This has been quite the year. And while we’re ready to look to the new year for better things and a fresh start, we want to take a moment to look back at some of the highlights, challenges, and changes that 2020 brought.
TOP 5 PRODUCTS
With so many new products this year, it was difficult to choose our favorites. But at the top of the list, it would have to be our Multi-Surface Cleaner Concentrates. Powered by plants and essentials, they’re a fantastic natural way to keep your home clean and positively sparkling. We started with our incredible Defender blend but were then able to give you festive cleaners in two of our most popular holiday scents: Christmas Tree and Holly Berries.
If there’s one product we’ve been asked to make more than any other, it’s deodorant. After lots of hard work, we were proud to offer Natural Deodorant in two of our most-loved fragrances. Whether you choose Grapefruit Cardamom or Tiare Flower, you’ll smell fresh and stay dry all day long. Plus you can pair the deodorant with the coordinating body creme or butter for a full body scent experience.
What’s better than Age-Defying Body Crème for everyday soft skin? Age-Defying Hand Creams, of course! You can take these conveniently sized tubes with you on the go. Plus, they’re available in several lovely scents like Sweet Orange & Neroli, Forever, or one of our holiday blends like Candy Cane, Gingerbread, and Sugar Plum!
It’s no secret we’re a fan of diffusing essential oils and blends to scent our homes. But sometimes the ambiance and gentle aroma of candles is a wonderful way to switch things up. Combining an all-natural blend of soy wax and coconut wax, these Naturally Scented Candles use essential oils and other natural fragrances to give you the subtle aroma of Bamboo Rose or Lavender Vanilla.
TOP 5 BLOG POSTS
It wasn’t just a big year for new product releases, we also devoted ourselves to bringing you quality education about essential oil basics, new products and fun, quality DIYs. While there were many hits, five posts really stood above the rest.
How to Use Lavender Essential Oil for Burns
Lavender is well known for its many benefits, like sleep, relaxation, and soothing skin irritation. But when it comes to mild burns, it’s the best essential oil for the job. Learn everything you need to know about how to soothe your skin after a brush with a hot pan, your oven door, or when you spent a little too much time outside.
Three DIYs for Our All the Fall Blends
For the first time ever, we brought back six of our most-loved fall blends from years past. But what fun are blends without a way to use them? We put together three fun and practical DIYs for the six different seasonal blends.
Essential Oil Glossary
There are a lot of terms that get thrown around in the aromatherapy world, and a lot of them can be confusing. Find all of the terminologies you might need to know in one spot, along with easy to understand definitions and links to more in-depth information.
All Bundled Up Holiday Blends: Festive DIY Room Freshener
We could all use a little extra holiday cheer this year. In addition to six fabulously festive blends and more holiday products than ever before, we wanted to give you a quick and easy DIY that you could do with whichever blend you choose.
How to Use an Essential Oil Diffuser
A good diffuser is one of the staples for your aromatherapy collection. And while they’re not complicated, there are some tips and tricks for making sure you get the most out of your diffuser and your essential oils.
COVID came and everything changed, not always for the better. We maintained flexibility so that we could continue to provide our customers with excellent service, maintain steady employment for many families in Southeast Idaho and plant kindness to the community in as many ways as possible.
Small, local businesses were hit hard this year. As a way to help those businesses and thank our employees for their tireless work, Chris Jones (our CEO) purchased over $25,000 worth of gift cards from 18 of the locally owned businesses in our community to give to Plant Therapy employees and issued a challenge to other business owners to jump in and help in similar ways.
With the help of local food vendors, we made and gave out 1,000 sack lunches at our 2nd Avenue S location in Twin Falls, ID to provide an essential meal to those in need. Whether it’s kids, seniors, or struggling families, we wanted to make sure those in our community were taken care of and fed.
Safety is a big part of what we do at Plant Therapy. With the COVID threat, we implemented recommended CDC safety measures at our production and fulfillment facilities. And we transitioned as many employees who can to work from home.
DONATIONS & PLANTING KINDNESS
While we did what we could to help the local community, we recognize the need was much greater than just our state. Whether it was sending care packages to hospitals and essential workers across the country or partnering with our customers to see where is most, we’re committed to doing our part.
