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November 2013 Newsletter


November New Products, Special Sales, and News

This newsletter contains:

New Essential oils - Clementine Rind, Hinoki Wood, Organic Peppermint from Hungary, Rose Geranium from Madagascar, Katafray from Madagascar.

Back in stock products: FINALLY - our Wild High Alpine Lavender, French Carrot Seed, Organic Cypress, Inula Graveolens, Organic Sweet Orange from Mexico.

  • Holiday Specials
  • My book is FINALLY released on Kindle!
  • Our Thanksgiving Weekend and Cyber Monday promotions for your holiday shopping savings
  • Brand New “Sale of The Day”
  • Our favorite Gift Suggestions
  • Blog Updates
  • Holiday recipes and blends from past newsletters
  • Quote for Thanksgiving

  • THANKSGIVING/BLACK FRIDAY:

    During the whole Thanksgiving Weekend, from Thursday November 28 through Sunday night December 1st receive 12% off all our “normally discountable” items AND free domestic shipping on orders over $250.00. The sale will not include our Kits, Bulk oils, Clearance products, special books, etc. but will include all retail size essential oils, blends, hydrosols, carriers, almost everything. All 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. Remember folks, we *never* allow both a discount and free shipping.

    CYBER MONDAY: On Monday, December 2nd 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. Again, free shipping on orders over $250. Truly this is your day to stock up.

    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 accommodate anything unusual during this sale.

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


    HOLIDAY SPECIALS:

    So far in November we have put our favorite Conifers, two of our Holiday blends (Holiday Joy and Three Kings), all of our Bliss Baths, some of our favorite moisturizers...a range of special sale products. They will be added to as the month goes on. Special pricing available only through our Specials page.


    Essential Oils and Aromatics:

    Many of you bought my book when it was available in hard copy. We have finally re-issued the first edition on Amazon Kindle. Read about it and order it here, please. There is a fascinating story about the cover of this new edition. (The original publisher kept the copyright to all the graphics, while I hold copyright to the text, so the cover had to change.) We searched some stock photo sites for a cover graphic that looked right, that felt like “us.” Found one, Christi and I agreed it was correct, sent it to my graphic artist friend to have the picture made into a book cover. Only after it was released on Kindle and announce on Facebook did I hear from my old friend SharAmbrosia, founder of the All Natural Beauty portal. Shar was the photographer who created the photo we chose. I *love* serendipity!!!


    SALE OF THE DAY:

    Every day, from now until the day before Thanksgiving (November 27th) ONE item will be marked at 50% off its full retail value. It may be a single oil, it may be a skincare product, it may be a kit offered at 1/2 its full value. NO other discount will apply to this product. We will be announcing what the product is at the top of our Special page, and on our FaceBook page, so check back daily.


    BLOG UPDATES:

    Marge wrote about a safety warning that was new to us. The high Citral essential oils (Lemongrass, Lemon Myrtle, Lemon TeaTree, et al) pose a risk during pregnancy and should be avoided. Read the article here.

    Again this year Christi wrote a series of “12 days of Christmas Crafting”...ideas for easy “do it yourself” aromatic gifts. a Candy Cane Peppermint Foot Scrub, personalized Bliss Bath, Rollon Perfumes, moisturizing butters and balms, Ideas for putting together a 'wellness kit' for friends or family, holiday baking, and more. You may want to just browse the whole series. (Please note, during the time the series ran, various products used in the crafting were on special. That special is long over.)

    Another client wrote about using our MERCY body wash to help prevent Urinary Tract Infections. We have heard this many times over the years and thought it was time we shared the suggestion. We shared a research article showing the successful use of a blend of Basil, Peppermint and Helichrysum to ease the symptoms of mental exhaustion (burnout.)


    HOLIDAY BLENDS:

    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 high proof 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 Spicy 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.

    Autumn in the Woods

    Autumn Forest Blend from a newsletter over a decade ago.

    My friend June recently contributed this lovely seasonal blend for the diffuser or lamp:

    I just put together a forest-type blend of 15 drops Black Spruce, 1 drop Atlas Cedarwood, 1 drop Galbanum and have it in my nebulizer right now. Lovely, rather like the woods on a late autumn afternoon after a rain. Woodsy but with a touch of composting leaves, very reminiscent of childhood walks in New England. It will be interesting to see how it mellows after a few days. I might even try this in a bath, diluting it in some Jojoba oil first, or try it for meditation. Most intriguing.

    This transplanted New Englander gets homesick every Autumn, this blend DOES smell like home!

    Gentle Honey Cleanser

    And just in time to try our new Lotion Bottles, my friend Ravenna in Australia shared this delightful facial cleanser:

    Honey gently softens and cleanses the skin. This is a mild cleanser that works well for dry skin types. It is wonderful, leaving your skin so soft and moist! Its not at all sticky and can be used as either a facial cleanser or bath gel. Makes a nice gift.

    1/4 cup honey
    1 tablespoon liquid castile soap
    1/4 cup glycerine
    10 drops of your favourite essential oil

    Mix together all ingredients and pour into a clean bottle. Remember to use non breakable containers if you are going to be using it in the tub or shower.
    Scented Christmas Cards: (start now!):

    Two methods for producing holiday scented cards — the one I’ve always used and one Christi found online.

    1. Dampen a cotton ball or paper towel with your favorite holiday oil or synergy — a conifer, a gentle spice like nutmeg or cinnamon leaf, our Holiday Joy synergy — put the moistened cotton ball in a bag or box that may be sealed tight. Enclose your cards and envelopes in the sealed box and let stand for at least a week or 10 days. (I used to do this with my business cards, they were wonderful!) This method, of course, assumes you have already bought your holiday cards; it’s not for the last minute crafts person.

    2. Christi’s speedier version — using a small pipette or dropper, place a tiny drop on one corner of each card. (I would make sure I was using a colorless blend of essential oils for this one!)


    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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