WINSDAY: Peppermint and Tangerine… Yum!

I’m sitting here thinking about a few things:

1. My oil business is booming right now, and as a result my blog has kind of taken a back seat. Sorry guys, I’ll try to post at least once a week, but I can’t make any promises at this point. Because of the craziness that’s going on right now, I’m going to start making my WINSDAY and Friday Fun Facts biweekly (unless I’m feeling adventurous! LoL).

2. Why am I having a hard time focusing right now? I’m out of the house, writing this after my class has ended and my brain feels like mush. Then I think, Oh let’s put on some Peppermint and Tangerine! Y’all, this is amazing for focus and mental clarity. I put just one drop of each oil in my hand, rubbed the back of my neck and my hair (the hair part is optional: I like when essential oil is in my hair because I get a whif of oils every time I turn… I’m kinda nerdy like that), and it made a huge difference. I pushed past my mental block and started getting some work done. So then I thought…

3. WINSDAY GIVEAWAY! I’ll be making a roller bottle of Peppermint and Tangerine and will give it to one lucky winner. This is a killer combo and works wonders at increasing focus and alertness. I also like to use this in the morning to give me that mood boost that citrus oils are so famous for.

Many people and “oily” friends I know use Wild Orange and Peppermint, but I’m a Tangerine girl. It feels a little more exotic and has a bit of a crisper scent to me. (Don’t get me wrong, I like Wild Orange, but I like Tangerine more!). Peppermint is also known for its ability to help support a healthy respiratory and digestive system, so by all means, don’t just use this blend for focus! In fact, I’ve used this blend when I needed a little extra support for my digestive system, and loved it.

You know I only recommend one brand of essential oils, so if you’d like more info on that please email me at info@amandagerber.com and I’ll answer any questions you have for me. Have an amazing and productive day!

Comment below for an entry in the giveaway! You have until Tuesday September 22, 2015 to enter.

This giveaway is now closed.

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WINSDAY: Lemon

When life gives you lemons… go to Sicily, cold press the rind, bottle the essential oil and do a giveaway, because that stuff is amazing! Seriously, lemon essential oil is one of my favorites. I probably go through close to a bottle a month because I use it for everything. You can replace many household cleaners with this one bottle of essential oil. It’s that good. So, it’s past 10 o’clock and I’m sleepy. Lucky for you, I still want to do a giveaway, so I am gonna cut out the fluff and just give you a list of what I’ve used this essential oil for in my home. Don’t judge me on some of these!

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• Add a few drops to water in a glass spray bottle for an easy all purpose cleaner.
• Forget about a load of laundry overnight? (What? Me?!? Never!) Add 5 drops of lemon essential oil to the load, wash, and the clothes smell lemony fresh!
• Does your kid have a stubborn fake tattoo that won’t come off? 1 drop of lemon essential oil takes it right off. (Sorry, you’re stuck with your real one you got the moment you turned 18. Hope it was a good one! We can’t all have Texas as our first tattoo).
• If you have a white board with marker residue, put a couple drops of lemon essential oil on a paper towel and it will clean it right up.
• Add a few drops to your water (in glass) and enjoy the taste and natural cleansing properties.
• To assist with seasonal respiratory discomfort, diffuse or take internally.
• Diffuse with lavender or bergamot to uplift the mood.

To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment below telling me why you can’t wait to try lemon essential oil. Good luck!

I only recommend one brand of oils for internal use. To learn more about the brand I trust and love email me at info@amandagerber.com.

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products and methods recommended are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information provided here is in no way intended to replace proper medical help.

WINSday: Fennel Essential Oil Giveaway

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It’s that time again… WINSDAY. Today I am giving away a bottle of Fennel. If you are familiar with cooking with actual fennel, then you will be very familiar with its licorice smell and taste, and the same goes for the essential oil. This particular oil can be used aromatically, topically (dilute for skin sensitivity) and internally. (Again, I only recommend one brand I personally use for internal use, and you can email me at info@amandagerber.com to find out more about the brand I trust and love). Personally, I love the smell of fennel and its many benefits. Here are a few:

• Can be added to tea to calm the digestive system
• Soothing effects when used topically during menstruation
• Can help lessen discomfort with minor skin irritation
• Support a healthy lymphatic system
• Help curb your sweet tooth craving (hello? Need I say more? This oil ROCKS.)

These are just a few reasons you will fall in love with fennel, but one reason I love this oil is because when combined with a Mother’s Milk/Increased Lactation tea, fennel can help assist in increasing a mother’s milk supply. This giveaway seemed appropriate since August is National Breastfeeding Awareness month.

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I have personally nursed (and I am currently still nursing my youngest) 3 beautiful boys. Happy breastfeeding, y’all! To all you moms out there currently struggling with nursing: keep at it! Yes, there are times it hurts. Yes, there are times at 3AM when having someone else feed the baby sounds like a dream. BUT, there are those sweet moments when the world is quiet and it’s just you and your baby with oxytocin flowing and it’s worth every minute of the struggle. You can do it!

