Saturday, November 2, 2013

Essential Oils....and a Chance to Win!

*The giveaway is now closed!*

Today, I have some guests...my sister and sister in law!
They are some of my best friends and I am thrilled that they are sharing with you some wonderful information on essential oils and giving away some amazing samples :).

Our family has been through a lot this year.
We lost my Dad to Lou Gehrig's at the beginning of the year.
Lou Gehrig's is a disease that is thought to be caused by chemical exposure.
My Dad was exposed to many hazardous chemicals due to some unsafe practices in his field of work when he was younger.
He was also always on a new medication to help with his Chron's Disease.
We really feel that all of this contributed to the Lou Gehrig's.
It was devastating, and somewhat of an eye opener. His passing has moved us to be more cautious in how we treat ailments, to move to less chemicals in the house, and to look for food that is safer to eat.
I am not die hard {smile}, but if I can find a safe alternative, I will do it.
Essential oils have been a wonderful asset in our home.
There is so much to learn about them.
I think what I love best is that most can be taken even while on prescriptions, your body will expel what it doesn't need from the oils, you can diffuse them, take them internally, or rub them on skin with a little coconut oil. 
And many of them smell soooo great!
They each have different properties....and explaining all of the benefits would make this post TOO long!
Instead, I will let my sisters tell you a little about how they work.
You will also have the chance to win a couple of the oils.
These are the larger bottles and will last a long time!
I LOVE the smell of the Citrus Bliss {think vanilla and orange}.
The Onguard blend is one I use daily. It smells like Christmas! Cinnamon, vanilla orange, clove....mmmm :). Balance is filled with notes from spruce, rosewood, frankincense, and blue tansy.

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Charity and Dani here! Our beautiful sister has graciously agreed to host our giveaway on her beautiful blog. Isn't she amazing? God has blessed us tremendously with an amazing sister that we adore and are so thankful for.

   We have recently started using dōTERRA Essential Oils in our homes and to help with every day ailments for our families. We are both passionate about using these natural alternatives and trying to incorporate more holistic remedies in our everyday lives. Here's a little bit about each of us and how we use these wonderful dōTERRA products. 

   Hi! My name is Charity. God has given me a passion for sharing the gifts of His earth with all of you! I feel so called to this and just love seeing so many lives change that I just can't stop!!!

   dōTERRA essential oils are beyond organic and so safe and so pure that even infants can use them safely and effectively. Having a natural, safe, and effective alternative for  my families' and friends' health needs without the aid of prescription and OTC medications is priceless to me, and I hope for you as well! dōTERRA has empowered me to take control of mine and my families' health in a way I never thought possible. 

   After years of dealing with depression and anxiety my life changed forever after a sweet friend continued to share a blend called Citrus Bliss with me. In fact, I was such a skeptic that she continued to share with me for almost a year before I finally admitted that it worked. I am eternally grateful to her for sticking with me. I don't know where I'd be today if she hadn't.



   Today, I am medication free and don't worry about waking up in a sad mood the next day, or how my family is suffering as a result of my mental states, or if I am even going to get out of bed the next day. Yes, there were a couple of times when it got that bad.



   I know this is a common condition and feel so called to help others suffering from sadness and anxiety and side effects from medications. [ I remember feeling like a zombie and just existing, going through the motions.] Well, I am here to tell you that there is another way. A better way. And I am giving away to a lucky winner the 2 oils that have changed my world. I use these every day. I pray that the winner is in need of these and is blessed beyond measure. 



   I'm offering one FREE 15ml bottle of Citrus Bliss and one FREE 15 ml bottle of Balance Blend.
There are many others that are great for mood conditions but because these work so well for me, I am hoping they work for you as well!  ~ Charity

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   Hi I'm Dani. We use these amazing oils in so many ways! It was hard to decide on just ONE to offer for this giveaway! I have to say though that the OnGuard has been the biggest Blessing in our home!

