Now that the craziness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, let’s talk about what to buy your crunchy loved ones (or yourself) for whatever holiday you celebrate this year! Not everything will be on sale, but that’s not really the point of this post. It’s to find amazing crunchy gifts!
Stores will be listed by topic and alphabetically. For some stores, I will pick out a product or two that I think is amazing for one reason or another. Be sure to tell me if you think something should be listed here that isn’t already and I’ll consider adding it!
I’ll keep updating this gift buying guide, so keep coming back for more ideas as the holidays get closer.
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Shipping is still free on orders over $50 and a flat rate of $4.95 for orders under $50. Amrita also has some great deals on their clearance page that you won’t want to miss. All clearance items are 50% off.
As always, there is free standard shipping on orders over $35 being shipped within the United States. Almost all products are available in sample sizes and Appalachian Valley offers up to three of their 75¢ samples for free. Discount will be applied in the shopping cart.
Shopping Tip at Appalachian Valley: Create an account and sign in before shopping. By doing so, anything you put in your cart will be remembered when you return another time. You will also see more sizes available with pricing than before logging in.
Get free Shipping on orders over $49.99 through the end of the year.
Essential oils and aromatherapy products sold by a Registered Aromatherapist. Limited time holiday gifts are available through the month of December. Make sure you check out their specials page for some discounted items.
Get 20% off your entire order until December 17, 2015. Use coupon code snowflake (all lower case) in the Payment Details section of checkout.
Get 15% off Black Cumin CO2 – Organic, 15% off Cocao Absolute, and 15% off Coconut Pulp CO2 – Organic through December 15, 2015.
I have no idea what their essential oils are like, however, they do have a ton of raw materials for perfumers and formulators. I have heard good things about their simple lotion.
Get $5 off shipping charges through December 30, 2015 with code DECSHIP5 at checkout.
You’re sure to find something on your wishlist at the Big Savings on Top Gifts sale at Floracopeia including single essential oils, aromatherapy classes, palo santo wood chips, rosey hydrosol, essential oil collections, and more.
Some of the sales require a code at checkout and others are automatically applied in the cart. Look at product details to see what is required for each item.
Groupon always has a ton of deals on diffuser and other aromatherapy products. Although I can’t speak to the quality of the essential oils offered on Groupon (some of the companies I’ve never heard of), there is a huge diffuser selection.
Lots here for the essential oil lover. Don’t know what to chose? Take a look a the Samplers & Kits category for some great ideas.
My good friend, Hayna Weems is the owner of and creator at On Hand Lotions. She started out making solid lotion bars, and is constantly expanding her product line. She now carries aromatherapy roll-ons, sugar scrubs, and her most recent addition is a product called Glitter Beard! She uses organic ingredients whenever possible, often infuses her own oils from plants on her land, and puts a whole lot of love into everything she creates. (As an aside, I’m proud to say that I designed her website!)
This company is owned by Kurt Schnaubelt, author of The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils: The Science of Advanced Aromatherapy, Advanced Aromatherapy: The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, and Medical Aromatherapy: Healing with Essential Oils. He is a well respected member of the aromatherapy community and carries some rare essential oils that you’ll have trouble finding anywhere else.
Only two more days left in thee 25 Days of Christmas sale at Plant Therapy!
On Sunday 12/20/15 only, use all the coupon codes from the first 23 days of the sale. See a complete list of codes and instructions on the Plant Therapy website. Hint: Only one coupon can be used per transaction, so you will have to place multiple orders to get multiple discounts. All orders have free shipping.
Pompeii Organics has a nice selection of essential oils, hydrosols, and aromatherapy accessories. Many of their oils are organic and all have GC/MS reports available right in the product descriptions on the website.
Robin Kessler is my good friend and is an amazing aromatherapist. She offers aromatherapy consulting and custom blending and also provides telephone suppot. For a limited time she’s offering 50% off her initial in-person consult to Mary Moms readers until the end of 2015. Located in Princeton NJ, Robin offers local aromatherapy services as well as telephone consults. Marvy Moms readers get $15 off their initial telephone consultation with Robin through the end of 2015. She always has safety in mind and will do everything she can to help with your aromatherapy needs.
