Saturday, November 29, 2008

A Giving Essence Giveaway



Not too long ago I told you about a new web site I had come across called The Giving Essence. Diane has started a new business this year, and she's really excited for you to learn about her product. She has sent me two of her products to try out and tell you about. I was thrilled to see that one of them was the Peppermint Stick. Diane only uses the best essential oils so just opening the bottle will start to chase away the tension of the holidays. Peppermint Stick is a roll-on in a lovely dark green frosted glass bottle, and it's just the right size for your purse. I think you'll like having this one handy when you're caught in a traffic jam or in a long line at the mall. I liked the cooling sensation it brought to my temples. I think you've got a winner with this one, Diane!

Diane also sent me Bayberry Spice Essential Spray. A quick spritz in the air brings forth many layers of fragrance beginning with bayberry, followed by cinnamon and sweet orange. I gave my family room a spray and it stayed in the air for quite a while. It was also great to spray right before company walked through the back door for that fresh, wintertime aroma. I loved this one,too, Diane!

The Giving Essence also offers essential oils, dried herbs, and lip balms and promises more to come.

If you're interested in finding out more about these essential oil products, click on the link at the top of the sidebar.

Now here's the best part, Diane has authorized me to host a giveaway. I will be offering 1 Essential Spray (fragrance of your choice) and 1 Peppermint Stick to one winner.

1. All you have to do is visit The Giving Essence, then come back here and leave a comment telling what your favorite product is and why. No one-word answers please!

2. If you are not a blogger, include your email address like this: pianananna(at)gmail(dot)com. I need to find you, if you win.

3. Subscribe to Thyme for Herbs for a second entry, be sure to respond to verify the subscription, then come back with a second comment to inform me. Only active subscribers are included. If you're already a subscriber, let me know in a separate comment so you too can be counted.

That's it. The giveaway contest starts Saturday, November 29th and will end Thursday, December 4th at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Winners are randomly chosen.
I will contact the winner via email and you will have three days to claim your prize, otherwise I move on to the next best answer, so be creative!

Good Luck!


Don't forget to visit An Herbal Bedfellow for healthy recipes made with herbs, and also my newest blog:
Happenstance House -- A journal about my Victorian home and all of it's contents.

128 comments:

Shannon said...

I like the lemon essential oil as it would make my room smell great.

Cathryn said...

There are so many things I would probably like at The Giving Essence. What a neat store! My favorite thing would probably be the Peppermint Essential Oil. It sounds like a fresh, natural fragrance!

Thanks! -Cat
cathryn@graphicsbycathryn.com

Stacia said...

Love anything lavender, it smells great!

cdziuba said...

I like the Spearmint Lip Balm, in fact, I like all of them. I use lip balm a lot. cdziuba@aol.com

deb126 said...

I would love to try the Essential spray Home for the Holidays, I can just imagine the wonderful aroma it would bring when you spray it into your living room, thanks for the fantastic giveaway

Margaret said...

Spearmint Lip Balm

cstironkat said...

Since I'm prone to migrain haedaches I would like to try the Peppermint Stick Headache & Stress Eraser. I cannot take some of the migrain medicines because they make me very sick and the head on stuff burns my sensitive skin. Thank you for the chance.

lisagee said...

I'm all for Bayberry to have the holiday aroma in the house and then the sweet orange too because it will lift your spirits.

elaine said...

I would love to try Bayberry Spice-nice scent for the holidays!

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

js22 said...

I love the Lavender Mint Lip Balm because I love both the scent of mint and lavender and my dry lips need lip balm often.

Hil'Lesha said...

I could use the Breathe Deep, especially this time of year.

lilacbutterfly [at] earthlink.net

reb said...

I like the Orange (Sweet) Essential Oil.

rebbi511 at peoplepc.com

Christina said...

My favorite is the Lavender Essential Oil because I hear it has soothing powers!

Christina said...

I subscribed to your newsletter!

janehixon said...

I think the essential sprays sound lovely. The Home for the Holidays as described will bring the Holiday Season right into your home.......Spruce and Vanilla.....lovely!

Michelle S. said...

I like the Cinnamon Tea Essential Spray, I would also like the Lemongrass Lip Balm, sounds very unusual!

Shauna said...

Honeslty what your giving away would be perfect, I work full time, go to school full time and manage to maintain some normalcy...i could use this!


amzonwmn_us@yahoo.com

Emily said...

I'm on a lavender kick, so I'd love to try the lavender mint lip balm!

ecibelli(at)wellesley(dot)edu

Sandy said...

spearmint lip balm

Annie said...

