Essential Oils…do they really work? {and a giveaway}

Do Essential Oils REALLY work? (NOT a bad link)I met Mary from The Encouraging Home last fall at a blogging conference. I knew her as a part of the community here at The Better Mom and recognized her name right away! It was so fun to capture a picture in real life!

Recently Mary emailed me and asked if I had ever tried essential oils. I actually have wanted to try essential oils for a long time, and had even purchased some, but I wasn’t confident in using them.

Mary sent me a few essential oils to try with her FREE handy dandy guide on how to use Essential Oils! (that was key for me right there…just tell me what to do! :)) With Mary’s free guide on oils, I started using them right away. My favorite thus far is the Lemon Oil. My whole family now puts a few drops in every glass of water we drink!

Here is a little bit about the Lemon oil:  Using this oil daily may help boost the immune system, bring the body into an alkaline state, and detox your body. Add a couple of drops in a glass jar with water to enjoy a refreshing, beneficial drink. Excellent for cleaning also.

I asked Mary to share her story with you today:

I started using essential oils in July 2011. Our health has greatly improved in so many ways. It is amazing to know that the life blood of the plants that God created is used to heal. Oils are referred to many, many times in the Bible. Frankincense was brought to Jesus and was more valuable than gold in ancient times. It is still considered to be one of the most valuable essential oils.

We have seen a big change in our health.  We use the oils daily to boost our immune system, help with colds and flu, fight infection, toothaches, headaches, bug bites, scrapes, cravings, cooking and cleaning. They are our new air fresheners and my perfume.

Another way the oils have blessed our lives is financially. It has provided me additional income through my blog to be able to pay for the oils we use for our family and  pay off debt, while helping others improve their health and income. I love to share about the ways the oils have helped us.  I also have lots of fun with my customers! We have an Oil of the Month Group, where we focus on one oil each month. 

I have a Free Guide on my blog to help educate about the oils, why I chose the high quality brand I did, and how to use 9 of the most popular oils, including the ones in the giveaway. I would love for you to join me there! 

Blessings, Mary

I am excited to be giving away 3 essential oils today! Read about the oils we are giving away and enter to win below!!

Do Essential Oils really work? {giveaway} (NOT a bad link)

A 5 ml Thieves, Purification, Lemon and Primary Usage Guide/Pocket Reference Guide.  Below is a little information about the oils we are giving away:

Thieves: Centuries old recipe and blend of oils that may boost the immune system, fight infection, colds, flu toothaches.. Rubbing on the feet daily or diffusing may help boost the immune system.

Purification: Blend of oils to dispel odors, keep the bugs away, may help with coughs. Rub on feet during the summer may help diminish bug bites, rubbing on chest may help with coughs and adding to a spray bottle will dispel odors and refresh furniture and carpets.

Lemon:  Using this oil daily may help boost the immune system, bring the body into an alkaline state, detox your body and assist in weight loss. Add a couple of drops in a glass jar with water to enjoy a refreshing, beneficial drink. Excellent for cleaning also.

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  1. Sherry F says

    I have been wanting to try oils, but have not known where to start…thank you for giveaway.

  2. Teresa W says

    My family diffuses Thieves anytime we hear of a virus going around at school, and I’m interested in finding out about what essential oil(s) to use to reduce allergy symptoms.I would love to win this giveaway!

  3. Angelene says

    I have been doing some simple research into EO’s lately- I would love the opportunity to try before I buy!

  4. Katie Haney says

    I have been hearing so much about essential oils but have never tried them. Thank you for explaining some of the benefits and for the opportunity to win some!

  5. Jessi says

    I have been wanting to try essential oils for a while now. Especially since I now use vinegar to clean with…so my house smells like a pickle factory. lol

  6. Bethany says

    I just took the plunge last week and purchased a couple to try!!! I’ve been thinking about it for awhile as well but finally got brave enough to try. Still waiting on my first ones to arrive so we can start using them. Would love a chance to win some more to get me started!!!!

  7. Heather McGriff says

    My only use of essential oil so far has been to scent my laundry and cleaners I make. I would love to start using them for other things though!

  8. Mward7777 says

    I have started moving to more natural products in our home and essential oils have always been on my list but like Ruth I did not know where to start.

  9. Alana says

    I have been looking into essential oils for a little while now. Very interested to get started but haven’t known where to begin.

  10. Linda says

    I would love to try the thieves oil because I think it can be used in DIY cleaners for the home. A plus is the essential oils guide as I am new to all of this. Thanks!

  11. Pamela says

    I have been seeing essential oils EVERYWHERE lately! I am interested in trying them to see if they work for my family!

  12. Cherie Harris says

    I have never tried essential oils and would love to win this chance to try them!! Thanks for the opportunity.

  13. says

    I am just beginning to learn about the benefits of Essential Oils for self care. I would love the opportunity to learn more and to use the oils that are in the giveaway.

