Essential Oil Giveaway From Plant Therapy

I am very excited to do my first official product giveaway! I admit that I was skeptical when Plant Therapy approached me to do a review of their essential oils – there are so many essential oil companies out there all claiming to have the one and only therapeutic grade oils. So, I said that if they could send me a sample, and if it passed my quality tests, then I would be happy to write a review and then do a giveaway, but I only offer things to my readers if they are something that I would feel good about using myself. So they agreed, and a few days later, a package arrived in the mail. It was beautifully presented gift package containing 14 different 10 ml oils – 7 singles, and 7 blends or synergies – All 100% pure, therapeutic grade oils: Sensual , Energy, Germ Fighter, Relax, Immune-Aid, Tranquil, Invigor-Aid, Lavender, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Orange, Lemon & Cinnamon.

The first thing that I did was to do a paper test. A paper test is where you take a drop of essential oil and put it on a piece of paper. If the oil leaves a greasy residue behind after evaporating, then it contains fillers, or is not 100% pure. Here is a photo that I took immediately after putting 6 randomly selected oils on a sheet of copy paper – (3 singles, and 3 of the synergies) And then I took another photo of the paper after several hours. On checking, the paper was completely dry, with no oiliness to the touch. The tranquil synergy left behind a light yellow, but only due to the fact that the oils in that blend have some pigment that stained the paper, but the paper felt completely dry.

The next thing that I did was compare the oils to other therapeutic grade oils that I have in my home. I have oils from a few different companies that I use regularly, including doTERRA, Young Living, Butterfly Express, and Mountain Rose Herbs. I also have some cheaper brand oils that I keep for comparison to show people the differences between quality oils and the better brands.  The first and most telling characteristic is the smell of the oils. Quality oils have a nice clean smell, while the cheaper oils tend to have a bitter ‘after-smell.’ The plant therapy oils all smelled very clean, as you would expect from oils that are steam distilled, rather than chemically extracted. I also read their website, and saw on a very long and impressive list of choices, that all of their oils are either steam distilled or cold pressed, and another bonus: Plant Therapy is not an MLM company, so their prices are also very reasonable! At this point, I felt very comfortable with adding these oils to my set that I use for Foot Zoning, and found that I was regularly choosing one of the Plant Therapy synergies while muscle testing oils for clients.

I think that my favorite is the Tranquil synergy blend, which contains bergamot, patchouli, blood orange, ylang ylang, and grapefruit – probably because it is very citrusy, and I also really like patchouli oil. Another favorite is the Invigor-Aid, a great pick-me-up blend that contains sandalwood, black pepper, and lemon.

So, with no further ado – I would LOVE for all of you dear readers to have the chance to win this great set of oils to use in your own home! For your best chance to win, here is what you need to do:

1. Follow my blog by clicking the “follow this blog” button on the Networked Blogs widget in the right hand sidebar.  Then, leave a comment here, stating why you think that you should win.

2. don’t forget to ‘like’ the Plant Therapy facebook page, and leave a comment on their page telling what product you would like to try. http://www.facebook.com/PlantTherapy

3. Share the link with as many friends as possible!

 4. To improve your chances, you can become a fan of one or both of my facebook pages at http://www.facebook.com/100PercentNaturalFamily, and/or http://www.facebook.com/FindRawMilk 
5. Share this link with your friends and leave a comment under the giveaway post on my facebook page – either the Raw Milk page or 100% Natural Family :).
If there are more than 750 entries, there will be a special surprise giveaway at the end! I plan to announce a winner on Saturday February 16th, so keep watching and may the best fan win!

21 Comments

  1. Rebecca Smith
    Posted February 12, 2013 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    I would love to win to start learning about EO. We are moving from Costa Rica to the US and I would like to continue my learning process with a new project of Essential Oils for my family of 3 children all under 4 yrs and my husband and I.

  2. Posted February 12, 2013 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    I also don’t think I deserve to win over anyone else, but I would love to have these oils. I have had Fibromyalgia for over 35 years and would like to see if any of them help with muscle problems.

  3. Heidi
    Posted February 13, 2013 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    I can’t say that there is a reason that I deserve to win more than anyone else. However, if I do happen to win, the oils will be put to good use helping to maintain the health and happiness of my family.

  4. Lea
    Posted February 13, 2013 at 9:55 am | Permalink

    I am new to the whole essential oil thing…learned something new when you mentioned the paper/residue test. I will be doing that when I get home today to be sure! woule love to win the oils to add to my natural remedy collection.

  5. Melinda
    Posted February 13, 2013 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    I appreciate this great giveaway! I absolutely love essential oils – I use them at home for myself and for my 6 year old son (he loves them too and helps me make yummy concoctions with them). I also use them regularly on my clients during bodywork sessions; they really are wonderful helpers in dissolving stress and tension. I would love to find therapeutic grade essential oils that really are great quality, that I can afford! This is the first time I’ve heard of Plant Therapy and am excited to try and recommend them. Thank you!

  6. Janelle
    Posted February 13, 2013 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    I would love to win because I have a 18 month old and we are about to move and you can have lots of stress with all that! =) and just because I want to!

  7. Janelle R
    Posted February 13, 2013 at 10:52 am | Permalink

    I would love it just because! =)

  8. Jaclynn
    Posted February 13, 2013 at 11:29 am | Permalink

    I followed your blog, I have used some essential oils before but would love to venture into that more…and for my future home and kids etc! :)

  9. Posted February 13, 2013 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

    Followed your blog!

  10. Posted February 13, 2013 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    I enjoy using oils in my bath!

  11. melissa allred
    Posted February 13, 2013 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    i want these oils for my mom :)

  12. Amanda
    Posted February 14, 2013 at 8:47 am | Permalink

    would love to have these for my family’s natural healthcare

  13. Posted February 14, 2013 at 9:08 am | Permalink

    My husband is going to make me a cute mini “armoir” for all my essential oils, for my birthday. I can’t wait!

  14. Abbey
    Posted February 14, 2013 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    Pick me! Pick me! Pleeeeeez pick me!!!

  15. Posted February 14, 2013 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    I would love to win! I have been suffering from horrible migraines and have tried prescription meds and natural remedies, but I have not tried oils. I am ready! This would be an opportunity for me to see if this product would relieve my daily afternoon migraines! Thank you for the opportunity to enter. Have a blessed day!

  16. Theresa Michaelis
    Posted February 14, 2013 at 10:22 am | Permalink

    i use oils and ask starring my daughter and mother odd another grandchild to oils

  17. Emily
    Posted February 15, 2013 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

    I would love to win this set. I have just recently started using essential oils from a much pricier company, and I am so excited to try Plant Therapy’s reasonably priced oils. I would love to win this set so I could try some oils that I would not normally buy for myself.

  18. Posted February 16, 2013 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    I’ve used essential oils of high quality and would love to add Plant Therapy to my own use!

  19. Patsy Miz Bee Brekke
    Posted February 16, 2013 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    We’re living on oil of oregano this week to cut our colds short. Used clove oil last week for a toothache. I’m learning so much about the oils as we use them. There’s still so many more to try! A giveaway oil collection would be great!

  20. Marsha
    Posted February 16, 2013 at 12:47 pm | Permalink

    I love essential oils; looking for all natural products such as these to use in mine and my daughter’s upcoming new line of gourmet dog treats and grooming products.

  21. Jennifer
    Posted March 21, 2013 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

    I have been reading reviews on Plant Therapy, and I would like to say that this review is, by far, the most thorough of all the reviews I have read. Thank you!