Young Living Essential Oils have been a complete game changer for me and my family’s life since I put my hands on these bad boys. If you are reading this then I know you follow me, know me and hopefully trust me. Trust me when I say that these things work.

I am doing this giveaway because I LOVE this product. I want to share it with you and I am not trying to sell it to you. Honestly. I am perfectly happy and content photographing baby bumps and newborns my whole life, but I feel like a mom (or maybe a dad) would love this.

I wanted to begin with my story and how I got started with Young Living oils and why I chose them over all the others!

My friend is a distributor for Young Living and sent me a bottle of Peace and Calming a few Christmases ago. I knew nothing about oils. I opened the bottle to smell it and then the oil went in the top drawer of our bathroom and I didn't think about it for about a year. I felt like using essential oils were going to be a whole different ball game to me and I didn't want to even start because I was going to get overwhelmed. 

<Fast Forward to 2015 and Very Pregnant>

*Still had the unopened bottle of Peace and Calming*

I flew to GA to photograph my friends newborn baby in May. It was the same friend who gave me that bottle of Peace and Calming. On top of paying for all of my expenses, she gave me money to purchase a Young Living Premium Starter Kit (10% OFF THIS MONTH!!). I thought I would try it out. I had nothing to lose! 

The Premium Starter Kit came. I put it aside because my husband was so skeptical of the oils and I was overwhelmed with them. There were 11 oils and a diffuser. That's a lot!!!! I had no idea where to begin. Well, when I was getting further along in my pregnancy I was experiencing some stress and anxiety. I chose to open the Peace and Calming and use that as well as the lavender from the kit. Oh my goodness!!! It helped me SO much with maintaining my overall well-being until I delivered, and beyond!

My family flew to GA again in September to visit my friend and I had some family sessions booked out there. Ella had some issues with going to the bathroom (let's get real for a second) and I was going to put Miralax in her water. My friend stopped me and told me to put diluted Digize on her tummy and the bottoms of her feet. My husband put it on Ella and She went to the bathroom within ONE MINUTE. My husband wasn't as much of a skeptic but he still was....SO, he decided to try it again a few days later if she hadn’t gone. Again, this time it took a couple minutes but it happened! My husband was a total believer and now uses them every day. 

We use these oils in our home every single day for all types of things. I researched how these worked and why I loved THESE oils so much above all other brands and the answer was simple. First, I chose them because they are the ONLY essential oil company with the Seed to Seal promise. THE ONLY. I love that I know exactly where the oils come from. I love that Gary Young owns all of the plant farms and distilleries. I love that they have been around for over 20 years. I love that you can drop in any time and help with the harvesting and bottling process. They are so transparent and that makes me trust them. If I am putting these on myself and my children or diffusing into the air, it gives me so much peace of mind that there are no additives to these oils. Peppermint is STRAIGHT peppermint leaves. Lemon is JUST lemon peel, Lavender is ONLY oil from the plant…I could go on and on….

Let’s get to what I am giving away!!!!

1 USB Orb Diffuser AND 1 15ml bottle of Young Living Lavender Essential Oil


I bought this USB Orb diffuser for the car and I love it! When I am on the way to an early shoot and have been up all night with my kiddos, I will diffuse lemon and peppermint to wake myself up or I will fight those seasonal sniffles if I am shooting in the Bosque or foothills by diffusing lemon, lavender and peppermint. Amazing stuff. The new portable USB Orb™ Diffuser is specially designed to be spill proof, making it ideal for the office, the car, or at home, and provides intermittent (blue LED light) or continuous (green LED light) diffusion for up to 4.5 hours. Includes three essential oil wicks.

I love lavender because it so versatile. It helps aid sooo many things and helps my children chill and sleep. Don’t we ALL want that? :-D I diffuse this in the car when I need them to go to sleep or when I just need to relax. I have been taking the lavender to the studio and diffusing a tiny bit and it helps the newborn stay calm, and most of the time the moms get a little nap in as well! I love it. Moms will come in and most of the time they had just given birth days before. When they walk in and smell that lavender, their shoulders drop and they are breathing deeply. You can physically see them relaxing.

A Few recommendations for using the Lavender Essential Oil:

·         Treat yourself to this well-loved aroma by adding a few drops of oil to lotions, shampoos, and skin care products.

·         Create a spa-like retreat by combining 1 cup Epsom salt and 4 drops oil and adding to a hot bath.

·         Make a basic homemade body scrub with coconut oil, sugar, and Lavender essential oil.

·         Unwind with a Lavender-infused neck or back massage.

·         Use Lavender as part of your evening routine. Rub oil on the bottom of your feet before bed or spritz your pillow with distilled water and Lavender mixed in a spray bottle.

·         Create a DIY room freshener with Lavender or diffuse it to banish stale odors.

I want to share the love with you and I want YOU to win this!!! One winner will be chosen by random THIS Saturday!! The giveaway will close at 5:00pm MST. You do not have to be local to enter.

*****Here is how you ENTER:******

1 ENRTY: “Like” the blog link on my Blooming Images Facebook page! (

2 ENTRIES: Comment on the blog link on my Blooming Images Facebook page (link above) stating why you need to win this!

3 ENTRIES: Tag a friend in the comments who you think would want to win this!

5 ENTRIES: Share this giveaway on your Facebook page by going to my original post on my Blooming Images Facebook page (link above) and hitting “share.”

You may only enter this giveaway if you have not purchased a Premium Starter Kit from Young Living. Once the winner is announced you must email me within 24 hours to claim. If I do not receive an email I will re-draw a winner. The giveaway will end Saturday, Feb 6th at 5:00pm MST.


Please e-mail me at if you would like to order single oils through me (I am always happy to share my 24% off discount with all of you) or get started on your very own Premium Starter Kit (they are 10% off this month!) Email me if you are wanting to order but need advice on which oils to get. I would be so happy to help you.