’ve found my peeps!” enthuses Jenny. “Spas are just beginning to embrace vibrational therapies, such as gem essences, yet they have documented healing properties recognized as far back as the Greek and Egyptian civilizations and the Vedic period in India. The spa is the perfect platform to bring these ancient healing modalities mainstream.”

The line includes seven daily wellness remedies, meant to be inhaled, rubbed onto pulse points, or added to the bath: Calm+ Gold gem elixir is the remedy for the modern world; De-stress+ Turquoise gem elixir represents strength and balance; Decongest+ Black Tourmaline gem elixir amplifies trust and positivity; Energy+ Diamond gem elixir amplifies joy and delight; Focus+ Lapis Lazuli gem elixir activates the higher mind and enhances clarity and memory; Immunity+ Fire Opal gem elixir enhances intuition; and Sleep+ Rainbow Moonstone elixir aids in calm sleep and lucid dreaming.

Backbar protocols that integrate the products to enhance spa services, have also been developed, and beginning this Fall, Jenny plans to host events with select spa partners across the nation. Nectar Essences follows ethical and sustainable practices; essential oils are GC-MS tested for purity and all products are free of synthetic fragrances, parabens, and phthalates. To learn more, visit












Mary Bemis

Mary Bemis

Mary Bemis is editorial director of She is an award-winning spa journalist, honored with Folio's Top Women in Media Award, and the distinguished ISPA Dedicated Contributor Award. In 1997, she launched American Spa magazine, and in 2007, Mary co-founded Organic Spa magazine. A pioneer in the sustainable spa and beauty worlds, Mary is co-curator of Cosmoprof North America's Discover Green Pavilion. She sits on the board of Wellness Warrior, is a Global Wellness Day Advisor and a co-founder of the Washington Spa Alliance.