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Plant Therapy Naturally Scented Candle

New Naturally Scented Candles

Our product team has been hard at work and we’re excited to introduce their newest creations:  Bamboo Rose and Lavender Vanilla Naturally Scented Candles!  We’re really excited to add these candles to our line of household products. And we’re even more excited to tell you what’s in them. 

First of all, they’re vegan! These naturally scented candles are hand-poured and made from an all-natural, vegan soy and coconut wax blend. They feature cotton wicks and a reusable ceramic jar. Each candle is scented entirely with carefully chosen essential oils and natural fragrance to give you the best aromatic experience possible. They’re made with high-quality ingredients, but what’s the best part? The amazing scent combos we created! 

Plant Therapy naturally scented candle

Bamboo Rose & Lavender Vanilla

Bamboo Rose has a beautiful, soft rose scent with citrus and vanilla undertones. When using this candle, it opens with the soft aromas of rose, geranium, and palmarosa. These lovely notes remain understated without overwhelming your senses. The rose is grounded by citrus and fruity accents, with just a touch of warm vanilla. This makes it a lovely and refreshing aroma for your bedroom, home office, or living room areas.

Lavender Vanilla has a predominately lavender aroma with soft vanilla and hints of cedarwood. When using this candle, it opens with the wonderfully deep aroma of lavender and then opens further with afternotes of soft vanilla. The naturally scented candle releases just subtle hints of cedarwood to help ground the whole aroma experience.

Because our candles are scented naturally, they won’t have the same intense aroma of a traditional candle. In the same way, it won’t fill your home with scent as much as synthetic fragrance does. But these candles will nicely fill a room with the soft, pleasant, and natural aroma of Bamboo Rose or Lavender Vanilla.

young woman smelling a candle

Meet the Ingredients

Our naturally scented candles are made with high-quality, natural ingredients that are clean and safe for your home. Our candles are made without phthalates, paraffin, dyes, and artificial fragrances. Meet the ingredients here: 

  • Wicks: Our candle wicks are made from natural cotton threads interwoven with paper threads and are 100% lead-free.
  • Wax: The candle wax is 100% vegetable-wax.  The soy wax is made from American-grown soybeans. The coconut wax is made of 100% hydrogenated coconut glycerides.
  • Natural Fragrance: Our candle fragrances are composed of essential oils and the other natural fragrances that are considered safe by the International Fragrance Association.

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Natural Fragrances

We’re excited to use natural fragrances in our new household creations! Although we understand they might cause some confusion because they aren’t labeled the same as essential oils. So, what are natural fragrances?

Natural fragrances are made up of isolates. Isolates are naturally occurring single chemicals that have been “isolated” from their natural sources. Each oil (Lavender, Peppermint, Rose, etc.) contains key constituents (citronellol, geraniol, linalool, etc.). It’s those constituents that can be isolated from the entire essential oil mixture and used for other purposes. Bottom line: Isolates are constituents from scents we love. They’re captured to make complex and unique fragrance blends that we know you’ll enjoy.

To read more about natural fragrances and how they’re extracted, check out this blog post.

 

What are some other scent combos you’d like to see in a candle? Tell us in the comments below! 

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Plant Therapy Body Oil

New Body Oils & Why They’re Great For Your Skin

Our product team has been hard at work reformulating our products and creating exciting new additions to our body care collection. Just this year we’ve introduced bath bombs, face oils, hand soaps, and much more. Our team’s newest creations are beautifully scented body oils. After Sunshine and Best Mom Ever limited-edition body oils, we had countless requests for permanent offerings. You asked, and we delivered! Available in Black Pepper Magnolia, Tropical Passion, and Tangerine Jasmine, we’re sure you’ll find one that is perfect for you! 

Tangerine Jasmine Body Oil

Body Oils Benefits

First things first – why do we love body oil? Body oil is an excellent choice for people looking for daily moisturization, but don’t want the heavy richness of body butter. Body oils will absorb quickly and leave your skin feeling silky smooth. They are perfect for warding off irritated skin caused by temperature changes and daily life.

