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I must admit that I have not jumped onto the essential oils bandwagon. I am honestly not quite there yet. However, I do believe that essential oils are beneficial to our health and well-being. Checkout the different types of essential oils here.
I love that they are all natural and do not contain any harmful or cancer-causing chemicals! I also believe in the benefits of aromatherapy. I love to experiment with different oil combinations to come up with mood lifting, or calming effects.
I have recently discovered the Guru Nanda Honeycomb Diffuser, which is a compact, easy to use, and one of the easiest ways to get started with aromatherapy. Honeycomb cycles through 7 different colors, providing a soothing, ambient light. It is also equipped with an automatic shut-off feature as well as overheating protection. ($25.99).
I am enjoying a set of Guru Nanda’s Top 6 Essential Oil blends with my beautiful diffuser. This set allows users like me to discover the different therapeutic benefits offered by each blend as I discover my favorites among them.
Each of the six blends are made from 100% pure and natural, therapeutic grade oils sourced from the world’s top growers, across 6 continents. The sample set contains adorable 10ml. bottles of the following blends: Tranquility, Breathe Easy, Thrive, Relaxation, Harmony, Calming Sleep Essential Oils.
I love the peaceful colored LED lights that add a special visual element to the experience.as they change, while the device disperses a fine mist into the air that calms, relaxes, uplifts or invigorates depending on the essential oil used. It looks very elegant in my bedroom and my living room.
All I do is fill my diffuser with water up to the fill line, and add a drop or two of the oil of my choice. The amber glass keeps out light and preserves the integrity of the delicate botanical essences inside. The natural “air freshener” that provides a pure and healthy alternative to traditional chemical air fresheners, so I don't have to worry about my family breathing in harmful toxins.
The ultrasonic diffuser creates vibrations that are carried to the surface of the water where the oil is floating. The oil is broken down into nano particles and then diffused into the air, filling my home with uplifting fragrance.
My favorite oil blends so far are the Breathe Easy, because I had a cold recently, and this formula helped keep my stuffy nose clear all day. I have also enjoyed the Calming Sleep oil. I diffuse it in my room before I go to sleep. and I have noticed that I fall asleep, and sleep very well all night long.
This amazing unit automatically shuts off when water level is low, so I don't need to worry about shutting it off after I fall asleep.
Enter to win! One winner will receive aGuru Nanda 6 Pack Essential Oil Blends set, and a Honeycomb Diffuser, ARV: $50
How? It's easy! Just fill out the Giveaway Tools form below for your chance to win.
Available in the pharmacy section of select Walmart stores or on Amazon.
For further information, please visit: www.GuruNanda.com
Have you ever heard of Olbas Aromatherapy oil? I hadn't either. But then I was given the opportunity to review this miraculous multi-tasking oil, and I am wondering how I ever lived without it! Olbas® Oil is a synergistic blend of six essential oils that provides amazing sensations to your body at multiple levels.
The oils are extracted from the traditional medicinal plants of:Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Cajuput, Wintergreen, Juniper Berry and Clove.
- You can soothe your body prior to your workout or daily routine and at night
- Welcome a well-deserved massage, pulse point treatment
- Soothe your sinuses with just a simple drop of Olbas Aromatherapy Oil on a tissue to breathe a little easier.
- Ease joint discomfort and tired muscles
- Open up the pores
This smart multi-use oil is great to keep in your purse, or in the car. I have used my Olbas Aromatherapy Oil several times after only receiving it about a month ago. In fact, just last night, my 12 year old son, Braxton had a stuffy nose, which was keeping him awake because he was unable to breathe. I applied just one drop of my Olbas oil to a handkerchief, and told him to breathe the vapor into his nostrils. It worked! No more chemical filled nasal spray will be used in this household!
Second, my husband came home from work with very sore feet from standing all day long. I massaged his feet with my Olbas Oil, and the aching and pain was soon gone. The cooling sensation was very soothing as well. A friend of mine told me that it soothes mosquito bites, so I will certainly be keeping it on hand for camping trips this summer.
Enter to win! One winner will receive a 28ml bottle of Olbas Aromatherapy Oil (ARV: $19.95)
How? It's easy! Just fill out the Giveaway Tools below. Good luck!
