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Relieve: Natural Pain Therapy using Arnica

Relieve: Natural Pain Therapy using Arnica

Aches? Pains? Have we got a product for you! Introducing Relieve; a new all natural pain management line that is specially formulated using Arnica Montana and Essential Oils to target issues like muscle and joint pain, muscle strain, swelling, muscle stiffness, and bruising. Relieve is chemical free, non-greasy, and long lasting. It deeply penetrates and quickly absorbs to provide effective, fast relief.

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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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We Love Chamomile!

We Love Chamomile!

It may look like a daisy, but don’t be confused! This little beauty makes a great essential oil! Chamomile, a flower that can grow up to one foot in height, has been used in aromatherapy for its benefits through inhalation, consumption, and in topical applications.

Chamomile has been said to be helpful for skin issues such as eczema and irritated skin because of its natural anti-inflammatory properties. It is used in a wide variety of skin applications for all sorts of issues. For internal use Chamomile, often used as a tea, has been said to promote rest and relaxation and as an aide for upset stomachs.

Do you love Chamomile? Check out these related products by Plantlife Natural Body Care:

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Chamomile Essential Oil
Chamomile Aromatherapy Soap
Chamomile Aromatherapy Soap

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please Note: This information is for educational purposes only; it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. Never use undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin, always perform a small patch test with the diluted essential oil to an insensitive part of the skin.

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We Love Rosemary!

We Love Rosemary!

A lot of folklore and tradition surround Rosemary. It has been used to predict the future, determine one’s true love, used as a symbol of loyalty, and as a sign of remembrance. In old times, the bride would wear a wreath of Rosemary on her head while the groom kept a sprig in his pocket as a sign of love. Bundles of Rosemary were also given as weddings presents. Today, Rosemary is typically used in culinary. Sure you’ve tasted it lots of times as it’s a common herb used in cooking, but why use Rosemary essential oil? Keep reading and find out why we love Rosemary!

The latin name for Rosemary is Rosmarinus Officinalis. The first word, Rosmarinus, means dew of the sea. Rosemary received that name for being able to survive on just the incoming water on the air from the sea. It is a tough plant that survives with very little water. The second word, Officinalis, means used officially in medicine.

Rosemary has been said to be helpful in improving memory. In a study in 2003, this oil was said to have a significant improvement on working memory and attention span, while helping to keep the mind alert when inhaled. It also naturally contains antioxidants like Carnosic acid and Rosmarinic acid which can help aid in protecting the skin from free radicals and UV damage. Another natural compound in Rosemary is Caffeic acid which has shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. Ursolic acid, also present in Rosemary, is a natural compound shown to aid in decreasing white fat obesity and may be a potential cardioprotective compound. This acid is also present in foods such as apples, cranberries, and prunes. Another noteworthy compound present in Rosemary is Betulinic acid which has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and anti-malarial properties.

Along with these amazing natural properties, Rosemary has also been said to help in hair care. It can help stimulate hair follicles to increase hair growth, helping hair to grow stronger and longer. Rosemary is also said to aid in preventing dandruff and help flaky, dry scalp, especially when combined with Tea Tree oil. It’s antiseptic and antimicrobial properties may also benefit such conditions as eczema and acne while helping to tone skin, creating a healthier appearance.

Need some tips for using Rosemary essential oil? Try adding it to a carrier oil and doing hair treatments or dilute with your favorite carrier oil and use as a moisturizer! Check out our Natural Recipes section for more information, recipes, and tips to get started using essential oils.

Do you love Rosemary but don’t use essential oils? Try out our Rosemary Tea Tree aromatherapy herbal soap!

 

 

Please Note: This information is for educational purposes only; it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. Never use undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin, always perform a small patch test with the diluted essential oil to an insensitive part of the skin.

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We Love Peppermint!

We Love Peppermint!

PeppermintCultivated worldwide, this perennial herb has been used in areas such as Europe and Asia for centuries. In Egypt, it has been discovered in tombs dating back to 1000 BC. Peppermint’s popularity in industries such as culinary and cosmetics have soared due to its compellingly fresh, minty aroma and flavor. With so many essential oils to choose from, it may be hard to decide which one is a must-have for your home, but Peppermint is definitely on our list and here’s why!

