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When You Have a Case of the Mondays

Let’s face it:  Sometimes the biggest threat to achieving our personal goals is the momentum-blocker known as Monday. It’s the dreaded day after the delightful weekend, and we can often feel uninspired, cranky, or tired. We all know how it feels to have “a case of the Mondays.” Symptoms of this may include:

  • Bad mood
  • Sense of Restlessness
  • A lack of motivation
  • Tiredness
  • A longing for the upcoming weekend
  • Not feeling like you can face the long week ahead
What can we do to beat back the Monday Blues?

Stay on top of these symptoms with essential oils! Plant Therapy’s Blues Buster Synergy is a great option to help ease these symptoms. Here are several ideas that incorporate essential oils to help you come out on top when you have a case of the Mondays:

Start a New Monday Morning Routine

Why not incorporate a new Monday routine into your life? A great way to start your morning to help ease a case of the Mondays is to diffuse an uplifting scent in your aromatherapy diffuser. Blues Buster synergy is an uplifting, bright aroma that was formulated to increase your sensory and emotional well-being. Starting your Monday off with this aroma will help get your week started on the right foot, so that you can charge into the workweek with a positive mindset.

“Never Miss a Monday”

This is a common phrase that is thrown around social media, referring to the mantra of never skipping a Monday workout. But this doesn’t have to be limited to only working out. You can use this mantra to make sure you look at Monday from a different perspective. Never missing a Monday can mean you will always set aside time for yourself to work on personal development and growth, set aside time as a family to just be together, or set aside your “me time” to focus on something you enjoy, i.e. reading a book, watching your favorite show, cooking something new, etc.  Add Blues Buster to your personal aromatherapy inhaler and sniff before you start the activity — that way, the aroma will be linked to your Monday activity.

Sleep

Making sure you get a good night’s rest on Sunday night can help your Mondays not seem as daunting. About an hour before bedtime, add Relax Synergy to your favorite body care product and rub on the shoulders. This relaxing massage method will help ease the tension from the day, which will promote a relaxed state and help you unwind after a busy weekend.

Count Your Blessings

Take a moment out of your Monday, add Blues Busters to your personal inhaler or diffuser, inhale, and start counting your blessings. What are you thankful for and what are some positive aspects in your life? With the combination of a mood-enhancing aroma and positive thinking, your “case of the Mondays” will soon disappear as you focus on what you are thankful for.

The Monday blahs can seem like a looming giant, but being proactive with some of these ideas, combined with essential oils like Blues Buster, you can turn Monday into your favorite day of the week! Start your week off right, and make Monday a day to look forward to.

What techniques do you use to break the Monday Blues? Tell us in the comments below! You never know, a suggestion you share may make a huge difference in another reader’s life. We’re all in this together!

Top 8 Essential Oils for Sore Muscle Relief

Did you know: The No. 1 most common New Year’s resolution, according to a 2015 Nielsen survey, is to “Stay fit and healthy.”

With weight loss and health atop most people’s New Year’s to-do list, more exercise is essential. The extra physical activity can often lead to sore muscles.

Our New Year New You goal at Plant Therapy is to help you succeed in 2018. That’s why we’ve created this essential oils reference guide to relieving sore muscles and achy joints.

Rapid Relief

This popular blend is helpful for sore joints and discomfort that comes with over exercise, aging joints, or that occasional bump and minor injury. It contains warming oils that help with circulation which will bring relief. This is great is a blend with our Aloe Vera Jelly or with a carrier oil or butter. Rapid Relief is one of the pre-diluted roll-ons featured in Plant Therapy’s New Year New You Set!

Black Pepper

Yes, Black Pepper is good for tummy issues and for respiratory congestion. But did you know, Black Pepper is also very helpful for sore muscles? The major constituents in this versatile essential oil, b-caryophyllene and d-limonene, make it a good choice for soothing swollen, sore muscles.

Roman Chamomile

Many people know that Roman Chamomile can be calming to emotions. The great thing about this essential oil is that it is also calming to your skin and body tissue as well. It reduces tightness and swelling, and relaxes those knots that can build up after a strenuous workout or a stressful day.

