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.

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.