the essential oil RN [giveaway!]

wellnessweek

Now before you go running for the hills, let us first preface this post with a disclaimer! Each one of the three of us Small Fry editors use essential oils often and love them! We all feel that they not only strengthen our family’s immune systems, but prevent illness, and if the off chance we do get sick oils speed up the process to get healthy again. While oils are gaining popularity, they are still definitely foreign to a lot of people! Bri of Collected Blog designed this awesome infographic for those of you who haven’t heard much about them:
Essential Oil Infographic

We are so happy to welcome Sarah, the The Oil RN! She’s been a nurse for twelve years and is passionate about and describes what essential oils are perfectly:

“Essential oils are the aromatic, volatile liquids extracted from plants (all parts of plants: flowers, seeds, stems, leaves, bark, roots, trees, etc.) through a process called distillation. History has shown their medicinal use in ancient times through Egyptian hieroglyphics, Chinese manuscripts and the words of the Holy Bible. They were also used as a source of trade, considered more valuable than gold.

Essential oils are the “life blood” or immune system of a plant. This concentrated liquid is complex (containing up to 800 compounds in each oil) and loaded with oxygen. Essential oils have therapeutic and healing effects on our bodies because of this concentration of oxygen, which enhances our cells’ ability to metabolize toxins, supporting the health of all of our body systems.In other words…
essential oils allow the cells in our body (OUR immune system) to better do their job!” (There’s even more information at the very bottom of this post if you are interested!)

So to encapsulate our Wellness Week we couldn’t think of a better giveaway! The Oil RN is giving away The DoTerra Family Physician Kit – which is basically a starter kit of 10 of the most popular oils (read this awesome PDF about what each oil does for you!) this retails for $166, and on top of that Sarah is also giving away a Do Terra membership so you can get additional oils at wholesale cost.

Family Physician KitReady to Enter?
  1. Leave a comment. Sarah wants to answer your health related questions! So ask Sarah something on your mind and she’d love to help.
  2. Like the Oil RN on Facebook, Collected Blog, and Small Fry on Facebook.
  3. Tweet, Instagram, Facebook, or blog linking to this giveaway and mention @smallfryblog so we can see it!
  4. Tweet or Instagram a picture of your favorite healthy tips or tricks and mention @smallfryblog.
  5. Put Small Fry’s blog button linking to http://smallfryblog.com on your sidebar for 5 additional entries!
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Good luck! This giveaway is open to US winners only, you have until Friday January 18th at 11:59 pm to enter! We will contact the winner by email and you’ll have 72 hours to respond or another winner will be selected.
Keep reading for more details on the uses of essential oils…
Essential oils can be used in 3 ways:

Aromatically: Use a diffuser to spread the essential oil particles into the air or rub a few drops in your hand and inhale {self diffuse}.

  • affect mood
  • cleanse air (kills bacteria and stops replication of viruses)
  • open airways


Topically*:  Apply a few drops of essential oil directly on area of concern. The bottoms of the feet are also a quick and safe way to apply because the pores are largest and the skin is less sensitive.  A carrier oil {I prefer fractionated coconut oil} can be used to massage and apply the oils and also dilute the more “hot” oils (especially important when applying on children and sensitive skin.)  A little goes a LONG way…a few drops are all you need.

 

  • quickly absorbed into the body through the skin
  • full body benefit on a cellular level
  • immune support
  • immediate comfort


Internally*: Place a few drops directly under the tongue, mix with water and drink, or drop in an empty capsule and take in pill form.

 

  • benefits mouth and throat
  • supports digestive system
  • supports immune system
  • cleanses organs


{disclaimer}
*Please be aware that not all essential oils are created equal.  Not all are safe and natural.  Many contain alcohol, chemicals or other carrier oils and thus, are not safe for children nor should they be taken internally.  Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) essential oils are 100% safe and natural and can be taken internally as a dietary supplement.

Ok! Now let’s get down to the real stuff and talk about what essential oils can do for you.

First of all, there is no “one pill for one ill” with essential oils.  Many different oils can be used for different ailments.  There are many resources available to guide us in our use of essential oils, however.  I highly recommend a book called Modern Essentials (1).  It has suggested uses and also provides information on each oil and research to back it up (which is important to me).

Essential oils are anti-inflammatory.
All of our bodies are in some state of inflammation somewhere at all times. And where there is inflammation, there is commonly pain and sometimes infection.  Help manage that inflammation, help control pain and infection.

Frankincense is one of the most powerful oils due to its anti-inflammatory properties.  It is also the subject of a lot of study on cancer treatment.  I use frankincense for first aid.  It helps take the pain away and heal quickly and effectively.  It is also marvelous for a headache!  It’s also been known to enhance healthy skin cell growth and  decrease wrinkles. bonus :)

Citrus oils also help with inflammation and can cleanse our body systems of the toxins and petrochemicals our fat cells store.  This can help with weight loss too!

Lavender is a commonly used oil for a multitude of reasons.  It helps me sleep more soundly.  It can be used on any skin disorder, topically.  It is a lifesaver for burns!  Apply neat (no dilution) to the burn repeatedly.

Peppermint is another common oil that we use on the daily.  It helps with a headache, fever, upset stomach.  It increases focus.  I love to send it in a little glass roller bottle to school with my 9 year old.  He will rub a bit on his wrist and smell it throughout the day and it helps him focus on his schoolwork.

White fir, birch, and wintergreen are commonly used in our family.  My husband loves to exercise (he is dragging me along with him, ha ha…) and my kids are all involved in sports and gymnastics.  These oils help with sore muscles, tendons, joints, etc.  There is a LOT of massaging and sports therapy going on at our house!

Essential oils are anti-bacterial and anti-viral.
Not only can they kill bacteria on the outside of our cells, they can actually enter our cell walls (antibiotics cannot) and eliminate viruses, as well.
Research has proven in published study that certain blends of essential oils can actually STOP the replication of the flu virus.(2)

I use a protective blend (which was the actual blend used in research study above) every day.  I diffuse it in the morning, use it as a mouth wash for cankers or tooth pain, I take it internally if I feel a scratchy throat coming on. I put it on my children’s feet after a day at the mall play place or church nursery.  I use it to clean my counters, door knobs, in my laundry…on and on! It is an amazing blend of orange, cinnamon, eucalyptus, clove and rosemary that really does help catch a cold before it starts.  I love it.

Oregano is also a very powerful antibacterial and antiviral oil.  I will use it in combination with lemon to wipe out a sore throat or even strep.

Essential oils are mood elevating.
Everyone knows the power of aroma. Whenever I smell freshly baked cookies or bread, it transports my mind back to my grandma’s house. Christmas always smells of pine and cinnamon.  I’m sure we’ve all experienced this in some degree.  Mind and body are interconnected and smell is one of the most powerful connectors through the amygdala in our brain.  So it only makes sense that the powerful aromatic properties could help with anxiety, depression and stress.

Lavender is calming. Orange and lemon are mood elevating.  Bergamot can decrease agitation.  Grapefruit and lime help with mental stress (and they all taste great in your drinking water, too!)

As a medical professional who works in a hospital, a recent study done at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, has been very intriguing and inspired me to implement a similar study in the healthcare system where I work.  You can see a news clip about the power of essential oils and stress in the workplace here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lPwefP1YRQ

I also use oils for less therapeutic things like cleaning, laundry, perfume, hair and spa products. They also just make the house smell GREAT!   Recently, my sisters and I hosted a bridal shower for my sister-in-law-to-be and we made sugar scrubs for the favor.  You can see our bridal shower highlighted on the “Hostess with the Mostess” blog (and even get some free downloads!!!) here:  http://blog.hwtm.com/2012/05/rain-inspired-bridal-shower-free-printables/

Since I am a nurse, I have always been very accustomed to frequent calls and even pictures sent regarding ailments, rashes (is this chicken pox?”), cuts (“does he need stitches?”) and about everything else you can imagine from friends and family alike.  Now, I am known as the “oilRN” and I receive even more calls about ailments, cuts, rashes, etc.  And although, I often did my best, from a distance, it was often very difficult for me to be certain I was giving accurate advice.  Now, however, I am empowered that I can give accurate suggestions that I am confident will help in a variety of situations.  I SO enjoy educating others and helping them feel the same empowerment of actually being able to DO something to help in the middle of the night or on a weekend without running to the urgent care.  Power to be a mom that can offer a child relief of a tummy or earache. Power to help relieve congestion, cough and fever.  Power to manage my moods and emotions.  Power to be proactive in prevention of colds, flus and other common diseases.

{disclaimer, again}
The information in this blog post is designed to provide information and educate the reader on the powerful therapeutic effects of essential oils.  It is written with my personal expertise and experience in mind and is not provided in order to diagnose, proscribe or treat any disease, illness or injured condition of the body.

If you would like to know more about Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils and how they might help you achieve a more balanced, healthful life, please feel free to contact me via email sarah@oilRN.com

Best wishes and wellness,

Sarah, oilRN

1.  Modern Essentials: A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils (Third Edition, October 2011)

2.  Booth, L., Lin, Hsueh-Kung, Metcalf, Jordan P., Patel, Krupa B., Wu, Shuhua, Wu Wenxin.  Protective essential oil attenuates influenza virus infection: An in vitro study in MDCK cells. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6882/10/69

Comments

  1. Jams:
    on January 11, 2013 at 12:53 am said:

    I’ve used some oils here and there but would love to learn more!

    • on January 11, 2013 at 8:37 am said:

      JAMS: Visit my site to read all about oils and how they work. My blog and facebook page are also great resources for testimonials and suggested uses! Or you can always ask me a question on the blog! Thanks for your interest.

  2. Nicole:
    on January 11, 2013 at 7:51 am said:

    Is there anyway to prevent ear infections in toddlers? My otherwise perfectly healthy 1 year old has had 3 ear infections in 3 months and has been on three courses of antibiotics (which I HATE). The colds that supposedly cause the ear infections never manifest themselves in any meaningful way. She doesn’t ever seem sick, then all of a sudden has an ear infection. Help!

    • on January 11, 2013 at 8:40 am said:

      Nicole,

      I actually JUST did a facebook post about ear infections. They are running rampant right now! Helping with the pain and fighting the bacterial infection are simply and safely done with basil and lavender oils. Melaleuca and lavender are also a good option. I put a few drops of each on a cotton ball and rub it around and behind the affected ear. I also like to place the cotton ball over the opening of the ear. Never drop oils down the ear! Preventing the ear infection can be done in a similar manner…just apply basil and lavender regularly. OnGuard is another brilliant preventative oil. I give it to my kids in apple juice or apply to bottoms of their feet to boost their immune system and fight off any bugs that may be going around. Good luck!

  3. Kylie P.:
    on January 11, 2013 at 8:30 am said:

    My mom uses oils, and I really really want to start! I’d love to be able to help my 5-month-old when he has a small cold or something. I know that I’d need to use a carrier oil with any oil for topical application, so what is your favorite carrier oil?

    • on January 11, 2013 at 8:41 am said:

      Kylie P,
      My favorite carrier oil is a fractionated coconut oil because it is light and fragrance free. It doesn’t leave a heavy residue. I would love to help you get started!

  4. Lindsay:
    on January 11, 2013 at 8:48 am said:

    I’d love to learn more about essential oils, it worked wonders when my older kids were sick this fall. And now my 3 month old has come down with a horrible cough. I’ve used “Breathe” before, and heard that eucalyptus is good too.

    • on January 11, 2013 at 9:01 am said:

      Lindsay: be sure to follow me on facebook and check into my blog at http://www.oilRN.com–I am always sharing testimonials and usage suggestions! Breathe is a fantastic blend for respiratory concerns. Others I recommend are peppermint, eucalyptus, marjoram and aromatouch.

  5. Krista:
    on January 11, 2013 at 8:51 am said:

    This is so very interesting, I have been hearing more about this and would love to learn more.
    What exactly is the carrier oil?
    Also, you mentioned you use a protective blend everyday, do you mix this combination yourself, or is it sold this way? ….For a beginner, are there ‘must-have’ oils to start with? Thank you!

    • on January 11, 2013 at 9:51 am said:

      Krista,
      Fractionated coconut oil is just coconut oil with the natural fats removed. you can use any oil as carrier oil, though (vegetable oil, olive oil, etc…)

      OnGuard is doterra’s protective blend. It is amazing to boost immunity and fight disease. I use it preventatively in my home–put it in apple juice for the kids and on the bottoms of their feet. There’s a research study on my website that proves it works! Check it out http://www.oilRN.com

      While you’re there, you can see a list of all available “starter kits” for beginners and experts alike! It’s under the “purchase oils” tab…
      Thanks!

