A couple weeks ago I hosted an essential oils open house. My upline for Young Living, Dawn, is an amazing resource and is so giving. For the open house we had a ZYTO scan available and some “make and take” goodies. Now, I not only have some Thieves All Purpose Cleaner (I hate cleaning, but LOVE this stuff! Sometimes I clean just so I can smell it in the house the rest of the day!) but I now have some homemade baby wipes.
What I love about these new wipes is that it makes my diaper changing process quicker as my cloth wipes are already wet, soaped up, and soothing! Before I was using wetting my dry flannel wipes with a spray bottle, then adding a drop or two of Dr Bronner’s lavender soap on each wipe and topping Maisy off with a dab of coconut oil and Gentle Baby. Now all I need is my jar of ready made wipes and I’m good to go! I have noticed that the Gentle Baby worked better for us than the lavender. She had a perfectly silky smooth, red and rash free, bum the whole time I utilized that jar of essential oils infused wipes. Lavender is still wonderful but she does get a little red here and there with our current lavender infused batch of wipes.
Tis the season for lawn pesticides. I hate them. I recently came across a new reason to hate them: dogs that enter such green grasses come out itching themselves raw for the next couple of weeks.
Every morning I wake up at 5:30 with my daughter. We enjoy a meal together and then head out the door for an early morning walk. I saddle up the dogs, plop Maisy in the stroller and begin my daily spectacle I like to call a “one woman circus.” As we meander through the neighborhood there are various lawns that have tiny little signs warning living creatures to stay off the grass due to recent pesticide spraying. Usually I see these minuscule signs and firmly keep all my dogs body parts rounded up onto the sidewalk but I missed one time and over a week went by of dog itch, so bad that I started calling Sam “Thumper” as he pounded the floor on his follow through, until I noticed Sam was getting red and bloody under is arm pits. I turned to oils, my new knight-in-shining-armor, my Mary Poppins, my in-box veterinarian.
FIRST STEP is to GET YOUR KIT, then I will meet with you (near: in person; far: Skype or Google Hangouts) to get you started using them for whatever ails you, and I send you off with a handy dandy handbook and some other awesome materials! Happy lawn pesticides and greener grasses season everyone! May you find some respite with this natural remedy 🙂
Maisy had a terrible diaper rash a couple of months back. I thought the rash lingered still but after a few more days of observation realized it was actually a “scar” on her bum. I felt even more terrible about the terrible state of her diaper rash and that it was actually so bad as to mar her perfect skin. Thanks to essential oils I did not remain in sorrow! Instead, I started applying lavender, neat, to the damaged areas every diaper change that I remembered to do so (so several times a day). A week or so later and I am overjoyed to report the wounds are now barely visible! A few more days of lavender and she’ll be good as new 🙂
I use lavender as a part of my night face lotion every day (rub a little raw shea butter together with 3-4 drops of lavender). I love it because it heals my face overnight from scabs or redness obtained from zits, the sun or any other daily wounds and I wake up with a radiant (though perhaps otherwise groggy) complexion.
My brother used lavender on sunburn and it cleared right up. I used some on a sunburn I got yesterday and it’s gone today, settled into a nice tan instead.
IN THE END, if these don’t work for you I have plenty more ideas and options where these came from! First step is to GET YOUR KIT, then I will meet with you (near: in person; far: Skype or Google Hangouts) to get you started using them for whatever ails you, and I send you off with a handy dandy handbook and some other awesome materials! Happy sunburn season everyone! May you find some respite with your bottle of Young Living lavender essential oil🙂