Thursday, July 17, 2014

Young Living Lavender Essential Oil Giveaway!

I'm not a "natural" or "crunchy" blogger. Just a family blogger with quads who likes to write about way too many subjects in this space. But I guess I'm not the only mom out there who finds the idea of essential oils fascinating. My Journey to Essential Oils series has been far more popular than I ever thought it would be!

While the original series was about how we got to the point of using essential oils, it really didn't give any info about the oils themselves. But that's where this subject gets really, really interesting! I've been reading voraciously on the subject since January, and the more I read, the more I realize that I'll never know everything about these amazing oils. However, what I do know, I'd love to share with you...and maybe give away a few bottles of oils in the process so that you can try them yourself.

I bought an entire Everyday Oils Essential Oils Collection to giveaway on the blog. This is the same set of oils (with the addition of Stress Away) that comes in the Young Living Premium Starter Kit, which is where I started. I'm thinking I'll giveaway one oil per month from that collection and tell you a little bit about how we use it in our home. It kind of depends on the interest though. I find these super interesting, but I'm not sure if this is something that you would enjoy as well? Let me know!

So for our first essential oil, I thought that we would start with one of the most well known: Lavender.
I've met several people who either don't like lavender or don't think it works. Goodness! You haven't tried real 100% essential oil then! My guess is that you tried a fragrance oil like what they use in linen sprays or room sprays. Not the same thing at all!

Real lavender essential oil has a beautiful low-key floral scent. It's often used to promote relaxation and sleep, the repairing of cuts and burns, and to soothe irritated skin. It's referred to as the "Swiss-Army Knife" of essential oils because Lavender has SO many uses! My motto is, "When in doubt, rub lavender on it!"

How do we use it at our house? Here are a few of the ways:

-When our kids fall over outside and scrape their knees up, we put 1-2 drops on their knees. Abby fell in the driveway on the way to church on Sunday and scratched her knees up. I put a couple of drops of lavender on her scratches, and skipped the bandaids.  An extra perk was that she stopped crying as soon as I asked her if she wanted some oils for her knee. Haha! The kids know that oils soothe and really like it when they get some. (Just as long as they don't start falling over on purpose!)

-I like to use lavender for sleep in one of two ways. Sometimes, I smooth a drop or two across my pillow case so that I can breathe it in as I'm falling asleep. More often, I put a few drops in my diffuser with another complimentary sleep oil (like cedarwood), and let that help me sleep. I love it!

-Because lavender is so calming, I often use it when people in my family are feeling restless. I find that a little lavender on the forehead helps to calm everything back down and help my family rest.

-I finally found a solution to those diaper rashes! We use a combo of this hair dryer trick and lavender oil diluted in coconut oil as a diaper cream. We don't use the store bought creams anymore because they just don't hold a candle to straight up coconut oil and lavender oil! And let me tell you, I've tried some of the highest recommended diaper creams on the market. Until you've tried this, you don't know what you are missing.

And that's just the tip of the iceberg! We use lavender constantly in our house!

So a few things:


It's important to note that I use Young Living Essential Oils with my family. Not all oil brands are created equally and many can cause problems to worsen if they are not true, 100% essential oils. Even if the label says "100% pure" they are only required to have 5% essential oils in them per regulations. Please visit this link for more info on why we chose Young Living and how we believe it is the best, most effective, and most affordable essential oil option out there. 


~Giveaway!~
Would you like to win some lavender oil to use at your house? I'll be sending one winner a 5ml bottle of Young Living Lavender Essential Oil to use and enjoy! Please use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. Winning entries will be validated prior to announcing the winner with an alternate drawn if the entries cannot be verified.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
The contest ends at 11:59pm on Tuesday, July 29th. The winner(s) will be randomly chosen and contacted by email, and will have 48 hours to respond to the email with their information so that the prize can be forwarded to them. This giveaway is open to residents of the United States. This giveaway is not endorsed by Young Living Essential Oils and is solely sponsored and administered by A Beautiful Ruckus. For more info, please see my disclaimer page.

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74 comments:

  1. Definitely for sleep!!

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  2. I would love to win Young Living Lavender Essential Oil!

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  3. I tried rubbing YL oil on my kids to help them sleep a year ago, but it didn't seem to make a difference. I want to try diffusing - I've never had enough.

    Awesome new series. I love it. :D

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  4. Rustie DimitriadisJuly 17, 2014 at 11:10 PM

    I would like to try it on my boys' scraped knees and for relaxation/sleep. I am intrigued!

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  5. With 7 kids under the age of 7 we have lots of tumbles that end up with someone needing a band aid. I would love to try lavender than wasting money on bandaids that stay on for a total of 10 minutes.

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  6. After a six year stint of sleep deprivation thus far known as parenthood, I'd love to see how lavender helps with relaxation! :)

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  7. After a six year stint of sleep deprivation thus far known as parenthood, I'm curious to see how lavender helps with relaxation!

