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Top 12 Outdoor DIYs for Your Next Camping Trip

Spending time in the great outdoors can be an incredible way to commune with nature, escape modern life and get some fresh air. As amazing as your next camping trip might be, it comes with its own set of challenges. We’ve rounded up some of the best DIYs to help you enjoy your next outdoor excursion.

Travel Troubles

Top 12 Outdoor DIYs for Your Next Camping Trip

Car, truck or RV? No matter how you get to your favorite camping spot, chances are you got to drive for a while to get there. Luckily we have some great remedies to help when you or family are feeling carsick. And if you’ve got any furry friends on the trip with you, make sure to check out our Pup & Pony blend Happy Trails. The scent of this blend is soothing to an upset stomach while also comforting to your animals so they stay calm and worry-free.

Bugs, Bugs, Bugs

Top 12 Outdoor DIYs for Your Next Camping Trip

If there’s one thing you’ll find everywhere on your camping trip, it’s bugs. To keep those pesky pests at bay, we have several DIYs to choose from. And if you end up with a few bites, whip up some bug bite remedy to help with the itching.

Bumps & Bruises

Top 12 Outdoor DIYs for Your Next Camping Trip

If your outdoor activities leave you a little banged up, you’ll want some essential oils by your side to help you heal up and get ready for your next adventure!

And don’t forget to make some DIY Hand Sanitizer to keep your hands clean while you camp.

If you’re looking for more amazing ways to use essential oils your next camping trip, be sure to check out our Safe Essential Oil Recipes (SEOR) Facebook Group!

Introducing Get Relaxed Bubble Bath + 4 Tips for the Most Relaxing Bath Ever

Introducing Get Relaxed Bubble Bath

Love our Relax blend? Can’t wait to unwind with a nice, long bath? Then you don’t want to miss this! We’ve combined our fan-favorite Relax blend into a luxurious, foaming soap base so that you can enjoy a soothing, fragrant bath experience. Our Get Relaxed Bubble Bath combines calming aromas of Lavender, Marjoram, Mandarin, Patchouli, Geranium Bourbon, and Roman Chamomile. It will elevate your bath to something truly relaxing.

Plus spend $30 or more and get a fun Scrubby Cactus for free with coupon code CACTUS.

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Looking to get the most out of your bathtime routine? Check out our top tips for getting the most relaxing bath ever!


4 Tips for the Most Relaxing Bath Ever

It can be hard to take time to yourself. The demands of life seem to take over and it’s easy to overlook that quality “me time”. Make a point to prioritize yourself and schedule your self-care into your week. That way, you can rest easy and enjoy a well-deserved respite.


4 Tips for the Most Relaxing Bath Ever

We spend our days surrounded by technology, pretty much from the moment we wake up. Whether it’s Facebook or the latest spreadsheet from work, it’s almost impossible to escape. So why not take this time to truly relax and enjoy some time away from your device. You can leave it in another room. Or, if you plan on using it for some mood music, just make sure to leave it out of reach so you won’t be tempted to reach for it every time you get a notification.

Set the mood

4 Tips for the Most Relaxing Bath Ever

Essential oils go a long way in creating an inviting, calm atmosphere, but there’s so much more you can do! Dim the lights, add some candles, put on some music, just to name a few! Do what you can to make sure this time and this space are different from your usual routine.

Bring on the bubbly

4 Tips for the Most Relaxing Bath Ever

You’ve already got the bubble bath, so why not treat yourself to some champagne (or wine if that’s more your jam)! The little touches will set the experience apart and help you get a truly relaxing bath.

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Mercury Retrograde Solid Perfume DIY

Mercury Retrograde Solid Perfume DIY

Mercury Retrograde can wreak havoc on our lives. Communication is tricky and travel can flat out be a mess. If you’re left a little worn down due to this tricky time, use our new Mercury Retrograde blend! This blend combines the Clary Sage, Mandarin, Texas Cedarwood, Roman Chamomile, Cypress, Lemon, and Neroli so that you can get the support you need. To keep this pleasant, soothing aroma with you wherever you go, whip up this easy Mercury Retrograde Solid Perfume! Not only will you smell fantastic, but you can stay calm, cool and collected when it counts.

