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Lisa

Essential Oils for Babies and Children: Eczema

September 23, 2014

What is Eczema? A skin condition that can be very challenging to treat because, according to Chinese medicine, it is both damp and dry at the same time. Conventional treatments (prescription creams, etc.) tend to treat one aspect of this and not the other. The best approach is to aim for balance.  Eczema can be [...]

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Essential Oils for Babies and Children: Cradle Cap

September 23, 2014

What is it? Cradle cap is a build up of oil and dead skin cells on the scalp. It resembles dandruff, and can be white or yellow in color. It is not painful, and can be caused by overproduction of oil (which can be caused by genetics, use of alcohol on the scalp, or yeast [...]

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Essential Oils for Babies: Diaper Rash

September 23, 2014

Diaper rash can be caused by different things, such as irritation from wetness/urine/feces, sensitivity to the diaper itself, food allergies, or it can be caused by a fungus such as yeast. Depending on the source of the rash (is it just a topical issue or is there an imbalance in the body?), it can be [...]

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Essential Oils for Babies and Children: Usage and Safety Guidelines

September 23, 2014

How to Dilute Oils A premature infant’s skin is about 2.5 times more permeable than our skin. Additionally, during the first 4 weeks of life, the skin changes significantly as the baby develops and adjusts to being outside of the womb. The change continues to occur at a very high rate through 12 weeks of [...]

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Blogging Casually and Baby Wearing

August 15, 2014

Baby E and I are 9 weeks postpartum, and things are going very well! We have a great routine—and by routine, I mean, he gives me clues about when he needs what and I try to interpret them. He’s such a cruise-y baby—and he loves to snuggle. I hit the jackpot with him. He’s really [...]

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Jazzed Up Juice…

August 8, 2014

I go through phases when I juice everyday… and other phases when I don’t juice at all. But overall, I love juicing–it makes me feel like I’m starting the day out right (I always do it in the morning). Smoothies are good too, but because of the types of things I want to put in [...]

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The 4th Trimester

August 7, 2014

Baby E was born on June 12th, which is also the anniversary of Dave’s and my first date and was also my grandma’s 90th birthday. So it was a great day! Since we’re eight weeks out from E’s birth, I thought I’d fill you in a bit about what’s going on now. I’m not going [...]

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Blog Hop: Women Writing

June 2, 2014

I’ve always had a thing for stories. As a child and young adult, I read a lot. Like, there was one summer when I think I spent the entire time reading in my bedroom. I don’t remember why I did it–it was like an addiction, but a good one (I think). I got special permission [...]

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Pregnancy Update: 38 Weeks Pregnant

May 25, 2014

I’m a few days late on this update, but I figured I better get it in if I plan to do any more updates before Baby E shows up. And honestly, the pic is from 37 weeks, but if I have to take another it’s gonna hold me back on posting again because I am [...]

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Skin Perfecting Body Butter for Scars and Stretch Marks

May 22, 2014

I’ve been making a lot more body and beauty products these days for a couple reasons. First, since I’m pregnant I want to be extra careful about what I’m putting on my skin. Second, I don’t feel like cooking but I still like Making Stuff. The specific reason for this body butter has to do [...]

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