Whether we’re fighting off illness, making homemade cosmetics, cleaning the house, or just adding to our quality of life, essential oils play an integral part of our family life. Just walking through our home this morning, I noticed those little bottles tucked into various rooms!
I have the Germ-Fighter and Immune-Aid sitting out on the kitchen counter right now, as we work our way through cold season. I’ve gone through about a bottle of the Germ-Fighter a month. We often rub a dab onto the soles of feet, or put a drop in a glass of water to drink.
The Eucalyptus is close at hand, for diffusing into the children’s room at bedtime. It has made a significant difference in helping their little stuffy noses! We also enjoy the Relax blend for settling them down at bedtime. I’ve noticed it has really helped them sleep more soundly (they seem to wake up more often when we don’t use it).
In our room, we keep a couple of the Synergy Blends. I have the Invigor-Aid on my nightstand. I dab on a little on those bleary-eyed mornings, to help me get a start to the day. (I try to be cautious about using peppermint oil while I am in a breastfeeding season, since it may affect milk supply, so I love that it is not included in this particular blend!)
We also have the Sensual blend there, which is nice for a frugal date night at home (such as in a bath or carrier massage oil.) I was surprised by the hint of orange in the oil at first, but have grown to appreciate it. I like that it isn’t an “overpowering” scent.
In our homeschooling studying/office area, we’ve diffused some oils to help with focus. (Which has been especially helpful when considering family members with ADD.) Just a Lemon oil has been nice, as well as the occasional use of the Energy Synergy.
I have used a variety of essential oil brands over the years, and continually keep in mind the balance between quality and cost for our limited budget. I have been pleased with our Plant Therapy oils so far! Here is a quick “interview” with them to address some common concerns:
Because we believe in the power of essential oils, and know of their incredible benefits, we want them to be used in as many households as possible. Plant Therapy was founded with one goal in mind… we want to provide the highest quality essential oils (and accessories) at a price that everyone can afford.
Plant Therapy provides oils that are 100% pure, undiluted and therapeutic grade. We source each oil from top suppliers around the world, buy in large volume, and negotiate the best prices possible. We then pass those savings on to you, the consumer!
Although many questions are covered in our FAQ section at PlantTherapy.com, we get 2 questions over and over, so we will address them here.
Certain oils can only be purchased from certain countries because that’s the only place the plant grows. Every country has a testing entity (think of our FDA) that determines whether the oils are fragrance grade, food grade, or therapeutic grade. What this means is that every company selling that particular oil is purchasing it from the same country and it’s undergoing the same testing before it leaves that country stamped as “therapeutic grade.”
Now, upon arrival at the warehouse, most companies, including Young Living, doTERRA, and Plant Therapy will conduct their own testing to determine if the quality meets their standards. We do this to make sure that our oils we are buying are of the best grade and quality!
2. “So why is there such a big difference in price?” This is where it becomes enlightening.
Every company selling therapeutic grade frankincense boswellia is purchasing it from the same country. However, when it gets here the company will determine its price point based on over-head and profit.
Some companies need to mark the price up enough so that their up-lines can all make a profit. They need to make sure they can afford their office buildings both in the US and abroad. They need to make sure the price allows them to take their top dealers on cruises or vacations. And they need to make sure the price allows them to buy a car for the top company sellers. The price might even need to cover the company jet.
When you purchase a bottle of essential oils from Plant Therapy, you are paying for the oil and a very modest profit. We are not a multi-level marketing company. You’re not paying the up-line, you’re not paying for a cruise or a car or a company jet. It is our intent to get our oils in the hands of the people who need them by making them affordable to everyone.
We also encourage you to go check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/planttherapy. There you will find giveaways and great discounts weekly!
If you’re not very familiar with essential oils yet, wanting to build up your supply stash, or interested in learning more, this set of popular staples is a great place to start.
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