Mercury Retrograde Solid Perfume DIY

Mercury Retrograde Solid Perfume

What you’ll need:

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What you’ll do:

Melt beeswax over a double boiler. Stir in a carrier oil. Remove from heat. Stir in 15-20 drops of Mercury Retrograde Blend. Pour into small tins or jars and cap tightly to cool.

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We will be placing Besties stickers in random orders all month long! If you receive a sticker, post a selfie with it to social media and tell us why Plant Therapy is your bestie using #PlantTherapyBesties and @planttherapy.

Don’t forget to check out our Safe Essential Oil Recipes (SEOR) Facebook Group for more amazing DIYs.

How to Get the ’90s Vibe

How to Get the '90s Vibe

It’s hard to believe that the ’90s started almost 30 years ago! It feels like it was just yesterday that we were swapping out our Walkmans for Discmans so we could listen to the Spice Girls and kick it in our Doc Martens. This incredible decade gave us the Golden of Age of Disney, Friends made it’s now iconic debut, and we were introduced to the PlayStation. It was a great decade! Let’s check out some of the ways you can bring those totally cool ’90s vibes.

Bust out the diffuser

decades set

What better way to celebrate than with our amazing new ’90s decade blend! Enjoy the sweet, citrusy notes of Orange Essence, Lime Steam Distilled, and Mandarin Essense. Plus Star Anise adds a warm, sweet licorice scent and Lemongrass rounds out this blend with its lemony, tea-like scent. The aroma is part flannel shirt, part boy band realness.

Amp it up!

How to Get the '90s Vibe

Getting that perfect ’90s look isn’t as hard as you’d think. With just a few details, you can enjoy the ’90s vibe without looking like you’re headed for a costume party.

Go edgy

Gone are the shoulder pads and feathered hair of the ’80s. Instead, the ’90s ushered in short skirts paired with your favorite tights, choker necklaces, and lots of layers. You can go grunge with your favorite flannel tied around your waist or channel your inner Cher with a fabulous yellow plaid number! No matter what, don’t be afraid to embrace the edgy, vibrant looks of the ’90s

Don’t forget to accessorize

Forget your accessories? As if! The perfect addition to any ensemble can make an outfit.  Plus ’90s accessories are everywhere! That means it’s the perfect time to rock your scrunchies, wear some cute slouchy socks, or bust out some jelly sandals.

Did someone say… binge-watching?

How to Get the '90s Vibe

What better way to enjoy the ’90s than to get a little T.G.I.F. action! Find yourself getting sucked into Ross and Rachel’s “will they, won’t they” on Friends. Enjoy the quick-witted, campy banter of Buffy. Or try to solve the mystery in the surreal cult classic Twin Peaks. You can’t go wrong!

Rock out!

You don’t need a boombox to rock out to your favorite ’90s jams. If boy bands were so totally your thing, time for some Backstreet Boys! If you went more for alternative rock, queue up some Nine Inch Nails. Feeling the need for some girl power? No Doubt will do the trick. You can always put on our curated playlist to feel like you’re reliving the best decade.

Enter for a chance to win an awesome Besties prize package valued at over $180!

We will be placing Besties stickers in random orders all month long! If you receive a sticker, post a selfie with it to social media and tell us why Plant Therapy is your bestie using #PlantTherapyBesties and @planttherapy.

To stay up to date on all our latest products, like our new Decades set, be sure to follow us on Instagram!

How to Get that ’80s Vibe

The ’80s are back baby! And let’s be honest, this was one pretty great decade. Even though we can’t take our DeLorean and experience it all over again, there are some pretty fun ways to get those bodacious ’80s vibes.

Start with the oils, of course!

Plant Therapy Decades Set

What better way to put yourself in the ’80s frame of mind than to put our brand new ’80s decade blend in your diffuser! With notes of Tangerine, Pink Grapefruit, Peru Balsam, and Lime, this blend will have you dreaming of the Breakfast Club, Madonna and those amazing times at the arcade.

