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Plant Therapy Essential Oils

by Tiffany in A Green Home

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I have been using essential oils for almost 20 years now, ever since I was a teenager. Back then I wouldn’t have pegged myself as an environmentalist, naturalist, or anything resembling a proponent of green and natural living but essential oils kind of resonated with me. It was a first step maybe?

I lived near a large strip mall and I was able to walk to all the stores and shop whenever I wanted, which was often. Back then I LOVED to shop (as most teens do). One of my favorite places was the bookstore, which was literally only a 2-3 minute walk from my house. It was there that I picked up a copy of The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy. I am not sure what motivated me to buy it, but it looked interesting and perhaps a bit new-agey, which appealed to me. I took it home and fell in love with it. Soon after I was hitting up health food stores so I could buy essential oils and make all the marvelous concoctions found in the book. It had everything… a treatment for acne, a remedy for my menstrual cramps, even recipes for lifting a bad mood. I felt like I was delving into witchcraft and brewing up magic elixirs. Perhaps it was because I had never ever heard about essential oils before I picked up that book. It opened up a whole new world. 20ish years later I am still using them, daily.

I have over the years tried many different brands too, some better than others. Lately I have been psyched with the oils from Plant Therapy. They sent me a boxed set of 14 different oils to try a few weeks back and I have been putting them to good use. Here are a few of the ways I have used them…

Bergamot – Made a carpet freshener with baking soda and sprinkled it in the bedroom to help with mood. My bedroom is my relaxation zone and frequently where I spend my evenings, along with a good book.

Clary Sage – Used a few drops on a warm washcloth that I then lay across my forehead before bed, to help with sleep, which does not come easily for me some nights.

Cinnamon Bark – Used it in homemade toothpaste.

Eucalyptus – Used it to clean the bathroom after stomach flu went through the household.

Pink Grapefruit – Used it in the shower for a mood boost.

Lime – Used it to clean and de-stink the refrigerator. Yuck! Smells good now though. :)

Peppermint & Spearmint – Gave everyone a spring lift by making a carpet freshener with these two oils. Winter is dragging on but you cannot help but feel good when the house smells like mint!

Lemon – I keep a spray bottle with lemon and pink grapefruit oils in it for quick spraying around the oven and backsplash after I have used my cast iron skillet and sprayed coconut oil everywhere. It cuts the grease.

Tea Tree – I use this oil in the laundry almost daily for towels and sweaty gym clothes.

As far as quality goes, these oils are up there with the best. I also love the brand name because EOs really do allow you to harness the power of plants for therapy and personal use. I would not hesitate to buy more of these and I really want to try some of their blends in the future, which are basically just combinations of different complimentary oils to be used for all sorts of things from germ fighting, to cleaning, to therapeutic uses. The oils are 100% pure, undiluted and therapeutic grade. They are also very reasonable in price and this may be in small part because they are not sold via an MLM pyramid scheme (as many EOs are) meant to make the sellers a hefty profit. You get to pocket the savings.

If you have never used essential oils I highly suggest picking up a how-to book (like the one I mentioned above) and trying a few recipes. It seems like it is intimidating but really it’s not. Once you start, you may just fall down the rabbit hole.

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

44 Comments

  • Lisa M.

    This is by far the best giveaway I’ve seen this year! Thanks for the opportunity to win this.

  • Nicole

    great giveaway! just got introduced to the world of essential oils and would love an opportunity to win some!

  • http://www.facebook.com/whitney.spence.9 Whitney Spence

    i would love to try any and all of these! Ive never used essential oils before and I’ve heard great things about them!

  • http://www.facebook.com/arcox009 Ashley Cox

    All of them

  • Laura

    I’ve used Tea Tree and Lavender EO for awhile, but would love to try some new ones!!!

  • http://profiles.google.com/kdfgreene Kristina Greene

    All of it! That book sounds great. I’d love some quality lavender.

  • bitt

    i would like this diffuserMio Aromatherapy Diffuser

  • Julie

    I’d love to try the organic peppermint!

  • Sara

    I’d love to try the Germ-Fighter synergy. I’ve had enough sickness!

  • http://somesortofnonsense.blogspot.com Lindsay

    I always love a good lavender eo! Their synergy blends sound interesting too (especially the Tranquil!).

  • Michelle

    I love peppermint!