  6. Karissa:
    on January 11, 2013 at 8:53 am said:

    I love using lavender oil on my kids to help them relax. I would love to learn more about using oils to fight against colds. my kids can’t seem to stay healthy for long during the winter!

    • on January 11, 2013 at 9:54 am said:

      Karissa: Thanks for asking about colds! It is going around right now, for sure! There are many oils I use in my family as a preventative measure during the winter months (ALL the time, really). LEMON essential oil is an amazing anti-bacterial/viral oil and can be used to clean all surfaces. It’s also good for cleansing our cells of toxins. I like to add it to my drinking water. It tastes yummy too!
      OnGuard is a protective blend and boosts immunity. There is a whole line of OnGuard products to protect our homes from illness … check out the products on my website http://www.oilRN.com under the “purchase essential oils” tab! Thanks!

  7. Karissa:
    on January 11, 2013 at 8:55 am said:

    I liked all three on facebook!

  8. Karissa:
    on January 11, 2013 at 8:55 am said:

    I put the link on my facebook profile and tagged small fry!

  9. Kristen:
    on January 11, 2013 at 8:58 am said:

    I love essential oils and i would love some new ones! Thank you!
    I like all the facebook pages!

    • on January 11, 2013 at 9:34 am said:

      Kristen,
      I am glad you love the oils, I do too! I am offering a special for anyone that buys a kit from me…a free Modern Essentials Book! It’s my number one tool for all essential oil users–novice and expert! Contact me through my website http://www.oilrn.com and mention @smallfryblog

  10. Lisa:
    on January 11, 2013 at 9:23 am said:

    Anything for coughs?? My little guy – 2yrs – has had it for about two months…MD just says it’s from a cold and it’s just lingering. Ugh! Poor kid…coughs most of the night! :(

    • on January 11, 2013 at 9:37 am said:

      There is a blend called “Breathe” that is wonderful for all respiratory issues, cough included. I like to diffuse it and put it on the chest and bottoms of my kids’ feet. I also recommend eucalyptus, marjoram and aromatouch. Visit my website and facebook page for more advice, thanks and good luck with your little one.

  11. Tallia:
    on January 11, 2013 at 9:34 am said:

    So i am entering this because I love essential oils and would love to have more. But I have to say that your info graphic is a little misleading, cancer and diabetes aren’t going up because of a lack of using essential oils but rather from a lack of basic dietary knowledge which has lead to everyone eating crap and getting sick. I am way pro essential oils though! They are awesome.

    • on January 11, 2013 at 9:41 am said:

      Tallia:
      I am sorry if the graphic mis-lead. We aren’t saying that health concerns are on the rise because of not using essential oils. Simply stated, disease is on the rise. That’s a fact and one we all have to face. And we spend millions and millions of dollars on healthcare in this country and we aren’t any healthier because of it. You are absolutely right–it’s because we aren’t taking care of our bodies the way we should be. Nutrition, exercise and natural (synthetic free) products are key to changing the cycle. Essential oils are one of the tools that can help with that change, and I want to share the option with others. Thanks!

  12. on January 11, 2013 at 9:39 am said:

    I did ALL 5 steps needed to enter! Your button is even up on the Blog! (that I haven’t posted in a year! Yikes!)
    I’m new to essential oils. My kids were all sick and I was getting sick, so I “borrowed” Breathe and Onguard from my mom. I started drinking Onguard and didn’t get sick. I’ve been putting it on my kids feet and they got better really quickly. I didn’t even have to take them to the DR.
    I’m wondering about the Slim and Sassy and if it really will help with weight loss! Thanks! Fingers crossed I win this bad boy. I’ve REALLY been wanting to get involved with oils, but I haven’t wanted to pony up the $$. :) Thanks for this great Giveaway!

    • on January 12, 2013 at 12:19 am said:

      Ok, I’ve responded like 5 times to your question, Bree! It hasn’t wanted to post for some reason.

      Slim and Sassy really works if used correctly. It’s actually the number one selling oil in the company. I am working on a blog post dedicated to it for the New Year. Check back in a day or two http://www.oilRN.com

  13. Paige Young:
    on January 11, 2013 at 9:45 am said:

    I did all 5. I hope that once I become an RN Miss Sarah can come talk to the hospital I work at! That would be amazing! Indiana is a little behind when it comes to these types of things. Lol.

    • on January 11, 2013 at 9:59 am said:

      miss Paige: I would LOVE to come to Indiana and teach your peeps! Good luck on the boards, you’re going to ROCK it.

  14. Lisa:
    on January 11, 2013 at 10:15 am said:

    Cool giveaway! My two-year old seems to be getting cold after cold lately and I’d love to learn ways to help ease her symptoms (or prevent some of them in the first place). The “Breathe” blend sounds like a good place to start. Thanks!

  15. Lindsee:
    on January 11, 2013 at 10:21 am said:

    This is a great giveaway! Oils are AMAZING! I have completely stopped using over the counter medicines and rely on my oils. My mom recently attended training courses to become a licensed foot zoner, and she has shown me that you can do amazing things with essential oils. I would love to win this kit to add to my collection. I liked Small fry and Oil RN on FB.

  16. on January 11, 2013 at 10:21 am said:

    I’m an RN too and people think I’m crazy when I recommend AB be used only as a last resort. I love the idea of trying natural remedies first!

    • on January 11, 2013 at 3:43 pm said:

      That’s so great Rebecca! I am such a firm believer in using natural tools before over the counter medications if I can! Thank goodness for good nurses like you.

  17. on January 11, 2013 at 10:25 am said:

    I have your button on my blog

  18. on January 11, 2013 at 10:28 am said:

    oh this is so awesome! i would love to win, I like you guys on FB as well. Oil RN: what would you suggest for diaper rash?

    • on January 11, 2013 at 2:40 pm said:

      2 parts coconut oil to 1 part lavender. Add a bit of frankincense if it’s really sore! Good luck!

  19. stephanie:
    on January 11, 2013 at 10:45 am said:

    Which oil do you use the most? Are the safe to ingest? I have read some people adding oils to tea for healing.

    • on January 11, 2013 at 3:42 pm said:

      doTERRA’s essential oils are considered dietary supplement and therefore, most are safe to be ingested. Not all oils on the market are safe because they contain fillers and other chemicials. Please ingest wisely! Make sure it says “Dietary supplement” and can be taken internally on the bottle. I use all of the oils :) But the most common are balance, frankincense, lemon, lavender, peppermint, breathe, OnGuard, aromatouch! Read more about them on my site http://www.oilRN.com

  20. Kimberly:
    on January 11, 2013 at 10:49 am said:

    Sarah,
    My doctor thinks that my 7 month old daughter has asthma. I have Breathe and Eucalyptus, but I’m wondering if there are any other oils you would recommend to help with her asthma symptoms.
    Thanks, Kim

  21. Kimberly:
    on January 11, 2013 at 10:50 am said:

    I like oilRN.

  22. Kimberly:
    on January 11, 2013 at 10:50 am said:

    I like Collected Blog.

  23. Kimberly:
    on January 11, 2013 at 10:50 am said:

    I like Small Fry.

  24. on January 11, 2013 at 10:51 am said:

    I have a 16 month old who seems to get sick all the time. She goes to daycare since I work full time so thae doctor said that this is normal her first year. Even though it is “normal” I would love to be proactive in keeping her healthy. I have not used any oils before, but am excited to learn more on your blog.

  25. Sue:
    on January 11, 2013 at 10:56 am said:

    I have been using melaleuca oil on a toenail fungus. Is this the best oil to use for this, or is something else more effective. I have been using it for a few months and I’m not sure how successful it is. Thanks!

    • on January 11, 2013 at 3:39 pm said:

      melaleuca is the perfect choice. Make sure you have a high quality oil. Good luck.

  26. on January 11, 2013 at 10:58 am said:

    I now have a link to your site on my blog.

  27. Sarah:
    on January 11, 2013 at 11:03 am said:

    Any thing to increase milk production in nursing mothers?

    • on January 11, 2013 at 3:14 pm said:

      please read my blog post “all things pregnancy and new baby” at http://www.oilRN.com it has all the helpful hints for pregnancy/postpartum including milk production!

  28. Shia-Mei:
    on January 11, 2013 at 11:17 am said:

    Hi Sarah!
    I have a hard time taking pills/capsules, so when I put some Oregano in a veg. capsule a week ago before I swallowed it, it broke in my mouth and I was in pain! My question is if there is another type of capsule, like a gel or something thicker I can put the oils in? I am so afraid now of ingesting oils.
    Thanks!

    • on January 11, 2013 at 3:18 pm said:

      If that happens again, you can dilute the pain by dabbing some olive oil or coconut oil in your mouth (it will stop the burn!) Adding water will amplify the intensity of the oil. I use veggie caps, I know they come in varied sizes…so you can buy a smaller size OR you can use a tool called the Medi-Straw available on http://www.myoilbusiness.com
      Remember you can always add them to juice, too!

  29. MJ Argo:
    on January 11, 2013 at 11:20 am said:

    I’d love to learn more about using frankincense for headaches. I get really bad sinus headaches and am always looking for good treatment ideas.

    • on January 11, 2013 at 3:13 pm said:

      Frankincense is great for headaches. I apply to back of neck and temples. Another recommendation for headaches is a blend called PastTense specifically designed for headaches and tension. It comes in a roller bottle and is amazing! For sinus pressure and infection, I recommend melaleuca. You can see all the products on my website at http://www.oilRN.com

  30. LorieLong:
    on January 11, 2013 at 11:21 am said:

    I have recently started using essential oils. I have begun having night sweats and read on the internet that LemonBalm helped. So I take 30 drops at night before bed.

    • on January 11, 2013 at 3:12 pm said:

      I would like to address the reason for the night sweats…if they are related to hormones, I would recommend a blend called Solace. It’s great for cramps and mood, as well. If it’s a temperature issue, I would recommend peppermint down the spine. Let me know if I can be of more assistance, contact me through my website http://www.oilRN.com

  31. Cesny:
    on January 11, 2013 at 11:23 am said:

    This is great! My question is, where would you suggest purchasing essentials oils from? Any retailers or websites you would suggest? I have never used essential oils before on my own and don’t really know where to start. I’m limited on funds, so the more fiscally sound, the better! Thanks!

    • on January 11, 2013 at 3:06 pm said:

      Buy them through me! I am an Independent Product Consultant for doTERRA. They are the most pure oils on the market and I am confident that you will love them. You can get information on ordering through my website http://www.oilRN.com or email me personally sarah@oilRN.com

  32. Bethany Barrow:
    on January 11, 2013 at 11:29 am said:

    Did all that I could. I have been wanting to get some essential oils for the littles, hubs and I. This would be a great way to start.

  33. Meredith Bleak:
    on January 11, 2013 at 11:29 am said:

    I am still learning about the marvelous world of essential oils and love every minute of it! I have liked The Oil RN Facebook, Collected Blog, and Small Fry on Facebook. And posted about the giveaway on my FB page.

  34. Heather:
    on January 11, 2013 at 11:31 am said:

    What one essential oil should I get if I can only purchase one?

    • on January 11, 2013 at 3:05 pm said:

      Frankincense! Check out my blog post all about it’s uses. It’s amazing! There’s a promo for a free 15ml frankincense when you order this month! contact me for details sarah@oilRN.com

  35. Jen:
    on January 11, 2013 at 11:38 am said:

    Do the oils for an ear infection work as quickly as a prescription? They are so painful!

    • on January 11, 2013 at 3:04 pm said:

      Apply consistently and frequently, it can help soothe the pain and rid the body of infection. The beauty of the oils is that you can apply repeatedly (a little a lot of times!) without risk of side effects.

  36. hallie:
    on January 11, 2013 at 11:41 am said:

    I love oils

  37. Elizabeth:
    on January 11, 2013 at 11:45 am said:

    I’ve been so curious to learn about essential oils, how to use them, and which oils treat which ails! This is a great primer, and I’d love to win the starter kit.

  38. Mauri:
    on January 11, 2013 at 11:51 am said:

    I am wondering which oil is the best to treat aggressive behavior in children?

    • on January 11, 2013 at 3:03 pm said:

      Mauri,
      See my blog for the “Peaceful Child Blend” recipe…www.oilRN.com

      Also, there’s a blend called Balance that is my all time favorite for grounding and calming.

