Happy New Year Everyone!
We will be restocking like mad over the next few weeks; our supplies of many favorites are far too low. If you are shopping in bulk and don’t see your favorite listed, please email me. We *may* be able to squeeze out a few ounces, or at the very least I may be able to give you an anticipated arrival date.
I’ve written earlier that the 2016 Neroli harvest was a huge disappointment. We were blessed to be able to restock more of our 2015 distillation from our Moroccan distiller, but in seeking a good 2016 offering we came across a blended Neroli, different batches from Morocco and Tunisia blended to offer the best of each oil. We call this new offering our Mediterranean Neroli, and are delighted to offer it to you. Aromatically it is a bit more robust than our traditional Neroli, and I think we will be able to use a bit less in blending. It will hold its own in a blend.
BACK IN STOCK
We have restocked our Amrita Professional Deluxe Diffusers. In my experience these are the absolute KING of diffusers. No water used, the blown glass nebulizer breaks the aromatics in to microscopically fine droplets that can stay suspended in the air for up to two hours. Automatically cycles five minutes on and twenty minutes off, adjustable rate from low to high diffusion quantity. We have also brought in some replacement glass nebulizers.
We have also restocked our beloved Moroccan Neroli, and are awaiting arrival of a drop dead GORGEOUS Rose Geranium from Madagascar. It has been years since we have been able to source a truly “rosy” Rose Geranium. Every time I talk to a supplier I ask for a sample of their Rose Geranium, and almost always am disappointed. Finally… BINGO… and this Pelargonium roseum just delighted us. We bought lots. I hope you love it as much as we do.
FOUND in Inventory: Two ml of FRENCH Clary Sage, in a five ml bottle. (These were poured for The International Holistic School in Kobe, Japan. Unfortunately, they ordered our USA grown Clary. OOOPS! Please take these off our hands.) Also found in inventory, some black AromaSens diffusers. I can NOT believe these have been marked out of stock for months. More of our Medium-Sized PomPom necklaces. How could our shopping cart numbers be so far off?
We bought too much of Monarda Hydrosol, an amazing antibacterial and antifungal distillate. Help us lower our stock…save 50%.
Malibu Jars. Perfect for shower gels, thick lotions, thin creams. We have a lifetime supply, please help us clear some space.
Also, FLASH SALE, Petitgrain. Half price while supplies last. This product has been mislabeled. Technically it is not a true Petigrain bigarade, since that is only produced in Europe. It should have been labeled “Petitgrain Paraguay.” We have a LOT of it poured into retail sizes and would rather sell it off than relabel. Our error is your gain.
Tis the season for coughs, colds and other nasties so we are putting all of our “stay well” and “get better” products at 10% off for you. GermBeater and GermBeater Spice, KleenHandz, FluFoil, Deep Breath, SineEase, as well as our favorite germ and virus fighting essential oils… Holy Basil, Bay Laurel, Cajeput, Cinnamon Bark and Cinnamon Bark CO2, Cinnamon Leaf, Clove Bud and Clove Bud CO2, all of our Eucalyptus varieties, Geranium, Guava Leaf, Inula (for respiratory relief), Lemon Myrtle, Lemon Tea Tree, Lemongrass, Manuka, Melissa and Melissa 10%, Monarda, Myrrh and Myrrh CO2, Niaouli, Oregano Vulgare and the to be discontinued Oregano Onites, Palma Rosa, Ravensara and Ravintsara, Rhododendron (for when your nose won’t stop running!), Australian Sandalwood and Australian Sandalwood 10%, Saro, Tea Tree, and, last but not least, all of our various Thyme varieties. Read about them all and see which best meets yours and your family’s needs.
FREE SHIPPING FRIDAY Free Domestic Shipping, Friday 1/27/17. Enter discount code Friday-Free and receive free domestic shipping on orders valued over 5.00. No other Nature’s Gift discounts may apply.
- Just for fun, after Cyber Monday, a Top Ten List.
- Cold Sores ? Various remedies.
- Sister Act — a gift of love.
- Compresses ? Are they safe? How to use them?
- First Blog of 2017 we wrote about the Fragonia Shortage.