As fires burned across the west coast, we wanted to help. So we reached out to our customers to let us know which organizations and non-profits were doing the most work on the ground. We were able to donate $3,500 to The American Red Cross, $3,500 to the Santiam Hospital and $3,708.25 to United Way of the Colombia-Willamette.
We put together care packages for teacher appreciation week, sent products to a number of hospitals, and special gifts to assisted living facilities. To learn about more of our efforts to plant kindness across the nation during COVID, click here.
The donations don’t start, or stop for that matter, in 2020. It is integral in who we are as a company and we are always working to be the good in the world. Here are just a few of the organizations we donated over $5,000 to this year:
- Boys and Girls Club
- Africa Heartwood Project
- St Jude’s Research Hospital
- Impact Your World (Hurricane Laura Relief)
- Operation Underground Railroad
- NAACP LPF
- Loveland Foundation
- Operation Zero
- And more…
23 thoughts on “End of Year Review with Plant Therapy”
I am so grateful for all your efforts to keep the quality high while keeping the prices low . It warms my heart that you were able to donate as much as you did this year. That means you are a much loved company for all those orders made to make it all possible.
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Happy New Year! I am so glad that Plant Therapy people have helped so many people in their area. So many were blessed by your kindness.
PT you are the BEST of the BEST! No company come close to your service. Thank you for being such an amazing company. Thank you Chris Jones for setting the vision and being so kind to your employees. Wishing PT greater heights for 2021.
Chris Jones, you are a wonderful person. Thank you for being so generous and caring. You treat your customers like they are part of your family. You and your employees go above and beyond.
I love ordering from Plant Therapy and even more after reading this. Even though my orders take weeks to get to me in Canada, I love how you have handled the Covid changes.
Of your new products my very favorite is your new cleaning concentrates. I hope you keep offering them and expand your line up. They are so easy to use (I was buying cleaning concentrates from another online eco-business before I found yours). And they really do the job. I stocked up on Christmas Tree in case it is a seasonal product. I hope you carry it year round.
Bravos! Proud to support your business for all the good you do.
Thanks Plant Therapy for all you do for communities everywhere! And a big thanks for your wonderful products! You are a company I trust and you have the best staff and customer service ever!
Thank you for supporting your community and our country in general. I love your oils and recommend you to all my friends.
Wow, so glad I found a company that I love, that does so much for the community. I know those gifts were appreciated. I run an essential non-profit and the little things that people did to keep our Meals on Wheels program running, meant just as much as the big things.
Thank you for giving back and encouraging others to do the same, and taking care of your team during difficult times; kindness is contagious! A company with a great product and such values is easy to support!
Lovely post! I discovered Plant Therapy in 2020 and I am feel like I am a part of the journey you described above. I have tried several of your different lines and cannot wait to order your new deodorant. Thank you Plant Therapy!
I love how you supported your local businesses. What a great idea! And a bonus for your employees, too!
I’m so thankful to contribute to a company that works so hard to not only give its customers great products and information, it wonderful to see how much is given back. This year has been terrible for so many and it looks like PT really gave hope and support. Happy New Year!
I order from PT not for EOs only. It is because of the generosity, kindness, and compassion from the top CEO to each person employed by PT. The donations, the organizations helped, the caring for the customers, the caring about our planet, the education and safe products, the research for new products for us. giveaways, and stickers are amazing reasons to be a part of PT. I am looking forward to another great PT year.
Plant therapy had a great 2020. Creating new products, no delays with purchases, and spreading kindness demonstrates the quality of Plant Therapy!! congratulations!
Thank you PT ! Wishing the PT family and community a happy,healthy, and prosperous New Year!
We’ve been using the multi surface cleaner for months now and I will never go back! It works so well, with no streaks and a pleasant, clean scent. I have had issues with the actual spray bottle, but I’m sure it’s just a one off. I’ve also turned a few more friends onto PT and they’re just as happy as I am. I look forward to seeing what the new year will bring. Thanks PT!
Thank you Plant Therapy for all that you do for your costumers, your community and across the USA. Plant Therapy to me is synonymous to kindness and the path to wellness, tranquility and relaxation!
Thank you Plant Therapy you are by far the best company I have ever purchased from. I’m a customer for life!
Thank you PT for all that you do, your customers and your community truly appreciate you.
So glad my bestfriend shared plan therapy to me. Not only do they make amazing products but they also help those in need.