I finally decided to subscribe to Plant Therapy’s Oil of the Month Club! I had gotten a few of the last month’s oils once they were revealed and I just decided it would be fun to get something new and exciting to try every month! Keep my Aromatherapy brain on its toes.
I’ll explain a little on how it works and then dive in to a new recipe for this month’s oil. I’ll be doing this at least once a month so if you are worried about figuring out how to use an oil once you get it, don’t be! I’ll be sharing how my family uses them and how to blend them to help you get started!
So basically, the Oil of the Month Club is a subscription to a new, never-sold-before oil. I think this is a little bit of product research for them, a way to get some fun, unique oils for us. They will add the more popular ones to their store (Spikenard, Fragonia, and Jack Pine were a few of the previous OOTM). Once a month, whenever you set up your delivery day, you’ll get a shipment with a new oil and an oil data sheet (and usually a fun sticker!). This oil data sheet is gold. Has all kinds of infomation about the plant/oil itself, plus suggested uses and blending options. So helpful if you don’t even know where to start. Plus, it’s adorable. I mean, honestly.
So, what’s the cost? Well, if you get it a la carte, it’s $20. Not bad. You do not know what size you are getting. Some months is 5 mL, this month it was 30 mL. But, if you subscribe for a monthly delivery, you get 25% off, so it’s only $15 a month! Plus, if you search around, there are usually several coupons floating around to help with that first month’s order. I found a coupon for $5 off a $10 order for my first month, so I got my first one for $10. And, of course, Plant Therapy has free shipping in the US. So, bonus!
Ok, so onto this month’s oil. Oh, you are going to love it.
The Oil of the Month for May is……………. Eucalyptus dives!!!
So, to be totally honest with you here (and since we’re friends, I can do that, right?), I was nervous about this one. I’m allergic to E. globulus (the one most people think of when you say “Eucalyptus”). Just a teeny whiff of it sends me into an asthmatic episode. It gives me hives. Etc, etc. You get it. It’s also just really strong. Which is great when you need some serious respiratory relief, but it’s pretty overwhelming for any other use.
But this little beauty. Oh man. It’s light, a little minty (The actual common name is “Eucalyptus Peppermint”). It has that clean scent going for it, a little medicinal, but not overpowering like E. globulus or even Tea Tree. It’s uses are very similar to Fragonia – good for blemishes, good for respiratory concerns. It also has some common attributes with E. globulus like it’s uplifting and good for tired feet.
The best part. Besides the fact that I don’t have to grab my inhaler after one whiff. The best part is that it is safe for kids! This is a GREAT oil to have on hand for colds, sinus infections, general sickies, allergies. Anything respiratory for sure, and since both Peppermint, E. globulus, and E. radiata (the other variety sold by Plant Therapy) are not safe for kids, this gives you the best of both worlds!
So, as promised, a recipe to use your new-found favorite. My head is swimming with them since I’ve been Eucalyptus-deprived for so long, so don’t be surprised if you see a few more from me this month!
Sniffle-Buster Inhaler Blend
Safe for kids, but use half the amount of drops
8 drops Eucalyptus Peppermint (Eucalyptus dives)
4 drops Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)
2 drops Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)
Optional: 2 drops Blue Tansy (Tanacetum annuum)
Add all the drops to the inhaler wick. Sniff as needed.
Smells AMAZING and will help clear up those sniffles! You can also use this as a master blend for a roller bottle, bath blend, steam, etc. Just make sure and follow appropriate safety and dilution recommendations. Comment and let me know if you get it and tell me if you love it as much as I do!