  14. Sharmista says

    I use a few EO’s but I feel like I really haven’t tapped into their full potential. Would love to win these!

  15. Leslie B. says

    I use Peppermint, lemon, and evergreen to help lift my mood…not together though. If I have a better attitude my health is better. I’d love to win these esp Thieves.


  16. Rebekah says

    I have been investigating essential oils for a while now and am soaking up all the information I can get. Thanks for everything shared here and for the opportunity to win these oils! :)

  17. Kim says

    I love using essential oils in my homemade cleaners and sugar scrubs! Would love to learn more.

  18. Debra Tice says

    I just started using essential oils, I am trying them out on my sons that have lots of anxiety issues.

  19. Susan C. says

    LOVE Young Living Essential Oils! I can always use more Thieves and Lavender, and I have Purification on my list to get next–would love to win it! Thank you for the opportunity!

  20. says

    We are starting our journey with essential oils, I am loving it! They helped us so so much this winter when we were constantly sick. I dont think we would have made it without our Thieves and Breathe again oils!!

  21. Emily P says

    I am enjoying the essential oils I have and learning so many new uses for them. thank you!!

  22. Kristen says

    I have never tried essentials oils but have been thinking about them lately. I would love to win! Thanks for the guide!

  23. Genny says

    I am learning about EO and wanting to know and try more as I am so amazed with what I have tried so far.

  24. Tammy R. says

    I even have some essential oils but am unsure how to use them all! I would love to learn. I don’t have the ones you are giving away though so I’d love to try them!

  25. Audrey C says

    I have tried a few for colds/flu and our family loves them! I would really like to venture into new territory with essential oils and have been wanting to try lemon for awhile. Thanks for the chance to win some. =)

  26. Bel B says

    I just started hearing about essential oils recently. I love the idea that they are all natural and are derived from plants God created!

  27. says

    Have always been interested in using essential oils on a regular basis (right now I just use Lavendar in my baths and laundry). There is so much information out there though it is both conflicting and confusing! Also, how do I get my husband on board? :)

  28. Doina says

    This is a great giveaway. Thanks! These are oils I’ve never tried before so I would love to win this.

  29. Andy n Dawn Alexander says

    Like many here, I am so hungry to learn more and use them in my home. I have used the lemon and my husband and I used it in everything!

  30. PatriceK says

    I would love to win this! I am so wanting to try essential oils and this would be the perfect opportunity. Thanks for the offer!

  31. Lisa Dietrich says

    I’ve been using some essential oils for years. Tea Tree and Lavender and Eucalyptus, mostly. I’d love to win this to expand my knowledge and usage of essential oils!

  32. R G says

    Thank you for such a useful giveaway. This is an area where I really want to begin to educate myself and my children.

  33. Jessica A. says

    I would love to win this giveaway! I always wanted to try out essentials oils! Thanks for the chance!

  34. Ashley C says

    I’m just getting started with essential oils and I’m obsessed! I’m learning so much and helping my family :)


  35. Amy says

    My mother-in-law uses several Essential Oils in her life and I have been trying to learn a little more about their uses and benefits in my home. This would be a great way to start! Thanks so much!

  36. Christy D says

    I’m just learning the beauty of essential oils. I’ve always used them for natural “fragrance” but boy oh boy, the awesomeness of their power!

  37. Rebekah Ricci says

    I used essential oils years ago and would love to start using them again! Would love to win this to get me started again =)

  38. Kaylee says

    I have been doing my studying on oils, but still waiting to take the plunge and buy a starter kit. I would love, love the chance to win these! :) Thanks for the opportunity.

  39. Peggy says

    I do like the oils I have tried but they are pricey. Thank you for this opportunity to win. Blessings!

  40. Vera K says

    I’m so excited to learn more about essential oils. I just got 2 books in the mail today about them!

  41. Candy Priddy says

    Essential oils are very interesting to me, and I would love to using them and learning about their healing properties. I believe using natural products is the key to good health. Thanks for the opportunity.

  42. Jenny says

    I have been researching Young living oils, i heard an amazing testimony from a friend. This may be what I need to jump start! It stays on this busy mama’s to do list…….

  43. Tyra Whitlow says

    We love our YL oils here!! I just wish my budget for them was bigger. :-) What a great giveaway!

  44. Nicole M. says

    I too have been wanting to try out essential oils. Thanks for the giveaway and the nudge to check them out!

  45. Mindy R says

    I’ve just recently started experimenting with essential oils and love them! However, the price can be a deal breaker :(

  46. LoryAnn P says

    I just told my husband yesterday that I wanted to learn more about essential oils and start using them with our family. This would be a great way to get started.

  47. samantha s says

    I would love to get my hands on some good essential oils. It’s really good for me now that I’m pregnant.


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