  39. on January 11, 2013 at 11:53 am said:

    My husband, 15 month old little boy, and I have all had colds of some sort in the past three weeks. My husband can’t seem to quite kick it all the way and same with my little boy; he even took antibiotics for 10 days and still has a snotty nose. Is there something that will finally get rid of what we have? I also think I’m coming down with a stomach thing at the moment, is there an oil that helps that go away?
    I’ve heard a lot of people say how much they love oils and I’d love to try them and see for myself!

    • on January 11, 2013 at 3:02 pm said:

      My favorite thing about the oils is using them preventatively. OnGuard is a protective blend that boosts immunity and helps fight bacteria and viruses! It comes in a whole line of cleaning products that really help keep the house clean and germ free. Check out all of the products on my website at http://www.oilrn.com

      For digestive issues, I love a blend called DigestZen. It’s great for all sorts of tummy issues. Fennel, ginger and peppermint are also good options. Good luck!

  40. on January 11, 2013 at 11:54 am said:

    I liked Oil Rn and Collected Blog on FB and I already like and follow Small Fry on FB and Instagram.

  41. andrea:
    on January 11, 2013 at 11:55 am said:

    i keep hearing how fabulous (and effective!) these are! i would love to give them a try.

  42. Becky:
    on January 11, 2013 at 11:59 am said:

    I’m new to the EOs… I would love to get the starter kit. Good grief, Frankincense is expensive. I would love to purchase that. Any chance that will ever go on sale? Thanks for all your info!

    • on January 11, 2013 at 3:00 pm said:

      There’s actually a fabulous frankincense promo going on right now. It was a December promo that was extended until January 15th. You get a free 15ml Frankincense with each 200pv purchase. It’s a great promo and only lasts a few more days! I can explain more and get you started, email me at sarah@oilRN.com

  43. holly:
    on January 11, 2013 at 11:59 am said:

    I was so excited to find this topic and giveaway this morning! I currently have thrush in one breast/nipple and the pain is awful after nursing. My son is 16 months and shows no sign. I have been reading tea tree oil, clove oil and Grapefruit is great mixed with coconut oil, but I’m curious which one is most effective? I read on your site Melaleuca is Candida and an Antifungal. Thank you!

    • on January 11, 2013 at 2:56 pm said:

      absolutely melaleuca! I also recommend oregano and lemon to clear up the thrush. Frankincense topically to the nipple will help clear up the open sores. doTERRA oils are the only oils on the market safe to take internally and safe for baby! check my blog for more info! http://www.oilRN.com

  44. on January 11, 2013 at 11:59 am said:

    I instagrammed about the giveaway.

  45. on January 11, 2013 at 12:00 pm said:

    I have your button with the link on my blog.

  46. Becky:
    on January 11, 2013 at 12:05 pm said:

    I LIKED oilRN, Small Fry Blog, and Collected Blog on Facebook.

  47. Jessica:
    on January 11, 2013 at 12:16 pm said:

    Hi, I’ve been looking for something to help my son’s eczema. He gets it real bad in the winter on his legs and complains every night that they itch. What oils will help?

    • on January 11, 2013 at 2:54 pm said:

      Eczema is an outward showing of an internal issue, usually. Lemon to cleanse the cells (in water or a capsule) would be recommended as well as Lavender and Frankincense in coconut oil for the dry patches of skin. I have a lot more information on my blog, come visit! http://www.oilRN.com

  48. Kim:
    on January 11, 2013 at 12:18 pm said:

    I found this page via Pinterest :-) I have honestly never really used essential oils but after reading this post I think I will start. Than you for providing so much helpful information!

  49. Kim:
    on January 11, 2013 at 12:20 pm said:

    Oh I also liked Oil RN , Collected Blog, and Small Fry on Facebook.

  50. JennD:
    on January 11, 2013 at 12:23 pm said:

    I have killer migraines. I’ve found out about peppermint and lavender, help, but do you have any other tips? Do EOs work for dogs with insane separation anxiety and if so any pointers? My dog goes crazy when I’m gone and destroys my bedding. I would love a kit like this to explore more ways to avoid unnecessary medications and embrace EOs.

    • on January 11, 2013 at 3:37 pm said:

      A blend called PastTense for headaches/tension. Frankincense has been known to help with migraines also.
      The dog whisperer has even used oils on his dogs! Lavender and a blend called Serenity to calm the dogs. Good luck with the giveaway! Sounds like you would LOVE them. Visit my site for more information, I’d love to help you get started! http://www.oilRN.com

  51. JennD:
    on January 11, 2013 at 12:30 pm said:

    Oh, and I’ve liked all the pages on FB (or rather added the ones I hadn’t ‘liked’ already)!

  52. on January 11, 2013 at 12:42 pm said:

    I would love to start using oils instead of harsh chemicals in my household cleaning! Also, my one year old has come down with a bit of a cold and I would like to know which oil or blend would help treat it (and that nasty runny nose)? Also, is there an oil that would help ease teething?

    • on January 11, 2013 at 3:36 pm said:

      Clove diluted in coconut oil, applied to gums and massage for teething.
      OnGuard, melaleuca, lemon for colds (applied to feet of little ones) a blend called Breathe for respiratory congestion and coughs.
      Check out the entire onGuard blend products for cleaning on my site http://www.oilRN.com You will LOVE them.

  53. tara:
    on January 11, 2013 at 12:47 pm said:

    I know essential oils can be used to treat sickness, but what would you recommend for things such as not sleeping well (my 4 month old currently wakes up 1-3 times an HOUR)? i’m getting desperate and am wondering if any essential oils or combinations would help…

    • on January 11, 2013 at 3:34 pm said:

      Lavender or a blend called Serenity! Apply to bottoms of feet, down spine and diffuse. Look forward to a good night’s rest for you and the little one!!!

  54. on January 11, 2013 at 12:48 pm said:

    I like all three on Facebook!

  55. Katie:
    on January 11, 2013 at 12:49 pm said:

    I would love to start using essential oils in my home. It looks like all my questions have already been answered. Thanks!

  56. on January 11, 2013 at 12:49 pm said:

    I have the small fry button on my blog! #1

  57. on January 11, 2013 at 12:50 pm said:

    #5 for the small fry button! Crossing my fingers!!

  58. tara:
    on January 11, 2013 at 12:54 pm said:

    i also ‘like’ smallfry on fb!

  59. Tiffany:
    on January 11, 2013 at 1:12 pm said:

    I have the family starter kit and love using it. I get a little overwhelmed with so many choices and combinations though! I notice the kit has a guide of which oils can be oral, topical, or defused. How can I tell on oils that are not in my kit how to use them correctly?

    • on January 11, 2013 at 3:33 pm said:

      There’s a really great book called Modern Essentials. It’s available on my website http://www.oilRN.com there’s also a lot of resources on my blog to teach you how to use the oils. I also share testimonial and usage suggestions on my blog and facebook page. Feel free to ask questions anytime!

  60. Sue:
    on January 11, 2013 at 1:17 pm said:

    I commented, I liked all three FB pages, I tweeted about the contest, and I Instagramed my healthy tip.

  61. on January 11, 2013 at 1:22 pm said:

    Thank you for the info! We have used peppermint before, but I honestly had no idea what other oils are out there. My chiro has been very helpful so far, but this is great to have all the info in one place. Thanks!

  62. on January 11, 2013 at 1:26 pm said:

    Can we talk about preventatives? I feel like our whole houses’ immune systems are at an all time low. Are there oils we can diffuse to keep health up?

    • on January 11, 2013 at 3:32 pm said:

      The OnGuard line of products is amazing for prevention. I clean with them, wash dishes, add to my laundry, use the toothpaste, put it in apple juice, diffuse, the list goes on and on! Check out the entire product line on my website http://www.oilRN.com Be healthy!

  63. on January 11, 2013 at 1:28 pm said:

    liked the oilRN on FB! Excited for your posts.

  64. on January 11, 2013 at 1:28 pm said:

    Liked Collected blog on fb!

  65. on January 11, 2013 at 1:29 pm said:

    already like Small Fry on FB :)

  66. on January 11, 2013 at 1:31 pm said:

    instagrammed! (@thinkingaboutpretty)

  67. on January 11, 2013 at 1:33 pm said:

    blog button entry #1

  68. on January 11, 2013 at 1:33 pm said:

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  69. on January 11, 2013 at 1:34 pm said:

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  70. on January 11, 2013 at 1:35 pm said:

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  71. on January 11, 2013 at 1:35 pm said:

    blog button entry #5

  72. on January 11, 2013 at 2:05 pm said:

    Instagrammed my favorite (only) way to get the little to eat greens!

  73. Blair:
    on January 11, 2013 at 2:08 pm said:

    I have heard such great things about oils. I don’t know if I am a true believer yet, but would love to win this giveaway and see for myself. If you only had one of the oils, which one would it be??

    • on January 11, 2013 at 3:30 pm said:

      Frankincense! It’s an amazing oil. You can read all about its many uses on my blog at http://www.oilRN.com Just open the bottle and you’ll be a believer, I promise you!

  74. Blair:
    on January 11, 2013 at 2:08 pm said:

    I liked sf on fb

  75. Blair:
    on January 11, 2013 at 2:09 pm said:

    I liked the oilRN on fb.

  76. Blair:
    on January 11, 2013 at 2:09 pm said:

    I liked them collected blog on fb!!

  77. Blair:
    on January 11, 2013 at 2:09 pm said:

    I tagged sf in a fb post!!

  78. Blair:
    on January 11, 2013 at 2:10 pm said:

    I wish I knew how to put your button on my blog!

  79. on January 11, 2013 at 2:14 pm said:

    Ok Oil RN, I see you got comments about ear infections…my problem is the same! all three of my kids have had chronic ear infections- my baby is on the same path. hes had a few this winter…. I’m sure he is about to have tubes just like the others. Have you had experience with Chronic ear infections. They just seem to be a lot more aggressive than the occasional mild ear infection.

    Also- what do you use for anti-inflammatory?

    to enter the giveaway-
    I commented
    I liked all three on Facebook
    I shared on Facebook
    I shared with a friend on instagram (_desl_)

    • on January 11, 2013 at 3:29 pm said:

      I would use OnGuard and lemon preventatively to keep the environment clean. Check my website for all the products available http://www.oilRN.com
      All of the oils have anti-inflammatory properties. Frankincense is one of the most powerful. if you can be more specific, internal inflammation? injury? muscle? I can help point you in the right direction! Thank you!

  80. Jessica Peters:
    on January 11, 2013 at 2:17 pm said:

    Love oils! How would you treat a pneumonia? My daughter is very susceptible to pneumonia. Also, she has a neuropathy of one of her cranial nerves.. Any ideas on what could potentially help with that?

    • on January 11, 2013 at 3:28 pm said:

      Frankincense or helichrysum applied to the brain stem for the nerve damage. I would love to give you some more in-depth advice…why don’t you email me personally at sarah@oilrn.com
      I have a regimen for pneumonia that I could send you too…straight from Dr. Hill (doTERRA’s chief medical officer) I look forward to talking to you.

  81. Karina:
    on January 11, 2013 at 2:22 pm said:

    I just started learning about essential oils and I’m about to have my 4th baby any minute so this kit would be fantastic! I need more info on oils for nursing mothers and I’m curious about driking the shakes during nursing.

    • on January 11, 2013 at 3:26 pm said:

      Please read my blog post “All things pregnancy and new baby” at http://www.oilrn.com It will have the answers to all of your pregnancy and nursing questions! Congratulations!

  82. Jenny Ricks:
    on January 11, 2013 at 2:32 pm said:

    My son has asthma and it is always worse in the winter. Is there an oil that might help? Also, my other son has chronic hives not connected to any other medical issue. Is there an oil that can help hives? This is an awesome giveaway guys!

    • on January 12, 2013 at 12:29 am said:

      Breathe is a great place to start for the asthma. Also eucalyptus, rosemary, marjoram. I know many people who have been able to eliminate their steroids because of implementing the oils.
      Hives can be soothed with lavender or a blend called Purify. But it’s typically an outward presentation of an inward issue so we would need to address inflammation internally. Contact me via my website http://www.oilRN.com so I can give you more in depth advice on an internal regimen.

  83. Jenny Ricks:
    on January 11, 2013 at 2:41 pm said:

    I insta’d and tagged small fry :)

  84. on January 11, 2013 at 3:04 pm said:

    I am 20 weeks pregnant and have read a lot of conflicting information about using essential oils while pregnant. One source may say certain oils are ok to use while pregnant while the next source will state the opposite. I am so confused. So far I have only used lemon for first trimester nausea, and lavender diffused in a warmer with coconut oil to help me sleep.

    Do you have any recommendations of oils to use, or not to use, during pregnancy?

