Category Archives: For Baby

Stay Healthy This Fall

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Today I want to share some information about one Essential oil blend! Thieves! Thieves is a blend of: clove, lemon, rosemary, cinnamon bark, and Eucalyptus radiata.

It is a blend inspired by the legend of four 15th-century thieves who formulated a similar aromatic blend to protect themselves while robbing dead and dying victims of the plague.

It is highly effective in supporting the immune system and good health. I LOVE having this blend in my home all the time.

Here’s why:

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This blend is so great at disinfecting and cleaning that Young Living has a whole line of cleaning supplies from this one blend. But today I am only going to share a little more information on one of the Thieves products. That is, the Thieves waterless hand purifier. For years I have been buying hand sanitizers from, well, wherever it was convenient.  But since trying to remove toxins and chemicals from my home and daily life I’ve been giving everything a closer look. So when I went to read a label for the ingredients in my generic brand hand sanitizer and I found an explanation that read ” a powerful germ-killing formula…” I got to wonder what was in that “formula” .

From there my education on hand sanitizers began and I learned about a chemical called triclosan and what it means to use many anti-bacterial products on the market:

  • Most hand-sanitizers contain Triclosan, a toxic pesticide that has been shown to alter hormone regulation in animals and to increase allergies in children.
  • Anti-bacterial soaps and hand-sanitizers kill more than just the bad bacteria. When we think of the word “bacteria” we think of a bad thing. But, there is good bacteria (think pro-biotics) and harmful bacteria (think pathogen). Hand-sanitizers aren’t selective – they destroy all of it (99.99%, it has always sounded like a good thing, right?), but in the process they are hindering our own immune system
  • Over time, the repeated use of anti-bacterial products can lead to antibiotic resistance and the development of “superbugs”.

So let’s compare:

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I like peace of mind. I carry a small purse size Thieves HS in my purse, the diaper bag & in my gym bag!

If you like peace of mind too CLICK HERE to enroll and purchase!

If you are looking to eliminate more toxins and chemicals from your life START HERE to learn about how to get started on your own healthy journey!

 

Bedtime Stories

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Babies crave routine (most adults do too). Routines help them feel safe, secure and relaxed. Our ideal bedtime goes something like this: At 7:30ish PM, wash up, essential oil up, put on pajamas, sing (sometimes rock), bless & say goodnight.

We have nights where all goes wrong. Bedtime is late. Routine is not prioritized. Baby is overtired. Which equals many cries, protests and confusion (for everyone).

We have peaceful & timely nights. Where routine goes smoothly and we do everything that helps baby prepare for nighttime sleep. Then we listen in awe of the silence.

Though most nights are a mix. We have found that the common factor in the routine for bedtime success seems to be this little essential oil duo:

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P.S. I put a drop of lavender on baby’s feet before a doctor appointment and he was able to happily hang out in his carseat for the duration of the appointment!

P.P.S. — I like this routine for better sleep too, for myself I add Cedarwood (two drops to the back of my head) which is high in sesquiterpenes – a chemical constituent in EO that increases the amount of oxygen to the pineal (responsible for releasing melatonin)  & pituitary gland (controls most of our hormone function). Sending the signal for more endorphins to be secreted, cleanses neurotransmitters and increases antibodies!

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