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It’s been almost a year and a half since staring my oily journey and I do have one regret. Not getting this kit earlier! I’ve been able to support my family’s health and wellness in truly amazing ways! I used to think we just had to deal with certain issues or worse, go to the doctor (bye bye money). Not anymore!
I also get to empower other mamas thanks to our unmatchable community that my team has! If you’ve been needing support in natural ways (who doesn’t) and are looking for a community of other women to lift you up and value you, then you need this starter kit of plant oils! You will immediately be plugged into our community and you’ll never look back!
Here’s a little peek at some of the recipes I use for my family’s health. Using my oils aromatically is one of our favorite ways for the entire family to benefit, yes including the animals. I only recommend using Young Living oils!
Starter kit diffuser blends //
Clean + fresh // 4 drops citrus fresh 4 drops lemon
Happy // 4 drops peppermint 4 drops frankincense
Sleep tight // 4 drops lavender 4 drops copaiba
Perk up // 4 drops lemon 4 drops peppermint
Unwind + uplift // 4 drops stress away 4 drops peppermint
Fight the cold // 4 drops raven 4 drops thieves
Immune boost // 4 drops thieves 4 drops lemon
Seasonal support // 3 drops lavender 3 drops lemon 3 drops peppermint
Make a change that will empower you to care for yourself and your family in a natural way 🌿 I only regret not buying my starter kit sooner! Come join me on this amazing journey!
1. What Essential Oils are safe for baby?
Most all essential oils can be beneficial for baby. Here are a few that I would say use with caution (not using repeatedly or on a regular basis)
Something to keep in mind:
“Children are in general more delicate and some oils such as eucalyptus and peppermint have very strong smells which can, in rare cases, lead to respiratory distress. Be careful when wearing strong smelling oils, diffusing or using around a newborn or young child. Babies also have much thinner, more delicate skin than adults, and tend to be very sensitive to the potency of essential oils. Diluting with a natural lotion is always a good choice.” – Debra Rayburn, Gentle Babies
2. Is it safe to keep an Essential Oil diffuser in the same room where baby sleeps?
YES! We love diffusing in the nursery for nap time and bed time! Diffusing helps create a calming, peaceful atmosphere that can help induce sleep. Breathing in essential oils directly influences the control center of the brain, the hypothalamus. This area sends instructions through our body concerning sleep patterns, mood, behavior, appetite, and the release of certain hormones.
3. Where are the best areas on baby’s body to apply Essential Oils?
I started off applying eo’s on the bottom of my son’d feet. Place drops of oils into a bowl, in a roller, or in your hand and add your carrier oil, my favorite is either fractionated coconut oil or avocado oil. Always dilute when applying oils on infants and children. When beginning topical use, it is wise to start slowly on the bottoms of the feet and gradually test on other areas for sensitivity. Now my son is 7 months old and I roll his Lullaby roller on his feet, behind his ears, down his spine and on his chest. His Lullaby roller is 5 drops Lavender and 5 drops Frankincense topped off with FCO in a 10 ml roller, it’s perfect for calming and immune boosting!
4. Which EO’s are helpful for sleep training?
Lots! Here are a few of our favorite oils and blends:
Y’all need this oil, especially for kiddos! It is so relaxing and peaceful, and it already comes with carrier oil in the bottle as part of the Kidscents line—perfectly formulated for use on littles (although adults like it too!). Roll on the bottoms of their little feet before bed, and/or down their spine.
It is so lovely and calming, and is such a great oil to use for sleep training!
Diffuse it at night, and add it to rollers for topical application.
This is an oil that invites a sense of calming for both baby and adults alike! It is a blend of some of the dreamiest oils, including rose, lavender, lemon, roman chamomile, geranium, ylang ylang, jasmine, and palmarosa. That is pretty much pure magic in a bottle! Diffuse it and make a roller of just Gentle Baby for a dreamy nap and bed time experience.
SLEEPY TIME ROLLER:
I do 4 drops cedarwood, 4 drops orange, 4 drops lavender, and 3 drops vetiver, and fill the rest with carrier oil in a 10 ml roller. It is seriously the best!!! Good for baby and mama!
It’s great to start with a calming blend in the evening as you begin your bed time routine and are getting ready to settle down. We also love to diffuse overnight as we sleep. It is such a wonderful support to everyone’s sleep.
Here are some of our favorite diffuser blends:
+ Cedarwood and orange
+ Peace & Calming (I or II) and orange
+ Gentle Baby and lavender
+ Dream Catcher
+ Roman Chamomile and frankincense
5. How early on can you start using EO’s on baby?
Staring at day one you can start, however some prefer to wait a week or two until both baby and mama have figured out a few things like nursing. Mama’s own scent is very important for baby in those early days! I started at around two weeks old for my son. Here is a good guideline for ages and dilutions.