Marjoram

I didn’t used to pay much attention to Marjoram. I owe Marjoram an apology.  Sweet Marjoram has many attributes; it is supportive to the immune system, it is calming to the mind, it helps with digestion and cramping, it is there for seasonal threats, and of course it is great at relieving body and muscle discomfort and swelling. Good thing Marjoram is “sweet” and doesn’t hold a grudge!

Geranium

Geranium isn’t just a rosy smelling essential oil! It is a force to be reckoned with in combating discomfort and swelling. Both of our Geraniums, Bourbon and Egyptian can be interchanged and both address sore muscles and even sore joints due to over-exertion. In addition, it helps with skin issues, with mood, and also inhibits the growth of bacteria.

Tension Relief

As a massage therapist, I find this blend very helpful for sore shoulder muscles and tight necks. It can loosen those tight tendons and muscles, and help your neck and head move more freely. Dilute to 2-3% with a carrier oil and have someone massage it into that area for an “ahhhh” feeling.

Muscle Aid

A natural choice to help one feel better after trying to relive your athletic high school days! Muscle Aid was formulated by Plant Therapy’s Certified Aromatherapists and essential oil expert Robert Tisserand. It combines some powerful oils (Wintergreen, Camphor and Pine) to bring relief.

Muscle Aloe Jelly

This is a convenient blend for weekend warriors and many of our customers love it! It dries quickly and goes to work to help reduce the achy soreness that comes from a marathon, an intense gym workout, or playing with the kids.

Do you have a New Year’s resolution to exercise more? Finish a triathlon? Simply be more active? Tell us about it in the comments below, and let’s support one another on our wellness journeys!

Natural Brain Boosters

Do you have goals set for this new year? Maybe you have your heart set on learning something new or following a personal passion; maybe your sights are set on getting a raise at work or acing that final exam.

Unfortunately, sometimes our goals require a lot more motivation and focus than we can seem to muster. During those long days at work or hours spent spilled over a textbook, time seems to slow down, making us feel foggy, unfocused, and exhausted. Our mind will start searching for any kind of stimulation to perk up, and giving into those distractions only moves us further away from achieving what we want. Don’t let your goals get derailed every time your mind loses focus on the task at hand — stay sharp with the help of essential oils known to help boost your cognitive abilities!

For a quick fix for a foggy brain, you can count on Plant Therapy’s unique blend of brain-boosting essential oils in Brain Aid Synergy.  A few deep inhalations of this citrusy, herbaceous, woodsy, and minty aroma will invigorate your mind to keep it going strong all day long. This feel-good blend was created by our Certified Aromatherapists to refresh and awaken your mind when mental fatigue is slowing you down. The essential oils in this blend can profoundly change the way your brain is processing information, which in turn helps you to remember more and keep you laser-focused on your task.

For kids with busy brains who struggle concentrating, Plant Therapy’s KidSafe A+ Attention is a calming and balancing blend of oils that safely and naturally keep them focused.

Single Oils Good For Brain Power

There are also some wonderful single oils that will help you regain clear-headedness and motivation. Rosemary 1,8-Cineole is one of the most popular oils for brain power and is known to help long-term memory. The compound that makes Rosemary so distinctive is 1,8-cineole, which aids a brain chemical linked to learning and memory.

Basil Linalool is also an excellent choice if you’re looking to improve focus and refresh your mind. Though it is widely used as a popular culinary herb, Basil also helps restore mental alertness when inhaled, and clears the brain fog. The refreshing aroma of Basil also reduces excitability, helping you settle down and focus better on a singular task.

Likewise, to ward off a dwindling attention span, Cedarwood Atlas is known to support focus and quiet a racing mind with its grounding, rich, earthy aroma.

And last but not least, Peppermint is also a powerful brain energizer that stimulates the mind, supports memory, focus, concentration, and mental performance. Fragrant and familiar, Peppermint will wake up the mind and help boost your productivity.