It’s all in the details

Just because you’re riding the nostalgia wave, doesn’t mean you have to go full retro. After all, no one wants to swap out our amazing smartphones for the, ahem, cellular phones of the ’80s. But there are so many other amazing ways to reminisce of that totally tubular time.

Hit the town

With all the retro things coming back in vogue, arcades and roller rinks are popping up all over the place. No need to dress up. Just grab your quarters and get ready to battle Ms PacMan! Or get ready to strap on your skates and take a few turns around the rink to your favorite Cyndi Lauper song. After all, girls just want to have fun.

Add some color

During the ’80s, neon reigned supreme! You don’t have to run out and grab the first hot pink thing you see. But don’t be afraid to reach for those bold bright colors. Maybe swap your nude lipstick for something a little purple (or a lot purple!). Or find smaller ways to add some flair to your look like fun, colorful earrings or go for broke and add a pair of leg warmers.

Did someone say movie night?

What better way to celebrate this decade than to bust out your favorite ’80s flick! Make some popcorn, and get ready to relive the decade. If you love action, time for The Terminator! In the mood for a rom-com? How about Dirty Dancing. If you love horror, get the pants scared off you with The Shining (or maybe Beetlejuice for those of us who are faint at heart).

Live life loud

Everything in the ’80s was loud. The hair was big. The jeans, acid washed. The music, full of synths and electric guitars. The eyeshadow, blue! Even if we don’t go back to the days of feathered hair and neon leg warmers, we can still take some of that boldness with us in the years to come, live loud and go for it. Don’t forget to put on our amazing playlist with your favorite ’80s jams!

Enter for a chance to win an awesome Besties prize package valued at over $180!

We will be placing Besties stickers in random orders all month long! If you receive a sticker, post a selfie with it to social media and tell us why Plant Therapy is your bestie using #PlantTherapyBesties and @planttherapy.

To stay up to date on all our latest products, like our new Decades set, be sure to follow us on Instagram!

Tropical Body Scrub DIY

Tropical Body Scrub DIY

Can’t make it to the beach this summer? No problem. Bring the beach to you! This easy to make Tropical Body Scrub will give you all the beach vibes without stepping foot outside your house. All you need is Melt & Pour Soap Base, Solid Coconut Oil, White Sugar and your favorite tropical blend! You can use either Tropical Passion, a bold, fruity blend reminiscent of your favorite summer party, or Honeybell, a citrus blend with hints of wood notes. The result is fantastic body scrub bars that will leave your skin smooth, soft and ready for summer.

Tropical Body Scrub DIY

Tropical Body Scrub

What you’ll need:

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What you’ll do:

Put the soap base and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 15-30 seconds until melted. Add 39 drops of Tropical Passion or Honeybell and mix well. Add sugar and mix to incorporate. It will begin to harden fast. Microwave for just 10-15 second more and pour into a mold of your choice. Spray with rubbing alcohol to remove bubbles.

Enter for a chance to win an awesome Besties prize package valued at over $180!

We will be placing Besties stickers in random orders all month long! If you receive a sticker, post a selfie with it to social media and tell us why Plant Therapy is your bestie using #PlantTherapyBesties and @planttherapy.

Be sure to check out our Safe Essential Oil Recipes (SEOR) Facebook Group for more incredible DIYs!

How to Get That ’70s Vibe

How to Get That '70s Vibe

The ’70s was an incredible decade. It gave us Elton John, Star Wars, Disco and Happy Days. It was a time for change. Protests were made, scandals uncovered, rockstars became legends. It’s time to put on your favorite record and check out how you can get those groovy ’70s vibes.

Get in the mood… essential oil style

Plant Therapy The Decades Set

Nothing will take you back to your favorite decade quite like the right scent. That’s why we created a limited-edition Decades set. Each blend perfectly captures the best part of each decade. The ’70s decade blend combines Patchouli, Cedarwood, Lemon, Lavender, Clove Bud and Rose for a wonderful trip down a polyester-lined memory lane.

Far out

How to Get That '70s Vibe

Whether the ’70s bring to mind polyester paisley print and corduroys, tie-dye shirts and bellbottoms, or the wild styles of the disco nightlife, there are lots of styles and looks that you can draw inspiration. Get ready to embrace some rad new looks.

