Flash Giveaway: Essential Oil Wellness Trio

Yesterday, I did a flash giveaway for an Essential Oil Trio of lavender, lemon and peppermint. And wow, that was fun! I love how enthusiastic everyone was and I wish I could send the set to everyone who entered.

Since I can’t do that, I can do the next best thing – have another flash giveaway! Just one more before the year (and Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle sale) is over.

So … what oils are included this time?

  • 15 mL Melaleuca essential oil
  • 15 mL Balance essential oil
  • 15 mL On Guard essential oil

That’s $95 worth of essential oils that will help keep your family healthy all year long.

Why these oils?

These are some of the most-used oils in my house. They have so many uses and I love how quickly and effectively they work.

  • Melaleuca: Also known as tea tree, this is one useful oil. It’s great in cleaners for its germ-busting abilities. Plus it’s wonderful for soothing the skin. It even offers healing benefits for certain ailments. I love melaleuca.
  • On Guard: The protecting blend. This amazing blend works wonders at supporting the immune system. I use it daily to prevent illness.
  • Balance: The grounding blend. I recommend this to everyone for stress relief. I apply it at least once a day.

And don’t forget – if you want to learn more about using essential oils in your own home, the Essential Oils and Natural Health ecourse (normally $95) is included in the Ultimate Healthy Living bundle, which ends tonight!

Everything included in the bundle would cost over $1000 to buy separately (including over $200 worth of healthy living bonuses). But you can get it all for just under $30 until midnight.

So please don’t wait if this is something you’ve been considering. It goes away tonight and won’t be coming back.

You can see everything in the bundle here.

How to enter

You can enter until midnight tonight simply by using the handy widget below. There are three options:

Go ahead and get started!

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Flash Giveaway: doTERRA Essential Oil Beginner Trio

Flash Giveaway: doTERRA Essential Oil Beginner Trio

It’s been a while since I’ve done a giveaway – that’s not right! So in honor of the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle flash sale, I’m doing a flash giveaway!

Flash giveaway - Essential Oil Beginner Trio. Enter to win now at shalommama.com

So until midnight tonight, you can enter to win an essential oil beginner trio from doTERRA!

What’s included?

  • 15 mL Peppermint essential oil
  • 15 mL Lavender essential oil
  • 15 mL Lemon essential oil

Why these oils?

Lavender, lemon and peppermint are some of the most commonly used essential oils out there.

And these are also three of the essential oils covered in the Essential Oils and Natural Health ecourse (normally $95) that you’ll find in the Ultimate Healthy Living bundle (it ends tomorrow night so snag your copy before it’s over!).

This awesome ecourse teaches you how to safely and effectively use essential oils in your home from household cleaners to natural healthcare and whole lot of stuff in between.

Many of you are interested in using essential oils in your home (at least, that’s what I’ve gathered from all the replies to the newsletter) and I think this bundle is the perfect way to get started.

Not only do you get the Essential Oils and Natural Health ecourse, but you get additional ebooks on using essential oils as well, including my ebook, DIY Natural Remedies.

Everything included in the bundle would cost over $1000 to buy separately (including over $200 worth of healthy living bonuses). But you can get it all for just under $30.

Let me say that again … You can get over $1000 worth of healthy living resources, including an essential oil ecourse that costs $95 on its own, for less than $30.

Holy amazing deal, Batman!

How to enter

You can enter simply by using the handy widget below. There are three options:

Ready? Go!

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Top 15 Essential Oil Gifts for the Whole Family

When we decided to be more intentional about our gift-giving (by spending less and giving more meaningful gifts), my husband I made some big changes around Christmas. Rather than buying gifts for everyone we began making our own.

Top 15 DIY Essential Oil Gifts for the Whole Family

It was an interesting journey, full of failed projects and plenty of overwhelm.

Thankfully, it’s gotten easier over the years as I mastered recipes and learned how to create my own. Once I learned how to incorporate essential oils into my recipes, DIY gifts got even easier.

Now, the majority of my Christmas gifts are handmade using delightful-smelling essential oils and my friends and family love them (even the kids). (For more than just recipes, be sure to sign up for the DIY Essential Oil Gift class.)

Here are our favorite gifts for the whole family:

For Her

For Him

For Kids

Clearly there’s some really awesome stuff at the doTERRA blog …

And you can find even more DIY Essential Oil Gift Ideas on this Pinterest board.

Want even more DIY essential oil recipes? Sign up for a free copy of Simple Family Wellness in the form below.

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4 Ways to Use Essential Oils for a Healthier Home

4 Ways to Use Essential Oils for a Healthier Home

Not long ago, I was a confused, frustrated mom new to the world of natural remedies. I wanted a safer, more natural way to take care of my family. I just wasn’t sure where to start.

