Amana Essentials

720C Main Street Woodland, CA 95695 530-666-5038

What does Amana Mean?

Our first grandchild’s first word was “amana”. It was his attempt to say our names, oma & opa, German for grandma & grandpa. We thought it was cute and decided to name our new business Amana Essentials. Since then we’ve discovered that this term is very appropriate for what our business represents (“…from out of the mouths of babes…”).

Arabic: peace or tranquility; adopted by the Muslim publication Amana which attempts to promote peace in the Middle East Hindi: one of our Essential Oil distributors is from India and her name is Amana. She says it means open-minded (literally empty-headed). Spanish: several of our Spanish speaking clients have thought our name comes from a spanish phrase for massage, “a mano”, or by hand. Native American: we met a woman from the Taos Pueblo in New Mexico who informed us that their traditional healer or shaman was known as Amana. Hebrew: originally from the Song of Soloman, amana means truth (later adapted by the famous Amana colonies, and later the appliance company) Elfin: one of our teenage patrons told us that in the language created by J.R. Tolkein for the elves, amana means light or luminescence.

Who We Are

About twelve years ago, Tom and Evelin Wendt decided to combine their passions and talents to form a unique enterprise, Amana Essentials. Nestled in a quiet courtyard in downtown Woodland, we have tried to provide an oasis of peace and tranquility in our stress-packed world. We are proud members of the Woodland Chamber of Commerce and the Sunrise Rotary Club of Woodland.