Flower Child

The ’70s was the age of the hippies! It was all fringe, tight tees, and long hair. Embrace your inner flower child with some simple touches. Whether it’s a floral dress, cute clogs or the perfect pair of round shades, you can bring this retro look to life in the 21st century.

Disco Queen

How to Get That '70s Vibe

Prefer something a bit more… edgy? Go disco, baby! Whether it’s rocking a sweet new jumpsuit or some geometric metallic earrings, you can rock the disco look all day long.

Crochet for Days

Think crochet is just for your grandma? Think again! Crochet everything is making its way back into the fashion of the new century. You can learn the craft yourself and create a fabulous new scarf or keep an eye out for a fun new swimsuit coverup or dress for an effortless summer ’70s look.

Put on a record

How to Get That '70s Vibe

Vinyl has officially made a comeback and it’s easy to see why. Instead of thousands of songs that leave you mindlessly shuffling, you get to enjoy an album, start to finish. Even if you’re not ready to invest in vinyl, it’s a great idea to stop, take a minute and experience your favorite music in a different way. If you can’t decide between Elton John and Led Zeppelin, why not give our specially curated ’70s playlist a spin and rock out to the best music of the decade.

To stay up to date on all our latest products, like our new Decades set, be sure to follow us on Instagram!

The Best Places to Apply Your Pre-Diluted Roll-Ons

The Best Places to Apply Your Pre-Diluted Roll-Ons

One of our favorite ways to get the most out of essential oils is with a pre-diluted roll-on! You can purchase your favorite blend and trust it comes at the correct dilution in one of the most versatile carrier oils, Fractionated Coconut Oil. Or you can easily make your own roll-on at home! They’re portable, easy to use and can provide you with the support you need, whenever you need it.

Have found yourself wondering, roll-on in hand, where do I apply it? Well, we’re here to break down some of the best places to use your roll-ons.

Your Temples

If we’re starting on top and working our way down, the first place you can apply your roll-on is your temples. This is the ideal choice any time you feel a headache coming, whether from stress, tension or any other reason.  Our Tension Relief Roll-On can help reduce the effects of worry and help ease symptoms. Or use if you need a bit of mental clarity and focus, Brain Aid and Meditation can help give you the boost you need. And for a headache relief DIY, try the Brain Tamer Roll-On.

Your Neck

Use Elemi Essential Oil to help with inflammation and tired muscles

There are two really great reasons to use a roll-on on your neck. The first is to help with any pain or tension. Rapid Relief can help relieve the perception of pain or Tension Relief can help soothe the worries that cause the symptoms in the first place. The second reason is that it’s the ideal place for perfume! By putting your blend on your pulse points, the fragrance gets a little extra heat and can help intensify the scent.

Your Chest

Use Elemi Essential Oil to help boost your immune system

Applying roll-ons to your chest is especially helpful during times of seasonal illnesses. If you’re suffering from a cough that just won’t go away, congestion, or seasonal allergy symptoms, there are some great options to help provide relief like Respir Aid, Sneezy Stop and Sniffle Stopper.

Your Wrists

plant therapy energy synergy roll on

Your wrists are also pulse point, making it another ideal place for your favorite essential oil perfume. Plus, it also works well as an easy place to get a whiff of your favorite synergy while enjoying their therapeutic benefits. Your wrists are close at hand, but at the same time, you won’t feel overpowered by the aroma. Energy, Self Esteem and Relax are all great options!

Your Stomach

woman holding her stomach in discomfort

This is one of the most popular places to use roll-ons and probably because it can be a source of such discomfort. Everything from gas, bloating, nausea, stomach aches, and menstrual cramps can put a damper on your day. There are a number of blends and individual oils that can help with those symptoms like DiGiZen, Tummy Aid, and Tummy All Better. Plus check out our DIY Sage Stomach Saver Roll-On!