    • on January 11, 2013 at 3:25 pm said:

      I recommend you reading my blog post “all things pregnancy and new baby” on my site http://www.oilRN.com
      Many books and resources will tell you to proceed with caution during pregnancy…which is true. Always use good judgement. My post, however, is really just my notes from seminars I have taken by a wonderful nurse midwife who uses oils safely with all of her patients and in all of her deliveries. Its amazing stuff! Congratulations, by the way!

  85. Brooke:
    on January 11, 2013 at 3:08 pm said:

    My 18 month son occasionally gets these colds that just settle in his chest, and his dr. has thrown around the possibility of asthma. I am wary of using an inhaler, especially for something he gets so rarely. Any oils that might help?

    • on January 11, 2013 at 3:23 pm said:

      A blend called Breathe is renowned for asthma, some have even replaced their inhalers with it (over time…) I also recommend marjoram, peppermint, aromatouch, basil…there are so many options!

  86. Jacquelinne:
    on January 11, 2013 at 3:09 pm said:

    I have loved using essential oils in my home. My collection is quite small right now and I would love to win the giveaway! The deep blue rub is heavenly, by the way! it’s a must have to all who are just starting. I am very active and this is a life-saver!

  87. Jacquelinne:
    on January 11, 2013 at 3:10 pm said:

    Just followed SF and OilRN on facebook!

  88. on January 11, 2013 at 3:12 pm said:

    i have heard a little bit and tried a couple of the oils, i would love to learn more. i love the idea of treating things naturally. i use peppermint and chamomille for headaches. what do you recommend for a mood balancer?

    • on January 11, 2013 at 3:21 pm said:

      pasttense is a blend specifically for headaches and tension! It’s amazing. My most favorite mood balancer is Balance…it does JUST that, balances my moods!

  89. on January 11, 2013 at 3:12 pm said:

    follow on fb!

  90. Dawn:
    on January 11, 2013 at 3:22 pm said:

    I liked all three facebook pages.

  91. Dawn:
    on January 11, 2013 at 3:23 pm said:

    I’ve used garlic oil in my son’s ears for ear infections & it works amazing. just a little stinky ;)
    I’d love a DoTerra kit :)

  92. Brooke R.:
    on January 11, 2013 at 4:24 pm said:

    I have dealt with eczema ever since my first pregnancy. Is there anything essential oils can do to help me?

    • on January 11, 2013 at 5:44 pm said:

      Eczema is typically an internal issue and a bit too complicated for a response here. For the external dryness, I would recommend lavender and frankincense in coconut oil, applied daily. Email me at sarah@oilRN.com and I can send you more detailed information on internal protocol for eczema. Thanks for asking!

  93. Susie:
    on January 11, 2013 at 4:26 pm said:

    My almost-4-yr old recently started to bite his nails..with a vengeance (nonstop, even biting toenails, & trying to bite MY nails). This has been going on maybe 3 mos. I realize it could be related to any number of stressors in his life or simply genetics, etc, but would essential oils be useful in a situation like this?

    • on January 11, 2013 at 5:42 pm said:

      To decrease stress and anxiety, there are several choices to diffuse or use topically: citrus bliss, balance, serenity, frankincense, elevation, wild orange. These would all help your four year old decrease stress and hopefully eliminate the nervous habit. In all seriousness, you could put onGuard on his fingertips and see if that helps. Kids don’t love the taste much and it’s completely safe to take internally. Oregano might be a little “hotter” but I think it would do the trick too! Good luck!

  94. Wendy:
    on January 11, 2013 at 4:28 pm said:

    Is there an oil that helps with arthritis?

    • on January 11, 2013 at 5:40 pm said:

      Deep blue is great for arthritis. It comes in an oil, roller bottle and a rub. I love the rub! I also recommend a blend called aromatouch. It increases circulation and helps with pain and arthritis. neuropathy too!

  95. on January 11, 2013 at 5:51 pm said:

    I love essential oils! I love to keep lavendar on hand for minor burns and citrus oils for homemade cleaning products.

  96. Joelle:
    on January 11, 2013 at 6:20 pm said:

    I just left Sarah a msg on her website and facebook page. I read her entry about Frankincense for anxiety…excellent…now I’m curious about formulas for ADD…have started using essential oils a bit eucalyptus for respiratory relief, peppermint for headaches and mood lift, lavender in bedding laundry to aid in restfulness…want to learn so much more for preventative care and I think I’ve finally found the best user friendly place…thank you OilRN

    • on January 11, 2013 at 11:55 pm said:

      What a nice comment, Thank You! I hope I didn’t miss your message on the website. Let’s definitely touch base. I have a great regimen for ADD and anxiety. I will look for your message and get back with more information for you asap. I’m so glad you’re excited about the oils. They are amazing! http://www.oilRN.com

  97. Jessica Stevens:
    on January 11, 2013 at 7:16 pm said:

    How lovely! I would love to win the starter pack and give oils a try.

  98. Maria:
    on January 11, 2013 at 7:48 pm said:

    Love the suggestions you have. Do you know of any good eo recipe for leg cramps by any chance?

    • on January 11, 2013 at 11:53 pm said:

      My kids get all sorts of growing pains. These are my recommendations: 2-5 drops aromatouch blend, deep blue or pasttense. Apply directly the muscle area affected with massage strokes. I also love white fir and lavender for mild muscle pain. Good luck!

    • on January 11, 2013 at 11:57 pm said:

      If the leg cramps are more “restless leg”…here is my suggested protocol:
      2 – 4 drops of AromaTouch blend massaged into the area when an episode is beginning. Use a carrier to facilitate the massage.

      Some have also had positive results with Deep Blue, Marjoram, Roman Chamomile and/or Serenity with the same massage application.

  99. on January 11, 2013 at 9:27 pm said:

    I was wondering what you would recommend for Adult ADD? I’ve tried “Serenity” that a friend recommended, but it didn’t really help (maybe it’s more for people with ADHD?) Any suggestions would be fabulous! THANKS & I love the giveway!

    • on January 11, 2013 at 11:51 pm said:

      There’s a new blend called InTune designed especially for A.D.D. My hubby isn’t diagnosed, but he definitely has benefited from this brilliant blend. I also recommend vetiver and frankincense. Visit my blog and contact me there for more info. http://www.oilRN.com

  100. Amy R.:
    on January 11, 2013 at 9:47 pm said:

    My girlfriend was just telling me a little about these, and I’d love to learn more!

  101. Amy R.:
    on January 11, 2013 at 9:48 pm said:

    I follow you on twitter

  102. Amy R.:
    on January 11, 2013 at 9:51 pm said:

    I like you on FB

  103. Amy R.:
    on January 11, 2013 at 9:51 pm said:

    I like OilRN on FB

  104. Anna:
    on January 11, 2013 at 10:00 pm said:

    I lost my essential oils in my move, and I can’t wait to replace them! I miss them every day.

  105. Rachel M.:
    on January 11, 2013 at 10:14 pm said:

    I have been intrigued by the vast interest in essential oils these days. Most swear by them. I would really like to give them a try. Are there any “must haves,” or best oils for beginners like myself?

    • on January 11, 2013 at 11:48 pm said:

      The Family Physician’s kit comes with ten of the most used and loved essential oils. Peppermint is so versatile: headache, tummyache, respiratory congestion, allergies, fever, focus…the list goes on! Lemon is mood lifting and an amazing cleanser for homes and bodies. Lavender is also wonderful for calming, sleep and skin conditions, BURNS, bugbites…etc. OnGuard is an immune booster and a must have for anyone that eats or breathes these days and digestzen is wonderful for digestive issues. Breathe for congestion and respiratory conditions. Melaleuca for all things viral and fungal. I could go on! And I do…on my blog and facebook page. Visit me there!!! http://www.oilRN.com

  106. Marti:
    on January 11, 2013 at 10:16 pm said:

    I have been very interested in oils lately. This would be awesome to win!

    What’s the best to use for coughs, croup? It seems cough medicines and decongestants don’t really help. I have heard rubbing Vicks on the feet works-but wonder if there is a natural remedy.

    Thanks!

    • on January 11, 2013 at 11:44 pm said:

      A blend called Breathe works a lot the same way as the vicks…but natural and safe. Apply a few drops to bottoms of feet and chest to open airways. Another recommendation is marjoram for croup. Be sure to visit my blog for other helps and information on how to buy oils. Thanks! http://www.oilRN.com

  107. Rachel M.:
    on January 11, 2013 at 10:17 pm said:

    I “like” Oil RN on facebook

  108. Rachel M.:
    on January 11, 2013 at 10:17 pm said:

    I “Like” smallfry on facebook

  109. Rachel M.:
    on January 11, 2013 at 10:18 pm said:

    Instagrammed the giveaway

  110. Marti:
    on January 11, 2013 at 10:19 pm said:

    Everyone ‘liked’ on Facebook.

  111. Kim:
    on January 12, 2013 at 1:45 am said:

    Are there any local stores where I might find true natural essential oils? I am guessing the ones that Walmart or even craft stores like Michaels are not the natural ones?

    • on January 12, 2013 at 8:21 am said:

      That’s actually why I am so passionate about sharing what I know. While you can buy an inexpensive bottle of frankincense for a few dollars at craft stores and larger chain stores, you never know exactly what you’re getting. There is no industry standard or regulations so companies have the ability to print whatever they want on their labels “organic”, “100% Natural” even “Therapeutic Grade” without really being so. As long as they contain some portion of oil, they can make such claims. The problem is they combine the portion of oil with fillers, even chemicals. doTERRA is committed to purity and quality. There are absolutely no fillers or chemicals in their products. You get exactly what they claim: certified, pure, therapeutic grade essential oils. That is why they are safe to take internally. The therapeutic level is most important to get the best results. But the easiest proof is in the aroma. Just open a bottle of cheap lavender and compare it to a bottle of doTERRA’s pure lavender…tell me you can’t smell the alcohol content in the prior.
      I would love to help you get started with these natural essential oils. I truly believe they are the best on the market and the company’s growth is telling the same story! Contact me via my website for more detailed information, thanks! http://www.oilRN.com

  112. on January 12, 2013 at 5:32 am said:

    Great giveaway! Essential oils are definitely something I’ve wanted to learn more about. My question for Sarah (is it Sarah Rammell? If so, shout out to her! ha, this is Haylee Atkinson, Angie’s little sister). But k my question would be, what is personally your favorite way to use essential oils and which one is your favorite?

    Thanks again for the great giveaway!

    • on January 12, 2013 at 8:14 am said:

      Hi Haylee! You beautiful girl! I would love to teach you (Angie & Erin too–I’ve been thinking about them, seems like it would be right up their alley!) about essential oils. I am so passionate about helping people find natural solutions.

      That’s a great question and I would have to say that taking them internally has been the biggest life changer for me and my family. Actually being able to get the powerful anti-inflammatory benefits on a cellular level has been huge for immunity and overall health. That is where doTERRA is unique. You can feel confident that you’re getting powerful and safe products with no additives, chemicals or side effects.

      That being said, I love to diffuse oils. The aromatic effects are also so powerful for mood, anxiety, stress, depression and over-all well being.

      My favorite oil is Balance. You can see the complete product guide on my website http://www.oilRN.com …check it out. Contact me via email sarah@oilRN.com and I can help you more personally!

      xoxo

  113. on January 12, 2013 at 5:33 am said:

    Liked everyone on Facebook!

  114. Kris:
    on January 12, 2013 at 6:42 am said:

    Love this! I’m getting started with EO’s. Lavender is my go-to oil for owies! Kids like it because it does not sting.
    I’d lie to find a good blend and use regimen to fight the chronic pain of fibromyalgia I live with, as well as the more acure aches and pains of life.

    • on January 12, 2013 at 8:08 am said:

      Kris, add a little white fir to the lavender in a spray bottle with water or coconut oil. It is the most perfect “owie” spray for kids! Another great one for wound healing and scarring is Immortelle. It’s expensive but worth it’s weight in gold (check my blog for posts with before and after pictures! http://www.oilRN.com)

      I am sure you understand that too much inflammation is the most common enemy our bodies are fighting these days…and too much inflammation leads to chronic pain. If we can get the inflammation under control, we can typically better control the pain. doTERRA’s number one product is called Lifelong Vitality and it’s a supplement pack but also contains ten of the most anti-inflammatory essential oils in addition to all the vitamins and minerals our body needs. This product alone has shown life changing results for people with chronic issues. It takes time, obviously, so give yourself at least 30 days of taking them daily as indicated. doTERRA is so committed to the product, they guarantee it (it’s the only product with a 30 day money back guarantee) If you don’t feel more energy and less pain, simply return the empty bottle for your refund. I guarantee you’ll find relief from your fibromyalgia.

