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essential oils

Onward… and Westward

April 7, 2016

I had changed my focus in the past year (or two) away from blogging. I miss it, but with a baby/toddler, I had to prioritize my free time and this blog was making the least amount of income of all the “work” I was doing. I reflected on that a lot because this blog started [...]

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Morning Boost Energizing Salt Scrub

August 17, 2015

It’s not that I’m admitting that I’m tired… but I do sometimes need an extra boost in the morning. I’m not drinking coffee because I’m doing an elimination diet to figure out E’s eczema (long story—for a different day), and weeks like this one where he is getting 4 new teeth at once cause me [...]

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Crash Course for Newbies: Essential Oils 101 in 5 minutes or less!

June 25, 2015

My very good friend Megan posted about this today in our essential oils facebook group, and it’s a genius idea! It’s like the Quick Start Guide! So we decided to repeat the information here… Questions? Ask! Wanna buy a premium starter kit and join our team? Go HERE. Wanna join our free essential oils facebook [...]

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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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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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DIY Cinnamon Tangerine Lip Balm

May 19, 2014

This weekend I asked myself what the most logical and practical thing would be for me to do on Sunday. My potential list included things like: packing a hospital bag, finding my doula’s phone number, doing prenatal yoga, finishing putting away baby clothes…you get the idea. So what did I decide to do? Make lip [...]

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