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Lavender Essential Oil Give Away from Young Living Essential Oils (US – 04/10)

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

5.   Subscribe to Hybrid Rasta Mama via RSS and/or email

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.

Good luck!

Comments

  1. I didn’t know about using lavender EO as a deodorant. Sounds easy! I’ve already done #5 and #6. (But I understand if this contest is not open outside of the USA.) :-)

  2. I really didn’t know anything about essential oils so I found these posts very helpful. I would really like to try lavender and frankincense. I did #’s 1,2,4,5,6,8.

  3. I didn’t most of them! I really like that it alleviates the symptoms of motion sickness and stops a nosebleed!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. Anonymous says:

    I didn’t know about stopping nosebleeds. I have done #6, too.
    Helena Sorus
    Bigallfish (at) gmAil (dot) com

  5. I didnt know most of them, but the stopping of nosebleeds and since we just had a bout of carsickness yesterday with one child, I wish I would have known about it helping motion sickness!!!

    sistermomy at hotmail dot com

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  8. Rub some in to reduce scar tissue!

  9. I do #’s 5, 6, &7.

  10. I didn’t know about it for cold sores or a headache, but I think I’ll have to use it for dandruff since my scalp has gotten super itchy and flaky lately. And I’m totally going to use it as deodorant, ever since my second pregnancy my hormones have been wacky and regular deodorant is inconsistent at best.

  11. I have done, (in the past) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

  12. I didn’t know lavender oil could be used for chapped lips, I learned a lot through that list actually! Thanks. The link to Carrie’s pinterest page doesn’t seem to be working. I also did #6, 7, 8. :-)

  13. I didn’t know most of the ways to use pure lavender EO. The remedy for nosebleed will come in handy.

  14. I didn’t know most of the ways to use pure lavender EO. The remedy for nosebleed will come in handy.

  15. Anonymous says:

    I love lavender and use it often but I didn’t know that it could be used to stop bleeding or carsickness. Thanks for the generous giveaway! I would love to try a YL oil!
    Susanne

    susanneosborn at g mail dot com

  16. Anonymous says:

    I do # 1 =)

    Susanne

    susanneosborn at g mail dot com

  17. I do # 1, 5.
    I didn’t know about this one: Rub Lavender oil on the back of your neck, chest, and in between your eyes to alleviate sinuses, sinusitis, allergies.

  18. I already follow Carrie, now I have done numbers, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9.

  19. Linda Foote says:

    I didn’t know that I should apply 2-3 drops of Lavender oil to a rash to stop the itching and heal the skin. linda_06081962@hotmail.com

  20. I didn’t know about the motion sickness one! I have a daughter that has problems with that!

  21. Wow, I love lavender EO, but had no idea there were so many uses! Using it to stop bleeding or unblock tear ducts is awesome. Completed #s: 2,3,4,5,7,8. Thanks for a great post.

  22. I would love to use the lavender as a deodorant and on a cloth as a dryer sheet! I also did 1,2,3, 6 and 7. :) Thanks for a great giveaway!

  23. as a dryer sheet is a wonderful idea- did not know it could treat burns either! awesome! kellidparker@yahoo.com
    Thank you for hosting! Carrie is wonderful-

  24. Anonymous says:

    That Lavender could be used to get rid of Hay fever. I am going to try this and see how it works!
    dmforman at comcast dot net

  25. Anonymous says:

    I did 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7.

    dmforman at comcast dot net

  26. I did 1,2,5,6,
    Love lavender and use it all the time :)

  27. I did not know that lavendar stopped bleeding and could be used to decrease the symptoms of hay fever allergies. Thanks for sharing. I hope I win – the allergies are driving Middle Sis crazy this time of year :)

  28. I didn’t know a bunch of those facts, however, this one stuck out to me: Put a drop of Lavender oil on a bee sting or insect bite to stop itching and reduce swelling.

    And yes….mine says 100% natural but not for internal use, lol!!!

    carrie AT heartsathomestore.com

  29. I didn’t know most of these uses. I’m not familiar but would like to be. We have eczema and contact dermatitis so this would be helpful. Would love to win a free sample to give this a try.

    I did 2,3,4,& 9.

  30. I seriously did not realize lavender oil was so good for combating allergies! I may just douse the house in it, as Oklahoma has been incredibly allergenic this spring.

  31. I did #s 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 (a long time ago, haha), and 8.

  32. I didn’t know about:
    6.) Mix several drops of Lavender oil with olive or coconut oil and use topically on eczema and dermatitis.

