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Spotlight Oil of the Week — Tangerine

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  • Latin name: Citrus reticulata
  • Aroma description: Tangerine has a fresh, sweet citrus scent

Therapeutic benefits

  • Clears the mind
  • Reduces nervous tension
  • Supports the immune system
  • Eases occasional digestive discomfort
  • Nourishes and rejuvenates skin
  • Provides emotional support


Yes! This oil is KidSafe.

Dilution instructions:

We recommend a maximum topical dilution of 2-4%.

Diffusion instructions:

Add a few drops to your aromatherapy diffuser to enjoy the brightening and clearing properties of Tangerine. To enjoy a sweet and uplifting KidSafe blend, try our Candy Hearts recipe: add 4 drops Tangerine, 4 drops Lemon, 2 drops Spearmint, and 1 drop Copaiba Oleoresin to a diffuser.

Want to diffuse Tangerine? Grab a diffuser today!

Where Tangerine is used on the body:

To help quell digestive issues, such as a queasy stomach, add to a carrier oil and apply to the abdomen.

Oils to blend with:

Bergamot, Clary Sage, Coriander Seed, Cypress, Geranium Egyptian, Grapefruit Pink, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Neroli, Nutmeg, Orange Sweet, Petitgrain, Rose Absolute, and Vanilla CO2.

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Tropically Kissed Lip Balm

tangerine essential oil  

What you’ll need:

What you’ll do:

Mix the Beeswax, Mango Butter, and Jojoba in a double boiler until melted. Stir in the Vitamin E Oil and essential oils. Pour into tubes and allow to harden. This recipe makes about 3-4 tubes.

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How to Choose the Best Essential Oil Diffuser for You

Breathing is one of the simplest but most important activities we ever do, and one of the most popular methods of utilizing the benefits of essential oils is through inhalation, or an essential oil diffuser. 

When you inhale the aroma of an essential oil, the receptors in your olfactory  membrane identify the smell and deliver sensory stimulation messages to your brain. Your brain reacts to these messages in many positive ways.

You can reap these benefits by simply bringing a bottle of essential oils to your nose and inhaling, but by using an essential oil diffuser you can enjoy the benefits of essential oils hands-free anywhere in a room.

Even more exciting? Plant Therapy is letting you pre-order our customer favorite AromaFuse Diffuser in rose gold!

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Peace of Mind: 15 Essential Oils to Promote Relaxation

Let’s face it–life can be stressful. But you can use  essential oils to promote relaxation.

Whether you’ve just had a hard day or negotiate tense situations on a daily basis, it’s important to have a toolbox of self-care solutions that can ease your mind, and you can absolutely use essential oils to promote relaxation.

When we turn to natural solutions for relaxation, like essential oils, we reap the benefits of powerful worry and tension -busters without the side effects of pharmaceutical drugs, or the adverse health effects of alcohol. Essential oils for relaxation have the power to help calm even the most worried head and ease an overworked mind and body.

Want to start today? The simplest way to add some intentional relaxation to your essential oils self-care routine is our Chakra line!

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Beach Hair Detangler DIY

DIY essential oil detangler

Beautifully textured, wavy, sun-kissed seaside hair – isn’t that what we all imagine ourselves having after spending the day at the beach?

Unfortunately, the reality doesn’t usually match up to our photoshoot-ready fantasies. With salty ocean water leaving locks thirsty for moisture and that coarse sand finding its way from your scalp to your ends, it’s practically a miracle to walk off the beach without a chaotic, tangly mess.

Next comes the dreaded and very frustrating process of detangling. But before you begin ripping through those knots and snags — wait! Put that comb down!

Try this all natural DIY hair detangler to gently bring your hair back to a manageable state. Enriched with essential oils to nourish and moisturize your hair and scalp, this detangler will help protect your hair and prevent breakage after a day at the beach!