Usage Tips:

I like to carry personal Aromatherapy Inhalers. These compact inhalers are small enough to carry with you in your pocket or purse. Add a few drops of Brain Aid Synergy, and reach for it anytime you need a boost of brainpower!

Another great option is to diffuse Brain Aid (or other mind-sharpening oils). I like to use my Diffuse on the Move, plugged into my laptop when I’m working on an important project.

We want to hear from you! What essential oils help give your mind an extra boost? And what are your goals this year that will require some extra brain power? Comment below, and let’s help support one another to be awesome!

Use Essential Oils to Quit Smoking

Making the decision to quit smoking is a complete life-changer, benefiting your mind, body, and wallet tremendously! But quitting is hard; whether it’s you who wants to be smoke free, or you’re a friend trying to support a loved one’s struggle to quit, essential oils may be exactly what you need to help get rid of cigarettes for good.

The nicotine in cigarettes stimulates the central nervous system, cardiovascular system, and digestive system. When the nicotine is gone, cravings set in, making it very challenging to keep away from opening that pack for “just one more.”

This is where essential oils come in! Certain essential oils are known to curb cravings and lessen the intensity of cravings dramatically. In particular, Black Pepper is a known favorite to aid in quitting smoking because when inhaled it stimulates the respiratory system in a way that mimics cigarette smoke. Because of this, the body can sustain longer periods of comfortably being without a cigarette, which means fewer cravings.

Unfortunately, cravings aren’t the only side effect to overcome. For many smokers, nicotine withdrawal symptoms also include increased feelings of stress, nervousness, irritability, exhaustion, and difficulty sleeping. For these unpleasant feelings, using oils known to uplift your spirit and ease tension can help provide relief when it’s needed the most. Oils such as Lavender, Chamomile, and Ylang Ylang are calming and help to relax nervous tension. Citrus oils like Lemon, Grapefruit Pink, and Orange Sweet are refreshing and bring about a brighter mood, which helps stave off those feelings of irritability.

Plant Therapy’s Let It Go Synergy Blend is packed with mood-boosting oils, making it a perfect choice when those withdrawal symptoms try to take control.

To quit smoking, a personal inhaler can be critical to success. Personal inhalers are compact and discreet, so they are easy to reach for when the physical habit of smoking a cigarette comes along. Holding an inhaler in your hand psychologically takes the place of a cigarette. Breathe in deeply to calm the cravings and tension.

Using essential oils to help ease withdrawal symptoms can give you or someone you love the strength and comfort needed to finally kick the habit for good. Below are some more ways essential oils can be used to help bring relief when quitting.

~ Head Tension ~

What you’ll need:

Roll-on Bottle, carrier oil of choice
2 drops Peppermint
2 drops Frankincense Carteri
2 drops Eucalyptus Globulus

What you’ll do:

Apply this as needed to the temples and back of the neck to relieve tension in that area.

~ Phlegm Cough ~

What you’ll need:

Himalayan Salt Inhaler

What you’ll do:

Use inhaler for 10 minutes each morning and each evening every other day during the first few weeks of quitting.

~ Upset Stomach ~

What you’ll need:

Roll-on Bottle, Carrier Oil of choice
2 drops Cardamom
2 drops Peppermint
2 drops Ginger

What you’ll do:
Apply directly to the abdomen as needed. Use in a personal inhaler throughout the day whenever needed.

~ Easily Frustrated ~

What you’ll need:
Aromatherapy Inhalers
7 drops Sandalwood
5 drops Cardamom
3 drops Neroli

What you’ll do:
Inhale throughout the day when needed to reduce feelings of irritability.

~ Difficulty Sleeping ~

What you’ll need:

Aromatherapy Diffuser
4 drops Marjoram
2 drops Roman Chamomile
2 drops Vetiver

What you’ll do:
Diffuse intermittently during sleep to promote restfulness.