      In addition to the supplements, there’s an application process of 8 powerful oils (on the back, neck and feet) called AromaTouch. I am certified to give this treatment and training to be an instructor. It’s a wonderful application process that works directly with the nervous system to bring balance to the body, decrease stress, boost immunity, eliminate pain and invigorate. It’s truly amazing. I would be happy to direct you to someone (depending on your location) that could provide this service for you and even a class where you could learn how to do it yourself. I HIGHLY recommend it for people with fibromyalgia, MS and other chronic pain issues. Contact me via my website for more detailed info, I would be happy to direct you. http://www.oilRN.com

  115. Kris:
    on January 12, 2013 at 6:45 am said:

    I like everyone on FB!

  116. on January 12, 2013 at 6:56 am said:

    Going to attempt to take the essential oil plunge. My eldest son is prone to colds/bugs and is a terrible sleeper. My younger son has his dad’s immune system and rarely gets sick. I’d like to keep strengthening his immune system and boost my elder son’s.
    Liked all 3 on FB.

    • on January 12, 2013 at 7:59 am said:

      That sounds like a good plan! There are many proactive essential oils you can use to prevent illness in your home and boost the immune systems of your little people. Check my website for all the details http://www.oilRN.com Thanks!

  117. Anne:
    on January 12, 2013 at 7:35 am said:

    Jessica, above, took the words right out of my mouth. Are there any natural alternatives to prescription creams for treating eczema?

    • on January 12, 2013 at 7:58 am said:

      Seems like I need to do an eczema post ASAP! There’s a blend called ClearSkin that contains rosewood, eucalyptus globulus, geranium, lemongrass and melaleuca and can be used for eczema. A simple blend of lavender and frankincense in fractionated coconut oil is also a wonderful alternative to steroidal creams. Apply twice daily to dry patches. Skin conditions are typically an outward presentation of in an inward issue, however, and treating the problem internally is priority. Lemon is a great oil to take safely internally, there are also cleansing products called GXassist and Xendocrine oil. Please contact me via my blog http://www.oilRN.com for a more detailed protocol. Thank you!

      • on January 12, 2013 at 8:09 am said:

        another recipe for an ointment for eczema:

        1 teaspoon carrier such as Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

        · 20 drops Lavender

        · 20 drops Geranium

        · 20 drops Melaleuca

  118. Michelle:
    on January 12, 2013 at 8:04 am said:

    I get severe migraines about 5 times a month that are mostly triggered by hormones and stress. I also have trouble sleeping. I would love to have some healthier alternatives to try besides big pharma drugs.

    • on January 12, 2013 at 8:04 pm said:

      There are many options for headaches: peppermint, frankincense and a blend called PastTense. I love pasttense for tension in my neck and shoulders. If you have chronic headaches, I highly recommend the LifeLong Vitality supplements. Also, for a restful sleep, try lavender or serenity on the bottoms of your feet, wrists, behind ears. I love to diffuse lavender too! Visit my website for more information or contact me personally at sarah@oilRN.com — I would love to help you get started!

  119. on January 12, 2013 at 8:07 am said:

    My mom has some of these but I have never given them a try. Sounds interesting! I’m always up for “natural” remedies.

  120. on January 12, 2013 at 8:31 am said:

    i have so many friends that rave about this stuff… I would totally love to try it out!!

  121. Tracy:
    on January 12, 2013 at 8:35 am said:

    Hi! I have been using essential oils more frequently for my family. Can you recommend any for colic or sinus infections? Thank you!

    • on January 12, 2013 at 8:01 pm said:

      I recommend ginger for colic in little ones. It works great applied topically with massage. DigestZen is also a great option. For sinus infections, I like melaleuca. I actually put it on a q tip and apply up both nostrils. OnGuard and lemon are also great preventative oils that boost immunity and kill the germs in the air. Visit my website for more information http://www.oilRN.com

  122. Jaimie:
    on January 12, 2013 at 9:31 am said:

    My goal for 2013 is to become more reliant upon natural cures and to find a good holistic doctor. I would love to win this!

  123. Ashley C:
    on January 12, 2013 at 11:09 am said:

    I’d love to know more about essential oils and how to use them with children, especially medicinally! I received a starter kit (different brand) for Christmas but I don’t even know where to start.

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

  124. Jenna:
    on January 12, 2013 at 1:10 pm said:

    So interesting! I would love to win!

  125. Dede:
    on January 12, 2013 at 3:39 pm said:

    I’ve been hearing a lot about EO and their benefits. With 2 young kids, I’ve been reading and learning more about it and am excited about the chance to start using them as natural remedies.

  126. Dede:
    on January 12, 2013 at 3:40 pm said:

    P.S. I like everyone on FB

  127. Michelle:
    on January 12, 2013 at 3:58 pm said:

    I liked the Oil RN on Facebook, Collected Blog, and Small Fry on Facebook.

  128. Chelsey:
    on January 12, 2013 at 6:05 pm said:

    I didn’t read all of the comments so sorry if you have already addressed my question. I have two little girls with chronic constipation, we believe it is due to an extremely slow digestive tract. Is there an oil that might help?
    Thanks for the chance to win! I liked everyone on FB.

    • on January 12, 2013 at 7:57 pm said:

      DigestZen is a digestive blend that can be applied topically or taken internally for all digestive issues. For constipation in particular, I like rosemary. I apply to the bottoms of feet in infants or on feet and tummy of older children.

  129. Renate Parks:
    on January 12, 2013 at 6:22 pm said:

    I have liked all 3 pages on FB. Also, my husband recently had a stomach bug, with stomach cramps and diarrhea. I read somewhere that essential oils could help. What kind of oil is good for this and for nausea?

    • on January 12, 2013 at 7:55 pm said:

      DigestZen is the perfect blend for digestive issues and stomach pain. Apply topically to abdomen or take a few drops internally. I love peppermint and ginger for nausea. I like to breathe in the aroma. There’s a research article a colleague of mine has written about his work as an anesthesiologist using lavender and ginger to prevent post operative nausea. The article is on my website among other research http://www.oilRN.com

      • Renate parks:
        on January 14, 2013 at 9:18 am said:

        My daughter (10) now has the bug and is miserable with stomach pain, diarrhea, and nausea. I only have peppermint, citrus and lavender oil on hand. We’ve tried inhaling peppermint oil, and it doesn’t seem to be working. Is there anything else I can try with what I have? Also, how much is too much for a 10 year old?

        • on January 14, 2013 at 11:14 pm said:

          You can dilute the peppermint a bit with coconut oil or olive oil and massage on abdomen. I also suggest doTERRA’s blend called DigestZen. It can be taken internally in a capsule. Ginger and lavender are others that may help calm the digestive tract. Ginger is great for nausea. Contact me via the blog for more detailed information http://www.oilRN.com Would LOVE to help you get a few more oils in your supply!

  130. Melody Brewer:
    on January 12, 2013 at 8:58 pm said:

    I would love to try more essential oils!

  131. Brandy:
    on January 12, 2013 at 9:31 pm said:

    Perfect timing. My son has been bringing home all sorts of yuck from starting school and I was just at the healthfood store today looking for something *anything* to keep this junk away from him. I hate that every time we see the doctor, she wants to give him meds. I need something for preventative measures…for little ones.
    Thanks!

    • on January 12, 2013 at 9:50 pm said:

      doTERRA’s oils are 100% natural and safe to use on any age person with confidence. No side effects. Prevention is key in a busy household with kids, especially in these winter months. I recommend the entire OnGuard blend product line. There’s cleaning solution that I use for dishes, laundry, countertops, bathrooms, you name it. There’s also hand soap and toothpaste, throat drops and the oil itself. It is a wonderful immune boosting blend that is clinically proven to stop the replication of viruses. The research article is located on my website under the “Research and Education” tab. http://www.oilRN.com good luck and stay healthy! I hope I can help you get started!

  132. Theresa J:
    on January 13, 2013 at 2:54 am said:

    What is the best way to help with adult onset acne?

    • on January 13, 2013 at 8:50 pm said:

      The entire face line is fantastic. One of my favorite items is a blend called ClearSkin…it’s a topical roll on. I have also heard a lot of success stories just from melaleuca topically applied to problem areas. Melaleuca is sometimes known as TeaTree…I love to add it to my shampoo too! Visit my site for more info http://www.oilRN.com

  133. Amber:
    on January 13, 2013 at 8:26 am said:

    Wow, I would be thrilled to try this. I’m curious if there are any oils that can help with arthritis pain? Thanks!

    • on January 13, 2013 at 8:24 pm said:

      deep blue is great for arthritis pain. Aromatouch is another recommendation. You can see all the products on my website at http://www.oilRN.com I would love to help you get started!

  134. Amber:
    on January 13, 2013 at 8:28 am said:

    I like on Facebook (Amber H)

  135. Allysa:
    on January 13, 2013 at 9:49 am said:

    This is just what I need!
    Do you have anything for 7 year old girl who complains of tummy hurt, especially at bedtime? We can’t tell if it because she does want to sleep or if it is a true hurt?

    • on January 13, 2013 at 8:23 pm said:

      It could be either but using an essential oil to relieve her tummy pain is safe and effective. I would use digestZen topically on her abdomen. Other oils that may calm her enough to sleep (if it isn’t tummy pain) are lavender and a blend called serenity. Visit my website for more information, I would love to help. http://www.oilRN.com

  136. alicia:
    on January 13, 2013 at 11:00 am said:

    Anything that helps with ADHD?

    • on January 13, 2013 at 8:22 pm said:

      There’s a new blend called InTune designed specifically for ADD/ADHD. My hubby has been using it since convention and I have seen a remarkable change in him. Other recommendations are vetiver and frankincense. I went to a special training on the InTune blend and can teach you the recommended application process and science behind it. email me at sarah@oilRN.com I would love to help you!

  137. Margot C:
    on January 13, 2013 at 11:41 am said:

    I have had some lovely results with essential oils, particularly in my daughter’s early childhood (when Melissa was king!) and have had a hard time having moved finding the real thing now days.

    • on January 13, 2013 at 8:20 pm said:

      If you are familiar with essential oils, you will LOVE the products doTERRA has to offer. I know you’ll notice and appreciate the quality of the oils. doTERRA’s essential oils are the most pure on the market, in my opinion. I have used many and I am always confident when I open the bottles, nothing added or taken away…just pure plant extract. They work beautifully, I hope you’ll give them a try. Contact me via my website http://www.oilRN.com for more information!

  138. KJ:
    on January 13, 2013 at 12:28 pm said:

    I would love to give this a try on my 1 year old, who has ear infections every couple of months! Ugh!!! I’m wondering, is there a good oil for teething?! And is there an oil that helps boost the immune system?

    • on January 13, 2013 at 8:17 pm said:

      Yes, on all three!
      Basil and melaleuca are my favorite for an ear infection. I apply a few drops to a cotton ball and rub it behind and all around the ear. Never drop the oils down the ear canal, but sticking the cotton ball over the opening of the ear is adequate. Repeat every 3 hours.
      Clove in coconut oil is my favorite for teething. massage into gums.
      OnGuard is an immunity boosting blend! I clean with it, diffuse it and take it internally on a daily basis to keep us healthy. There is clinically proven research on this particular blend on my website, http://www.oilRN.com

  139. shelby:
    on January 13, 2013 at 2:32 pm said:

    i would love to find an oil to help with energy :)

    • on January 13, 2013 at 8:15 pm said:

      Slim and sassy is great for energy and weight loss. Wild orange, peppermint and elevation are also some oils that can boost mood and increase energy. My number one recommendation are the lifelong vitality supplements…it contains all the vitamins and minerals you need PLUS ten of the most anti-inflammatory essential oils! It’s an amazing product and guaranteed to decrease pain and increase energy. Contact me via my website for more detailed information. http://www.oilRN.com

  140. Alyssa Coberly:
    on January 13, 2013 at 7:21 pm said:

    How fun this post is … I adore small fry and when I saw this post I jumped for joy – I’m the Director of Events for doTERRA and we at corporate love to see/read what people are doing out there … LOVE this graphic as well!

    *obviously not commenting to win – just a woot woot / proud to be a part of an amazing company.

    • on January 13, 2013 at 8:13 pm said:

      Oh my goodness, Alyssa, yay!!! Thanks for commenting and yes, I’ll see you on the Cruise! Aruba baby!!!