For additional information, or to place an order, go to: https://www.pennherb.com/olbas-oil-32-fl-oz-LL10
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
One of my favorite things in life is when I discover a skin care company that has high quality, natural products. Aroma Actives is amazing!
Aroma Actives is pure, natural and effective. Nature is an endless source of inspiration. They passionately believe in only using the purest natural active ingredients and essential oils that deliver potent nutrients and glowing, radiant skin.
Each Aroma Actives formula is innovatively crafted without harsh chemicals to benefit both mind and body and to visibly restore health and natural vitality for long-term radiance.
All of Aroma Actives products are free from:
- SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate)
- Mineral Oils
- Propylene Glycol
- Artificial fragrances and colors
I received several samples of Aroma Actives products to review. I chose the following: Lift & Firm Night Cream, Neck & Décolleté Cream, Daily Benefits Shampoo and Daily Benefits Conditioner.
My favorite time of the day is actually when I take my shower. I absolutely love using my Aroma Actives products because it makes my shower a spa experience every time! I start off washing my hair with the Daily Benefits Shampoo, which develops a luxurious lather, and rinses clean, and leaves my hair smelling amazing.
After rinsing out my shampoo, I apply my Daily Benefits Conditioner ,evenly coating my hair from my roots to my ends. I always leave it in during the time I take to shave my legs, which is about five minutes. After rinsing, I can feel that my hair feels as soft as silk and smells heavenly.
Since I almost always take my showers at night, I always apply my night time treatments right afterwards. That way my face is always fresh and clean and ready to accept the treatments I use. The first product I apply is my Neck & Décolleté Cream (I also use it first thing in the morning.) I am definitely at the age where my skin needs as much help as it can get, especially in the neck area. The neck is the first part of the body to show aging. When I apply this amazing cream to my neck and upper chest area, I can feel my skin firming up. The skin truly begins to tighten up and my youthful look is restored. I love it!
Infused with Frankincense and Geranium essential oils to rejuvenate and nourishing Shea and Cocoa Butters to nurture this often neglected area. Skin is left feeling tightened, firm and plump.
Since my skin repairs and renews itself during the night, I make sure that I use a high quality night cream. I love my Lift & Firm Night Cream because it makes my face looked radiant and beautifully refreshed upon waking up.
This anti-aging night cream that works its magic while you sleep. Wake up to plumper, tighter and more youthful looking skin with this anti-aging night cream. Its effective formula, including antioxidant rich Blueberry and Pomegranate botanical extracts, nourishing Shea Butter, firming Bee Venom, and rejuvenating Frankincense essential oil, reduces the signs of premature aging and improves the appearance of wrinkles.
I am very impressed with Aroma Actives. Not only do they come in beautiful dispensers, give me radiant, glowing skin and hair, but they also have completely affordable prices! What is not to love?
For more information go to: http://www.aromaactives.com/
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Starting next Monday, Tammy Fender will be hosting a 20% off Friends & Family sale for all TammyFender.com shoppers.
From August 1st though August 8th, Tammy Fender Holistic Skin Care will be offering a 20% Friends & Family discount to all Tammyfender.com shoppers.
You’ll be able to treat yourself to the expert aesthetician’s most luxe, deeply healing and ultra-nourishing products, from the brand’s beloved Bulgarian Rose Water ($65 retail, $52 with discount) to its age-defying Quintessential Serum ($175 retail, $140 with discount).
WHEN: Monday, August 1st – Monday, August 8th
HOW: Shop as you normally would on www.tammyfender.com . Discount will be automatically applied at checkout.
The birds are chirping, flowers are blooming and Spring is in full swing! With a fresh cut of candles, body wash essentials, oils and scrubs, FragranceNet.com offers a wide variety of aromatherapy products and candles (and of course fragrances) that will allow you to sit back and smell the flowers.
Northern Lights Candle ($20.99 at FragranceNet.com)
This sensual rose and hibiscus scented candle is filled with beautiful subtle notes of floral and vanilla. Not only will it make your home smell fresh on a spring day, but the hand-blown glass with shimmering gold interior will look great in your home as well.