These new oils are also a great tool for massages! Must-haves for anyone who enjoys at-home relaxation, these light oils are easy to work into the skin and will leave you feeling fully pampered. Plus, our newest creations smell absolutely fantastic! 

Our team has formulated scents we’re sure you’ll fall in love with. Black Pepper Magnolia combines Black Pepper, Sweet Orange, and Magnolia Flower to create a lovely sweet orange blossom scent with just a hint of spice. Tropical Passion is wonderfully bold and fruity from the Sweet Orange, Mandarin Orange, and Tangerine. And Tangerine Jasmine has a lovely fruity, floral aroma with hints of warm spice from the Clove Bud and Vetiver. 

Tropical Passion Body Oil

Ingredients We Love

Each of the new oils is made with Organic Sunflower Oil, Jojoba Oil, Organic Argan Oil, and Vitamin E. All the ingredients together make for a highly moisturizing and nourishing skin care blend that’s excellent for adding to your regular routine.

Organic Sunflower Oil

With high amounts of Vitamins A, B, D, E, and other minerals, Organic Sunflower Oil is perfect for skincare. The lecithin and unsaturated fatty acids make it a fabulous skin conditioner and it is generally great for all skin types. 

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba isn’t actually an oil, it’s a liquid wax, but it’s still one of our favorite carrier “oils” for skincare! It closely resembles our skin’s natural oils and is rich in vitamin E. It’s good for all skin types, but especially oily, blemish-prone, reddened, and rough or dry skin. 

Organic Argan Oil

Argan Oil is another great skin conditioner, but it’s also known for its anti-aging properties. Rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, Argan Oil can help diminish the appearance of fine lines, restore elasticity, and promote an overall complexion “glow.”

This oil is great for all skin types, including dry, breakout-prone, and sensitive skin. Although allergic reactions are rare, people with nut allergies should consult their physician before using this product.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is one of our favorite ingredients to add to our body care products and body oils. It’s known for having antioxidant benefits which can help slow down the skin’s aging process. And who doesn’t want that? Applied topically, it can help nourish and support healthy skin.

Black Pepper Magnolia Body Oil

Body Oil Tips

These new body oils are ideal for quick, on-the-go moisturization. Here’s how to get the most out of them:

  • Apply after you shower, when your pores are open and they can retain more of the oil.
  • Exfoliate before applying any type of moisturizer, so your product can absorb quicker and deeper.
  • Make sure to add a heavier product to your routine if you have very dry skin. Try applying body butter or creme right before bedtime.
  • These body oils are not designed to be used on the face. Each contains an essential oil blend diluted at 2%, which is higher than our recommended amount for the face (1%).

We’re very excited to add these body oils to our collection. If you like using body oil before bed, you can also test out our Sleep +iso Body Oil and nourish your skin while enjoying the gently calming essential oils that promote restful sleep. 

Which new scent are you most excited to try? Tell us in the comments below!

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Sugar Plum Sugar Scrub

Foaming Sugar Plum Sugar Scrub DIY

Our seasonal holiday products are finally here and we’ve created festive body care products for the whole family! We took our holiday essential oil blends and turned them into scent experiences. Our sweet and citrusy Sugar Plum blend can now be enjoyed in Age-Defying Hand Cream, Liquid Hand Soap, Body Lotion, Body Butter, and Body Crème. You can use these products to enjoy your favorite holiday scent all season long. But what’s one thing we didn’t make? This Foaming Sugar Plum Sugar Scrub DIY!

Sugar scrubs make a lovely holiday present for anyone who loves to pamper their dry winter skin. They’re fantastic for keeping near your tub and using for whole-body exfoliation. Plus, our Sugar Plum Essential Oil Blend will leave skin smelling like holiday cheer. If you’re at a loss for gifting ideas, we highly recommend this Sugar Plum Sugar Scrub DIY. The Shea Butter is moisturizing, the sugar provides gentle exfoliation, the body wash creates a lovely foam, and the Sugar Plum smells like holiday bliss. You’re sure to love it!

Foaming Sugar Plum Sugar Scrub

Foaming Sugar Plum Sugar Scrub DIY

What you’ll need: 

What you’ll do:

Soften Shea Butter in the microwave or melt over a double boiler and combine with unscented body wash. Add 30 drops of Sugar Plum and stir until combined. Add sugar and mix well. Store in an airtight container.

