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Green Your Glam GIVEAWAY | Day 5 Aura Cacia

Green Your Glam Giveaway Breast Cancer Prevention Aura Cacia

YAY! Happy 5 Years to meeeee!

It’s Day # 5, the last day of my Green Your Glam Giveaway + what better way to kick off Breast Cancer Prevention Month than to give away some of my fave, DIY + Organic Beauty Products from Aura Cacia! Learning to use aromatherapy, DIY, yoga + meditation  was a huge part of my healing process, so I wanted to be able to offer you some of the same tools that have helped me!

I’m excited to say that throughout this Giveaway, I’m giving away a total of OVER $2,500 from some of the best green beauty brands around… and this is, by far – the biggest prize, yet! In addition, one lucky reader will get the surprise of a lifetime!… A head-to-toe, Green Beauty Makeover! ALL Winners will be announced tomorrow, Saturday, October 4th. But, in the meantime…

 

5 Lucky Winners each get a HUGE Gift Set from Aura Cacia, worth over $310!

 

Aura Cacia Giveaway

About the Company

Aura Cacia’s goal is to make aromatherapy easy! They offer an extensive selection of high quality essential oils + aromatherapy products for all ages + spaces. The company was founded in 1982 in Weaverville, California + the founders realized the power of essential oils + began spreading the word about aromatherapy. The more people learned, the more they demanded essential oils + other natural aromatherapy products.

Aura Cacia continues as the quality leader in aromatherapy today via their Source to Shelf Strategy. Their ethical + sustainable sourcing program, + their in-house sophisticated testing capabilities, allow them to guarantee the quality of their essential oils. In the face of increasing adulteration + quality exaggeration in the marketplace, this is peace of mind for so many of us. Read more about their philosophy here.

 

Ingredients

At Aura Cacia, they believe in full ingredient disclosure. Every ingredient used in each of their products — down to the individual essential oils — is listed in order of its quantity in the ingredients. You will never see vague terms such as “botanical fragrance” in their ingredient lists either, and I love that! They want customers to know exactly what they are getting when they purchase their products. View an Aura Cacia label.

 

Testing + Standards

Aura Cacia tests every oil they receive to make sure it meets their high standards. Their industry-leading testing program — now includes gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) — allowing them to guarantee that they’re providing us with the highest quality essential oils available. Whenever possible, they also offer oils that are certified organic as well.

Sourcing

A key to Aura Cacia’s leadership is sourcing authentic, high-quality essential oils — dealing face-to-face with the people growing the plants + extracting the essential oil whenever they can. Frequent trips to places like Europe, the Ukraine, Oregon + Australia to visit suppliers + processors illustrate their commitment to finding the best sources for their oils. Read more about their sourcing here.

 

Sustainability

Aura Cacia, takes sustainability very seriously. Through their Well Earth sustainable sourcing program, they strive to develop new ethical-sourcing partnerships + ensure the raw materials + packaging components they buy are provided in a sustainable manner.  They strive to use recyclable packaging, minimize excess packaging, + utilize post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials when possible. They ale o have animal-friendly policies as well. Aura Cacia products are not tested on animals + contain no animal by-products with the exception of beeswax. Read more about their sustainability standards here.

 

Learning to Do-It-Yourself

One of the things I love most about Aura Cacia’s site though is their “Learn” section. They have an incredible library of DIY resources, including Essential Oil Basics, an Essential Oil Directory,  Aromatherapy Articles, + an Aromatherapy Recipe Collection for bath, body, home, kids + even pets!

 

Giving Back

With each purchase of an Aura Cacia organic product, Aura Cacia gives back 1% of the sales to support organic farmers + their communities. The money from individual purchases provides opportunities for the people whose skill + commitment is essential to the high quality Aura Cacia aromatherapy products we enjoy. Check out more about the products you can purchase to make a difference + how they give back, here!

 

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Each Winner Gets  All 26 Aura Cacia Products Below!

 

Essential Solutions Oils

All 11 of the Essential Solutions Oils!