  • Mary Bright

    I love the idea of the spearmint oil as a carpet freshener.

  • Joyell

    Lavender is my favorite, but I’m falling more and more in love with all of them!

  • Tamara

    We’ve been able to keep our boys healthy with oils all winter long…looking forward to learning other uses for essential oils ;)

  • Mamak

    The spring cleaning set sounds great!

  • http://twitter.com/MelissaRivera05 Melissa Rivera

    They all sound wonderful. The cinnamon in natural toothpaste is the most intriguing to me.

  • Katie

    I’d love to try the Cold and Flu Fighter set. We’ve been hit hard this winter.

  • pmom1

    I would love to try these. I have been using oils for a couple of years and found them incredibly helpful. I would love to try the peppermint, frankincense,lavender, and others. The set sounds wonderful!

  • http://twitter.com/condoblues Lisa

    The lavender because our pet behaviorist recommends it for our fearful dog.

  • Kelsey

    i would love to try the lavender essential oil, smells amazing and helps for sleep!

  • Lindsay Brook

    It is so hard to choose just one! I would probably like to try the pink grapefruit or lemon!

    http://www.foundafeather.com

  • Deborah

    I would love the Spring Cleaning set!

  • Lyndsey

    I have been wanting to invest in some essential oils for a while now…just haven’t known where to get started. This would be wonderful to win..I would love to try the peppermint for an energetic smell and the tea tree for my diaper pail.

  • http://profiles.google.com/candkallen Karyn Allen

    I would like to try their Funky Feet Synergy – for my son’s feet and shoes. Also the Immune Aid, Sensual and Clarity Synergies…not to mention any citrus – since they simply make me happy :-) I’d like to try their book The Essential Oils Handbook as well. Thanks for the chance.

  • kama

    I would love to win this. I’ve been looking at their essential oils for a few weeks. I went to a class a few weeks ago about using EO and I’m looking forward to using it at home now. It looks like something we would love to have at home!

    • kama

      I would like the 14 set with the energy oil because I’m pregnant and have 3 kids 4 and under that I chase around, so energy is something I’m always needing!!

  • Kendra

    Yea for giveaways! Thanks for offering! I would love to try out some of the synergies to give me energy in the day and help to relax at bedtime.

  • RG

    I would love to win these essential oils!

  • Brooke

    I have to say that the Spring Cleaning Essential Oil Kit sounds awesome and it’s such a good idea, but the wood grain nebulizer/diffuser looks pretty cool too.

  • Emy Cooks

    I enjoy using oils and the smells – synergy:)!

  • Emy Cooks

    love the smell of wood grain nebulizer/diffuser

  • http://www.facebook.com/mbelton Malissa Buckmaster Belton

    I would love to check out some of the books they have on the website especially the
    500 Formulas For Aromatherapy: Mixing Essential Oils for Every Use

  • acote15

    I love that Plant Therapy has a line of organic oils. I just started using essential oils last year and am excited to keep trying new kinds!

  • Rachel A.

    I would love to read the COMPLETE BOOK OF ESSENTIAL OILS & AROMATHERAPY- I have started collecting my oils and I’m ready to begin!

  • http://www.facebook.com/erin.927980 Erin Fesperman

    I love Plant Therapy! Such a wonderful company!

  • Margaret

    Would love to try the Peppermint or the Tea Tree.

  • nd

    I would try the Essential First Aid kit set

  • TraLynn

    I would love to try Plant Therapy oils. I do a lot of natural remedies and would like to have the Clary Sage in my arsenal to help with sleep issues! :)

  • Jesse and Alex Hall

    I just discovered Plant Therapy and have been so pleased! I want more Germ Fighter. I love it!!

  • Hayley

    Love EOs. Use them for all sorts of stuff. I made natural skeeter repellant last summer with EVOO and Citronella. Put it into a zip top bag with some rags and kept it in my bag so I could swipe some on during the day as it wore off. On the days I didn’t put it on, yup, bitten! My favorite scent is Bergamot, but Pink Grapefruit is a close second. Love the citrus.

  • Amy

    I enjoy EOs too!! use them for headaches and tension. I have not tried clary sage for sleep….I’m going to give it a shot!

  • Joyell

    Was the winner announced? I can’t seem to find it anywhere.

    • http://www.naturemoms.com/blog Tiffany

      Yes, the winner was named Marissa.

      • Joyell

        Thanks