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Back-to-School Survival Guide

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Let’s talk Back-to-School for a minute. It’s the first day, there are moments of excitement immediately followed by moments of uncertainty. The emotions are ping-ponging back and forth. There’s the Back-to-School jitters, thoughts of new friends, and that dreaded word….homework! Yep, that word. It doesn’t have to be quite the emotional first day you know. Essential oils make great tools for helping to balance emotions. Plus, there are other wonderful, natural products to help support the immune system, cognitive function, and at the end of they day assist in a good night of sleep.

Come, take a look at some of the fun ways we can incorporate natural products into a Back-to-School routine with this survival guide.

I think I forgot to mention that healthy snacks were included, oh, and teacher gifts too!

 

May your child’s Back-to-School routine be a smooth one as you transition from those lazy days of summer back to routine, hard work, and busy schedules.

Thank you for stopping by and joining us today with this Back-to-School Survival Guide!

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Essential Oils and Children

Essential Oils and Children

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Why Essential Oils and Children?

More and more Moms are looking for safe, gentle and effective alternatives to support their children in growing up and having the best lives they can. Essential oils for children can make a wonderful addition to the family because it can:

  • Create non-toxic home environment for children
  • Support children’s healthy body systems;
  • Help children learn healthy wellness habits;
  • Support children’s emotional well being (and Mom’s);
  • Help kids wind down before bedtime after a long hectic day;
  • Smell yummy so kids enjoy them and LIKE to use them;
  • Aid in focus during projects, reading or schoolwork; and
  • Support them in becoming their absolute BEST!

Of course these are just some of the benefits of using essential oils for children!

What are the Safety Precautions?

Good Question! Here are a few considerations:

  • What is the Quality of the Oil you are Using? I only recommend therapeutic grade oils. And then you still have to do your research as so many companies are jumping on the oil bandwagon that the amount of plants that would need to be sourced don’t add up to what is being produced. That means one thing-synthetically produced oils or fraud.
  • Does the Manufacturer Stand behind Using Oils for Children? I say this because it’s important to understand that some essential oil companies label their bottles “not for use on children.” Pure essential oils can be used on children, and a manufacturer who stands behind this will let you know. Young Living carries a line of products geared specifically toward children called KidScents. 
  • Do I need to Dilute Essential Oils? Some will need dilution and depends on the oils. The KidScents Collection Oils are pre-diluted. Dilution slows down the absorption rate. Use 1-2 drops of therapeutic grade essential oil with 1/2-1 tsp. of vegetable oil or V-6. Rule of thumb is to start slow. Or place 1-2 drops in the diffuser – no dilution required!
  • Read the Safety Considerations On each page, considerations are written, please read them. When you do and use oils correctly, we win, kids win and we all win!

There is a lot of conversation around the topic of essential oils with children.  Here is Dr. Lindsey Elmore and Royal Crown Diamond Debra Raybern on Drop of Inspiration—both of whom are experts in their fields.

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KidScents: Essential Oil-Infused Products for Kids

KidScents is a  line of natural products that are nontoxic, chemical-free, essential oil-infused goodness for your children. These are products you can trust!

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Included in this line of products are:

Bath & Body,

Oral Care,

Supplements

Essential Oils

These products contain natural ingredients, no mineral oils, no synthetic perfumes, no artificial ingredients, no toxic ingredients, and are essential oil-infused with therapeutic-grade essential oils.


Bath Gel – KidScents® Bath Gel is a safe, gentle soap that cleanses and protects sensitive skin. Formulated with MSM, aloe vera, antioxidants, and pure Lemon, Cedarwood, and other essential oils, this liquid soap is pH balanced for children’s skin.

Shampoo – KidScents® Shampoo contains no synthetic perfumes, colors, or toxic ingredients. The natural components in this shampoo—aloe, MSM, Chamomile, and Tangerine and Lemon essential oils—effectively and gently cleanse without causing irritation.

Lotion – KidScents® Lotion contains safe, gentle ingredients to moisturize and soften sensitive skin. The premium blend of MSM, shea butter, aloe vera, and pure Cedarwood, Geranium, and other essential oils supports healthy-looking skin for children of all ages.

Tender Tush balm – Soothe delicate skin with Young Living’s mild and gentle baby balm. Tender Tush™ baby ointment, part of Young Living’s KidScents® line, is an essential oil balm formulated with natural vegetable oils and pure essential oils—including Frankincense, Lavender, and Ylang Ylang—to moisturize and nourish dry skin. Made without synthetic perfumes, mineral oils, artificial colorings, or harsh chemicals, this mild essential oil moisturizer promotes healthy skin while soothing sensitive skin.

Toothpaste – KidScents® Slique™ Toothpaste uses Thieves and Slique Essence essential oil blends to gently clean and protect teeth. This safe and effective blend promotes healthy teeth without the use of fluoride, dyes, synthetic colors, artificial flavors, or preservatives.