Babies! One day – 2 years old
Young LIving suggest ⅛ the labeled concentration of all oils on babies from ages 0-1. Be sure to reference the safe list below to avoid oils not suggested for use under two before using a blend or single.
Toddler and Kiddos! Two – Six years old
Young LIving suggests ¼ the labeled concentration for children ages 2-6.
Using carrier oils and lotions is also a great way to extend the use of your bottles! It’s great when you’re on a “mama” budget!
Using oils neat or undiluted will create a tendency for the oil to evaporate more quickly. Using a carrier oil or lotion may also create a more sustained effect and reduce possible over-sensitivities especially in this age group.
Kids ages 7-11!
Young Living suggests ½ the labeled concentration for this age range.
When starting with oils, use one at a time always diluted to avoid overloading their system. Slowly start to add in oils as they adjust.
This is a great age for kids to start using their own blends. Mix up their favorite oil for school or the oils that you use on them daily in a roller bottle and send them on their way. Be sure to teach them oil safety and to apply oils to the feet first and always diluted.
Kids ages 12+
Young Living suggests full labeled concentration for kids ages 12+.
At this age, kiddos will be use to applying oils and what oils is needed and when. Be sure to teach them oil safety first and to start applying to the feet first.
Be aware of “Hot” oils such as Peppermint, Panaway, Thieves and Oregano. Hot oils feel icy/hot to the touch. This can cause irritation on the skin and these oils should always be avoided around the eyes. Be sure to not rub the eyes or around the eyes after applying hot oils. We always suggest diluting hot oils no matter the age.
6. Why is it important to dilute EO’s
Diluting is “watering down” the potency of essential oils which is key for babies. Their skin is much more delicate so diluting is just what we do.
It also helps stretch your bottle of oils. My favorite carrier oils to dilute with are fractionated coconut oil or avocado oil for rollers and regular (solid at room temp.) coconut oil for massaging onto my son’s skin.
7. Which EO’s are helping during teething?
COPAIBA! This oil comes in the starter kit! This oil is a MUST for teething! It has anti inflammatory properties and helps the body’s natural response to injury and irritation. It helps numb the area it’s applied to and is known as the “Firefighter” putting out fires so to speak. Use it by itself or with clove. I made my son a roller with Copaiba and Clove topped off with FCO in a 2 ml roller and we use it when needed for teething relief.
8. Can EO’s help with seasonal yuck?
The Kidscents line has a blend called Snifflease that we have com eto love for whenever he is congested. It’s pre diluted and ready to apply, I rub it on his chest and diffuse it for respiratory support. You can always rub it on their chest with coconut oil to stretch the bottle longer or if you are applying to a younger infant. Some other things we do to boost immune support during times of dealing with any crud is using Thieves household cleaner to clean allllllll the things in the house, everything! I love having Thieves hand purifier in the diaper bag, in my car, and on the diaper changing table in his room. Here are some of our favorite diffuser blends for immunity:
2 drops of each-
Thieves, lemon and frankincense
Tea tree, lemon and lavender
Snifflease and lavender
German or roman chamomile and R.C. (stands for respiratory care)
Sleepize and frankincense
9. Can EO’s be harmful if not used properly?
Yes, of course. As with anything if used improperly eo’s can be harmful. However,
“Sensitivities to YL’s essential oils are seen very rarely. Typically, if sensitivities occur, the cause is either that a different brand of chemically adulterated oils were use or because they were used in excess which simply overloaded the system.”
Quotes from Debra Rayburn, Gentle Babies
10. Which EO’s brand do you recommend? Why?
I have done a ton of research on this topic because I wanted to know that without a doubt the oils I use on my baby were the best! I only suggest using Young Living essential oils since YL is the only company out there with the purest oils on earth! Do your research and I think you’ll be impressed to find how different Young Living is from the rest. Check out their Seed to Seal process at www.seedtoseal.com
Have a question I did not cover? Let me know!
While I was pregnant I stocked up on cloth diapers and tried to learn as much as I could about the laundring process. My son is now four months old and we do not use cloth diapers all the time.
I have however learned that cloth, specifically Grovia ONE diapers are the only diapers that prevent leaks in the middle of the night. I guess he’s a heavy wetter, I’m not really sure. With multiple brands of disposable diapers he would leak by morning.
I have tried several brands of diapers, environmentally friendly ones and cheap ones. Our favorite right away were Honest Company diapers, I mean those prints are just so stinking cute!!! Another brand that I would say (just by researching) is comparable to Honest is Parasol Co. I however have not tried Parasol Co. so if you have let know what you think!