   We have 3 school aged boys that in the past have been constantly ill. We would be sick for months on end during cold and flu season. (Last year most of us had the stomach flu 5 times. The last one hit so hard one of my boys landed in the hospital after 14 days of not being well!) Our lives were turned upside down each fall. I literally avoided public places for fear of germs and not wanting my children to become severely ill! Two of my boys have low levels of the blood cells and antibodies that help fight off viruses and infections. We've worked extensively with some of the best Dr's and they don't even know quite what's going on.

   Since using the OnGuard Essential oil 2x daily on the bottoms of their feet each son has only had one illness this fall and instead of the normal multi-week duration it lasted 3 days and was barely a runny nose! We've been exposed to so many germs and I've been SO impressed at how we've miraculously stayed healthy! I feel so blessed to have this oil blend to safely and effectively keep my kids healthy. We have had a couple of allergy related ear infections, and I've been able to use oils to safely resolve them at home! No antibiotics that may further complicate their tummy troubles and weaken their immune systems!! Like I said, my list of favorite oils goes on and on! I'm excited for the opportunity to share these with you all and to spread the word about this great natural approach to healthcare!


   I'm offering one FREE 15 ml bottle of OnGuard Essential Oil and one FREE tube of OnGuard Toothpaste.  I hope to add a layer of protection to one lucky family!  ~Dani


   For a chance to win, simply enter your NAME and E-MAIL address in the comments and weather you would prefer the Balance / Citrus Bliss Combo that Charity is offering, or the OnGuard Essential Oil and Toothpaste combo that Dani is offering. 

Drawing will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 6th!
Please make sure to include your email for a chance to win!!

The winners of these great prizes will also receive instructions on how to use them and a free wellness consult. (If you choose to learn more!)

   Everyone who enters can receive one on one education about Essential Oils from either Charity or Dani. Just let us know if you're interested in your comment! One of us will contact you shortly to see how we can help! We would love to send each of you who is genuinely interested a little customized sample to try! 

Another note...

 Thank you to all who entered! 
We would like to invite all Blissfully Content readers to learn a little more about these amazing oils. Please join us Wednesday November 20th at 8pm (PST) for a free LIVE educational webinar. 
You can register any time!!

http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=EA50DD80824A31

We will also be contacting everyone who left an E-mail. If you do not receive a message and want to know more, please let us know! Sadly there were quite a few interested people, but without an E-mail we don't know how to get in touch! Our e-mail addresses are cookcharity at aol dot com and grahams333 at msn dot com

Thanks again! 
Charity and Dani

89 comments:

Mary said...

Thank you so much for the opportunity! I have a friend who let me try her Breathe oils for my son and they worked so well when he had a horrible cough that was threatening to keep him awake all night long. It was amazing. I'd love to learn more about essential oils and using them regularly for my family and doula clients.

I would LOVE to try the Onguard oil! I'm desperate for something this year that will help guard my kids from all the colds and bugs they caught last year!

Thank you! maryhaseltine@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I'd love to keep my family healthy this flu and cold season. Enter me for the OnGuard oil. Kristi Kristi.thorpe@gmail.com

mamak3kas said...

I'd love to keep my family healthy this cold and flu season. Please enter me for the OnGuard. Thanks so much! Kristi Kristi.thorpe@gmail.com

mamak3kas said...

I'd love to keep my family healthy this cold and flu season. Please enter me for the OnGuard oil. Thanks! Kristi mamak3kas@gmail.com

Valerie Kueter said...

Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter this give-away! I too am interested in essential oils, but I have NO idea where to even start! I'm sure I could just "google" for the info, but I would much rather learn from an "expert"! *smile*

As I have just returned to the "outside of the home" work field of teaching, I would love to be entered in the drawing for the Citrus Bliss/Balance Blend oils giveaway. I am only working part-time, but it has still been an adjustment for all of us (especially my littles..who aren't so little anymore). :( I am constantly trying to be better about finding balance (not worrying about students after the school day ends!) between school and home.