Download a printable version here

We know this sugar scrub DIY will be a holiday hit. What else have you been DIYing lately? Are you making presents or crafting for yourself? Tell us in the comments below!  

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Oakwood Chip CO2 Essential Oil

November Oil of the Month Reveal: Oakwood Chip

Our Oil of the Month Club is back with another exciting and completely amazing essential oil! Oakwood Chip CO2 Extract has a smokey, wood, creamy-vanilla aroma that is sure to add complexity and depth to all of your blends.

*Don’t have Oakwood Chip CO2 Extract? Make sure to become an Oil of the Month member to get unique, monthly surprises to your door every month!

Oakwood Chip CO2 Extract

With complex smokey, woody top notes and undertones of creamy-vanilla, Oakwood Chip CO2 Extract is a wonderfully boozy addition to your collection. Due to its aged whiskey and rum aroma, Oakwood Chip CO2 Extract is excellent for bringing depth to your essential oil blends and perfect for cocktail-inspired DIYs. Enjoy using this unique oil for a wonderfully rich scent and complex, long-lasting aroma. 

Oakwood Chip CO2 Essential Oil

You can enjoy Oakwood Chip CO2 Extract by diffusing 2-3 drops per 100 mL of water in your NovaFuse or dropping a few drops on a passive diffuser, like our Lotus Passive Diffuser. Craft your own signature blend by adding a few drops of this barrel-aged liquored smelling essential oil to Copaiba, Lemon, or Juniper Berry. If you don’t have those, try other blending suggestions listed below!

Although Oakwood Chip CO2 Extract doesn’t have much in the way of therapeutic benefits, it has an ideal aroma for creating natural body care products. Add this smokey extract to DIY perfumes, cologne, aftershave, and moisturizers. To use topically, dilute to a maximum of 1% in a carrier.

Bonus: Oakwood Chip CO2 Extract has come just in time for DIY winter cocktail diffuser blends, check out our DIY post here!  

Aged Cedar & Whiskey Solid Cologne DIY

What you’ll need:

What you’ll do:

Melt beeswax over a double boiler. Stir in a carrier oil. Remove from heat. Stir in [ drops of oil ]. Blend. Pour into empty chapstick tubes and cap tightly to cool.

Some Things to Know

For a printable version, click here.

What interesting ways are you using this extract? Share your favorite blends and creations in the comments below!

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Four DIY Bath Melts for Relaxation & Soft Skin

As people find their new rhythms and routines, it feels like everyone is eager to soak up all the warmth, comfort, and coziness of fall/winter hibernation. Thanksgiving dinner can’t come soon enough. It might be a little early for Christmas decorations, but they bring so much joy and we’re probably going to set them up now anyway. Anything that makes you smile and a little more comfortable in your home is fair game at this point in 2020, no judgments. 

If you’re looking for some easy, self-indulgent, and comforting ideas to add joy to your weekly routine – give our DIY Bath Melts a try! The soothing butters in these blends will moisturize your skin while you enjoy the relaxing aromas of essential oils. We chose different kinds of butter for each of these recipes, but feel empowered to swap them out with the ones you have on hand and/or your go-to favorite. Grab a glass of wine and some chocolate (or hot cocoa and cookies) and enjoy these luxurious concoctions. 

Christmas Tree Bath Melts

Christmas Tree Bath Melts

Kick off the holidays with a truly refreshing bath melt. The crisp, fresh aroma of this quintessential holiday tree is sure to give you the festive and relaxing soak you need during the busy holiday season.

What you’ll need:

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What you’ll do:

Measure out two ounces of Shea, Cocoa, or Mango Butter. Melt over a double boiler. Once melted, remove from heat and add the carrier oil and essential oils. Mix well and pour into silicone molds. Place in your freezer until solid. Add a bath melt to your bath to soothe your senses and moisturize your skin.

For a printable version, click here

Illustrated bathtub with written instructions for the DIY Relaxation bath melts

Relaxation Bath Melts

This bath melt DIY is for people who are seeking a deeply soothing, relaxing, and lightly floral aroma. Relax has a strong Lavender top note with a rich, earthy base note. Use this blend for a spa-like atmosphere.