Get a Natural Energy Boost with Essential Oils

Welcome to the new year! If you’ve decided to make some resolutions, we here at Plant Therapy want to help you keep those promises you made yourself. Want to run a marathon or follow through with a new exercise plan? Want to maximize your productivity at work or at home? How about dedicating more play time with the kids after a long day at work?

Those are great goals, but they require a certain ingredient for success:  Energy!

Instead of reaching for that second or third cup of coffee, try reaching for an essential oil instead. Use energizing oils to lift you out of midday grogginess, motivate you to get to the gym, or simply to fight off fatigue and make the most of your day.

Energy Synergy

Let’s take a moment to appreciate the unique blend of essential oils our amazing team of Certified Aromatherapists have developed to make Energy Synergy. This stimulating blend is a sure-fire way to add some pep in your step. The uplifting oils of Orange Blood and Geranium Egyptian help to ease away tension from daily stress and balance emotions; Peppermint and Lemon add an energizing burst that keeps you alert and focused; Ginger Root and Eucalyptus Globulus bring warmth and healthy circulation to revitalize your mind and body.

Use Energy Synergy to help you stick with your New Year’s Resolutions and super-charge your day!

Single Oils for Energy

Now, as great as our Energy Synergy is, you don’t want to forget about all the amazing single oils that can help boost you out of a low energy slump! Use them alone or try your hand at mixing up your very own blend! If you need some help figuring out what works well together, visit that oil’s product page for a list of suggestions.

First, Peppermint (and Organic Peppermint). You know it and you love it. Fresh, cool, and unmistakable, this popular essential oil will invigorate your mind and body.

Balm Mint Bush is highly uplifting and intensely refreshing. Its aroma differs from Peppermint because of its crisp eucalyptus notes, which is ideal for an energizing burst.

Speaking of which, Eucalyptus Globulus is another fantastic choice to lift your spirits and focus your mind. It also brings warmth to the body and promotes healthy circulation; when your body feels good, it responds with elevated energy levels.

The spicy oils of Cardamom and Black Pepper (and Organic Black Pepper) are also warming, stimulating and uplifting. Great for an energizing burst.

Additionally, citrus oils are powerful energy boosters. Both Lemon and Grapefruit oils (including Organic Lemon and Organic Grapefruit) have energizing, crisp, and uplifting scents that work as immediate stimulates.  A quick inhale of either will give you a burst of mental clarity — they’re known to be very effective mood-boosters, too.

Last but not least, give Yuzu a try. Zesty and refreshing, this is a mood-lifter and great energy booster.

Now we know which essential oils to use for a burst of energy. But what are the best ways to use them?

~DIY Recipe: Energizing Shower Disc~
What You’ll Need:

What you’ll need:

  • 1 1/3 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup water
  • you won’t add essential oils until you’re ready to use them, after baking

What you’ll do:

  1. Mix baking soda and water to form a thick paste
  2. Press into silicon mold of your choice
  3. Bake at 200 degree for 30 minutes
  4. Shut off oven, allow to cool
  5. Then move to counter and allow mold to sit overnight
  6. Un-mold after 24 hours
  7. Store in airtight container

To use, place on the back of the shower floor, not directly under water spray but close enough that some water hits it. Note that these are PLAIN and you can customize them by adding 5-8 drops of the essential oil of your choice (Energyfor the morning, Sniffle Stopper for a younger child with a cold, etc) They are pretty and functional!

 

Try a personal Aromatherapy Inhaler. They are compact and convenient. Carry an energy boost wherever you go for an instant pick-me-up.

Or, try Diffuse on the Move, the portable, compact travel diffuser that allows you to enjoy your oils anywhere there’s a standard USB or 12V port. Use it in your car on the way to work or the gym.

We want to hear from you! Which essential oils give you energy? How do you use essential oils in your everyday life? Share in the comments below!

New Year, New You

You are going to be awesome in 2018, and Plant Therapy is going to help. It’s a new year, a clean slate, and all your resolutions are within reach!

Over the next month, Plant Therapy’s blog will be 100% dedicated to helping you achieve your goals through educational posts. As Maya Angelou said, “When you know better, you do better.”

