Saturday, December 28, 2013

Essential Oil Options: Puritan's Pride

As a huge believer in essential oils, I'm always on the lookout for the right balance of pricing and potency. So when Puritan's Pride reached out with an offer to try some of their essential oils, I was up for the challenge.

recently tested out several of their single oils, including lavender, peppermint and euchalyptus. They had a slightly different scent from my usual brand, but that doesn't mean much on the outset - after all, plants take on the properties of the land where they are grown (think: wines from various countries.)

These three oils are great to have on hand for the winter months. Euchalyptus rocks for congestion and coughs. In our family we dilute a drop or two in a carrier oil and rub it on our chest or back, or you could add a few drops to your humidifier at night as well. Lavender is surprisingly beneficial for nasal congestion, though we most often use it in baths or in helping restless kids sleep. And peppermint is fabulous for fevers, nausea and vomiting. 

My daughter preferred the lavender and euchalyptus essential oils to the brand we had at home, and was happy to use that instead for her cough. The lavender helped with her itchy scalp as well.

What I loved most, though, were the massage oil and Scentsball diffuser. The Aromappeal® Wonder Oil  includes a blend of olive, sunflower seed, wheat germ, sweet almond, sesame and jojoba oils, along with grapefruit, lemon and orange essential oils. It was fabulous on my dry winter skin!

The Scentball Plug In Electric Diffuser is inexpensive and compact (on sale for $7.99 right now). It does require putting drops of essential oil on a refillable pad . I can't attest to how long the diffuser lasts at this point, but it is 
great to use as a booster for my oils to help keep us cold free this winter.

You can enter below to win essential oils of your own! One winner will be drawn on Jan. 6 and will receive a diffuser, Aromappeal® Wonder Oil, and a trio of lavender, peppermint and euchalyptus essential oils from Puritan's Pride.

You can enter by:
  1. Posting below. What essential oil would you like to try most and why?
  2. Tweet about the giveaway. Tag @goinggreenmama1.
  3. Pin this giveaway.
  4. Follow Going Green Mama on Pinterest.
  5. Follow Puritan's Pride on Pinterest.
  6. Like Puritan's Pride on on Facebook.
  7. Like Going Green Mama on Facebook. 

About Puritan's Pride
Puritan’s Pride® (www.puritan.com) 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.

Disclaimer: I received products for review and giveaway from Puritan's Pride but no other compensation. Opinions are my own.

47 comments:

olivia hamilton said...

lavender is something i would love to try. I personally have a hard time sleeping and this is worth a try :)

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Cheryl Chervitz said...

I have always wanted to try Lavender, just because it relaxes you.

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Cheryl Chervitz said...

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/zekthezookeeper/status/418217767167221760

Cheryl Chervitz said...

Pinned: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/154389093449915362/

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Susan Broughton said...

I just starting with the essential oils so I am learning about them. I think I would like either the Lavender or Lemon. But I would love any of them since I have none.

Susan Broughton said...

I tweeted about the giveaway here is the link https://twitter.com/SusanBroughton5/status/418278858018680833

Susan Broughton said...

I pinned about the giveaway here is the linhttp://www.pinterest.com/pin/466263367642897709/k

Susan Broughton said...

I follow Puritans Pride on Pinterest via sbrought1

Susan Broughton said...

I follow Going Green Mama on Pinterest via sbrought1

Susan Broughton said...

I follow Puritans Pride on Facebook via susan.broughton.9400

Susan Broughton said...

I follow Going Green Mama on Facebook via susan.broughton.9400

Beth R said...

I would like to try the lavender to help me get a better night's sleep.

Beth R said...

I am following Going Green Mama on Pinterest.
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Beth R said...

I am following Puritan's Pride on Pinterest.
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Beth R said...

I have liked Puritan's Pride on on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/beth.rossi.7359

Beth R said...

I have liked Going Green Mama on Facebook.
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Jessica said...

I would love to try lavender-I have always heard how remarkable it is.

Janet said...

I like the lavender

megan said...

Aromappeal®
Vanilla Essential Oil Blend
because I love the vanilla smells

megan said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/magspie0/status/419475973130563584

Diane Cooper said...

I would most like to try the eucalyptus oil for all the people in my family who are already suffering colds and coughs this winter.

Diane Cooper said...

I tweeted:https://twitter.com/mdianecooper/status/419644302382227456

Diane Cooper said...

I follow Going Green Mama on Pinterest as mdianecooper1.

Diane Cooper said...

I follow Puritan.s Pride on Pinterest as mdianecooper1.

Diane Cooper said...

I like Puritan's Pride on Facebook as Diane Cooper.

Diane Cooper said...

I like Going Green Mama on Facebook as Diane Cooper.

Sara Wagner said...

I'm a huge Lavender fan.

Sara Wagner said...

I like Puritan's Pride on Facebook under Sara Wagner.

Alexa B said...

Liked PP

Realia Mazing said...

i would like to try lavendar bc i love that smell!

daniellex at gmail dot com

Teri A said...

I love them all but lavender is the one I would try first!

Heather! said...

The eucalyptus oil sounds best right now as we are all sick with head colds!

Heather! said...

I tweeted!
https://twitter.com/hybroanglid/status/420197807895478272

h4schaffer at gmail dot com

Heather! said...

I follow you on Pinterest!
http://www.pinterest.com/hybroanglid
h4schaffer at gmail dot com

Heather! said...

I follow Puritan's Pride on Pinterest.
http://www.pinterest.com/hybroanglid
h4schaffer at gmail dot com

Heather! said...

I pinned this!
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/152207662380478550/

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Alexa B said...

Has a winner been selected yet???

robbie @ going green mama said...

Actually I had pulled a winner and was awaiting her info! Congratulations to
Heather!

Alexa B said...

Oh excellent! Congrats to Heather!!! :)