3 Clean Swaps for Kid's Wellness


Today, we're going to cover the topic of kids and wellness. I'm going to share with you some amazing products for immunity support, supplements, skin care, and daily routine products for kids and teens!


Keep in mind that when we use personal care products, whether in lotions, moisturizers, shampoos... these all come into direct contact with our kiddos' skin. Our skin and our sense of smell, through our limbic system absorbs soooo many ingredients, and a lot of those are toxic- even when they are allowed in our products.


Did you know... when something is applied topically

  • Within 22 seconds it reaches your brain?

  • Within 2 minutes they can be found in your bloodstream?

  • Within 20 minutes they are in every cell of your body?

Since becoming a mom, of a teenage boy, I realized just how much wellness REALLY matters what products I allow as the gatekeeper of my home. I’m so grateful for all the things, here are a few we use for all the things.


Immunity + Supplements

Little Kids

  • KidScents® MightyPro™ is a unique, synergistic blend of prebiotics and probiotics in a supplement specially formulated for children. Packaged in easy, one-dose packets that can be taken almost anywhere you go, this supplement features over 8 billion active, live cultures to support digestive and immune health.* Featuring a great-tasting formula that can be added to cold food and drinks for easy consumption, MightyPro supports gastrointestinal and immune health and maintains gut health in children, keeping them up and active.

  • KidScents® MightyVites™ include a full range of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients that deliver whole-food multinutrient support to your child’s general health and well-being. MightyVites benefit from Orgen-Kid®, a nutrient-dense, food-based superfruit, plant, and vegetable complex. Free of preservatives and artificial colors and flavors, these delicious, berry-flavored chewables give your children full nutritional support.

  • KidScents® MightyZyme™ contains enzymes that naturally occur in the body that support and assist the digestive needs of growing bodies and the normal digestion of foods.


Teens


  • Life 9® is a proprietary, high-potency probiotic that combines 17 billion live cultures from nine beneficial bacteria strains.

  • Inner Defense™ is what we use any time we feel something weakening our body. It is also great to use for overall skin support and ridding our bodies of toxins as a daily supplement. It reinforces systemic defenses, creates unfriendly terrain for yeast and fungus, promotes healthy respiratory function, and contains potent essential oils such as Oregano, Thyme, and Thieves®, which are rich in thymol, carvacrol, and eugenol for immune support.

  • Thieves® Roll-On is an essential oil blend to support and boost your immune system. We roll this on our feet and spine 2-3x a day for best results. And it smells amazing!!!

  • NingXia Red: The benefits include support for energy levels, normal cellular function, and whole-body and normal eye health. A daily shot of 2–4 ounces helps support overall wellness with powerful antioxidants.



Skin Care


Taking care of your kiddo's largest organ, their skin, is crucial. Whether you're working to improve the appearance of their skin or taking care of some of troubled areas, something in your mama heart just wants them to be and feel their best, no matter their age. Here are some things we recommend for skin care!


Rose Ointment can stand alone and here is why...

Neosporin who!? We’ve only used this for years! Non-cystic acne, aging skin, babies/children, minor cuts, chapped or cracked skin, dry skin, stretch marks, seals and protects and age related wrinkles, cuticles & more!!! My favorite application is for chapped lips.


It protects and nourishes the skin by helping to maintain the natural pH balance of the skin! It also soothes very dry and chapped skin! Tip: Simply take a butter knife and mash it up until desired consistency to soften the rose ointment. I honestly didn't mind it before but this was super easy and definitely softens it up a ton!


Little Kids

  • Soothe delicate skin with Young Living’s mild and gentle baby balm. KidScents® Tender Tush™ is an essential oil balm formulated with natural vegetable oils and pure essential oils—including Frankincense, Lavender, and Ylang Ylang—to moisturize and nourish dry skin. Made without synthetic perfumes, mineral oils, artificial colorings, or harsh chemicals, this mild essential oil moisturizer promotes healthy skin while soothing sensitive skin.


Teens

When you have a teenager, skincare is of the utmost importance. Especially when he wants to his his face CONSTANTLY!!! While supplements and gut health play a huge part in the health of their skin, there are also skin care products that are good and bad.


We've learned over time that product labels for skin care are not regulated, which means they could be doing more harm than good. I certainly don't want to be doing more harm to my son's face.

