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Pumpkin Spice is Nice!

Pumpkin Spice is Nice!

Fall is officially here and as such, we welcome in our new Pumpkin Spice Aromatherapy Herbal soap. It’s a delightfully spicy soap with a scent that will pick you up in a big bear hug of comforting warmth. If you were searching for a signature aroma for Fall, this is it. Made with rich plant oils, essential oils, and fresh spices, this natural aromatherapy soap provides all the nutrients the skin craves, leaving your skin feeling clean and smelling delicious!

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Plantlife Holiday Gift Giving Guide – Top Ten Picks for 2012

Plantlife Holiday Gift Giving Guide – Top Ten Picks for 2012

Not sure what to give the host of next weekend’s holiday party? Did you pick the hardest to shop for person for Secret Santa? Or maybe you’re confused about what to get for the in laws? Tis’ the season to give, naturally! We have ten suggestions that will fit anyone on your list and have them saying ahhhhh…romatherapy!

 

 

10. Soap Grains In a Soap Sack

Aromatherapy soap grains in this all natural, exfoliating soap sack is our top pick to fit any sort of gift giving situation this holiday season! Use in the shower for a whole new type of clean, just make sure to hang to dry when done to get the most out of this long lasting present. Soap grains come in several aromas: Cassia Clove, Vanilla Orange, Patchouli, or Lemongrass. Finished with the grains? The soap sack also fits a regular sized bar of Plantlife soap. At $2.95, you can’t really go wrong with this gift!

 

9. Animal Mitts

Does your shopping list include kids? Or maybe the kids at heart? Plantlife Animal Mitts are fun (and soft!) for every age. The cute creatures make bath time happy and clean using natural fibers to gently wash away dirt. Animal mitts come in Cow, Frog, Monkey, Panda, and Puppy. Each mitt is priced at $6.00, a great value! If you like the animal mitts, we also recommend checking out the animal ramies.

 

8. Holiday Essential Oil Blend

Who doesn’t love the smell of Christmas time? Well now it comes in a bottle! Blending Cinnamon, Orange, Clove, and a few other aromas, Holiday Essential Oil Blend is perfect for creating that Christmas scent all year round. This gift is great for people who love essential oils or who are looking for natural ways to scent their home. Can be used in a variety of ways, such as in diffusers, drawer fresheners, or scent your own products. At $9.40 for a bottle, it’s a great deal.

 

7. Cassia Clove or Peppermint Aromatherapy Herbal Soap

Plantlife aromatherapy bar soap is a tried and true favorite, perfect for the hard to shop for person. They’ll love your gift even before they open it as a hint of quality ingredients can be smelled through the wrapping. To keep with the holiday theme, we recommend our Cassia Clove or Peppermint aromas for this time of year. Cassia Clove is a warm, comforting blend of Cassia, Cinnamon, and ground clove while Peppermint is refreshing, cooling, and invigorating. Only $5.95 a bar! If you don’t like Cassia Clove or Peppermint, we also recommend Oatmeal Almond.

 

6. Holiday Candles 3 Pack

Another great gift for anyone on your list is the Holiday Candles 3 Pack. Plantlife Aromatherapy candles are made with pure essential oils and plant based waxes. They burn cleaner than other soy based candles and provide a wonderful smell. The holiday candles come in three aromas: Mountain Pine, Vanilla Peppermint, and Orange Spice packaged in a festive holiday box. A perfect ready to go gift for $22.95!

 

5. Basic Sampler Set

Know someone who loves essential oils or is just beginning? This is the perfect set to get them! The Basic Sampler Set includes our top 6 selling essential oils in an eco-friendly, recyclable box. Each bottle is 10ml and is filled with 100% pure, therapeutic grade essential oil. Essential oils can be used in many ways and each has their own unique aroma and benefits. Not sure how to use essential oils? Check out the Natural Recipes section of the blog! Get it now for only $43.00.

 

4. Herbal Lip Balms

Herbal Lip Balm is one of the first products Plantlife sold. Since its creation, herbal lip balm has been a hit, and it will be a hit for anyone on your list as well! We recommend it as a stocking stuffer or just a little thinking of you during the holidays gift. We also recommend trying the Herb-P and the Peppymint flavors! Lip balms start at $2.50.

 

3. Body Wash and Lotion Combo Set – Vanilla Orange

The all natural Body Wash and Lotion Combo Set is perfect for anyone who loves to be clean but doesn’t like bar soap and wants beautiful, moisturized skin! The body wash is SLS, chemical, and preservative free, safe for all ages and skin types. Paired with the body wash is a non-greasy lotion made with all natural ingredients that’ll leave your skin lightly scented. Included in the set is a Hemp and Bamboo hand scrubber that creates the perfect, gentle exfoliation and is also made from all natural fibers. The elastic band on the back is a fit for any hand. We recommend Vanilla Orange as it is one of our favorites, but the set also comes in Lemongrass or Lavender for only $26.35.

 

2. Sore Muscle Spa Therapy Kit

This kit is something special for someone special! If you aren’t sure what to choose and want to get a gift that has some variety, the Spa Therapy Kits are for you. Our favorite is the Sore Muscle Spa Therapy Kit which includes one 3 oz Sore Muscle therapeutic mineral bath salt, one 4 oz Sore Muscle massage oil, exfoliating hand scrubber and a Peppermint aromatherapy herbal soap. Makes an amazing gift for $18.60!

 

1. Foam Soap Value Set – Lemongrass

Our final favorite and number one recommended gift is the Foam Soap Value Set in Lemongrass. The crisp, clean aroma of lemongrass is an instant favorite, our top seller, and works for kitchen, bathroom, or really anywhere. The foam soap is thick enough to use for shaving, safe enough to wash your fruits and vegetables, gentle enough for all ages, skin types, and so versatile that you can also use it as an all-natural dog shampoo! The set includes one ready to use 8 oz foam soap pump and a 16 oz refill all for $18.15! Our favorite aroma is Lemongrass, but the set can also be purchased in all our other foam soap aromas as well.

