Essential Oils and Wellness Products, Essential Wellness with Shayla
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Being a mom of 5 (and counting, #6 is due summer July!!) I've definitely found some products I never like to be without for my sweet babies and toddlers! You may be wondering, "why holistic or natural products for babies or people?".
Research has proven that Americans are exposed to over 600 billion lbs of synthetic chemicals a year, and up to 300 chemicals per day. Science is unveiling that it's taxing our bodies and putting a tremendous burden on them. Only 15% of the chemicals used in ingredients for personal care products are tested for safety on humans.
Here's a great example of why you want to be assertive about what is going on your body and your babies body; in 2011 a major name brand company was called out for having cancer causing ingredients in their baby products. Their response was that they would try to get all the cancer causing ingredients out by 2017. Here's the kicker-they were already making the products without the cancer causing ingredients for other countries that wouldn't allow those ingredients in products!
Here's the thing, grown bodies have a hard enough time processing all these chemicals, but babies don't have fully developed elimination or immune systems yet do deal with all this! In the lecture 10 Americans, Ken presents studies showing that unborn babies already have nearly 300 chemicals in their little bodies, including chemicals like fire retardants used to make mattresses.
So as you can agree, it's not a bad idea to be very, very picky about what we put on and into our babies bodies!
Here's some of my very favorite alternative products for mine.
Seedlings products by YLEO.
Diaper wipes, baby oil, lotion, diaper rash cream and even shampoo! These products are concentrated so a little goes a long ways!
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SEEDLINGS.
Teething necklaces for mama and baby.
I love silicon necklaces because they have a duel purpose, one the baby can chew on them and two it keeps the baby from ripping out my hair while they are nursing (or while I'm holding them). And don't forget amber teething necklaces which are nice for the baby to wear and are said to help ease teething agony. I don't know if it's because the necklaces or if it's because of the fact I supplement with calcium and magnesium, but most the time I don't know when my babies are teething until they pop a tooth! So these work for us. You can find these on Amazon.
I love the YLEO KidScent's line! Designed specifically for children, and already diluted, these blends make life so much easier! There's SleepyIze which really works for us, Owie (just put a drop on Band-Aids before applying, Sniffleease (I put a roller top on this one), Tummygize, and GeniYus (my oldest son's favorite to support focus in school.
Okay, I'll be honest, I don't actually buy it because it's just to easy to make! The active ingredients are just ginger and fennel. You can buy it or make a tea. If you are breastfeeding you could also just drink fennel and ginger tea. Also, sometimes breastfeeding mama's have a hard time getting their baby to drink Gripe Water, so if you do this is where drinking the tea comes in handy. Also, don't forget, you can also use Tummygize essential oil on their tummy!
With this baby I'll be trying out Young Livings new Diaper Rash cream, but in times past I've always used probiotics for this. You can use probiotics in addition to whatever cream your doctor recommends. YLEO makes probiotics-check out their Life 9. For more information on probiotics and diaper rashes check out THIS ARTICLE over at Just Mama's.
* My favorite calcium/magnesium supplement lately is Super Cal by Young Living.
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Shayla began studying herbology and natural healing modalities in 1990, and in 1997 she graduated at the top of her class from the School of Natural Healing in Provo, Utah, with her masters degree in herbology. She has specialized in health and wellness research, writing, as well as teaching group and customized classes to individuals over the course more than two decades. You can read more about her HERE. Be sure to subscribe to her YouTube channel and follow along with her via the social platforms below!
Hello, I'm Shayla Guyll-Pollert! I'm a Cert. M. Herbalist and my passion is to help you create a healthier, non toxic, safer, more blessed and abundant home. You can read my story HERE.