Once again, Carrie from Young Living Essential Oils is back with her final guest post in this series and I am so honored that she is offering a generous giveaway to one lucky reader today. In case you missed her previous two post, please do check them out. You can read more about her journey with essential oils and then discover how essential oils compare to dried herbs as well as how to cook with them.
This giveaway is timely as my Ebook, Coconut Oil For Your Skin – Nourishing The Body From The Outside In just launched and incorporates lavender oil in many of the recipes.
Thanks again Jennifer for having me 3 Saturday's in a row to share about essential oils. I am so excited that today is giveaway day! One of you will be given a FREE 5 ml bottle of Young Living Lavender Essential Oil.
Before we get to the giveaway, let's discuss the wonderful benefits and uses of lavender essential oil.
Lavender is known as the universal oil. It calms anxiety and provides natural stress relief. And that's not all — lavender has a long list of medicinal properties, making it a natural health superstar. Lavender not only smells good, but it can also help you look and feel great! Lavender is enjoying renewed popularity as an alternative to conventional drug treatments. When buying lavender essential oil, you need to know what the genus is. Something that was not clear to me at first is that there is a BIG difference between the types of essential oils. For all I knew, oils were oils, and even though I knew about lavender scented products in my grocery store – I had no idea about the possibilities of supporting my health, naturally, with essential oils. Let me explain, all Young Living Essentials Oils are pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils. That means care has been given to every single drop, to ensure that the medicinal properties have been retained.
Today much of the lavender oil sold in America is the hybrid called lavandin, which is cut with chemicals to improve the fragrance. Then solvents are added and it is sold in the United States as lavender oil. Most consumers don't know the difference, and are happy to buy it for $3 to $10 per half ounce in health food stores, beauty salons, grocery and department stores, and through mail order.
Because lavender is the most versatile of all essential oils, no home should be without it.
The lavender you want to purchase is the species Lavandula angustifolia. I am not here to sell you on one ‘brand' or disgrace another, but because I personally believe that YLEO are the best in the world, and they have the reputation as such, this is ‘my' essential oil of choice. I am freely giving away a bottle of Young Living Lavender Oil to one of you! I am excited to see who wins.
(Jennifer Here) Ready to win???? Of course you are! All you have to do to enter is to check out 30 Ways to Use Lavender Essential Oil and tell us one use that you were unaware of. Then leave a comment on this post (be sure to include your email if it is not linked to your profile)!
But wait! There are MORE ways to win!
Extra Entries are SUPER EASY. Leave a second comment with the numbers of the corresponding entries. So if you did them all you would simply say “I did #s 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9. Easy, easy peasy! I will do the heavy lifting at the end of the giveaway.
Here are all the extra entry options. If you are already doing these, cool. If not, have at it!
1. Subscribe to Carrie's Blog
2. Like Carrie's YLO page on Facebook
3. Follow Carrie on Twitter
4. Follow Carrie onPinterest
6. Like Hybrid Rasta Mama on Facebook
7. Follow Hybrid Rasta Mama on Twitter
8. Follow Hybrid Rasta Mama on Pinterest
9. Follow Hybrid Rasta Mama on Networked Blogs
This giveaway opens today, March 31, 2012 and closes April 10, 2012 at 11:59pm PST. Open to U.S. residents only. Winner will be selected via random.org. I will email you and you will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is selected.
Questions? Ask away. Otherwise, READY, SET, ENTER!!!!!
And be sure to check out this great recipe. You can try it if you win! Lavender Blueberry Banana Bread Recipe.