Our Favorite Diapers

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.


He was so tiny! 😭

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. 

Want to try these diapers for your little one? Use this link to get 25% off! 

http://thrv.me/RQwydC

Let me know what you think of these diapers! Have another brand you love? Tell me!

xoxo 

Kayla

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O N E Year- My Story

MY STORY

 O N E year ago today

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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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Oils + the Bottom of Our Feet?

Processed with VSCO with a4 presetSo why do us oil loving people say to put oils on the bottoms of your feet?!

Here’s why!…

The soles of our feet have much larger pores than the rest of our body. Who would have guessed?! Not me! This means they can absorb oils much easier than other areas, sucking up those health-giving compounds in the oils and getting them into our bloodstream quickly!

The skin on the bottom of our feet is much less sensitive. This means that many people who might experience irritation when they apply certain oils to other parts of their body are more likely to not have any issues when they apply the same oils to their feet.

This is also where we recommend putting oils on babies and kids. *check out my other posts for recommendations and dilution ratios for oils + babies*

The lower sensitivity of the skin on your soles means you can often apply essential oils undiluted.

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Along with the palms of your hands, the soles of your feet are the only part of your body which don’t contain sebaceous glands. 

Sebum acts as a barrier which blocks the essential oils that you want to absorb into your body. The absence of sebum on the soles of your feet means they are the perfect place to apply essential oils.

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According to the ancient practice of reflexology, every nerve line in the body ends in your feet. Specialists in reflexology maintain that certain areas of the feet correspond to the body’s organs. Thus by applying essential oils to your feet, it’s possible that these oils may have a stronger, more beneficial effect on certain areas of the body.

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Considering that reflexology has been shown to have significant, scientifically-proven benefits, this claim may have some legitimacy to it.

As always…

***  Any suggestions made on this blog are very specific to Young Living essential oils and should not be used with oils from another source. Statements made on this website about Young Living Essential Oils have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products and information are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from disease or injury should consult with a physician. If you are currently on medication, please DO NOT STOP.

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Happy Hormones 

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:

1. oils

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:

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

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

http://tinyurl.com/jeum6j5


+ ENDOFLEX

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!


Last but not least…candida. I know when I’ve overdone it with foods and drinks that candida thrives with, making me feel extremely sluggish and foggy. Reducing and eliminating foods like:

+high sugar fruits

+ starchy foods, breads

+dairy

+alcohol

+caffeine (oh how I do love thee but tend to over do it 😬)

+Corn

+MSG

+processed soy- soy protein isolate

+sugar

+processed meats

+soda

+fast food

+vegetable oil

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.

xoxo

-Kayla

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Savvy Minerals Foundation Review

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:

  • No parabens
  • No talc
  • No bismuth
  • No nanoparticles involved in the titanium dioxide, so it can’t penetrate cells or get in our bloodstream!!!Ingredients2

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.

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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?

JOIN ME WITH A MAKEUP STARTER KIT

Go to Order Oils in the drop down menu

STEP ONE
Snag a BASIC KIT
$45 includes membership
Stress Away Oil,
Samples and 2 ningxia packets
+
Team Access to Resources,
Classes & More!

STEP TWO

add one of each of the following in the color of your choice to order:

Foundation
Blush
Eyeshadow
Multitasker ( brow, liner, shadow)
Lipgloss
Misting Spray

HAPPY FRIDAY!

xoxo

-Kayla

 

Summertime Essentials for the Modern Mama + a GIVEAWAY!!!! 

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.

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+ 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!

Enter here!

https://www.jordwatches.com/g/floatingfeatheressentials

Happy summer and stay safe this summer! 😘

xoxo

Kayla

Oils + Babies part 3

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.


I’m so excited to have this available for my little one and I know you will too! Only the best will do!

The Seedlings line includes-

Baby wipes

Baby oil

Baby lotion

Baby wash & shampoo

Diaper rash cream

Happy oiling 🌿

xoxo

-Kayla

New Products!

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 

+Make Up!!!! 

+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 

And more!!!! 

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! 

xoxo

-Kayla

Oils + Babies part 2 

Moving on from Pregnancy I wanted to share some oils that were helpful to me during labor. 

In my hospital room my sister was my saving grace, she made sure the diffuser was full and always running. My favorite combo was Stress Away and Valor! Seriously couldn’t have made it without those two! A cool washcloth applied to my forehead was oh so nice too, I had my sister add lavender to the washcloth for an extra calming effect. In early labor at home I applied Sclaressence to my ankles to help with contractions and it seemed to help alleviate some of the pain in the beginning of it all. After delivery and the few next days I drank all the Ningxia! 2-4 ounces a day is all you need and I definitely appreciated the extra energy and mental clarity it provided! Love it! I feel like it helps with milk supply too so keep that in mind if you’re needing to up your supply. I started using Progessence Plus about 10 days after giving birth and I honestly can say it has kept me fairly level considering all the hormone changes my body is going through. Progessence Plus supports your hormones with wild yam extra which is a natural progesterone. It also contains, balsam fir, Frankincense and a few other emotional supporting oils, it smells divine, light and woodsy. 

I’m so thankful I was able to have these oils apart of my birthing experience, they helped me so much and I hope they can do the same for you! Have a question? Feel free to comment or email me with any of your questions! 🌿❤️

xoxo

-Kayla 

Oils + Babies part 1

I am going to share a few ways that I love to use essential oils on my babe and around my babe. I will post new tips throughout a few posts so be sure to check back often!

First up, oils + pregnancy…


These were some of my favorites during my pregnancy and I found huge emotional help from Joy and Valor! Claraderm spray for perineal care…you will want this if you don’t want to  tear. You’re welcome. I mixed Gentle baby and coconut oil and applied to my belly everyday, lifesaver when it comes to avoiding stretch marks! Last but not least, Ningxia Red, everyday I took my 2 oz. If I needed an afternoon pick me up I would take a second 2 oz. shot. I hope you find some of this helpful along your wellness journey with pregnancy and oils.

xoxo

-Kayla