GIVEAWAY for November: doTERRA

I'm excited to share this giveaway with Making Home readers. I've been hearing great things about doTERRA essential oils lately, and Jessica Little has a great giveaway for you. 

Here's a little info about doTERRA:
  • Q: Hi Jessica! Tell me the basics.
  • A: DoTERRA is a company that specializes in Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils. I'd heard about EOs before, but it wasn't until this past summer that I jumped in with both feet and started using them. My husband was hospitalized for 2 weeks with MRSA in his leg which quickly led to Necrotizing Fasciitis. His body wasn't responding to the very strong antibiotics but his kidneys were starting to malfunction. On day 7, the Infectious Disease doctors took him off those medicines. Within a span of 1 hour, I received two e-mails regarding alternative treatment for him using essential oils...doTERRA oils. After several hours of research, I signed up and ordered the Family Physician Kit. In the meantime, I borrowed my Pastor's wife's bottles of On Guard and Oregano, applying both to his feet 3-4 times daily as well as putting the On Guard directly on another infected spot on his knee. We also diffused Peppermint (for nausea) and Lavender (for his restlessness). Five days later, we were on our way home! (I want to say up front that I am NOT A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL!!!  Using these is up to my own discretion and would be the same for anyone else. My results don't guarantee the same for others.) 
  • Q: I use lavender in my bath salts every time I take a bath, and Michael Hyatt talks about doTERRA's oils and how he's made them an every-night part of his bedtime ritual, because of how well they help him relax and sleep. Can you give a few examples of how you use the oils for specific purposes in your home?
  • A: We also use Lavender in our children's baths. Lavender also works great on pillows for sleeping; just one or two drops right on the pillow works like a charm! We had the stomach bug invade last week. I applied two drops of the DigestZen blend with 1 drop of Wild Orange applied to my 6 year old's belly and rubbed in a clockwise motion. She was done with the whole thing in less than 3 hours! Melaleuca has also been a huge help...stopped an ear infection (applied to the outside of the ear), dried up facial blemishes, and helped clear up a cold! Lemon dries up our cold sores as well as runny noses when applied to either side of the nose. On Guard is invaluable to prevent and treat symptoms. We roll it on our feet at the beginning of the day. Peppermint to the temples and across the forehead curb headaches.
  • Q: If someone is a newbie to essential oils, what would you say are your top 3 "must have" essential oils?
  • A: These have changed for me a couple time since this summer! Today I'd say: Melaleuca, Lavender, and Peppermint.

Awesome. Thanks for sharing about doTERRA! 

Now, tell us about this GIVEAWAY:

The winner of this giveaway will receive a 15mL bottle (full-sized) of doTERRA Eucalyptus oil

We have LOVED using this in our home these last few weeks with the change of seasons! A drop on our pillow or wrist at night helps us breathe better from a congested head. A drop put in a steamy shower is a great vaporizer. Rub it on the chest and/or under the nose to open up the nasal passages. You can also make a type of 'inhaler' using your hand cupped around itself with a drop on the fleshy part of your thumb!

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Thanks, Jessica, for sharing this great giveaway with Making Home readers!

32 comments:

Erin said...

I keep hearing so much about EOs-- this would be a great baby step towards learning to use them. :)

Kerry said...

I've been hearing A LOT about these as well. I'm curious about how they work. Hoping to try them soon. Thanks :)

Rachel A. said...

I would love to try this essential oil-keep hearing about them, haven't had time to do much research yet.

dawn said...

I've been hearing about essential oils recently too- so interested, and wanting to try these, including the eucalyptus.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jess! I'm enjoying having you back as a more routine blogger! This sounds very interesting, and I just starting eating much more carefully, so essential oils would be a good next step in just taking care of me (and my family)! Ashley T.

Tricia said...

Would love to try this!

Tricia said...

Would love to try this!

DeAnna said...

I would enjoy having the lavender. DeAnna

Stephanie K said...

This looks awesome! I've always been interested in learning about essential oils, but there are just SO many out there and it gets overwhelming!

kristinwithani said...

I LOVE doTERRA EO's. I have three but would love to try more. At this time of year, my eczema is bad and the melaleuca is intriguing.

Leah Spencer said...

I use essential oils extensively, my favorite go-to. :)

Anonymous said...

I'd like to win! The cinnamon sounds like something I'd like, or maybe the citrus. I love coconut oil and wonder what is better about theirs...

JoyinNepal

jordancristine said...

i have heard great things about doTERRA essential oils! I'm really curious to give them a try.

jordancristine said...

i have heard great things about doTERRA essential oils! I'm really curious to give them a try.

Jess said...

I'm on the fence about this whole EO business, might be worth a try though!

Jess said...

I'm on the fence about this EO business, but it may be worth a try!

Abbi said...

I like the dots tea towels in the noonday collection.
I like essential oils but have never tried DoTerra - I would enjoy trying it.

Abbi said...

I shared this post on Facebook.
Abbi

Dianna Culbertson said...

I'm just learning about essential oils. I'm friends with Jessica Little and have been seeing her Pinterest board about Doterra and she sent me to this blog. I would love to win and begin using this in my home.

Unknown said...

StephanieK- You're right! Getting started with Essential Oils can be ovewhelming! You can search for me on Pinterest (Jessica Little) to see my doTERRA board with TONS of ideas for your family. Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint are very versatile!

kristinwithani- Melaleuca is a FABULOUS oil! We've used it a ton! Another oil that's recommended for Eczema is Thyme.

JoyinNepal- doTERRA's coconut oil is fractionated which just means that it's always in a liquid state.

Michelle Scarbrough said...

I'm dabbling in the EO world…I'm already convinced of lavender's amazing properties for healing burns but am still experimenting with others. Eucalyptus is one I've heard a lot about but haven't gotten to try…maybe I'll get a chance to try it after this! =)

Sandra Peoples said...

Would love to try it out!

Susan L said...

I've only heard good things about this company--would love to try some!

Ashley said...

I have a big variety of essential oils but I don't really know where to begin in using them outside of my homemade cleaning supplies. I'd like to use them for more therapeutic reasons.

demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

Stephanie said...

I love Rosemary and peppermint - both are stimulating and help with concentration and mental clarity.

Kati said...

I started using some essential oils a few months ago and I'm in love. I use lavender to sleep, peppermint for headaches, and eucalyptus for congestion. I want to expand my collection and would love to win some! I love treating things naturally with oils and avoiding OTC medicines when I can.

~Kati

Kati said...

I shared this post on Facebook :)

Amanda said...

This looks fantastic! I'm all for using more "natural" remedies with my family - within reason, of course. I already use tea tree oil for a variety of "disinfectant" type jobs (and in laundry!) so I would love to try out some new oils!

~Amanda S.

becca said...

I keep hearing about Doterra and am very intrigued to give it a try! :)

-Becca

geekbearinggifts said...

I'm a newbie to essential oils. Peppermint is my favorite, and I'm looking forward to trying some citrus oils.

Angel said...

I am REALLY interested in them, but havent tried the yet. I a most interested in lemon.

Vera Khule said...

I use lavender in a diffuser when I am doing yoga and I add it to coconut oil and vitamin E to make a skin cream. vera khule at gmail dot com