Wednesday, February 25, 2015

La Luna Naturals Peppermint Oil is YOUR Essential Oil This Winter! (Review and Giveaway)



Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this product, free of charge,from La Luna Naturals, via Tomoson,  for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it


Do you know what essential oils are?

Have you, or a friend used them before?

I've used them off an on over the years, and was thrilled to be able to check out a new line of oils.

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Essential oils are defined as "natural oils typically obtained by distillation and having the characteristic fragrance of the plant or other source (ie herbs, trees, grasses) from which it is extracted" The best essential oils are distilled from their source via steam-distilling or cold-pressing type methods, as these methods extract more pure oil from the source. Essential oils may seem like they are expensive, but you have to consider what goes into extracting them from their source. For example it takes over 6 million Jasmine blossoms to yield 32 ounces of oil. Whew! That is a LOT of flowers being grown! A 4 oz bottle of essential oil can last a VERY long time, as typically you only use a drop or two at at time, making them cost effective in the long run!

I was recently sent a bottle of  La Luna Naturals Pure Peppermint Essential Oil to review. It is 100% Pure and natural, with no fillers or additives. Best yet, it is steam distilled, so it is perfect for therapeutic uses! Plus it is Kosher and Vegan Certified. It is also certified by the NAHA (National Associate for Holistic Aromatherapy), so you know you are getting a top quality product! 

Packaged in the USA, the oil also comes with a premium glass dropper, so you are ready to use the oil right away. I love that the dropper becomes the new top of your bottle, so you can use it to seal up your oil, after the first use, and never have to go looking for your dropper! The larger 4 oz bottle will last and last and last, making it a great budget buy as well!  

Peppermint Essential Oil has analgesic (pain relief) and anti-inflammatory properties,  and has been used for hundreds of year, s to relive nasal congestion, among other ailments. That is the primary way we have been using it, by adding it to an oil/candle warmer in Miss Grace's room. By adding a couple of drops, the oils is heat infused out into her room and combined with the oils from the candle (lavender and chamomile), allow her sinuses to open and clear, and helps her to fall asleep faster, and sleeper deeper. heat dispersion methods like this are perfect for small rooms, like a bedroom. Additionally if an oil is extracted via a cold press method, a warm dispersal method may beak them down quickly (cold methods like a cool mist diffuser are better for them).

No oil warmer or atomizer diffuser? You can make your own inhaler by applying 1-2 drops of the Peppermint Essential oil to the palm of your hand, then rub your hands together and cup them over your nose. Then inhale deeply for 4-6 breaths. You should have an immediate relief and result!

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When you purchase the La Luna Naturals Peppermint Essential Oil you get a great FREE eBook comes with recipes for using the essential oil in many ways, including facials, headaches, migraines, anxiety and spa treatments! I'm sharing some of them with you, that have worked for us. Please remember that Peppermint Essential Oil should not be used on infants or during pregnancy. If you aren't sure if your child is old enough to use it, check with a Holistic Aromatherapist.

Five Great Uses for Peppermint Essential Oil:

1. Make a headache relief potion. Mix your peppermint essential oil with a carrier oil (such as coconut oil) into a roller bottle, or small spray bottle. When a headaches creep up, simply roll the bottle (or spray) onto your temples and base of your neck. You'll have relief before you know it!

2. Add 1-2 drops of peppermint essential oil into your favorite baking soda based toothpaste formula and have great smelling AND clean breath.

3. Create a great smelling, all-natural household cleaner, without any toxic chemicals by adding 2 tsp. of Peppermint Essential Oil with 1/2 cp white vinegar and 32 oz. (1 quart) water in a spray bottle. Mix ingredients together and use on multiple surfaces for non-toxic cleaning!

4. Create a relaxing foot soak for your sore, aching overworked, feet with a simple recipe. Take a bowl of warm water and add 2-3 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil. Soak your feet for as long as needed. Your feet will feel energized and happy!

5. Ants, spiders and mice do not like the smell of peppermint! Did you know that? You can use a very simple technique to repel them safely and naturally! Collect the desired number of cotton balls, based on the area you’d like to treat. Add 1-2 drops of peppermint oil to each ball. then place the oil balls in areas where you have problems.

Bonus:

Spring is mere weeks away! Did you know that ticks dislike peppermint oil and will release their grip once the oil is applied to them? Yup, they sure will!  Just a few drops of peppermint oil on a q-tip dabbed on a tick will do the trick. You just wait for the tick to withdraw it’s head,  and then remove it with tweezers! Easy peasy! So be sure to make a home remedy kit to keep in your backpack while enjoying the woods and fields this Spring!

We LOVE La Luna Naturals Peppermint Essential Oil and you will too! They guarantee your satisfaction with their products, or they offer you a full refund. No questions asked! You have to love that!


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Giveaway:

 One lucky BTHM reader will get to win their own 4 oz bottle of La Luna Naturals Peppermint Oil!

9 comments:

  1. I have recently started using essential oils. I am almost out of the peppermint oil that I have, so I would love to win this so that I could try out the La Luna Naturals brand!

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  2. I have used tea tree in the past for itching, worked okay; i would like to win to try this oil in diy toothpaste

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  3. I haven't ever used essential oils but would like to start. thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. I have never used essential oils before but I have heard good things about them and would like to try them.

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  5. I have tried essential oils and I love the scents. I use tea tree oil for skin and to add to my soap and I love peppermint oil especially for the scent and also I use it to keep ants away.
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  6. love to win this for my wife never tried these before. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  7. I have been using them for about 2 years--LOVE them!

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  8. I have never used essential oils before, but it was recommended so I would like to try it.

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  9. I haven't used them before, but I would like to start. I heard peppermint is a good one to have around.

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