Hush, Little Baby, Don't say a Word …

I have said it once & I will say it a million more times.  I wish I would have known about Young Living so much sooner!  I would have loved to use them throughout my pregnancy.  I was a very cautious pregnant woman, I followed all the rules. No lunch meat, low-sugar, high protein, no wine, work-out, rest, drink water … etc.  But even when following the suggested steps for a healthy pregnancy I still got the head-pain, the backaches, the restlessness, the swelling, the mooooood-swings, etc.

All things that essential oils could have helped me with.

Now, as a Mom, I cannot imagine our daily life without essential oils.  I use them for everything and everyone under our roof. They are part of who we are and how we manage.  Not every day is perfect, not everyday looks as peaceful as in the photo below but we have a beautiful life … off days and all!

Grayson || Age 1 year, 11 months, 10 days Old ||

  • If there is an airplane, truck or bus nearby, Grayson is the first to hear/see it and announce its presence.
  • He adores his Monkey (aka Ahh) & Puppy so much that they must be insight most of the time.
  • Bananas are still the best.thing.ever, that and WhoaGurt (yogurt)
  • Books, books and more books – I love that he loves to read and turn the pages.  I love the sounds he makes when he sees an animal he likes. I love that he requests books, daily.
  • Oils, Grayson loves to apply them to his feet in the morning before daycare, in the afternoon when he comes home and is the best helper when it comes to turning his diffuser on at night.  When he sniffs the essential oils he always lets out an “ahhhh” and smiles – this makes me smile. every time.

Hush Little Baby

What oils do we use … all of them. ha. seriously, my collection has really grown over the past year as we get more and more comfortable with them.  For the family, these are my top recommendations:

  • Cedarwood – it has a warm, woodsy aroma that creates a comforting, great when diffused with Lavender and/or Tangerine or Orange at night for an overall calmness and peacefulness.
  • Orange/Tangerine – orange and tangerine essential oil offer a sweet, peaceful aroma that can fill a room with a sense of peace, harmony, and creativity.
  • Peace & Calming – Peace & Calming is a gentle, sweet blend of Ylang Ylang, Orange, Tangerine, Patchouli, and Blue Tansy. This fragrant oil is a wonderful addition to your meditation, evening routine, or playtime with the kids. With a comforting, fresh aroma, Peace & Calming oil creates a relaxing environment that’s especially great for homes with children. You’ll love that you can use this oil for you children’s bedtime and then for yourself for a moment of quiet after the house has settled down.
  • Gentle Baby – Gentle Baby is a soft, fragrant combination of essential oils designed specifically for mothers and babies. It helps calm emotions during pregnancy and is useful for quieting troubled little ones. It is also soothing to tender skin.
  • Lavender – this essential oil is the Swiss Army Knife of oils, we use it daily from head to toe .. seriously! Great for boo-boos’, bad moods, night-night, snuggles, etc.
  • Roman Chamomile – Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile) has a warm, sweet, herbaceous scent that is relaxing and calming for both mind and body. Its gentleness makes it especially valuable for restless children.
  • DiGize – oh, the love we have for this oil.  Its hard to know why your baby is upset, most of the time I think they just need some digestive support.  Has helped us through tummy-aches of all kinds (stop & go). We simply rub a drop on the tummy and the issue no longer is one.

When ordering these essential oils, I always use the Essential Rewards (ER) program.  I get to pick my monthly oils based on our needs and they get delivered on the date I choose.  In addition to that, I now get 15% back on all my purchases for being a loyal ER member. The earned back percentage are points I use as cash for FREE product and all I have to pay is shipping! Its pretty amazing!

ESSENTIAL REWARDS / ENROLLING

Why Essential Rewards?

– With essential rewards (ER) you get a 10% return for the first 1-6 months; 15% return for months 7-12; 20% return for months 13+ on the products you were going to buy anyway PLUS additional FREE product!!

– ER is an optional autoship program for distrubutors where you can change your products and ship date each month as many times as you want!

– There is no obligation to stay with ER, you can cancel at anytime OR simply skip one month per calendar year without having to cancel your ER membership.

– Reduced shipping rates
– Priority when stock runs low
– Acces to Exclusive ER Kit Purchases

Here are the steps:
1) Log-in to your Virtual Office (VO)
2) Click Essential Rewards (ER)
3) Add the products of your choice and follow the steps to enroll.