Steam distilled from the leaves of the Mentha x piperita, Peppermint’s aroma is minty and herbaceous. When applied to the skin, it creates a cooling effect. This is due to a naturally occurring compound in Peppermint called menthol which affects certain cold-sensitive nerve receptors in the skin and tissues. Because of this cooling property, menthol has been used to help ease minor sore throats, minor muscle aches and pains, muscle cramps, indigestion, arthritis, itching, and as a decongestant.

 

Peppermint’s natural properties have also been shown to be an anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, viricide, anti-bacterial and an insect-repellent. In a double-blind, placebo controlled study in 2007, peppermint oil, when taken in enteric-coated capsules, was shown to help improve symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Another study in 2011 again resulted in evidence suggesting that peppermint oil was helpful for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. However, when taken in too large amount peppermint oil may cause heartburn. It has also been shown to help relieve headaches when used diluted and applied to the hairline and neck.

Can’t wait to try Peppermint essential oil yourself? Get it now at www.plantlife.net and try out on such recipes such as a room spray (helps repel spiders! Recipe below) or in a diffuser to help create a cooling atmosphere!

Love peppermint but don’t want to use the essential oil? Check out these other products that use peppermint essential oil:

 

Spider Repellent:

Create your own room spray to help repel spiders and create a cool environment in your home! Combine 5 to 10 drops of Peppermint essential oil with distilled water in a spray bottle. Spray in corners or in areas spiders are likely to make a home. Spray as needed.

 

 

Please Note: This information is for educational purposes only; it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. Never use undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin, always perform a small patch test with the diluted essential oil to an insensitive part of the skin.

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We Love Lemongrass!

We Love Lemongrass!

 

Native to Asia and India, Lemongrass has become popular in many different industries from culinary to medicine to skin care and cosmetics. Here at Plantlife, it is one of our staples! We love Lemongrass and we think you should too!

Latin name Cymbopogon Flexuosus, this perennial grass has been long praised for its light and refreshing citrus aroma. Largely grown in India, Lemongrass is steam distilled from the freshly cut leaves. After distillation, the grass is used to feed local cattle. The resulting oil from the distillation process is a yellow, amber color with a lemony, herbaceous, citrusy aroma with earthy undertones.

lemongrassBut there is more to Lemongrass than just a pretty smell! In a recent 2012 study by the University Of Northampton, UK, Lemongrass essential oil tested the most effective against Staphylococcus out of a test of five different essential oils including Grapefruit, Bergamot, Lemon, and Lime. Lemongrass has also been said to be an antidepressant, antimicrobial, astringent, sedative, fungicidal, and a bactericidal. It has been used to aid with muscular pain, fevers, headaches, exhaustion, cellulite and to promote good digestion.

Now that you’ve learned a little about Lemongrass, are you ready to try it out?! Here are a few simple recipes you can try to get started using Lemongrass
essential oil.

Healing Skin Tonic – A healing recipe for troubled skin, aftershave, or hand sanitizer.

Carpet Freshener – Keep your house smelling uplifting and your carpets refreshed by using Lemongrass

Stinky Feet – Try diluted Lemongrass on your stinky feet, recommended by Dr. Michael Roizen. Dilute with a carrier oil like Sweet Almond, Grapeseed, or Apricot Kernel oil.

Try using Lemongrass with some of these suggestions by Dr. Oz!

You can also use Lemongrass essential oil in unscented products like carrier oils, Plantlife’s unscented bath salt, or unscented massage oil!

Not into making your own products? We’ve got you covered. Check out the variety of Plantlife products using Lemongrass! We recommend the Lemongrass Aromatherapy Herbal Soap, Lemongrass Foam Soap, and the Lemongrass Body Lotion. Try it out and tell us how you feel about Lemongrass!

 

 

Please Note: This information is for educational purposes only; it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. Never use undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin, always perform a small patch test with the diluted essential oil to an insensitive part of the skin.