So, would you like to give Fennel essential oil a try? Comment below and tell me why you’d like to give this a go, and you’ll be entered to win a bottle of this oil. For an additional entry, follow me on Facebook (link on the sidebar). This giveaway will be going on until midnight Tuesday, August 18, 2015. Have an amazing day!

The proceeding statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products and methods recommended are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information provided here is in no way intended to replace proper medical help. These are simply things that have worked for me personally, and my family and friends.

Congrats to our winner, Sarah! This giveaway is now closed.

It’s WINSDAY: Lemon

Oh, happy day! Guess what day it is? WINSday! Today I have a 5 mL bottle of Lemon essential oil up for grabs. This oil is truly amazing. I use it daily in my house, for so many reasons.

This lemon essential oil is sourced from Sicily and is cold pressed from the rinds of the lemons. This oil can be used aromatically, topically, and internally. Of course, as always, I only recommend my particular brand of oils, because I trust the quality of the oil.  For more information on the brand I use and how to get these awesome oils in your home, please email info@amandagerber.com.

I drink this oil in my water almost daily. I like to alternate between lemon and grapefruit oil. It acts as a natural detox for your body, helping it to cleanse naturally. I also love to diffuse lemon to freshen the air in my home and elevate the mood. Another way I use lemon essential oil is in my all purpose cleaner. I have a glass spray bottle that I fill with water, mix with citrus oils, and spray away all the germs on my countertops, sinks, bathtubs, and toilets.

Lemon essential oil is also great to use in your laundry routine. I am VERY forgetful these days and sometimes a load of towels gets left in the washing machine overnight. You know that funky smell that wet clothes can get when they sit too long? Simple solution: Go ahead and put in your detergent to run the washing machine again, but add 10 drops of lemon essential oil to the party and your load will smell very fresh and clean when it’s done washing.

Lemon can also be great to use in a classroom (take note for next school year, teachers!). I have had great success removing stubborn stains from whiteboards by simply putting a few drops of lemon oil on the whiteboard and scrubbing away with a towel. Again, it’s great at killing germs that kids like to spread around. You can also use it to remove “sticky” messes: gum on a rug, crayon drawings on the floor, ect.

So, how can you get this amazing oil in your home? Simply comment below about something lemon oil related: a success story you have, something you learned, or ask a question. You have one week from today to comment, and if you don’t end up being the lucky winner you can always email me at info@amandagerber.com. Have a wonderful day!

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products and methods recommended are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information provided here is in no way intended to replace proper medical help. These are simply things that have worked for me personally, and my family and friends.

Congrats to our winner Hannah Harper! This giveaway is now closed.

It’s WINSday!

Let’s be honest. The more structure in my life, the better. I need structure in my life, and I thrive off of structure. So, one of my sisters gave me the idea of having the weekly giveaway on the same day every week and then giving my readers a week to participate. I thought it sounded good, and it had structure, yay! I know, I’m a bit nerdy, but how do you think I got through grad school with two toddlers and one more baby on the way? Structure, people… and schedules… and Jesus. A whole lot of Jesus.

So, today I am going to give away a roller blend that I make and use on my family when those Texas sized seasonal threats begin. It’s also great to have on hand to help soothe skin irritation (like mosquito bites. Can I get an “amen!” from my fellow Texans?!?). This roller bottle is a blend of lemon, lavender, and peppermint. Lemon essential oil helps support a healthy respiratory system and helps to open the airways as well as acts as a natural detox for your body. Lavender essential oil is a natural soothing oil and helps soothes skin irritations. Peppermint supports healthy respiratory system and promotes clear breathing.

This blend has helped my family tremendously. A couple of years ago before I started using the oils, I had taken Noah and Timmy to the doctor for what I thought was a terrible cold. Turns out it they were just having a flare up to seasonal threats around them. This is a reoccuring theme for them: weather change? Flare up. Spring time blossoms? Flare up. Tons of rain? Flare up.

We had mixed luck with other methods to try and find relief . So, I went out and bought some roller bottles and mixed up equal parts of lavender, lemon, and peppermint oil and then diluted it with coconut oil so I could even use it on my baby. I like to roll it on the bottom of their feet and the back of their neck. It provided so much relief, and as long as I am consistent with putting the oils on them (sometimes I forget!) it helps so much at supporting their bodies when those seasonal threats are in the air.

So, how can you get your hands on this blend? Leave a comment below and let me hear why you want to give this a try or let me know about something you learned on this post. For an additional entry in the drawing, follow me on Facebook (there’s a link on the sidebar). You have until Tuesday, June 23, 2015. The winner will be announced next Wednesday. Have a lovely day!

The proceeding statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products and methods recommended are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information provided here is in no way intended to replace proper medical help. These are simply things that have worked for me personally, and my family and friends.

This giveaway is now CLOSED.  Congratulations to our winner Amanda!