Tuesday, April 14, 2015

DoTerra Giveaway

I have slowly been entering into the world of essential oils, and so far I love it!  I started out with the doTERRA intro kit (a gift from Conor at Christmas) and have been trying to learn as much as I can since then.  Quite a few of my friends use essential oils, so I've been able to sample (or at least smell) quite a few different oils as well as pick their brains on how to use them.  That probably been the most difficult & intimidating part... figuring out how to use them & gain their full benefits!

Thanks to Elise, I started following Hollystic Oils on Instagram!  She is amazing!!!  She frequently posts about different ways to use oils; plus she's always offering awesome deals.  Each one of her posts seriously makes me want ALL THE OILS!!!  Holly was sweet enough to send me quite a few samples to try out in my diffuser as well as a rollerball to help Liam (and me) sleep!  I have been in essential oil bliss since my box of goodies arrived!

Here are some of the combinations she told me to try:
(for my petal diffuser I use 4-6 drops)


3 drops Serenity & 2 drops Wild Orange - Sleepy Time

3 drops Citrus Bliss & 2 drops Cypress - Woodsy Bliss

2 drops Frankincense, 2 drops Balance, & 2 drops Elevation - Stress Buster

3 drops On Guard, 2 drops Lemon, & 1 drops Oregano - Immunity Boost

2 drops Grapefruit & 2 drops Wild Orange - Mood Lifter

2 drops Elevation, 2 drops Wild Orange, & 2 drops Grapefruit - Citrus Burst

2 drops Cypress & 2 drops Cedarwood - PNW scent

2 drops Serenity & 2 drops Cedarwood - Nighty Night

2 drops Serenity & 2 drops Balance - Mood Balancing

I haven't tried all these combos yet, but I will say I am particular into Sleepy Time!  I love using my diffuser at night.  I put it on my nightstand, and the nice hum of the diffuser plus the (now) familiar smells help me relax before bed.  I also like using our diffuser when I want to freshen the air (especially in the kitchen) or add some mood lifters (when I have a bunch of crazy toddlers running around).

Now having just shared all that fun stuff about diffusing, I will say that using essential oils topically seems to have a far greater impact.  I am obsessed with rollerballs!  Liam uses one every nap time & nighttime before bed; it has simply become part of our routine.  Again I think the familiar scents help calm him and let him know it's time to wind down and sleep.  I also have a rollerball of just peppermint that I use when I feel a headache coming on; this has been a game changer.  I put a little on my temples and the back of my neck.  Typically I feel relief rather quickly unless it's a nasty headache!  I can't wait to start putting some other blends together for everyday use.

This is only a brief glimpse into the the wonderful world of oils!  Hopefully as I learn & use more, I will share more.  Here are a few of my favorites: Balance, Citrus Bliss, Elevation, & Serenity.  And now luckily for all of you, Holly is giving away the doTERRA intro kit as well as a bottle of fractionated coconut oil (for topical use as well as rollerballs, yay)!  Enter through the rafflecopter below.  A winner will be chosen on Saturday!  Good luck friends! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway 

And now that I'm diving more into essential oils, 
please share you favorite ways to use them!
And don't forget to follow hollystic oils on Instagram!!!

34 comments :

  1. What a great giveaway! I have read so much (and researched a little) about oils...I would love to try some!

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  2. This is an amazing giveaweay. I've been intrigued by oils for awhile now, but haven't quite dipped my toe in the waters yet. My yoga instructor gave us a sample of the Breathe oil in class and it was amazing.

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  3. Such a fabulous giveaway! I love essential oils...I've only barely gotten my feet wet because I know once I'm in, I'll be so far in it'll be ridiculous. ha!

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  4. Ive always wanted to try oils but found it intimadating so if i win itll give me a boost !

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  5. I'd love to try some! All your combos sound amazing!

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  6. I've really been debating getting into essential oils. I want to but, like you, I feel a little intimidated by them. Once you get them in the diffuser how do you change to something new? Do you have to wait until it's all gone? Take it out? I know nothing. ha.

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  7. Ahahaha YESSS!!! That's the problem....it's like. Wait. Can I have ALL OF THE OILS?! :) Love it so much. Got mine packed and ready to go in the hospital bag! WOOHOO! xx

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  8. I've heard so many great things about EO, I love the idea of a natural alternative (especially for little ones) and a diffuser. Definitely share the more you learn/try..!!

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  9. I've been wanting to try a diffuser so badly! Right now, my favorite ways to use essential oils is to rub them behind my neck for stress relief and dropping a few drops of Eucalyptus oil into the shower while the steam rises because it makes the whole bathroom smell amazing and it clears my sinuses right up! I find them all super relaxing.

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  10. yay, I love oils! Thank you for such a great giveaway :)
    Xo
    Candace
    Lovely Little Rants

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  11. i need to do some research on essential oils, i've heard so many good things!

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  12. Thanks for doing this giveaway! These oils sound so awesome!!!!

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  13. I would love to learn more about essential oils and would love the intro set!!!

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  14. I love essential oils!! I have yet to try DoTerra though! (:

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  15. I love the few essential oils I have! I should definitely try a rollerball!

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  16. What a great review! I recently started following Holly and she is great! She sent me a couple samples to help with my seasonal allergies and sleepytime for my son, to name a few. I would LOVE to win this as I am just starting to use EO's.

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  17. Would love to try these out! Such a generous giveaway! -- janelle

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  18. I just started getting into oils as I have made a new healthy lifestyle change after having a baby. I started a more natural approach before medicine. Loving oils so far!

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  19. This is an AMAZING giveaway! I recently ordered oils of my own and went to a blend making party! My allergies disappear as soon as I rub the allergy bomb on my spine! They are incredible!

    P.S. I love the name of your blog! I have been pondering the idea of starting a blog of my own, but choosing a name has put a stop to that idea. Yours is simple, cute and catchy! Definitely one I will not forget!

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    1. A blend making party?! That sounds amazing! And I'm glad to hear you like the name. I'm actually considering rebranding my blog (since it's not just pregnancy related anymore) because I wasn't really liking the name anymore, ha!

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  20. Such a great giveaway! I have the intro kit as well and love it! I'd love to get more and some coconut oil since we are almost out!

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  21. What a great giveaway! would
    Love to replace a few I've already ran out of!

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  22. What an amazing giveaway! I've been trying to get into using essential oils in my everyday life as well. I really love learning about all the different oils and blends and all the benefits! Would love to win and start building my collection of oils! I can tell this is going to be a bit of an obsession! Lol

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  23. This is a great giveaway. I would love to try these.

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  24. Love this and great giveaway! I really want to get a diffuser for our bedroom.

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  25. I'm starting to experiment with making some DIY creams - having an essential oil would make it so nice!

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  26. I know very little about essential oils. I'm so curious though and would love to try them!

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  27. I recently bought the family physicians kit and a diffuser. I haven't gotten a chance to break out the diffuser yet, but I can't wait to! Thanks for sharing some ideas!

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  28. I love EOs, this is such a fun giveaway!

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  29. Love everything that I am learning about the wonderful oil!! I'm just getting my feet wet also but have already learned some great things. This is an awesome give away!

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