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Babies, Oils, & What You Need to Know

Updated: Jan 4, 2020



Unfortunately, there are as many petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances, and hormone disrupting ingredients in baby cosmetics as there are in household products. The Environmental Working Group has found up to 287 chemicals in newborn umbilical cord blood, all of which can be linked to cancer, toxic to the nervous system, and have potential to cause birth defects. It takes 26 seconds for chemicals in our personal cosmetics or household products to enter baby's blood stream. Knowing theses things is why I choose to use oils with my littles.


Because I know better now, I am doing better for the sweet babies.


Using essential oils on babies and littles is not only safe, but a great alternative to either suffering through issues OR using over the counter options that can be filled with harmful, scary ingredients. Yes, you want to be smart and dilute properly (1-3 drops EO per 10 ml carrier), and watch for any sensitivity, but oils are an amazing natural way to support your love's physical and emotional health. Gentle, natural solutions that are HIGHLY effective rescue a mama in need! Essential Oils have the power to calm, soothe, support, aide in sleep and immune health, and more- this is what I base my decision on.


IMPORTANT NOTE: I only use and trust Young Living oils since they are guaranteed pure, and I know where they come from! I know each batch is tested thoroughly and the Seed to Seal difference, this is especially important with babies.



Myth: They aren't safe

Again, I wouldn't trust just any brand for my little one but Young Living and their Seed to Seal promise makes all the difference. Seed to Seal means the from the time the seed is planted until the bottle is sealed, we as consumers are welcome to see the process.


"Seed to Seal is our commitment that helps ensure that with every pure essential oil and Young Living product your family uses, you’re enjoying the benefits of our global resources, industry leadership, and over two decades of innovation. The result? A pristine final product that you know has been created with conscientious Sourcing, Science, and Standards—the three pillars of Seed to Seal."- Young Living


 

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All you could ever need for your newborn is in the Young Living Seedlings Collection, which is formulated with the newborn in mind. It's plant based, toxin free, and infused with SAFE essential oils.


Wipes: For their little bums; can also be used as dryer sheets and make-up removing wipes (#momhack)


Baby Lotion: every evening before bed. It helps soothe them to sleep, especially accompanied by a drop of lavender and a gentle massage.


Baby Oil: Works wonders for cradle cap, baby acne, and smells dreamy! Safely apply to their face, head, problem areas daily!


Diaper Cream: clears up a rash quicker than the prescription cream we used for 3 months due to a very sensitive tummy. Another mom hack, you can use it safely around your eyes to reduce wrinkles and the appearance of any sleep deprivation.


Bath Wash: So gentle, and makes them smell so good when your snuggling them before bed.

Linen Spray: for blankets, sheets, and clothes! Like fabric freshener but better, safer.


Shop clean products from the Young Living Seedlings Line



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Solutions for the Most Common Issues: Roller Blends

To Note: there is not a "right or wrong" way to combine oils together, and your combination will not explode! BUT diluting properly is essential due to the nature and purity of the oils. You can always do a patch test on babies skin before lathering them in it to ensure they do not have some kind of reaction.


Just a litt