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

Do Essential Oils REALLY work? ~www.thebettermom.com (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} ~www.thebettermom.com (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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  • darla

    I have been wanting to try some essential oils. Thanks for the chance!

  • Sherry F

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

  • Teresa W

    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!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kristinannesmith Kristin Anne Smith

    Thanks for the chance to try some essential oils!!

  • Tomi

    Thanks for the info, a great place to start!

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    I’ve been wanting to try some essential oils, thanks for the chance to win some!

  • Angelene

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

  • Tara

    I would love to try essential oils!

  • http://www.facebook.com/khris.newellkirk Khris Newell Kirk

    I have just been recently researching essential oils. Would love to win some to try!

  • Katie Haney

    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!

  • Jessi

    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

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    i would love to learn more about oils is there anything to elevate moods? Been a little depressed lately?

  • Megan

    I am so excited about this giveaway!

  • http://www.facebook.com/stevenikifrench SteveandNiki French

    I love essential oils. We have used lavender, peppermint, and lemon. Love them. Want to try more. And more. And more…:)

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    I’ve just started using essential oils and so far am really liking the results. Definitely interested in learning more!

  • Bethany

    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!!!!

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    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!

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    Wow – would like to try the lemon!

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    Awesome giveaway!

  • Alison

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  • Mward7777

    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.

  • Michelle U

    I love essential oils!

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

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    I enjoyed this blog post and I love the free guide to essential oils! Yay!

  • Lisa E.

    I have heard so many good things about essential oils! I would love to try them! Thanks!

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  • Cherie Harris

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

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    I’ve started using EOs and love them. I’m seeing all kinds of benefits. Looking to add more to my arsenal. Thanks!

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    I have never tired essential oils before but would love the oppertunity. Thanks so much!

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    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.

  • Sharmista

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    I am so intrigued by essential oils and would love to try them!

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    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.

    Leslie

  • Debbie Thomas

    have heard alot about these unsure if they really work

  • Rebekah

    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! :)

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    Essential oils are amazing!

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    I am hoping essential oils are the answer for my severe acne.

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    I’ve just started using essential oils and would love to be able to try more.

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    I would love to try essential oils. I have never tried.

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    I’ve just begun using essential oils and would love to learn more about their proper usage.

  • Bethany Smith

    I have always wanted to try essential oils :)

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    Awesome! I love using peppermint and tea tree, I’ve never really used any others.

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    Thank you for this great info on essential oils. I am so interested in trying them.

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    I love essential oils!!

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    This is wonderful…. I love essential oils!

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    what a fantastic review and giveaway! would love to win – am running low on my lemon oil at home

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    I’m just getting into essential oils. I would love to win – especially the guide.

  • Teresa

    Thanks….looking forward to learning more.

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    I love essential oils!!

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

  • Debra Tice

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

  • Susan C.

    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!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=719222255 Lindsey Shinkey

    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!!

  • Dea

    I am learning more everyday about essential oils. They are awesome.

  • Emily P

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

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    I love EO’s. They are my go-to for so many things.

  • Kristen

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

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

  • Karen

    I would love to learn how to use essential oils!

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    Just clicked on the link for the free essential oils ebook – thank you!!

  • Tammy R.

    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!

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    I would love to try these oils!! I am just beginning to learn about the wonder of oils:)

  • Muffet

    I am new to using YLEOs and would love to win these! Thanks for doing this giveaway!

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    I would love to win!

  • Jenn

    Thanks for the helpful guide!!

  • lissa

    i havent taken the plunge yet

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    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. =)

  • Darcey

    I have been wanting to try oils, but don’t know where to start. would love to win.

  • Laurie

    Would love to win!!

  • Bel B

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

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    I would LOVE to win these!

  • Mindy M.

    I haven’t used my oil because I wasnt sure how to use them either. :)

  • Cassie

    I would love to give this a try!

  • http://www.facebook.com/elena.vo.560 Elena Vo

    Thanks for the generous giveaway. I am new to essential oils and so look forward to incorporating them in every aspect of my life!

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    I would love to try these out!

  • Sunnie

    Thanks for the giveaway, I really want to learn about this.

  • Genevieve Y.

    Thanks for sharing! What a great giveaway!

  • Keri

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    I want to get more into oils. I guess the best way to do so, is by having some to get to know. Wish me luck!

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    Thank you for the guide. I’m reading it now – full of information.

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    I also want to learn more about using oils medicinally.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1675970152 Sonja Zeek

    Always looking for more natural ways to keep my family healthy!

  • Joanna Warren

    I too have been considering trying essential oils; I would love this opportunity!

  • http://candelierious.blogspot.com Lis

    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? :)

  • Kristy

    I have tried some essential oils. I’ve been wanting to try Thieves for some time now.

