Spring is here! Spring is here! Spring is HERE!
I’m quite excited, if you can’t tell, because this winter was so darn long, but Spring has sprung and there’s not going back now. 🙂
Our garden is going in a little late this year, as we’ve been (and will be) traveling for a bit, so that’s going to have to wait. But what I have been working on is doing some Spring Cleaning, trying to get this house freshened up and ready for the new season!
I’ve posted quite a few natural cleaning recipes here over the past year, and it’s no surprise that many of them contain not only simple, natural ingredients, but also essential oils. I love essential oils and use them for just about everything – including cleaning our home – because they have disinfecting properties and they leave the house smelling absolutely wonderful.
When Plant Therapy contacted me about trying some of their oils, I quickly jumped at the opportunity. I’d never heard of their company before, but after reading more about them on their website and Facebook page, I knew I wanted to work with them!
Plant Therapy Essential Oils Review
Plant Therapy sent me their awesome Top 14 Essential Oils Set – it contains oils I use on a regular basis, some that I’ve tried a few times, and some that I’ve only heard about but haven’t yet had the chance to try out. This was super exciting for me, as I’m always up for trying new oils in different ways!
First, let me say that I love Plant Therapy’s super simple, yet elegant packaging. The oils come in a simple cardboard box with a small layer of foam to protect the bottles, and a cute little elastic bow to hold the box closed. That’s it. No extra, wasteful packaging or paper, etc. The box was shipped in a thick, padded envelope, but that was it. I love when companies use minimalist principles in their packing and shipping!
Spring Cleaning and Other Recipes
The essential oils I’ve been using for my Spring Cleaning include lavender, orange, peppermint, and tea tree. So I used these in everything from my homemade laundry detergent and dryer sheets, to my all-purpose cleaner, my foaming hand soap and I even made a fresh batch of my anti-bacterial spray.
Now, I’ve used a few different essential oil brands in the past, and I even have a favorite brand for each specific oil. But I can tell you that I’m very pleased with the high quality of Plant Therapy’s oils. They smell amazing, and sometimes even better than my previous favorites. The lavender and orange, specifically, have a cleaner, more vibrant scent – and those are my favorites!
From Plant Therapy:
Plant Therapy believes in the power of essential oils, and know of their incredible benefits, we want them to be used in as many households as possible. Plant Therapy was founded with one goal in mind… we want to provide the highest quality essential oils (and accessories) at a price that everyone can afford. Plant Therapy provides oils that are 100% pure, undiluted and therapeutic grade. We source each oil from top suppliers around the world, buy in large volume, and negotiate the best prices possible. We then pass those savings on to you, the consumer!
In addition to my Spring Cleaning, I also wanted to try out some of the other oils, so I made up a new batch of my homemade deodorant. I used the lavender and tea tree oils for one batch, as usual, but I also added some patchouli for another batch because it has an earthy, fruity scent. Patchouli also has antiseptic and antimibrobal properties, making it a great deodorant!
And since I’m pregnant, I just had to try some of the tips from my Essential Oils for Pregnancy post! I’ve been having some neck pain and stiffness, so I mixed a couple drops of bergamot and lavender into some coconut oil and gave myself a nice neck massage. Wow! I’ve never used bergamot oil before, but it was a very nice complement to the lavender oil, for a soothing, relaxing massage. Bergamot is good for stress and anxiety, so it’s a great addition to your relaxing bath and massage oil blends.
I also really like that they list the uses and benefits of the oils very clearly on the side of every bottle. That way, the info is right at your fingertips so you don’t have to go fumbling around looking it up online or searching through a book.
The only thing I didn’t like about these oils was how quickly they came out of the bottle when I was adding them to my recipes. I’m used to a slow, controlled drip, allowing me to carefully count each drop. But Plant Therapy’s oils come out much more quickly, that sometimes it was hard to count the drops. Of course, this is an issue with the bottles, and not the oils themselves, but I still thought I’d mention it just so you’re aware.
I’m really impressed by the quality of Plant Therapy’s oils. They’re 100% pure and natural, and free from any chemicals or pesticides. If you’re just starting to get into essential oils, or if you’re a seasoned pro, you may want to give them a try next time you’re shopping for some oils, as they’re very affordable!
Where to Buy Plant Therapy Essential Oils
You can buy Plant Therapy essential oils right from their website. They carry a very large selection of different oils sourced from around the world. They also carry lots of cool accessories like diffusers, cases, books, and empty roll-on bottles to create your own blends. Another great product they offer is their synergy blends, which I’m very interested in trying!
And from now until May 14th, 2013 Plant Therapy is offering all Nature’s Nurture readers a coupon for $10 off your purchase of $25 or more – just enter the code naturesnurture10 at checkout! (Coupon cannot be used towards the purchase of Gift Certificates and only one coupon per customer.)
Be sure to check out Plant Therapy at the links below for more information, discounts, giveaways and more!
How do you use essential oils around your home? What are your favorite essential oils to use?