What you’ll need:

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What you’ll do:

Measure out two ounces of Shea, Cocoa, or Mango Butter. Melt over a double boiler. Once melted, remove from heat and add the carrier oil and essential oils. Mix well and pour into silicone molds. Place in your freezer until solid. Add a bath melt to your bath to soothe your senses and moisturize your skin.

For a printable version, click here

Illustration of bath tub with written instruction for the DIY Citrus Bath Melts

Soothing Citrus Bath Melts

Citrus lovers, this bath melt DIY is made for you. With Sweet Orange Essential Oil, the exotic and spicy Elemi, and Mango Butter, this melt will whisk you away to a tropical day-dream. 

What you’ll need:

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What you’ll do:

Measure out two ounces of Shea, Cocoa, or Mango Butter. Melt over a double boiler. Once melted, remove from heat and add the carrier oil and essential oils. Mix well and pour into silicone molds. Place in your freezer until solid. Add a bath melt to your bath to soothe your senses and moisturize your skin.

For a printable version, click here

Illustration of bath tub with written instructions for DIY vanilla woods bath melts

Vanilla Woods Bath Melts

Are you looking for ways to use your new Vanilla Botanical Extract? Look no further! Use any vanilla in this woodsy DIY bath melt blend for a relaxing, sweet, and earthy aroma. 

What you’ll need:

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What you’ll do:

Measure out two ounces of Shea, Cocoa, or Mango Butter. Melt over a double boiler. Once melted, remove from heat and add the carrier oil and essential oils. Mix well and pour into silicone molds. Place in your freezer until solid. Add a bath melt to your bath to soothe your senses and moisturize your skin.

Tip: To help the Vanilla fully emulsify, combine the essential oils with the carrier oil first.

For a printable version, click here. 

What are your favorite oils and scents to add to baths? Share your go-to options in the comments below!

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Winter Wreath Epsom Salt Soak DIY

With the holiday season quickly approaching, people tend to get a little bit more stressed. Between social obligations, school, work, and holiday traditions, it can feel like your plate is a little full. If you’re feeling tense and stressed this holiday season, try adding this Winter Wreath Epsom Salt Soak DIY to your self-care routine.

Juniper Berry, Balsam Fir, and Black Spruce (just some of the oils in Winter Wreath) are all excellent for supporting healthy respiration and soothing sore muscles after a workout or long day. When combined with soothing Epsom salts, it’s a great DIY to keep on hand during the winter season to help ease sore muscles and promote easy breathing. So go run yourself a hot bath and add in this Epsom Salt Soak DIY to help you unwind after a hectic day, not to mention set a festive atmosphere. 

Winter Wreath Epsom Salt Soak DIY

Illustrated graphic of a bathroom with written instructions for the Winter Wreath Epsom Salt Soak DIY

What you’ll need:

  • 1 ½ cup Epsom salt
  • ¼ cup baking soda
  • 2 Tbsp unscented body wash
  • 16 drops Winter Wreath

What you’ll do:

  • Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Mix body wash and essential oils in a separate bowl.
  • Blend dry and wet ingredients together, mixing well.
  • Store in an airtight container.

For a printable version, click here

If when you’re done soaking in the tub, you find that your muscles could still use a little more help, try our Muscle Aloe Jelly. This jelly has a warming and cooling effect that is great for easing sore or tight muscles.

What other essential oils do you love adding to Epsom salt soaks? Tell us in the comments!

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woman apply hand cream to her hands

New Age-Defying Hand Creams + Tips for Winter Hands

Hey there, how are your hands? The weather is cooling down, cheap hand sanitizer is everywhere, and most people are racing around too busy for words. All of those things can wreak havoc on your hands, but most of us don’t pause to take notice. So, let’s take a minute and talk about how you can keep your hands baby soft this winter season. We’ll also share info on our new Age-Defying Hand Creams!