According to a 2015 survey by Neilsen, these are the Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions. Any of them sound familiar?
  1. Stay Fit & Healthy
  2. Lose Weight
  3. Enjoy Life to the Fullest
  4. Spend Less, Save More
  5. Spend More Time with Family & Friends
  6. Get Organized
  7. A Resolution to Not Make Resolutions 🙂
  8. Learn Something New
  9. Travel More
  10. Read More

INTRODUCING… NEW YEAR NEW YOU SET

To kick off 2018, Plant Therapy is excited to announce a new synergy roll-on set, available now, and for a limited time. 

Our team of Certified Aromatherapists considered the Top 10 most common resolutions. Then, we created a New Year New You synergy set specifically targeted at helping you achieve those goals. We are offering these 5 essential oils blends as pre-diluted roll-ons so that they’re convenient to use, and it comes in a Hard-Top Case to take on the go.

These Five Synergy Roll-Ons are specially designed to complement your wellness goals. Each 10 mL roll-on is pre-diluted with Fractionated Coconut Oil.

Energy        Rapid Relief        Munchy Stop         Brain Aid           Relax

Use Energy to give you a natural boost at the gym, and then apply Rapid Relief after your workout to ease achy muscles. Munchy Stop will help with your healthy eating goals, and Brain Aid will keep your mind sharp. Then, at the end of the day, apply Relax to reduce stress, wind down, and get better sleep.       

 

ENERGY

Sometimes you just need a little boost to make it through the day, but you don’t want to resort to strong coffee or energy drinks. Energy Synergy is a natural way to get your mind going in the morning and feel alert and awake throughout the day with no drop-off or crash.

Apply throughout the day for a natural boost. Formulated by Robert Tisserand, this blend will help energize your mind and body when you need to kickstart your morning, rev up your workout, or break through an afternoon slump!

How to use:  Simply apply to your wrist or neck and the invigorating aroma will keep you energized!  Apply Energy Synergy throughout the day, and it will wear off just in time to hit the hay.

 

RAPID RELIEF

“Exercise more” is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions, and that means our muscles and joints will need some Rapid Relief. This synergy increases circulation, promotes healing, and alleviates aches and soreness!

We’re not as young as we used to be, and sometimes it’s nice to have a little relief for those aches and pains. Perhaps you pushed it a little too hard at the gym, or maybe you strained your back picking up kids. Whatever it may be, Rapid Relief is a natural and effective way to increase circulation, promote healing, and relieve that nagging discomfort.  

How to use:  For best results, apply to affected area. Lightly roll on the soothing blend and allow a few seconds to dry before covering with clothing.

 

MUNCHY STOP

Did you resolve to eat healthier in 2018? Ready to get back on track after devouring the holiday goodies? Munchy Stop is a natural way to reduce food cravings. This is the debut of Munchy Stop Synergy being offered as a pre-diluted roll-on!

We all have the best intentions, but this year will finally be the year you say NO to that extra cookie, sugary soda, or bag of chips!  Munchy Stop is a great way to reduce the cravings before you eat the calories you’ll regret later. Feel satisfied, eat less, and keep the pounds off with our natural blend designed to stop cravings.

How to use: Roll Munchy Stop on the palms of your hand, bring your hands to your face and take a few deep breathes. Then, massage the blend into your neck or arms.

 

BRAIN AID

Stay focused and on-task with this blend of refreshing, revitalizing, and invigorating essential oils. Have a big meeting today? Studying for a test? Clear that foggy mind with this pleasant, uplifting aroma, and get a burst of brain power!

Every now and then, there’s so much going on and so much to keep track of, your brain just needs a little motivation to keep up!  Use Brain Aid as a way to give yourself that much needed feel good moment on a stressful day. Let the mentally energizing scents clear up that afternoon fog, and help you stay alert for meetings, keep up with the kids, or the other 100 things on your to-do list.

How to use: Apply Brain Aid to your wrists, dab a little on each temple and massage in with your fingertips, or roll onto the back of your neck and gently massage in.