 

  • Chill Pill | Take a deep breath! Orange, peppermint and basil help relieve the mind of its burdens, while lavender, patchouli and chamomile cool off the emotions.
  • Cool Hottie | Lavender, geranium, clary sage, and the unique properties of vitex essential oil help simplify life’s transitions. Peppermint cools hot flashes, while rose and sandalwood calm and reassure in the face of emotional swings.
  • Creative Juice | Inspire and nurture your creativity with this energizing and uplifting blend of citrus, spice and mint aromas.
  • First Response | Lemon and orange add a sweet synergy to the protective, preventative properties of tea tree, eucalyptus and sandalwood essential oils.
  • Gray Matter Batter | Peppermint and spearmint penetrate and cool, while lavender and chamomile exercise their calming influence in this blend.
  • Love Potion | A spicy-sweet blend of mandarin orange, lemon, cardamom, sandalwood and other fragrant essential oils perfect for setting the mood.
  • Medieval Mix | Spicy, sweet and floral notes combine beautifully in this complex fragrant blend.
  • Mellow Mix | The aromas of lavender, chamomile, sandalwood and neroli are formidable tools for diffusing (and de-fusing) everyday stress.
  • Panic Button | Panic Button blend features the oils of rose flowers (rose absolute) and orange flowers (neroli), whose incredible depth and heart-warming radiance have powerful effects on our emotional centers.
  • Pep Talk | Peppermint refreshes the senses and clears away the grogginess; the delicious aromas of orange and lemon are an invitation to the unique possibilities the day can bring. Cardamom will add a little spice to your life.
  • Pillow Potion | The fruity, intoxicating essence of hops combines with relaxing lavender, yarrow and chamomile flower to set you adrift in a tranquil sea of deep relaxation with the pillow as your headrest and the sheets as your sail.

 

USDA Organic Chakra Roll Ons

All 7 USDA Certified Organic Chakra Roll-ons

 

These essences, tied to each of the seven chakras, can be used alone or combined with others depending on which chakra centers need to be balanced.

  • Enlightening Crown | From origins in ancient Vedic tradition to modern yoga, chakras are interconnected energy centers that influence spiritual and emotional expression. A balanced crown chakra inspires supreme transcendence.
  • Insightful Third Eye | From origins in ancient Vedic tradition to modern yoga, chakras are interconnected energy centers that influence spiritual and emotional expression. A balanced third eye chakra nourishes consciousness and fulfillment of vision.
  • Expressive Throat | From origins in ancient Vedic tradition to modern yoga, chakras are interconnected energy centers that influence spiritual and emotional expression. A balanced throat chakra inspires calm, confident and clear communication.
  • Opening Heart | From origins in ancient Vedic tradition to modern yoga, chakras are interconnected energy centers that influence spiritual and emotional expression. A balanced heart chakra opens the floodgates of compassion and understanding.
  • Empowering Solar Plexus | From origins in acient Vedic tradition to modern yoga, chakras are interconnected energy centers that infulence spiritual and emotional expression. A balanced solar plexus chakra inspires the expression of personal energy.
  • Sensual Sacral | From origins in ancient Vedic tradition to modern yoga, chakras are interconnected energy centers that influence spiritual and emotional expression. A balanced sacral chakra uncoils inner confidence and ignites healthy desire.
  • Grounding Root | From origins in ancient Vedic tradition to modern yoga, chakras are interconnected energy centers that influence spiritual and emotional expression. A balanced root chakra connects you with strong earth forces.

 

Organic Yoga Mists

All 3 USDA Certified  Organic Yoga Mists

 

Each mist provides an aromatic solution for the body, room + mat with the power of 100% pure, organic essential oils.

  • Awakening | Grapefruit + Lavandin. Awaken your body and inspire flowing movement. Containing nothing more than purified water and delightfully effective organic essential oils, Aura Cacia Awakening Yoga Mist will enhance your yoga practice.
  • Motivating | Sweet Orange + Peppermint. Create a more focused yoga session. Containing nothing more than purified water and delightfully effective organic essential oils, Aura Cacia Motivating Yoga Mist will enhance your yoga practice. Motivate your body and encourage deep breathing.
  • Purifying | Tea Tree + Lemon. Create a more holistic yoga session. Containing nothing more than purified water and delightfully effective organic essential oils, Aura Cacia Purifying Yoga Mist will enhance your yoga practice. Purify your body and foster mind-body connection.

