6 MUST Haves for New Moms [+ One Week Post Partum Update]

I can’t believe my little guy is a week old already!

I didn’t really think about the fact that having a baby over 5 years from my last would mean some different products and options would be out there. I wanted to share some of my FAVORITE things that I didn’t have during my last delivery that made so much difference this time!

Here’s My Top 6 Picks for New Mommies!

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Comforting Essential Oil Shower Soother

If you struggle with allergies or general congestion (especially this time of year) I have something you may want to try!

Shower Soothers are designed to help you relax in the shower as well as assist with your congestion, you get out feeling even more refreshed and ready to roll!

 

I decided that an straight essential oil soother would be the way to go, and I’m super pleased with how they turned out!

Here’s all you need to make your own DIY Essential Oil Shower Soothers!

 

Essential Oil Shower Soother

Ingredients

• 1 cup baking soda
• ½ cup citric acid
• ¼ cup cornstarch
• Eucalyptus Essential Oil
• 8 oz. spray water bottle
• Silicon mold or muffin tin
• Plastic wrap

Directions

1. Add 1 cup baking soda
2. Add ½ cup citric acid
3. Add ¼ cup cornstarch
4. Add 60 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
5. Mix well
6. Spray mixture with water
7. Stir
8. Scoop into mold or tin
9. Cover in plastic wrap and set for several hours to harden
10. Remove from mold (pop out or scoop out)

 

Here’s a quick demo video to show you how easy it is!

 

 

 

Once it’s ready just place one in your shower and enjoy the comforting vapors!

ENJOY!

 

 

P.S. For more essential oil ideas, check out my Essential Oil Round Up filled with helpful tips and recipes to keep your home healthy and happy!

What are Ketones and How can They Help You Have More Energy and Lose Weight? Ketones Product Reviews

What are Ketones?

 

Ketones are a way to keep your body energized an in fat burning mode to help you  reach peak performance quickly when you start your day with them. Take this therapeutic ketone BHB powder fuels your ketogenic lifestyle, delivering increased energy, endurance and mental focus, so you can take charge of your day.

  • Contains beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) salts and ketogenic amino acids
  • Powers your body and brain with increased ketone production
  • Gives you an energy boost in the morning or throughout a busy day
  • Sharpens mental focus and enhances mood
  • Increases endurance and reduces recovery time during workouts
  • Supports the results of your low-carb, ketogenic diet
  • Helps to keep your body in ketosis (fat burning mode) in the morning and to gain many of the benefits of nutritional ketosis without the strict diet throughout the day
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    Five Tips to Drinking More Water

    Did you know that 75% of Americans are Dehydrated??

    That means that most likely... that includes me and you.

    I get messages all the time from women who want to lose weight, but they feel stuck. They feel like their metabolism has slowed down and they can't lose anything.

    Something as simple as drinking enough water each day is a great way to boost your metabolism!

    Watch this video to learn 5 Tips to Help you Start Drinking Enough Water:

    P.S. If you want to learn the number one thing that helped me start drinking enough water each day (and give me all the fruits and vegetables I needed), Click Here.

    Essential Oil Bathtub Crayons

    When a rainy day strikes, bring the fun inside with bathtub crayons. Add a little Essential Oil for play time that can be as calming or energizing as Mom wants!

    The girls have really enjoyed these, and sometimes it’s nice to have something that can be messy in a controlled way!

     

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    • 1 bar Unscented Castile Soap (grated)

    • 2 Tbs. hot water

    • Natural food coloring (I like this one myself)

    • Small ice cube tray, silicone mold, or cookie cutters on a baking sheet

    • Small mixing bowls

    • Essential Oils (Lavender, Lemon, Chill, Clear, & Eucalyptus have all worked great for me!)