As you UPLINE, I will remind you monthly (via email) that your ER Order is going to ship on the date you selected, this will give you time to add any items you may need/want, change your processing date if you choose, and/or add more product to take advantage of the Monthly PV Promos!

ESSENTIAL REWARDS / PV ASSISTANT

If you are enrolled with Essential Rewards (ER). I suggest setting up PV Assistant.

This is a feature that allows you to pick a few oils to keep on stand by in a ‘back-up’ cart in ER. How it works is, in the event an item IN your ER cart goes Out of Stock (OOS), the PV assist will add one of your back-up oil choices for you to maintain your chosen PV goal (you can set it to 50PV, 100PV, 300PV, etc.).

This is a really great feature because it wont delay your order at all in the event an item does go OOS, it happens! Here are the steps:

1) Log-in to your Virtual Office (VO)
2) Click Essential Rewards (ER)
3) Click PV Assistant
4) Set a PV Goal (ex: 50, 100)
5) Add as many items as you want

FROM YL WEBSITE:
Hit Your Target PV Every Time!
Introducing PV Assistant, the easy way to protect your monthly PV total every order, every month.

Occasionally, some popular or seasonal Young Living products may not be available to ship with your monthly Essential Rewards order. This may create shipping delays or cause your order’s PV to fall short of qualifying for Essential Rewards, commissions, bonuses, and promotional rewards.Stay on track with PV Assistant! This convenient new feature allows you to preselect alternate products that will be added to your Essential Rewards order in case some items become unavailable, ensuring you meet your desired PV for the month. The best part? PV Assistant adds alternates only when necessary to meet your desired PV. Joining is easy, free, and optional. Plus, you pay only for the products shipped with your monthly order!

For full details see PV Assistant Terms and Conditions

ESSENTIAL REWARDS / REWARD POINTS

For each Essential Rewards (ER) order you place, you will receive a certain percentage of your order back as points. That percentage will gradually grow until your 13th consecutive month when you will earn a full 20 percent back. These Essential Rewards points can be used like cash toward your favorite full-PV products.

*Keep in mind that you do not earn additional Essential Rewards points for products that were purchased with your points, and your points expire on a rolling 12-month basis.

How to Shop to Redeem your Reward Points:

1) Log-in to your Virtual Office (VO)
2) Click ‘Reward Points Balance’ (to the left of your log-in page
3) Click Shop to Redeem your Reward Points, you will get a prompt that reads:

“Congratulations! You are about to redeem points by shopping in Quick Order. At checkout, you may apply your Rewards Points in lieu of other payment methods. You will find your Essential Rewards Points and redemption form on the left side of the Checkout – Payments page. Check on the product you wish to apply points to. Click Continue below to start shopping.”

4) Click ‘Continue’
5) Add items to your cart
5) Click ‘Checkout’
6) Select a Shipping Method )note: you will pay for shipping, points do not cover shipping costs)
7) Click the items under ‘Select items to purchase with your Essential Rewards points.’ – this will start to apply your points.


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Dirtier than you Think

 “What!? Your Mom uses shampoo with ingredients even she can’t pronounce! That’s none of my business… but… what I can tell you that my Mom can help you find something that only has a few ingredients in it, it smells so good (I tried to eat it) (don’t worry it’s safe but doesn’t taste good ), it does’t burn our eyes and it is chemical free!”

“my mom said you can call or email her if you want to talk about it.” – “she also said that she saw you roll your eyes, she catches everything, trust me!” — Grayson

DISCLOSURE: I may have had help writing this.

Lets take a moment to look at the product description provided by Young Living:

KidScents® Shampoo contains no synthetic perfumes, colors, or toxic ingredients. The natural components in this shampoo—aloe, MSM, Chamomile, and Tangerine and Lemon essential oils—effectively and gently cleanse without causing irritation.

KidScents® Shampoo contains:

  • Natural Ingredients
  • Therapeutic-grade essential oils
  • No mineral oils
  • No synthetic perfumes
  • No artificial colorings
  • No toxic ingredients

Ingredients
Deionized Water, Declypolyglucose, (MSM) Methylsulfonylmethane, Chamomile (Anthemis Nobilis) Extract, Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis) Gel, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), Kiwi (Aleurites moluccana) Nut Oil, Jojoba (Buxus chinensis) Oil, Citrus Seed Extract, Grape (Vitis vinifera) Seed Extract, Dimethicone Copolyol Meadowfoamate, Tangerine (Citrus nobilis), Lemon (Citrus limon), and Blue Tansy (Tanacetum annum), Hyaluronic Acid, Wheat (Triticum Aestivum) Germ Oil, Keratin, Linoleic Acid and Linolinic Acid. Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ essential oil.

