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Welcome to Family Ever After’s 2nd Blogiversary Bash! I’m so excited to
partner with some of my favorite companies to bring you some very
exciting giveaways. There are 12 total…. check every Monday,
Tuesday, and Wednesday in October for something new. All the winners
will be announced on Halloween! Thanks so much to YOU for
continuing on this fun blogging adventure with me! xoxo, Rach H


I have a very sweet, talented friend named Heather, and she is providing today’s giveaway. She is a rep for DoTerra Essential Oils, and you can check out her website HERE. She also has a great foodie blog called The Menu Mama.

She sent me two Introduction to Essential Oils kits, from DoTerra, valued at $26 each. The kit contains 5 ml bottles of Lemon,
Lavender, and Peppermint oils. One is for me to try out, and the other is for one lucky winner. I’d love to share with you a little bit about my experience with the oils that I received.

About a year ago, I switched my kids to a new pediatrician- one who has a more holistic approach to health care. The reason was because our son was allergic to dairy, and she came highly recommended from a friend whose children have similar issues. I wasn’t quite sure if this new approach was right for us- but what I did like was that it was causing me to do a little of my own research and thinking about my family’s overall health care. I’m very happy with our pediatrician! One day, as I was purchasing vitamins for my children, I noticed some cute little bottles of oil. I was curious about them, and the receptionist told me all about how great these oils are for many different uses. I didn’t buy any at the time since we’re trying to save our pennies, but my interest was peaked. Big thanks to my friend Heather, who sent me a sampler kit. I’ve had such a fun time getting to know the oils, and I just love them!

For our family, the main thing we like the oils for are massages. Almost every night, after reading books with the kids, I give them a mini massage right before tucking them in. They keep their plastic massaging tools in their night stands. This week, I introduced them to the oils. Peppermint is their favorite, because it “tingles and smells the best.” I put a small drop on both legs, and another on their back and neck. I’ve noticed that the peppermint oil helps them to relax as they fall into a deep sleep.

We’re not dependent on the oils for any one reason, but I look forward to learning about more benefits. They have definitely added to the overall mood of my kids at bedtime. This is great, because our second daughter has been having a hard time falling asleep lately. She is going through growing pains in her legs, and wakes up crying around midnight every night. With a quick dab of oil and massage, I’m quickly able to soothe her back to sleep.

I haven’t tried this yet, but I’m excited to…. The peppermint is safe to add as an ingredient (I will definitely try a couple drops in my double chocolate cookies this holiday season)!

Many people claim the oils help in these other areas:

*relieve insomnia
*soothe headaches
*bring down fevers
*soothe an upset stomach
*help relax
*uplift mood
*use on burns, cuts and scrapes to soothe and speed healing
*clear congestion
*clean and disinfect your home
*natural anti-oxidant
*and many more…

Use the easy form below. It might take a few seconds to show up. It’s
very easy- you’ll sign in with either your email or facebook (I keep
all that info safe and secure), then follow the prompts. No need to
leave any comments on this blog post. Winner chosen at random and
announced on this blog on Halloween!!!

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ends on Oct 31. Winner chosen at random. $26.67 retail value. No
purchase necessary. VOID where prohibited. I was given a kit for free,
to review so I could express my own opinions, which are my own. This
sweepstakes is only open to people 18 or older. Not valid outside of the
U.S. doTERRA is in no way involved in this giveaway, and neither is

The claims made about the oils above are suggested uses, not
intended to diagnose or cure any disease, have not been evaluated by the
FDA, and should not be substituted for the advice of your doctor.


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I started a blog. This is a tale of my projects, goals, and dreams. Thank you for taking a moment to stop by. I hope you have a beautiful day.

xoxo, Rach H.