Thank you, again, for the opportunity. And you most certainly can email me to provide any essential oil tips that will get me started!

Valerie
ameadowlarksnest@gmail.com

Valerie Kueter said...

And a huge thank you to Julia for hosting! You are all so blessed to be sisters!!!

Julia said...

What a great post! I love using essential oils! At present I use them mostly in my beauty products I make. I loved hearing about the Balance and Citrus Bliss combo. I still sometimes struggle with sadness due to my husbands passing. These next 2 months are always the toughest for me. I would love to give these a try!

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in for the OnGuard/Toothpaste offer. Thanks!

Jacqueline said...

Great Post! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win. I am highly interested in trying these....I would love to find a way to avoid giving Maddie antibiotics once a month for the entire school year!

Heather said...

I am just learning more about essential oils after forgetting how helpful they were when our children were really little. I love using natural cleaners and natural medicines, so I'm excited to read more about doTerra! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Heather
clankennedy at earthlink dot net

Ariane said...

I would love the OnGuard combo!!!! Ariane Huba askye12@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would love to try the Citrus Blend as a pick me up!
Julie in St. Louis

Anonymous said...

I would love to learn more about the essential oils. I would like to enter the balance / citrus blend drawing.

Elizabeth smith elizabethcsmith2002@yahoo.com

Monica Renning said...

I would love to try the Citrus bliss combo:) mrenning@msn.com

Debby said...

Oh to choose would be hard. I guess the Citrus blend. I would like to hear more about the oils.

sarah mckenzie said...

I would love to be entered into the drawing for the Citrus Bliss/Balance oils.
sarahlmckenzie@outlook.com

P.S.-
Hello Dani and Charity :)

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness! I would love to try either one, but I'll say balance/citrus bliss.

lisa_hamer (at) yahoo (dot) com

Darla P. said...

I would like the try the On-Guard oil to stay well this winter. Thanks! dorene(at)pine(dot)net

Doe said...

either but if i had to pick i would like the citrus blend

KariAnne
kariannekarianne@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I would like to be entered in the OnGaurd combo! Thank you! Rachael @ Colton.emree@gmail.com

annaliese delmarter said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I would love the citrus bliss/balance! Thanks for the opportunity!!
Annaliese
mrsp31.ad@gmail.com

saviors_songbird said...

I have enjoyed your blog and am sharing it with others. I appreciate the down to earth and Christ centered living!

I was happy to see you mention essential oils as well. I just this year started investing in oils and would love the opportunity to learn more!

I would love to be entered to win the OnGaurd to help my family this winter!

Thanks so much for doing what you do! You are encouraging people more than you know!

erycak@live.com

PAM said...

I would like to try either of them. They both sound wonderful!

Wee Whimzee said...

Thanks so much for a chance to win! I don't know much about essential oils but I'm interested in learning. BTW, I love reading Blissfully Content. You always have something encouraging to say!
tracydesign@att.net

Anonymous said...


Please enter me in for the OnGuard/Toothpaste offer. Thanks!



Coni

Anonymous said...

Would love to learn more about the oils. The citrus bliss combo sounds great.
Joy in Oregon

Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered in for citrus bliss and balance :) lecummings@icloud.com

Bonnie said...

I'd love to win the Citrus Bliss. There is something about aroma that is so soothing. Thanks for the wonderful opportunity to try this oil.

Anonymous said...

Please enter me for the Citrus Bliss giveaway. Thanks.

tacotheresa4@yahoo.com
Theresa

Unknown said...

Would love to try this brand of oil. I was really into oils a couple of years ago. I was making lotion,face products and cleaning products.I recently bought some Theives oil from Young Living, but very expensive. The On Gaurd oil for cold and flu season would be great. I think it was this brand I saw while searching for "recipes" I do have a diffuser ..can the On Gaurd be used in that? Thank You, Patty

Ms. Knitsalot said...

