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Introducing Summer Blends

plant therapy summer essential oil blends

Summer is here!

Warm weather and fun-in-the-sun is awaiting, so we are celebrating by bringing you three remarkable synergies made with 100% pure, undiluted essential oils. Easy to use and great for any essential oil collection, bring summer into your home with this lovely set of new blends, only available for a limited time.

Mountain Air Synergy:

To help you unwind and relax after so many busy, fun-filled days, our Mountain Air Synergy was created to give you some well-deserved peaceful respite. The calming and soothing essential oils of Bergamot, Lemon, Roman Chamomile, Cedarwood Atlas, and Lavender make a beautiful blend that will transport you to twilight spent by the lakeside.

Sangria Splash Synergy:

Reminiscent of a fruity cocktail and will bring about a feeling of summer afternoon celebrations. It offers the bright aromas of Orange Sweet, Grapefruit Pink, and Mandarin, along with the fruity fragrances of Davana and Chamomile German.

Endless Summer:

A bright, uplifting aroma that brings about the carefree feeling of summer all year long. Enjoy the brightening, energizing, and refreshing qualities of Grapefruit Pink, Lemon Steam Distilled, and Lime Steam Distilled. Orange Sweet and soothing Mandarin and Ylang Ylang complete this blend that is sure to help ease your mind, alleviate tension, and promote focus.

These exclusive synergies can be bought together or individually to enjoy the delightful aromas of summer in your home!

To use each of these synergies, diffuse, use in a personal aromatherapy inhaler, or in an aromatherapy locket. Dilute Mountain Air and Sangria Splash to 2-3% in your favorite carrier oil or unscented lotion or cream. Dilute Endless Summer to 1-2% in your favorite body wash or lotion for a summery fresh feeling whenever you want it.

We hope you love these summer synergies as much as we do! You can buy these oils individually or all together as a set, perfectly packaged in an attractive wooden box.

Spotlight Featured Oil of the Week — Nature Shield Synergy

Nature Shield Synergy 


Therapeutic benefits

  • Creates a natural barrier against outdoor annoyances without any chemicals.
  • Can be used topically or through diffusion.
  • Keeps your outdoor area free and clear!
  • Soft scent that is herbal clean with citrus undertones.



No! This is a NOT KidSafe oil.


Dilution instructions:

For topical application, we recommend a maximum dilution of 5%.


Diffusion instructions:

All of the amazing essential oils in Nature Shield come together to create a totally unique blend, specifically formulated by our Certified Aromatherapists to keep you and your family comfortable outdoors. Add 6-8 drops to your diffuser and use outdoors to help keep bugs away.


Quick Clothing Spray

Dilute Nature Shield to 5% in Everclear and spray onto your clothing to help keep outdoor pests away.


DIY Essential Oil Outdoor Candle

DIY Outdoor Candle

DIY Essential Oil Outdoor Candle

What you’ll need:

What you’ll do:

First, secure the wick to the center of the candle holder. Then, using a double boiler, melt the beeswax completely. When the wax has melted, remove it from heat, add Nature Shield, and mix well. Slowly pour the mixture into the candle holder and make sure the wick is centered. Let it dry, then light the candle and enjoy!

Try out Nature Shield today and save 15% with coupon code SPOTLIGHT5

Summer Solstice: Sunshine For Your Soul

By Ellen Brenner, Certified Aromatherapist

Need a little more sunshine for your soul?

We have a perfect opportunity to prepare ourselves as we welcome Summer Solstice on June 21st.  If we see these milestones as signs to tune in, we can tune up our spirit by absorbing the intention of the commemoration.

Marking the longest day of the year, Summer Solstice shines with an abundance of natural, radiant light. And, indeed, sunshine serves as necessary source of nourishment and a sustaining force for our overall wellbeing.

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PT Perqs Loyalty and Rewards Program

PT Perqs plant therapy rewards program

Plant Therapy is so excited to introduce a brand new way for us to give back to all of our wonderful customers. With the PT Perqs Loyalty and Rewards Program, you can earn points toward unique coupons that can save you $5, $15, or $40! Savings like that might make it hard not to get excited about what your next essential oil splurge might be…

As a PT Perqs member, you will always know how close you are to getting your coupon — with individualized emails just for you — letting you know when you’re getting close to your reward, when you have it, and reminders in case you forget about it!

So how easy is it to earn those points? So easy!