4 ways to use essential oils for a healthier home.

So I stumbled my way through the first years, reading whatever resources I could get my hands on and using myself as a guinea pig. Some experiments were great successes. Others, well, there’s a reason it’s called learning the hard way.

But I figured it out and began sharing what I learned. And, after a while, I knew that there had to be a way to make it even simpler.

That’s when I found essential oils.

Essential oils are the volatile oils found in the stems, bark, roots, flowers, etc. of plants. They’re extracted a few different ways and the precious, concentrated oil is bottled and made available for us to use to create a healthier home.

While I was excited about essential oils at first, I was skeptical. How could one or two drops of oil do so much? Well, it didn’t take long for me to go from skeptic to full-blown fanatic (although, I’m a quiet fanatic). I experienced success after success with essential oils and I knew that they were exactly what I needed to simplify the way I kept my home healthy.

And I love that essential oils are:

  • Simple – There are just a few ways to use essential oils and often you need only open the bottle. No special prep work necessary.
  • Safe – You usually only need one to two drops when using essential oils and they don’t carry the laundry list of side effects that you’ll find in conventional remedies.
  • Effective – Again, only one to two drops are all you need for fast results (usually within minutes). No need to take them every day for a month before they kick in.
  • All-natural – When purchased from the right source, essentials are 100% pure and only contain the essential oils pressed from the plant.
  • Pennies per drop – One drop of lemon essential costs roughly $.05. And since a little bit goes a long, long way, you can use one bottle for a long time.

How to use essential oils for a healthier home

1. Personal Care Products

Many personal care products you’ll find in stores today are filled with harmful chemicals. By searching the SkinDeep database, you’ll find that common ingredients are carcinogenic or disrupt hormones. That’s not what you want your skin absorbing every day.

Thankfully, it’s simple to make your own personal care products using essential oils, many of which have soothing and restorative properties for the skin.

2. Natural Home Remedies

Since discovering essential oils, I’ve been able to simplify my natural remedies. Where before I had two cabinets full of herbs, a shelf for accessories and a few boxes with even more herbs in the attic, I now need just one shelf for all of my essential oils and the few herbs and accessories I use.

Essential oils are our go-to resource for staying healthy year-round.

3. Non-Toxic Cleaning

I once almost died by mixing bleach and ammonia. (I had no idea that was a no-no.) Thankfully, my husband (fiance at the time) walked in on me and yanked me out of the bathroom. Needless to say, common cleaning products can be dangerous.

Now, we clean with a few simple ingredients like water, vinegar and, you guessed it, essential oils.

4. In the Kitchen

I love cooking and for the last few months, I’ve been experimenting with using essential oils in the kitchen. The results have been so tasty. My favorites are lemon yogurt, lavender simple syrup and coconut peppermint patties (recipe in the book below).

You’ll find essential oils for many of the common cooking herbs and just one drop adds a whole lot of flavor.

Introducing Simple Family Wellness

sfwipadThere’s a lot of information on using essential oils out there and frankly, it can be confusing. But it doesn’t have to be. In fact, essential oils are the simplest to use natural remedy out there – you just have to open the bottle.

Simple Family Wellness explains how to use essential oils to create a healthier home. In it, you’ll find easy instructions for using oils, the best oils to use and several easy recipes.

In Simple Family Wellness you’ll receive:

  • Simple, direct instructions on using essential oils
  • Tips for using essential oils with kids
  • 16 easy recipes for a healthier home
  • Peace of mind that you’re using safe, natural products with your family
  • How to use essential oils with the support of a like-minded community

How to get Simple Family Wellness

There are two ways to get Simple Family Wellness. First, you can buy the print book for $7.99 and have all the info in your hands like a traditional book.

Or, you can download the free PDF instantly by entering your email address below. After you confirm your email address, you’ll get a welcome email with a link to the book. (If you’re already on my newsletter, be on the lookout for an email from me with a link to the book.)

Your choice.

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Flash Giveaway – Essential Oil Beginner Trio

Flash Giveaway – Essential Oil Beginner Trio

Two days ago, I ran a flash giveaway on my Facebook page for three of my favorite essential oils. It was so much fun, I decided to do another one.

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Also, I know a lot of you missed it, so I wanted to give everyone a chance to (follow my Facebook page so you don’t miss another giveaway).

So for the next 24 hours, you can enter to win an essential oil beginner trio from doTERRA!

What’s included?

  • 15 mL Peppermint essential oil
  • 15 mL Lavender essential oil
  • 15 mL Lemon essential oil

Why these oils?

Lavender, lemon and peppermint are some of the most commonly used essential oils out there.

And these are also three of the essential oils covered in the Essential Oils and Natural Health ecourse (normally $95) that you’ll find in the Ultimate Healthy Living bundle (it ends tomorrow night so snag your copy before it’s over!).

