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January 2011 Newsletter


Nature’s Gift January Newsletter

Happy New Year everyone!

We’ve celebrated the holidays and counted inventory and are reopened with all sorts of bargains for you. This newsletter contains:

  • Seasonal Savings on Essential Oils, Synergies, Carriers and Hydrosols
  • Found in Inventory Sale
  • Blog Updates
  • 12 Days of Christmas
  • Our Clients Say
  • Formulas, recipes, and suggestions
  • New Charity of the Quarter
  • Quote of the month
  • Our New Year Wishes for you
  • We are putting our favorite citrus smile-bringers on special sale this month. Save 10% by ordering on our New and Special Page on Bergamot, Blood Orange, Clementine Rind, Lemon, and both Red and Green Mandarine. Save also on our most spirit lifting synergies, Citrus Smile, Winter Sunshine, and Fresh Aire, all designed to help brighten the dark gloomy days of winter. For winter parched skin we are offering our favorite and richest facial oils, Avocado, Squalane and White Camellia at an unprecedented 25% savings. Skin soothing hydrosols are also on sale. We took advantage of a wonderful sale on our Amrita Nebulizing Diffusers and are passing the savings along to you. Our lowest price ever on the Room Size and Professional Deluxe diffusers, again, only on our Specials page.

    Found in Inventory:

    Vintage Patchouli - 10 year old Sumatra Patchouli. Supplies are limited so order soon if you want some. Our deepest, darkest Patchouli aged to a smooth roundness. Amazing to blend with.

    Electric Crystal Aroma Lamp. This would have been perfect for Christmas, had we known they were there. Who looked in that box marked “return to vendor” several years ago. They were shipped by mistake; I am philosophically opposed to electric lamps; I prefer tea candles. But there are those who can not safely use candles, and these are far nicer than I had thought. We’d like to get back what we spent on them, if possible.

    The above list may be added to...I’ve not looked at the inventory lists, yet.

    Blog Updates:

  • Clients’ experiences with using Ravensara and Calophyllum to deal with Shingles. Mind you, I’m not saying treating or curing Shingles. We can’t say that.
  • If it works, stop doing it. Ways that we sabotage ourselves by discontinuing self nurturing practices and other things that feed our spirits.
  • A request for input and ideas on what should be our first Charity of the Quarterfor the New Year. (Nobody replied, so we chose a favorite from a few years ago.)
  • Roast Roots—an amazingly healthy comfort food after an overdose of rich holiday goodies.
  • A discussion of New Year’s Eve rites and rituals.
  • As I look at this very short list of posts over a period of almost three months I find myself making a New Year’s Resolution to keep our blog more active during 2011; to post more information.

    12 Days of Christmas:

    For our new readers - Every year, while we are closed for holidays, inventory, etc, we celebrate the 12 days of Christmas by giving gifts to our clients. Each day one order is selected to have a special gift added to it. So far this year, lucky clients have received:

    1. A gray Amethyst Amulet
    2. A Week of Bliss
    3. A Deluxe Inhaler with a bottle of FluFoil Synergy
    4. An AromaSens Diffuser
    5. An autographed copy of my book, Essential Oils and Aromatics
    6. A Car Scenter Diffuser with Focus Synergy, for safe and alert driving
    7. A tube of Melissa/Calendula Lip Balm
    8. An Aroma Stone
    9. Cleopatra’s Secret Radiance Cream
    10. Rose Shower Gel.

    The last day of Christmas is Wednesday, January 5th. We don’t know what the gifts will be yet for the 11th and 12th days. But whatever they are, only those who place orders are eligible to win.

    Our Clients Say:

    Shea Soufflé:

    Dusti Martin, who sparked the Shingles Blog post, above, recently wrote about our Shea Soufflé:

    Hi Marge,
    The soufflé arrived today and, OMG, is it ever lovely! I had just finished washing my hands so decided to try a teensy bit. Well, my hands are SO soft and smooth! Your wonderful products just keep outdoing themselves. Each item I purchase, I think “nothing can top this!” and the next item always does :). I am SO thankful to “know” you and your staff, and have access to the treasures with which you deal.
    Dusti
    PS: I didn’t mean that to sound sappy. It’s just truth from the heart :)

    We LOVE feedback like that!!!!