 

Aura Cacia Carrier Oils

 

 Carrier Oils + Vegetable Glycerin

 

  • USDA Certified Organic Jojoba Oil | Jojoba oil contains unique liquid waxes and fatty acids that nourish the skin. It is excellent combined with other skin care oils, adding balance and fortifying the benefits provided.
  • USDA Certified Organic Sweet Almond Oil | A natural source of skin-nourishing fatty acids and lipids, sweet almond oil has a rich, skin-nurturing consistency that provides a nice glide during massage. It is excellent for bath and after-shower applications, and especially appropriate for dry-skin care.
  • Grapeseed Oil | Light, absorbent grapeseed oil is extracted from the seeds of wine grapes and contains an excellent balance of skin-supporting compounds, including oleic, linoleic, palmitic and stearic fatty acids. Grapeseed oil restores balance and firmness to combination and oily skin.
  • USDA Certified Organic Castor Oil | Cold-pressed from the seeds of the tropical castor plant, castor oil has a light, pale yellow appearance. It is known for preserving moisture while its fatty acids leave the skin feeling nourished.
  • USDA Certified Organic Vegetable Glycerin | Sourced from non-GMO seeds (primarily soy), vegetable glycerin is the non-fatty component of vegetable oils. It is a clear, odorless liquid with powerful moisture-attracting properties and is a common ingredient used in formulating natural soaps, creams and lotions.

 

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Breast Cancer Prevention

Despite the billions of Pink Ribbon dollars, were still no closer to a cure + there are still no perfect screening tools for Breast Cancer, especially for those of us that are younger, + have really dense tissue! So, I highly recommend Self-Breast Exams each month because nobody knows your body better than you do! Personally I like to us an app to remind myself each month, like, Check Yourself, or the Your Man Reminder. For a funny little “how-to”, check out this video!

Back in 2009, I found a lump, went to the doctor, + they told me not to worry about it + to go home, because I was too young! Luckily, I didn’t listen, because about 2 months later, I was a Breast Cancer Survivor at 31! So, trust your gut + be your own advocate! Read more about my story, here.

What to Look For

Breast Cancer Prevention

 

Organizations + Resources

Some amazing Breast Cancer Organizations + Resources I support, but didn’t know about at the time are Breast Cancer ActionThink Before you PinkKeep-a-BreastNon-Toxic RevolutionBreast Cancer FundReThink Breast Cancer, + Unite For HER {disclosure: I’m their Health + Beauty Advisor}.

My opinion on donating to organizations is a bit skewed, as I was unable to receive any help from any of them when going through treatment, or in the aftermath, when trying to pick up the pieces of my life! I was shocked because I’d raised a lot of money for them, volunteered, did all the walks, + even wore a pink ribbon throughout college. But, there were literally no resources for people my age. Like, none! I was too old to fall into the Childhood Cancer Group, + too young for the “real” Cancer-age Group. I was even told not to go to support groups because the people in them were much older + dying, + they would resent me because I wasn’t. I couldn’t even get counseling! I was devastated.

So, I say, your best bet is to donate to one of the organizations I mentioned above, or directly to a Survivor! Buy them a bag of fresh, organic groceries, a Grocery Store Gift Card, or help them pay a bill {cell phone, internet, car insurance, rent, utilities, student loans, etc.}. They usually really need it, but will never say so. The stress of not being able to get the things you need, guilt of mounting bills, or burden to those around you is insane, + can sometimes feel worse than the Cancer itself! The reality is, 5 years later, I still have crazy “preventative” expenses. Every last penny I have goes to doctors I want to see, tests I want to get + Treatment choices I have made, because they aren’t covered by insurance! If you’d like to help with those expenses, you can donate to my Green Juice Fund!

 

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Throughout my experience over the past few years, I’ve put my whole heart + soul into The GG, to try to help as many others as I can – to avoid the heartache I’ve had to go through. Possibly, from not knowing what the chemicals in my food, beauty products + lifestyle were doing to my body. In the process, I’ve had the opportunity to meet tons of like-minded people, try products I’d never dreamed of + work with amazing companies whose values are aligned with mine.

So, I’ve partnered with some of the best in the Green Beauty Biz to give you the same opportunities I’ve had with taking those first steps + trying better beauty products! I wanted to let you know how much I really appreciate YOU… so I’m giving away almost three thousand dollars worth of amazing, natural + organic beauty products! Thank you for all the love + support (it means the world to me), for always reading what I write, oh – and teaching me a thing or two, every now + then. Haha. You’re ALL winners in my book! Love you guys!

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47 Comments

  • Reply
    chandra
    October 3, 2014 at 1:38 am

    I have some aura cacia EO’s, and I love them for skincare applications as well as aromatherapy. This is an amazing prize! I’d wish you all luck, but I really wanna win this one ;)

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    Jennifer Ha
    October 3, 2014 at 1:51 am

    thank you for the giveaway i apprecitate it!!