I think my favourite (today) would be the Breathe Deep Essential Spray! Hubby has been sneezing for over a year but hasn't gotten sick. He also has no allergies. He's known as the Sneezemaster now!

The Breathe Deep may give him (and us as men sneeze quite differently than women) a bit of relief!

Thanks

nancyrobster@gmail.com

Annie said...

I am a subscriber!

Thanks

nancyrobster@gmail.com

chromiumman said...

love the Cinnamon Tea Essential Spray

kendra22 said...

ahh the home for the holidays custom blend sounds great ! so many wonderful items here, I will visit this store much ! thnx for the opp!

Lauren in TN said...

would love the lavender essential oil- thats always mt favorite scent!

lauren
croasla0(at)sewanee.edu

coriwestphal said...

I love the smell of Lemon Essential Oil so I'd have to say that's my fave. MMMMMmmmmm I can almost smell it now! Thanks for the great contest!

coriwestphal said...

I've also subscribed, thanks!

sito50 said...

I like the Breathe Deep spray. I love the scent of eucalyptus. I think it would also help to breathe a little better; at least phychologically -- mom used to rub Vicks on my chest and that always helped me sleep.

sito50 said...

I subscribed. I really like the music I am hearing from this site.

The Green Yak said...

The peppermint stick sounds wonderful. Peppermint has been one of my favorite scents (and flavors!) for years, but it's only recently that I've been hearing about it's helpful qualities.


greenyak [at] yahoo [dot] com

Jaye Reilly said...

I love the lip balms, specifically the lavender mint. It's hard to find good quality lip balms for those of us with dry lips and lavender mint has been my favorite scent for the longest time. I'm happy to see someone makes a lip balm out of it! That's going on my Christmas list this year for sure.

jebuell(at)gmail(dot)com

bathroomblogger said...

The Peppermint does sound great, especially fun for the Christmas season. My favorite though is probably the Cinnamon Tea Essential Spray. I've got a thing for cinnamon.

bathroomblogger said...

You've got another subscriber & that subscriber is me!

oneinamil23 said...

i'd love to try the mint lip balm - my lips are so chapped this time of year!

autumn398 (at) yahoo.com

Jenn S. said...

My lips are so chapped. The Lavender Mint Lip Balm sounds wonderful. I love lip balms that make your lips tingle a bit.

mom2anutball said...

I would like the Lavender Essential Oil, I love the smell of LavendaR!

mom2anutball said...

I subscribed!

Melanie said...

the Breathe Deep essential spray sounds perfect for me. there's nothing worse than that groggy, "sick" feeling in the house when you're holed up during the cold season. I just moved to Portland, Oregon from Texas and my allergies are in a tailspin!

thedizdar(at)gmail(dot)com

drming said...

My wife loves anyhting lavender and whatever my wife wants she gets.

patty said...

I love the smell of lavendar essential oil. Reminds me of lilacs.

Crafty Gardener said...

What a lovely site. I have 2 favourites the spearmint lip balm and the pepermint stick. I have bookmarked the site so I can visit often.

Linda, aka Crafty Gardener

ky2here said...

I'm intrigued by the breathe deep. So i'll select that even though I haven't smelled it.

mverno said...

the breathe deep srpay sounds like something i would want to try

toughturtles said...

the lemon essential oil would freshen up some rooms

Rose said...

I just visited the Giving Essence, Jane Marie, and I have to admit I don't know which product to choose! The peppermint stick sounds like a novel idea and would make a good stocking stuffer for my daughter-in-laws, both busy working moms.

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, Jane Marie!

sphinx63 said...

The Essential spray Home for the Holidays sounds great to me! I would love to have company come over and think my house smells like Christmas!

Damla said...

I like breathe deep, because I like its smell.

annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

windycindy said...

Greetings! I would love to try her
"Peppermint Headache and Stress Reliever Stick!" I frequently have
sinusitis, and am on medication for depression and anxiety. Please enter me in your delightful drawing.
Many thanks.....Cindi\
jchoppes[at]hotmail.com

Kimberly L said...

My favorite thing is the Home for the Holidays Essential Spray - especially nice to have the scent of the season for the Holidays when coming in from the front door

brn2lisn(at)gmail(dot)com

Mary G. (kow) said...

I like the Orange (Sweet) Essential Oil.

Brandy said...

I haven't tried anything from there yet, but I would like to try the Vanilla Bean Essential Spray.

Beverley said...

Home for the Holidays Essential Spray

Shelley said...

