It’s finally time to tell you more about the essential oil giveaway I have partnered up with Plant Therapy. I have been waiting for so long to write this. I have been seeing more and more headlines about the dangers of ticks. My family spends much of the summer outdoors, and our dogs do as well. So for my essential oil giveaway, Plant Therapy has graciously put together a bundle of 2 essential oils that are PERFECT for keeping ticks at bay! (Bonus, shield me covers other bugs too!)
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Let’s start by saying that Plant Therapy is such an amazing company. They have been there for me thru this entire process. Not only is the response usually less than one day, they BELIEVE in their products. The staff is so knowledgeable. When Retha told me that they did not specialize in pets, she also provided me a place to find the answers to my questions.
Essential Oil Giveaway Reveal Baby
Retha sent me two products to try. At first, I thought “what is in these little bottles that is so special?” Have you ever smelled Geranium Essential Oil? You are in for a treat if not. While it is super strong, it is light and refreshing. The geranium will be used for the dogs, but it is also safe for us adults to use as well. Are you not yet convinced that you need to enter this great essential oil giveaway yet? Allow me to tantalize your sniffer.
Shield Me, was sent to the people in our family, specifically made for use with kids. What!! It contains a mix of different oils, citronella, pink grapefruit, geranium bourbon, Rosalina, patchouli oils. That’s it. The bottle says to use 40 drops per 2 oz of carrier oil. Don’t know what I am talking about? That’s ok, I want you to take a second and head over to Plant Therapy Blog and you can learn all about them. I promise you this is an essential oil giveaway you actually WANT to win!
What’s In Your Bottle?
PLEASE SEE: I am not a doctor and this is not medical advice. Please consult your pediatrician before use.
I found this little glass dropper and washed, dried, and rinsed it with rubbing alcohol. You know, to be sure. I decided to use some aloe vera gel in our recipe as well to help keep it less greasy. I used 3/4 oz of clear 100% aloe gel and 1 and 1/4 oz of 100% pure Olive Oil. Make sure to mix them super well before adding the essential oil. Like after you think it’s mixed, mix just a little more. Then add your 40 drops. The bottle has a stopper and pours the drops at a medium rate, perfect speed for counting. UPDATE: Shake well before each use, the aloe is much heavier than the oil and sinks to the bottom after settling.
I have used this every night this week just sitting in my yard. I can say that one night I forgot to apply it until the skeeters came out and I got bit twice. But– every other night I have used it and not gotten bitten, by anything. That’s a win!
Tips For The Pups
An essential oil is a volatile substance derived from the essence of a plant. If used improperly, bad things can and will happen. Make sure you always check with your vet before introducing essential oils.
I AM NOT A VET, THIS POST IS NOT VETRANARY ADVICE.
With that said, the puppy mix was super easy to make. I used 6oz of aloe vera gel, 2 oz of witch hazel and mix mix mix. After, just 10 drops of Geranium oil. We put ours into a spray bottle. CAUTION: this mixture is thick. It took us about 10 min to get the gel mix up the spray tube.
To apply, squirt 1 spray between your dog’s shoulder blades. Reapply after playing in the water, or after 6 hours of playing in the woods.
This hot mess of a family loves to be outside as often as possible. But because Natas has such terrible allergies to traditional tick preventions. We can not forgo the prevention this year, as the ticks are already horrendous. This method not only gives my girl the freedom to play with us in the woods, it also gives me the peace of mind knowing EXACTLY what is in the stuff I am putting on my family. I am happy to say that since we put this on her for the last week I have not pulled one tick off of her or Sissy.
Not one tick in one week between two dogs that were consistently getting attacked by 5 or more each a day. For my dogs that is also a win.
Now you know why you need them. Here’s how you can enter the essential oil giveaway
July 1st, at 12:01 am until July 7th at 11:59 pm, I will be holding a photo contest. The contest is called
Outdoor Adventure Photos With The Family And The Dog
An Essential Oil Giveaway
And the rules are simple:
- Upload a photo directly to this sited starting July 1, or join my facebook group page (so that you can upload the picture ? )
- Subscribe to email (so I can let you know if you won )
- For the photo, please submit your best photo showing how your family and pup love to enjoy the outdoors! (it has to be your own photo, guys)
The official rules are as follows:
No purchase necessary to enter, or win. Must be 18 or older to enter and live in the United States. Void where prohibited.
To enter the giveaway, you must subscribe to Shes’s A Hot Mess. Submitting a photo is stating that the photo is yours to share and you have the rights to it, along with also giving me permission to share your photo in a future blog post and on social media. If a photo is ever shared, links will be created to you, as well as visual credit.
Entry date is valid from 12 am PST July 1, 2017, to 11:59 p.m. July 7, 2017, PST. Contestants may enter 1 time, by subscribing to the email list, and uploading directly to this site. Alternitivly, you may join she’s a hot mess Facebook group and upload a photo showing a favorite way to spend the summer outdoors with family and pets. The winner will be chosen by the method of my top ten favorites and then randomly selected using a third party app.
Winners will be notified by email and will be posted on the group wall and Twitter at 10 a.m on July 10th. At that time, the winner will have 24 hours to respond. If the winner has not responded after such time, a new winner will be chosen randomly.
After the winner has claimed the prize, further information may be needed by Plant Therapy. If more information is needed, Plant Therapy will contact the winner directly.
It’s not a requirement to follow Plant Therapy on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google + and YouTube. But why wouldn’t you follow them anyway? They are incredible and completely transparent. If you would like to know more please see Plant Therapy.
Are you going to miss this opportunity to have a healthy fun natural summer with the whole family? Why not enjoy a tick-free summer with this amazing essential oil giveaway? And really, I am so excited to see all the dogs and families enjoying the outdoors as much as we do! So be sure to sign up and join my community on Facebook so you can join in the fun!
Until Next Time
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