It's hard to decide, but I would like to try the On-Guard and toothpaste. I enjoy your emails. Here's to a healthy fall/winter season! :0)

Laura & Family said...

I would like to enter the give away for the Balance / Citrus Bliss Combo. I have been thinking about essential oils a lot lately and trying them out.

My name is Laura : gosslauralee at gmail dot com

Thanks

Anonymous said...

How timely to be reading this information.....I have one child currently in full time residence counseling for depression and another who was recently doing day therapy for anxiety issues. Please enter me for the citrus oil drawing, but regardless of the outcome i am definitely going to be giving these a try, I am always pro holistic whenever it is possible.
devonpfeifer@comcast.net

HeidiC said...

I'd love to try the citrus bliss/balance combo. Thanks for a beautiful and helpful blog!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful offer! Thank you!!! My husband and I are older but have been using essential oils and Tom's toothpaste for many years. We eat very healthy and I cook everything from scratch. I wish we had known earlier in life how important our health would be as we age. While we are not unhealthy, I firmly believe in the adage "Use it or lose it." In other words, keep moving every day while eating as healthy as you possibly can.

I am interested in trying a new toothpaste so I would like to be signed up for the OnGuard Essential Oil and Toothpaste combo.

Thank you again :-)

Cate at kasilofcate@aol.com

Marcia Johnson said...

I would love to try the Balance / Citrus Bliss combo! Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

Balance/Citrus Bliss combo sounds like a great combo to try....thanks for posting.
Sarah
randomacts101@hotmail.com

lisa dugan said...

I would love the Citrus Bliss/Balance Blend. I too take antidepressants and would love to try a more natural approach. I'm justing getting into Essential oils and that is definitely one I would personally use. Also, is there a simple yet thorough book you could recommend for us newbies?

Anonymous said...

Hello Ladies...my two oldest children are in college and my youngest is in ballet, violin lessons and a homeschooling co-op - thus a lot of germ exposure. We would love to try the OnGuard oil and toothpaste. Thank you for the great giveaway!! Blessings! Becky J abcjones@comcast.net

deeann said...

I would love to try the On Guard oils. We are trying to live healthier lives and use more natural ways of dealing with illness. My grandchildren bring home cold and flu germs from school and day care. We seem to pass it around at home. There is so much to learn about essential oils! God has provided us with everything we need to heal our bodies. Thank you for sharing with us your experience!

Adrienne @ Whole New Mom said...

I would love the Citrus Bliss Combo thanks. Wholenewmom at gmail.

Hope Marshall said...

Hope marshalle49@gmail.com

I would like to try Balance/Citrus Bliss combo this might be a way to try something than just taking pills.

Teresa said...

Hello, I just came across your blog. After just having two weeks of kiddos getting sick, better, and then sick again, i would love to try the OnGuard products. Thanks! Teresa. stmil92@gmail.com

Charity Cook said...

Hello everyone! Charity here. Dani and I really want to reach you all if you need more info. Please, please don't forget to leave your email address!! And if you win we have no way of contacting you so, please remember!!!

Patty said...

I'd like to have the OnGuard essential oil for my daughter to use. She usually picks up lots of respiratory ailments during the winter months and she's just started working at a preschool where she's exposed to a lot of little kids and their illnesses. Patty at 6goobers@embarqmail.com

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this giveaway and information! I would be very interested in more information. My choice for the giveaway would be the balance/ citrus bliss combo. I am just now starting menopause and I am having difficulty with hot flashes but mostly anxiety issues which I never dealt with before. I really wanted to be able to handle this with a natural approach and not be taking medications if at all possible. Thank you again for offering this! Melanie...mpoe@ccsites.com

Gumbo Lily said...

I've been dabbling a little bit with essential oils. So far I have mainly used them for cleaning products, massage, and for aroma. I'd like to learn more. I'm interested in either, but will choose the Citrus blends. Thanks Julia for the opportunity to learn more.

