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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.

 

Kidsafe?

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!

Flawless Feet for Summer

Flip flops, open-toed sandals, peep-toe slingback heels, just going plain ol’ barefoot — you know the drill! Warm weather is here; it’s time to let your toes breathe. We want to help you keep your feet looking their best and avoiding the funky feet and toenails that can crop up when exposing them to shared showers or swimming pool areas. The amazing essential oils used in this DIY will help keep your feet clean and fresh this summer!

DIY Flawless Feet

Flawless feet essential oil DIY

What you’ll need:

What you’ll do:

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Apply to funky feet/ toenails that result from being barefoot in shared showers or swimming pool areas.

Flawless feet essential oil DIY

*This DIY includes Lemon Essential Oil, which is a phototoxic oil. However, the amount of Lemon used here is much less than the 2% dilution recommended to avoid phototoxic reactions, so you have nothing to worry about! This DIY is perfectly safe for feet that love to soak up the sun!

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!

September Oil of the Month – Lemon Tea Tree

Get ready to rumble! Plant Therapy’s September Oil of the Month is a fighter. The relatively small tree/bush hails from Australia and grows well in the rainforest as well as on the dry rocky terrain. But it is also a champ because it will be in your corner and help you to feel your best, emotionally and physically.

This contender is best used in a  diffuser blend for a few reasons. It will send an uppercut to seasonal threats and a jab to foul odors as well. It will help you to focus and stay on task. This steam distilled essential oil has constituents that are known to stop some minor respiratory issues in their tracks. In a study at Charles Sturt University, Leptospermum petersonii, when diffused, was helpful in combating several types of organisms that can cause problems throughout the body. (1)

 

 

If you are guessing that this citrusy Australian essential oil is also a worthy opponent against tiny outdoor pests, you are right. You can diffuse for 30 minutes beforehand in the area that you are going to be at, and it will go the distance with these little challengers. You could also instead create a DIY outdoor candle. We’ve provided an easy recipe below for you.

Lemon Tea Tree is a strong oil, so be sure to use in small amounts so as to not irritate your skin. It is not a KidSafe oil. If used topically, we recommend a maximum dilution of 0.7%, which is about only 1 drop of the Lemon Tea Tree to 1 teaspoon of carrier oil. Of course, that 1 drop can be used in a blend with other essential oils, preferable non-citrus oils. A blend of essential oils such as Copaiba, Frankincense Frereana and Cypress would be great for sore joints. Whether you decide to apply topically or diffuse,  you’ll want this heavyweight in your corner.

 

Outdoor Candle

What you will need:

What you will do:

  1. Melt beeswax in a double boiler.
  2. Remove wax from heat and stir in Lemon Tea Tree.
  3. Carefully pour hot wax mixture into a canning jar, leaving ¼” space from the rim.
  4. Wrap 1” of the wick around pencil and place wick in wax, balancing dowel on the jar.
  5. Allow to cool.

 

Download Template Product Sheet HERE:

 

Sources:

(1)PubMed.com(2010)https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19952013

June Oil of the Month – Lemon Myrtle

An essential oil that is as lemony, if not more than Lemon? How can that be? Lemon Myrtle is incredibly lemony. Australians love Lemon Myrtle for many reasons and are very familiar with it. The leaves of this plant are dried and ground up for a spice and used in many delectable dishes. The leaves are also used in something interesting called “Bush Tucker.” Bush tucker, or bushfood, is native to Australia and is used by the original inhabitants for culinary and medical reasons, and also for sustenance.

Lemon Myrtle plant also packs a punch. The Rideal-Walker test estimates the antimicrobial activity of plants. The higher the score, the more effective the plant. According to this test, it scored Lemon Myrtle plant a 16, Tea Tree plant an 11, and Eucalyptus Citriodora plant an 8. Again, this speaks of the plant itself. We will be presenting the essential oil, which is highly concentrated and powerful.

Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil (Backhousia Citriodora) is an elevating beautiful scent that is no shrinking violet. It has some amazing properties. Even in small amounts, it is still a force to be reckoned with. It is great for deodorizing and cleaning DIYs, to battle occasional seasonal threats and to freshen a room. It can be helpful for conditions that can develop when feet are moist and warm too often. Also, it is helpful to relax and uplift. When diffusing, use just a small amount, as a little goes a long way. Due to its high citral content, we recommend a low dilution of under 0.7%.

Some essential oils that would go well with Lemon Myrtle are; Cedarwood Virginian, Sandalwood Australian, Fragonia, and Blue Cypress.

Here is a diffuser recipe to help you become acquainted with this lovely, fresh essential oil.

 

Diffuser Blend   – This is good for respiratory and is uplifting.  Of course this is just an example for an ultrasonic diffuser and you can modify to your liking and to your diffuser. This is not a KidsSafe® blend.

2 drop Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora)

4 drops Cedarwood Virginian (Juniperus virginiana)

2 drops Fragonia (Taxandria fragrans)

 

Download Product Template Sheet Here

 

Explore your essential oils: Lemon

 

Lemon is so bright and fresh. It’s my personal favorite for cleaning or brightening my mood. I enjoy it during the winter when the dreary days get to me! You can safely use up to 12 drops per OUNCE of carrier on your skin without concern of a phototoxic reaction. Alternatively you can use Steam Distilled Lemon which doesn’t have concerns of sun sensitivity.  Let’s check out the profile:

Here are a few ways I use Lemon in my home

  1. Combine 1/2 cup baking soda with a tsp of dish soap and a tbsp of peroxide. Add 8 drops of Lemon, stir will to combine. Use this paste to shine your stainless steel sink or remove the labels from glass jars!
  2. Diffuse Lemon with Lavender for a refreshing, just-cleaned scent! It’s wonderful for your mood.
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