Essential Oils Giveaway!

Valley Family Wellness & Chiropractic is happy to be your local distributor of Young Living Essential Oils–a brand that has been used in Dr. Andrew’s house for the past two years! We have been unable to find a brand that compares in quality, and we are excited to help you all learn about how you can use essential oils in your own homes!

In celebration of helping our Facebook page reach 200 fans, we have decided to give away not one but TWO 5ml essential oils (a $45 value!) to one lucky winner! Let’s learn a bit more about the oils:

Balsam Fir Young Living Essential Oil

Balsam FirΒ is harvested yearly in St. Maries, Idaho.Β It can be diffused for its aromatherapy properties or diluted with a carrier oil (such as coconut oil or almond oil) and applied topically!

 

 

Peppermint Young LIving Essential Oil

PeppermintΒ  is a very versatile oil! This is a “must have” for any essential oil collection!

 

 

 

Would you like to win these oils? Be sure to enter our Essential Oils Giveaway via the Rafflecopter widget below! You can earn up to 5 entries before the contest ends on April 15!

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thechiropracticwife About thechiropracticwife

thechiropracticwife has known Dr. Andrew for much longer than he has been a doctor! She supports his goals of a healthy lifestyle for their family and offers a mother's perspective on incorporating these choices into daily family life! You can find her at Valley Family Wellness & Chiropractic behind the front desk with their children Luke and Josie.

Comments

  1. Rachel D. says:

    EO Question: Is there an EO that can help boost the immune system (especially in children)?

    • thechiropracticwife thechiropracticwife says:

      Our very favorite EO for boosting immune function (and actually a large part of the reason that we carry the Young Living brand in our office) is Thieves. It is a proprietary blend of clove, lemon, cinnamon, Eucalyptus radiata, and rosemary. We keep it diffusing in our son’s room at night during most of the winter months!

  2. Sweet! I hope I win! πŸ™‚

  3. What are the “top 5” “must have” EOs?

    • thechiropracticwife thechiropracticwife says:

      Oooo…this is a GREAT question (and a tricky one to answer!). It differs for the needs of each family, but single oils Lavender, Melaleuca (Alternifolia), & Peppermint, and blends Thieves & Gentle Baby are five go-tos in our house right now! (Gentle Baby may not apply to everyone though πŸ˜‰ It is great for expectant mothers and those with little ones who just need some help settling down in the evening)

  4. Shannon W says:

    What is the best way to start with EO’s, something that is easy to get your feet wet and/or jump right in with it! Are there some that will help with your sleep cycle?

    • Shannon W says:

      Part 2 πŸ™‚ – I would love to try the Balsam Fir EO! With all the home improvement projects and outdoor activities we may need some πŸ™‚

    • thechiropracticwife thechiropracticwife says:

      Shannon, we think the best way to get your feet wet is to attend one of our “Essential Oils: I Want to Know More!” classes πŸ˜‰ We will cover EO basics (not just information about Young Living). There are several EOs that will help with your sleep cycle: I’m loving Peace & Calming (a blend of tangerine, orange, ylang ylang, patchouli, and blue tansy) right now!

  5. Hmm I don’t know a lot about EOs. I’d most like to try… lavender?

  6. Rachel D. says:

    I would like to try something with an acidic tone…

  7. I wish I’d known about the peppermint oil when I was pregnant with Cy. I was miserable!

  8. I’d love to learn how to use clove oil safely for teething pain.

    • thechiropracticwife thechiropracticwife says:

      Sarah, here is a link to a simple teething oil recipe: http://www.mommypotamus.com/how-to-make-homemade-teething-gel-oil/

      Keep in mind that essential oils are VERY potent, so you may want to dilute the oils more initially to find the right “strength” for your LOs skin. (You can also try in your own mouth first, keeping in mind that children are typically more sensitive than we are!). Essential oils have traditionally been used for their aromatic and topical properties, rather than ingestion (which is how we recommend using them!), so when using EOs in/around the mouth, do so at your own risk. Be sure to use only the highest quality oils (organically grown, steam distilled, food grade (or higher) testing) for such purposes πŸ™‚

  9. Kelsey Tennison says:

    I’ve always wanted to try frankincense!!

  10. I’m so excited to learn more about which oils are ok for consumption, vs topical use. I’m really looking forward to this! πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for putting this on!

  11. I can’t wait to try the Thieves blend in my house! I’m always looking for natural ways to boost our family’s immune system. (Thank goodness for blends…I would have no idea how to mix EOs!)

  12. Is it possible to use an essential oil such as thyme diluted in a carrier oil at the back of a cat’s neck to repel fleas?

    • thechiropracticwife thechiropracticwife says:

      Sarah, Dr. Andrew and I were JUST talking about diluting Melaleuca (Alternifolia) with water in a spray bottle for our dog this summer! The information I have been able to find about cats, though, seems to differ. PETA recommends never using EOs on cats because their skin is more sensitive, but some sources say that as long as it is diluted enough, it is ok. Honestly, we have done more research around the use of EOs on humans than pets ;-), but we plan on trying some EO use with our animals this summer!

    • thechiropracticwife thechiropracticwife says:

      Sarah, I found some more info for you! Valerie Ann Wormwood, author of The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, teaches that while MOST EOs are too harsh for feline skin, Cedarwood and Lavender (diluted in water) are the two exceptions!

  13. Rachael Evans says:

    I’ve heard peppermint can help with migraines and headaches. Are there any other essential oils that do this?