4 new age defying hand creams on a table

Age-Defying Hand Creams

First things first: Hand cream is your best friend during the winter season. Our new hand creams are perfect for luxuriously soft hands. These rich, whipped Age-Defying Hand Creams spread on your hands with a creamy texture, helping hydrate, soften, and provide relief for dry or cracked skin. Plus, the compact size perfectly tucks away in a purse or desk drawer. And with four scent options, you can’t go wrong!

Our Unscented Age-Defying Hand Cream is perfect for those that are sensitive to scents or just prefer neutral smells. Sweet Orange and Neroli Age-Defying Hand Cream is formulated with Sweet Orange and Neroli Essential Oils and has a juicy citrus scent with an exotic floral note. Lemon, Lavender & Rose Age-Defying Hand Cream is formulated with Lemon, Lavender, and Rose Absolute Essential Oils to create a softly citrus aroma with subtle floral notes. And, last but not least, our Forever Age-Defying Hand Cream is made with Frankincense Frereana, Bergamot, and Lavender CO2 to make a sweet, smooth, and resinous aroma. 

For more information about our Age-Defying ingredients, check out this blog post on body care: This, Not That: Body Care Edition.

woman applying a dollop of hand cream on her hand

Hand Sanitizer

It’s tempting to grab the cheapest hand sanitizer you can find while grocery shopping. It’s also easy to take a swipe of the freebie stuff at grocery and retail stores without a second thought. But, to keep your hands happy, we suggest keeping a higher quality hand sanitizer with you for regular use, like our Unscented Hand Sanitizer. We formulated it with a blend of 60% alcohol, Aloe, Vitamin E, and botanical extracts. This quick-drying formula will nourish and condition after each use.

Plant Therapy balm squad

Healing Balms

If you’ve been neglecting your hand care a little bit or winter affects them super hard, you might consider going straight for our Silky Soft Healing Balm to help them recuperate. Our Healing Balms are ideal for helping soothe cracked and dry hands and will promote healthy healing. Plus, the Balm Squad Set is perfectly sized to keep in your car, purse, or backpack.

Cuticle Care

Even though your cuticles might feel like an afterthought, they shouldn’t be forgotten! Irritated cuticles and hangnails can be unsightly and painful, not to mention detract from an otherwise beautiful manicure. This fantastic Cuticle Balm DIY with Clary Sage Essential Oil is an easy way to keep your mani fabulous.

What other hand care tips do you have? Do you have a favorite DIY for cuticle care? Share in the comments below!

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All the Holiday Seasonal Products on a table with snow and fake trees

Natural Holiday Tips for Every Room in Your Home

We’re making our way towards the holiday season and Plant Therapy is here with all the tips and new natural products to help you prepare your home for the holidays. Whether you’re doing an intimate family dinner or hosting the whole family plus friends, we have everything you need to make your house burst with holiday aromas and festive sparkles. Plus, all our suggestions are naturally based, so you can share your beautiful, natural holiday style. 

Christmas Tree and Holly Berries Cleaners

Preparing the Kitchen

The kitchen is basically the heart of the home when it comes to the holiday season. People are cooking, grabbing drinks, and stealing bites of cookies all day long. To help prepare your kitchen for the high-traffic,  you might need a little extra plant power to help keep your surfaces sparkly. To cut through grease, clean surfaces, and leave behind a lovely natural holiday scent, try our new Holly Berries or Christmas Tree Multisurface Cleaners

Once the whole kitchen is in order and sparkly, try placing something festive on your counter to make the whole room feel happy and bright. Poinsettias, nutcrackers, or even a fun Christmas cookie jar would all bring a splash of holiday spirit to the room. 

Bonus DIY! If your sink is smelling a little less-than-fresh after the holiday festivities, try this holiday DIY Gingerbread Kitchen Sink Drain Smell Remover

Preparing the Bathroom

If you’re serving delicious food and boozy cocktails all night, your bathroom is going to get a lot of traffic! It’s the perfect spot to stash some lovely scented hand soap and lotion. We might be biased, but we think our new natural holiday hand soaps are perfect for showing off the holiday spirit. Put out Sugar Plum, Gingerbread, or Candy Cane Liquid Hand Soap

Follow up with a fancy lotion or hand cream and your guest will feel like they’re visiting a five-star hotel. We also have new Age-Defying Hand Creams that coordinate with our holiday hand soaps. Mix or match your aromas with either Candy Cane, Gingerbread, or Sugar Plum Age-Defying Hand Creams. They’re the perfect size for placing on the bathroom counter next to other toiletries. Guests can take a quick swipe of smooth lotion and rejoin the party with a lovely holiday scent.