  141. Alyssa Coberly:
    on January 13, 2013 at 7:26 pm said:

    and Sarah well see you on the cruise next week ;)

  142. Shannon Smith:
    on January 13, 2013 at 7:38 pm said:

    I am a mother of 3, and am expecting. I also suffer from migraines. What is the best combination of oils for me to have in my home? And what is best to treat the migraines?

    • on January 13, 2013 at 8:12 pm said:

      The family Physician kit contains the most commonly used for families. Onguard, lavender, peppermint, melaleuca, lemon, digestZen and breathe are all must-haves for daily ailments at home. I really love the citrus oils for mood and cleansing the air as well. Migraines can be alleviated by use of peppermint, frankincense and my most favorite blend, PastTense! Contact me via my website for more detailed information and to get started! http://www.oilRN.com

  143. Nicole:
    on January 13, 2013 at 7:41 pm said:

    Great giveaway! I am just starting to use essentail oils. Do you have a recommendation for treating warts? Not a fan of using strong acid on my kids.

  144. Sarah P:
    on January 14, 2013 at 3:52 am said:

    I would also love to learn more about using oils for ADHD/anxiety. I have used young living oils and have heard that several people like doterra better…is there a difference between the 2 brands?

    • on January 14, 2013 at 8:53 am said:

      I won’t comment on other brands of essential oils, but I can say that I have done my own research and I believe that doTERRA’s oils are the highest quality on the market. The proof is in the bottle, really. Nothing added or taken away, just pure plant essence and a company with a commitment to providing the highest quality product possible…even if it isn’t always the lowest price.

      I will be doing a post on ADD soon because I have had a lot of people reach out for more information. You can contact me via the website for a more detailed instruction at http://www.oilRN.com
      The oils I recommend for ADD are InTune (a blend designed specifically for ADD/ADHD), vetiver and frankincense. Balance, Elevation, Wild orange, Citrus Bliss and serenity are all wonderful blends for mood and anxiety. Frankincense orally is also a high priority. My husband is the most anxious guy around and since taking a drop under his tongue each day, he is markedly less anxious and more focused. Again, contact me via the website or email and I can give you more specific instructions on how to apply, etc. If for some reason you don’t win the giveway :) I am offering a promo for anyone that mentions smallfry. http://www.oilrn.com sarah@oilRN.com

  145. Rebecca M.:
    on January 14, 2013 at 5:09 am said:

    Thank you for educating me and sharing all of your knowledge. I have 2 small girls and I am in search of keeping our family healthy without the use of prescriptions and over the counter medicines. I have been researching doTerra oils on my own over the past month and so far, everything I have come across is positive. Your posts have confirmed this for me. I would love the opportunity to win a start up kit. My one question for you would be-
    Does your body eventually become immune to these oils over time?
    Thank you!!

    • on January 14, 2013 at 8:45 am said:

      Synthetic medications have small amounts of ingredients or compounds. For example, an anti-biotic can have somewhere between 4-8 compounds. Therefore, after repeat exposure, our bodies immune systems have the ability of building a resistance to them. An essential oil, however has a much more complex make-up (because they are made from the earth, not by man) and can have hundreds of compounds. Therefore, our immune systems don’t have much chance to build up an immunity or resistance to such a complex substance. I was just in the Physician’s office discussing this topic with my favorite PA and she was telling me how more and more of her patients are not finding any results with the “z-pack” which is a pretty big gun antibiotic. I find this extremely disturbing…whatever bug is out there is withstanding azythromycin. The beauty of essential oils is that they are pure and whole (doTERRA’s are the best on the market, in my opinion) so there’s no risk of side effects or potential resistance. And they work to kill bacteria on the outside of the cell in addition to viruses and other toxin on the INSIDE of the cell. No anti-biotic can offer that. I would love to help you get started, sounds like you have done your research!!! I am offering a promotion for the Modern Essentials book for people who mention smallfry if for some strange reason you don’t end up winning the giveaway :) Contact me via email or my website for more info sarah@oilrn.com http://www.oilRN.com

      • Rebecca M.:
        on January 14, 2013 at 7:05 pm said:

        Thank you Sarah! I love being educated. I will certainly be in touch regardless of winning and many thanks for taking the time to respond.

  146. Rebecca M.:
    on January 14, 2013 at 5:15 am said:

    I liked Collected Blog and OilRn on Facebook. Also, shared the link! Happy Monday.

  147. Rachael L.:
    on January 14, 2013 at 6:05 am said:

    Love essential oils. What are the basic oils you would suggest everyone to have?

    • on January 14, 2013 at 8:36 am said:

      Basic trio is lemon, lavender & peppermint. Tons of uses with just these three (see my website for 101 uses of the Intro pack…www.oilRN.com) but the Family physician’s Kit and Home Essentials kit (you can also see ALL of the kits available on my website) have the top ten most used and loved oils and blends. It’s the perfect way to start!

  148. on January 14, 2013 at 9:17 am said:

    I am a huge fan of essential oils. I have been using them for about a month and I love it! My whole family has benefited.

  149. Amanda D.:
    on January 14, 2013 at 9:23 am said:

    My stepmom introduced me to essential oils years ago and I haven’t used them in a long time. My question is, which would benefit someone who struggles with anxiety? I also breastfeed my 17 month old, would it be safe to use? Thank you :)

    • on January 14, 2013 at 11:12 pm said:

      Yes, they are safe to use while nursing, though peppermint can slow down the milk supply so use caution with that one.

      There are many oils that can help manage mood, hormones and anxiety. I recommend frankincense orally (doTERRA oils are safe to take internally, not all oils are the same so use caution) Others I love are wild orange, balance, serenity and citrus bliss.

      Contact me via the website for more detailed information. I would love to help you using the oils again! http://www.oilRN.com

  150. Amanda D.:
    on January 14, 2013 at 9:26 am said:

    I liked all three pages on FB!

  151. sydney:
    on January 14, 2013 at 10:33 am said:

    I would love to know if there are any essential oils to help my 2 y/o son sleep through the night–he always awakens at 5/5:15 am no matter how early or late we put him down! Thank You!

    • sydney:
      on January 14, 2013 at 10:34 am said:

      Also, I liked all three pages on Facebook, shared this contest, and will be posting on Instagram shortly!

    • on January 14, 2013 at 11:09 pm said:

      Lavender is known to calm and promote restful sleep. Apply to bottoms of feet, down spine or diffuse aromatically. There’s a blend called Serenity that is also great for sleep and relaxation. There are many other oils for anxiety and calming: balance, frankincense, vetiver. I would lover to hear from you and help you get started…email me sarah@oilRN.com

  152. on January 14, 2013 at 10:42 am said:

    This is amazing. I am ready to check out oils after this post and all of these testimonies! My question (which I probably already know the answer to): Are oils ideal/safe for pregnant women?

    • on January 14, 2013 at 11:08 pm said:

      Yes, they are safe. You should hop over to my blog and read the post “all things pregnancy and new baby”…tons of great info. I hope to hear from you, would love to help you get started! http://www.oilRN.com

  153. on January 14, 2013 at 10:44 am said:

    Aaaand then I found the section on pregnancy on your site. Fingers are crossed for the win :)

  154. Siobhan:
    on January 14, 2013 at 11:21 am said:

    I liked all three sites on facebook. I’d love to learn more about essential oils and their usefulness. Especially during the winter/sick months!

    • on January 14, 2013 at 11:07 pm said:

      There are many choices for boosting immunity and cleansing. Onguard, melaleuca, lemon, oregano…just to name a few. I would love to help you get started, email me sarah@oilRN.com

  155. on January 14, 2013 at 11:30 am said:

    BEST GIVEAWAY!!! I’ve been wanting to learn more about oils for so long! A couple weeks ago my 4 month old got a cold and my friend came over that day with her oils for me to use. Now I REALLY need to learn more about these and get some stocked up.
    My questions are more of me needing to learn what oil you use for what. Also, since they are natural you can use them while nursing, correct?

    *liked all facebook sites

    • on January 14, 2013 at 11:06 pm said:

      Yes, they are safe to use when nursing and pregnant. Though there are a few to use with caution: clary sage in particular. Also, peppermint has been known to slow down the milk production so careful with that one, too. You should read my blog post “all things pregnancy and new baby”…it has a ton of good information. I would love to help you get started, reach out via the webiste! http://www.oilRN.com

  156. on January 14, 2013 at 12:13 pm said:

    my sister gave me a starter kit for christmas and i’m ready to dive in. i’ll def check out her website and i think the graphic up top is really great. well done!

  157. on January 14, 2013 at 1:10 pm said:

    Great giveaway! My 14 month old has had a couple sinus infections and I would like to avoid medication the next time around. Can oils help with that?

    • on January 14, 2013 at 11:04 pm said:

      I love melaleuca for sinus infections. You can put it up the nostrils or on the bottoms of the feet. Dilute if necessary. OnGuard is also a great blend to prevent illness…it boosts immunity. I would love to help you learn more, visit me on my website http://www.oilRN.com

  158. Shirley Dubon:
    on January 14, 2013 at 2:09 pm said:

    What a great giveaway! I have used just three of the many and great essential oils doterra offers, and love them! I’d like to know if there’s some oil I can use to help support my liver. I’ve had a condition with my first pregnancy called Cholestasis of Pregnancy, that’s related to the liver. I’m now 18 weeks pregnant with my second one, and I’m very worried I can get it again,since it is a condition that can cause stillbirth and other complications. Since there’s no cure or medicine, more than inducing labor 3 weeks before baby is due, I want to try natural alternatives to avoid getting the condition again, I’m hoping to have a homebirth and I know that if I have the condition (which appears in the last weeks of pregnancy) that won’t be possible.

    • on January 14, 2013 at 11:02 pm said:

      In general to cleanse and strengthen the liver the following have been suggested. Note that most liver conditions have developed over long periods of time and rebuilding will take consistent application with patience over weeks and months.

      • Cleanse the liver using the Zendocrine Detoxification Complex tablets daily with 3 – 5 drops of the Zendocrine blend to liver area daily.

      • Note: The Zendocrine blend includes Clove, Geranium, Grapefruit and Rosemary that can be used individually if Zendocrine is not available.

      • Topically apply 2 – 5 drops of Myrrh across the back (about the bra line for ladies) daily.

      • Life Long Vitality supplements for balanced nutrition as a foundation.

      Consider these additional helps:

      • Sufficient hydration with 1 – 2 drops of Grapefruit or Lemon added to each glass of water.

      • Periodic Aroma Touch Technique will promote homeostatis.

      Please reach out via email and I can help you more personally. I would love to help, http://www.oilRN.com

      • Shirley Dubon:
        on January 18, 2013 at 11:03 am said:

        Thank you! wow, that’s a lot of info. I just started researching more about doterra and I’m curious to know more about it. I love the idea of preventing and treating a condition or illness naturally.

  159. Shirley Dubon:
    on January 14, 2013 at 2:14 pm said:

    I like Oil RN, Collected Blog, and Small Fry on Facebook. Fb name Shirley Dubon.

  160. TIFFANY:
    on January 14, 2013 at 2:27 pm said:

    I would LOVE to have this! I am so interested in in oils, but I don’t know how to use them. I am definitely going to check out the Oil RN! Are there any oils that can help heal bumps and bruising, such as a goose egg and a black eye?

    • on January 14, 2013 at 10:59 pm said:

      I would LOVE to help you get started!
      Geranium is great for bruises. Deep blue is my number one for bumps and bruises…careful around eyes! Contact me via the website or email sarah@oilRN.com

  161. on January 14, 2013 at 3:08 pm said:

    same as tiffany above. i’ve been interested, but overwhelmed by the idea of getting started. one thing i know for sure, relief for my headaches would be a dream! peppermint? lavender? any special mix you recommend?

    • on January 14, 2013 at 10:58 pm said:

      PastTense! It’s a roller blend for headaches and tension. I love it so much. Peppermint alone is good and Frankincense can also be a great one to try. Email me for more info sarah@oilrn.com

  162. on January 14, 2013 at 3:10 pm said:

    and i like all three of you!

  163. on January 14, 2013 at 3:12 pm said:

    tweeeeeeted.

  164. erinn:
    on January 14, 2013 at 4:17 pm said:

    what a generous giveaway! i have a few doterra oils that i swear by, not sure i could have made it through my last pregnancy without the lavender, i love that stuff! i do have a question, two of my boys have had molluscum contagiosum… we’ve seen our dermatologist for them and we even did a solution on them that made them blister up and they were healed within 2-3 weeks. anyways we must have missed one on my youngest son as they are back and i’d love a more natural approach to getting rid of them as i won’t be going that route again. i’d really love for them to be gone before summer, and never even considered an oil could work. i’m very anxious to hear if you know of one that would help. thank you so much!