Your Feet

Plant Therapy Essential Oil Pre-diluted Roll-ons

There are a couple reasons to apply roll-ons to your feet. Some are more obvious, like using No More Warts to help with the occasional wart or DermaShield to help with skin problems. But you might have noticed that the feet come up often as a suggestion for applying a variety of roll-ons. This can be a good choice because the skin on your feet is less sensitive, however, proper dilution rates are still important. And let’s be honest, a foot massage feels great!

Don’t forget to check out our Safe Essential Oil Recipes (SEOR) Facebook Group to learn more about all things essential oils!

DIY Banana Lip Polish

DIY Banana Lip Polish

Who doesn’t want soft, smooth lips?! Whether you want to keep them smooth for your honey or so you can have flawless lipstick, this DIY will do the trick. The Banana Lip Polish not only has a fun, fruity flavor but also helps buff away dead skin while giving your lips the extra moisture they crave. The result is a flawless, polished pout!

DIY Banana Lip Polish

Banana Lip Polish

What you’ll need:

Add Fractionated Coconut Oil to your cart

What you’ll do:

In a small bowl, combine your food coloring, flavoring, and carrier oil. Stir in your sugar until fully saturated. Store in a small tin and use whenever lips need smoothed and polished.

Don’t forget to check out our Safe Essential Oil Recipes (SEOR) Facebook Group for more incredible DIYs!

June Oil of the Month: Key Lime & Persian Lime

There are few scents that so perfectly encapsulate summer. The sun is shining. The air is bright and warm. So it’s time to bust out your new favorite citrusy oils because this month there’s not one, but two new oils! These amazing Limes are sure to become a new favorite that will remind you of all the best parts of summer.

June Oil of the Month: Key Lime & Persian Lime

Let’s check out how their incredible benefits and how you can put them to work.

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Lime fruit on a tree

Lime essential oil is of the staples of any essential oil collection! The aroma is invigorating, fresh and citrusy. The oil itself is cold pressed from the peel of the lime fruit. Plus these two varieties feature many of the same therapeutic benefits of the original Lime while enjoying more unique aromatic profiles.

Key Lime

Key Limes are a smaller and seedier variety of Lime with their own fresh, juicy scent. In order to preserve the physical, chemical and aromatic characteristics in this fresh essential oil, Key Limes are processed immediately after being picked. This fresh, bright citrus scent is just one reason you need this essential oil in your collection!

Persian Lime

Persian Limes, a slightly sweeter fruit than other limes, still have the same amazing uplifting and invigorating properties. With a bigger and greener fruit, Persian Lime, Citrus x latifolia, essential oil also has a slightly different color and sweeter scent than Key Lime. Even better, Both Key Lime and Persian come in 30 mL!


June Oil of the Month: Key Lime & Persian Lime

One of the favorite uses of any Lime essential oil is in cleaning products. Key Lime especially has astringent properties, making it a good choice for helping keep clear and healthy skin. Just make sure to dilute to a maximum of 0.7% in a carrier when applying topically. It also can help support your immune system! This is one energizing, stimulating smell you’ll want to breathe in all day long.

Like Key Lime, Persian Lime is also amazing at helping support a healthy immune system. When added to your cleaning routine, it will keep your house smelling bright and fresh. If you’re looking for a boost of energy or added mental focus, try using Persian Lime in your diffuser or personal inhaler.


June Oil of the Month: Key Lime & Persian Lime

Both these Limes blend well with a variety of other oils. Try swapping out either Lime in your favorite diffuser recipes. Or create your own blend with these oils:

Bergamot, Citronella, Clary Sage, Coriander Seed, Eucalyptus Lemon, Pink Grapefruit, Jasmine Absolute, Laurel Leaf, Lavender, Lemon, May Chang, Neroli, Rosemary 1,8-Cineole, Sandalwood, Tangerine.

Some things you need to know about Key Lime & Persian Lime:

Is it KidSafe? No

Cautions: To avoid photosensitivity, dilute as recommended for topical applications to 0.7%. Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. External use only.

Shelf Life: 1-2 years

Key Lime Essential Oil

Persian Lime essential oil

Don’t miss out on our future exclusive Oils of the Month!

For more information and ways to use these Limes or our other oils, check out PT’s Safe Essential Oil Recipes group on Facebook!

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