Every dollar spent automatically earns points! 10 points per dollar; here is how those points add up to rewards:

  • 1,500 pts = $5 reward
  • 3,000 pts = $15 reward
  • 6,000 pts = $40 reward

And because your involvement with us is so important, you even earn points when you connect to our social media pages, comment on our blogs, and write reviews! We want to hear from you — and now your thoughts, opinions, and feedback can turn into some really great savings! Here’s what we mean:

  • Make a purchase = 10 pts per $1 spent
  • Create a Plant Therapy account = 100 pts
  • Connect with us on Facebook = 100 pts
  • Connect with us on Twitter = 100 pts
  • Connect with us on Instagram = 100 pts
  • Connect with us on YouTube = 100 pts
  • Comment on a blog = 100 pts
  • Write a review = 150 pts
  • It’s your birthday! Get 150 pts each year on your birthday!

As always, thank you for being a Plant Therapy customer! You are what makes our company as great as it is and we hope you love the PT Perqs Program!

Just a note: This is a brand new program for Plant Therapy, so if you get confused or have any issues please don’t hesitate to reach out to our  fabulous customer service team!

Spotlight Featured Oil of the Week — Coriander Seed

Coriander Seed essential oilCoriander Seed

  • Latin name: Coriandrum sativum
  • Aroma description: A warming and calming fragrance that is sweet, peppery, and slightly fruity.


Therapeutic benefits

  • Stimulates appetite.
  • Relieves occasional digestive upset.
  • Elevates mood.
  • Helps with mental focus.
  • Aids in relaxation before sleep.
  • Promotes a clear skin complexion.



Yes! This is a KidSafe oil.


Dilution instructions:

For topical application, we recommend a dilution of 1-3%.


Diffusion instructions:

To ease feelings of tension and worry, diffuse equal drops of Coriander Seed and Orange Sweet. If you’re looking to refresh and rejuvenate your mind, diffuse Coriander Seed alone to experience its elevating properties.


Where Coriander Seed is used on the body:

Dilute Coriander Seed at 3% with your favorite carrier oil and massage onto the abdomen during stomach upset in a clockwise motion.


Oils to blend with:

Bergamot, Clary Sage, Ginger Root CO2, Fir Needle, Grapefruit Pink, Lemon, Neroli, Orange Sweet, Petitgrain, Rose Absolute, and Turmeric CO2.

DIY making memories master essential oil blend Coriander Seed

Making Memories Master Blend

Try this wonderful blend to help clear a foggy mind and support a positive outlook!

DIY making memories master essential oil blend Coriander SeedWhat you’ll need:

What you’ll do:

  1. Diffuse a few drops in your Plant Therapy diffuser.
  2. Add 10 drops to a personal inhaler and use as needed.
  3. Dilute to 2-3% and apply to the wrists or temples.
  4. Create a DIY car diffuser by gluing a piece of felt to a clothespin. Add a few drops to the piece of felt and clip into the car vent. Enjoy the scent!

Try out Coriander Seed today!

DIY Shoe Spray for The Outdoory Dad


DIY manly essential oil shoe spray

Do you know a dad who is a great sleeping-under-the-stars outdoorsman? This Father’s Day, give your favorite rugged mountain man a great, practical DIY that’s the perfect addition to any travel bag!

DIY Manly Essential Oil Shoe Spray

DIY Manly Shoe Spray

What you’ll need:

What you’ll do:

Measure out Everclear and pour into a large measuring cup. Mix in baking soda. Make sure you mix it well. Add essential oils. Pour into spritz bottles.

To use:

Spray the inside of stinky shoes and allow to dry.


Need a couple other ideas? Our Organic Healing Balm is perfect to relieve dry, irritated skin that might come up when working and playing outdoors. For itchy skin, whether from buggy bites or touching the wrong kind of plant, Lavender Organic Hydrosol l is a perfect way to relieve and soothe the discomfort, and is safe enough to spray on the affected area as often as Dad needs!

And don’t forget, if you’re not the DIY type, we’ve got a whole curated Father’s Day shop of oily goodness for you to choose from!

DIY Toilet Bomb for The Sporty Dad

Do you know a dad who is passionate about his active lifestyle? This Father’s Day, for all those runners, gym enthusiasts, climbers, and team players, we have a DIY that’s practical, a little humorous, and perfect pre or post-workout!

DIY Manly Toilet Bombs

What you’ll need:
  • 1 1/2 cup Baking Soda
  • 2/3 cup Citric Acid
  • 2 tbsp Alcohol
  • 30 drops Balsam Fir
  • 30 drops Tea Tree
  • Molds
What you’ll do:

Mix baking soda and citric acid. Fill a spray bottle with alcohol. Spritz the baking soda/citric acid mix until the mixture holds together, but NOT wet (if they get too wet, they’ll rise and become ineffective). Slowly mix in essential oils. Using gloves, fill molds with mixture and allow at least 4 hours to harden.

To use:

Just drop into your bowl use a scrub brush and flush!


