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KidSafe by Plant Therapy

** ***KidSafe by Plant Therapy will be available at www.planttherapy.com on July 21st CST. All KidSafe products (excluding Calming The Child) Will be for PRE-ORDER. KidSafe products will be shipped by August 15th. *****

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Help your child live a happier, healthier life with KidSafe by Plant Therapy. Formulated for children ages 2-10 by aromatherapy expert Robert Tisserand*, KidSafe consists of 20 synergies containing 100% pure, undiluted essential oils and 20 pre-diluted roll-on synergies. You can feel confident in knowing that KidSafe by Plant Therapy is the sensible choice for your young children.

*Co-author of Essential Oil Safety 2e

NEW KidSafe synergies:

A+ Attention: 

Help your child stay on task by focusing on what’s in front of them. Whether they struggle with focusing at school or they suffer from ADHD, A+ Attention can help. Add 5-10 drops to a personal aromatherapy inhaler or mix a 2-4% dilution with your favorite carrier oil and apply topically to your child’s chest, back of neck and/or wrist.

Specifically formulated for children ages 2-10. This synergy contains 100% pure, undiluted essential oils of PetitgrainBergamot, Cedarwood Atlas, GrapefruitLavender and Vetiver.

Ban The Bugs:

Let your family enjoy the great outdoors without getting eaten by insects with Ban the Bugs. Not only are you not using chemicals on your children, you are also only using the safest essential oils for children. Be comforted knowing that your children will be safe from those pesky insects by using nature’s time-tested insect repellents. Add 40 drops of Ban the Bugs to 2 oz of Fractionated Coconut Oil. Shake well and spray directly on yours and your children’s skin. Ban the Bugs is also perfect for a DIY bug repellent candle or DIY bug repellent wipes.

Specifically formulated for children ages 2-10. This synergy contains 100% pure, undiluted essential oils of CitronellaGrapefruitGeranium Bourbon, Rosalina and Patchouli.

Better Than Kisses:

There aren’t very many things that truly make an owie feel better. Whether your child has gotten a bee sting, scraped their knee, cut their finger or anything else that children do, Better Than Kisses can help. Dilute to 4-5% in Coconut oil and apply directly to the cut or scrape. Not only will your child instantly start to feel better, but the owie will quickly be healed. Plus, Better Than Kisses will be killing any possible bacteria so the owie won’t get an infection. It can also be applied directly to the stung area of a bee sting at full strength for instant relief.

Specifically formulated for children ages 2-10. This synergy contains 100% pure, undiluted essential oils of LavenderMarjoramCypressTea Tree and Tansy (Blue).

Eczema Helper:

Eczema Helper is a safe, natural and effective way to help clear your young child’s eczema. Dilute to a 2% in 50% Almond Oil and 50% Apricot oil or your favorite carrier oil and apply to affected area 2-3 times a day. You can also add 5 drops to ½ cup of oats and add to a warm bath for a nice and relaxing oat bath.

Specifically formulated for children ages 2-10. This synergy contains 100% pure, undiluted essential oils of Palmarosa, Cedarwood Atlas, LavenderCorianderGeranium EgyptPatchouli, Rose absolute and Sandalwood.

Germ Destroyer:

Germ Destroyer is gentle on children but is strong on bacteria and viruses. It can protect you and your little ones from getting sick by destroying the germs in your home. Diffuse Germ Destroyer and help everyone stay healthy or recover more quickly. Dilute between 1% and 3% using your favorite carrier oil for topical applications.

Specifically formulated for children ages 2-10. This synergy contains 100% pure, undiluted essential oils of SpruceMarjoramLavender, Rosalina and Lemon.

Go Go Go:

No more being late for that early morning bus ride to school. Go Go Go was created to give your child a little boost in the morning or during the day when needed. Add 2-3 drops to a wash cloth in the shower or to 1⁄4 cup of Epsom salt for your child’s morning bath. You can also use Go Go Go in a personal aromatherapy inhaler by adding 10 drops to the inhaler wick. You child can use the inhaler occasionally during the day when needed for that extra boost.