Jody
gumbolily62@gmail.com

Carole Hanson said...

I would love to try Balance / Citrus Bliss Combo. I have family that suffers from depression and anxiety and I would like to try it on my melancholy teenager. I also am wondering if there is a blend for thehormonal imbalance of teenagers. If you can recommend anything I would appreciate it but I will also researcht he doTerra website. Thank you!

Linda said...

Thank you for this opportunity to win a fabulous oil. I would a chance to get the Onguard oil.

Linda
lkmcattle@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

Thank you for such an awesome give-away! I'm a dedicated reader of your blog & a believer of the benefits of essential oils. As a breast cancer survivor I know advantages of alternative/holistic therapies..Terrilyn TLD753@gmail.com

Mary Anne Komar said...

I would love to try the Balance and Citrus Bliss! Dealing with some health issues and these sound wonderfully healing. Thanks for the chance to be in the drawing.
Mary Anne Komar. jkom60@hotmail.com

Lissa said...

This is a great post. I would be very interested in one on one education. With 7 kids, I am most interested in the Onguard products and would love to give it a try.

Thank you so much!
Melissa @ sunflowercyr@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I'd love to try the OnGaurd oil - thank you for the chance to win. Fingers crossed.
bethnaf at hotmail dot com

Jessica said...

I am very interested in the Balance / Citrus Bliss Combo


jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the opportunity! I would love to know more about essential oils and try them. I struggle with complete hysterectomy/lack of hormones depression and it virtually kicks my butts many days. Therefore, I'd love to try the Citrus Bliss/Balance Blend.

My email is amy.rogers@ministryhealth.org.

Again, thank you!

Crystal said...

The Lord does work in mysterious ways.

I was just diagnosed with a nervous system issue this past Friday by the neurologist. I would love to be entered into the Citrus Bliss/ Balance Blend to help relieve the stress that I have been experiencing and the stress that has been caused since the diagnosis.

Thank you so much for an uplifting blog, it always puts me in a good mood to take on my day!

Crystal
icy62@hotmail.com

Emily said...

I'm very intrigued by the Balance/Citrus Bliss combo. I've struggled with depression and anxiety most of my life and it would be such a blessing to find a natural remedy to get me through the day. emilyd at hush dot com

nancy m said...

I have always wanted to try essential oils! I thing I would like the Citrus Bliss/Balance oils.
Thanks for the opportunity!

momwhoknits@gmail.com

Vanessa said...

Our family would be blessed to receive these oils. I have just begun looking into this particular brand and was reassured after reading this post. We would be blessed with either one ...you can surprise us.

Just wondering if its possible for anyone to have a one on one concerning the oils.

Blessings

Kristina Swain said...

i would love to try these. I've used essential oils for my home but not for my mental and physical well being. I'm really interested in citrus blend especially. thank you for the chance.
Blessings, Kristina

Anonymous said...

Hi! I feel blessed to enter! I have three boys. All of them had whooping cough this year and are not getting over it. So I'd love the onguard blend! Thank you! Tarawollman@gmail.com

Kristina Swain said...

Im really interested in the essential oils especially the citrus blend, Thank you for giveaway.
Blessings, Kristina

Julia said...

Oops! I commented on Nov. 2, but forgot to add my email. So, just in case... jkval60@yahoo.com :)

Nicole Kromer said...

Please enter me in the opportunity for citrus bliss. Thank you! npiecz@yahoo.com
BTW, I love this blog!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the chance to receive the essential oils. I would like to be entered for the Citrus Bliss/Balance Blend combo. I have enjoyed this blog.
Denice
denicepeckins@hotmail.com

Lila said...

I'd love the Balance/Cirtus Blend oils!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win and learn more about the benefits of the oils!!!

Lila said...

I'm not sure if I left my email address! crotwell2@bellsouth.net

Vallari Treacy said...