    • on January 14, 2013 at 10:57 pm said:

      Molluscum is a viral infection of the skin. Sometimes referred to as “water warts”…
      I would suggest On Guard or Oregano topically to the bottom of the feet 2 – 3 times per day. Also consider Lavender, Melaleuca, and/or Purify topically directly on the warts and surrounding area.

      I am offering a special promo to order when you mention smallfry. Please contact me via my website for details http://www.oilRN.com

  165. Dedriann:
    on January 14, 2013 at 5:16 pm said:

    I have wanted to try doTerra because I have read such good things about them. Up till about 1 1/2 ago I was buying a competitor. I am just about out of my 3 favorites-peppermint, lavender and thieves. Would love to give them a try. I also liked your facebook page and oil rn – can’t wait to find more great things on your blog!

  166. andi:
    on January 14, 2013 at 10:40 pm said:

    i have read so much about essential oils, it’s about time i give them a try.

  167. Jodi:
    on January 15, 2013 at 9:14 am said:

    I have been saving for a kit, would live to actually win one! We use essential oils for cleaning, treating, and preventing! Next up: chicken pox (any recommendations for itch relief?!)

    • on January 15, 2013 at 10:35 pm said:

      A salve of Lavender (itching) and Melaleuca (prevent bacterial infection) can be made and topically applied as often as necessary to the itchy spots. Contact me via the website for more information http://www.oilRN.com

  168. Lindsay Ross:
    on January 15, 2013 at 9:50 am said:

    I don’t understand why the oils work wonders on one of my boys, and don’t seem to affect the other. is there something I am doing wrong?

    • on January 15, 2013 at 10:37 pm said:

      You’re doing nothing wrong, Lindsay. Every body chemistry is different so they will react differently to different oils. Some may be more sensitive or less sensitive. You may have to be a little patient in experimenting and seeing just what works best and switch it up until you do. There are so many options, I’m sure we can find some oils that have positive results for both of your boys. let me know how I can help you. http://www.oilRN.com

  169. Lindsay Ross:
    on January 15, 2013 at 9:52 am said:

    and of course, I LIKE all of you on facebook. oilrn.com is now in my blog feed!
    i mean….. who still uses google reader???? (I do.)

  170. Dinah Martin:
    on January 15, 2013 at 10:53 am said:

    I’ve been hearing more and more about these oils and am ready to try. I love anything that can help keep me and my family out of the “doctors” office. What would you recommend for a basic “get started” kit?

    • on January 15, 2013 at 10:38 pm said:

      I would highly recommend the Home Essentials kit and the Modern Essentials book. You can find more information on those at my website http://www.oilRN.com

  171. Dinah Martin:
    on January 15, 2013 at 10:55 am said:

    Liked everyone on FB!

  172. Dinah Martin:
    on January 15, 2013 at 10:58 am said:

    Shared on Instagram @dinahwahine

  173. Sara P.:
    on January 15, 2013 at 11:15 am said:

    I would love more info on essential oils for treating exzema

  174. ashton:
    on January 15, 2013 at 11:57 am said:

    Sarah- How about cold sores on the corners of the mouth? Even strong prescriptions do little to help them heal faster. Any essential oil secret remedies?

    • on January 15, 2013 at 10:40 pm said:

      use a q tip to apply melaleuca to sores. Wait for 30 seconds, then apply onGuard. Repeat a few times a day until they are gone. Be sure to visit my website and facebook page for more tips and information http://www.oilRN.com

  175. ashton:
    on January 15, 2013 at 11:59 am said:

    I tweeted @ashtoncamille

  176. ashton:
    on January 15, 2013 at 12:03 pm said:

    I linked to the giveaway on Twitter @ashtoncamille

  177. on January 15, 2013 at 3:20 pm said:

    What do you recommend for using oils in your home? I’ve thought of getting an electronic diffuser, but have also seen reed diffusers, and lamp rings. What is your favorite? I’d love to invest in using them more in my house! I would also love to learn more about what oils are safe during pregnancy. I felt so limited because of safety precautions that I fell out of the habit of using them and now am looking to get back into it!

    • on January 15, 2013 at 10:43 pm said:

      There’s a drop down on my blog about the two diffusers that doTERRA offers. It’s a compare and contrast post with all the information you would need to decide between the two. http://www.oilRN.com

      I also have another diffuser option I offer to my new people, if you’re interested, contact me via email sarah@oilRN.com

      There’s also a post on my blog titled “all things pregnancy and new baby” — I highly recommend reading that for all you need to know about pregnancy, labor, delivery and newborn care. congratulations!
      Let me know how I can help you get back to using the oils!

  178. Ali:
    on January 15, 2013 at 3:21 pm said:

    My ten month old has he four ear infections already, and I would live to know a better way to help her than antibiotics!

    • on January 15, 2013 at 10:44 pm said:

      Basil and lavender are my first recommendation. Apply a few drops to a cotton ball, rub all around and behind ear. Then rest the cotton ball on the opening of the ear while they child lays down. Never drop oils down the ear canal or get near the eyes. Repeat every 3-4 hours. Visit my website and facebook page for more info http://www.oilRN.com Would love to help you get started!

  179. Elise:
    on January 15, 2013 at 4:09 pm said:

    Would love to win! Wondering: often when my littles are congested, ill put a humidifier in their room at night. Would adding a could drops of essential oils help? And if so, what kind?

    • on January 15, 2013 at 10:46 pm said:

      Humidifiers are great for adding moisture to the air, but I do not recommend adding essential oils. The oil particles are larger and can clog and ruin a humidifier. I recommend a diffuser…which has a spinning disk that breaks the oils into small particles and diffuses them into the air. You can read about the diffusers doterra carries on my website http://www.oilRN.com
      You can diffuse all of the oils but for congestion I recommend Breathe, peppermint, eucalyptus and marjoram.

      would love to help you get started!

  180. on January 15, 2013 at 7:10 pm said:

    This is great! I’ve been really interested in oils, thank you for all the information :) I’d love to win! if not i will be ordering!

  181. on January 15, 2013 at 7:11 pm said:

    liked all on facebook :)

  182. Muriel:
    on January 15, 2013 at 11:02 pm said:

    I have been wanting to try the oils for such a long time now! I hear so many good things about them I’m just not sure where to start?!

    • on January 16, 2013 at 10:30 am said:

      A kit is a great way to start! Check out all of the kits on my website! http://www.oilRN.com
      The book “Modern Essentials” is also a great tool and resource. I’m offering a special book promo to people who mention smallfry, contact me via the website for details!

  183. Muriel:
    on January 15, 2013 at 11:03 pm said:

    I like you all on Facebook :)

  184. Margaret:
    on January 16, 2013 at 2:35 am said:

    I love using essential oils for years. These would make a great gift for my DIL to be

  185. on January 16, 2013 at 7:19 am said:

    I liked Oil RN , Collected Blog, and Small Fry on FB.

  186. on January 16, 2013 at 7:29 am said:

    I have just started to experience pain and swelling from arthritis in my fingers. Is there an essential oil that can help with this? I would rather not take the over the counter medications that my doctor has recommended.

    • on January 16, 2013 at 10:29 am said:

      A blend called Deep Blue is great for arthritis. Another one I highly recommend is Aromatouch. Contact me via the website for more detailed recommendations! http://www.oilRN.com

  187. Jakeen:
    on January 16, 2013 at 7:51 am said:

    What a great giveaway!
    Are there any oils that help with stretch marks? It may not be a medical question, per se, but both my husband and I have sensitive skin- I get terrible marks when pregnant and he gets them from weightlifting muscle growth :)

    • on January 16, 2013 at 10:28 am said:

      There’s a wonderful blend called Immortelle that is perfect for stretch marks and scarring. You can see a complete product guide on my website. http://www.oilRN.com I would love to help you get started.

  188. Lisa N:
    on January 16, 2013 at 8:07 am said:

    I love that you’re doing this. I’ve been working with herbs for the last few years (growing, drying, etc) and love all the ways I can use them. I would love to get into using essential oils to add to my range of knowledge and capabilities. I use echinacea tincture to help combat colds this time of year. Is there anything you would recommend that can also be used as a preventive since echinacea should only be used for 2 weeks?
    For this contest I would like you all on FB but don’t have an account. I hope your page is open so I can review it. Thanks :-)

    • on January 16, 2013 at 10:27 am said:

      Herbs are great and if you understand the reason why they’re great, you will LOVE essential oils. They are 50-70% more potent than herbs because they are the very essence of the plant (not dried). I would love to help you learn more and get started with the oils. I am confident that you will love them. Check out my website, I have a lot of information on there and you can contact me via email with more specific questions. http://www.oilRN.com

      There are many choices for preventative measures, my favorite are the OnGuard blend products. You can see a complete list of products on my website in addition to research studies and education. Can’t wait to work with you!

  189. Monica F:
    on January 16, 2013 at 10:01 am said:

    Is there a natural remedy for headaches? I don’t get them often, but when the come . . . WOO! They are tough. I would love to use something natural that can eliminate the headache quickly, or at least ease the pain. My headaches are usually hormonal. Thanks for your help and thanks for the giveaway!

    • on January 16, 2013 at 10:25 am said:

      A blend called PastTense is specifically designed for headaches/tension. I also recommend peppermint and frankincense. Another one you should try is a blend called solace for balancing hormones. I would love to get your started! visit the site for more info http://www.oilRN.com

  190. on January 16, 2013 at 10:56 am said:

    I know lavender is used for relaxation but is there anything else that will help my toddler sleep through the night or is that the best thing to do. He was always such a great sleeper, then he got sick and hasn’t slept through the night since.

    • on January 16, 2013 at 11:17 am said:

      Lavender is a great option, make sure it is good quality. There are a lot of lavenders out there that are mostly alcohol or other carrier oils and they will not give you the therapeutic results you are looking for. You can read a research study about lavender and sleep on my website http://www.oilRN.com
      DoTERRA has many oils that calm the body and mind. I would recommend a blend called Serenity. You could also try balance, fennel, vetiver. Contact me through the website for more detailed recommendatons.

  191. on January 16, 2013 at 10:57 am said:

    i liked small fry, collected blog, and oilRN on facebook!

  192. on January 16, 2013 at 11:28 am said:

    I’ve used a lot of eucalyptus oil this winter, delved into oils a few times by myself, but would love some more knowledge!

    Also liked the small fry and the oil RN on FB.

    cheers!

  193. on January 16, 2013 at 11:54 am said:

    I would love to get started on essential oils. My 18 month old has been sick a few times this winter and I would like to protect him before the season starts. He is also pretty stubborn about taking medicine when he has a fever. If there are any tips to help or other things I can do I would love to hear more. I would also be interested in what oils you recommend for someone just starting out. Thanks!

    • on January 17, 2013 at 10:02 pm said:

      Peppermint is a wonderfully versatile oil, can cool the body in minutes. For a fever, I apply a few drops on the feet, down the spine and across the forehead. Repeat as needed. Peppermint is also great for digestive issues, headache and focus. I recommend a kit for starting out (you can see a list of available kits on my blog under “Purchase Essential Oils” tab) because they give you a lot of the most common, versatile oils. OnGuard is a great protective blend and can be used aromatically, topically and internally. I would love to give you more detailed recommendation, feel free to email me at http://www.oilRN.com

  194. on January 16, 2013 at 12:00 pm said:

    I like oilRN and Smallfry on FB.

  195. Schmidty:
    on January 16, 2013 at 12:25 pm said:

    Wow …lots of great info here. Lavender for burns is good to know and would have come in handy last month Now I know and will stock it in my first aid kit. My biggest need at the moment is joint pain – also good to know how to treat this. What about hormonal interaction. Is there any? Also, are there any oils that specifically contribute to hormonal balance in pre- and menopausal issues?

    • on January 17, 2013 at 9:58 pm said:

      There is a whole line of women’s products for hormone balance. I highly suggest a blend called Solace and a supplement called Phytoestrogens. It helps to balance our hormones.

      And yes, lavender is amazing for burns and bug bites. And helps with calming and sleep and cramps. It’s a very versatile oil.

      I would love to help you with more detail, email me sarah@oilRN.com

    • on January 17, 2013 at 10:05 pm said:

      As far as joint pain goes, I recommend a blend called deep blue (comes in an oil, rub and roll on) and another called Aromatouch. They both help with pain and swelling. Aromatouch is great for increasing circulation.

  196. Schmidty:
    on January 16, 2013 at 12:26 pm said:

    I liked all three facebook pages as Rust Hawk.