Ahava Body Wash ($27.99 at FragranceNet.com)
This cream body wash is infused with hibiscus extract to smooth and moisturize the skin. It also promotes the healing of dry skin with natural antibacterial properties.
Essential Oils ($14.99 at FragranceNet.com)
Geranuim Essential Oil resembles rose with a musty, minty undertone. This geranium scented oil is one of the best skincare oils, offering relief from congestion, to both oily and dry skin relief. On the emotional level, this scent promotes stability and balance.
Gorgeous Cow Blissful Shower Scrub ($39.99 at FragranceNet.com)
Filled with a sweet floral fragrance, this calming lavender, ylang ylang and Moroccan rose essential oils shower scrub gently exfoliates with coconut fibers and Jojoba beads.
All of the products shown above are available at: http://www.fragrancenet.com/
Disclaimer: Product received to facilitate this post.
Next Wednesday, March 23 is National Eucalyptus Day! Eucalyptus oil is used for aromatherapy as the inhalation of the oil relaxes the body, by rubbing onto skin the oil relaxes sore muscles and also improves the health of hair. The ingredient can also treat irritated skin and wounds. Rejuvenate your skin with Next Wednesday, March 23 is National Eucalyptus Day! Eucalyptus oil is used for aromatherapy as the inhalation of the oil relaxes the body, by rubbing onto skin the oil relaxes sore muscles and also improves the health of hair. The ingredient can also treat irritated skin and wounds.
Rejuvenate your skin with The Healing Garden’s Eucalyptus & Mint line body lotion, body mist, soy candle and Epsom salt scrub. Soothe senses and unwind from stress with Dr. Teal’s Eucalyptus & Spearmint Salt Soaking Solution. Alleviate tension in the body by turning an ordinary bath into a spa by including Dr. Teal’s Eucalyptus & Spearmint foaming bath.
If a quick shower is all you have time for do not jeopardize your skin – use Dr. Teal’s Eucalyptus & Spearmint Ultra Moisturizing Body Wash, which enriches with luxurious moisturizers that include Aloe Vera, Shea Butter & Vitamin E to hydrate skin. Finish by moisturizing dry skin with Dr. Teal’s Eucalyptus Spearmint Pure Epsom Salt Body Lotion.’s Eucalyptus & Mint line body lotion, body mist, soy candle and Epsom salt scrub. Soothe senses and unwind from stress with Dr. Teal’s Eucalyptus & Spearmint Salt Soaking Solution. Alleviate tension in the body by turning an ordinary bath into a spa by including Dr. Teal’s Eucalyptus & Spearmint foaming bath. If a quick shower is all you have time for do not jeopardize your skin – use Dr. Teal’s Eucalyptus & Spearmint Ultra Moisturizing Body Wash, which enriches with luxurious moisturizers that include Aloe Vera, Shea Butter & Vitamin E to hydrate skin. Finish by moisturizing dry skin with Dr. Teal’s Eucalyptus Spearmint Pure Epsom Salt Body Lotion.
The Healing Garden’s Eucalyptus & Mint line is the combination of cooling eucalyptus and invigorating mint help to promote alertness and rejuvenation.
Dr. Teal’s Eucalyptus & Spearmint Epsom Salt Soaking Solution relaxes the body and relieves the mind. Spearmint is restorative for the body while eucalyptus stimulates the senses. Soaking in Epsom Salt relieves tension by removing lactic acid and impurities to soothe muscle aches and speed recovery.
Dr. Teal’s NEW Eucalyptus Spearmint Pure Epsom Salt Body Lotion includes active levels of Epsom Salt that soothes body aches and muscle pains. The lotion also contains Shea Butter which relieves dry, cracked skin and Vitamin E to nourish skin and seal in moisture.
Dr. Teal’s Foaming Bath is aroma-therapeutic and transforms an ordinary bubble bath into an oasis. Dr. Teal’s Relax & Relief Eucalyptus & Spearmint Foaming Bath is used as a restorative for the body while stimulating senses.
Dr. Teal’s Relax & Relief with Eucalyptus Spearmint Ultra Moisturizing Body Wash is a liquid Epsom salt that eases muscle tension and includes aroma-therapeutic fragrances that can awaken the senses for morning showers or relax the body in the evening before a good night’s rest.