    I did #’s 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.

  33. I didn’t know about:
    6.) Mix several drops of Lavender oil with olive or coconut oil and use topically on eczema and dermatitis.

    I did #’s 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.
    bonmay at live dot com

  34. I didn’t know to alleviate the symptoms of motion sickness, place a drop of Lavender oil on the end of the tongue, around the navel or behind the ears.
    brooke at untrainedhairmom.com

  35. Drop Lavender oil on a cut to stop the bleeding. Totally didn’t know that.

  36. I did #s 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9.

  37. I didn’t know that you can add it to food.
    mummytocharis{at}yahoo{dot}com

  38. Like Carries YLO page on Facebook {Sarah Jane}.
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  39. Follow Carrie on Twitter {@mummytocharis}.
    mummytocharis{at}yahoo{dot}com

  40. Follow Carrie on Pinterest.
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  41. Like your Facebook page {Sarah Jane}.
    mummytocharis{at}yahoo{dot}com

  42. Twitter follower {@mummytocharis}.
    mummytocharis{at}yahoo{dot}com

  43. Follow you on Pinterest.
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  44. Follow your blog on Networked Blogs {Sarah Jane}.
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  45. I had no idea that lavender oil could help a cold sore.

    The Happy Wife/Danielle Garcia
    ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com
    http://juanshappywife.blogspot.com
    Twitter: The_Happy_Wife

  46. I also did entries 3,4, 7, and 8

    The Happy Wife/Danielle Garcia
    ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com
    http://juanshappywife.blogspot.com
    Twitter: The_Happy_Wife

  47. Rachel Joy says:

    I did #1, 2, 4, 8. :)

  48. I didn’t know that Lavender essential oil could stop a nose bleed! I just put lavender in a homemade deodorant recipe I made–love it! It works better than anything I’ve ever bought from the store.

  49. I didn’t know many of these, but the one that stuck out was #12–minimizing scar tissue!!! Amazing!

  50. Wow – lavender diffused for allergies? I think I need this =)

  51. I learned a lot from your list. I didn’t know the oil was eatable. #6 would be great for my husbands eczema. Thanks for the giveaway

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  53. I enjoyed reading about Lavender Oils, thank you…I did not know about Lavandin and if you mix several drops of Lavender oil with olive or coconut oil then use topically on eczema/dermatitis it’d help the problems.

    I want a whole collection of Essential Oils one day, it would make me happy! : )

    givenmay@yahoo.com

  54. I did #s 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9.

    Carrie’s Pinterest link was not working but, I found her still!
    …hope to read lots more good things from you!

    Thank You!

  55. I didn’t know it could treat insect bites. would love to win!!
    Stacy dayspring82@yahoo.com

  56. I follow Carrie on twitter (@dayspring82)

  57. I like Young Living Oil Lady on facebook
    Stacy Williams

  58. wow….did them all and got lost in both of your pinterest boards in the meantime! DONE: 1-9….i was already subscribed to carrie via facebook and email but hadn’t twitted or pinterested. yay!

    also something lavender is great for is insomnia and i put it with bergemot in an infuser…and fire ant bites!!!!

    @Courtney Tucker

  59. 12.) To reduce or minimize the formation of scar tissue, massage Lavender oil on and around the affected area.

    this is an answer to prayer!! thank you!!

  60. We have a winner!!!!

    Courtney Tucker said April 9, 2012 9:02 PM
    I enjoyed reading about Lavender Oils, thank you…I did not know about Lavandin and if you mix several drops of Lavender oil with olive or coconut oil then use topically on eczema/dermatitis it’d help the problems.

    I want a whole collection of Essential Oils one day, it would make me happy! : )

    Congratulations and thank you to all who entered! XO

  61. We have a winner!!!!

    Courtney Tucker said April 9, 2012 9:02 PM
    I enjoyed reading about Lavender Oils, thank you…I did not know about Lavandin and if you mix several drops of Lavender oil with olive or coconut oil then use topically on eczema/dermatitis it’d help the problems.

    I want a whole collection of Essential Oils one day, it would make me happy! : )

    Congratulations and thank you to all who entered! XO

  62. Really nice information.
    Dried Lavender , Lavender

  63. I did not know you could: 7.) To alleviate the symptoms of motion sickness, place a drop of Lavender oil on the end of the tongue, around the navel or behind the ears.

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