Specifically formulated for children ages 2-10. This synergy contains 100% pure, undiluted essential oils of TangerineOrange, Cedarwood Atlas, PetitgrainPalmarosaCitronellaGingerBasil linalool and Sandalwood.

Growing Pains:

Does your child sometimes wake up crying in the middle of the night complaining that their legs are hurting? Growing Pains is the perfect combination of oils to help ease sore muscles and muscle cramps for your young children. Dilute Growing Pains to 2-4% dilution in your favorite carrier oil and apply to affected area. Add 3-5 drops to ¼ cup of Epsom salt and add to a warm relaxing bath before bed. KidsHealth.org says that 25%-40% of children suffer from growing pains and that it usually happens between the ages of 3-5 and 8-12. Growing pains always occurs in the muscles.

Specifically formulated for children ages 2-10. This synergy contains 100% pure, undiluted essential oils of Juniper Berry, Rosalina, Spruce, Turmeric and Tansy (Blue).

Headache Away:

Headache Away will quickly relieve your child’s worst headache or migraine. This synergy is best applied immediately after symptoms start. Dilute to 2-4% with your favorite carrier oil and apply to the back of their neck. Headache Away is safe and very effective for young children. Dilution will depend on what type of headache and how sensitive your child is to smells during the episode.

Specifically formulated for children ages 2-10. This synergy contains 100% pure, undiluted essential oils of LavenderPalmarosaGeranium BourbonLemon and Chamomile Roman.

Immune Boom:

Immune Boom is the perfect choice to keep your child healthy. To help build your child’s immune system, diffuse a few drops of Immune Boom in your home. We recommend diffusing for 30 minutes on and 30 minutes off if diffusing all day. Or dilute Immune Boom in your favorite carrier oil at a 2-4% dilution and apply to the back of your child’s spine and/or bottom of your feet.

Specifically formulated for children ages 2-10. This synergy contains 100% pure, undiluted essential oils of LemonPalmarosaDillPetitgrainCopaiba and Frankincense carteri.

Lice Away:

Keep your kids free from head lice naturally with Lice Away. Lice Away is so powerful it kills lice and their eggs without using toxic chemicals and without any problems of resistance. Add 4 drops of Lice Away to one teaspoon of shampoo to prevent your children from getting head lice. It can also be added to water at a 2% dilution and sprayed on the hair and scalp every morning. Let the water dry and keep mixture on all day. To kill the lice and their eggs mix a teaspoon of shampoo with 7 drops of Lice Away. Let the shampoo sit in the hair for 15 minutes. Make sure you use a nit comb to get the shampoo throughout all the hair and down to the scalp. Rinse the shampoo out and repeat if necessary.

Specifically formulated for children ages 2-10. This synergy contains 100% pure, undiluted essential oils of Palmarosa, Cedarwood Atlas, CitronellaTea TreeGeranium BourbonMarjoram and Coriander.

Nighty Night:

Does your child have trouble calming down at night and falling sleep? Nighty Night can help your child fall asleep more quickly and stay asleep. Apply topically to your child’s chest or back of their neck about 30 minutes before bedtime at a 2% dilution using your favorite carrier oil. Add/or add 3 drops to ¼ cup of Epsom salt and add to a warm nighttime bath. You can also diffuse this synergy during the night. We recommend diffusing for 30 minutes on and 30 minutes off if diffusing all night.

Specifically formulated for children ages 2-10. This synergy contains 100% pure, undiluted essential oils of LavenderMarjoramMandarin, Cedarwood Atlas, PatchouliClary SageChamomile Roman and Tansy (Blue).

No More Warts:

Dissolve warts in 3-6 weeks with No More Warts! This synergy helps you and your little ones melt away warts using natural essential oils. Create a 50% dilution with your favorite carrier oil and apply 2-3 times a day with a cotton bud directly on the wart.