 

RELAX

After going a hundred miles per hour all day, sometimes it’s hard to relax and settle down. Whether it’s a stressful day at the office, or calming your mind after a busy day running errands, Relax promotes a peaceful mind and calms your senses. Stop your mind from running through the million items on your agenda for tomorrow and get the rest and relaxation you deserve.

You’ve been hustling to accomplish everyday tasks while also striving to achieve your New Year New You goals. At the end of the day, allow Relax help you wind down, de-stress, and receive the healthy rest your mind and body need.

How to use:  Apply to your arms or temple area and the soothing blend will help you relax when stressed or wind down after a long day.

What are your New Year’s Resolutions?  Tell us in the comments below, and let’s help one another have an amazing 2018!

Top 10 Most-Read Plant Therapy Blog Posts of 2017

Plant Therapy’s team of Certified Aromatherapists have posted hundreds of blogs over the years, intended to educate and inspire. Millions of page views later, these are Plant Therapy’s top 10 most popular blog posts of 2017. Enjoy!

SAFE ESSENTIAL OILS FOR CHILDREN

These oils were chosen by Plant Therapy’s expert as the oils to start out with when using essential oils on younger children.

These safety guidelines are for the general public use. This does not mean that these safety concerns will effect every child under the age of 6.

 

CAN PEPPERMINT AND EUCALYPTUS BE USED ON YOUNG CHILDREN?

This amazing safety information has been floating around some pages and has started to concern a lot of parents who have used these oils on their young children. I contacted Robert Tisserand with some of these concerns and just heard back.

 

FRANKINCENSE 

We discuss the differences between different species of frankincense.  It’s fair to say that frankincense species can be used in place of each other, for the most part. However, for those who want a more targeted approach, we want to be sure that you are armed with the information you need to buy the frankincense that is right for you.

 

 

ESSENTIAL OIL DILUTION CHART

Plant Therapy provides the best resources for dilution, safety, and usage information in easy-to-use reference charts. We’re taking the guesswork out of essential oils!

 

5 ESSENTIAL OILS TO HELP WITH MOTION SICKNESS

With summer on it’s way, I am starting to plan for all my summer vacations. I have two young boys and we are planning on going to Disney Land this summer!! I will also be quite pregnant and know that car/motion sickness will be an issue with my family while traveling. Because of this, I have gone ahead and listed my top 5 essential oils to use for motion sickness.  Stay healthy and enjoy your summer!

 

 

HOW TO READ THE DILUTION CHART

The dilution chart. We often get asked, “How in the world do you read this thing?” We realize that this might seem intimidating — but we promise it’s not as bad as it seems! It’s important to remember that anytime you apply essential oils to the skin, you’ll want to use a carrier oil. This chart helps you find the right ratio for your situation. 

 

PLANT THERAPY SYNERGY COMPARISON CHART

When building our comparison charts we like to focus on the therapeutic properties of the blends rather than the oils that make up the synergy blend.  With this in mind, we have included a list of each individual oil in the blends so you can determine for yourself if it is the right one for you.

What is a synergy blend?  It is the “working together” of two or more essential oils that gives a better result than the total of their individual effects. When blended together, completely new compounds are formed.  The chemical constituents in a single oil can have an enhancing effect on the other oils in the blend.

 

WHERE TO APPLY ESSENTIAL OILS ON THE BODY

When it comes to essential oils the saying “I’d rather be safe than sorry” should be taken seriously. Essential oils are very potent and may cause irritation to some skin types. Here’s how to be SAFE rather than SORRY. 

 

CAN ESSENTIAL OILS BE INGESTED?

Can essential oils be ingested? Yes? No? Sometimes? Maybe? Yep, that about sums it up. You are probably getting a different answer everywhere you look. You will find people who are adamant for ingesting essential oils and people who are equally as adamant that you should not ingest essential oils. Who is right? Who should you listen to?

