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Holiday 2014 Newsletter



This newsletter contains:

  • Tis the Season: special sales of yuletide blends and single oils!
  • NEW product.
  • Back in Stock — Just in time for Christmas.
  • Favorite Gift Suggestions
  • Holiday Shipping Schedule
  • Favorite Blends and Recipes from Christmases Past
  • Christmas Wishes

    Holiday Blends on Sale!

    Save 10% on three of our Holiday Blends. (Sorry, O Christmas Tree is totally sold out and will not be available. We don’t even have a private stash. This is NOT a good thing.)

    Holiday Joy

    Holiday Joy

    Holiday Joy Synergy
    Was $9.00, Now $8.10

    Three Kings

    Three Kings

    Synergy, 5 ml
    Was $25.00, Now $22.50
    Anointing Oil, 5 ml
    Was $10.00, Now $9.00

    Winter Sunshine

    Winter Solstice Blend: Winter Sunshine

    Synergy, 5 ml
    Was $28.00, Now $25.20
    Anointing Oil, 5 ml
    Was $9.00, Now $8.10


    Your Christmas Tree:

    Our favorite Evergreens at a seasonal savings:

    Balsam Fir

    Fir, Balsam

    Balsam Fir, 15 ml
    Was $10.00, Now $9.00

    Scotch Pine

    Pine, Scotch

    Scotch Pine
    5 ml, Was $12.00, Now $10.80
    15 ml, Was $22, Now $19.80

    Black Spruce

    Spruce, Black

    Black Spruce 15 ml
    Was $16.00, Now $14.40



    Cypress, 15 ml
    Was $15.00, Now $13.50

    Piñon Pine

    pinon pine

    2 ml, Was $10, Now $9.00
    5 ml, Was $20, Now $18.00
    15 ml, Was $40, Now $36.00

    Winter Sunshine

    Winter Solstice Blend: Winter Sunshine

    2 ml, Was $10, Now $9.00
    5 ml, Was $20, Now $18.00
    15 ml, Was $40, Now $36.00



    New, to repair winter damaged skin: Buttery Repair Cream.

    A friend has concocted a rich, healing blend of exotic butters ... Shea, Cocoa, Kokum and Mango, blended with Aloe Juice, Rose Hydrosol, Vegetable Glycerin, and Witch Hazel. Calendula and Carrot Seed add to its cellular repairing effects.

    This is the richest, thickest cream I have ever experienced, but it absorbs well and quickly. I am seeing results on my winter chapped hands that I have never experienced with any of our earlier products. It is very faintly scented by the raw ingredients. After applying to my skin, all I can smell, if I try really hard, is chocolate, from the cocoa butter. If you choose you could stir in a few drops of your favorite skin repair essential oil or synergy, but I urge you to try this “as is” with no added ingredients.

    Because it is too thick to package in a bottle or even a Malibu, we are offering it in 1 and 4 ounce jars, with a tiny cosmetic spatula to scoop it out with. (Less than clean fingers can contaminate the most well preserved natural product. Please handle this with care.)

    I haven’t yet tried this on my elbows, heels, and other difficult areas, but I expect amazing results when I do.


    We have run out of, and restocked, a wide range of essential oils and hydrosols: Among them, our organically distilled Canadian Black Spruce (mentioned above), our exquisite High Alpine Juniper Oil (for New Year’s cleansing rituals, perhaps?), Melissa Oil from our favorite British distiller, sparkling Haitian Lemongrass, from a newly found distiller in Nepal—Rhododenron Oil. After too long an absence we have finally restocked Roman Chamomile Hydrosol, freshly distilled by an organic Canadian producer.


    Some of our Roll-ons, either perfumes or healing blends, if she’s pregnant, the Happy Baby Kit ... for the serious student, Battaglia’s book. A sixteen ounce bail jar of Rose Bliss Bath. Stocking stuffers — a Clay Pot with a Christmas Blend (see above). For the oil collector, Carrying Cases ... A long commute: A Car Scenter with a bottle of Focus or Fresh Aire Synergy. KleenHandz for the family with young children. For him Sandalwood or Three Kings Shower Gel, For her Radiance Creme. Or browse our list of recommended books here. (If you are a Nature’s Gift fan and want to introduce them to our “style” or want our information available on the go, consider Marge’s books for the Kindle. Always at the computer? Our little USB port diffuser. Want to create your own gifts? See our Bath Salt Kit, our Floral Waxes, and our collection of Bottles and Containers.