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    Katrina Matano
    October 3, 2014 at 2:28 am

    This is amazing! The essential oils would be a wonderful prize to win. I’ve always been a fan of Aura Cacia, but after reading your blog, I’m a HUGE fan!

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    Meaghan Demeester
    October 3, 2014 at 6:59 am

    Yet again what a fantastic prize! I’ve becoming more interested in aromatherapy recently – you’re hitting the nail on the head :) Thanks for all you do!!

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    Holly E
    October 3, 2014 at 7:06 am

    I love this site. Lots of great information on being green and great reviews too.

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    kate
    October 3, 2014 at 7:11 am

    love the awareness of quality products on the blog. love EO’s and all the amazing ways they can help us holistically – and they’re fun!

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    Laura
    October 3, 2014 at 7:17 am

    Yay! I get confused with oils. Love that they have a DIY section. I am getting interested in making more diy products so this would be fun. I need to balance my chakras! Namaste xox

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    Jennifer
    October 3, 2014 at 7:29 am

    This is such an amazing gift! Love Aura Cacia and would love to win this!

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    kit chan
    October 3, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Have never tried essential oils before so this would be a great chance to try all the products! Thanks for the chance!

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    Aileen Cunningham
    October 3, 2014 at 7:59 am

    This looks amazing! I could use these in my Yoga and massage practice.

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    Julie
    October 3, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Learning about all of these green products is awesome! I’d really like to try aromatherapy, in part for stress relief and relaxation. I would love to win so that I can feel good and know that the products I choose aren’t harmful!

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    MARILYN
    October 3, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Hi Danielle,

    I want to win because I know that essential oils are so beneficial. They are an awesome way of healing our bodies, from helping us to rest to helping us to lessen our stress. Thanks for doing this amazing giveaway! I really appreciate it. :)

    Best,
    Marilyn

  • Reply
    Rita
    October 3, 2014 at 9:01 am

    I am a fan of Aura Cacia EO. I use the peppermint oil regularly for headaches and muscle tension. Would love to try more of their products!

  • Reply
    Paula H
    October 3, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Another great giveaway!! I hope I am one of the lucky ones to get some goodies!!

  • Reply
    VictoriaN
    October 3, 2014 at 9:04 am

    GG has helped me navigate the natural skincare world so that I can make choices that are good for me.

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    Kimberlee
    October 3, 2014 at 9:14 am

    I use oils all winter long to fight off illness & speed up recovery.

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    Naturally Paula (@naturallypaula_)
    October 3, 2014 at 9:24 am

    I’ve always loved Aura Cacia and they’ve been so nice and helpful since the first time I ever had a question about aromatherapy. Great giveaway! Congrats again on 5 yrs cancer free!

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    Ann
    October 3, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Awesome giveaways!!! Thank you!

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    Vonda F
    October 3, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Love it

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    Sonya
    October 3, 2014 at 10:15 am

    I’ve been interested in essential oils since starting the effort to go organic. Thanks for the giveaway and opportunity!

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    Ashley
    October 3, 2014 at 10:39 am

    I’d love to win because I LOVE aromatherapy!

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    Samantha
    October 3, 2014 at 10:40 am

    I would love to win the huge giveaway, I love Aura Cacia’s oils however I’ve only got 2 bottles, I’d love to expand my medical cabinet.

  • Reply
    Katie Pimlott
    October 3, 2014 at 10:47 am

    So excited for this giveaway, this has been such an awesome week!

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    Lynnea
    October 3, 2014 at 10:59 am

    My Dad is a 10 yr survivor of brca mutation caused breast cancer. Luckily I’m brca negative, but that doesn’t mean i won’t ever get breast cancer. I have a special place in my heart for those suffering, and the only help my Dad was able to get (because he’s a male) was from a local breast cancer charity that only deals with two counties around us…a certain pink ribbon not for profit threatened to bring a lawsuit against the local org because they called themselves “pink tire friends.” Since then I’m not a fan of the major orgs and week only donate local to the charity that helped my Dad (and has since changed it’s name.) Happy 5 years and here’s to 5 more! :)

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    alison
    October 3, 2014 at 11:30 am

    I am currently trying to battle a chronic illness without conventional medicine (I know its possible! I know i can do this!)and recently read about how much essential oils have helped others heal. I have never tried it but really would love to! I really hope I win!!

