Friday, February 12, 2010

The Giving Essence Gift Set Giveaway



Now that you've followed along with my different series on herbs, you can see how useful herbs can be to your everyday life, either in the kitchen or in the medicine cabinet. I've pointed you to Diane's dk Mommy Spot recently, and now I'd like to point you toward The Giving Essence, an herbal store owned and operated by  Diane.

Diane has a talent for creating wonderful balms made from her essential oils and dried herbs.  I've been fortunate enough to try, for myself, many of these products.  Currently, I am using the Peppermint Lip Balm and her new Lavender Mint Foot Balm, but I've also used the Essential Peppermint Stick Headache and Stress Remover, and the Dream Stick, as well as several of the Essential Sprays.

Since lavender is one of my favorite herbal scents, I couldn't wait to give the new foot balm a test run. Combining the lavender with mint was genius! It's cool and refreshing and at the same time calming.

I've used lots of foot balms over the last few years, trying to get rid of the dry and cracking skin on my heels. Some work and some don't, but one thing they all had in common was their greasiness; I'm not fond of wearing socks to bed to keep my sheets clean.  The Giving Essence Foot Balm does not leave an oily spot behind on your bed clothing  After regular nightly use of my pumice stone followed by the balm, I found a huge improvement.  I feel like I have my feet back to normal again --they're almost as nice as a baby's behind --and if I stick to the regimen, I won't be embarrassesd to wear sandals this summer!

If you would love to give The Giving Essence a try, you can enter to win a Lavender and Mint Lip Balm and Foot Balm Gift Set. Here's all you have to do:

1. Leave a comment after visiting The Giving Essence website, about what your favorite product would be and why.

2. For a second chance to win, sign up as an e-mail subscriber with Feedburner, Feed Blitz, or become a Google Follower (see sidebar.) Then leave a second comment telling me you have subscribed or that you are already a subscriber.

If you subscribe in more than one way, leave a separate comment for each.


3. For a third chance to win, blog or Tweet about this contest with a link here, then come back and leave another comment telling me about it.


4. If you're not a blogger, be sure to leave your contact e-mail address like this to avoid spammers: pianananna(at)gmail(dot)com. If I don't have a way to reach you or you don't respond in three days, your name will be disqualified, and I will choose again, picking my favorite answer.

Good Luck!!

Open to US residents only, 18+.

Winners will be chosen by random.org.

Email addresses will not be shared with any third parties.

This Giveaway ends on .................Friday, February 19, 2010 at Midnight EST.

The Giving Essence provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose; nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.








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126 comments:

frvetere said...

Lavender Fields Essential Spray
would be my favorite! Currently I buy the oil and add water to make my own spray. I use it when I change our kitties litter, spray my pillow before I go to bed, it really helps with relaxation.
I would like everything on this site (bookmarked it!) Thank you for the chance to win!
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AJ said...

Rose Geranium Lip Balm because my lips are always dry and peeling.

Bangchik said...

A number of herbs in my garden, mostly end up as salad and drinks, but love to do balms! ~bangchik

Carrie said...
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Carrie said...

I'd love to try the Fresh Citrus spray, but honestly I'm most interested in the foot balm. I'm a massage therapist! :)

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Carrie said...

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ChelseaF said...

I would like to try the Peppermint Essential Oil

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jemscout425 said...

the lavender foot balm because as i age my feet are getting so dry
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Carol said...

I;d love to try lavendar foot balm!

Emily said...

I'd love to try the Margarita Mambo Lip Balm. The description sounds super fun, and I'm always looking for good, effective lip balm.
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singermagic1 said...

I'd also like the fresh citrus spray, love the small of oranges
I would like to try a medical magnet
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Nancy said...

The Peppermint Headache and Stress Eraser sounds relaxing!

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Darcie K. said...

I would love to try the Breathe Deep Essential Spray because I am so congested.
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- Marybeth I. said...

I like the lavender oil

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Miss Heidi said...

I would like to try thePeppermint Stick Headache & Stress Eraser because I have a lot of stress and anxiety in my life. I also don't believe that medication is the right way to help it, I get much better results when I go natural. So, this would be cool to try. Thanks.

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Sweetpeas said...

I love the concept of the peppermint stick, I use peppermint EO for headaches all the time, this would be so convenient to carry along!

buzzd said...

Rose Geranium Lip Balm

mverno said...

i like the Lavender Essential Oil
lavender is one of my favorate period
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lissaxolove said...

I would love to try the lavender mint foot balm
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debsweeps4 said...

I would like the lavender foot balm because my feet are dry. debsweeps4@yahoo.com

Marla said...

I would have to say the foot balm would be my favorite. My heels are in horrible condition and need help.

sunnymum said...

I think I would like the Lemon Essential Oil with its warm, citrus scent. There are a lot of ways to use essential oils too like in my diffuser.
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slehan said...

I'd like to try the Breathe Deep Stick to help me breathe. Thanks for the contest.

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SueZH said...

