February Specials and Savings:

  • New products, back in stock oils, and very low stock announcements
  • Winter and Valentines Sales and Savings
  • President’s Day Sale
  • A reminder about the CCAP training in Tennessee
  • Blog updates: Formulas and blends “Fragrant February”
  • Custom Blending
  • Aromatic Quotes for February


New and Back in Stock

Essential oil carrying cases in two sizes. A delightful organically produced Lavender Essential Oil from the Pacific Northwest, and a wonderful new Helichrysum italicum from Macedonia. We are reserving the limited supplies of our Corsican Helichrysum for dealing with scarring and bruising, and recommend the new “Helichrysum Balkan” for nerve and joint pain and inflammation. Also, back in stock Cajeput (organically produced), Eucalyptus Smithii, distilled Lime Oil, Peppermint – USA Organic, and our sparkling organic Lemon Thyme. See all of these on our February New and Specials Page.


Our three “portable perfumes” and our favorite samplers – Sandalwood Ready to Wear, Bouquet of Roses, and Bouquet of Jasmine are all on the specials page – save 10%. For winter weary skin we have put our Aloe Butter on sale, along with our remaining stock of Winter Rescue Lotion. (Supplies are limited.) And soothe winter ravaged skin with our best anti-inflammatory hydrosols: Helichrysum and German Chamomile. Sale pricing only on our New and Specials Page.


Monday February 17th is Presidents’ Day this year. To celebrate, we are offering two sales.

President’s Day WEEKEND: Save 10% on all of our retail sized products, kits, bulk products, special books and clearance sales excluded. Use the Promotional Code “Lincoln” in the box marked Promo Code at checkout, press “apply” and see your discount reflected on-line. The sale will run from Midnight Saturday morning 2/15 until Midnight Monday night 2/17.

On Monday, President’s Day, we will be offering a 12% discount on all of our retail sized essential oils and absolutes. The discount will not apply to any other products. Products covered will be listed in our “alphabetical list of essential oils” Please use the promo code POTUS. This code will only be in effect on Monday, February 17, 2014.

If you choose to place two separate orders on differerent days please do not ask us to combine orders to affect the shipping and handling charges. That won’t be possible. As always, the discounts may not be applied retroactively.

Certified Clinical Aromatherapy Course offered in Tennessee

The deadline for the deposits for this once in a lifetime opportunity has been delayed until March 15th.

Christi and I are so excited we can hardly stand it! Kathy Duffy, an old friend and an inspiring teacher will be teaching the R. J. Buckle Clinical Aromatherapy for Health Care Professionals in Clarksville TN.

Course Outline

This course is divided into 4 modules over 12 months. Each module is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. usually Saturday/Sunday. Packs of medicinal strength essential oils (from a selection of suppliers) must be purchased at each module.

Module 1 introduces the core concepts of clinical aromatherapy: evidence-based and research-backed.

Module 2 covers the use of essential oils for infection and stress control within a nursing/healthcare framework.

Module 3 outlines the chemistry of essential oils. Tutorial on student exam project.

Module 4 covers women’s health, chronic pain, cancer, and AIDS. Integration: policies and protocols. Exam prep. Second tutorial on exam project.

Certification Exam consists of two parts: written paper and presentation of project. The results are externally assessed. Successful completion of both parts is required for certification as a Certified Clinical Aromatherapy Practitioner (CCAP). Each participant must also complete 33 case studies.

For additional information contact: Aromaherb123@aol.com or janis@purejoysoap.com.

The cost for EACH module and exam is 75, or 50 for AHNA members and RJBA Alliances. Participants will be expected to pay for each module at the time it is offered. Additional associated costs will include Clinical Aromatherapy: Essential Oils in Practice book (0), and required essential oils, which vary in price from 0 – 50 per module. Please note that class size is limited.

The course is designed for, but not limited to, health care professionals. It is endorsed by AHNA and offers 12.5 to 13.6 Contact hours per module.

CEU Content: CEU’s are awarded through the AHNA for Nurses, and through the NCBTMB for LMT’s.

If you are in Tennessee or Kentucky, or further away but want the opportunity for a face to face course with a gifted, inspiring teacher, don’t miss this opportunity!


Mod I April 26 & 27, 2014
Mod 2 Aug 23 & 24
Mod 3 Nov 8 &9
Mod 4 March 7 & 8, 2015
EXAM: to be announced

*A non-refundable deposit of 00 must be received by March 15, 2014 in order to reserve your spot for the Module 1 class. The balance is due when the class meets. The deposit check should be made out to Clinical Aromatherapy and mailed to:

Kathleen Duffy, 95 Dunphy Drive, Florence, MA 01062

(Can you tell we are excited about this opportunity?)


In January there was little time for blogging. We posted a warning about some dreadful advice for helping ease the pain of a teething baby, and some safe and effective aromatic treatments.

Our “ Fragrant February” blog articles have included:

February Formulas: more on teething babies, and a wonderfully sunny blend for cleaning kitchen and bath surfaces.

Pomander Cleanser: (a friend swears it repels ants!)

Aphrodite – a romance blend from Dr. Vivian Lunny

Stress relieving bath blends – because it’s hard to be romantic when you’re carrying too much stress!

This series of blends all have both graphics and text so that they may easily be added to your Pinterest pages.

It’s our plan to continue the “Fragrant February” series throughout the month, so please check either our blog or our Facebook page regularly for more blends.


Recently we have been doing some custom blends for commercial clients. Over the years we have been asked “would you blend this for me” and always declined. But if we can do it for a commercial client, why can’t we do it for you? The answer, of course, is that we can. We just never did. Now, we are NOT going to be able to custom design blends. This does not work well via long distance. But if you have a formula or a recipe that calls for several oils that you don’t have (and we do!) and would rather not invest in all the components or ingredients, we may be able to blend it for you. It is ALWAYS more cost effective to blend your own, however there are times that it just might be better to have us do it. If you want a quote on the cost of a custom blend, just email marge (at) naturesgift.com, send us the formula you want blended, and ask for a quote.

Quote of the Month

“February made me shiver” — Don McLean

“Surely as cometh the Winter, I know
There are Spring violets under the snow.”
— R. H. Newell

“Love has its own instinct, finding the way to the heart, as the feeblest insect finds the way to its flower, with a will which nothing can dismay nor turn aside.”
— Honore de Balzac


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