Specifically formulated for children ages 2-10. This synergy contains 100% pure, undiluted essential oils of LemonCypressMarjoram and Tea Tree.

Pain No More:

Pain No More eases sore muscles, reduces pain and reduces inflammation caused from rheumatoid arthritis. It even helps with the pain and swelling of a broken bone or ligament. Dilute Pain No More to a 3-5% and apply to affected area using your favorite carrier oil. Add 3-5 drops to ¼ cup of Epsom salt and add to a warm relaxing bath to ease pain.

Specifically formulated for children ages 2-10. This synergy contains 100% pure, undiluted essential oils of Citronella, Rosalina, PalmarosaPepper BlackLavenderFir NeedleGeranium Bourbon and Geranium Egyptian.

Silky Soft:

Silky Soft was created to give your skin that silky soft feeling. Silky Soft improves skin texture, reducing roughness and redness. It works wonders at a 2% dilution in your favorite carrier oil or body lotion or use at a 3%-5% dilution in your favorite body wash. You can also use it on your babies diaper rash at a 0.5%-1% dilution.

Specifically formulated for children ages 2-10. This synergy contains 100% pure, undiluted essential oils of LavenderCopaibaPalmarosaLemonFrankincense carteri and Helichrysum italicum.

Smell Your Best:

For all kinds of reasons, children don’t always smell their best. Whether it is their stinky feet or they are starting to go through puberty, Smell Your Best is the synergy they need.  For stinky feet mix 7 drops in ¼ cup of baking soda and add a small amount to the inside of their shoes. For stinky armpits mix 2 drops in one teaspoon of Coconut oil and apply to their underarms. You can also make your own homemade deodorant using Smell Your Best.

Specifically formulated for children ages 2-10. This synergy contains 100% pure, undiluted essential oils of PineCopaibaPalmarosaLemon, CorianderCypress and Sandalwood.

Sneezy Stop:

Sneezy Stop will relieve your child’s allergy symptoms. Let your child start enjoying everything around them in a safe and effective way. Diffuse a few drops of Sneezy Stop in your home during the day. Add 10 drops to a personal aromatherapy inhaler so that your child can use the inhaler throughout the day before symptoms occur.

Specifically formulated for children ages 2-10. This synergy contains 100% pure, undiluted essential oils of Rosalina, Fir NeedleLavenderGeranium EgyptTansy (Blue) and Rose absolute.

Sniffle Stopper:

Sniffle Stopper will clear up congestion in your little one and help them recover more quickly from that awful cold. Diffuse a few drops of Sniffle Stopper to help your little one breathe easier. Dilute to 3-5% in your favorite carrier oil and apply to their chest and under their nose to help clear congestion and stop those sniffles. Sniffle Stopper is as effective as Respir-Aid (one of our most popular synergies) but is safer for young children.

Specifically formulated for children ages 2-10. This synergy contains 100% pure, undiluted essential oils of Fir Needle, Rosalina, SpruceCypressSpearmint and Cedarwood Virginia.

Sweet Dreams:

Sweet Dreams helps create a more relaxed and calming atmosphere so that your child can sleep more deeply and soundly. Sweet Dreams is specific for relaxing your child’s mind so there are no more bad dreams or night monsters. Apply topically to your child’s chest or back of neck about 30 minutes before bedtime at a 2-4% dilution using your favorite carrier oil. And/or add 3 drops to ¼ cup of Epsom salt and add to a warm nighttime bath. You can also diffuse this synergy during the night. We recommend diffusing 30 minutes on and 30 minutes off if diffusing all night.

Specifically formulated for children ages 2-10. This synergy contains 100% pure, undiluted essential oils of OrangeJuniperCorianderTansy (Blue) and Rose absolute.

