Think You Know Essential Oils?
If you or a friend practice yoga or have ever walked through Whole Foods, you’ve probably heard of essential oils or aromatherapy. But do you know ALL of the things you can do with a safely crafted, organic essential oil? I bet I can surprise you!
Laundry detergent, stain remover, dusting, carpet & upholstery cleaning, diffusing, glass cleaner, multi-purpose cleaner, healthy eating, an afternoon pick-me-up, anytime relaxation, bathing, deodorant, after-shave, perfume, diet control, pain relief, medical prescription…I could go on. Do you have a creative way to use your oils? Tell me in the comments below!
My History With Oils
I’ve been a yoga teacher for the past nine years, and a practitioner since 1999. Up until this year, I didn’t even realize how much you can do with essential oils. I had seen the Dōterra displays at some studios, and had been using certain oils in my diffuser (and on my skin) to help with my insomnia and digestive problems. The thought that I could dilute and swallow an essential oil, much less rub it on my clothing, was totally foreign to me. I had related the oil’s so much to their scents, it seemed more of a lubricated perfume than a health and home supplement. Make ice cream with it? Heal a hormonal imbalance? Preserve and seal your tattoo? Seriously? Yes, seriously.
My Choice For Essential Oil Brand of 2017…
Founder & CEO: Christine Frazzitta (pictured with fellow animal rights activist and friend, Indigo) “Zeeta”, is a play off of Christine’s last name.
Favorite Founder Quote: “I’m proud of the fact that all Zeeta Body products are vegan, cruelty-free and made in America…Keep It Real!”
Mission: “…what we put on our skin matters as much as what we put in our bodies…to help people live healthier and happier lives with the use of Aromatherapy, Essential Oils and other Plant and Earth-based Ingredients.”
What’s In It: STRAIGHT from the earth, 100% vegan products. Seriously, check out her list. The products are so natural, a fifth grader could read them. (I’d cut some slack on “Helichrysum“, but you get my point.)
How We Met: I met both Christine and Zeeta Body in aromatherapy yoga class! Christine was teaching and Zeeta was supplying the scent. Both were doing their jobs perfectly.
Price Point: $$
Love At First Smell: When I started this Best of Cruelty-Free Beauty mission, this is EXACTLY the kind of company I was looking to highlight. A strong female entrepreneur, a company with integrity, organic ingredients, cruelty-free, a multitude of quality products and niche market charm. ALL of my boxes were checked on this one.
Yoga Class Bliss
After finishing Christine’s aromatherapy yoga class, I ran up to her…ok, I sauntered…slowly. I was so blissed out, I would’ve paid someone to carry me. I had to get to her fast though…THERE WERE SAMPLES!!! I was the last to get up there, and she very generously rewarded my efforts with the “Gift A Trois”, not knowing what surprise scents were inside.
To my utter joy, I had received my favorite of all the essential scents…CITRUS! Tangerine Margarita Scrub, Sun-Kissed Body Oil, and Cheerful Citrus Spray. I love to use the scent to wake me up, or calm my restless nature at night. Either way, I feel like eating myself when I use her products. Being that they’re 100% vegan, I don’t see why I couldn’t. (Just kidding, please don’t do that.)
Each product has her website printed on the label, which is a great resource to utilize. Christine has a “How To Use” section under every separate store item, and most have a “Tips and Hints” description of what that particular scent can do for your health and/or home care. Her shipping is free on all orders above $75 and she aims to please with a stellar return policy.
Christine is in full branding mode with the addition of yoga props, clothing and accessories, and a subscription club including “Scrub of the Month”. Seriously, a different salt or sugar scrub mailed home every month? How cute is that!? Great gift idea.
I’m so excited to have found Zeeta Body and Christine. She’s an all-around rock star, and certainly someone we can count on to see some amazing creations in the future. Being that she lives in Las Vegas, she’s always coming up with the best essential oil formulas to hydrate, nourish and brighten dry, desert skin. It goes without saying, this also addresses the concerns of aging skin.
There is so much more to say about Zeeta Body and Christine, but I have to get to today’s giveaway! Please check out Zeetabody.com, and the Zeeta Body Blog to learn more about Christine and Zeeta Body Brand. Do it before the end of 2017 and you’ll get an extra 30% off!! Woo-hoo!
Today’s addition to the fantastic lineup of Cruelty-Free Beauty Swag is a Zeeta Body 2oz. “Exhilarating Eucalyptus Body Oil”!!!
Perfect for that time of year when everyone is getting sick. No flu for you…among about 15 other conditions you could be stuck with. When the benefits are at 15 and counting, you’ve just gotta get this in your arsenal!!
There will be a stack of prizes at the end of the series and winners will be drawn on the 31st of January, 2018. I’ll be contacting the winners, (in order of draw), to see which of the prizes they want. So keep entering on every “Best Cruelty-Free Products” post to increase your chances of winning whichever of the items you want!!!
All you have to do is one of four things. If you do all four, you’ll have four entries. 🙏🏻🎉
- Subscribe to my blog at the bottom right of any page. (Any email un-subscribing before January 31st, 2018, will be disqualified).
- …Comment on one of the beauty posts in the comments section. The more comments on different posts, the more times you will be entered! So check in daily. (Only one comment entry, per individual post)
- Share a beauty post with a friend, the social icons are below each article. Spread the good word about companies with integrity, and that’s instant Karma. (The best gift of all! :0) Leave me a message in the comments section below the share buttons, “I’ve shared this post with @….(handle and social site). Enter me for Cruelty-Free!”. This is another great way to get more than one entry…share more than one article! Not to mention the comment will get you another entry.
- Take a Selfie! Now this should be easy and fun. Take a selfie with your favorite Cruelty-Free product (doesn’t have to be health/beauty…I had to research the car wash soap I was using to make sure it was cruelty-free. Heads up, A LOT of them aren’t.) So here’s your chance to educate me! I’d love to highlight a product many people don’t know about yet…so if I haven’t heard of it, you get TWO entries per selfie. Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram (@stacymalia7), Facebook (@stacymalia) or Twitter (@stacymalia). One entry, per one person, for every one selfie. The more separate selfies you post, the more entries!!!
Stay tuned and keep entering! It’s so much fun spreading the cruelty-free message…but even more fun when you win!!!