OUR CLIENTS SAY
Kelly Holland Azzaro recently wrote on Facebook, “also, I have currently started using Siberian Fir CO2 extract only 1 drop in an aroma stone type diffuser and it is amazing that I have not had one allergy reaction since using…normally this time of year, I get clogged up (no congestion, just a reaction to the change in weather from warm to cold) and then sneeze a lot… I purchase both the EO and the aroma stone from Marge Clark via her Natures Gift Aromatherapy. If your interest is animal aromatherapy, I urge you to join Kelly’s Facebook group, Animal Aromatherapy (Safe Use).”
Over 20 years ago, Jo Fjelstad shared the following Allergy suggestions in an email group we shared:
Put 1 dr of German Chamomile and Lemon onto a tissue and inhale.
Add the following to a bath: Chamomile 2dr, Geranium 2dr, Lavender 1dr
Chamomile 2dr, Geranium 1dr, Lemon 1dr, Dilute in 1 teaspoon vegetable oil and use as massage oil.
(Note, that’s a 5% dilution… a bit strong for facial use. I would perhaps try diluting in one TABLESPOON of carrier oil… or making an inhaler.)
I would FIRST try Blue Tansy, our Go To for allergies, or perhaps substitute Blue Tansy for the German Chamomile in these formulas. It occurs to me that in 1996, when these were written, Blue Tansy was neither well known nor available! (Neither were the “Aroma Stick” inhalers!) How far we’ve come.
Depression, grief, and other struggles:
This email came in from Hope just as we were closing for Christmas:
“Re WINTER SOLSTICE — Just a quick note to tell you how much I enjoyed my sample of Winter Solstice. I got home yesterday very bummed out for having been passed over, yet again, for a job I applied for. I’ve been really struggling with my chronic depression summer, having trouble kicking it, and this was yet another setback. I could feel the darkness trying to crowd in again and was on the edge of tears. I had a lovely package waiting for me so of course had to immediately rip it open. The rosemary C02 is sooooo yummy! Mmmmmmm! Finally a rosemary that smells like the plant (though I do like your verbena). WINTER SUNSHINE – Not surprisingly (I am after all an NG stalker), I have the other samples that were in the winter sample packet, but amazingly I’ve never tried this one. It immediately made me smile. Another sniff and another smile. I’m going to keep this one on hand for sure! I have no doubt that it does help combat SAD. So as soon as I work the ingredients through EOS2, some is going off to my dear friend in Milwaukee, who has suffered horribly with that for as long as I’ve known her (15-16 years). And I have a couple other friends who fight the black dog as well, so they will be getting this as gifts too. I so love finding things to share!
Now I’m eagerly awaiting my own order so I can get my hands on the newest G Cham C02. I cannot wait to get into the kitchen this weekend blending up pain/skin healing butter and salves for my BFs stocking. He raises his eyebrows sometimes at my minifridge stocked (mostly with NG sourced) EO and carrier oils. But I know he appreciates that I take the time to observe his needs, then make items to help with it. His ex always called him a hypochondriac, which is total bull, but this is the first time in 20+ years that anyone has cared about his health. So it means extra to him to be pampered, and I so love being able to do something tangible to help. That’s what makes your business so special to you though, right?”
YES! What make it special is that we get to make a difference, and help you to make a difference! I shared her message with our crew, making sure that everyone read it as we headed out the door for our Christmas break. This, from Jim, our production manager, “This kind of feedback makes my day!:-)” and the girls all agreed, this is why we are here…You let us leave for the holidays on the perfect note…reminding us that we can and do make a difference. Thank you!
An anonymous first-time client had requested samples for emotional healing… among them, of course, was our Solace blend. She wrote, “Marge, I just wanted to say I let my mother-in-law smell a few samples and she was so drawn to Solace not even knowing it is for emotional healing. (She is still grieving over her husband’s death from years ago.) Thank you for such a wonderful product.” Our bodies and spirits do know what we need, and these powerful oils can provide surcease from grief and emotional pain.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
“The shortest day has passed, and whatever nastiness of weather we may look forward to in January and February, at least we notice that the days are getting longer. Minute by minute they lengthen out. It takes some weeks before we become aware of the change. It is imperceptible even as the growth of a child, as you watch it day by day, until the moment comes when with a start of delighted surprise we realize that we can stay out of doors in a twilight lasting for another quarter of a precious hour.”
— Vita Sackville-West
May your new year be filled with peace, joy, and healing, and may you receive everything you need, and at least some of all you want.
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