And finally, to make sure your bathroom doesn’t smell like it’s getting a lot of traffic, add some potpourri somewhere in the room. Try a Potpourri Spray DIY or this pre-potty Bathroom Odor Eliminator for an easy and natural product. 

Candy Cane holiday products on a table

Preparing the Living Room

You’ve set up your decorations, put out your most beloved ornaments and trinkets, and now you’re ready to share your cozy cottage with guests. Make room for your friends and family to lounge, catch up, sip cocoa, and enjoy a warm and cozy atmosphere with our new Candy Cane Naturally Scented Candles.

If you prefer potpourri to candles, you could try these DIY Scented Pinecones instead and place them on your coffee table or side tables! All you need is a little ribbon to give it Christmas vibes.

If you’re doing a small gathering and everyone attending is comfortable with you using essential oils, you can also diffuse one of our lovely holiday blends for added ambiance. Christmas Tree is fantastic for making your fake tree smell like the real thing. Or you could use a blend of evergreen essential oils to make your home smell like fresh winter woods. For more tips on making your faux Christmas tree smell real, check out this blog post

Last but Not Least, Prepare Yourself

The holidays are stressful. Cooking, cleaning, shopping, hosting house guests, it’s a lot! Make sure in all the chaos to set aside some moments just for you. Draw yourself a hot bath and throw in one of our new luxurious bath bombs from our Holiday Bath Bomb Assortment Pack. Each oversized bath bomb is made with nourishing and moisturizing ingredients that will whisk you away to a holiday-themed spa. 

If baths aren’t your forte, why not try this Candy Cane Latte Sugar Scrub for festive exfoliation? In addition to being great for your skin, this scrub recipe makes an excellent DIY gift option. Make a little for a loved one and a little for yourself (or a lot for yourself)!

Finish your pampering with some moisturizing and luxurious holiday bliss with our new Age-Defying Body Crème and Body Butter scents. Cover your body in holiday festivity with Candy Cane, Gingerbread, or Sugar Plum Age-Defying Body Crème. What could be better than falling asleep with the light aroma of holiday cheer surrounding you?

In addition to using a little self-care and pampering to help yourself get ready for the holidays, CBD makes an excellent choice to help support overall health and wellbeing as well as help ease some of the holidays’ more stressful moments. Treat yourself to our limited-edition Peppermint Bark CBD, available in three strengths.

New holiday products laying on a table with new Christmas Tree Multi-Surface Cleaner in the middle

DIY Gifts for a Natural Holiday

If you’re looking for ways to gift natural holiday products, try some of these DIYs from past blog posts! 

What other natural tips do you have for holiday preparations? Tell us in the comments below!

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elemi co2 extract sitting next to flowers and oil of the month box

October Oil of the Month Reveal: Elemi CO2 Extract

Our Oil of the Month Club is back with another exotic and completely unique essential oil! Elemi CO2 Extract has a lovely spicy, peppery, and lemony aroma.

*Don’t have Elemi CO2 Extract? Make sure to become an Oil of the Month member to get unique, monthly surprises to your door every month!

Elemi CO2 Extract

Offering a fresh, green top note with undertones reminiscent of Pink Pepper, Elemi CO2 Extract makes a wonderfully complex addition to your collection. Sourced from the Philippines through CO2 extraction of the plant’s gum resin, this oil has a cleaner, longer-lasting aromatic profile than its essential oil cousin.

Due to its calming and relaxing scent, Elemi CO2 Extract is a great oil to use aromatically when you’re feeling stressed. You can diffuse using 2-3 drops per 100 mL of water in your NovaFuse or use in a personal inhaler. Build your new favorite blend by adding a few drops of this fresh and peppery oil to Lemon or Orange Essential Oils. Citrus not your favorite? More blending suggestions are listed below!

elemi co2 extract laying on a table with flowers and oil of the month box

Elemi CO2 Extract is also a relative of Frankincense, making it an excellent addition to age-defying and rejuvenating skincare products. Use this extract to add a fresh note to woody, spicy, or zesty perfumes or for masculine fragrances and products. Try using this fresh and peppery oil in DIY cologne, after-shave, or roll-ons. To use topically, dilute to 1-2% in your favorite carrier oil.

