First, our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Oklahoma as they recover from the devastating effects of this week’s tornadoes.

In the US, Memorial Day weekend signals the start of Summer, even though the official first day of summer isn’t until June 21st. In the midst of all the holiday weekend’s festivities, please take some time to remember those who made the supreme sacrifice for our country, and their families and loved ones.

This newsletter contains:

  • SUMMER NECESSITIES SALE: Save 10% on our favorite summer supplies.
  • Our Clients Say
  • Aromatic Quote of the Month
  • Weekend Sale:

    From Midnight Saturday morning May 25th through Midnight Monday night, May 27th, enter the promo code “Honor”, press apply, and receive from 12 to 15% off our retail products. The discount will vary at random throughout the weekend. Our bulk products, kits, clearance items, and special books are not included. You will see the discount reflected on screen. If you do NOT see it, please go back and re-enter; we are not able to apply it retroactively. Experience has shown that if you apply the promotional code, then go back and make a change to the contents of your cart, the code will be erased and must be re-entered. (Makes sense, since the calculations will change.) Our next *planned* sale will not be until the fourth of July so you will want to take advantage of this. (Although there’s always the chance of a special spur of the moment sale announced on Facebook….after all, the Solstice is coming.)

    Welcome Summer Sale:

    We’ve put our favorite Summer products on sale. SkeeterBeater Body Oil and Gel, After the Bite (for when you forgot the SkeeterBeater!), That’s Better and MuscleEase for bumps, bruises, and overworked muscles, and our two most protective carrier oils. Reduced pricing only on our new and special page.

    Hydrosol Sale Save 10% or more on all of our remaining Hydrosols as we make room for the newest distillations. Discounts taken in the shopping cart.

    Client Feedback


    Lou Karcher recently wrote asking about the shelf life of SkeeterBeater. She said “I have two bottles of SkeeterBeater Gel left over from my trip to Tanzania & the Serengeti in December 2010. Will be going to S. Africa shortly and need to know if l can rely on my 2010 supply. Does it have a limited shelf life after which it loses its effectiveness? BTW, the only two folks in our group in East Africa who weren’t bothered by the mosquitoes and tsetse flies were myself and one other person who used your product; the DEET folks were not happy campers.” I replied that I would rather be safe than sorry, and I would want a fresh supply. She wrote back, “YES, you can use my comments and add the following if you wish. After Africa I joined a birding group that frequents our local lakes and marshes. SkeeterBeater has been equally effective with our New Jersey mosquitoes and May flies as it was with the tsetse flies of Africa. DEET, never again.”

    Sunburn Soother

    Late last winter Andrea Link’s husband managed to get into some poison ivy, and was covered with the rash. She asked for suggestions on Facebook. They apparently helped…and a few days later she wrote,

    Thank you for your suggestions on Facebook regarding my husband’s poison ivy, it has been very helpful. Thankfully, his blistering, etc, has started clearing up, and last night I used your sunburn soother to help relieve some of the itching, and it worked very well – well enough that he’s taken my bottle to work today in case the rash continues to bug him (he’s not one for natural remedies, etc). I have also found that it works exceptionally well on some of my more severe bruises (I bruise easily, and sometimes they act almost like burns, not only being discolored and sore, but inflamed and hot to the touch), and in the heat of summer, it’s a nice, light, refreshing yet moisturizing gel to use on my face in place of my typical moisturizer if I’ve been out all day. This is definitely a product I don’t want to be without since it seems to have so many uses!

    Thanks again for such great products!!

    We love it when we can make a difference!

    That’s Better

    Colleen K. Dodt recently messaged me on Facebook: “I think Heli arnica is amazing. Dropped box on foot in my search!” (Before we named it “That’s Better” I had sent her some for a broken rib.)

    Quote of the Month:

    “Ceremonies are important. But our gratitiude has to be more than visits to the troops and once-a-year Memorial Day ceremonies. We honor the dead best by treating the living well.” ~ Jennifer M. Granholm

    “It is the month of June, The month of leaves and roses, When pleasant sights salute the eyes And pleasant scents the noses.” ~ N P Willis

    “So sweet, so sweet the roses in their blowing, So sweet the daffodils, so fair to see; So blithe and gay the humming-bird a going From flower to flower, a-hunting with the bee.” ~ Nora Perry


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