Tummy All Better:

Whether your child has the stomach bug or is car sick, Tummy All Better is the perfect choice. Tummy All Better is a safe and effective way to help your child’s tummy feel all better. Dilute Tummy All Better to a 2-3% in your favorite carrier oil and apply directly to your child’s abdomen and soles of feet. Tummy All Better can also be inhaled directly from the bottle for instant relief from nausea.

Specifically formulated for children ages 2-10. This synergy contains 100% pure, undiluted essential oils of PetitgrainDillChamomile RomanSpearmint and Ginger.

Also included in our KidSafe line is the very popular Calming The Child synergy: 

Calming The Child is absolutely delicious and a delight for little ones and mothers to be. Calming The Child was created to help promote a calming effect during the day or before bedtime. To help bring a calming atmosphere to your home, diffuse a few drops of Calming The Child. We recommend diffusing for 30 minutes on and 30 minutes off if diffusing all day. Or dilute Calming The Child at a 1-3% using your favorite carrier oil and apply topically on your child’s chest or back of their neck.

This synergy contains 100% pure, undiluted essential oils of Chamomile RomanChamomile GermanLavenderMandarin and Tangerine.

 

Plant Therapy is so excited to be offering this new line of synergies for your children. We have been working hard for the past 10 months to give you only the best! Many thanks to Robert Tisserand, Chris and Amanda Jones, Paul Stanger, Retha Nesmith and all other Plant Therapy employees for all the hard work that has gone into making KidSafe by Plant Therapy! If you have any questions about our new product line, please email one of our certified aromatherapists at aromatherapist@planttherapy.com.

 

** ***KidSafe by Plant Therapy will be available at www.planttherapy.com on July 21st CST. All KidSafe products (excluding Calming The Child) Will be for PRE-ORDER. KidSafe products will be shipped by August 15th. *****


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Pregnancy & Nursing Safety (with bonus chart)

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Why should you be concerned about which oils you choose during your pregnancy? Some oils have constituents that are not safe for a developing baby. After birth, if you choose to breastfeed, many of these constituents can cross over into breastmilk. It’s important to know which oils are safe to use during this period in your life.

We get this questions a lot “Is __________ safe for pregnancy?” Let’s set the record straight and check out this printable chart for your reference. Click the chart to open a new window and you’ll be able to print it! Stick it with your other reference materials, and you’ll be able to make good choices regarding essential oils during your pregnancy!

 

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If you choose oils from this chart during pregnancy, you can be assured that you still receive the aromatherapy benefits without worrying about any contraindications. If you have any questions or concerns about using essential oils during pregnancy, please email us at aromatherapist@planttherapy.com

 


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Plant Therapy NEW YouTube Video

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 Plant Therapy wants to give EVERYONE the opportunity to use high quality essential oils. Plant Therapy provides oils that are 100% pure, undiluted and therapeutic grade. 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.


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What is a Carrier Oil and Why Do I Need it?

CARRIER OIL -We use these words a lot but not everyone knows what a carrier oil is. Carrier oils are VERY important when using essential oils. So in this post, I wanted to talk about what a carrier oil is and why I recommend the use of a carrier oil when using essential oils.

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First things first, what is a carrier oil? A carrier oil is a vegetable oil derived from the fatty portion of a plant, usually the seed, nut or kernels. Carrier oils on their own have different therapeutic properties. The choice of the carrier oil will depend on what therapeutic benefit you are looking for. A carrier oil is used to dilute essential oils before they are applied to the skin. A carrier oil will also help “carry” the essential oil into the skin. OK stop! The name now makes sense 🙂 

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What is an essential oil then? An essential oil is a volatile oil, highly concentrated oil,  obtained from plants, possessing the odor and other characteristic properties of the plant. The purest essential oils come from carefully cultivated and wild grown plants from climatic and geographic regions throughout the world. Essential oils are usually extracted by distillation or solvent extraction. An essential oil is actually not oily 🙂 and should evaporate

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Now I want to explain why I believe it is very important to use a carrier oil when using an essential oil! Did you see the last part that I highlighted? Essential oils should evaporate! If you dilute the essential oil with a carrier oil before applying it to your skin, the carrier oil will help prevent the essential oil from evaporating! That means you are getting more essential oil into your skin which means you need LESS essential oil! AND the therapeutic properties of the essential oil will ONLY be strengthened by the carrier oil! Another reason you need to dilute essential oils is because they are strong and can cause serious damage! You can find more information about this at aromaweb.comFor more information on diluting essential oils go HERE!