Rocky Mountain Oils and Native American Nutritionals has fully merged into the new brand of RMO. The recent launch of their new site was also the debut of their S.A.A.F.E. Promise. S.A.A.F.E. stands for Satisfaction Guarantee, Authentic, Analysis, Free of Adulterates, and Effective and Pure. In addition, they now stamp every bottle of essential oil with a batch number that you can enter on their website for a full GC/MS report.
Current deal at RMO:
- 10% Off the entire store
- Get the entire holiday kit for free with orders over $149
And, as always, there is free standard shipping within the United States.
Free Shipping on 12/18/15 and 25% off your entire purchase through the month of December! Use coupon code winter at checkout to receive 25% discount.
At Samara Botane, you’ll find essential oils, absolutes, CO2 extractions, extracts, alcohols, tinctures, concretes, floral waxes, oleoresins and essential oil collections, blends and synergies.
Scentsable Health is owned by Shannon Dennis, an aromatherapist and fellow graduate of Aromahead Institute. She makes custom blends, stock blends, aromatherapy products and also sells single essential oils from Aromatics International.
Another fellow Aromahead graduate, Registered Aromatherapist, Lola King, offers body butters and oils, facial care products, scrubs and soaks, and essential oils.
Stillpoint has a wide selection of essential oils, hydrosols, flower essences, resins, as well as carrier oils and lotions for use in aromatherapy.
Lots to order from this site, including essential oils from the French company, Florihana. Check their website for weekly deals.
Wingsets is owned by Ann McIntire Wooledge who is a nurse, aromatherapist, and soap maker. Fabulous aromatherapy blends, oils, soaps, and more! Get 20% off your order when you sign up for their newsletter. Free shipping on orders over $65.
Teri Leigh Baird is a certified aromatherapist and the genius behind the soaps and other aromatherapy products at Aroma Treats. My friend and fellow aromatherapist, Robin Kessler, uses Teri’s soap and says, “Her soaps are wonderful, makes my face feel soft and smooth. The soap is huge and lasts a very long time.”
Get $5 off your order of $35 or more with code GIVETHANKS at checkout. This is a nice source for Castile soap. Free Shipping for orders over $35.
Is a Kindle Fire crunchy? It is if you put all your Kindle books on it instead of buying the paper equivalents! The Kindle Fire HD6 Kids Edition is currently on sale for just $119.99 (down from $149.99). Amazon guarantees this to be kid-proof and if they do break it, Amazon will replace it with no questions asked! Grab one at this price while you can! Find apps and books for your toddler to put on their new Kindle Fire.
Now is the perfect time to join Amazon Prime! With a free 30-day trial you can get all of your holiday gifts shipped to you for free. Then listen to Amazon Music and watch videos on Amazon Instant Video for free on your new Kindle Fire (or computer or Apple or Android device).
Some print books that should be on every crunchy person’s list (or already in their library):
- Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals-, 2e by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young
- Clinical Aromatherapy: Essential Oils in Healthcare, 3e by Jane Buckle
- Complementary Nursing in End of Life Care – Integrative care in Palliative Care by Madeleine Kerkhof-Knapp Hayes: Great deal on this beautiful new book full of aromatherapy ideas that goes way beyond what the title would indicate. This book is on sale for $99 (from $119) until December 10th!
- Medical Herbalism: The Science and Practice of Herbal Medicine by David Hoffman
Kindle Books that I love:
- Backyard Medicine: Harvest and Make Your Own Herbal Remedies by Jolene Burton-Seal and Matthew Seal: I have the hardcover version of this book and today the Kindle version is only $1.99. There are monographs on 50 herbs as well as 120 recipes for remedies you can make yourself. Lots of beautiful pictures too. The print is super small in the print version, so I’ll be buying the Kindle version so that it will be easier to read. I downloaded a sample (some books don’t convert well) and it looks like they did a nice job converting it to digital format. And the print is bigger, so much easier to read! Plus I love the search function of digital books and it will fit nicely on my new Kindle Fire 7 that I got myself for Christmas.