This awesome ecourse teaches you how to safely and effectively use essential oils in your home from household cleaners to natural healthcare and whole lot of stuff in between.

Many of you are interested in using essential oils in your home (at least, that’s what I’ve gathered from all the replies to the first newsletter) and I think this bundle is the perfect way to get started.

Not only do you get the Essential Oils and Natural Health ecourse, but you get additional ebooks on using essential oils as well, including my ebook, DIY Natural Remedies.

Everything included in the bundle would cost over $1000 to buy separately (including over $200 worth of healthy living bonuses). But you can get it all for just under $30.

Let me say that again … You can get over $1000 worth of healthy living resources, including an essential oil ecourse that costs $95 on its own, for less than $30.

Holy amazing deal, Batman!

How to enter

You can enter simply by using the handy widget below. There are three options:

  • Visit the Ultimate Healthy Living bundle site and leave a comment here telling me what you’re most excited about trying.
  • Like Shalom Mama on Facebook (so you don’t miss anymore flash giveaways)
  • Easy peasy entry – just hit enter!

Ready? Go!
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7 Essential Oils for Clear Skin

7 Essential Oils for Clear Skin

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had problems with my skin. I expected it to get better as I got older, but I found myself at 29 still battling with acne, wondering if it would ever clear up.

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The answer, fortunately, was yes. But it required some small changes on my part, done consistently (if you know me, you’ll know that consistency isn’t exactly my strength).

But I did it. I knew from research I’ve done over the years that there’s a correlation between gut health and skin. Also, hormones play a huge part.

So I set out to address all of those areas by sticking to a real food diet, adding certain supplements for digestive and hormonal support (you can see those here) and using essential oils daily on my skin.

The result? Clear skin, most of the time. (I still have a small break out a certain time each month, which I attribute to hormones that are still balancing and when that happens, I just use certain essential oils more frequently.)

For the first time in forever, I don’t have a problem with acne. (Did you start singing a Frozen song after reading that? Because I did.) I am so, so thankful to see that my body seems to be healing and balancing and that it just took some small, intentional changes. It can be done!

So if you’re skin is in need of a little extra help, read on for the essential oils I like to use for my skin. I don’t use them all every day, and you can see that even just using one or two can help.

To use

Before I give you a list and tell you good luck, I thought you might also want to know how to, you know, use them. Much of the info comes from my own experience and the Modern Essentials 5th edition book.

There are a few recommendations for using essential oils for facial care. Here are my favorite ways:

Essential oils for clear skin

1. Lavender

Lavender is super soothing – and not just before bedtime. On the skin, lavender is used to reduce inflammation and soothes irritation caused by dry skin.

We also use it for any burns or other boo boos as it helps relieve pain and is antibacterial.

2. Melaleuca (tea tree)

Melaleuca is well-known for its antibacterial and antiviral properties. It’s also very soothing for irritated skin and does such a great job at helping acne clear up. I’ll often dab this right on blemishes a few times a day and they’re gone in no time.

3. Frankincense

Frankincense is pain-reliving, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and healing. I love using it to help clear up those acne marks as it’s great for reducing scars.

4. Geranium

Geranium is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. Its particularly useful for acne-prone skin.

5. Helichrysum

Helichrysum is an antioxidant and is used for tissue regeneration. It’s also well-known for its pain relieving and healing properties, which I can attest to (there was this one time I fell down the bus steps – yes, I’m accident prone – and got a nasty awesome bruise and lots of pain).

Modern Essentials mentions that people use helichrysum to help with eczema and psoriasis.

6. Myrrh

Myrrh is skin-soothing and especially great for cracked or chapped skin. It’s also used to reduce inflammation. Myrrh is antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral.

7. Sandalwood

Sandalwood is often used to help with skin regeneration and to stop skin infections. It’s also a great oil for acne-prone skin.

Bonus: Immortelle (and free diffusers!)

Because I am a wee bit lazy like to keep things super simple, I like to use a pre-made essential oil blend to keep my skin clear. The blend? Immortelle.

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It’s a doTERRA blend (my favorite EO company) and contains the following essential oils:

  • Frankincense
  • Hawaiian Sandalwood
  • Lavender
  • Myrrh
  • Helichrysum
  • Rose

I got it for free last year as part of a doTERRA promotion. It arrived carefully packaged in this cute little box and, to be honest, I just left it in there. I thought it was just for old ladies with wrinkles.

And then I visited my friend, who uses this oil religiously (funny side note – it’s considered a very spiritual oil blend, as you may have noticed) and decided to give it a shot.

Oh my goodness. My face, you guys. It’s so soft! And clear.

And when I do break out, this delightful blend takes zits out fast. I love it.

Do you use essential oils for clearer skin? Which ones?