Plant Therapy Dilution Guide

🙂 I hope this explains most everything! AND I hope it answers most all of your questions about carrier oils and diluting essential oils! 🙂 Please leave any questions in the comments!


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Answer Segment Part II

  1. What would be the best application for Rosacea?– A recipe that has been known to help with Rosacea is 20 drops Helichrysum, 20 drops Frankincense, 20 drops Sandalwood, 5 drops Rosemary, 100 mL Coconut Oil or Grapeseed oil. Mix well and then apply like a moisturizer day and night.
  2. What oil would be good for soothing headaches or migraines?– Peppermint essential oil is great for headaches and migraines. Our Head-Ache Relief Synergy has peppermint plus other essential oils that can help soothe a headache. Add to a carrier oil or massage directly onto where the headache is starting.
  3. If there is one oil to use for everything what would it be? I am going to go with our Lavender Population essential oil! I believe that to be the most versatile and useful essential oil.
  4. What would you suggest for stretch marks?– I would start with 1 oz Rosehip Carrier oil and add 12 drops each of Lavender, Frankincense, Geranium and Neroli. Massage onto the affected area. You can also add our Anti-Scar/Stretch Synergy to the Rosehip carrier oil.

Please leave any question you have in the comments. We love hearing your questions and we LOVE answering them!

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Q & A Part I

‎*Answer Segment Part I: Any advice mentioned should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always consult your healthcare professional.*

1. What is the best facial carrier oil? – It is kind of personal but overall these are the carrier oils that have been known for facial care. Rosehip Seed oil (which we will soon have for sale on www.planttherapy.com) is known to be helpful with aging skin and sun damaged skin. Evening Primrose oil is known to be helpful for eczema and dermatitis. Coconut oil is probably the most overall helpful for most skin types.

2. How are essential oils priced and why are some so expensive? – There are a lot of factors that go into the pricing of essential oils: The origin of the plant, how hard it is to extract the oils, how much plant does it take to get a certain amount of oil. For example it takes about 60,000 roses to produce just 1 ounce of oil. The other thing that affects the price of the oil is the mark up.

3. What oils can be beneficial with Lyme disease? Frankincense, Oregano and Germ-Fighter (Thieves) have been linked to helping with Lyme disease. It is always important to remember to dilute Essential Oils when using them.

4. What are the top 10 Essential Oils to start out a collection? We asked a Certified Aromatherapist what is the top 5 Essential oils to start out a collection and she gave us the 5 that are in our Essential Oil First Aid Kit. Her words were, “If you can only have 5 Essential Oils these are the 5 to have.” You could add to this list Eucalyptus- Eucalyptus is often used for respiratory conditions, clearing congestion with coughs and colds, and I would personally add on our Synergies: Germ-fighter, Immune-Aid, Respir-Aid and Energy Synergy. These are the ones I use the most!

5. What Essential Oils would be helpful for Thyroid issues? Plant Therapy’s Endo-Aid is full of essential oils that would be helpful for Thyroid issues. The oils in that are Tarragon, Peppermint, Ginger, Fennel, Lemongrass and Anise.

6. What Essential Oil is best all around for home, cleaning, beauty care? I am going to go with Germ-Fighter Synergy! At least it is the one I definitely use the most. It is great at killing bacteria. It also smells wonderful and I use it in my diffuser not only to kill the bacteria in the air but also to help my house smell wonderful. You can add it to your favorite home made cleaner for scent and to kill the germs and bacteria while you are cleaning. I’m not sure about beauty care but for everything else it is my personal favorite. Lemongrass Essential oil is really good for the skin (but carries a maximum dilution of 0.7%). Specifically can be added to a toner to help with acne and greasy skin.

