An Introduction to Essential Oils with Finding Balance (Review + Giveaway)

Disclosure: Thank you to Finding Balance for sponsoring this content. I received product and compensation in order to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions expressed below are my own. For more information, please refer to the disclosure that can be found at the bottom of this post.

Chances are, you've heard about essential oils more than once in the past several years. But how can essential oils help you and your family? They have gained a lot of popularity in recent years, being recognized for their natural properties that can aid in health maintenance, prevention, and treatment. Essential oils come from plant sources that have been used medicinally and therapeutically for their properties for thousands of years, and were forgotten due to the prominence of chemically-manufactured drugs. These naturally sourced oils provide us with a way to concentrate and benefit from the natural properties developed by various plants for their own immune defense, pollinator attraction, damaged tissue healing, and other metabolic purposes within the plant. I've heard people raving about their success with essential oils, and I just had to experience it myself to find out what all the fuss was about!

There are a lot of companies that offer essential oils, but there is one that promises something above and beyond. Their entire range of products is Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG), something different than any of their competitors. Which is why this brand guarantees a consistent, safe standard of quality in every bottle. Their CPTG process ensures that each bottle meets the highest quality standards for both purity and potency. The best-selling essential oils include Breathe (a respiratory blend), Lavender, Peppermint, Lemon, their soothing blend, Wild Orange, and their metabolic blend.

I jumped at the opportunity to partner up with Finding Balance. You can ask any questions and order the best essential oils available directly from Amber Nordstrom of Finding Balance, an independence wellness advocate and essential oils expert. It's been an amazing, educational process talking to Amber and hearing all about how essential oils can be used to enhance the health of our families, and learning just a few of their uses that were relevant to my family. Although essentials oils are, by no means, a replacement for modern medicine, they can be a practical alternative medicine that act as a supplement in your life. In "An Introduction to Modern Essentials: Fifth Edition" booklet, you can look up various conditions and treatments, discovering hundreds of practical and even surprising uses for certified pure, therapeutic grade essential oils. Treatment ranging from postpartum depression, to acne, poison ivy, hair loss, and even carpet stains... These are just a few examples of topics addressed in this amazing booklet!

I received the Introductory Kit (lavender, lemon, and peppermint), as well as the Wild Orange, Deep Blue, and a mood matrix essential oils for review. All of which are safe for application topically except directly in the eyes, up the nose, or in the ears. Due to the wide range of uses for essential oils of this quality, I have already been able to use the essential oils in my household for many purposes. My mother has been able to use the lavender and peppermint aromatically to combat stress, and I've used the same two topically to soothe pregnancy aches and pains, while my husband has benefited from the topical use of the Deep Blue essential oil when he's experiencing sore muscles. The products we have used have allowed us to feel better than ever! One of the things I have realized I love about essential oils from using them, is how versatile they are. I've used them in our humidifer, topically, and I've used several types to add to my tea or drinking water for an extra boost. You can find a way to incorporate the use of essential oils into your daily routine, however it suits you!

There are over a hundred amazing essential oils available, all offering their own benefits. Let's take a look at the benefits to the oils I've used:

Soothing blend - Supports healthy circulation and soothes achy joints and sore muscles.

Lavender - Calming and relaxing qualities, eases muscle tension, helps skin recover quickly, and soothes occasional skin irritations. 

Lemon - Aids in digestion, naturally cleansing, promotes a positive mood and cognitive ability, has antioxidant benefits that help ward off free radicals, soothes throat irritation, cleanses and purifies the air and surfaces, and supports healthy respiratory function.

Peppermint - Alleviates occasional stomach discomfort, makes a great addition to a toothpaste or chewing gum recipe for oral health, and promotes clear breathing and overall healthy respiratory functioning.

Wild Orange - Uplifting to the mind and body, high in antioxidants, powerful cleanser and purifying agent, and protects against seasonal and environmental threats.

Want to know more about essential oils, and find out which products would best suit you and your family? Register to attend the live webinar with Amber Nordstrom to be introduced to the world of essential oils, and ask any questions you might have! You won't want to miss this fantastic opportunity to learn all about the benefits of essential oils and discover exactly what you've been missing! As a natural solutions provider, she is extremely knowledgeable on this topic and will help you and your family find the tools you need to feel better than ever! Click here to register now for the live webinar on July 23 at 6 pm PST. Amber can help you get access to medicinal grade essential oils at the best price.

Won't be able to attend? You can ask any questions in the comment box below. Get in touch with Amber directly through email at or on any of her social media with any of your questions, or to place an order today!

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All of the essential oil products I tried and used over the last month.

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  1. Ive heard a lot about Essential Oils lately but its weird to me that a price for a bottle of say lavender oil is never disclosed. Is it expensive? Would this become mainstream one day, like seen in a drug store right along side nyquil?

  2. I have heard lots of buzz about essential oils, but haven't had a chance to try them yet.

  3. The Anti-Allergen Laundry Detergent is my favorite Ecology Works product.

  4. I haven't dabbled in these other than peppermint, but I really, really love that. It's great for headache relief.

  5. These essential oils sound totally amazing and so does the giveaway. I would so love to try the Soothing Blend and the Wild Orange oils. The essential oils are being used by so many people now days. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I have read and seen a lot about essential oils. I know they use it a lot for soothing massages, like aromatherapy. Thanks for sharing.

  7. I like the Anti-Allergen Solution :)

  8. I am getting into a few of the essential oils. I started using lemon oil about a month ago. I made some homemade sugar scrub. Both coconut oil and lemon oil is supposed to be great on acne. So far it's healing what break outs that I had. It's just so hot here in the summer. I need to try cleaning with the lemon too.

  9. I have heard a lot about essential oils & I have been regularly using them at home. I use it in kitchen as well as for my skin care. The Terra Package giveaway looks interesting, will check it out.

  10. The Anti Allergen Laundry Detergent

  11. I have to admit, I don't know a lot about essential oils but I would love to learn and understand them better

  12. Vital Oxide Disinfectant 32oz Spray Bottle is what is my favorite and needed!

  13. I would use the Anti-Allergen Laundry Detergent the most!

  14. I would love to try the Anti-Allergen Laundry Detergent 40 loads.