Ok, my latest obsession? Essential oils. I'd been hearing more and more about them all over social media and I had to try them (I justified my purchases to my husband as important research). Then, one of my best friends since elementary school AND the founder of Plum Tree Essential Oils started sharing her knowledge with me and I am HOOKED! So, I asked her to share with me (and YOU!) the top essential oils that moms must have!
Wait, What are Essential Oils Anyway?
Ok, so essential oils are naturally occurring compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. Essential oils protect plans against environmental threats AND they've been used for thousands of years for emotional, cosmetic, medicinal, and even spiritual purposes.
Fun fact: the term essential oil actually comes from the idea of quintessential oil. The philosopher, Aristotle, believed that in addition to the four physical elements (fire, air, earth, and water), there was a fifth element: quintessence. It was considered to be the spirit or life force of the plant!
Ok, So Why Should I Use Them?
Basically, essential oils are a safe and natural alternative to chemical-ridden, synthetic products on the market. The essential oils you use will align with your purpose or need and you can feel good utilizing them for your health and wellness (and, honestly, I'm super into diffusing while meditating lately!)
The 6 Must-Have Essential Oils for Mom & Baby
How Can You Use These Oils?
Baby Teething: Lavender and Copaiba. One drop of each in a 10ml roller bottle, topped with fractionated coconut oil or jojoba oil. Apply along jawline. For toddlers, double amounts.
Baby Immune Support: Onguard. Put 2 drops of On Guard in a 10ml roller bottle, topped with fractionated coconut oil or jojoba oil. For toddlers, double amount. Moms: 10 drops in a 10ml roller.
Sleep: Serenity in a diffuser, and/or in a roller bottle and rolled on bottoms of feet.
Mom Anxiety Roller Bottle: 10 Balance, 10 Wild Orange, 10 Copaiba in a 10ml Roller bottle, topped with fractionated coconut oil or jojoba oil. Roll on wrists and back of neck as needed. Helps to curb anxious feelings (I would have LOVED this when I was struggling with postpartum anxiety after Olivia was born)
Grounding Diffuser Blend: 2 Wild Orange and 2 Balance
Mom Sleep: 2 Serenity and 2 Balance in a diffuser
Simple All Purpose Cleaner: In a glass spray bottle, combine 1 ½ cup of water, ½ cup of vinegar, 15 drops of On Guard and 5 drops of Wild Orange.
Booboo Cure: Lavender mixed with some Coconut oil
So, which essential oils do you need??
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