Thursday, February 25, 2016

Essential Oils And A Giveaway!


Happy Thursday Ladies! 
 
 Today my friend Elaine is taking over my blog telling you guys all about Essential Oils!  And make sure you guys leave a comment, she will be doing a giveaway and we will be announcing the winner on Monday!
 
Hey everyone!!  I'm Elaine and I blog over at The Welte Family Blog, formerly Honey Pie Accessories:)  I'm a mom of three girls and I've been married for 10 years!  My husband is a college football video coordinator and we have moved A LOT!  For ow, we are settled in Tulsa cheering on the Golden Hurricane!  I also work as a speech pathologist and I stay busy with my daughter's and their activities!  A big thanks to Kimm for letting me take over her blog this morning!
 
 
This past summer I began using Essential Oils, and every day I'm amazed at the benefits my family has seen since learning to incorporate these into our life!
 

I had been hearing about how my friends and their families were benefitting and since I've always been a bit on the crunchy side, I knew that I needed to start using oils!  Now, here's the thing, making a lifestyle change is crazy intimidating this was not any different.  Once I received my Premium Starter Kit from Young Living, I was super intimidated!  I started to read more and really dive in!
 
Essential Oils are basically the lifeblood of a plant.  When distilled properly there are amazing therapeutic benefits!  Young Living offers 100% therapeutic grade oils with their Seed to Seal Promise, meaning, they oversee everything from owning their own farms, the planting of the seeds, harvesting, and the distillation process.  Because these oils are therapeutic grade they can be diffused, applied topically, and when done so safely, ingested.
 

Since there is so much to learn (and I'm still learning) I decided to start out by making one little change at a time!  Instead of feeling intimidated by the process, I just took baby steps!  So, I started out by diffusing our oils.  Thieves helps to boost our immune system and since my girls had pretty much been sick all of the time (I had used all of my sick days before the end of the school year last year!) that was where I started!  I slowly began to diffuse more, and mi oily combinations!  peppermint and Lemon are great for boosting energy and helping me get up and go in the mornings!  When the girls started to have runny noses, I'd apply a drop of RC to the tip of their nose.  If I had some head tension (because hello three girls in the house and a husband who is gone A LOT) I'd apply some peppermint to my temples for instant relief!
 
Once I felt more comfortable with diffusing, I looked at the "green" changes we had already made.  I had been making my cleaning solutions for years, and once I heard about cleaning with Essential Oils and Young Living's Thieves cleaner, I knew this would be an easy switch to make.
 

The cleaner is super concentrated, so you mix 1 or 2 capfuls in a spray bottle, add water, and you're good to go!  I use the Thieves cleaner as an all-purpose cleaner, for my toilets, my showers, and I still have the same bottle I bought in August because you use so little each time!
 
I then dove into changing out my laundry!  I only used two things in my laundry room anyway, so how hard is it to swap those two things?  We said goodbye to dryer sheets and began using wool dryer balls with Essential Oils in the dryer!  Purification and Lavender leave your clothes smelling so good!  I later switched out my laundry detergents too!
 
I've taken up to blogging about these little lifestyle changes on my blog.  You can find the post here , search HPA Goes Oily.   You can also find me on Instagram @ewelte_hpa or search for #hpagoesoily and you can read more about the changes that we're making!
 
Now, for the super fun part!  I'm giving away THREE free Essential Oils to one of Kimm's readers!  All you have to do is comment on Kimm's post!  For an extra entry, head over to my Blog and leave a comment there!  I'll have Kimm announce the winner next week on her blog!
 
And, for even more fun, I have to tell you that Young Living is having a huge sale on their Premium Starter Kits!  They're all 10% off for the month of February!  With your kit purchase, you become a wholesale member (thinks Sam's Club or Costco) and then you receive 24% off ALL future purchases!  They also have a monthly subscription box that you can take advantage of, but you don't ever have to make another purchase if it turns out oils aren't your jam (but I bet they will be)!
 

And I'm giving $10.00 cash back to anyone that purchases through me this month!!  Again, just leave a comment with your email or shoot me an email (elainewelte@gmail.com) and I'll send you full sign up instructions!  How crazy is that!?!
 
Thanks again Kimm for letting me take over your little Korner today!!
 
Thank you so much Elaine for giving us all this great information!  And girls be sure to leave a comment and hopefully 3 FREE oils will be coming your way!
 
Have a great day and see you all back here tomorrow for Friday Favorites!
 




 


54 comments:

  1. Wow, that's pretty cool! I would love to be able to try it out!

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  2. I've been interested in young living, but haven't tried yet. Maybe I'll win some free samples?! Thanks! Shelly smw-----@hotmail.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Shelly

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    2. Shelly! I tried to send you an email this morning- could you please email me (elainewelte@gmail.com) I'd love to send you some other samples!!

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    3. Hi Elaine! Email sent :)
      Shelly

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  3. Great read, I have been looking at doing research about tea tree oils for my husband he has wounds that won't heal on his feet.So many different types out there. Would be interesting to try. The peppermint sounds interesting also my son suffers from miagraines and takes so many excedrines could be a different route to try...food for thought this was.. Have a great day ladies

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    1. Talia I bet these would totally help Matt and brad !!!