 

NATURAL REMEDIES FOR POISON IVY, OAK AND SUMAC USING ESSENTIAL OILS

I had NEVER had a poison ivy breakout before now, so I was quite surprised when I noticed my arm was bright red and twice the size that it normally is.  Then the itch set in…and it itched and itched…  I searched the medicine cabinet for relief, remembering my poor little ornamental rose bush, that 2 days earlier was being strangled to death by that evil little vine known as poison ivy.

I got all these new essential oils for Christmas… Now what do I do with them?

Hopefully, if you’re lucky enough to have some thoughtful friends and family in your life, you opened a beautiful gift of exactly what you wanted — essential oils!

Now, as you’re recovering from the holiday parties, sifting through strewn-about wrapping paper and moving the Christmas tree to the curb, you might be thinking, “Now that I have these oils, what should I do?”

It’s no surprise that there is an overwhelming amount of information out there about the best way to jump into essential oils, so we here at Plant Therapy want to help you out. We’ve compiled a list of resources to answer your questions and stimulate your DIY imagination!

Let’s Start with Diffusion

How long should you diffuse? Can you diffuse around pets? Is there anything you shouldn’t diffuse? Click Here for the answers to these questions and more.

There are various ways of diffusing essential oils, including: nebulizers, ultrasonic diffusers, room sprays, aromatherapy jewelry, steam inhalation, personal inhalers, and passive diffusion. Click Here to learn the many methods of diffusion.

Then, how do you clean your new diffuser? This article will help!

Essential Oils and Children

Maybe you have children in your home, and you’re unsure what is safe for that little bundle of joy. No need to worry — we’ve removed all the guesswork! Read This and use your oils with confidence, knowing what is safe and unsafe for kids.

Plant Therapy is proud to have worked with world-renowned aromatherapist Robert Tisserand to develop the first-ever line of essential oils specially formulated for children. Click Here to find out what it really means to be KidSafe.

Pregnant? Read This First!

If you are pregnant or nursing, you need to be extremely careful with essential oils. Click Here for an in-depth article by our Certified Aromatherapists on the subject.

Getting the Most Out of Your Beauty Products

Give your beauty regimen an all-natural refresh by adding essential oils into the mix. Dry skin? Brittle hair? Blemishes or scars? There are many oils known to support soft, healthy skin and hair.

If you’re like me, you need to clean and moisturize your skin without irritating it or drying it up. Trying over-the-counter products can be frustrating — and often ineffective! Try this facial scrub recipe. We think you’ll be amazed by the results.

And Click Here for easy DIY Beauty Mask recipes, whether you have acne, dry, or aging skin.

It’s Clean Up Time!

Do you want to learn how to make your own cleaner, or spice up a cleaner you already have? Many essential oils contain refreshing and sanitizing properties. Click Here for ideas and recipes to help with around-the-house cleaning and other great DIY projects.

What’s Next?

For more inspiration, check out our 25 Ways To Use Essential Oils, and our convenient Downloads Page, which features more recipe books and reference charts.

 

Top 7 Essential Oils to Relieve Even the Worst Hangover

It’s holiday season again! For many, a very special part of the season is enjoying great foods and great drinks with family and friends. But sometimes, all that merry-making can lead to hangovers. No one wants that!

But how do you avoid that unpleasant reaction after overindulging on a festive alcoholic drink?

First of all, we do not encourage excessive drinking, and our best recommendation to avoid a hangover is to drink responsibly.

But if you happen to find yourself in need of a hangover remedy, here’s our best solutions for holiday hangover symptoms:

1. Tension Relief Synergy Essential Oil

For tension and nausea relief, try our Tension Relief Synergy Pre-Diluted Roll-On. Simply apply this blend of Peppermint, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Spearmint Cinnamon Leaf, Ginger Root and other tension-easing 100% natural essential oils to your temples and the back of your neck for soothing relief.

2. & 3. Peppermint Essential Oil or Ginger Root CO2

For nausea, use our Peppermint or Ginger Root CO2 in an aromatherapy inhaler or inhale directly from the bottle as needed to relieve even the worst nausea!

