August Essential Oil of the Month: Tropical Passion

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August Essential Oil of the Month: Tropical Passion

As summertime slips toward its close, we’re excited to bring you Tropical Passion Synergy for the August Oil of the Month!

As the days grow shorter and the weather gets cooler, Tropical Passion Synergy can help keep your spirits lifted and your senses energized.

One sniff of this delightfully bold and fruity aroma can help boost a sunnier state of mind. If you find joy in the sweetness of baking, this scent is reminiscent of delicious fruited marzipan or almond pastry.

And, as a special treat for those who fell in love with Honeybell Synergy, Tropical Passion Synergy offers another option when you want to switch between scents. Where Honeybell is uplifting and calming, Tropical Passion is uplifting and energizing.

Tropical Passion Synergy brings you an aromatic symphony of essential oils. Mandarin Red, Orange Essence, Tangerine, and Buchu combine for a bright and fruity scent. Anise and Peru Balsam add a pop of spicy, sweetness, while Almond Bitter gives it the perfect amount of nuttiness.


Like Honeybell, Tropical Passion offers the opportunity to experience some less common essential oils. This includes Orange Essence Essential Oil and Almond Bitter Essential Oil (rectified).

Please note this term “rectified.” This is very important to the safe use of this essential oil and we’ll discuss why. We’ve also brought back Buchu Essential Oil, which as served as a special addition to the Honeybell Synergy.

Orange Essence Essential Oil: Citrus Aurantium Dulcis

Orange Essence comes from the same fruit as Orange Sweet Essential Oil. But, rather than extraction from the rind, Orange Essence comes from the juice. And, as you might imagine, Orange Essence does deliver a much more “juicy” orange aroma.

In fact, Orange Essence Essential Oil is a by-product of producing orange juice. Toward the end of the process of creating orange juice concentrate, the volatile oil for Orange Essence floats atop where it is collected and distilled to extract it from the water of the juice source.

While Orange Essence Essential Oil comes from orange juice it doesn’t contain the same nutritional benefits of the fruit. Like all essential oils, it is purely the volatile oils extracted from the plant.

Given its chemistry, Orange Essence Essential Oil does have very similar benefits to Orange Sweet. Orange Essence Essential Oil can be used interchangeably, but with much more of a freshly intense scent for the senses. It is especially lovely for lifting the mood, calming the mind, and supporting digestive issues.


Bitter Almond (Rectified): Prunus Amygdalus Amara

Before we go any further, we need to discuss the safety of this particular form of Bitter Almond Essential oil. This form is rectified. Bitter Almond Essential Oil (unrectified) is considered highly toxic and unsafe for aromatherapy use, especially for home use.

Bitter Almond Rectified has no known cautions.

This version of Bitter Almond Essential Oil specifically undergoes an additional distillation step, called rectification. This process removes the Prussic Acid, which is the part of the oil that is unsafe. You may see rectified Bitter Almond Essential Oil listed as FFPA (Free from Prussic Acid). [1]

Bitter Almond Essential Oil (Rectified) is distilled from the kernels (nuts) of the tree after first going through a lot of mashing and soaking in warm water. Bitter Almond is used in the food flavoring industry as almond essence or marzipan.[2]

While not generally used in aromatherapy for home remedies, Bitter Almond Rectified does provide some relief for aches and stiff muscles.[3]


Buchu Essential Oil: Borosma Betulina

We talked about Buchu when it was first introduced with the Honeybell Synergy as the May Oil of the Month. Once, again, this exquisite essential oil adds a special scent to this month’s Tropical Passion Synergy.

Like we discussed in the Honeybell Oil of the Month Blog, Buchu Essential OIl is distilled from the dried leaves of a small shrub native to South Africa. The Buchu plant is “primarily extracted into tinctures, oleoresins and other extracts for the pharmaceutical industry.”[4]

Because only small amounts of Buchu are distilled into essential oil overall, it is not readily available for home use. Buchu Essential Oil is “prized in small amounts in the fragrance and flavoring industries for its strong, pleasing scent of blackcurrant,” or as a “penetrating, tart berry.” [5]

Buchu can also be used to support a sense of stability and feelings of firmly grounded, especially in situations that are uncomfortable and unfamiliar.[6][

Buchu is best avoided in pregnancy and nursing.