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    2. Talia, Tea Tree is super amazing! Young Living has other products that may help as well; rose ointment, helichrysum, and maybe even frankincense!!! As far as that crazy bad head tension your son suffers from, Young Living has M-Grain that has helped so many people!!! I'd love to talk to you more if you'll email me (elainewelte@gmail.com)

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  4. I have been interested in these for awhile now. Very informative post from your friend. Ordered the shoes this morning. Thanks so much for always replying to questions.
    Lisa G. gonzalez.lisak@gmail.com

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    1. Hey Lisa. Elaine really did a great job explaining the oils for sure !! And yay for ordering the shoes! Be sure to let me know what you think !!! Have a great day!!!

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  5. Super informative! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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    1. She really did a great job explaining it all! Thanks for stopping by Stefanie ! Have a great day!!!

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  6. would love to try!

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  7. I use peppermint oil for my head and energy but I'm very interested in other oils and how they could help my family. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Awesome Meghan! I'm thinking I definitely need the peppermint for my headaches! Have a great day

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    2. Hey Meghan! If you'll leave me your email address I'll get in touch!

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    3. meghan dot colasanti at gmail dot com

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  8. I have been interested in using essential oils in my life (I have rheumatoid arthritis, hayfever and eczema), but I don't know where/how much/what to start, so I'd love some tips/tutorials! Thanks!

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    1. Lauri definitely send Elaine an email. She is so super sweet and would be more than happy to give you all the info you need and answer any questions you may have;). Thanks for stopping by today!!

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  9. I'm a school nurse and would love to try some oils in my clinic. Lots of seasonal allergies in my area that I think they might help with!

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    1. I bet they would help for sure Tina!!!

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    2. Tina! I work in a school, and I definitely use them!!! My office is connected to the nurses so lots of sick kiddos! I put Thieves on daily to help boost my immune system!

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  10. I have been wanting to try using essential oils in my laundry, this would be great! Thanks:)

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    1. Hey Kerry! Thanks for stopping by today!!

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    2. Kerry, Read this post! http://www.theweltefamilyblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/hpa-goes-oily-laundry-day.html

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  11. Kim I love your blog and yours too, Elaine. And I LOVE using oils!

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  12. I,too, have wanted to dive into essential oils, but it's intimidating! This giveaway is great, it's a little way to start into the oils. Thanks!!

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    1. Hey Lisa. I agree it can be totally overwhelming. So happy Elaine is so sweet and will help anyone who wants to get started ! Have a great day !

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    2. Lisa, Amen! It is SO intimidating! But, I'm totally here to help!!! If you'll get me your email address, I'll send you some more info!

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  13. When I saw your blog title today I immediately clicked because I have been researching some info on oils this week, would love to win a few, she sounds very knowledgeable!

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    1. Stacy, Thanks so much for commenting! I'd love to send you some more information! Can you email me or get me yours??

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    2. Hi Stacy! She definitely knows her oils ;) thanks for stopping by today

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  14. I'm definitely interested in the giveaway!

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  15. Great post. I'm just learning about essential oils too.

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    1. Hey Tracy! If you have any questions about it definitely reach out to Elaine! Have a great day!

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  16. I have been so intrigued by the essential oils for so so long!! I am just torn between Young Living & Do Terra!! Can you let me know the difference? :) ~love all of your tips with how you use the oils :)

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    1. Hey girl. Send Elaine an email and she will absolutely answer all your questions! Xoxo my friend !!!

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  17. I would love to hear about what's in the kit and costs. I absolutely love thieves cleaner. It's amazing!

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    1. Hi Christi! Leave your email address or send Elaine an email! She is awesome

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  18. I love that Elaine suggests starting small! I have heard about the many benefits of essential oils, but haven't used any because they seem overwhelming.

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    1. Hi Melissa! It can seem overwhelming for sure. Reach out to Elaine she can explain everything to you and help you! Thanks for stopping by today !!!

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  19. Thanks for sharing lots of good information on the oils! Love reading your blogs!!

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  20. Thanks for sharing lots of good information! Love reading your blogs! ☺️ Brittany

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    1. Thanks Brittany! Have a great night !!!

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  21. I've always been interested in trying essential oils, thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. The only thing I've made with oils are facial cleansing cloths that I LOVE!!! Would love how to do more.
    jane.zernhelt@gmail.com

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    1. Jane! I make my own face cleanser that is amazing!! Plus it's super cheap- ha! I'll shoot you an email ;)

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  23. Loved reading this post! I make my own all purpose cleaner from vinegar and would LOVE to make it smell nice with some essential oils. I'm intrigued about the dryer ball / essential oil combo as i know dryer sheets are not good but can't seem to break away from how they make my clothes smell. I'm also impressed that Thieves can clean TOILETS -- that's intense! Fingers crossed that I can try some out :D

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    1. Valerie- Hey! I use to only use vinegar too and now I make all of my own cleaning supplies using the Thieves cleaner from Young Living! I also make a killer wood furniture polish using olive oil, vinegar, and orange oil!!! As far as the dryer balls I add purification or lavender so I still get that yummy smell without the harmful chemicals!!

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  24. Great post! So informative! I was skeptical of oils until a few weeks ago. I had a headache and a friend of mine dabbed her peppermint oil on me, and no joke, my headache was gone in 30 seconds! I would love to win a few samples!

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