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(NEW!) Skin Bars: For Face and Body

(NEW!) Skin Bars: For Face and Body

Promote healthy skin with our new face and body soaps: Skin Bars! Now available on our website in three different types: Argan, Apricot Oatmeal, and Jojoba Rosehip! Made with rich plant oils and essential oils, these soaps are packed full of the antioxidants and vitamins that your skin needs (and craves!) to stay healthy and beautiful. Wondering what these soaps do for your skin? Here’s a quick breakdown of why these soaps will help moisturize, renew, and keep your skin healthy!

 

ARGAN

Argan Skin BarPerhaps you have heard about the amazing oil that is Argan! Often referred to as “Nature’s miracle oil,” Argan is abundant in essential vitamins, fatty acids, and natural antioxidants necessary for the skin’s health. Our Argan Skin Bar harnesses Argan’s natural power to aid in reducing fine lines, smooth rough skin, and increase collagen while protecting, softening, and revitalizing skin’s elasticity. Combined with essential oils and other nutrient rich oils such as coconut and olive, this incredible soap produces a soft and thick lather with a light, refreshing citrus aroma.

Don’t know about Argan? Watch this video to learn more about the miracle oil!

 

 

 

APRICOT OATMEAL

Apricot Oatmeal Skin BarFor this soap, we’ve combined finely ground oatmeal to exfoliate and sooth problem skin with Apricot Kernal oil that is rich in essential vitamins, fatty acids and natural antioxidants to improve overall complexion, restore a normal pH balance, and promote cell regeneration. For an added boost, we’ve infused the Apricot Oatmeal Skin Bar with carrot oil (which is full of antioxidants and vitamins) to aid in removing toxins, sooth dry and problem skin, protect against free radicals, and help skin look refreshed! A light aroma and a creamy lather make this a powerful soap for any skin!

 

JOJOBA ROSEHIP

Jojoba Rosehip Skin BarWe could write pages and pages about the many (MANY) benefits of Jojoba and Rosehip oils. Jojoba oil closely resembles our skin’s own sebum, making it easily absorbed and helps keep skin supple, resilient and smooth. Jojoba contains tons of essential vitamins, fatty acids, and antioxidants that promote, restore, and maintain healthy and vibrant skin. Rosehip oil is added into the formula because it is a wonderful hydrator and easily penetrates dry or damaged skin to help it absorb all the vitamins and antioxidants it contains. Both this oils combine in the luxurious Jojoba Rosehip Skin Bar to make it ultra-moisturizing with a thick, silky lather and a light floral aroma.

 

 

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Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

Father'sDay2013_BlogPicWith Father’s day coming up soon, have you thought about how to spoil your dad? Stuck on what to get him that perfectly encapsulates your thanks? Look no further! We have put together a special gift that will make any man in your life happy! The Father’s Day 4 Pack is a gift set of 4 soaps (Sandalwood, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, and Comfrey Root) with aromas perfect for men. You may be asking why these soaps? Let’s talk a little more about why whomever you are buying for this Father’s Day will love the Father’s Day 4 Pack!

Sandalwood is a distinct woody and bright aroma, used in many men’s colognes on the market today. Not only does this soap have a long lasting aroma that lingers on the body after a shower, Sandalwood is also a great soap for skin and can help improve overall appearance by gentle exfoliation.

After a hard day at work or the gym or maybe he just needs a little boost to wake up in the morning, Peppermint is a refreshing soap that creates a cooling and tingly feeling all over. The cooling sensation created by Peppermint helps soothe muscles and enhance alertness and memory.

The natural properties of Eucalyptus make this soap wonderful for preventing body odor as it is a natural deodorizer. The camphorous aroma also helps as a decongestant and can assist in repelling insects.

Comfrey Root has been used for ages by Indians as it has naturally healing  properties. With Aloe added, Comfrey Root makes a wonderful soap with a perfect lather for shaving. The aroma is light and does not overpower when applied on the face.

 

The Father’s Day 4 Pack is available now for a limited time on our website, www.plantlife.net. Have any questions or comments? Let us know by commenting below. To all fathers, grandpas, new dads and future dads, Plantlife wishes you a very Happy Father’s Day!

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