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Friday, May 3, 2013

Plant Therapy Review & #Giveaway






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.


All of our oils are certified to be 100% pure and natural, of therapeutic grade and free from any chemicals or pesticides. Although all of our products are of premium quality, not all of the oils are certified organics. We do sell a small number of certified organic oils. They can be found here.





Essential oils are not a cure but they may help the body improve it's immune response. Therapeutic grade Essential Oils are undiluted and can irritate the skin. This is why it's best to use a carrier oil. You can save money on Essential oil products by purchasing a pre-made blend, which is exactly what Plant Therapy has already done in their Therapeutic Synergies using the best complementary oils for a particular ailment.

Here are some carrier oils to consider:
Avocado Oil highly compatible with your skin's natural sebum. It contains Vitamins A,D & E. Up to one year shelf life.
Grapeseed Oil contains B-sitosteral which behaves like cortisone. Short shelf life 3-6 months.
Jojoba Oil closest to your skin's composition. Sinks in quickly and has 2 year shelf life.
Sunflower oil very light weight and high of Vitamin E. Very inexpensive oil. It's not comedeogenic.Shelf life is 6 months to 1 year.

I recently was given an opportunity to try Plant Therapy's Pain-Aid Synergy, a 100% pure, therapeutic grade essential oil synergy containing: bay laurel, black pepper, cinnamon, clove bud, chamomile, ginger, juniper, peppermint, and thyme.

These are some very powerful essential oils, which I wouldn't recommend using neat. For my mother, who suffers from arthritis, muscle pain and nerve damage, I created a basic salve and added Pain Aid. This salve was just what she needed.

Beeswax hardens a product. Adding butter and oil will soften the product but still keep it in a solid form. The beeswax and butter will resist wash off and create a barrier on your skin. Menthol crystals offer a cooling effect like BenGay.



Ingredients:

Beeswax 13%
Shea 13%
Oil 70.5%
Menthol 2.5%
Essential Oil 1%


I placed the salve in a 4oz in a sterilized (Boil for 20mins) baby jar. Heat the following in either a double boiler or in the microwave until the wax/butters have melted.

Beeswax .5oz
Shea .5oz
Oil 2.82oz


Place your jar in an ice bath or freezer. You want to check the consistency of the salve before adding the menthol and essential oils. If it's too hard remelt and add more liquid oil.

Before adding the menthol you need to liquify/ not boil the salve. Now add your menthol crystals and stir till they melt. Finally add your Essential oil blend. Using roughly 20-40 drops.

Menthol 2.8g
Essential Oil 1.13g


Massage the salve onto your skin. Reapply at least 4x's a day. If you develop a sensitivity or rash stop immediately and gently apply a carrier oil to the area. Remember this isn't a cure. My Mother, husband and I all tried the salve. We noticed an ease in motion and decrease inflammation. On nerve damage areas my mother didn't feel the cooling effects of the menthol.



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Use caution when handling essential oils as many can cause irritation to the skin or eyes. Please consult your physician before using essential oils. Refrain from using hyssop, penny royal, basil, rosemary, thyme, sage, aniseed, clove, coriander, fennel, juniper and cinnamon while pregnant or nursing.

FTC compliance: While I did receive a product at no charge for review purposes, I was not compensated for this post and all opinions are my own.
 
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