Tropical Passion smells amazing as a fragrance or room freshener, but it also boasts some amazing benefits for our inner being.

So often, we focus on the soothing concerns once they bother us physically. And, yet, so many of our physical symptoms begin with a less than optimal state of mind. When we can ease the source below the surface, we have the opportunity to enhance our overall wellbeing.

And, aromatherapy excels in supporting our psyche. According to Julia Lawless, “psychotherapeutic results can be obtained more easily and quickly through smell than through any other method.”[7]

You can turn to Tropical Passion to help lift your mood and energize your mind simply through the power of smell.


Tropical Passion is already blended to bring you a delightfully bold and fruity scent.

Inhalation is the fastest route to get the mood and emotional boosting benefits of Tropical Passion. Add it to your diffuser to freshen the air and brighten your day, or add it to a personal aromatherapy inhaler for an on-the-go pick me up.

Like Honeybell, you can also enjoy Tropical Passion by adding it to your unscented personal care products at a 1% dilution. You may prefer Tropical Passion in the morning for an energizing start to your day.

Some things you need to know about Tropical Passion:

Is it KidSafe®: No

Cautions: Do not use undiluted on the skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do no use during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Avoid with endometriosis and estrogen-sensitive cancers. If undergoing medical treatment, consult with your physician.

Shelf Life: 1-2 years

Tropical Passion DIY’s

As we mentioned before, Tropical Passion is perfect for adding to your favorite unscented body wash or lotion. Here are some quick ideas:

1. Tropical Passion Body Wash

What you will need:

What you will do:

  • Add to a PET plastic squeeze bottle and shake hard to mix.

2. Tropical Passion Lotion

What you will need:

What you will do:

  • Add to a PET plastic squeeze bottle and shake hard to mix.



[1] Tisserand, Robert, and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.

[2] Lawless, Julia. The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils: the Complete Guide to the Use of Aromatic Oils in Aromatherapy, Herbalism, Health & Well-Being. Fall River Press, 2014.

[3] Lawless, Julia. The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils: the Complete Guide to the Use of Aromatic Oils in Aromatherapy, Herbalism, Health & Well-Being. Fall River Press, 2014.

[4] Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. Pathfinder. 1960.

[5] Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. Pathfinder. 1960.

[6] Keim, Joni, and Ruah Bull. Aromatherapy & Subtle Energy Techniques: Compassionate Healing with Essential Oils. CreateSpace, 2015.

[7] Lawless, Julia. Aromatherapy and the Mind. Thorsons, 1998.



51 thoughts on “August Essential Oil of the Month: Tropical Passion”

  • OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! I need more. Already ran out! This is the first Oil of the Month that I have completely used up in very short period of time! I need more!!!! Please make this one available for purchase

  • This is my first time posting here but I just had to let you know that Tropical Passion is my new favorite oil. I really hope it becomes a regularly sold oil. I have plans for this but I wish I could have gotten more because the one bottle won’t be enough for everything I want to do with this one. I was not aware that we could order extras of the oom; it seems others commenting here were able to. How do I go about doing that?

    1. We’re so happy to hear you really enjoyed that blend! We do still have some available for purchase. You would just need to call in to place that order with customer service: 1-800-917-6577

  • This was such a fun oil of the month to get. I love the smell so much. I hope this will be available for purchase in the future. I will need more. I mixed this oil in some olive lotion and it is amazing! Love it!

    1. Isn’t it great! We do actually still have some Tropical Passion left.If you call in, we can place an order for you. 1-800-917-6577

  • Thank you very much for the information on the orange essence oil! I’m learning new oily facts all the time thanks to the pt blog!!

  • This one is super yummy. My husband who doesn’t like most oils absolutely loves it. It’s like a crisp cold glass of fruit punch. The smell just uplifts your soul. I like to drop a few drops in my car as my husbands feet seem to waft stench everywhere and sure enough it immediately gives up The grossness!

  • This was my very first OOTM and I am so thrilled I joined this month. Tropical Passion smells just like a fruit punch! It has such a refreshing and uplifting scent. It is the perfect oil to add to some unscented body wash to start your day on a happy note!

  • Personally, I find this one sickly sweet. I find I am in a small minority, however. Most people are obsessed! My husband (who is slow to jump on my EO enthusiasm train) LOVES it! My British friends all say it smells like marzipan, I find it smells like Hawaiian Punch.