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  8. I would use it in my bedroom in my oil diffuser.

    Entered the rafflecopter form as "Wild Orchid"

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  9. I would love to try it in all the situations you mentioned, but since my little guy thinks sleep is silly I would definitely try it out with him!!:). Lisen:)

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  10. I would use it for everything! =) Especially with two little ones. To calm any issues they may have, or just to help with relaxation/sleep.

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  11. I'd use this on my pillowcase.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  12. I would use it to help me sleep. Thanks for the chance!

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  13. My absolute favorite oil to use! I love to diffuse right before bed!

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  14. I use lavender oil on my daughter's feet every night before bed. It helps calm her down and settle into a peaceful sleep.

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  15. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  16. I love using Lavender before I go to bed too!

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  17. To RELAX, maybe a bubble bath and then with sleep, and if there was any left I'd use it for boo boos too!

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  18. I would love to try it for relaxation and sleep

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  19. I would use the lavender essential oil in the living room in our oil burner. I love the lavender oil.

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  20. I will use it for sleeping and bath salts, and possibly air freshener. I had lavender and it went out pretty fast. I used it for lots of things.

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  21. I think I would put some in a bath to relax and hopefully sleep better.

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  22. I like to take lavender with me when I get a massage.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  23. I've never used an essential oil before, but I have difficulty going to sleep so that would be the first thing I use it for. Thanks for the chance!
    Robin Wilson

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  24. I have difficulty sleeping so I would use it to help me relax and get a better nights sleep!

    Love3570@aol.com

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  25. I would use it in my homemade chest Rub

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  26. I would use it to calm myself down and relax.

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  27. I would use this oil to help me get to sleep at night. I would also use it for my kids if they fall and scrape their little knees, now that I know that is also a use for it.

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  28. I would use it under my nose for when I go to sleep so I can relax.

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  29. I would use this during meditation :)

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  30. On my pillows for bedtime to sleep better
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  31. As others have said, certainly sleep/relaxation.

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  32. Adrianna HolbrookJuly 20, 2014 at 8:12 PM

    I would use it for stress relief.

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  33. I'd love to make a natural diffuser for the home!

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  34. I put lavender oil in my son's humidifier every night to help him fall asleep

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  35. I would place drops somehow nearby bay's crib to help sleep.

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  36. I would like to use it for my son and sleep

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  37. I have been hearing so much about essential oils lately, I'd love to give them a try!

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  38. I've heard it's great used in mascara! Mama

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  39. I would put lavender drops all over my house, what a great giveaway!

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  40. Heather HollandsJuly 22, 2014 at 1:02 PM

    I would use lavender in the classroom to calm my students.

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  41. I would definitely use it to help me relax and sleep. My sister has a 2 year old, so I'm passing along the post so she can see how you use it for diaper rash. :)

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  42. I'd put it under my pillow.

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  43. I'd use this on my feet to help me sleep at night :)

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. I would use it in our home for calming. With a new baby and calming is welcome!!!
    - Lizzie S

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  45. Calming my self when my house get crazy

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  46. I love the idea of putting a couple drops on your pillowcase. That sounds so relaxing!

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  47. I would love to win this one.

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  48. I would use it to relax. A few drops on a pine cone decoration.

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  49. I would probably diffuse it in my house to provide a relaxing state for my family!

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  50. Olaru Anca Irina (Irina Anca)July 26, 2014 at 1:11 AM

    I will use it for home to smell nice in the house and also for my baby cloths when I wash them

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  51. I too like a drop or two on the pillow cases.

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  52. I would use it to help me relax and relieve stress!

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  53. My facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/stephanied.bonck/posts/1460986444151383

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  54. To relax me before bedtime. Tiffany

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  55. I would use it to help calm down after a stressful day at work.

    jennylovesjeff (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  56. I love to use lavender along with frankincense on my face every evening before bed. Has really helped clear my acne prone skin up a ton and has minimized my pores some and given my skin an overall healthier appearance.

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  57. I'm just starting to make my own homemade skin care products like soap, lotion and shaving cream and I would love to try it in those!
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

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  58. I would probably use it to relax me before bed. A lot of times I can't fall asleep right away and it would probably help to relax me.

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  59. I would probably put some on my grandson's pillow to make sleep time more peaceful for him!

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  60. I would use the lavender essential oil to help me sleep at night. I have a hard time getting to sleep and then feel so tired and run down all of the next day.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  61. ... to help me relax and get a better nights sleep!.... fingers crossed

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  62. I would use it to help me relax, been under so much stress lately.

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  63. I would use it under my pillow. thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  64. We use the lavender/coconut oil combo for diaper rashes, too.

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  65. In a diffuser in my 2 year old's room to help her sleep! She always has the hardest time falling asleep and then is very tired during the day.

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