I would like to choose the balance/citrus oils.
vallarinoelle19@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

What a great giveaway! I'd love the on guard/toothpaste bundle.
Schmeanie76@yahoo.com

Dana Jones

lotta joy said...

Oh my goodness. I fell into this blog from MDR's. I'd love to smell all citrusy for my own well being, but with fibromyalgia, lupus and crohns disease, I don't know whether to ask for the one for emotional well being or protection against getting sick with something else!

Since you know more than I ever will about healing oils, I'd gladly trust you to choose which one I need.

littlelottajoy@gmail.com

Jenny said...

I would love to win the Onguard oil blend. I am allergic to lemon, so the YL Thieves oil is out for me.
I am excited to try it, and would love a sample if I don't win. Thanks!
Jennydmueller at gmail dot com

Jenny Mueller

Anonymous said...

A cup of tea sounds so nice! I would love to try the Balance/Citrus Blend. Sounds lovely!
Thanks,
Faith
Fkbeckloff@aol.com

Stormie said...

What a wonderful opportunity to try these oils out! My mom has lupus and is an elementary school librarian, I would love to be able to have her try the onguard package to see if it helps her stay well this winter season.
Thank you and yes Blissfully Content is a wonderful blog, I get inspired by the simplicity she blogs about for life and family. Beautiful!!!!!

Keeping It Cozy said...

Thanks for sharing! I have a good friend that has shared with me a little about essential oils and I find it fascinating. It would be so interesting to learn more... I think I would try the OnGuard.

Kim Swope said...

I would love to try the OnGuard Essential oil. I would also like to attend the webinar. Do you have to register for that now or on the 20th? Would appreciate more information on how to use essential oils.
Kim
swopefam5@verizon.net

Bevy @ Treasured Up and Pondered said...

Thank you for the chance to win, here- I would like to try both :) but I'll settle for the Citrus Blend combo.

thanks again.
~Bevy

Anonymous said...

I'd like to try the Onguard oil and toothpaste.

Leanna
weaverdl(at)flmtgif(dot)org

Charity Cook said...

Hey everyone!! Dani and I are so excited for you all to join our webinar on the 20th!! I just wanted to let you all know that you can register for that NOW!!!!. Just click on the link above and follow instructions. We will also be in touch via email with the link again!!
Thanks and we are so looking forward to this!!

Patrice said...

The Balance and Citrus Blend would be my choice.
Patrice
patrice@everydayruralty.com

Anonymous said...

As much as either appeals to me, I'd really like the opportunity for OnGuard. I fret so much about germs this time of year! magistra_day@yahoo.com

Thank you both for sharing! I'm excited to check my calendar to see if I can join the Webinar. :)

Julie Montang said...

Great read! I'd like to try the balance & citrus blend for anxiety. Fingers are crossed!
Julie
Jpurma@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

thecrosbys@comcast.net Cynthia Crosby Balance oil blend:) Thanks!!!!

Unknown said...

Thanks so much. My email is thecrosbys@comcast.net. I balanced blend. :) Cynthia Crosby

Jennifer Smith said...

I would love the balance & citrus blend.
Jennifers2kids@yahoo.com

Christine said...

Hmmm....difficult to decide. Like them both! I think I would like to try the Citrus/Balance blend.
design4god@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Good morning! My name is Erica (babcockx7@msn.com) and I would love to try the balance/citrus bliss. I have been on anti-depressants for 20 years and my doc says I will be on them for life! No thank you!

I'd also LOVE to learn more about essential oils. I've tried googling it, but there's too much information and I don't know where to start!!

Jen said...

Both look great, but I would choose the Balance/Citrus Blend.

jcmichigan@gmail.com

goodeating said...

I would love the Balance/Citris Blend Combo! Elaine in Alabama.
elsnow@homewood.k12.al.us

Carol said...

Essential oil helps a lot in each and every thing in our life. It protects the skin, hair and prevent forming the wrinkles.
Murumuru Butter

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