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November 2012 Newsletter


Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales

This newsletter contains:

  • Our Thanksgiving Weekend and Cyber Monday promotional codes for your holiday shopping savings.
  • Holiday Specials: Save on our three Holiday Synergies - Holiday Joy, Three Kings and Winter Sunshine
  • NEW Aromatherapy Jewelry just in time for gift giving
  • Favorite Gifts - for babies, for him and for her. Perfumes, Bath products, skincare... GOODIES! New addition to your bath salt crafting. And a sale on all our salts and “Make Your Own Bath Salts” kit.
  • New and Back in Stock Hydrosols: Piñon Pine Cone, Cucumber, White Sage
  • Blog Updates
  • Holiday recipes and blends from past newsletters
  • Quote for Thanksgiving

  • THANKSGIVING/BLACK FRIDAY

    During the whole Thanksgiving Weekend, from Thursday November 22 through Sunday night November 25th receive 12% off all our “normally discountable” items AND free domestic shipping on orders over $200.00. The sale will not include our Kits, Bulk oils, Clearance products, special books, etc. but will include all retail size essential oils, blends, almost everything. The items NOT covered are clearly marked on our website “no Nature’s Gift Discount may apply.” Simply enter the promotional code “gratitude” (without the quotation marks) at checkout, press apply, and you will see the discount reflected on screen.

    CYBER MONDAY: On Monday, November 26th save 10% on EVERY item we offer, kits, bulk oils, clearance items, the whole shebang. Use the promo code “everything” without the quotation marks, press apply, and see the discount reflected.

    Please don’t ask us to make any changes in your order, to combine orders, to add something that you forgot. We remember from past years that we will probably be deluged. No changes, no additions, no special requests. I’m sorry, but we just can’t accomodate anything unusual during this sale.

    While supplies last, of course. (We never give rainchecks.)


    HOLIDAY SPECIALS

    We’ve put all our favorite and best selling gift sets, our best selling skincare items, and our three Holiday Synergies on special sale - 10% off, on our “New and Special” page.

    JEWELRY

    Tiny blown glass and semiprecious stone aromatherapy necklaces. See the full range here.

    BATH SALTS

    We’ve added powdery fine Dendritic Salt, known to help anchor the scent of your favorite bath salt mixtures. To celebrate, we’ve put all of our salts on special sale. Create a wonderful home spa experience for yourself, or as gifts.

    HYDROSOLS

    Brand new wildcrafted Pinon Pine Cone, and other new arrivals. See them all on our Hydrosol page.


    BLOG UPDATES

  • I blogged about my grandson’s allergy to the required hand sanitizer in his first grade, and the alternative we are using.
  • Christi wrote about the Scents of the Season..our favorite conifers...all the Evergreens.
  • And just this week she wrote of her gratitude for all the oils and their gifts to us.

  • HOLIDAY BLENDS

    This is an old favorite of mine (and one of my mothers recipes) adapted to use either our organic Sweet Orange or Organic Blood Orange Essential Oil instead of grated orange rind. (Saves my fingernails!)

    ORANGE MELTAWAYS Cookies

    1 Cup soft Butter or Margerine (I use butter!)
    2 Cups sifted Confectioners Sugar (divided!)
    1 1/4 Cup UNSIFTED flour
    3/4 Cup Corn Starch
    3 Tablespoons Orange Juice
    3 drops Sweet Orange or Blood Orange Essential Oil.
    Cream butter with Essential Oil. Add 1/2 cup confectioners sugar and beat until fluffy.
    Beat in Flour and Corn Starch until smooth. Cover and chill for at least two hours.
    (Overnight is better!)

    Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
    Roll the chilled dough into 1 inch balls, and place on an UNGREASED cookie sheet.
    Bake the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes until firm and barely golden. Cool slightly (they
    will be very fragile) and remove to a wire rack to finish cooling.

    Mix remaining 1 1/2 cup confectioners sugar with the 3 Tablespoons Orange Juice.
    Put wax paper under the cookies on the rack, and spoon the orange glaze over them.
    Let dry.

    Makes approximately 3 1/2 dozen cookies that freeze well, so you can make them now to serve in two weeks.

    MULLED CIDER
    Marian recently wrote:

    I made some homemade spiced cider with our neighbors apples. To 32 ounces of fresh cider, I added 1 1/2 - 2 cups Orange Juice, a small cinnamon stick, a dash of until thoroughly hot and served. It was delish. I haven’t used the EO in a cider before, just orange zest...but this time, there is no zest to strain. It is REALLY good if you add a cabernet, slightly warmed to the mix for the adults :o)

    (Thanks for letting us share that, Marion!)

    Pomander Ball Cleanser
    Not only does this preparation clean but the essential oils disinfect and provide a natural, festive fragrance.

    1 teaspoon Sweet Orange or Mandarine essential oil (5 mls)
    a few drops of Clove Oil and Cinnamon Leaf oils
    1 teaspoon washing soda
    2 teaspoons borax
    1/2 teaspoon liquid soap or detergent
    2 cups hot water (to dissolve the soda and borax)

    Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake to dissolve and blend the minerals. You can spray this cleaner onto a surface then leave it for 15 minutes before wiping it off, to give the essential oils antiseptic qualities time to work (makes 2 cups).

    It will leave your house smelling like an old-fashioned, clove studded pomander ball!

    Holiday “Clean Air” Formula - “Your House Smells Terrific” Air purifying mist.

    Blend together:
    30 drops of cinnamon leaf oil
    20 drops of clove oil
    20 drops of sweet orange oil (or blood orange)
    10 drops of cedarwood oil

    add 5 mls of Polysorbate or alcohol. Slowly add 4 ounces distilled water.

    Use as a room spray. (Or omit the polysorb and water and use as a holiday diffuser blend.)

    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 Spicey Rooibos Teas. Both are favorites here.) 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.


    QUOTATION for the Month

    “He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he
    has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” —Epictetus

    Have a happy Thanksgiving everyone...and thank you for giving us so much to be grateful for!


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