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DIY Skin Toner

DIY essential oil skin tonerHey, Beach Bum! Have you been spending the day out in the sun? It’s no secret that hot summer weather makes us sweat a lot more than any other time of the year. And when it comes to the sensitive skin on our face, that sweat can lead to summertime breakouts and blemishes — especially if it is mixing with makeup. Then add that to the drying effects of the sun and sand, and your skin is suddenly in need of some serious rejuvenation! Don’t worry, though; we’ve got you covered.

Our new summer synergy, Sangria Splash, makes for a wonderfully refreshing facial toner when added to the light, satiny feeling of Grapeseed Carrier Oil. It makes a perfect addition to your skincare routine after a fun summer day!

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Spotlight Featured Oil of the Week: Rose Absolute

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  • Latin name: Rosa x centifolia
  • Aroma description: Distinct and unforgettable, the rich floral scent of Rose Absolute is prized around the world.

Therapeutic benefits

  • Calming, soothes emotions, and brings calm in the midst of fresh grief.
  • Promotes relaxation before sleep.
  • Reputed to help with the “power surges” suffered by many women going through the normal change of life.
  • Helps with skin imperfections and concerns, and is soothing to dry skin.


Yes! This oil is KidSafe.

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Soothing Sandalwood: 8 Ideas for Using Sandalwood Essential Oil

If you love super-woody smells that take you to another world, then you’ll love sandalwood essential oil!

Derived from the wood of the sandalwood tree in India and Australia, sandalwood essential oil has long been cherished for its soft, creamy and woody scent. This beloved essential oil comes with  an assortment of health benefits, and is often used in aromatherapy and skincare applications (especially when paired with a carrier oil).

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Essential Oils for Sunburn Relief

Sun Soother Essential Oil DIY for Sunburn Relief

No one plans to get a sunburn, yet at some point, we all seem to get them. Even the most cautious person can walk away from the beach with a burn. A bad sunburn can ruin a vacation, a day filled with outdoor adventures, or even just lounging inside with a good book or your favorite TV show. Who can relax or have fun with all that painful, hot, itchy skin? Then, when it’s a real bad burn, there’s the blisters, peeling, and flakes of skin shedding off all over your sheets. Gross!

Sunburns happen to the best of us. Thankfully, there are ways to stay comfortable while your body heals, and we are here to help! Let’s start with the most well-known burn remedy: Aloe Vera Jelly. Plain, or with the skin soothing addition of Lavender, this is a must-have for sunburned skin. For added instant relief, try chilling your aloe in the fridge before applying it. This is also a great idea for other skin soothing body products, such as our Lavender Body Cream or Organic Healing Balm. Also, when applying any of these products, consider gently patting the moisturizer on, rather than rubbing it, to avoid aggravating your sensitive skin and possibly prolonging the healing process.

Try this amazing DIY for soothing an uncomfortable sunburn.

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Burn Bliss Sun Relief Essential Oil DIY

It happens to most of us — we spend the day outside, soaking up the sun and having a great time, when all the sudden, that familiar, uncomfortable burn begins. Inevitably, anyone around you has to confirm your fear: “Whoa! Nice sunburn!”

While it’s easy to get caught up in the immediate and cosmetic discomfort of a sunburn, remember that the real damage done to your skin can take months for your body to repair. While the pain of a sunburn can last about a week, it actually takes your skin months to fully heal itself and protect that freshly exposed and sensitive skin.

Since a young age, we’ve all been taught how to stay safe in the sun, but it’s almost too easy to forget or just not take the time to do it. Prevention is key to avoid a sunburn, so let’s go over some inexcusably easy steps to take to keep your skin safe. Ladies —  before you spend the day in the sun, start your sunburn prevention by donning that big floppy hat and flowing maxi skirt. These help protect the often forgotten areas of the lips, ears, back of neck, and backs of knees — keep them covered to keep them safe! And guys, keep that ball cap on for face protection.

Also, sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen. Apply it as often as the product recommends it or as often as you need it. And as soon as you feel the redness, it’s time to take action! Reduce the damage being done to the skin’s cells by covering up and giving your skin the chance to heal as quickly as possible.

Try this luxurious DIY to pamper your sunburned skin and start feeling better!

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