Valentine Specials from Nature’s Gift

This newsletter contains:

  • Special Valentines Sales
  • Our clients say
  • Leap Year Sale?
  • Blog Update
  • Romantic Blends for your Valentine’s Delight
  • Aromantic quote of the month

Special Valentines Sales

Our New & Special Sales page is now online and features our favorite Valentines, as well as some end of winter aids. Save 12% on our favorite “love potions”…ready to wear 10% dilutions of some of our favorites, to wear alone or blend, our “Personal Perfumes.”

New oils – Certified Organic USA grown and produced Lemon Verbena, and, to ease psoriasis, eczema and dandruff, Cade oil, just in from my favorite French source.

Save 12% on our most romantic Bliss Baths, and on Rose Shower Gel. Make your own romantic massage oil with a sale on our favorite massage base. Create a yummy body butter or Massage Creme with Cocoa Butter and Virgin Coconut Oil.

Fend of the winter doldrums with our favorite anti-depressant blends and oils, keep yourself and your family healthy with our favorite germ fighters and anti-virals. All at 12% savings, all (and only) on our Special Sales page.

And our Clearance sale continues.

Our Clients Say

Poplar Balsam
Ange Finn, an Emotional Freedom Techniques practioner in Houston TX, ordered some of the 10% dilution early in December. She recently wrote on our Facebook page:

“Just have to give you a big compliment on the Poplar Balsam. I’ve been using the 10% to heal small cuts and scrapes and red, rough irritated skin. It does work wonders, relieves the pain and speeds the healing. It’s worth the money.”

We thank her for the feedback, and the permission to share it!

Helichrysum (again!)
Bronwyn Castillo, RN, of Windflowers of Healing recently wrote: My grandson had a Pyogenic granuloma on his finger. It was growing and they had two surgical consults. The helichrysum that was sent to her in PR was used for this as a last result. It has completely healed! (She went on to say some lovely things about our oils, as well.) For those who didn’t know (and I didn’t!) what a Pyogenic granuloma is there are several excellent medical pages describing them. This is a good example. Once I read about the condition I was just so grateful that we were able to keep the little boy from having to go through a painful treatment!

Fog Cutter — Appetite Suppressant:
I was looking for the Valentine Newsletter from 10 years ago, and found this comment from Cynthia Green. The formula hasn’t changed, so the comments would still be valid.

Dear Marge, Just thought I’d drop you a note to tell you how much I enjoy your Fog Cutter. Besides using it in the car to keep me alert while driving, I’ve found that it tends to curb my food cravings. I often have difficulty getting all the way to work in the morning without stopping for a bacon, egg, and cheese bisquit (one of my ultimate comfort foods). This is especially difficult to resist when I know the day is going to be stressful. The scent of your Fog Cutter synergy filling the car seems to dampen any desire to eat. Now, not only am I a more alert driver, but a healthier one as well. Thanks!

Respiratory Blend:
JoAnn Schlott recently wrote:

Here in Iowa we have had a nasty upper respiratory infection going around. It causes sinus infection, bronchitis, with horrible coughs that hang on for weeks.

Once again I am sending the cajeput/sweet basil in jojoba to work with my daughter. The girls in the office swear it works better than any prescription.

Most of the girls have their own bottles, but there is also one that stays at the office so they can make sniffers as needed. Not wishing sinus infection on any of you, but if you should need something to immediately open your sinuses give it a try.

Skin Toner:
I am going to break my own rule and quote a client (anonymously) without her permission, because the email address she used to place her order and make her comments doesn’t exist. My reply and request to quote bounced with a “fatal error.” A shame, I wanted to make some suggestions to her. At any rate, she suggested a formula that I want to try:

Thank You for the samples in my previous order, it was a help. I had purchased Aloe Vera Gel and mixed in water, with Calendula oil, and a few drops of Myrtle oil. The spray was soothing, the aroma wonderful! and feel was velvety soft! I’m 50 yrs. old with acne scarred face from early adult years, large pores and my face was very badly sunburned this past summer. I’ve been trying many things to help improve my skin. Essential oils along with a different cleansing routine that includes a white sugar & yogurt mixture has helped. I’ve only been using Rose Hip oil for a week…the first product to show improvement in such a short period of time, especially the photo-aging damage from the sunburn. I’m going to give the Argan Oil a try mixed with Rose Hip & an Essential Oil to see if it helps. Thank You!