    1. Jessica, this blend is very sweet and can definitely see how it smells like Hawaiian Punch. Sorry to hear it’s a bit much for you! You could try to balance the sweetness with Peppermint, or some fresh green scents 🙂

  • What a fun selection! I hope you make it part of your regular catalog. I absolutely love it–it’s like sipping fruity drinks on the beach.

  • Absolutely reminds me of Hawaiian Punch! It is so delicious, I’m hoping this becomes a regular sake like Honeybell.

  • This is the first oil I have purchased that was strictly for the smell and not for any particular properties…. and I am in LOVE!! I cannot stop smelling it directly from the bottle long enough to put some in my diffuser! To me it definately smells like a wonderful mix of almond and fruit punch!

  • This was such a fun scent to get as part of the Oil of the Month Club. I was totally not expecting to get that kind of scent from essential oils. It smells so sweet and good.

  • Can’t believe I missed out on this oil!! It sounds truly amazing… (especially in the rose gold diffuer–also on my wish list). Any chance of it coming back?

    1. Maybe! There are no guarantees with the oil of the month oils, but we love to give our customers what they want. 🙂

    2. It’s possible! There are no guarantees with oil of the month oils, but we love giving our customers what they want. 🙂

  • I was going to skip this OOTM because I didn’t think I needed another smell good Synergy. Ended up trading for it and super glad I did. Made with the Olive lotion and love love love it.

  • This, too is my first oil of the month. I actually got an extra bottle because a friend cannot use it because of health concerns (ALWAYS check safety info!) Reading this blog was the deciding factor in joining the OOTMC. It sounded so delightful, even though I’m not usually attracted to fruity fragrances. I think the more subtle notes of Peru balsam, bitter almond, & buchu (please, please, please get buchu oil), are what elevate this to an intriguing level. I just love it!

  • I love the oil of the month club and that you can skip a month if needed. I chose to skip this one because it was just too sweet and smelled too much like unhealthy drinks I don’t buy (like Hi-c , Hawaiian Punch). Just reminds me of artificial Yuckiness. But I know others love it. That’s what’s great about the oil of the month club, we get to test out oils before others get to!! And PT uses us to know if they should sell them regularly (like the very popular Honeybell that’s named in this blog!!)

  • I love, love, love this blend and I can’t wait to try the two diys. Pretty please make the adorable graphics for the recipes so I can print them out for my oily binder. I love looking through the graphics to pick which diy I want to do. <3

  • I was extremely excited when I saw people posting this oil. When I found out it was the oil of the month my heart dropped thinking I wouldn’t be able to get it. Thankfully a lady on a fb page told me it can be purchase as a one time order. Needless to say it is on it’s way. I’m so glad Plant therapy includes this option for their oil of the month.

  • I am thinking this is one of my favorites so far. I made it into a roller ball for the gym bag and diffuse throughout the day here and there. I love the uplifting scent that adds a nice flair to our home.

  • Got this at the beginning of the month and I absolutely LOVE it! Thanks for the extra info on this post!

  • I wanted to bad to try this oil of the month. I do hope it becomes avaliable in the future when I can sign up. 🙂

  • A very fun and lively blend! Love using and learning about some of these less familiar oils! Well done, PT aromathetapists!

  • So many people on Facebook say this is one of the best smelling oils! I’ll definitely have to give it a try!

  • I made a foot scrub with epsom salts, coconut oil and Tropical Passion Synergy. It is so amazing and makes my feet super soft and energized! Love this scent!

  • Oh my word! I was IN LOVE at first sniff with this oil, I cannot believe you guys were able to get this scent with E.Os. So familiar and amazing, it smells like fruit punch, which I haven’t had since I was a kid, so it’s rush down memory lane every time I smell it. I wish you had brought this oil out in June so I could’ve enjoyed it all summer. I’ll definitely be calling to get another bottle, mines already almost gone :/ Thanks for this amazing unique blend 😀

  • My older daughter begged for this oil in her aromatherapy necklace for the first day of school. She loves it!

  • I blended this in a body cream and even after 9 hours of work in a stinky redemption center I can still smell it! My favorite synergy as far as scent so far!

  • This is my first month with oil of the month club and I am already so in love! This oil is the perfect pick-me-up! I already can’t wait for next months delivery!!

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