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Plant Therapy’s Commitment to Sustainability

If you’re anything like us here at Plant Therapy, you love your oils. And luckily for all of us, it’s pretty easy to forecast the future: they’re not going anywhere! Far from being a brief “fad”, essential oils have shown the world that they are here to stay! And that’s great… right?

It’s time to talk about the elephant in the room: sustainability.

Currently, there is a high demand for essential oils. This might make you wonder what kind of impact this is having on our precious environment. Every oil, essence, absolute, oleoresin, CO2, carrier—you name it—comes to us from Mother Nature. It takes huge amounts of plant material to produce essential oils, and that is not something we take lightly. That is why Plant Therapy has a  commitment to the long-term sustainability of our environment. We demonstrate this by helping conserve our precious natural resources and reducing environmental pollution.

So how do we do that?

First and foremost, we ensure that every batch of oil we purchase is coming from a reputable, honest, and ethically sound source. You can rest assured knowing that every purchase you make from us is not only a high-quality product but is also sustainably sourced from a socially-conscious company. We know exactly where all our products come from and take the extra step to get to know everything about the farmer, distiller, or supplier we are working with. We need to know their background, reputation, commitment to quality, and commitment to the industry. Then, after this meets our satisfaction, we can move on to the oil.

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Plant Therapy also respects the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which is the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it. This is why we do not sell the endangered species of Rosewood and Spikenard.

But that’s not all. About this time last year, we announced Plant Therapy as the first EO brand powered entirely through renewable energy! We are also the first essential oil brand to be part of the EPA’s Green Power Partnership, a voluntary program that encourages organizations to use green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with conventional electricity use. 

But sustainability doesn’t start and end with where and how we source our oils.

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We also realize the importance of educating our customers to use these precious products thoughtfully. Here at Plant Therapy, we encourage a “less is more” approach when using oils. We advise beginning with using a low dilution rate for any given situation. Then, according to the specific oil’s safety recommendations, slowly increasing the amount if needed. Additionally, we strongly caution against the undiluted use of essential oils or ingestion of them.

These simple suggestions lead to a more conservative approach to oil usage. That way, our customers can get the most out of every bottle they purchase. Additionally, these practices add to the conversation about sustainability since encouraging unnecessary and inappropriate use of essential oils becomes very wasteful very fast.

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So the next time you reach for your Plant Therapy essential oil, feel certain that everything in that bottle, from the time the seed is in the ground until it’s bottled up, has passed our rigorous standards of quality. We love being able to sell our amazing customers such great oils, but also recognize the need to take care of our environment in the process.

For more information about sustainability, please take a look at this link from the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. It is a fantastic resource that leads to various organizations that support and inform about sustainability issues.   

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Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page and Safe Essential Oil Recipes Facebook group to learn more about Plant Therapy.

47 thoughts on “Plant Therapy’s Commitment to Sustainability”

  1. I knew y’all were “green” but wow! You use so many sustainable practices. I especially appreciate your “more is less” attitude. Thank you!

  2. I have used so many different oils of the years and I really appreciate the quality of the oils PT has! I love that they keep their clients in mind when it comes to price and quality! I just want to say thank you for everything you do for us PT!

  3. What an amazing company! I love how committed PT is to not only producing high quality oils but also ensuring that this company is doing its part to care for our shared planet. Your integrity as a company makes me feel more then good about choosing to purchase your products.

  4. It is so nice to be buying from a company who seems to care about the world as much as they the the customers and themselves. I loved the reminder that oils are genuinely natural.

  5. This is a major reason I choose to purchase from PT. Caring for the future is one of the ways for a reputable company to set themselves apart from the herd. I will support them with my business and spread the word to my circle of influence that this is a company you want to do business with! Thank you PT for being one of a kind.

  6. One of the reason’s why I buy from you. I only buy what I need and will use on a daily basis instead of buying just because there is a sale 😉 Thank you

    1. You must have been reading my mind. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately and just hopped on your blog and searched for “sustainability.” Thank you so much for this article.

  7. This is one of the reasons that I choose to buy from Plant Therapy. I love how much thought they put into their products and how they are dedicated to sustainability.

  8. I’m so glad you mention sustainability. It’s really important to be mindful of how much plant material goes into our precious oils, so we can continue to enjoy them and their benefits for years to come. Thank you PT!

  9. I love this!! I’m so thankful to have come across this company! Not only are y’all transparent with your testing, but it’s so amazing how much consideration is taken for our planet. Thank you!

  10. The more that I learn about Plant Therapy, the more I admire your company! Thank you for employing sustainable and renewable practices!

  11. This is why I love plant therapy. They take dedication to an entirely new level. I recommend them to anyone because of how conscientious they are about the environment and they’re products.

  12. Thank you Plant Therapy for being upfront about sustainability with the popularity of essential oils, and most of all the ‘less is more’ mentality. So many others do not have that mindset, but instead want you to buy more and more.

  13. Another reason to love Plant Therapy. I feel like I’m a part of this when I support your company. Keep being who you are.

  14. And this folks is why I will only buy from Plant Therapy!!! Thank you PT. Not only do you have top notch products and customer service, but you are doing your part to protect the environment vs. just making a dollar.

  15. Yay! I am so glad to know that this is your business model. Also, I knew that Rosewood was endangered, but not Spikenard. I will use my (non-PT) bottle of Spikenard with extra reverence now that I know that. Love you, PT!

  16. I love that Plant Therapy has such high standards and that you make sure we, as customers, know exactly how and where our oils are made!

  17. I’m only starting to learn how to have a smaller footprint. It makes me very happy to know that Plant Therapy is making it a priority also!!! Thank you so much for your effort and hard work!!

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