December 11, 2013

Give the Gift of Essential Oils {Giveaway}

As much as I like the smells of the holidays (baking, evergreen, citrus) I prefer natural scents to perfume-y candles and air fresheners.  I use eco-friendly cleaners in my home, so I am drawn to products made from all-natural ingredients.

I keep an assortment of essential oils on hand to use in everything from personal skin care to massage to cleaning.  When Puritan's Pride, an online provider of supplements, vitamins, natural beauty products, healthy snacks and more, contacted me about trying out some of their essential oil products, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to create some all-natural, handmade gifts for the holidays.
Aromatherapy is a way to manage stress during this often-stressful season, so I was delighted to try their aromatherapy products.  I was sent a bottle of their Wonder Oil (an amazing citrus-y fusion of oils, herbs and fruits for the body, including Olive, Sunflower Seed, Wheat Germ, Sweet Almond, Sesame and Jojoba Oils, a ScentBall plug-in aromatherapy diffuser, and three 100% essential oils in lavender, peppermint, and eucalyptus.
Puritan's Pride began over 40 years ago, with the mission of making the finest quality nutritional supplements available at the best value to their customers. Today, the company remains true to its original commitment and serves millions of loyal customers. Puritan’s Pride manufactures thousands of  vitamins, minerals, herbs and other nutritional supplements in their state-of-the art facilities located throughout the U.S. As part of the company’s commitment to quality, Puritan’s Pride only uses ingredients from suppliers worldwide that meet their Quality Assurance Standards, as well as Good Manufacturing Practices food quality standards.
I love all three of these scents, and thought that used alone or combined could make a wonderful gift set for a teacher, friend, or neighbor.
Packaged in a decorated clementine box, this gift basket is both inexpensive and easy to make, and is a handmade, thoughtful gesture.

You just need a few plain or fancy jars to put the items in, as well as a spray bottle for the room spray.  Here are the recipes I created.

FRESHENING CARPET POWDER
  • baking soda
  • 100% essential oils (I used peppermint, eucalyptus and tea tree oil, which I had on hand)
  • Parmesan cheese jar, or just save the cap from a plastic Parmesan container and screw it onto a mason jar (it works!)
Fill your jar halfway with baking soda, then add 5 drops of each essential oil to the jar.  Cover the top and shake well.
Fill the rest of the way with baking soda and shake again to combine.  Add a pretty label, as well as an instruction one on the back that says something like "sprinkle on your carpet, wait 5 minutes, and vacuum as usual."

REVITALIZING FURNITURE OIL
  • 1/4 cup Wonder Oil (a blend of olive oil and other great-smelling essential oils) or plain Olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 5 drops of eucalyptus oil
Combine all ingredients in a glass jar.
Cover and shake well.  
Add a pretty label as well as instructions to "Shake well.  Pour one tablespoon onto a clean, soft cloth and wipe onto wood.  Buff with a dry cloth. Repeat process monthly."

SOOTHING ROOM SPRAY AND REFRESHING ROOM SPRAY
  • Distilled water
  • Lavender essential oil for soothing spray and peppermint and eucalyptus for refreshing spray
Add enough distilled water to fill your spray bottle halfway.  Add 8 drops of essential oil into the water, then top with more distilled water.  Shake well and include instructions for user to shake well before use.
The addition of a diffuser into this gift basket is a really nice touch.  The ScentBall diffuser plugs into the wall and comes with reusable pads that you add 5 drops of essential oil onto.
It plugs into an outlet and gently warms the pad, releasing a subtle, pleasant scent.  I have mine in our bathroom, where it works to mask unappealing odors without the chemical cloud that typical air fresheners use.

I packaged all these home care items in a clementine box that I had decoupaged with scrapbooking paper, and added a scrub brush and a cloth diaper (for cleaning, they make the best reusable rags).
Tuck in a few evergreen branches, some pine cones and tie on a pretty ribbon, and you have a lovely seasonal gift that will make the recipient's home smell fresh and clean.
Puritan's Pride has so many other delightful essential oils to choose from, as well as other products to create a holistically healthy lifestyle.

You can learn more about Puritan's Pride via the Puritan's Pride Facebook page as well on Twitter @PuritansPride.

One lucky reader will win an assortment of aromatherapy products from Puritan's Pride.  Please enter via the Rafflecopter widget below.
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Disclosure: I received sample products from Puritan's Pride for review purposes.  All opinions are my own.

27 comments:

  1. I would get the Shea butter. I have horrible eczema and that's the only thing that relieves my skin.

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  2. I would like the organic raw honey. With cold season here that would be great for coughs.

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  3. I am really curious about aromatherapy. I'd like to try the Inner Peace Scent Inhaler with Pure Essential Oils.

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  4. I'd like to try their Energy Massage & Body Oil

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. The lavender bath salt crystals sound wonderful!

    Desi-- desi@weeshare.net

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  6. I'd stock up on some fish oil and D3 for sure. I've also been meaning to get a prebiotics and probiotics! Looks like I have some window shopping to do :) I'd love to look at these EOs more, also... Are they therapeutic grade?

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  7. I want to try the Toasted Southern Pecan Ground Coffee
    ET Pruitt

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  8. I think I could do great things with the Grapefruit Essential Oil.

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  9. I would like to try their sweet almond oil.

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  10. I would like to try the
    Lip Protector with Vitamin E
    lmkay630@gmail.com,

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  11. Children's Multivitamins & Minerals Gummies

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  12. I would love to try the Puritan's Pride Acidophilus Complex

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  13. I would love their Almond Flour. I use it all the time in cooking and baking. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! girlygirlugh at gmail dot com

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  14. Organic Doctor Pure Vitamin E Oil!

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  15. I would like to try the Immune Support Tea.

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  16. I would like to try their Women's One Daily Multivitamins

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  17. Frankincense 100% Pure Essential Oil - nice for the holidays.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  18. Hyaluronic Acid Beauty Cream sounds amazing.

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  19. I would also like the MK-7 Vitamin K2 90 mcg Softgels

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  20. id like Flaxseed (Linseed) Oil Supplements11 Products in Flaxseed (Linseed) Oil

    JOSEPH GERSCH

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  21. I would love to try the Garcinia Cambogia 500mg plus Coconut Oil 500mg

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  22. I wpuld love to try their almond flour! thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  23. I love Puritans pride products. I would like to try the Jojoba Oil sometime

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  24. I would love to try the organic honey. I would like to try it for this awful cough that won't go away and keeps me up at night.

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