Bug Repellant Lotion Bars

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We have a lot of issues with mosquitos and other creepy bugs and while I love these bug wipes I don’t always have them with me. I set out to create something that I could keep in my purse with minimal mess and then when we’re out & about and the bugs start bugging us – we can tell them to BUG off! ;) Join me in making these awesome lotion bars that keep the bugs away!

Bug Repellant

What you’ll need: 

  • 3 ounces cacao butter
  • 3 ounces coconut oil
  • 3 ounces beeswax
  • silicone molds, I used mini silicon muffin cups!

What you’ll do: 

  1. Warm a medium pan with water on the stove
  2. Weigh all ingredients into glass dishes
  3. Place all ingredients, except essential oils, into a larger glass bowl or measuring cup
  4. Place glass bowl over pan of simmering water
  5. Melt butter, oil & wax
  6. Remove from heat and stir in 36 drops of ban the bugs essential oil
  7. Pour into silicon molds
  8. Cool
  9. To apply simply rub over skin, allowing your own body heat to gently melt the lotion bars into your skin.

We hope that you find this information helpful during your outdoor adventures! Stay safe out there! For ANY questions you may have regarding this or other information you see on this blog, please contact one of our Certified Aromatherapists by email at or hop on over to Facebook and join our Safe Essential Oil Recipes group! We look forward to helping you in any way we can!

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Christmas in July 2015 – Day 1

Join us as we celebrate Christmas in July. Sales change daily – watch here for details each day to take advantage of these awesome sales!


To receive your free Lemon, you must have a minimum of $15 in your carts PLUS one 10mL undiluted Lemon essential oil totaling a minimum of $21.44. Then use the coupon code: CHRISTMAS1 to have $6.44 taken off your total for the free Lemon. Only one free Lemon per household, Coupon cannot be combined with any other discount or offer. Coupon is valid July 1, 2015 – July 1, 2015 11:59 pm MDT only. 


DIY Cuticle Balm

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Recently I have discovered that I don’t take very good care of my nails. So in a concerted effort to do better, I wanted to create an easy cuticle balm to keep my ragged cuticles looking their best. We focus a lot on essential oils at Plant Therapy! But many don’t realize we offer a variety of other items to help you make the MOST of your essential oils. Let’s take a look at some of the other great products Plant Therapy offers. I want to showcase two of my favorites today in this simple DIY.

Jojoba oil is one of my favorite carriers. It’s actually a liquid wax and has an incredibly long shelf life. I love to infuse vanilla beans into mine to use in many of my DIY projects. I also really love it for  use on the skin since it’s so nourishing.

Beeswax is what holds many of my projects together. using a combination on butters, essential oils and carrier oils I have been able to replace most things I used to buy at the store with homemade (and better for me) versions. Not only does beeswax help keep lotions and creams together, but it is also very nourishing to the skin and can create a barrier to avoid moisture loss. Perfect for hands that are in the dishes quite a bit!


What you’ll need:

  • 1 TBSP beeswax
  • 2 TBSP Jojoba oil
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • empty lip balm tubes or small pots

What you’ll do:

  1. Melt beeswax in a glass bowl over simmer water
  2. Add jojoba and stir. You’ll notice when you add the cooler jojoba oil, it may solidify slightly then remelt. This is fine.
  3. Add honey, stir to combine
  4. Pour into lip balm tubes.


This project makes 6-7 tubes so you can share with your friends or keep one in your purse and one on your night stand with extras!!

Of course, if you’d like to scent your cuticle balm you are welcome to add a few (4-5 drop) of an essential oil or essential oil blend. One I might recommend is Silky Soft – which is wonderful for skin! We hope that you enjoy this recipe and if you have any questions, please be in touch with us via email at


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