3. Coffee Essential Oil

For sensitivity to light and noise, coffee essential oils can help to stimulate and revive your battered senses without upsetting your stomach.

4. Lavender Essential Oil Bath

For muscle tension and shakiness, a soothing lavender bath can relax your body naturally! Just add a few drops to your body wash or shampoo to feel the calming effects.

5. 6. & 7.  Grapefruit Pink, Lemon, and Orange Sweet

To regain that sense of well-being after a hangover, diffuse our natural citrus essential oils, such as Grapefruit Pink, Lemon, or Orange Sweet.

Each will bring an uplifting sense of well-being and help you feel like yourself again after a hangover. Put the citrus oil of your choice into an aromatherapy diffuser, personal inhaler, or diffuser necklace for just 15-20 minutes to feel rejuvenated and ready for the next holiday get-together!

Wait! One last piece of advice:

We recommend avoiding strong or floral aromas because they can intensify and worsen the symptoms of a hangover.

Happy holidays! We hope you stay safe and merry this season!

Brodie’s Top 5 Essential Oils

Hello, I am Brodie Lapray. I was born and raised in the wonderful state of Idaho. I have 3 amazing daughters and 3 wild little boys. I enjoy the outdoors and making memories with my kids. We are always going on fun adventures like fishing, hunting, kayaking, or just being outside enjoying the beautiful Idaho view.

A little over three years ago I was lucky enough to join the Plant Therapy family and I have spent the last three years as the synergy blender. I had the opportunity to become an Aromatherapist and I love it!  Aromatherapy has brought wonderful changes to my life.

It was hard choosing my 5 favorite essential oils because I love so many and use them for so many different things. So, I decided to pick the ones I use the most.

Helichrysum Italicum

Helichrysum Italicum is my go-to oil for skin issues. Helichrysum has many wonderful uses on the skin, including calming red, inflamed areas and soothing irritation caused by nature’s pests. Helichrysum oil can help relieve an itch very quickly and help the skin recover faster. Helichrysum in body butters and lotions is great for dry skin care. Helichrysum helps to relieve, soothe, and rejuvenate unhealthy skin. I add Helichrysum to olive lotion at a 2% dilution for soft, smooth and moisturized skin.

Lemon

The fresh smell of Lemon Essential Oil always uplifts my spirits. I think of it as sunshine in a bottle, and when diffused Lemon not only elevates your mood, it is very energizing. It also helps to support a healthy immune system and is a wonderful germ buster, so it’s great in cleaning products. I have many different uses for Lemon Essential Oil and here is a recipe I love for my legs.

~ Lovely Legs Lotion ~

Mix all ingredients together and apply nightly before bed.

 

Rosemary 1, 8-Cineole

Rosemary has been my best friend over the last year. I was struggling with my memory and remembering everything I was learning in a class I was taking and Rosemary helped me out a lot. When blended with Cardamom and Cedarwood Virginia in an inhaler not only does the aroma smell amazing, it also boosts brain power.

 

Cedarwood  Texas

Cedarwood Texas is the newest Cedarwood to join the Plant Therapy line and right away I was in love with the smell. It’s a warm woodsy smell like an old cedar chest I had as a kid. It is amazing in soaps and balms. I add Cedarwood Texas and Orange Sweet to my hand cream. The smell is wonderful and it helps to tone the skin.  When diffused it is a very calming oil and helps to reduce feelings of anger.

Bouquet Synergy

Bouquet is a Plant Therapy synergy I use in my home a lot. I really enjoy the smell and it is KidSafe, too. I add a few drops to a dryer sheet to freshen up the smell of my laundry. I also use Bouquet to freshen up my carpets.

 

~ Carpet Deodorizer ~
  •  Mason jar with lid
  • Baking soda
  • 30 drops Bouquet Synergy

I like to mix the oil into the baking soda using a bowel, so I can make sure it is mixed well. Then I pour the mixture into the mason jar and, using a nail, poke holes into the lid of the jar. Sprinkle on the carpet, leave on for 30 minutes then vacuum up. Voila! Fresh smelling carpets.

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