Elizabeth Ashley, AKA: The Secret Healer, has written several specialized aromatherapy books. She gives you one for free and the rest are nicely priced.
- The Complete Guide To Clinical Aromatherapy and Essential Oils of The Physical Body: Essential Oils for Beginners
e-Books for $3.49 and under:
- Vetiver: An Ayurvedic Medicine: How To Meditate And Heal The Physical Body Using Medicinal Plants and Essential Oils For The Mind Body Spirit
- Essential Oils for The Mind Body Spirit: The Holistic Medicine of Clinical Aromatherapy
- 50 Easy Essential Oil Recipes for Skin Care Products for Dry Skin – Make Your Own Anti-Aging Moisturizers, Night Creams,: Professional Aromatherapy Skin
- 75 Quick and Easy Aromatherapy Christmas Gifts Ideas: Essential Oil Recipes For Handmade Personalised Gifts
- The Aromatherapy Eczema Treatment: The Professional Aromatherapist’s Guide to Healing Eczema, Itchy Skin Rashes and Atopic Dermatitis with Essential Oils and Holistic Medicine
- Sweet Basil – Ocimum basilicum- The Essential Oil of Empowerment: How To Heal The Mind Body Spirit With Medicinal Plants And Aromatherapy
This is a great online used bookstore and I’ve bought some great homeopathy, aromatherapy, and herbal medicine books from them.
Get 20% off your order and free shipping when you buy any 12 books. Believe me, this is easy to do at Thriftbooks. I got 10 books in my most recent order and only spent $56.14! Use code READMORE at checkout.
Hydrosols are becoming more and more popular in the aromatherapy world. There are some great books on them and The East-West School for Herbal & Aromatic Studies is the process of developing an online course to provide an even more rich learning experience.
If you don’t already know, hydrosols are the coproduct of essential oil distillation. When plant material is steam distilled it separates out into an essential oil and water soluble parts that are then divided from each other and used for many purposes. You may have seen rose water on the grocery store shelves. This is the perfect example of a commonly used hydrosol. Hydrosols have a different chemical makeup that essential oils, and have many therapeutic benefits. Hydrosols are a more gentle approach for use with children and infants than their essential oil counterparts.
Pre-registration for Hydrosols Online Certification Program with Cathy Skipper is currently available. Pay just $150 (price goes up to $225 after pre-registration is over)
Core topics in the class include:
- The history of hydrosols
- Techniques of producing hydrosols
- Biochemistry of hydrosols
- Info about using different hydrosols: Learn how to use hydrosols in creams/lotions, clay packs, gels, etc.
- Hydrosols in cosmetics, cooking, therapy and for animals
- Hydrosols combined with tinctures, hydrosols combined or made with flower essences
- Dosages and Administration
- Energetic qualities
- Monographs on a variety of common and uncommon hydrosols
This is the perfect gift for any aromatherapist or aromatherapy enthusiast! Several aromatherapists that I know are signing up for this course, including me!
I recently wrote about my experience with Reiki Level I, II and Master Certification at Udemy. Take a look around Udemy and find something you’ve always wanted to learn about.
Get 20% off all WHP Be Gone products for the month of December. In addition, all homeopathic kits are 10% off until December 16th. No coupon code is needed and discount is applied in the shopping cart. Free shipping on orders over $25.
Leandra Sweet is a true artist and makes amazing wooden playable art (toys) that any kid will be sure to love. I’m proud to say that I also designed her blog, The Whimsical Sweet, where she features handmade artisans from around the United States.
My son loves our nativity set handpainted by Leandra so we just leave it out all year for him to play with it. She’s also made a wooden peg doll to look like my son and can do custom sets of your whole family. She can paint anything or anyone into a peg doll or wooden toy!
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I wrote about my experience with watching this series when they released the new version back in October. This would make a great gift for yourself or a loved one this holiday season!
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Happy Crunchy Holiday Shopping!