And we hope it will! Now, we mix Jojoba Oil and Aloe Gel in our Sunburn Soother (after first dissolving the essential oils in the Jojoba.) But I’ve never thought of blending Aloe, Calendula oil and water (or a hydrosol??? ah yes!!!) for a facial spray. Thought this sounded too nice not to share. And, I’m thinking, you could substitute other oils for the Calendula infused, depending on your skin type. And choose an appropriate or complimentary hydrosol. One reminder, this would have to be shaken well before each use, since the aloe and oil will separate.

The Nicest Thank You Note:
Sometimes we get comments that just warm our hearts. A few days ago, Jane Pinder, who has been a client for about five years now, wrote out of the blue:

I just want to extend my appreciation for the service you provide at naturesgift. The quality of your products are amazing and you’re most generous with the free samples. I’ll definitely be getting the lemon verbena when it becomes available. The sandalwood is divine, by the way. Good quality essential oils have such a powerful transformative effect on one’s mood and spirit. Getting a box from naturesgift is like Christmas! Jane

I was SO glad I could email back and tell her we HAVE some Lemon Verbena!!! Comments and feedback like that make it feel like Christmas here!


February 29th comes but once every four years. So of course we have to celebrate. (Remembering that as I wrote this newsletter four years ago I was celebrating the birth of my newest Grandson, Leif.)

On February 29th, Leap Year Day we will have a very special Sale event. A special Promotional Code.. The value of the code will vary. Most of the night and day, it will be worth 10%. ONE very lucky customer will receive a 29% discount for the 29th of the month. There will be times that it will range anywhere between those two numbers. Enter the promotional code “leap year” without the quotation marks, in the box marked “promo code” at check out, and press apply. If the discount is not reflected on your screen do NOT submit the order; we can not apply it retroactively. Have fun! As always, discount codes will not apply to a few select items… our “rare and special books”, our essential oil kits, bulk products and fast buys may never be discounted. Free shipping may not apply to any order using a discount code. (That would be a double discount, and we can’t do that.)


  • Tinnitis – ringing in the ears – maddening and hard to deal with. Suggestions from Dr. Liana Carbon. I’ve already recommended this article to 1/2 dozen folks.
  • Christi found some research about her new favorite oil – healing SARO Oil, from Madagascar
  • And just tonight I posted a family recipe – Rose Cake, adapted from my mother’s Hot Milk Sponge Cake.

(We haven’t had a lot of time to write this month!)

Romantic Blends

Baby Powder
NOT for use on your baby, but a blend of equal parts Rose Absolute and Vanilla is remarkably close to the scent of commercial baby powder – if you want to duplicate that scent. Neither oil is safe for infants, so please don’t think about scenting baby products this way.

Oriental Rose Blend
One part Sweet Patchouli 10%
Two parts Rose Absolute 10%

Aphrodite Blend
Equal parts Patchouli, Sandalwood, and Jasmine

OR… my personal preference – equal parts Patchouli, Sandalwood and Rose (yummm!)

For Lovers
7 drops sandalwood e.o. 5 drops rose abs. 2 drops jasmine abs. 1 drop patchouli e.o.

Two Unisex Blends
Vanilla Sandalwood 3 parts vanilla CO2 2 parts sandalwood e.o. 1 part patchouli e.o. (if desired, add a touch of jamine or rose abs.) Jakarta 3 parts sandalwood e.o. 1 part jasmine, ylang-ylang, neroli or rose absolute
(Working with the 10% dilutions means these will be skinsafe and ready to wear.)

Aromatic Quotes of the Month

“A flower’s fragrance declares to all the world that it is fertile, available, and desirable, its sex organs oozing with nectar. Its smell reminds us in vestigial ways of fertility, vigor, life-force, all the optimism, expectancy, and passionate bloom of youth. We inhale its ardent aroma and, no matter what our ages, we feel young and nubile in a world aflame with desire.” —Diane Ackerman, A Natural History of the Senses, 1990, p. 13

“Perfumes are the feelings of flowers.” —Heinrich Heine

“Flowers are love’s truest language.” —Park Benjamin

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