Our diapers of choice as of now are Thrive Market brand. They are made of natural materials, not bleached and are very absorbent. The only down side is that they don’t have cute designs, but you’re saving almost 50.00 a month compared to Honest Co. so I like that! You get 144 diapers for 31.99, pretty good deal for a more natural non toxic, chemical free, chlorine free, latex free and sustainably sourced material diaper.
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Let me know what you think of these diapers! Have another brand you love? Tell me!
O N E year ago today
Many people think it is overwhelming or intimidating the whole oil thing, I have been there! But with a community full of support and resources, it’s been an amazingly fun adventure!
When I made the decision to purchase my starter kit I knew I wanted to use the oils for their air cleansing benefits in an effort to ditch my candle addiction. My husband would have headaches from some of the candles, so I was trying to find an alternative for making my house smell good. Enter Thieves! Thieves essential oil is a blend exclusive to Young Living and it smells like cinnamon drenched orange rolls-it’s warm and spicy and I absolutely LOVE it!
Two weeks after purchasing my starter kit I found out I was pregnant.
As soon as I knew I was pregnant I was even more determined to rid our home of chemicals. I also knew I wanted to be a stay at home mama and soak up all those memories that are so fleeting. I used oils all through my pregnancy and love showing mamas to be what I did and what helped.
I had also just put my two weeks in at my job (didn’t know I was pregnant at the time) I was looking for something else that I could somehow enjoy. My sister had purchased her starter kit a few months before me and told me she was going to give the business side of oils a go! I immediately said I would too! I decided I was going to start sharing what our family was doing with these oils and natural products and how it has forever changed our life!
Since that day I have worked hard at sharing with other mamas and families about how life changing these oils can be if you are actually looking for a change! Consistency is key, in really all aspects of life, but especially with seeing the benefits of these oils.
I want to be someone who others can count on to show up and that this is a lifestyle, not a trendy phase.
Many people believe these oils are new & trendy when in reality people have been using oils for centuries! Essential oils are used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness benefits. They can be used a single oil at a time or in complex blends depending on user experience and desired benefit. I have found so much support with oils for emotions, immunity and sleep to name a few.
Doing this as a business has been very rewarding. I get to help families live healthier lives and show them this beautiful opportunity of sharing what they love about the oils with others too!
This has afforded me the opportunity to be a stay at home mom, to continue using my oils, continue learning and sharing. I share these oils to help other mamas have this opportunity too, a stay at home income and best of all wellness!
If you are feeling a tug and want to learn more, email me!
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I wanted to share with you how I have been able to support my hormones after having a baby and as I continue to live more of a chemical free lifestyle.
Even though it’s probably the hardest thing to get as a new mama, sleep is such a huge help for me and my emotions. Without it I’m an emotional roller coaster headed for derailment 😭 anyone relate to me?!
Here are the other things I have changed and added for support:
2. supplements including Powergize and Life 9 probiotic
3. removing toxins/lifestyle which includes clean eating
So here are my hormone supporting oils that have significantly helped me-
+ DRAGON TIME. The name speaks for itself 😉
Do your family and friends a favor and tame the dragon. Support your body during that time of the month with this effective hormonal blend. Apply it to your abdomen neat or diluted 🙌🏻👌🏻
SclarEssence™ supports normal glandular functions and can be helpful in supporting women’s health and hormonal health.
I apply it to my ankles every night!
Progessence Plus Serum – you may now resume regularly scheduled life. Homes are safe. Husbands are relieved. We have our Pro Plus. Have extras on hand of this! Never just the one you’re using!
2-4 drops on the wrist daily.
You can watch videos that talk in depth about this on YouTube
Dr. Haggerton Videos
Progessence Plus from Young Living
Our endocrine system is just a wee bit important. Support it well and you might find yourself feeling like a whole new woman! 💃🏻 I have a roller on mine and roll over my thyroid daily. Your endocrine system decides how you feel. If your hormones work correctly, you have energy. So it seems pretty important to give them what they need! Use this blend faithfully and see the results!
+high sugar fruits
+ starchy foods, breads
+caffeine (oh how I do love thee but tend to over do it 😬)
+processed soy- soy protein isolate
Adding apple cider vinegar to my water has help reduce bloat and sluggish lymph drainage.
I have also recently resumed my weekly workouts (blog post to come about what program I’m doing!) and I’m loving the feeling of using my body again for physical benefits like gaining muscle and losing fat! The endorphin release is fantastic too ! 😄
I hope this can help anyone out there struggling with hormones and energy levels because they are directly connected and make sure too that you are doing your best with CLEAN eating!!! That alone will wreck havoc on your system and leave you with nothing! ☠️🤒
*I am not a doctor and this information is not intended to diagnose, or treat disease. If you are taking medication continue to take it and discuss options with your doctor before changing anything. These are meant to support our bodies.
