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!


Here’s The Breakdown!


6 Must Have Items for New Mommies



After Ease Supplement: Helps naturally manage your afterbirth pains. I had a lot of afterbirth pain with my second baby, so I wanted to try something this time for it. This made SO MUCH difference! I had to use very little pain medication thanks to this. read more

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


• 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


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!




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!



    • 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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    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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    3 Ways to Make Your Halloween Pumpkin Last Longer Naturally

    It’s Almost Halloween!

    If your house is like most, then you are likely hitting up the pumpkin patches and picking out just the right ones to decorate your home!


    Can I share a little confession?


    Until this year, we had NEVER actually carved a pumpkin. Not since we were kids ourselves.


    The reason why? The pumpkins always ended up rotting within a few days, and decomposing vegetables on your front porch isn’t a great way to welcome Trick or Treaters!

    I really wanted to be able to extend the life of our pumpkins this year, but I didn’t want to use something expensive or a harsh chemical (knowing my girls are going to want to handle these Jack-o-Lanterns!)


    So after some research and trial and error, here are our top 3 Tips for making your Halloween Pumpkin last longer Naturally!


    Use a Tea Tree Oil Bath

    Tea Tree Oil is a Natural Antiseptic and Antimicrobial which is GREAT for keeping your pumpkins fresh longer!

    Once you have cleaned and carved your pumpkin, get a large pot or bucket to create a Tea Tree Oil Bath and submerge your pumpkin in it. I would recommend about 10 drops of the Tea Tree Essential Oil per Gallon of water for this. Simply submerge your pumpkin and let it soak overnight (about 8 hours or so). This hydrates your pumpkin and kills off the microbes that are there already.

    Tea Tree oil helps pumpkins last longer

    Refrigerate Your Pumpkin When Not Displayed

    This seemed obvious to us in retrospect, but we never tried it! Simply putting your pumpkin in your refrigerator in the evenings before bed (or even during the day if you want to make it last even longer!)

    You definitely want to get to enjoy it, but if you aren’t outside and aren’t enjoying it, stick it in the fridge!


    Make a Natural Tea Tree Oil Spray

    Once you have decorated and made your Jack o Lantern ready to roll, make a Tea Tree Oil Spray that you can use to coat the inside and outside of the pumpkin routinely to keep it fresh! I would recommend about 3 drops of oil per 2 cups of water in a glass spray bottle.

    Note: Essential Oils stay fresh longer in a dark colored glass bottle. This will keep your essential oils from breaking down due to sunlight or contamination from typical plastic bottles. I really love this pack since it even comes with some cute labels!


    Again, using this spray will keep your pumpkin hydrated while the oil will act as your antimicrobial agent.



    I hope these tips help you have a happier and healthier Halloween this year, Enjoy it!



    P.S. If you are looking for a great Tea Tree essential oil at a great price to help your pumpkin last longer, Click Here to become our product tester and try a new oil each month! You’ll save 40% off retail and you will find that there are 100’s of uses for Tea Tree oil around your house : )

    DIY Multi Purpose Cleaner

    When I became I mom, I started doing a lot of research about how to clean my house without chemicals. I was really worried about what was in the common household products and I started searching for natural ways to clean. What I found was that there were natural ingredients that I could use to make a DIY Multi Purpose Cleaner using essential oils!

    What is an essential oil?

    An essential oil is a natural oil typically obtained by distillation and having the characteristic fragrance of the plant or other source from which it is extracted.

    Lemon Essential Oil

    Lemon Essential Oil

    What makes Lemon Essential Oil so great for cleaning?

    Essential oils are one of my favorite all natural cleansers. They safe and natural to use (especially great when you have little fingers touching everything!), plus they are effective at killing surface bacteria! They also give a natural fragrance that can improve the quality of air in your home and boost your mood! – which is way better than smelling chemicals

    One of my favorite essential oils to use for cleaning is lemon essential oil. Not only does it have a fresh, clean scent, but it is also antiseptic, antifungal, and antiviral (That’s a very powerful punch!) Lemon is an air disinfectant and is invigorating and energizing – it always makes me just feel happy!

    Lemon Essential Oil

    What are some ways to use Lemon Essential Oil?

    Here is my favorite (and super easy) DIY Multi Purpose Cleaner:
    DIY Multi Purpose Cleaner

    With just water, Lemon Essential Oil, and white vinegar, you are ready to clean your whole house naturally!

    Essential oils not only are a natural way to clean your house, they also can help you clean and save money! (win-win!!) One bottle of Lemon Essential Oil can be used in so many ways. Since most of the recipes only use a few drops, it will last you for many months.

    Three other ways to use Lemon Essential Oil

    This summer we were fighting bugs like crazy, and this simple DIY Insect Repellent was a great way to keep the bugs at bay without spraying chemicals all over the kids.

    DIY Insect Repellent

    A simple trick that I know you will want to know is that you can take off stickers naturally with Lemon Essential Oil

    Remove Stickers Naturally with Essential Oils

    This homemade Lemon Sugar Scrub will be a great gift for a friend or just a nice thing to make for yourself too : )

    Lemon Scrub

    What are your favorite uses for Lemon Essential Oil?