7. What are the best essential oils for chronic allergies and the secondary sinus/cold issues? One Synergy that I use and love when it comes to sinus/cold problems is Respir-Aid. Every time one of my children is sick I will dilute Respir-Aid and rub some on their chest. I will also diffuse Respir-Aid in the room at night. Other oils that can help with allergies are the oils in our Allergy-Aid Synergy.

8. What is the best EO or blend for insomnia? Plant Therapy has a Synergy called Sleep-Aid that is great for this. You could also use Clary Sage and Frankincense.

9. Are some Essential Oils dangerous for cats? We don’t have formal training with essential oils and pets. However, a wonderful resource is “Holistic Aromatherapy for Animals” by Kristen Leigh Bell. She has many tips & tricks (plus good sound advice) on how to incorporate aromatherapy with your pets. Cats actually lack anenzyme that properly metabolize essential oils – and it’s best to avoid using them with your cat.

10. What essential oils can help with canker sores? There are essential oils that have been known to help with canker sores. Some of these oils are Frankincense, Lemon, Lemongrass, Myrrh and Plant Therapy’s Synergy Germ-Fighter. Always dilute when using essential oils.

11. Most essential oils I have been buying says on bottle not for internal use. Is there a particular brand that can be taken internally? Our stance on taking essential oils internally is this: “All of our Essential Oils are certified to be 100% pure and natural, of therapeutic grade and free from any chemicals or pesticides. However, we do NOT recommend the ingestion of essential oils. They are highly concentrated and have the capacity to cause serious damage if used internally without the necessary expertise required in administering it. This is supported by the International Federation of Aromatherapists that does not recommend ingestion of ANY essential oils unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical aromatherapy.” That being said, we do have many, many, customers that choose to go against that advice and they do take essential oils internally. That is a choice you have to make for yourself.

12. What do you recommend for diaper rash? There are many things that can cause a diaper rash and we recommend if serious you consult with your child’s doctor. That being said there are some essential oil that if used correctly and at the right dilution can help with some diaper rashes. Some of those oils are Lavender and Tea Tree.

13. How can I use them for perfume and which are the best oils for that? Our Bouquet Blend would be great for a perfume. The great thing about using Therapeutic Grade Essential oils for perfumes is that you don’t only smell good, but you are getting all the added benefits that come from Essential Oils. There are many ways to make perfume with essential oils but one easy way is to just add a drop or two to a carrier oil and apply to wrist and neck. That is what I do. But you can read online other ways to premake a large amount of perfume to use on a daily basis.

14. Which type of diffuser is best? Hmmmmm? This is a hard one. I really think it’s a personal opinion. They all have benefits. My favorite is the Aroma classic. I also use my diffuser like a humidifier. The Naturmist is also like this but has a lot more functions, like having an MP3 input! The Aroma Pro is also a great diffuser. You can experience the full therapeutic benefit of Essential Oils with direct inhalation.

15. How do you use “Munchy Stop” and what do you use for sinus problems? You can just simply smell Munchy Stop when you feel the urge or desire for a snack. It will help calm that urge. For sinus problems go to #7.

16. How do you find out what oils do what and who sits and tests all of this? At Plant Therapy we give you all the information you will need to know about our oils. Under common uses you will find a list of ways that essential oils have been being used for centuries. Essential Oils have been around for a long time. They have been tested and tried for centuries. You can find this information under each individual essential oil. We also give you suggested uses ideas for each individual essential oil. This will give you some ideas on how to use that certain essential oil.

17. How is the oil extracted? Oils can be extracted in a few different ways and each company’s oils might be extracted differently. Just because it is the same oil does not mean it has the same extraction. At Plant Therapy we tell you how each individual oil was extracted. That leaves you, the customer, without any questions about our oils. You can find this information on each oil under the extraction method.

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