Disclaimer: I posted this article in exchange for product samples.
Sometimes the wintertime can give me the blues. There's nothing quite like the uplifting fragrances of peppermint and lavender to boost my spirits and make me feel better.
GuruNanda 100% Essential Oilswith Diffuser has created an aromatherapy gift set that features two different oils (calming lavender and uplifting peppermint) and an ultrasonic diffuser with a color-changing LED light to add to the sensory experience.
The GuruNanda diffuser included in the GuruNanda Essential Oils Diffuser Gift Set uses ultrasonic waves to work with water and natural essential oils, and produces mist for aromatherapy, humidifying and purifying the space. When the included natural essential oils are used with the diffuser, they are very relaxing, calming, and soothing.
GuruNanda Essential Oil Diffuser Gift Set:
- Diffuser, Lavender Essential Oil & Peppermint Essential Oil (.33 fl oz each)
- 100% pure essential oil produces mist for aromatherapy, when use with diffuser
- Gives a soothing natural vibe that will provide a feeling of relaxation
- Lavender--soothing and calming
- Peppermint--energizing and refreshing
I absolutely love my GuruNanda Essential Oil Diffuser! It gives me such a sense of peace and serenity with the calming mist that carries the soothing peppermint and lavender scent throughout my house. In the daytime I keep it in the kitchen for my entire family to enjoy. It helps to purify the air which especially helps during this cough and cold season. I switch from peppermint to lavender throughout the day.
I keep it in my son's bedrooms at night. Braxton loves the gentle lights which lull him to sleep as they switch from a soft blue to red and then green. The mist helps him with his coughing, and the peppermint oil helps open up his sinuses when he is stuffed up. The lavender always helps him sleep as well.
I love how easy myGuruNanda Essential Oil Diffuser is to use. All I do is fill the canister with water and then add a few drops of the oil of my choice. I then plug it in and switch it on. It shuts off automatically when the water evaporates.
I can't believe these amazing diffusers are only 19.99 each and you can get them at Walmart! I am definitely going to be purchasing a few more for every room in the house. It is so much healthier to be breathing these 100% natural essential oils in the air instead of the possibly dangerous chemicals that are in air fresheners and the candles we burn.
For more information go to: https://www.gurunanda.com
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
emerginC is a remarkably effective, full line of active, result-oriented products containing a wide variety of pure, potent botanicals and fruit acids, as well as cutting edge medical and cosmeceutical-grade ingredients from all over the world. Their products are paraben-free, as well as free of artificial colors and fragrances, and they try to source ingredients naturally wherever possible. In addition, emerginC does not test on animals or use animal ingredients
emerginC is always seeking the latest scientific breakthroughs to ensure we combat the visible signs of aging skin and other skin issues as effectively as possible, offering products and facials with unparalleled results after only a single treatment.
I am a huge fan of emerginC skin care. Their products are amazing! I received a sample of emerginC earth - with bio-active phytelene minerals to review.
A hydrating, nourishing cream with clinically-studied plant-based phytelene minerals, antioxidants and vitamins designed to actively help fight the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Also contains Chronocylin®,to help optimize vitamin D biotransformation.
skin types: Normal or dry skin.
use: Morning and/or night.
results: Re-mineralizes, proven co-factor in the production of collagen and elastin, fights appearance of wrinkles, hydrates, improves tone and texture.
active ingredients: copper, iron, manganese, magnesium, amino acids, ceramides, olive oil, green tea, vitamin E, wheat germ, lemon, rosemary, myrrh, borage seed oil, pine cone extract, cholesterol, horsetail, vitamin A, Chronocylin®.
My Experience: I use this as my night cream. It has a perfect creamy texture that absorbs beautifully into my skin without heaviness or greasiness. I have been using it for a little over two weeks now and my skin looks radiant. My fine lines have vanished. My skin looks more toned and refreshed. My dry winter skin is just about completely healed. I absolutely love this cream!
Me, my sister, Kim, baby K and my beautiful mother.
To learn more about emerginC products or to place an order go to: http://www.emerginc.com
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.