This is the time of year when we run out of almost everything and are frantically restocking.
Back in stock, our basic array of Lavender Essential Oils, Lavandula angustifolia, organically produced from Bulgaria (the 2015 harvest), France and England. Because it will be several months before our French and English producers are ready to ship, we restocked the 2014 distillations of these two. Also back in stock, from our Australian producers, pain relieving Kunzea, powerfully germkilling Lemon Myrtle, fragrant Rosalina (reminscent of Rosewood oil), Australian Sandalwood (back after a long period), Fragonia™ (Christi’s favorite), Lemon Eucalyptus ... I forget what else. From the producer of our Bulgarian CO2 extracts, more Linden and Rosa Alba CO2. From South Africa — Eucalyptus Smithii, and more Vanilla Bean Infusion and Coffee Blossom Infusion. Wonderful alone, or as a base for exotic perfumes. From Morocco — this year’s distillation of Neroli Hydrosol. From France, Clementine Petitgrain, perhaps the most delightful “leaf oil” ever distilled, and anti-aging Cistus Hydrosol, from the producer of our Spanish Cistus oil. From Canada, cold-pressed Cranberry Seed Oil. From our Indian producer, more Blue Lotus Absolute, and deep, earthy Indian Vetiver.
SPECIALS and SALES
On Labor Day weekend, from 12:01 am central time Saturday, September 5, through 11:59 pm Monday, September 7th, we will offer FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING on orders of $50 or greater, not including bulk oils. We reserve the option to select the method of shipping, but, as always, the vast majority of orders will ship via USPS Priority. (People keep asking for free shipping, without realizing that one way or another the cost of shipping is going to be included in your order cost, either by increased prices or decreased quality. But, this weekend, we will try it.) ENTER the discount code SHIPFREE in the discount box at checkout.
20% on the 20th
This month help us celebrate our 20th year online by saving 20% on retail sizes of essential oils, absolutes, and CO2 extracts starting with the letters R, and S–T. Roses, Sandalwoods, Thyme, Tea Tree, Turmeric ... simply enter the discount code Sept20, on that date only at checkout, to see your discount applied. (Valid midnight–11:59 p.m. central time. As usual, bulk sizes, kits, and samplers aren’t included in this sale.)
We are on waiting lists for so many oils as they are produced. Blue Tansy. Cape Chamomile IF the crop makes. And Helichrysum. We have wonderful news ... For the past several years we have had one source for our Corsican Helichrysum. And we were severely limited in how much we could import. This past winter we found another source, an old, trusted supplier who shared some with us. Most of you have experienced this newer oil, Helichryum italicum (Roth) G. Don, if you have purchased our batch number B490061. A bit deeper and earthier aromatically than our traditional offering, and with a superb GC and superb healing activities. The BAD news ... neither is here yet. The GOOD NEWS ... this year we were allowed to import 1/3 more of our traditional Helichrysum var serotinum, and almost twice that amount of our newer Helichryum italicum (Roth) G. Don. We don’t yet know the pricing. We don’t know the arrival date, but I do expect both oils in stock by the end of this month. For the first time in three years we will be able to offer it in bulk, and in wholesale, not having to limit this healing oil to 5 mls per client. We are rejoicing!
Sharing Forward: Charity of the Quarter
We continue to support Midwives on Missions of Service. Trish Ross and Christi McManus and their team are preparing for another trip Sierra Leone as I type. This quarter we are doing something differently. Because our offer to match your donations for the Nepal disaster relief was so successful, rather than giving a set percentage of our sales, we are going to base our support for MOMS on YOUR support for them. That’s right. We will match every donation you make via our shopping cart.