  197. Margaret:
    on January 16, 2013 at 3:09 pm said:

    My best friend has chronic sinusitis — is there anything that will help? She got a bad cold/sinus infections two years ago and went through several rounds of anitbiotics to get rid of it. But now, two years later, her sinuses are still bothering her and her immune system still isn’t working very well. I’m just learning about essential oils, and I’m really interested!

    (I’m not sure I filled in the fields correctly with my name, e-mail, etc. — I couldn’t see anything saying what each field was for)

    • on January 17, 2013 at 9:56 pm said:

      To address infection and symptoms (light):

      · Breathe

      · On Guard

      Apply topically to sinus areas and cup and inhale or diffuse.

      To address infection and symptoms (medium):

      · 2 drops Lavender

      · 2 drops Melaleuca

      · 2 drops Rosemary

      Apply topically with a cotton swab inside the nostrils or mix the above with a cup of warm water and, using a Neti pot (nasal irrigation device available at most drug stores) irrigate the nasal passages.

      To address infection and symptoms (heavy duty):

      · 1-4 drops Eucalyptus (1 sufficient for most, 4 is very strong)

      · 2 drops Rosemary

      · 2 drops Frankincense

      · 1-2 teaspoons sea salt

      Mix the above with 2 cups of warm water and, using a Neti pot (nasal irrigation device available at most drug stores) irrigate 2 times per day (or more).

      For added help:

      · 4 drops Frankincense

      · 4 drops On Guard

      · 4 drops Oregano

      Add the above to a capsule and take 3 times per day.

      Repeat daily as needed.

  198. S. Summers:
    on January 16, 2013 at 3:11 pm said:

    Great giveaway! Thank you for so much information on oils. I have some lavendar oil and I have some peppermint oil. If I’m concerned about building and maintaining a strong immune system – what oil should I add next to my collection and how should I use it?

    • on January 17, 2013 at 9:54 pm said:

      On Guard is a protective blend that boosts immunity and fights virus and bacteria. Lemon is also a powerful antiseptic oil! Melaleuca is great for fungus and virus as well. doTERRA’s oils can be used aromatically, topically and internally. I would love for you to contact me through the blog for more detailed recommendations http://www.oilRN.com

  199. S. Summers:
    on January 16, 2013 at 3:12 pm said:

    I ‘liked’ Oil RN on FB

  200. Leah yates:
    on January 16, 2013 at 5:51 pm said:

    Awesome giveaway! And I read all posts. We have had a battle with MRSA and are done with that but a few of our kids have boils, which I think is from the original infection that invaded our lives. Do you have a suggestion for boils?? I was thinking about geranium, lavender, and grapefruit seed extract combined. Any opinion??

    • on January 17, 2013 at 9:52 pm said:

      4 drops each of Rosemary, Thyme and Oregano in a capsule 3 times daily.

      For the sores on the skin apply Lavender and Frankincense directly on the irritations to help soothe and then Helichrysum to regenerate the tissue and minimize scarring after the sore is closed and clearly healing.

      Would love to help you more in this area. Contact me via the website for more detailed info on Staph infections. http://www.oilRN.com

  201. Leah yates:
    on January 16, 2013 at 5:57 pm said:

    Instagram done!

  202. Danielle:
    on January 16, 2013 at 10:34 pm said:

    I am so glad that One Good Thing by Jillee shared this post! I have been interested in learning more about essential oils and how they can be used to treat common ailments. I highly dislike and often refrain from using Rx as well as OTC medications, especially with my toddler. I look forward to exploring your blog Sarah, as well as learning more from this one (small fry). I also can’t wait to see what amazing things you guys post on Facebook!

  203. Leah:
    on January 16, 2013 at 11:11 pm said:

    What is the best recommendation for a persistent cough?

    • on January 17, 2013 at 9:48 pm said:

      Breathe, eucalyptus, marjoram are all options for cough. You can apply topically to the chest, feet. Or diffuse! Visit my site for more info http://www.oilRN.com

  204. Susie C.:
    on January 17, 2013 at 1:03 am said:

    Liked all 3 on facebook! Would love to win this! Thanks!

  205. on January 17, 2013 at 10:48 am said:

    I’ve been wanting to get some essential oils for our home but don’t really no where to start/how to use them really so I love this post!

    Sarah, I have a newborn, 6 weeks old, he has a stuffy nose, is there anything I can use on him since he’s so young?

    I’ve also liked all 3 on facebook and blogged about this giveaway!

    • on January 17, 2013 at 9:47 pm said:

      Kimber,
      The oils are safe for people of all ages, that is one wonderful thing about them. You want to be sure to use a carrier oil … my favorite is fractionated coconut oil … when applying to sensitive skin. My favorite way to apply oils on children is on the bottom of their feet. With your baby, I would rotate Breathe and OnGuard to fight the cold and to help with congestion. A diffuser is another great way to use the oils for young children (and people of all ages, really) It diffuses the oil out into the room where it kills germs and opens airways. There’s a blog post on my website entitled “all things pregnancy and newborns” that might be of interest to you. I would love to help you get started! Contact me via the website! http://www.oilRN.com

  206. Susie C.:
    on January 17, 2013 at 11:10 am said:

    Mentioned you and the giveaway on facebook!

  207. Cynthia:
    on January 17, 2013 at 4:50 pm said:

    I’d like to know about expiration. I tend to hoard things I really love. In the past I bought several oils and they have set in my cold dark closet for a while. Are they still good by using a sniff test?
    I know my Jojoba oil went rancid.

    • on January 17, 2013 at 9:43 pm said:

      High quality oils that contain no fillers or chemicals have a long shelf life. As long as they are kept in the dark bottles in cool temperatures, they should be just fine. In fact, oils have been found stored in the pyramids in Egypt…still good!
      I hope you don’t hide your oils in the closet, though! Open those bottles and share the love! Would love to share more information with you, contact me through the website at http://www.oilRN.com

  208. Christina:
    on January 17, 2013 at 8:34 pm said:

    I want to know if it’s possible to overdo the oils? How do you know proper dosing? I am new to oils but worry about harming my family by using too much.

    • on January 17, 2013 at 9:40 pm said:

      It’s important to remember that these essential oils are very potent. A single drop of peppermint oil is equivalent to 28 cups of peppermint tea! So a little goes a long way! I recommend using a few drops and repeating frequently as needed. You can always use a carrier oil like coconut oil to dilute the essential oils without changing the effectiveness of the oil. It’s important to do that on sensitive skin (ie: face, chest, abdomen) The bottoms of the feet are a common route of application because they are less sensitive and they are absorbed into the body quickly because the pores are large. Let me know if I can assist you with other questions or concerns through my website, I’m happy to help! http://www.oilRN.com

  209. Delaney Nalder:
    on January 17, 2013 at 9:25 pm said:

    Whenever my kids get a cold, it always seems to turn into a bad cough right away. Most of the time, the cough then turns to croup. What are you suggestions to help with the croupy cough, especially at night? Thanks so much, I am excited to learn.

    • on January 17, 2013 at 9:35 pm said:

      Marjoram is my favorite for croup. Breathe is also a good option for coughs and congestion. They all be diluted and applied directly to the chest and bottoms of feet. Diffusing is also a great way to use the oils. Check my website for more information and reach out to me via email for more detailed recommendations! http://www.oilRN.com

  210. kellijo:
    on January 17, 2013 at 10:44 pm said:

    so, I just read every single comment, This is so informative and it’s apparent you KNOW your stuff. I have been using a few oils for some time(doterra, specifically). I am wondering if you could go over Carrier oils, and when to use them. I’m also, curious about diluting oils. I just rubbed some lavender on my 1 year old and wondered, “can they be TOO potent?” Finally, when ingesting oils, do you recommend ALWAYS using a capsule? Or can you just drop the oil in your mouth? I am not familiar with ingesting. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment on all of these questions, So glad I found YOUR oil blog and can NOT wait to read all of the posts. They will be a great resource for me, no doubt!

    • on January 18, 2013 at 11:15 pm said:

      My favorite carrier is fractionated coconut oil because it is light and scent free. It isn’t really “oily” and so it absorbs quickly. But you can use whatever you want…olive oil, jojoba, etc. You can use a carrier or “dilute” the oil whenever you want…it will not change the efficacy of the essential oil. When in doubt, dilute. Some people are more sensitive, so diluting is always a good option. Also, friction or massage of the oils is important to drive them into the body, so using a carrier oil helps with that. I never hesitate to dilute…that being said, I use them “neat” or without dilution on my kids’ feet all the time! I’ve never had an adverse reaction. Remember though, a few drops is all you need! Repeat as needed every few hours. ps. whenever I use peppermint, breathe, or oregano, I dilute :)
      And as far as taking them internally, it’s up to you. You can take them in a capsule, in water, under the tongue. Remember that doTERRA’s oils are safe to take internally (those that are labeled “dietary supplement”) but not all oils on the market are considered safe because they contain fillers and chemicals. Be sure to use them safely and read your labels!

  211. kellijo:
    on January 17, 2013 at 10:45 pm said:

    sorry, just saw the comment above!

  212. kellijo:
    on January 17, 2013 at 10:50 pm said:

    Last question, I promise. How important is it to rub the oil in specific locations. For example, you talked about rubbing peppermint on the forehead–to treat a fever. Will it affect the person differently if you were to rub it on their wrist or feet??

    • on January 18, 2013 at 11:11 pm said:

      When using topically, it is helpful to apply to area of concern (ie: pain, inflammation…external issues) but anything you are wanting to treat on a more internal issue can be applied to bottoms of feet, wrists, behind ears or simply inhale with the deep breaths. The nose and brain are closely connected and the aroma can effect our body systems on a cellular level through topical, internal or aromatic use. You can’t really go wrong! Though, if it’s a tummy issue, I recommend applying to tummy or take internally. Fever, you want to apply to head, spine, feet. It will simply be more effective on cooling the body. Hope that makes sense.

  213. Tori:
    on January 17, 2013 at 11:46 pm said:

    I actually have two questions:

    First, what is the best way to prevent headaches? Lately I wake up with one every morning and it’s really bad and I can’t think of what to do other than taking Excedrin or Tylenol.

    Second, is there a limit to how much essential oils you can use with little one’s? My daughter recently had a cold and my mother-in-law let us use some of her oils and they worked wonders but I’m wondering if you can ever “over-dose”, especially with little kids.

    • on January 18, 2013 at 11:08 pm said:

      There are quite a few options for headache. My favorite is a blend called PastTense. It’s for headache and tension, which I carry a lot of in my shoulders and neck. It comes in a roller, quick and easy to apply, keep it in your purse and use it when you feel it coming on. Other options are frankincense and peppermint. Apply to temples, behind ears, neck, shoulders. Deep Blue is another great one to try. Be careful around the eyes as the peppermint is very potent. Should help without the need for otc meds.

      The great thing about essential oils is that they are so potent that you only need a little bit…a few drops goes a long way and you can repeat as often as needed without risk of “over dose” or side effects. You can feel comfortable applying a few drops every few hours for the little ones. Please contact me via the website if I can give you more detailed information or assistance. http://www.oilRN.com

  214. Tori:
    on January 17, 2013 at 11:47 pm said:

    I liked oilRN, Collected Blog and Small Fry Blog on Facebook!

  215. Rachael L.:
    on January 18, 2013 at 8:50 am said:

    LIke all on facebook and shared!!

  216. Brianne:
    on January 18, 2013 at 4:59 pm said:

    I’ve been trying to revamp a lot of my family’s health ideas this year, and I feel like EOs are going to be a big part of that. My 2 month old has pretty bad reflux and I’m really wanting to try digestZen especially!

    • on January 18, 2013 at 11:04 pm said:

      Digestzen would be a great option for your babe.

      For adults:

      • DigestZen taken internally in a capsule, add Ginger, Peppermint, or Wild Orange to strengthen.

      • or … Frankincense topically on the throat and chest

      • or … Lemon, 3 -5 drops in the back of the mouth. Follow with water.

      Note: some find Peppermint helpful but others find it makes acid reflux worse.

      For infants:

      • DigestZen rubbed on the feet, stomach, or chest. (protect from the baby touching the area and rubbing their eyes) Use of carrier oil is recommended.

      Pregnancy:

      • 1 drop Sandalwood internally for heartburn.

  217. Brianne:
    on January 18, 2013 at 5:01 pm said:

    Also liked all three on fb! Looking forward to seeing more info…

  218. Mckenzie:
    on January 18, 2013 at 6:29 pm said:

    Love love love using natural products straight from God to heal and stay healthy!! Glad you’re promoting this! I would LOOOVE to win!!

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