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I’m fairly new to the essential oil scene, and if I’m being completely honest for the longest time I didn’t understand how they could be useful. Sure, I’ve read that scent is the most powerful connection to memory, and heard that lavender is supposed to produce a calming effect in the brain, but every time I had used lavender I got a massive headache. I just assumed essential oils weren’t for me, and never bought another one.
When I started EMDR therapy, my therapist suggested we use an essential oil to help me relax following the more intense sessions. We would pair the oil with my calm place meditation, and ultimately that should create perfect relaxation. Anytime I smelled the essential oil, the idea was it would help transport me straight to my calm place: a beautiful wooded area with a river flowing through it.
But, I knew the oil I chose needed to be perfect for that scene, and after sniffing my fair share of oils, we landed on eucalyptus. I love that scent, and quickly realized maybe I’d grown into loving essential oils. Of course, since discovering my love for essential oils I had a problem. I couldn’t seem to find good smelling oils for a good price, and I didn’t feel like breaking the bank for the sake of relaxation.
But, I think I might have discovered the perfect compromise: Plant Therapy.
Plant Therapy is a company based out of Twin Falls, ID, that was founded in 2011 and strives to make the most affordable and highest quality essential oils on the market. They work with a world renowned essential oil expert Robert Tisserand to ensure that every oil is 100% pure, natural, and meets strict quality standards. It’s a process they are proud to have, and one that helps you feel better that you’re getting the best oil every time you purchase a bottle.
I think their president says it best: “Our ultimate goal is not to be the largest essential oil company; it is to positively impact the lives of as many people as possible.”
Plant Therapy is also proud to offer an expansive selection of USDA Certified Organic essential oils and the first-ever line created specifically with kids in mind, KidSafe. Each oil also has a description of the product, how to use it, the test reports and disclaimers so you feel the confident about their products.
Thanks to the wonderful people at Plant Therapy, I got to test out two of my favorite scents, Spearmint and Eucalyptus, and I’m excited to share my experience with you. When testing these scents out I used three methods: sniffing the scent directly from the bottle, putting it on a cotton ball and leaving it in my car, and using my essential oil diffuser.
Spearmint (Mentha spicata, 10 mL)
This oil is amazing, and it’s got a great, strong smell. Usually when I find spearmint, it’s a fainter smell and super expensive, but this one is great. While the sample I have is not organic, Plant Therapy also has this in organic. It’s also a part of their KidSafe line when you dilute it with water.
Obviously the scent was strong in the bottle, but I was surprised how well it diffused in my car simply by being on a cotton ball. I typically leave a little cotton ball in my car with essential oil because after a stressful day of work, it’s nice to hop in your car for a little aromatherapy. It didn’t last very long, no more than a day or two, but it worked really well for the time it lasted. I noticed the warmer the day, the better it diffused and I was fortunate to get a couple warm days to test this out. I think ideally, if I had done it on an even warmer day, it would have lasted longer or even been a stronger scent.
I also have a small little battery powered diffuser that I would use about 30 minutes at a time. For the sake of testing, I used it three times on three separate days, using the same pad each time. Again, I was impressed with how long it lasted! In the past, the scent would fade after one use, but with Plant Therapy, I could get almost three full uses out of the pad before I felt like I needed to change it for a stronger scent.
This is a scent that definitely helps soothe your stress away, and is especially useful when it seems like your normal caffeine therapy isn’t working. On top of how I used the oils, the bottle suggests using it in a hot bath to help headaches, stress and tension, while also being a great way to relieve nausea. You can also get a diluted roll-on version of this essential oil that allows you to apply the oil directly to your skin in the areas you need it most.
Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus Globulus, 10 mL)
This scent is by far my favorite, and Plant Therapy absolutely nailed it. They have several different types of eucalyptus essential oils, but mine was the globulus. This scent is the one that I use for my calm place meditation, and it’s been the one I use when traveling to help reduce my anxiety.
This scent has held up tremendously in my car, in fact it lasted about 2-3 days before it finally faded in scent. In the past when I’d go to therapy and we’d use the calm place meditation, I would always leave the cotton ball in my car and it would be gone after a day, but Plant Therapy’s last much longer than that.
When I put it in my little portable diffuser, I felt as if the scent didn’t carry as long as the spearmint did, but that could be an issue with my diffuser and not the oil itself. It still made it through about two uses in the diffuser before I felt it needed to be replenished. Of course, eucalyptus in my opinion is a much fainter scent than spearmint anyways, so it really doesn’t surprise me that it had a smaller scent life in open air versus the car.
While this scent may not be the one that melts away everyone’s anxiety, this one by far is my go to oil for a stressful day. I literally could smell it forever, and it’s one of those scents that I just find makes me smile.
For a while I had been using the Bath & Body Works Stress Relief spray that is a eucalyptus and spearmint combination. I spray it on my pillow in the evenings for a little extra relaxation before bed. While I love that scent, I personally feel like if I could spray both of the Plant Therapy essential oils on my pillow instead I’d be much, much happier. Perhaps a little mad scientist concoction is in order!
So, the bottom line is: Plant Therapy is the real deal. The scents are strong, their product is affordable and the company is extremely customer oriented. If you ever have questions about the best oil to use, or how to use it, they’ll put you in touch with a certified aromatherapy specialist to answer all your questions.
The greatest part of Plant Therapy is probably their ability to make you feel like the only customer they’ll ever have, all while delivering a great product at a great price. If you’re interested in picking up the oils I tested for yourself, you can find those links below:
The spearmint essential oil is $7.95 for a 10 mL bottle, and you can purchase it by clicking here! The eucalyptus globulus essential oil is $6.95 for a 10 mL bottle, and you can purchase it by clicking here!
Thank you again to Plant Therapy for allowing us
to test their product and write a review!
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