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Here is a little review on the new Savvy Minerals foundation from Young Living for you! I have been a fan of Bare Minerals for many years now so when I found out that YL was coming out with a make up line I was super excited!!! One more thing I can order online and get money back on! Yep, I get 20% back on all my YL orders because of their killer rewards program!
So first off, here are some fun facts about the Savvy Minerals foundation, because if you’re like me you love all the facts before buying something.
What’s so great about these products is that they’re CLEAN! We’re talking:
Instead, this make up line uses arrowroot powder, kaolin clay and jojoba oil that nourish and benefit our skin while giving full coverage and a flawless makeup look!!!! A win-win!!!
Like mentioned above, Savvy Minerals by Young Living uses Arrowroot Powder and Kaolin Clay.
Since it has detoxifying effects, kaolin clay sucks out impurities such as grime, dirt, pollution and germs from the pores. This cleanses out the pores and prevents them from clogging up and causing breakouts. Being the mildest of all clays, kaolin clay is suitable for sensitive skin types, and helps soothe acne.
So those are the facts but how did it feel and was the coverage good?
It felt amazing and the coverage is awesome!!! This foundation is lacking nothing and I absolutely love and recommend it to all! YL also has eyeshadow, bronzer, lipstick, and gloss all of which I cannot wait to try out! Have you tried any of the new make up line? Do you love it? Can’t wait to try it?
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With summer now in full swing I want to know that I am protecting my family with the best safest products out there! I know I can do this with the help of Young Living products! After doing my research I am confident in this company’s products and their ethics. It’s a win win. Today I’m sharing some of the items that are a must for me and my babe.
+ Young Living’s Mineral Sunscreen Lotion provides protection against UVA and UVB rays without harsh chemical ingredients. Instead, the non-greasy sunscreen offers broad-spectrum SPF 10 protection using naturally derived plant- and mineral-based ingredients, including non-nano zinc oxide—a physical UV blocker.
+ Young Living’s LavaDerm™ After-Sun Spray. This naturally derived after-sun spray offers temporary relief from the pain and itching of minor burns, minor cuts, sunburns, scrapes, insect bites, and minor skin irritations, so your family can keep playing all day.
+ I don’t know about you but summertime for our family means camping and dinners on the patio. Don’t let bug bites ruin your family’s outdoor fun this summer! Young Living’s Insect Repellent is clinically proven to repel mosquitoes and other tiny invaders using only 100% naturally derived, plant-based ingredients. Oh and it smells soooooo goooood! Lemongrass and citronella! Get your sun protection products here- http://yl.pe/3v4x
+ Nail polish to keep my toes looking ready at all times for pool days and lake days! Pacifica 7 FREE is formulated without parabens, phthalates (dibutyl phthalate), toluene, xylene, camphor, formaldehyde, resin, and animals.
+ A little something to keep me looking stylish this summer is my Jord wood watch. I am a huge fan of natural elements like leather and wood for jewelry. When I found Jord wood watches I instantly fell in love!
Be sure to enter the giveaway for a $100 gift card for a Jord wood watch happening now until 7/9! Everyone who enters automatically receives a $25 gift card for a watch so it’s a win win everyone wins!
Happy summer and stay safe this summer! 😘
Moving on to babies + oils part 3, ages one day-2 years old.
I have been following these suggestions and our current favorites are Lavender, Gentle Baby and Frankincense. I apply these oils to my little guy after they are blended into fractionated coconut oil and in a roller for easy application. The bottoms of feet are a non sensitive place to start, I also roll the oil into my palm and then gently stroke the top of his head works like a charm! ✨ It also helps with cradle cap or any dry skin that newborns get. Check out the book Gentle Babies by Debra Rayburn for more info on all things babies and oils.
ANNNNNDDD, Young Living just released a whole new baby line!!!! This is a game changer and lifesaver for all mamas out there who have the same nightmares of going to the store with baby or babies 😱😭 I’m still trying to master the store just the two of us! This new line is safe, non toxic and geared towards calming your little one with its unique essential oil blend – Calm.
The Seedlings line includes-
Baby wash & shampoo
Diaper rash cream
Happy oiling 🌿
I am seriously over here dying 😭 this company is so wonderful! 🌈 We now have close to everything we need as a family provided for us through this generous company that I make my income from! New products were announced last night at the Young Living Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. A few of them are
+Seedlings – baby wipes, baby wash, baby oil, diaper rash cream
+Fun in the Sun – sunscreen, bug spray, after sun spray
+New Desert Mist Diffuser 🌵
+ Fulfill Your Destiny – new essential oil blend
+New supplements – aminos
I’m so excited to share these all with new families who will benefit from these clean non toxic products! This year is going to be great!