Catching Some Z’s
Ahh...the ever sought-after, euphoria that is sleep. Sometimes it’s literally years before some parents get back to a “normal” sleep schedule after having kids. [Raising my hand] There are a few things we have found to be helpful in promoting a good night of sleep for those babies (and in turn, parents!)
I may or may not be obsessed with this oil. I will most likely use it for the rest of my life, long after my boys are no longer considered babies! I used this on myself while pregnant with each of the boys and then used it in a diffuser in their rooms when they transitioned into a crib. It is a fresh, calming scent that can help with creating a relaxing environment. It can also be applied topically (chest, tummy or bottoms of feet) when diluted with a carrier oil like coconut oil, or even olive oil.
This oil is probably more commonly found in the everyday oil collection and is also a wonderful aid in promoting a calm and relaxing environment. (If you’re in need of some scientific research to support the previous statement, contact me and I will refer you to several studies!) Lavender can also be diffused or applied topically with a carrier oil. Not only is lavender perfect for little ones, but parents will benefit from this oil as well!
Every parent’s nightmare: a child up all night or miserable throughout the day because of some nasty bug that they picked up from someone or somewhere. Once Leo began preschool, it was as if the flood-gates of bacteria and viruses had opened...directly into our home. With a newborn and young toddler at home with me at all times, I was determined to figure out some remedies to help support my guys in battling through!
This wonderful, wonderful blend has been a lifesaver in so many situations! At the earliest sign of a sniffle or a cough, I will apply this oil blend to the bottoms of the boys feet, rub a drop on their chests and also put a few drops into their bedroom diffusers. It is rejuvenating scent composed of many oils including Eucalyptus Blue, Palo Santo and Lavender. As the name says, it helps give some comfort during those times that often make our little ones uncomfortable and sleep-deprived!
There’s a reason this essential oil blend is used in all of Young Living’s soaps, cleaning supplies, etc. Thieves is a powerful combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils that fills any space with a rich, spicy aroma. It has become my go-to oil to diffuse when germs seem to have entered the household. I also use the Thieves Roll-on on myself and the kids when we know we’ve been exposed to something that’s going around! It is also the perfect fall/holiday scent to diffuse around the house!
While I do use the previous oils often (and mostly everyday), I also wanted to mention some other Young Living products that we use on a daily basis with the kids! The Seedlings line and Thieves line have been such amazing additions to our household!
Seedlings Baby Wipes
I’ve talked about these wipes basically non-stop since I started purchasing them! They are so soft, smell amazing and have more uses than just wiping little butts! I use them for the kids’ hands and faces, but also for myself! They make awesome non-toxic dryer sheets and effective make up remover wipes, as well! I typically by the 3-pack option every month in my Essential Rewards with how many wipes we use in this house, but still always have some leftover!
Seedlings Baby Lotion
We never have a shortage of lotion for the kids in this house! The Seedlings Baby Lotion smells so great and is super gentle on the skin! It makes for a nice post-bath calm down session and moisturizes the boys’ sensitive skin effectively!
Thieves Household Cleaner
I feel like I should just carry this spray bottle around with me at all times because the Thieves Household Cleaner can replace your pretty much any other cleaning spray in your home! It smells wonderful and does a great job at cleaning off the grease and grime left behind by those ever-sticky fingers! I use this cleaner in the kitchen, in the bathrooms and even on my windows & floors! The bottle of concentrated cleaner lasts SO LONG because you only need a capful or two depending on the size of your glass spray bottle! I even designed my own labels to make the bottle look pretty!
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