After years of practicing yoga in sweaty studios that lacked basic amenities, I knew I wanted to offer showers, cleanliness, and post-yoga necessities to our Thunderbolt Power Yoga community. Despite my desire for change, I'll admit, I chose affordable products rather than opting for the chemical-free selection you'd find in my house. The first year or two at Buckhead Court, we mopped the floors with Fabuloso, cleaned the counters with Clorox wipes, and stocked the bathrooms with TreSemme hair products. One day, one of our teammates, Stacey Leebern, approached me suggesting we put together our own cleaning products using a vinegar, water, and essential oil infusion. A few weeks later, John Wright purchased some Aveda hair products at our neighborhood salon, Craig Stewart Salon, emphasizing the importance of quality amenities. I knew it was time for a change. Little by little, we've upheaved the old way of doing things and we've made our studio more environmentally friendly than ever before.
Over the past two years we've found products such as Eco's Floor Cleaner, Seventh Generation Toilet Cleaner, and Planet laundry detergent, which have helped us offer a more yogic experience; however, we've never been excited enough to actually share our natural solutions with you. Recently we met the most incredible wealth of essential oil knowledge, Stacie Ballard, and she's helped us makeover our cleaning routine at Thunderbolt. We are excited to announce that we're upgrading our studio amenities to include doTERRA products. Over the next few months, you'll find doTERRA Salon Essentials Shampoo and Conditioner in the showers, OnGuard hand wash in the bathrooms (a protective blend used to support the immune system and help kill off harmful bacteria and viruses), and CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade lavender on our essential oil doused savasana towels.
I wish I could tell you that spending more money when there are cheaper options available is easy, but that would be a lie. When Thunderbolt was brand new, it was a challenge for me to accept the cost of toilet paper let alone quality essential oils. I have come to realize that mindfulness and exercise are a personal investment; thus, the reward is of utmost importance. Would you go for a run if you didn't benefit from the endorphins boost? Would you go to a fancy dinner if you didn't get treated with great service and offered delectable cuisine? Would you take Heated Power Flow without knowing your savasana towel awaited you? My hair stylist at Craig Stewart, Lauren, says, "people who like nice things have rich blood." Who doesn't like nice things? Don't we all have a little rich blood? (P.S. I love that - rich blood, I wish I had come up with it).