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First, I want to take a moment to wish our friends celebrating the Festival of Lights a Happy Hanakkah!

Special Sales

As we approach the Holiday season, we are offering all of our Frankincense oils, Myrrh oil and Myrrh CO2 at 10% off normal retail pricing (this includes our six Frankincense Infused oils as well as our two Frankincense Samplers). Also on sale, our special Holiday Blends: Christi’s “ O Christmas Tree ”, Three Kings, and this year’s Christmas Bliss, a codistillation of various Fir Trees from the Rockies. (Sorry, we ran out of Holiday Joy!) And, to complete the sale items, our Frankincense and Myrrh Hydrosols.

We will be doing Flash Sales on some of our favorite Christmas Oils, so be sure to check our Facebook page and our homepage for the latest. Check often!

Back In Stock Products

After an absence of years, our beautiful Australian Rosemary A-Pinene.

More copies of Salvatore Battaglia’s Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 3rd Edition, Vol.1. (This should be on your Santa list!)

More copies of Madeleine Kerkhof’s Complementary Care book.

Back in Stock, just in time for winter’s assault on our skin: Aloe Butter, Winter Repair Cream, and more Cleopatra’s Secret Radiance Creme.

More Palo Santo, restocking more of the same batch, at a slightly lower price. (Lower prices are a good thing and we love to be able to pass them along to you!) Also a new batch of Australian Blue Cypress oil, at a lower price.

More Palo Santo, restocking more of the same batch, at a slightly lower price. (Lower prices are a good thing and we love to be able to pass them along to you!) Also a new batch of Australian Blue Cypress oil, at a lower price.

On a FedEx truck, to be added back in stock as quickly as we can inspect and measure them back into stock: Black Cumin Seed CO2, Hops CO2, Orris Root, for our perfumers, Rose Hip Pulp CO2, Rosemary anti-oxidant to protect your precious lipids, and Sea Buckthorn Berry Pulp CO2. (We’ve restocked a long list of other CO2s that were getting low, but not quite out of stock yet.)

New Just in time for the Holidays, a seasonal spice: Allspice CO2.

Holiday Stress?

Our Staff Aromatherapists came up with some suggestions:

Practical, simple routines incorporating aromatics to reduce holiday stress

There are simple things we can weave into our everyday lives with little effort. By adding these activities to your routine, you can easily and effectively reduce the stress associated with the busy holiday season. Below are a few simple suggestions which you can seamlessly integrate into each day.

  • Try meditation by finding a few moments of peace during a break. Creating an inhaler for yourself with essential oils like Palo santo, Frankincense, Vetiver, and/or Rose can bring a subtle aroma of deep peace to your practice. If meditation isn’t for you, prayer has been known to have a similar mind-focusing effect.
  • Tidying the kitchen before bed allows for a simpler morning. Wipe the counters, load the dishwasher and set out your mug for your morning tea or coffee ritual. Make this even more pleasant by using a warmer or diffuser with bright citruses to lift your spirits without stimulating your mind too much before heading to bed. I’d suggest Lemon, Sweet Orange, and/or Spearmint essential oils, all happy and “Family Friendly.”
  • Needless to say, getting to bed early can have profound stress-reducing effects on your life. A good night’s rest is vital! Be sure to create a simple routine for yourself such as skin care, oral care and ensure screens are off 30 minutes before lying down. The blue light emitted by screens has been proven to interrupt the body’s production of melatonin and therefore disrupting sleep. To ease this process even further, the use of hydrosols such as Lavender or Roman Chamomile can be misted onto linens. If this doesn’t suit you, try a diffuser with a drop or two of Lavender, Green Mandarin and Vetiver to soothe and comfort your mind so you can settle down to restful sleep.

(More seasonal suggestions from Sue and Christina coming next week.)

Holiday Hours at Nature’s Gift

We will be open for business and shipping orders through Friday, December 21. Orders that arrive by noon on Friday will go out that day. We will be closed for the holidays on Monday and Tuesday, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. On the 26th we will return to work, but we will not be processing orders. Between Christmas and New Year’s we will be closed for inventory. Orders placed while we are closed will start shipping, in the order placed, on Wednesday, January 2nd. Thank you for understanding.

Win a Gift Certificate

Submit a review of your favorite Nature’s Gift products. Every 10th review received during the month of December gets a 0.00 gift certificate. NOTE: the link to write a product review is at the bottom each product page.

Holiday Decorating

Taken from P. Allen Smith’s Gardening newsletter…

1-2-3 Done! Cinnamon Pine Cones

This is a natural way to add a little fragrance to your holiday decorations.