I would like to use the Fresh Citrus Spray

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julis55 said...

I would like to try the Peppermint Essential Oil

Karen said...

I think I would like the Margarita Mambo Lip Balm
because I am ready for winter to be over

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SharpTeethOfLove said...

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The Creamsicle essential Spray looks great

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contestrobyn said...

My favorite product would be the Peppermint Essential Oil because I like the kick that Peppermint has !

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clc408 said...

The Lavender Buds would be nice for making potpourri and sachets. Thanks!

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Sharon Harmon said...

I would like to try their Peppermint Essential Oil! I love the scent of peppermint plants and I like to smear some of it on my wrists and neck. It's very refreshing!
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Sarah said...

I would like the Peppermint Stick Headache & Stress Eraser because it would be handy to carry in my purse and use anywhere instead of taking a pill.

Amy said...

My favorite item is the lemongrass lip balm. Winter kills my lips, and I've yet to find a treatment that actually heals them. I would love to try this!

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llinda29 said...

I like Rose Geranium Lip Balm to protect my lips

Ames said...

Peppermint Stick Headache & Stress Eraser would be AWESOME!

Sue E said...

I like the Spearmint Lip Balm. My lips are always sooo dry!

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redfuzzycow said...

the home for the holidays essential spray looks great! it sounds wonderful

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andersonann48 said...

Breathe Deep Essential Spray looks great also, I'd love to own it too because I have bad sinus problems a lot!
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Jessica said...

I would love the dream stick. I have trouble sleeping at night, but wouldn't want any messy lotions or creams in my bed. A stick would be perfect!
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LV said...

I would love to try the Lip Balm Trio with Margarit Mambo, Lemongrass & Lavender Mint Lip Balms

LV said...

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mogrill said...

I like the peppermint essential oil. It cures my headaches! Thanks for the chance.
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Kerri said...

The lavender mint foot balm sounds perfect for my dry heels. I use a lot of lip balm as well during winter, and love mint, so that would be wonderful too. Thanks for the giveaway!

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pinkveganmiso said...

Margarita Mambo lip balm is my favorite. I can never have enough lip balm and this flavor seems different from any I've ever tried.

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Wehaf said...

I love lavender, so the lavender gift set, which 4 different products, would be my favorite.

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msrodeobrat said...

i would love the lavender foot balm because summer is coming and so is flip flop season!

Tina said...

My fav. item is the dried calendula flowers.

Anonymous said...

i'd like the lavender gift set fulfam@hotmail.com

monky said...

I would love to try the Breathe Deep Essential Spray because I've been congested for 3 years.

:) Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! :)

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janetfaye said...

I would like to try lavender essential oil because I like to add this to my bath water.

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Kimberly said...

I'd love the lavender gift set because I love lavender and this has it in every form!
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karen said...

My favorite is the Breathe Deep Essential Spray. It would be great for cold/flu season. Thanks.

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Mimi the kitten said...

I love the Orange (Sweet) Essential Oil.

valancia said...

I picked the Lavender Mint Foot Balm because my feet are in yucky shape..
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Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - My favorite would be the Lavendar Fields Essential Spray since I've loved the scent of lavendar since I was a little girl!

Qtpies7 said...

I'd like to try the dream stick in hopes it would help my insomnia.

her5boys said...

I would love the Fresh Citrus Essential Spray to mask the smell of 5 boys in the house!

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Anonymous said...

I would love the dried calendula flowers. or the peppermint essential oil. O_Leo_5(at)hotmail(dot)com

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Christina said...

My favorite item would be the Dream Stick. I have trouble falling asleep. Once I'm asleep, no worries, but getting there is an issue. The Dream Stick has French Lavendar Oil and is noted to help you get into a blissful sleep! Sounds good to me!
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mindy said...

the lavender foot balm, because my feet really need help especially in the winter thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

Emily said...

I'd love to try the peppermint stick headache and stress eraser!

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Anonymous said...

lavender oil, love the scent

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Ellie Harrison said...

I would like the peppermint stick for that extra umph before the advil kicks in. Life is stressfull enough!

Pamela S said...

I would love the lavender gift set. Lavender has such a lovely aroma and is so relaxing. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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~*~lilshuga2001~*~ said...

Lavender Fields Essential Spray
I have a hard time sleeping and this scent relaxes me! :)

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Anonymous said...

margarita mango lip balm sice my lips are alwayes chapped ty.
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Sara said...

I'd like to try the peppermint headache stick. Peppermint is great.

purango said...

The Margarita Mambo Lip Balm is my favorite. I love the tropical flavors. garrettsambo@aol.com

kathy pease said...

i love the Margarita Mambo Lip Balm these are so handy in vermont winters :)

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Nancy S. said...

I would definitely like to try the lavender mint foot balm but the Lavender Gift Set is very nice too.
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Atreau said...

I would love the Lavender Fields Essential Spray as the scent of lavender calms me.

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lilyk said...

The Lavender Fields Essential Spray looks very nice!

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