Elemi CO2 Extract is one of our favorite oils. Try our DIY oil cleanser to start using this fantastic extract right away!

Gorgeous Glow Oil Cleanser DIY

What you’ll need:

What you’ll do:

Combine carrier oils and essential oils in a one-ounce bottle. Massage a few drops onto skin in the morning to help remove makeup and lift dirt and excess oil. Rinse well. Follow up with a water-based cleanser to remove any remaining oil. Finish with your favorite moisturizer.

Some Things to Know

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What’s your favorite way to use this extract? Share your favorite creations in the comments below!

 

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All Bundled Up Holiday Blends: Festive DIY Room Freshener

The air is finally cooling down, the seasons are changing, and we’re getting a little antsy to get started on our holiday to-dos! Handmade gifts are an extra touch of love and care that we love for the holidays. That’s why we’re DIYing our gift list this year and making our holiday blends our most-prized tool. 

Our cozy and cheerful holiday essential oil blends are great for homemade lotions, balms, chapstick, and more. But first, to get yourself in the mood for holiday crafting, use our holiday blends in this fantastic DIY gelatin room freshener! Place this passive freshener near your crafting table to set a festive atmosphere.

Holly berries essential oil blend laying on fake snow and paper holly berries

Meet Our Holiday Blends

We’re bringing back our most popular holiday blends for the perfect seasonal set. Each blend can be purchased individually or in our All Bundled Up Set.

  • Candy Cane: This sweet and minty treat will fill your home with the bright and happy scent of candy canes.
  • Christmas Tree: This blend smells exactly like a freshly cut Christmas tree! The scent will get the whole family in the holiday spirit. 
  • Gingerbread: Fill your home with the scent of Santa’s favorite cookie. This warm and spicy blend will make your home smell delicious.
  • Holly Berries: This blend has a citrusy sweet, crisp, and warm aroma. Additionally, this blend may help support clear respiration.
  • Sugar Plum: Uplift your home atmosphere with this sugary-sweet and citrusy aroma.
  • Winter Wreath: This blend has a fresh, crisp, and woodsy aroma that is perfect for bringing the winter woods indoors. Additionally, Winter Wreath may help support clear respiration. 

Each of these blends has cozy and cheerful aromas that are perfect for setting the holiday mood. We recommend grabbing the All Bundled Up Set if you’re like us and plan on DIYing all season. 

Note: Christmas Tree, Holly Berries, Sugar Plum, and Winter Wreath are KidSafe, but Candy Cane and Gingerbread are not.

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Candy cane essential oil blend with fake snow and real candy canes surrounding it

Winter Magic

You can also build your own custom set! If you’ve only got your eye on a couple of favorites, Winter Magic is for you. All you have to do is add three holiday blends to your cart (or double up on one that’s most-loved) and use WINTER3SET at checkout. You’ll save 10% and get a gorgeous set sleeve for your custom set.

 

Festive Gelatin Room Freshener

Once you choose your favorite holiday blend, grab your cutest jars, and get ready to craft! This DIY is a quick and cost-effective way to enjoy your holiday scents. It also has a shelf life of about 1-2 weeks.

Illustrated graphic with trees and snow and the directions for gelatin room freshener

What you’ll need

  • 1 ounce powdered gelatin
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 25-30 drops of your favorite holiday blend
  • 1 cup of room temperature water
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • Food coloring
  • 2 mason-type jars

What you’ll do

  1. Add gelatin to the cup of boiling water, mixing as you pour slowly to help completely dissolve.
  2. Stir in the salt and second cup of water.
  3. Add your chosen holiday blend and food coloring, then mix well.
  4. Carefully pour the mixture into the jars.
  5. Allow to cool and set up.

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Which holiday blend will you add to this DIY room freshener? What are your favorite DIY gifts? Tell us in the comments below!

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