  1. Apply a few drops of cinnamon oil to each pine cone with a cotton swab.
  2. Store the pine cones in a plastic bag for a few days.
  3. Place the pine cones in a bowl and enjoy the festive scent of cinnamon.

Holiday Blends and Recipes

(from a decade old newsletter, this is almost always in our Holiday Newsletter, for our first-time readers.)

Pomander Ball Cleaner

(adapted from a recipe from Barbara Lucks)

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
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!

COLD Weather mouse invasion

Came across an old Email from Linda Isbell, who said that now the cold weather has hit, the mice are trying to take up residence in her kitchen. She’s found that not only does Peppermint Essential Oil keep ants away, it also discourages the mice. A few drops on cotton balls in the corners of her cabinets seem to have encouraged them to move on.

Winter Wonderland Blend

(from my friend Beverley, Principal of the West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy ), a great blend for the lamp or diffuser. Just a wee bit energizing.

3 drops Juniper;
6 drops Black Spruce;
3 drops Cypress;
7 drops Balsam Fir;
6 drops Pine;
1 drop Peppermint;
1 drop Benzoin;
1 drop Vanilla. CO2

Christmas Carpet Refresher

I think I&rsqup;m going to make a variation of my friend Wendy, of Aromaweb ’s, carpet cleanser/freshener for the Christmas season.

Wendy’s recipe, with my variation: to 4 cups of Borax (20 Mule Team, in the Laundry Aisle) add 3 mls (or 60 drops) of either Holiday Joy Synergy or Balsam Fir Essential Oil. Take a spoon and mash up the little clumps that will form when the oil hits the Borax, stir until well mixed. If the scent seems too strong to you, just add a little more Borax. Before vacuuming, I walk around the house and sprinkle it by hand in the same manner one would sow seeds. Let it sit on the carpet for 10-15 minutes, or longer if you like, and then vacuum. This formula will cover approx. 1000 square feet, give or take a little. (I keep the fur family in another room until I’ve finished vacuuming. Don’t want them walking on the borax OR the essential oils!)

Mailing Deadlines, per the USPS

If you want your gifts delivered by Christmas

Canada, China, Japan, the Pacific Rim, Europe: International EXPRESS mail must ship by Dec. 15.

APO/FPO Priority Mail deadline: Dec. 18.

Domestic Priority Mail, including Hawaii and Alaska, deadline is December 20.

Domestic EXPRESS MAIL deadline is December 22.

Needless to say, the USPS does not guarantee delivery. Their disclaimer:
1. Not a guarantee, unless otherwise noted. Dates are for estimated delivery before December 25. Actual delivery date may vary depending on origin, destination, Post Office acceptance date and time and other conditions, including customs delays. Some restrictions apply.
2. For Priority Mail Express shipments mailed December 22 through December 25, the money-back guarantee applies only if the shipment was not delivered or delivery was not attempted with 2 business days.

We, the team at Nature’s Gift, will get your orders shipped in a timely manner. That’s what we guarantee.

Our Clients Say


I have been using the Pomegranate CO2 for just a few weeks, with 5 drops of Cade EO added to 15 ml. I saw results within days! I’ve had psoriasis since I was a teen-ager, and this is the best result I’ve ever seen. Thanks for the recommendation, Marge! -Allyn S

Molluscum contagiosum

Kristin writes: Some positive feedback regarding your Ravensara in Calophyllum. It has been effective for my adult son who had been waiting almost a year for his immune system to eradicate 7 or 8 molluscum contagiosum on his torso. With diligent use for several weeks, the last one is almost gone! Win-win!!

Arthritic Knees

A blog article about an event at the NAHA conference: Two women came to our booth, asking if I had anything for Arthritis. No Miracle Oil, not That’s Better, none of my normal remedies. But we did have some Arnica Massage oil, and some Mango Ginger 10% dilution. A scant palmful of the Arnica Massage oil, with a few drops of the Mango Ginger 10%, perhaps 1/4th as much. My visitor rubbed the concoction into her knees, and was able to spend the rest of the day painfree. I LOVE it when an idea works so well!

Quote of the Month

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!
—Hamilton Wright Mabie

Let Christmas not become a thing
Merely of merchant’s trafficking,
Of tinsel, bell and holly wreath
And surface pleasure, but beneath
The childish glamour, let us find
Nourishment for heart and mind.
Let us follow kinder ways
Through our teeming human maze,
And help the age of peace to come.
—Madeline Morse

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!

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