     

     

    How to Make:

    1. Put grated soap into a medium bowl and slowly pour water onto the soap while stirring. (Note: the more water used, the longer it will take for crayons to dry)

    2. Spoon equal amounts of the mixture into small bowls and add desired Essential Oils and food coloring to each bowl. Mix to consistency of a thick paste.

    3. Scoop out and tightly pack into your molds.

    4. Set in a warm, dry place to harden for 5-7 days or in the freezer for a few hours.

     

     

    Is there anything better than clean, relaxed, and entertained kids!?

    Your Healthy Back To School Guide!

    Fall is my FAVORITE Time of Year!

    Back to school is always exciting too, I always think of one of my favorite lines from “You’ve Got Mail” (even if I don’t live in New York!)

     

    As summer days give way to fall, it’s back to school with busier schedules that can leave us with less sleep, less relaxing, and less sunshine and vitamin D. It’s no wonder your family can start to move a little slow, and even start getting sick!

    Thankfully, I’ve got a simple healthy solution to help everyone stay happy and healthy in this busy time of year!

     

    In my house, I am all about prevention – which just means to help our bodies fight before we even get sick! One of my secrets for this time of year is…. Defend.

     

    DEFEND is a blend of several  powerful essential oils that works to put your immune system in the best possible shape. With a blend of rosemary, eucalyptus, zesty lemon, and the rich spiciness of cinnamon and clove it’s got what you need to give your system the boost it needs! (Plus, it smells like Christmas and holidays, so it is the perfect scent for your house too!)

     

     

     

    Here’s some of my favorite ways to use it around the house and for back to school!

    1 DIY Hand Sanitizer Spray:

    In a 2oz glass spray bottle, mix 20 drops of Defend and distilled water and shake well. Simply use it for sanitizing surfaces around your home or at school!

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    2 Diffuse with DEFEND:

    Sleep is your body’s time to reset and reboot. This is the perfect time to use an Essential Oil Diffuser and diffuse while you sleep (both Defend and Chill are good for this!) This will help you wake refreshed and ready to face the day!

     

    3 Cell Phone Clean Up:

    Did you know your cell phone is one of the dirtiest things you touch every day? Spritz a microfiber cloth with Defend and wipe down your phone screen at the end of the day. Simple maintenance goes so far with keeping yourself healthy!

     

    4 Don’t Be a Germ Sponge!

    Speaking of germs, that kitchen sponge isn’t as clean as you might think. In fact, studies have found that your toilet brush might be cleaner! Do you want to wash dishes with that?! If you like to use a sponge in the kitchen, keep your essential oils nearby. Dropping 3 drops into the sponge and then rinse well with warm water will go a LONG way!
    My husband says having the right oil around is like a personal defensive lineman that will keep our family going!

    P.S. As a bonus, here’s a fall back to school blog roundup to help you get started with a BANG!

     

  • Natural DIY Lice Prevention Formula
  • How To Fight Back to School Stress Naturally
  • Fun little homeschool adventure with Madeline!
  • 4 Ways to Naturally Boost Your Immune System
  • A Balanced Lunch?
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    How to Use the It Works Wrap and get the BEST Results on your Belly

    How to Use It Works Body Wrap

    Three years ago, I tried my first It Works Body Wrap… now I have to tell you… It wasn’t what I expected!

     

    You know those wraps in the 80’s and 90’s where you had to go to a spa… wrap your entire body in a cloth and sweat at much as you could in an hour…. Any results you got were just water weight.. right?

     

    This is not your mama’s body wrap!

     

    How is the It Works Body Wrap different?

    You don’t sweat… at all!

    That’s right… no sweating involved at all.

    Actually, you want to avoid sweating all together so the cream is absorbed into your skin!

     

    Results are Progressive

    If the results were water weight… over the next three days,  I would expect your results to disappear. But in fact with the It Works Body Wrap, your results improve after you take the wrap off and full results are after 72 hours!

     

    No Spa Needed

    You can use these body wraps at home… and on the go! There is no need to book an expensive appointment… just in three easy steps you will get your wrap on : )

     

    What is the wrap?

