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DIY Baby Balm

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I've been making this baby balm basically since I started using essential oils. It was one of the first DIY products I made. I love how it is moisturizing and nontoxic for my babies! I just made a batch in preparation for my baby girl coming in September. Normally, I just pour the melted ingredients into a storage container and place in the refrigerator until I need it, but this time, I whipped it, to make it light, fluffy, luxurious, and easy to apply. The great thing about making these types of products yourself is that you can switch it up, try new things, and make it to how YOU like it!

When using essential oils on babies and children, you have to be careful of diluting them appropriately. The rule of thumb I learned when I first started using essential oils is one drop of essential oil to five drops of a carrier oil. I also almost always put essential oils on my son's feet. I do not know too much about reflexology, but I do know that the feet are the most porous part of th…

DIY Body Wash

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I've been using this body wash recipe for a few months now and I love it! It makes my skin feel very soft and I don't have any of the body wash residue. I've tried it with a few different essential oils blends and comes out nice every time! The best part about it, is that it takes about 5 minutes to put together and a lot of the ingredients are things I have around the house!

So what is in this body wash?

* Castile soap - Castile soap is loosely defined as a pure vegetable-based soap. It originally was made from olive oil but while it makes a great moisturizing soap, it doesn't really lather well. Most castile soap is made from a mixture of olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil, or any other kind of vegetable-based oil. It is mixed with potassium hydroxide and the chemical reaction that occurs creates what we use as Castile soap! It is safe and gentle on the skin! (1) I choose unscented Castile soap so I can add my own essential oils and so I avoid the harsh chemical fra…

Panaway and Copaiba Essential Oils

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I want to talk to you today about Panaway and Copaiba essential oils. These 2 essential oils have helped me tremendously this pregnancy. Pregnancy is a time in a woman's life when she is really careful about what goes into her body. Many traditional medications are contraindicated during pregnancy, for the unborn baby's safety. The wonderful thing with essential oils is that they are not only safe but also an effective way to treat many pregnancy ailments. I use Gentle Babies by Debra Raybern as a reference guide. It provides wonderful tips using Young Living essential oils and natural remedies for pregnancy, childbirth, infants and found children.

Panaway Essential Oil
This blend consists of wintergreen, helichrysum, clove, and peppermint essential oils. It is beneficial in pain management.

I have been using this oil to help with discomforts in my back and calves (from standing long hours working as a nurse - the combination of this oil blend and compression socks helps so muc…