    • thechiropracticwife thechiropracticwife says:

      Yes! Peppermint is a great headache reliever. You can dilute with a carrier oil and apply to temples and neck or diffuse. Other good oils to clear the head include eucalyptus and lemongrass. To relieve tension try clary sage, frankincense, and thyme!

  14. Rachael Evans says:

    And I would like to try peppermint the most.

  15. Lisa Newhall says:

    What about using EOs to help boost pets health? Specifically urinary tract issues?

    • thechiropracticwife thechiropracticwife says:

      You are the second person to ask about EOs and pet health, Lisa! (A topic we need to learn more about!) Let us do some research for you and find some reputable sources! Great question!

  16. Lisa Newhall says:

    I would LOVE to try the Balsam Fir – as you know I am having a LOT of muscle aches these days from my workout schedule. πŸ™‚

  17. What should be in my starter kit?

    • thechiropracticwife thechiropracticwife says:

      It depends on what you are looking to accomplish with your starter kit, Geneva πŸ˜‰ Some great go-tos are lavender, Melaleuca (Alternifolia), peppermint, and Thieves, though!

  18. I love my thieves and can’t wait to learn more and try more!!!

  19. Elena Vo says:

    I’d like to know how to use essential oils to help with ADD and ADHD in adults and children.

  20. Elena Vo says:

    I’d like to try Peppermint or Lemon oil for household cleaning.

  21. I’m so new to EO that it’s hard to pick which I would use. The Balsam Fir that helps with aches and pains would likely get the most use right now at our house as we are increasing the amount that we exercise.

  22. I’m interested to know to about using EO with laundry. I read somewhere that I can’t find anymore that instead of using dryer sheets if you want scented laundry you could try some EO on a washcloth in the dryer? I’m really interested in ways I could use EO to eliminate some of the unnecessary yet common chemicals in our lives!

    I hope you do another EO class, this last one filled up before I had a chance to respond!

    • thechiropracticwife thechiropracticwife says:

      Jamie, yes! You can sprinkle a few drops of your favorite EO on a washcloth or wool dryer balls to scent your laundry in the dryer!

      We are hoping to get to do another EO class in May, and we will add you to our “Contact First” list before the date goes public–we have several people that were hoping to get in on it πŸ™‚

  23. Nicole, could you investigate Cedarwood as a flea repellant on cats (diluted 50:1)? I would be interested in getting a bottle for that purpose.

    • thechiropracticwife thechiropracticwife says:

      Sarah, while PETA never recommends using EOs on cats due to the sensitive nature of their skin, Valerie Ann Wormwood, author of The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, teaches that while MOST EOs are too harsh for feline skin, Cedarwood and Lavender are the two exceptions!

  24. Peppermint is one of my favorite essentil oils! They are all so helpful aand beneficial in their own ways, though. What a great giveaway!

  25. My biggest question about Essential Oils is, which one can I use to clear my eustacian tubes. My ears have been popping/feel full for YEARS. It drives me nuts.

  26. Brittany Ostebo says:

    I just started using Thieves this week. I’m new to essential oils and am so anxious to learn and use more.

  27. nice work thank you

  28. I would love to win the essential oils I am finding them to be very useful and safe in most applications πŸ™‚

  29. I’d like to learn more about essential oils. Thanks for the giveaway.

    • I forgot to mention: I’d like to try the Theives oil blend. However, if I was to buy a few individual oils to begin with, which are most useful?

      • thechiropracticwife thechiropracticwife says:

        Amanda, single oils Lavender, Melaleuca (Alternifolia), & Peppermint, and blends Thieves & Gentle Baby are five go-tos in our house right now, but it really depends on which results you’re looking for! Another great option for relaxation is Peace & Calming–I add it to my baths and put a few drops into coconut oil and use as a body lotion at night to de-stress!

  30. I’d like to try the melaleuca oil on my dogs. Last year the fleas were so bad, and we had to use flea treatments for 5 months. It gets pretty costly when you have two dogs. It was the first time we’ve ever had to treat them, so it was an unexpected expense.

  31. This may have already been asked, but what is the difference in the brands that say they are 100% pure EO’s (that you find at local health food stores), and the therapeutic EO’s that you use? I know you said at one time that the the therapeutic oils made by Young Living are more potent than other brands, but does that mean when other brands say they are 100%, that their not truely 100%?

    • thechiropracticwife thechiropracticwife says:

      Great question, April! I have no doubt that the oils found at healthfood stores are 100% essential oils, but the way in which they harvest may be different. I’m not up to speed on ALL of the brands, but I will say that Young Living has gone so far as to patent their extraction and distillation process. They also source organic materials from all over the world and ship them directly to 5 distilleries globally, ensuring that the oils are being extracted from fresh ingredients (rather than shipping everything to a single distillery that could be thousands of miles from where it was harvested). They do an excellent job at certifying each stage of their process, and we have found that the result is a more potent, higher quality oil. We’ve had experience with some of the other brands, and while they smell great, when applied topically they have caused major skin irritation, which is why we have always gone back to Young Living!

  32. I’d really like to try the thieves oil as well. My daughter seemed to keep a stuffy head cold all winter. It’d be nice to see how well it helped.

  33. I guess my main question would be what is unsafe with essential oils. There’s so much information out on the Internet, and it’s hard to know what is good information.

  34. My second answer would be maybe the balsam for oil. Seth gets into a lot of stuff & I’m sure we will have plenty of sore muscles coming up.

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