Want more great ideas for Father’s Day? Sporty dads will love the icy/hot combination of our Muscle Aloe Jelly for those hard working muscles! And don’t forget about our Energy Synergy Pre-Diluted Roll-On, to help Dad keep his energy up while he’s running that extra mile or scoring that final point!

And for even more last-minute Father’s Day gifts, visit our curated Father’s Day shop!

Spotlight Featured Oil of the Week — Jasmine Absolute

Jasmine Absolute

Jasmine Absolute

  • Latin name: Jasminum sambac
  • Aroma description: Intense and rich, this exotic aroma is a complex mix of fruity, waxy, and floral notes.


Therapeutic benefits

  • Famously recognized as an aphrodisiac by increasing feelings of romance and desire.
  • Uplifts the mood by helping to ease away feelings of tension and stress.
  • Calms the mind and body.
  • Helps to gently smooth and revitalize skin, making it a great addition to creams, oils, mists, and facial masks.
  • Known to help bolster feelings of self confidence.



Yes, this oil is KidSafe!


Dilution instructions:

Jasmine Absolute Jasminum sambac has a topical dilution maximum of 4%


Diffusion instructions:

Diffuse a few drops in your aromatherapy inhaler to enjoy this sweet, deep floral aroma.


Where Jasmine Absolute is used on the body:

Due to its fantastic skin rejuvenating properties, Jasmine makes a wonderful addition to body creams and lotions at a 1-2% dilution.


Oils to blend with:

Bergamot, Coriander Seed, Frankincense Carteri, Ginger Root CO2, Sandalwood Australian, and Vanilla Oleoresin.


Aromatic Bath DIY:  

Mix one drop each of Jasmine Absolute, Sandalwood Indian, and Orange Sweet in a tablespoon of unscented body wash or bubble bath, then pour under the running water; relax and enjoy!

DIY Jasmine Absolute Essential Oil Perfume

Jasmine Perfume DIY

DIY Jasmine Absolute Essential Oil Perfume
What you’ll need:
What you’ll do:

Mix the essential oils with the Polysorbate 20, then add to the Witch Hazel or Vodka.


Plant Therapy carries Jasminum sambac which has a maximum dilution of 4%. Our labels reflect the maximum dilution for Jasminum grandiflorum, but are currently being updated. For more information email our Certified Aromatherapists at

Try out Jasmine Absolute today!

Father’s Day DIYs For The Hipster Dad

Father’s Day is just around the corner!

Don’t let this holiday sneak up on you — Plant Therapy is here to help! This week, we will be introducing brand new just-for-dad DIYs for all kinds of dads! Today’s dad: Hipster Dad!

How do you define what a dad is? 

Well, he’s the navigator of road trips, the comedian extraordinaire, the solid rock to lean on when times get tough, and the philosophical guide through life! Great dads help support their family, while inspiring, motivating, and encouraging a sense of wonder and commitment in their children. That’s no light load to carry. And they do this all while staying true to their own personal interests and style!

Wait. Style? Dad?

Those two words don’t always go together, do they? Well, thanks to the growing number of hipster dads these days, they do now!

If you’re wondering what a hipster dad is, you’re not alone. It is tricky to pin down these creative men who take “Dad Swag” to the next level. They have a wide range of passions and hobbies, from retro gaming to design to hats. They may be foodies or book lovers. Maybe they stay ahead of the latest trends or revive old ones. And even though a hipster dad can be many things, they overwhelmingly have a singular common thread: a beautifully well-groomed or purposefully lush, rugged beard.

So this Father’s Day, show the hipster dad in your life that you appreciate him by helping him take care of that beard he loves so much! Try these DIYs to give Dad something totally unique, nourishing, and sure to take that beard to the next level of awesomeness!

Earthy Clean Essential Oil Aftershave

Earthy Clean Essential Oil Aftershave


What you’ll need:

What you’ll do:

Mix all ingredients in a spritz bottles. Shake well.

DIY essential oil after shave

Manly Fresh Essential Oil Shaving Cream

Manly Fresh Essential Oil Shaving Cream

What you’ll need:

What you’ll do:

Melt together Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Jojoba, and Fractionated Coconut Oil together in a double boiler. Remove from heat and stir in essential oils. Allow mixture to cool and harden. Put baking soda in bowl and mix well with an electric hand mixer. Store in airtight container.

Manly Fresh Essential Oil Shaving Cream

Don’t want to DIY?

Plant Therapy also offers a beard set that includes a bottle of beard oil (Smokey Lumberjack and Urban Fresh), a tin of beard balm, a beard comb, and a dropper. This set will keep beards healthy, softer, and more manageable, while helping skin stay healthy and flake-free!

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