    Do Not Refrigerate:

    John Finlayson of Woburn Mass recently wrote:

    Hi Marge - just a quick note to let you know that your Marge’s Miracle Blend developed a smoky appearance when refrigerated after a couple of weeks, and didn’t seem to work well when applied to both thumbs to relieve the pain. I put it in a closed plastic container, and left it in my dark closet in my bedroom. It returned to a normal appearance and seemed to resume its pain relieving qualities. Thought you might like to know.

    Well... given that St. John’s wort is based on Olive oil...and Olive Oil doesn’t do well under refrigeration...that’s not really surprizing..

    I didn’t KNOW that, because we’ve never duplicated that... but it sounds definitely like a “cool room temperature” situation...

    thank you...and may I share that advice??? And of course he said yes. A relief to know that once it returned to room temperature, it worked as expected!

    More on Miracle Oil

    Jennifer Segrest of Georgia wrote:

    Have also been recently gratified to help an old high school friend with terrible shoulder pain by sending her a little of your miracle remedy with St. J’s Wort, black pepper oil, heli and lavandin super. Works like magic. I can’t imagine how you came to invent it, but it’s a miracle for my arthritic hip, and now for my friend’s shoulder. She has actually rescheduled a trip she had cancelled because she was in too much pain to want to go. Fabulous!

    Fabulous indeed! We love hearing that our creations are making a difference in people’s lives.


    Formulas, Recipes and Suggestions

    None of the above, but an observation - over the past three or so weeks we’ve been deluged with orders, many from nurses and other health professionals, for our MERCY products, and for Benchmark Thyme. It would appear that a fresh wave of MRSA is sweeping the country.

    Winter Day Brightener
    This is not truly a formula, but a “put together”... On New Year’s morning I wanted a joyful blend to fill my house and start the year out with sunshine. My PLAN was White Fir and Blood Orange. The bottles at hand were Balsam Fir and Blood Orange. A few drops of each...fairly equal proportions... in the aroma lamp. It was delightful. I have since played with all three of our Fir oils, and some of the sweeter citrus oils. I’ve used Clementine, Sweet Orange and Tangerine. All of which were delightful. Somehow the more tart or astringent citrus oils...lemon, pink grapefruit, red mandarine did not have the effect I wanted. Nor did the other evergreen oils...but all the Firs were wonderful. Use what you have, within those guidelines, and bring a smile to your surroundings.

    Anti bacterial/Anti-viral Blend
    Quoting from the January 2001 newsletter:
    During the winter months I like to blend the Lemon Myrtle and Ravensarawith some Atlas Cedarwood and a touch of Pine or one of the other conifers. A delightful and uplifting scent blend...and we tend not to fall prey to theneighborhood germs and viruses.

    Playfulness Blend
    BLENDING IDEA...Francoise Rapp recently shared a blend to increase and enhance playfulness in your life: (if you, like me, are someone who needs to play more and work less, this sounds like a winner!)

    6 drops Orange
    3 drops Bergamot
    3 drops Basil

    Use in the bath, or dilute in 1 oz of carrier oil and massage into abdomen and solar plexus.

    Cold Weather Reminder
    Nothing is better for chilled hands and feet than Black Pepper Essential Oil... just inhale a few deep breaths worth, and the circulation in fingers and toes will be stimulated, bringing a quick warming effect.


    Charity of the Quarter

    Once again we are asking for support for The Joyful Heart Foundation, dedicated to healing, educating and empowering survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse, and to shedding light into the darkness that surrounds these issues.

    We will be donating 2% of every Wednesday’s gross sales, and invite you to also donate when you place your order.


    New Year’s Quotes:

    Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go.
    ~Brooks Atkinson

    May bring no tear to any eye
    When this New Year in time shall end
    Let it be said I’ve played the friend,
    Have lived and loved and labored here,
    And made of it a happy year.
    ~Edgar Guest

    And, my favorite:

    We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential.
    ~Ellen Goodman

    New Year’s Wishes:

    May the coming year be filled with all good things... peace, prosperity, joy and abundance.


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