    The Ultimate Body Applicator™ is a non-woven cloth wrap that is infused with a powerful, botanically based cream formula to deliver tightening, toning, and firming results in as little as 45 minutes! The botanical ingredients help to deeply hydrate and nourish the skin while redefining the appearance of your body’s contours.

     

    Watch this video to see how you can get your wrap on today:

    Buy your It Works Body Wraps Here

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    I hope that demo helped answer some of your TOP questions about how you can tighten your skin at home with our Body Wraps : )

    Three Summer Essential Oil Tips!

    Did Someone Say Summer Holiday?

    Here in the states it Independence Day week! Beyond fireworks and hot dogs it’s a great time for family and being outdoors.

     

    So here are Three Essential Oil Holiday Hacks to make this week even better!  This will make your party prep as easy as a summer breeze!

     

    Three Essential Oil Summer Tips

     

    Get your outdoor space looking great for your guests!

    Natural Degreaser:

    Take your Lemon Essential Oil outside to brighten and shine up outdoor furniture, degrease the grill, and clean glass doors, windows and tables. Make a spray bottle of 8 ozs of water and up to 15 drops Lemon Essential Oil. Shake well and spray wherever you need to cut grease, grime, and even mold (It really works!)

     

    Now that everything is sparkling clean, it’s time to think about the party food!

     

    This will help you get all those fruits and veggies ready in a flash! Either a spray or a soak can be good for getting them ready!

     

    Thick-Skinned Fruit and Veggie Spray:

     

    • 1 ½ cups filtered or distilled water

    • ¾ cup organic apple cider vinegar

    • 1 tbs. baking soda

    • 10 drops of Lemon Essential Oil

    16 oz glass spray bottle

     

    Thin-Skinned Fruit and Veggie Soak:

     

    Spray down fruits and veggies to clean and wipe thoroughly.

    • 1 cup organic apple cider vinegar

    • 10 drops of Lemon Essential Oil

    Let your produce soak for about 10 minutes and rinse well under cold water.

     

     

    Worried about Bugs? Try this post on making natural insect repellent luminaries. You could add some sliced lemons or Rosemary to dress it up!

    Have a Happy and Healthy Holiday from our Family to Yours!

     

    Cold Eucalyptus Infused Towels

    Ok, it’s June and I don’t know about you but it’s HOT!

    There’s nothing like a cold towel on a hot summer day. This is something new I’ve been using to beat the heat now that summer is truly here!

     

    All you need is a few drop of Eucalyptus Essential Oil and follow the method below!

    • Fill a large bowl with water and 15 drops of Eucalyptus Oil
    • Stir well and dip washcloths into the water-oil mixture
    • Squeeze out excess liquid, fold in half, and roll up
    • Place rolled cloths in a single layer on a cookie sheet and place in freezer
    • Freeze until solid (a few hours should do it)
    • Place the frozen towel on the back of your neck or wherever you need a little cooling (be sure to keep away from your eyes).
    • Unroll as it thaws to get the most out of each cloth!

     

    These have been amazing when my husband has been doing yard work or outside chores, or even chilling by the pool when it’s really hot out.

     

    What have you tried to beat the heat? Let us know below!

     

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    Essential Oils Gift Ideas For Men

    I can’t believe it’s already June! It’s time to think about Dads with Father’s Day coming up on June 18.

     

    If you are like me, you are a bit unsure of what to get for the Dad(s) in your life (my Dad and husband can be a little harder to buy for!). Even worse, you want to do something that’s useful but not going to negatively affect their health. That’s a lot of desires to balance! I’ve shared some ideas of how to use Essential Oils all around your house, but maybe that’s not the best fit for your man…

     

    But don’t worry! I’ve got you covered!

     

    Here are 3 Simple Essential Oil Based Gifts for the Dad in Your Life! read more