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    Lorie
    October 3, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Would LOVE to learn about EO’s for my family, both 2 and 4 legged! Conventional medicine is a last resort for us ;)

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    Carolyn zukovs
    October 3, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    I have been following you on instagramfor a while and this is by far the best giveaway I’ve ever seen! I just had to enter. I’ve Been an ingredient reader for almost 2 years now. Learning more and more everyday. If I Don’t know it’s safe I won’t put it on my skin or my sons. Essential oils and yoga have been the two things I’m learning the most about right now. We are big in to holistic medicine and eating real food. If I won this giveaway it would be a blessing. I can not afford much so I buy a little at a time and try not to ever waste anything. Thank is for putting the together! And congratulations on your 5 years. It is truly amazing and such an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your journey and your non toxic beauty secrets. Knowing your triumph gives me so much hope that the organic community can make changes in our laws and fight for the health of our people!!

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    Natalia Reynolds
    October 3, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    I would love to win because I love clean products and Aura Cacia is one of my favorite brands! And you are such an inspiration =), thank you for the giveaway !

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    Jillian g
    October 3, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Congratulations on five years Danielle! Thanks for doing this giveaway. I have a few aura cacia essential oils and I love them. I’d love to add to my collection.

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    Emily S.
    October 3, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Thanks for another great giveaway! Aura cacia is an amazing brand and one of my favorites for carrier and essential oils.

  • Reply
    ginger
    October 3, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Oh my goodness, I could use these essential oils! I would love to ditch some of my cleaners and make more healthy ones with EO’s! Thanks for the chance!

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    Bailee
    October 3, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Ooh what a great giveaway! I’d love to get into aromatherapy :)

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    Candy
    October 3, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    I wanna to win it… I love essential oil on bath or body massage!! The aroma helps relaxing the mind and body…
    Also, the winter will coming…Everybody loves hot bath at home!! If i win it, i should to share with friend,if they love it ,they may go to buy it…! I love to share good natural/organic personal care products…~

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    Sarah
    October 3, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    I would love to win the big prize for mom , she sure needs it :)

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    Tamela Passantino Hill
    October 3, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Thank you kindly for offering this giveaway. I am married to a Police Officer and I do In home Childcare.. I use aromatherapy to help soothe my soul as well as help my husband get a little stress relief as well. I have also been telling my daycare parents the benefits of aromatherapy with children. I would love to be able to show them, with the array that you are giving away so that they too can smell in person and gain some knowledge of why and how it works. Smelling is believing. I also have a youtube channel where I am trying out new products and giving testimonials. It is called Tamelas Testimonials. I also am a spokes person on HSN quite frequently for Jennifer Flavin Stallone (yes, Sylvesters wife) for her Serious Skin Care products. I am well known for my wit and description that people can relate to. I will leave a link so you can see the few that I have done. Thank you again for considering me and I wish you a peaceful day! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl6MUbOORHI

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    Heather jefferson
    October 3, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    wow! love this giveaway!

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    Barb Sab
    October 3, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    super awesome giveaway :)

  • Reply
    Kat A.
    October 3, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Another day, another great giveaway! Loaded with lots of information to boot. Thanks again!

  • Reply
    Rara
    October 3, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    I love essential oils! What a wonderful gift this would be. :)

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    christine
    October 3, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Thank you for the chance you have some amazing giveaways!!

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    Gina g
    October 3, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    I wan tot be healthy and beautiful!

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    April Fordyce
    October 3, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Final day of a great celebration. …..thanks for including your followers so fully in your journey to health and recovery. Mental health is so important and aromatherapy is a great way to boost the mood….I sure could use a boost these days.

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    lauren Reuther
    October 3, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    I had my own health scare a few years ago. Changed my diet to organic and started drinking Amazing Meal made by Amazing Meal. My bad protein levels went back to normal range, no more MGUS. I know it was the change in my diet that saved me. Since finding your blog, I have been more aware of the things that I have let slide since I got healthier. I know I have to get back on my path if I want to keep my health. Thanks for reminding me :) Hope I win the giveaway, I really love Aura Cacia products.

  • Reply
    Jenn Mullin
    October 3, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    What an amazing giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity! Love your blog and I love essential oils!

  • Reply
    Violet Revo
    October 3, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    So happy you made 5 years!! You certainly have helped me green my glam again and again! Love that you walk the walk AND talk the talk girl! <3

  • Reply
    albina
    October 3, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Nice giveaway! would like to win smth.

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    Tatiana
    October 3, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    I would love to win this giveaway because I have always been interested in trying essential oils. I could make my own lotions and use them for fragrancing my room or for helping me get into a certain mood such as inspired or relaxed.

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