Jördis Renz – Owner and Founder – Essential & Co.

“She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.” - Elizabeth Edwards


My journey started on the other side of the world in Germany where I was born but it has taken me to many amazing places around the globe. I spent time living in Russia as a child, and have travelled to almost all continents before settling in New Zealand where I have been living since 2002. Since then I have met my husband and together we have a little daughter who is the light of our lives.

I started Essential & Co. not long after discovering essential oils and their incredible health and wellbeing benefits. They led me on a journey of self-discovery and a complete love affair which changed my life and approach to physical and emotional wellbeing.

When I was looking for a way of having the essential oils with me wherever I go, they inspired me to share them in a creative way. I have always been in awe of the beauty of gemstones and crystals. A very clear memory of my childhood was standing in front of my grandfather’s cabinet (he was a miner ) which was filled with gemstones and crystals. It was extra special when I was allowed to carefully look at and handle them. Their radiance and beauty fascinated me even back then.

My passion is to provide my customers with high quality jewellery that is contemporary, functional, and affordable. As I progress on this journey, more products will be added to the website that will not only be jewellery related.