  • Carrie Hurst

    i have never tried any but would love to!:)

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    I would love to enjoy these with my family!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kjmcniel Kathy J. McNiel

    I’ve used a few for cleaning, but I’m ready to “branch out!”

  • Blessed Mama

    I’ve been slowly learning & adding about/to my EO’s… Would LOVE to win this :)

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    I just started using essential oils this January and would love to use more and learn more!

  • Robin Marquardt

    I love using essential oils in my homemade lotions. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • marj

    I would love to win this one!

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    absolutely love the lemon oil,very benificial for the lymph system

  • jennifer

    I would love to win this!

  • Anne Jisca

    I’m getting into essential oils and would love to try these!

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  • Danielle P

    Am trying to learn about and use more oils! Awesome giveaway!

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    Very interested!

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    I’d love to start using EOs! Thanks for the opportunity,

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  • Doina

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

  • Deborah

    Thanks for the giveaway! Can’t have too many oils. :)

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    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!

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    I am just learning a bit about essential oils. Obviously would love to win these three.

  • Tasha

    I have just started to use essential oils, and I am loving them.

  • Whitney C

    This is a great set of oils! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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    Thanks for the opportunity to win this.

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    I love essential oils and would like to start using them in a beneficial way, thanks

  • PatriceK

    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!

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    I would love to win this and try essential oils! :)

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    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!

  • http://www.facebook.com/brandi.welch.129 Brandi Welch

    Very interested! Thanks!

  • aleighanne

    I have been interested in essential oils just haven’t gotten started yet.

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    What a cool giveaway!! Would LOVE to win!

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    I would love to try essential oils.

  • Diane D

    What an awesome giveaway. I’d love to try these oils!

  • Garilyn

    Great giveaway! I’ve been wanting to try lemon and thieves!

  • Shiloh Greenwood

    I would love to be able to try the thieves oil. I have heard so much about it!

  • R G

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

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    Would love to win this!

  • Jamison Ladies

    We love using essential oils and would love to build our stash!(:

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    I would love to win this – we are just starting on our essential oil journey :)

  • Jessica A.

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    I want to try oils and would love to win this.

  • Amy S

    I am really interested in trying to use oils in my everyday life! I would LOVE to win this!

  • Becky Milstead

    I would really love to get to try these oils. :-)

  • Ashley C

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

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  • Haley

    would love the purification blend! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • http://www.facebook.com/adair.bates.1 Adair Bates

    I have been researching Essential Oils for a while now for fibromyalgia and anxiety. These would be great to get my collection going.

  • Amber

    I love Thieves oil!!! I totally think it does help kick colds, etc!

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  • Amy

    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!

  • Jessica Lynette

    I too have been intrigued about starting to use these oils!!

  • Emilie Roush

    I love essential oils but they are so out of my budget.

  • Christy D

    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!

  • Rebekah Ricci

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

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    I would love to be able to try using essential oils

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  • Peggy

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

  • Elizabeth Murray

    This is an Awesome giveaway! Young Living oils are the BEST!

  • Linda Z.

    great give away ! thanks!

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    Fascinating!!

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    I have just started looking into essential oils. They seem to have so many different uses!

  • Amanda B

    This would be a great starter to my essential oils journey!

  • Vera K

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

  • Candy Priddy

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  • http://twitter.com/amongblessings Leah Blomberg

    This would be exciting win! Would love to try them! Thank you for all the advice and the giveaway!

  • Hannah

    I would love to win these!!!

  • Brandi

    I have been on a peppermint tea kick recently–this would be fun to win

  • http://www.facebook.com/alisonjoy.kroeker Alison Cheyenne Kroeker

    I’m dying to try the lemon!!!!!

  • Jenny

    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…….

  • Heather Knopp

    I definitely want to try! Mary and I have already been discussing oils. :)

  • Bokerah

    Love!!

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=136000031 Renee Rayder

    Love EO!

  • Tammy

    I have just started using essential oils. Would love to try these!

  • Nicole M.

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

  • rachel v.

    we love essential oils.

  • Mindy R

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

  • tiffany

    So much to learn! So many benefits!

  • Kelly I

    Love essential oils! Would love to win this to help my SIL start her journey with them!

  • Judi

    I’ve only dabbled with oils but have friends who swear by them. Would love to win!

  • Ray

    I’m in love with Thieves!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/ty.gray1 Ty Gray

    I want to try. Pick me :)

  • Leigh

    Can’t wait to try these out!

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    Looking forward to learning more about these oils! Thanks for this post!

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    I’ve been hearing a lot about these lately. Think I’ll have to check it out.

  • Rebekah Ricci

    Love using essential oils! Thanks for the chance to win =)

  • rebecca navarro

    thanks for this giveaway, I’m still learning but love using essential oils so far

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    i’m just getting started into essential oils – would love to win these!

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    Have been wanting to try essential oils. Would love this.

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    I have heard many good things about the oils. Would love to win so that I can try them out!