I would LOVE to try the Peppermint Headache Eraser and also the Home for the Holidays Essential Spray.

Thanks SO much for the great giveaway.

tskrush (at) cox (dot) net

Shelley said...

I am a subscriber :)

Cynthya said...

I'd love to try the Fresh Citrus because I love the smell of citrus and find it energizing.

David Johnson said...

I like the essential oils, and they have excellent prices too. Thanks titanicluck at gmail dot com

SeahorseLady said...

I would love to try the Breathe Deep spray. It sounds like it would make me feel a bit better with this nasty cold that I have.
I also enjoyed your music - very soothing.

SeahorseLady said...

I also just subscribed. I just need to get to my email and confirm it.

DOODLEGIRL said...

my yoga instructor gives us Peppermint Essential Oil after class - it's very refreshing, invigorating

h. said...

I am a fan of lavender and orange, though peppermint is good for a wakeup. Thanks!

slehan said...

The lavender mint lip balm sounds great. Thanks for the contest.

Tracy said...

I'd keep it all Peppermint with the essential oil and the peppermint stick too!

Millie said...

The spearmint lip balm would be my pick :)

Millie said...
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Millie said...

I am a subscriber :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hey! Just dropping in because I finally had time to look over the products. I think the orange or either the lemon essential oils look good to me. I love the smell of citrus, and I actually have an air spray I get from the health food store that's orange scented. It's just so fresh and clean. I'm sure either of those would be delightful. So if there's a drawing, please enter me! :-)

Thanks so much!

XO,

Sheila

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - My favorite Essential Spray is Cinnamon Tea (I'm imagining the peppy scent right now)!

Anonymous said...

The essential oils are my favorite, I love that they are simply and purely oil. This way, I can use them for a multitude of things.
The website is so sweet with all the little(fairy) doors.

aka_burtsgirl@hotmail.com

Rhondi said...

Hi Jane Marie
I just wanted to let you know I won't be posting thankful Thursday for Dec. I'm only home 7 days all month! Hope you have a great week.
Hugs, Rhondi

Lisa E. said...

I see lots of goodies I like, but because I happen to be feeling the spirit of the season right now, the "Home for the Holidays" essential spray is most appealling.

Lde28[at]yahoo[dot]com

jennem said...

I'd love to try the Breathe Deep spray.

Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

Glamorosi said...

My favorite item at The Giving Essence is Breathe Deep because I'm a fan of eucalyptus to help ease the sniffles.

The Bayberry Spice Essential Spray also sounds wonderful because not only do I associate bayberry with the holidays, but it's a scent I enjoy year-round.

Pinkadot said...

My favorite is the Home for the Holidays spray. We don't use a real Christmas tree any more because of fire safety concerns and I think this spray would give that Christmas smell I miss from not having a real tree. It also has a little vanilla in it which is my favorite scent.

Alli said...

I would want to try the Lemongrass lip balm. Yum!

crystal said...

I think the Breathe Deep Essential Spay sounds great. I think it would be handy to have around especially during this cold Season:)

cyclona66@aol.com

crystal said...

I am a subscriber:)

cyclona66@aol.com

Jenna said...

I like the Lavender Mint Lip Balm. Things with lavender are supposed to help with relaxation and sleeping and this is what I hope this would do. Thanks!

grannyvon said...

My favorite this time of the year would be the "Home For the Holidays" Oil. I can just smell it now. If I won I would choose the Orange. Your music is a very nice touch. I enjoyed it so much. Thank You. ybutler@oppcatv.com

Anonymous said...

Breathe Deep Essential Spray sounds perfect for my sinus problems! Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

agordon10 said...

I love the Lemon Essential Oil

Tracy said...

I like the peppermint!

grannyvon said...

Signed up for you newsletter. ybutler@oppcatv.com

Telephus44 said...

I would like to try the Home for the Holidays spray. I love having my house smell like Christmas, especially when guests come over!

Roxanne said...

The breathe deep air spray sound like it would make you feel so good as you inhaled the scent. Would love that for a stuffy room.

Brittany said...

breath deep sounds heavenly right now.

getpalmd said...

I'm really curious about the Lemongrass Lip Balm.

TXsunlover said...

We could really use Breathe Deep at our house during this cough/cold/sneezing time of year.
Thanks for the chance to win!
proudyaya04 {at} yahoo {dot} com

Anonymous said...

I would like to try the lemongrass lip balm. It will help with the cold northern winters and it says it lifts spirits! cardeb2@verizon.net

Anonymous said...

I subscribed! cardeb2@verizon.net

Salleefur said...

