Essential Oils Giveaway!

January 7th, 2013 · 29 Comments · essential oils

aura cacia~~~This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered!~~~~

It’s time for another great giveaway! Check out the details below for instructions on how to enter to win a gift basket with 5 essential oils from Aura Cacia with 2 carrier oils. Tea Tree, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Oregano, and Lavender (all organic) with Apricot Kernel and Sweet Almond carrier oils. A $70 value!


Somewhere in the Andes, about halfway through a fourteen hour long bus ride, my bottle of tea tree oil spilled in my canvas courier bag.  Ah, the warm scent of tea tree oil….  Ten years later I still have the bag and when I look at it I can smell tea tree oil.  When I look at the pictures I took through the window on that bus ride I can still smell tea tree oil.  And, when I put tea tree oil on my cuts or bites I’m reminded of that trip. Most people may think of Australia when they smell tea tree oil, but I will always think of Ecuador.

lindsey (2)Our sense of smell is powerful.  The nose communicates with the amygdale and the hippocampus in the brain where memories and emotions are stored.  This is why a familiar scent can take us back to times and places that might otherwise be lost to us forever.  It can take us to places we may never really go or trigger feelings associated with a specific time or place.

Aromatherapy, however, is more than just a virtual vacation.  From homes to health spas to hospitals, today essential oils are used to treat a myriad of physical and emotional troubles.  They are massaged into the skin and muscles to provide relief or comfort and some food grade essential oils (such as Young Living Oils) can be ingested under the direction of an expert. While the most common use of essential oils is inhalation, there are many benefits for the body as a whole.

lindsey (1)In the tradition of “sending out good vibrations” Hanna’s is giving away a gift basket of essential oils that includes some of our personal favorites, as well as a couple of carrier oils with which the essential oils can be mixed.  It is generally recommended that essential oils be blended (or cut) with carrier oils because in their pure form they can be quite strong and potentially irritating to the skin.  Our gift to you includes five essential oils which can be used to color your world with wonderful scents, soothe your cold or even clean your house.  Included in the gift basket you will find:

Apricot Kernal and Sweet Almond Skin Care Oils, both with vitamin E. Use these oils as carrier oils, massage oils, bath oils, or apply them after the shower and enjoy their skin nourishing qualities.  Add peppermint oil to the almond and make a festive holiday gift.

Eucalyptus:  Eucalyptus is a great cold and flu season ally when used as an inhalant (fill a bowl with steamy water and add a drop of oil). Eucalyptus is used to clear up congestion and coughing, is great for sinusitis, bronchitis and even has anti-microbial properties.  Adding a few drops to bath water can help with skin infections.

Lavender: It is said that the term “Aromatherapy” was first used by French Chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse when he discovered that lavender healed his burn.  Today it is most commonly recognized for its calming properties.  Combine it with citrus, clove, or patchouli and water to make a room spray. Add it to the carrier oil and enjoy giving yourself or your loved one a relaxing massage.

Peppermint:  The opposite of lavender, peppermint invigorates!  Inhaling peppermint can help to clear the head.   It also works well for nausea, motion sickness or headache.  Massaging peppermint into sore muscles can help to relieve tension.

OreganoFor insomnia and nervous tension use 2-3 drops of Oregano essential oil in an oil diffuser, or add 8-10 drops in bath water before bedtime.  Oregano, like eucalyptus can help with coughing, congestion and sinus inflammation.

Tea Tree Oil:  My personal favorite.  Put tea tree oil on cuts and bites, acne, sores of all types.  Its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties aid in quick healing.  A few drops of tea tree oil added to water and dish soap make a great all-purpose house cleaner.  If you add olive oil to the mixture it can be used to clean wood floors.  Inhaling tea tree oil’s warm scent is good for the respiratory system, and to my mind, the scent of tea tree oil is good for the heart.



Want to win this great giftbasket? Entering is easy!

Head to our page on facebook and give us a like. Be sure to comment on our page and let us know you’re entering the giveaway.

Follow us on Twitter (@hannsherbshop) and share the link to this post.

