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Ban the Bugs!!

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Today’s Make your own Monday is very exciting! First of all, did you see our new KidSafe™ line? If you haven’t check it out! We wanted to share an easy way to keep the bugs off this summer.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 roll of select-a-size paper towels
  • 2 cups of warm water
  • 2 tbsp liquid castile soap or other gentle liquid soap
  • gallon size zip top bag
  • 50 drops of Ban the Bugs – from our new KidSafe™ line
  • OR 50 drops of Insect Shield

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What you’ll do:

  1. Get a big bread knife and cut your roll of paper towels in half
  2. Place that half in a zip top bag
  3. Measure water in large measuring cup and add castile soap and essential oil, stir well to combine
  4. Pour over paper towels and allow to moisten
  5. Remove paper core (which gets soft and can be pulled out)

 

Now you should be able to pull the towels from the center just like commercially made wipes. Use these bug off wipes whenever your outside and the bugs are BUGGING you. I plan to keep these in my car for when we’re camping or out at the park! We also love nature walks at the state park close to our home! Customize these by adding a few drops of geranium (if using our Insect Shield synergy) to boost the tick repellant power of these as well! I hope you find this useful, let me know how it works for you!

**update: I made these for 4th of July weekend and they worked like a charm – everyone loved them and we were bug free**


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Robert Tisserand & Plant Therapy

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Robert Tisserand engaged by Plant Therapy as Essential Oil Consultant

Robert Tisserand has spent his life advancing aromatherapy and the understanding of essential oils, their benefits and safe use. This has included working with aromatherapy and essential oil product companies on many consulting projects over several decades.

When Plant Therapy www.planttherapy.com approached him to help review and expand their essential oils product line, including work to formulate a child-safe line of essential oil products, he saw an opportunity to work with a company genuinely committed to better quality, safe, essential oils – and an opportunity to advance the work of aromatherapy in the world.

Plant Therapy and Robert Tisserand are delighted to announce a consultation agreement, during which time Robert will be reviewing and auditing essential oil quality and working on new products lines. He will be attending some product launches and other Plant Therapy events too, so be sure to subscribe to the Plant Therapy newsletter for news on these events.

To learn more about Robert and his available writings, including the new edition of Essential Oil Safety, please see www.roberttisserand.com.


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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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