    In December we will be open Tuesday, December 23rd, which is also the last day to ship Express Mail in the US for delivery by Christmas. Orders placed by noon Central time (with no billing problems!) will ship that day. We will not be here Christmas Eve or Christmas Day or Friday the 26th. (Some of us have out-of-state families and are taking a long weekend to go visiting.) We will return on 12/29 through 12/31 for inventory but no more orders should ship until January 2nd. (If, however, you have a true emergency and need, for example, some Calophyllum and Ravensara, contact us by email. We may be able to make an exception for orders that include Express Mail and are for true emergencies.) Without prior arrangements, all orders will be processed after inventory in the order they were placed.


    For Express delivery to Europe, Asia, the Pacific Rim the Express Mail shipping deadline is 12/14. Express mail to Canada needs to ship by the 16th.


    Priority Mail packages need to ship by Saturday, the 20th, and, if you are a late shopper, the Post Office says that Express Mail packages shipped on Tuesday the 23rd will be delivered by Christmas day.

    That is what the post office says. Based on the results of orders shipped during this past week, I am a bit skeptical.


    For Asia and the Pacific Rim, Australia and New Zealand, and Europe the USPS guarantees delivery by the 25th for packages shipped via International Express by December 14th. For Canada, the deadline is December 16th. Please note these estimates do not allow for delays in customs processing. 

    All of these deadlines are suggested by the USPS. We do not and can not guarantee delivery by a specific date. IF there is no problem with the payment for your order we will ship on the same or next business day, and all retail orders placed through December 22nd will ship before we close on the 23rd.


    Found a collection of Holiday Blends I don’t think I have ever shared.

    Long Winter’s Night

  • 10 drops sweet orange
  • 5 drops lemon
  • 8 drops frankincense
  • 4 drops myrrh
  • 2 drops juniperberry
  • 4 drops jasmin absolute
  • Pine Grove

  • 2 drops pine
  • 7 drops fir needle
  • 4 drops juniperberry
  • 3 drops cedarwood (prefer Himalayan)
  • 4 drops rose absolute
  • 2 drops rosewood
  • 2 drops lavender
  • 1 drop basil
  • 2 drops rosemary
  • 1 drop palmarosa
  • Winter Glow

  • 3 drops Jasmine Grandiflora absolute
  • 5 drops Vanilla CO2
  • 6 drops cedarwood
  • 2 drops frankincense
  • 2 drops myrrh
  • 2 drops rose absolute
  • 2 drops lemon
  • 1 drop bergamot
  • O Tannenbaum!

  • 10 drops Balsam Rir needle
  • 5 drops juniper berry
  • 4 drops frankincense
  • 4 drops rosemary
  • 4 drops cedarwood (prefer Himalayan)
  • 1 drop West Indian bay
  • 1 drop peppermint
  • 1 drop cinnamon leaf or cassia
  • 1 drop clove bud
  • Angel’s Wings

  • 12 drops Bulgarian lavender
  • 6 drops sweet orange
  • 4 drops Roman chamomile
  • 4 drops Ylangylang Complete
  • 3 drops sandalwood
  • The Magi

  • 4 drops frankincense
  • 4 drops myrrh
  • 4 drops sandalwood
  • 4 drops Bulgarian lavender
  • 2 drops ylang ylang
  • 4 drops rose absolute
  • 4 drops jasmine absolute
  • 3 drops lemon
  • A Christmas Rose

  • 5 drops rose absolute or rose otto
  • 5 drops sandalwood
  • 3 drops jasmin absolute
  • 2 drops sweet orange
  • 4 drops bergamot
  • 1 drop ylang ylang
  • 2 drops Roman chamomile
  • All of the above blends are intended for room fragrancing, however, with proper dilution, they would make wonderful lotion or perfume blends. Scent your Christmas wrapping paper or cards with them.

    And, from our Dec. 15, 2004 newsletter:

    Holiday “Clean Air” Formula — “Your House Smells Terrific” Air Purifying Mist:

    In a small spray bottle pour 4 ozs of purified water add:

  • 30 drops of cinnamon leaf
  • 20 drops of clove oil
  • 20 drops of sweet orange oil (or blood orange)
  • 10 drops of cedarwood oil
  • I like this blend in the aromalamp (without the water, of course!). It’s a wonderful holiday blend if you are tired of the evergreens.

    Shared by Lucinda Jenkins of Glenbrook Farms. (Lucinda is a great source for dried herbs and herbal teas. If you drop by her website, think about trying her Berry Rooibos and Spicy Rooibos Teas. Both are favorites here.)

    Christmas Wishes

    As we rush to finish your holiday wishes, and our own, we pause to thank you all for your friendship and support during this year, and to wish you and all those you love a happy and blessed holiday season.

    From Marge, Christi, Jim, Amy, Beverly, Carla, Dena, and Michelle

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