Leave a comment here or on any other post here at, just be sure to include the phrase “essential oil giveaway” in your comments.

There is no limit to entries so go ahead, like, follow, and comment!

All entries must be in by January 21st, 2013.

We hope that you find the oil that speaks to you.  If there isn’t one that you love in this collection, check out the other essential oils that we carry.  Also, there is a wealth of additional information on Aromatherapy in Hanna’s selection of books and charts and right here on our blog site!


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29 Comments so far ↓

  • heather

    I would love to win the “essential oils giveaway”

  • Elena Vo

    I agree, tea tree oil has something warm and magical about its aroma. Entered the essential oil giveaway both on Facebook and Twitter. Thank you for your generosity! I look forward to making my own toothpaste with one of the oils.

  • Raymond

    These “essential oils in the giveaway” sound very soothing and relaxing! Thanks!

  • Renata

    Fabulous oils are reviewed in the “essential oils giveaway!”

  • Megan G

    Mmmmmmm, an essential oil giveaway. I follow on Twitter and Like you on Facebook. <3

  • Hannah S-Q

    Oohh. How exciting. I’d love to enter the Essential Oils Giveaway!!

  • Megan G

    The eucalyptus, peppermint and tea tree oils in this essential oils giveaway would be great stimulating scalp treatment for my thinning hair issues.

  • Elizabeth

    Would love to win! Love Lavender and so does my daughter!

  • michele

    I love essential oils & would love to win this precious gift. thanks

  • Megan G

    I’ve been thinking about trying a tea tree oil toothpaste. If I win this essential oils giveaway I may try adding a drop to my toothbrush, or maybe make an oral rinse.

  • Megan G

    I just saw a recipe for cold / flu chest rub with 1 tsp coconut oil + 3 drops each eucalyptus, lemon and peppermint essential oils! This essential oils giveaway has 2 out 3!

  • Sharanya

    The very thought I could’ve missed this.. I would love to try the oils out especially eucalyptus and lavender. I already use teatree and oregano oil — big helper when you’re sick with cold/fever

  • Sharanya

    Essential oil giveaway ,I would love to win

  • Cat Roth

    Oh, I would be so excited to win this essential oil giveaway! I’ve been following Hanna’s Herb Shop on Facebook for a long time and have found a lot of helpful natural remedies through you!

  • Conie

    Looks amazing! Would love to win the “essential oil giveaway”

  • Conie

    Following @HannasHerbShop on twitter @coniecone

    for the “essential oil giveaway”

  • Megan G

    I had an outpatient procedure today, and instead of the prescribed valium I chose to use lavender essential oil to help keep me relaxed. I felt discomfort and some pain, but I was happy to have avoided at least one drug. Whew.

    [PS – yep, that’s me on Twitter! ;-)]

  • Carolina

    Hello =) I just started using essential oils such as jojoba oil, grapeseed oil and tea tree oil as my face night moisturizer. Totally love ’em and oh my face so supply !

    I would love to win essential oil giveaway because it’s so hard to find organic essential oils in my country.

  • Laura

    I am trying to find peace and balance in my life. My mind needs some rest! I love Patchouli! and Tea Tree oil has been my friend since my children were little. When I close my eyes I can smell the Peppermint oil! The set you are giving away is inspiring!

  • Nancy Bennett

    Oh how I love and use essential oils/Would love to win your essential oil giveaway. Nothing like essential oils to change your mood and day

  • Lisa

    ”essential oil giveaway” lookin forward to my catalog i just the way i find your articles very informative.nice work

  • Elizabeth

    Essential oil cant wait for the draw.i love anythin herbal

  • Sara Beth

    Good luck, everyone! You can get additional entries by tweeting the link to this blog post as well as going onto other posts here on our blog site and commenting, just be sure to include “essential oil” somewhere in your comment so we will know to count it.
    Drawing the winner tomorrow!

  • heather

    essential oil – would love to win this one

  • Megan G

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a great set of essential oils. :-)

  • Sara Beth

    Congratulations to Heather J McAfee, winner of our essential oils giveaway!
    Thanks to everyone who participated and stay tuned, our next giveaway will be in a couple of weeks!

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