Now, take a moment to look up the shampoo you currently use on your child and while you are there, the one you use on your head: HERE

Time to make a switch? I thought so.  Email me.


If you would like to learn more about Young Living Essential Oils, you can click HERE or simply message me!


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*NOTE: please do not start the enrollment until you are placing an order.


DISCLOSURE: The Statements on this website have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration [FDA]. The products on this site are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition(s) please consult your physical before using these products. Furthermore, information found on this site is meant for educational and informational purposes only, and to motivate you to make your own health and dietary decisions based upon your own research and partnership with your healthcare provider. See full disclosure HERE.


Valentine Gifts Without the Sugar – Sensory PlayDoh using Essential Oils

I love being a daycare Mama.  I love when they have class parties because it gives me an opportunity to make and share some of our favorite essential oil DIY projects.  I always opt for sugar free treats for the kiddos!  Today, my son’s class is having a Valentine Party so I decided to make PlayDoh using Young Living Orange Essential Oil.

PlayDoh is a HUGE hit on our house not only is it fun but when incorporating essential oils it is great for our kids health.   How you ask?  When our little ones are playing, the essential oils in the PlayDoh are entering the body by inhalation and also topically through the hands.

Fun Fact … Essential Oils molecules are so small that they have the ability to enter the blood brain barrier. By direct inhalation and/or diffusing essential oils the aroma causes the olfactory nerve to send messages to the limbic part of the brain which activates thoughts, emotions, and memory.

Did you know … Orange Essential Oil offers a sweet, peaceful aroma that can promote a sense of peace, harmony, and creativity. It is wonderful for cellular support, emotional balance and is up-lifting. I love Orange PlayDoh for times when our moods need a little adjusting.

A few of my other favorite Essential oils to use in our DIY PlayDoh are: 

Stress Away – for when we need to calm down and refocus.
Lavender – great before nap or bed time to promote calmness.
Thieves – sniffles? coughs? this is where we turn to.
Peace and Calming – perfect for those not so great days and bad attitudes.

Here is the recipe I use.  It is SO simple that it takes less than 5 minutes & it so much fun to make!

Sensory PlayDoh Recipe
    
    

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Whipped Body Butter Recipe

I am OBSESSED with soft skin.

I love applying it and love the way it feels on my skin. What I don’t love is all the chemicals in the lotions we buy at the store. Don’t believe me? Look your lotion up on the EWG website, gross was my reaction.

Making my own body butter is easy, inexpensive and fun!! One of the best parts is, you are completely in control of the way it smells. By playing with different essential oils you can come up with your own custom scent!

Ingredients:
1/2 cup organic shea butter
1/4 cup organic coconut oil
1/4 cup sweet almond oil
20-30 drops of essential oil (where to buy)

For this blend I used:
10 drops Lavender
10 drops Geranium
5 drops Frankincense
5 drops Cedarwood

Instructions:
Combine all ingredients, except the essential oils, in a small glass measuring cup or double boiler.

Gently melt and stir over medium-low heat until the mixture is liquid. 
Remove from the heat and allow the mixture to partially set up. 
Once the mixture is partially set, add the essential oils of your choice, and whip with a hand mixer or stand mixer until the body butter is fluffy and stiff peaks have formed. 
The body butter in the photo is done, see how it holds its shape?

Spoon the finished body butter into a cute little jar. Apply as needed to dry skin anywhere on your body, or give it as a gift!
 
NOTES:
It’s really important to allow the body butter to set up, otherwise it won’t whip. I’ve found it’s ready to whip when I can stick my finger in the middle and it will hold the indentation.

You can easily store your whipped body butter at room temperature. However, if your house is very warm, it may melt. If this happens, you can simply re-whip and you’ll be good to go.

If you would like to learn more about Young Living Essential Oils, you can click HERE or simply message me!

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*NOTE: please do not start the enrollment until you are placing an order.


DISCLOSURE: The Statements on this website have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration [FDA]. The products on this site are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition(s) please consult your physical before using these products. Furthermore, information found on this site is meant for educational and informational purposes only, and to motivate you to make your own health and dietary decisions based upon your own research and partnership with your healthcare provider. See full disclosure HERE.