 

Did we miss your favorite product on the list? Leave us a comment with what you think should be added and why!

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Mother’s Day Ideas

Mother’s Day Ideas

If, like me, you are procrastinating on choosing that perfect gift or planning a memorable excursion for the special Mom in your life, here are some fun facts and ideas to help motivate you!

Don’t forget, you can still get 20% off any gift set, free gift wrap and be entered into our drawing to win $50.00 of free Plantlife product.

To get the 20% discount on a Gift Set purchase, enter the coupon code MOM20 at checkout. Coupon is good until Saturday May 7th. For free gift wrap, check the gift wrap option at checkout. Please order by Friday April 29th for timely delivery.

 

Where Does Mother’s Day Come From?

Two prominent women played key roles in laying the groundwork for Mother’s Day in
the US.

The first, Julia Ward Howe called on mothers to essentially protest war and
celebrate “peace and motherhood” in 1870. Ms. Howe funded many celebratory events
and though the sentiment never gained the popularity she wished for, she did plant the
seed for the observance as we know it today.

Anna M Jarvis was the second woman to campaign for a nationally recognized holiday
after the death of her own beloved Mother. Due to her diligent campaign with her
Mother’s church, the first official Mother’s day took place on May 10th, 1908. In the
same year, U.S. Senator Elmer Burkett proposed making Mother’s Day a national holiday
at the request of the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA).

Anna Jarvis worked tirelessly to petition organizations to support her in obtaining
national recognition for Mother’s Day. Her hard work paid off as in 1914, President
Woodrow Wilson signed it into national observance declaring the second Sunday in May
as Mother’s Day.

Interestingly, Ms. Jarvis detested the commercialization of this special day and protested
its exploitation. Despite her protests, flower sales continued to grow. Ms. Jarvis passed
away broke, childless and blind. Ironically, the florist exchange paid for her care anonymously.

For more history and to see how other countries/cultures celebrate Mother’s Day read
here
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Did you Know?

  • – Mother’s Day is reportedly at $14 Billion dollar business.
  • – Retailers report it is the second highest gift giving day of the year behind Christmas.
  • – The majority of the 14 Billion dollars is spent eating out as restaurants report it is the
  • busiest day of the year.

 

 

Fun Activities

Looking for something exciting and different to do this Mother’s Day?

Skydiving – I know it’s a stretch, but maybe you’re mom is a lot more adventurous than
you think! Try www.dropzone.com

Brunch or Dinner Cruise – As anyone who has ever been to a restaurant on Mother’s
Day can tell you, it really is best to avoid them altogether. Why not break the mold with
a Brunch or Dinner Cruise. If you live close to a city that offers them, this might be the
perfect option! Try http://www.xperiencedays.com/

Picnic – This is a great idea for large families (especially if it’s a beautiful
day) as it tends to be cheaper and generally less crowded than a restaurant. Try
www.stateparks.com/usa.html or an area park or beach your family enjoys.

Take a Class – Spend quality time with your Mom in a learning environment! Try a
cooking, exercise, sailing or pottery class for a special treat that keeps giving! Visit  http://
www.xperiencedays.com/

Together Time – If your mom is athletic, why not sign up to participate in a local
marathon together. All that time together training for the big day is certain to create
lasting memories! Try http://www.marathonguide.com

Hot Air Baloon Ride – If you’re lucky enough to live near an area that offers hot
air balloon rides, (and your mom isn’t afraid of heights) this could potentially be an
incredibly memorable experience for you both. Try http://www.xperiencedays.com/

Hire a Maid – What Mom couldn’t use a break when it comes to household chores?
Consider hiring a monthly cleaning service to help her out. Check out http://
www.mollymaid.com/directory/maid-service/

Crafty tip – If you have the time (and patience), why not create a Mom book! Think of
all the time and effort she put into crafting your baby book, why not show her how much
you adore her by making a book (or scrapbook) full of your favorite memories of her
from childhood, adolescence and adulthood. Include lots of pictures!

Don’t forget to check Plantlife for special gifts!  www.plantlife.net

However you choose to celebrate, we hope you and your family have a wonderful
Mother’s day!

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Aid for Japan

Aid for Japan

Our hearts go out to the people of Japan. With the recent, tragic events which have devastated the very foundation of this beautiful country and people, it is heavy on our hearts and minds to do what we can to send aid.

Since 2002, Plantlife has been donating to various non-profit organizations. We have supported charities which fund women developing their own businesses and sent children to school in Africa (some are in college now!). We have given to other causes from Breast Cancer and Fibromyalgia research to organizations who have built homes for people in Haiti – to name a few. As a company, we have chosen not to market our charitable efforts because they are a part of Plantlife’s heart. We give because we want to, not to gain customers.

With grief and helplessness weighing on us, we have decided to change our way of thinking and invite you to participate in our efforts. We have chosen to publicly announce that 40% of all sales (not just profits) from our website www.plantlife.net will be donated to relief and restoration efforts in Japan. No special codes are needed. Any website order, big or small qualifies no restrictions. Ends April 13th, 2011

All monies raised will be donated to organizations that have low or no administrative costs so that the majority of funds will be distributed directly where they’re needed instead of to administrators. Haiti is an example of misappropriation of funds. Where did all of the money go that the world contributed? People are still living in tents and very little restoration has taken place in their county. But, that is a different story for another day.

Update:  Thanks to your generosity, we were able to raise $5,000.00 which was donated to Samaritan’s Purse (click here to read more).

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