Freddie struggles with typical teenage hormonal skin issues. We use several things for "trouble areas"

  • CBD Beauty Boost is the perfect way to indulge in luxury. This soothing combination of CBD, rose essential oil, tamanu oil, and grapeseed oil works to maintain an even skin tone and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Just one daily dropper of this Smart Spectrum blend will moisturize your skin and promote a youthful glow.

  • Young Living's Maximum Acne Treatment is naturally derived, maximum-strength salicylic acid from Wintergreen helps clear acne blemishes, pimples, and blackheads; but its plant-based powers don’t stop there! Tea Tree essential oil helps cleanse your skin, while Manuka oil reduces the appearance of blemishes.

  • We have also used the Seedlings Diaper Cream as a spot treatment for smaller areas, as well as a concealer for me!

Cleansing:

  • We use the Young Living Orange Blossom Face Wash. It is made from 100 percent naturally derived ingredients, this gentle cleanser reduces surface oils and removes dirt and makeup without making your skin feel overly dry or tight.

  • We also use the Charcoal Bar Soap which pulls out dirt and impurities without stripping the skin’s natural moisture barrier. Tip: Use this for armpits too!



Personal Care

The ingredients in our products are the ones listed on the label. That's it!!! They are all plant based and not one single ingredient is synthetic, toxic, or chemically derived. This is why we love using their products!


Tip: I actually use the shampoo myself- I add cedar wood, rosemary, peppermint, and lavender for a healthy scalp and hair growth!


Little Kids- KidScents Line

  • KidScents® Toothpaste: First off, there is NO warning label to call poison control if swallowed (like really, that's a thing?!)... because this is a SAFE toothpaste for your littles. This toothpaste is safe without the use of fluoride, dye, synthetic colors, artificial flavors, or preservatives!!!

  • KidScents® Shampoo: contains no synthetic perfumes, colors, or toxic ingredients. This is great for a gentle cleanse without causing irritation.

  • Lotion: this gentle soap cleanses and protects the skin. It is formulated with MSM, aloe vera, antioxidants, and pure Lemon, Cedarwood and other oils. It is a great liquid soap and pH balanced for children's skin.

  • KidScents® Lotion: filled with safe, gentle ingredients to moisturize and soften sensitive skin.






Mama Faves

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Know Better, Do Better

  • How do you know and trust a brand?

  • Label reading and research- who has time for that?

  • Use the EWG but do your own research too- ok but still, they are a government company, do I trust them?

  • Find trusted brands that stand behind their products- brand trust. Find out what the company’s mission is- do you identify with that? Are they transparent? Who are they looking out for- the consumer or themselves?

  • One-stop-shop-

  • Wouldn't that be nice? Wouldn’t that save you time?

  • Gradually switch out toxic-filled products for safe alternatives with Young Living, products you’re already buying at the store

  • Seed to Seal- all plant-based, their transparency sets the standard, 3rd party testing, “Young Living will never knowingly compromise by adding synthetics, contaminants, or cheap fillers, or by using unethical production practices.” You can literally walk their fields and facilities.

  • How do you get started? Totally personal and dependent on your family’s own needs. When you 1st think of Young Living, what do you think they sell? Oils? Actually they have over 600 products including:

  • Personal care for men, women, and children- deodorant, toothpaste, soap, shampoo

  • Make up and skin care

  • CBD- rubs, oils, beauty

  • Pet care- shampoo, ointment, chews

  • Babies- infant care, oils, wipes, lotion, diaper cream

  • Household cleaner- laundry soap, dish soap, ONE cleaner. Diffusing- home scent

  • Oils for all health and wellness- emotional, physical

  • Supplements, workout support, and weight management

  • Oils for cooking- vitality line

  • Food- einkorn flour, pasta, granola



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Lauren

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I live for free-range living and beautiful, handmade things at a frugal-mama price. I love overcast days, personal growth, and winging life and business. I believe our best days are on the horizon and joy can be found in every season.

Kenzie

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I live for the messy motherhood moments. I am passionate about health and wellness, especially when it takes me to the great outdoors. I’m building a business while wiping boogies.

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I live for life's adventures- great and small, for travel and making memories with my family. I love audiobooks, country living, and being a mom. I am passionate about loving kids from hard places. I believe daily gratitude and morning routines are keys to life.

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