MightyVites chewable tablets – Using nutrient-dense whole food sources, the new MightyVites contain superfruits, plants and veggies that deliver the full-spectrum of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients for children’s developing bodies. The new MightyVites chewable tablets feature an enhanced vitamin-mineral source and two new and improved natural flavors: orange cream and mixed berry.

MightyZyme – KidScents® MightyZyme is an all-natural, vegetarian product in the form of chewable tablets designed to help children combat the negative effects of enzyme depletion. MightyZyme chewables address each of the digestive needs of growing bodies and assist normal digestion of all foods, including proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.*

KidScents Essential oils – Essential Oils for children are safe and effective and can be used to support them physically, emotionally, spiritually and mentally. The KidScents Essential Oil Collection was designed specifically for kids and come pre-diluted so you can have peace of mind when applying and diffusing oils.

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GeneYus™ – GeneYus Essential Oil for Children supports young minds focus on their projects and schoolwork. Diffuse during reading, schoolwork or classes to facilitate open mindedness, encourage positive thought and unlimited potentiality. Open your child’s inner genius!

Owie™ – Owie Essential Oil for Children improves the appearance of your child’s skin. Place on the skin to ease and soothe irritation. It can also be used to ease emotional and mental hurt and stress.

TummyGize™ – TummyGize Essential Oil for Children supports healthy digestion and quiets little tummies*. Soothing and supporting specifically formulated for kids!

SniffleEase™ – SniffleEase Essential Oil for Children is a rejuvenating and refreshing blend that can be used topically or diffused. Place on the chest and breathe deep. Or diffuse during sleep to keep the air fresh and clean.

SleepyIze™ – SleepyIze Essential Oil for Children sets the environment for restful and peaceful sleep. Gentle and supporting specifically formulated for kids! Diffuse before bedtime or place on the bottom of the feet to unwind from the day.

 


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Seedlings for Infants/Babies

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This NEW line of natural products are nontoxic, chemical-free, essential oil-infused goodness for your precious little one’s skin. These are products you can trust!

Included in this new line are the following:

Baby Wash & Shampoo
Baby Oil
Baby Lotion
Baby Wipes
Diaper Rash Cream
Calming Linen Spray

Let’s take a look at each one individually!


Diaper Rash Cream — Over The Counter (OTC), hypoallergenic, clinically tested for sensitivity, mineral based, no nano-particles, promotes healthy skin, reduces redness, helps relieve diaper rash, reduces the duration and severity of diaper rash when applied at the first sign of redness (Item #20398, wholesale $27.75, retail $36.51)

Baby Wash and Shampoo — leaves skin and hair clean, soft, and smooth, extra gentle, mild formula developed specifically for infants’ delicate skin, tear-free, 100% plant-based, naturally derived, ingredients, dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic, vegan friendly formula (Item #20404, wholesale $20.75, retail $27.30)

Baby Lotion — prevents dryness by soothing and moisturizing skin, non-greasy formula that absorbs, made with plant-based, naturally derived ingredients, dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic, vegan friendly (Item #20438, wholesale $19.75, retail $25.99)

Linen Spray (coming soon) — adds a calming aroma to linens, refreshes crib sheets, blankets, car seats, clothing, carpet, and other fabrics, vegan friendly, made with 100% naturally derived ingredients, gentle enough for use around infants and breastfeeding mothers

Baby Oil — dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic, mild, gentle formula developed specially for infants’ delicate skin, moisturizes, soothes, and nourishes skin, made with 100 percent plant-based, naturally derived ingredients (Item #20373, wholesale $24.25, retail $31.91)

Baby Wipes — ultra soft and comfortable on infants’ delicate skin, soothing and non-drying, leaves skin moisturized, soft and smooth, dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic, vegan friendly (Item #20428, wholesale $11.75, retail $15.46)


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Cooling Mist Spray

~ Tanya Patterson ~

Oooooh, the hot summer days are upon us and as excited as we are to have them here, some days are just a little “too” hot.  Especially during fourth of July week in TN where we visit every year.  This recipe is courtesy of Stacy McDonald over at The Common Scents Mom and it has been tried, tested and approved by my active boys who love to be outside, even in the heat.  I hear, “Mom, can you spray some cooling mist on me, I’m really hot?” as a common phrase around here now, instead of, “I’m hot, do I have do play outside?” 😀

Cooling Mist Spray Recipe

  • 4 oz. glass spray bottle
  • 5 Young Living Wintergreen essential oil
  • 25 Young Living Peppermint essential oil

Directions: Add the essential oils to the spray bottle, and fill the rest of the way with water.  Shake to evenly disperse the oils and than store in refrigerator until ready to take with you.  Toss into your bag and away you go.  When you are ready to use, spray the back of the neck, back, and arms.  Can spray forehead if careful enough to stay away from eyes. (It also helps refresh and rid that “stinky boy” smell from sweating and playing, until it’s bathtime).