I would have to choose The Breathe Deep Essential Spray. (We both have serious asthma.) But then to keep things on the "sunny side" I'd need some need "Fresh Citrus" too!

imaclutz89 said...

I like the Lavender Essential Oil. Sounds very nice.

Laura said...

We could sure use the Breathe Deep Essential Spray! trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Jason said...

The Bayberry Spice would be good for the holidays


jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I think the Cinnamon Tea Spray Essence would be great for the holidays--cinnamon reminds me of baking and I think would bring back memories of cooking with my grandmother.

farrell@crosslake.net

Annemarie said...

The Fresh Citrus Essential Spray would be great. I love the smell of citrus fruit.

annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

bison61 said...

I'd like the lip balm in lavender mint-my lips get so dry during the winter months

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

paryjeja said...

I want to try the lemongrass lip balm as it seems as it would help put some calm in my hectic days.

Amanda said...

I love the spearmint lip balm!

AllieOop said...

I love the Fresh Citrus Essential Spray--it would give a lift to a bleak winter's day.
aghendrick@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I'd like to try Peppermint Stick Headache & Stress Eraser. I love the smell of peppermint and it will naturally help with the headaches that I often get.

skybluefusion said...

The Peppermint Stick Headache & Stress Eraser sounds like it could really help me. I get a lot of headaches but do not like taking meds when I can avoid it.

bleuteam(at)gmail(dot)com

sarah said...

the cinnamon tea spray sounds lovely!

fertawert AT yahoo DOT com

Betty C said...

Eucalyptus Essential Oil would be my choice without a doubt. I love the scent.

Kari said...

The peppermint oil would be a wonderful thing at the holidays!!

intime said...

Bayberry Spice intime@myself.com

sheshe said...

Breathe Deep is the product I'd love to try. Thanks for the chance to win. :)

lil.blessing said...

I like the Cinnamon Tea Essential Spray...smells yummy!

Cataroo said...

I would really like to try the Breathe Deep Essential Spray! I always seem to get the sniffles when the seasons change and sure could use this right now!!

Thanks for a great giveaway!!

Valerie said...

The Breathe Deep we hava small kids and this would be great I would love to try it sometime.

klp1965 said...

i love the Fresh Citrus spray

ssmina said...

I would like to try the headache relief, thanks!

JJSpat said...

anything lavender, puts me in a relaxed state of mind

Lisa said...

My favorite product would probably be the Spearmint Lip Balm. It sounds great!

purango said...

The collection of three lip balms is my favorite. They are perfect for my wintry dry chapped lips. garrettsambo@aol.com

Becky said...

I look forward to trying the peppermint stick..I'm a chronic migraine sufferer..and am always looking forward to something to help..

Luck Happens said...

I need to put the Peppermint Stick Headache & Stress Eraser in my desk drawer at work. As a lawyer, headaches and stress are a regular part of my job...I need this.

Thanks!

kellifrobinson2 AT gmail DOT com

Starshine3 said...

I go through lip balm really quick, so am I always looking for new ones to try :) So I would choose the Lavender Mint Lip Balm, which sounds wonderful! Thanks for the chance!

donna444444 said...

I need the Peppermint Stick Headache & Stress Eraser. I have a headache right now.
donna444444@yahoo.com

donna444444 said...

I am a subscriber.
donna444444@yahoo.com

Samantha P said...

the breathe deep sounds sooo awesome, all my passages are all stuffy, so it would be great to have

Samantha P said...

also a subscriber!

Helen said...

My favorite item is the Lavender Essential Oil.

angie said...

My favorite is Peppermint Stick Headache & Stress Eraser. I get frequent headaches & migraines and the smell of peppermint does help.

Gianna said...

Peppermint Essential Oil.. I love mint scents. They are very relaxing :)

renee said...

would love to try the spearmint lip balm

pinkpanthers94@gmail.com

bndraldy said...

I would love to try the
"Peppermint Headache and Stress Reliever Stick!" I get really bad headaches (perhaps sinus headaches), but I hate taking medications. This could probably give me a better quality of life -- without headaches! Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway! HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ONE AND ALL!!!

Heather said...

I'm going with the Lemongrass lip stuff. I just love the smell of Lemongrass, and my lips need help...always.

masonsgranny59 said...

Spearmint Lip Balm

Magnolia Memories08 said...

Bayberry Spice for sure. Does it smell anything close to Brandied Fruit Home Spray?? Home For The Holidays would be another choice.
What a wonderful giveaway. First time to visit. I am very new to blogging.