Sorry for the delay in posts this week. Coming back from our baby shower in Dallas, I had quite a bit of work to catch up on (for those new here, I also work for a Marketing company in addition to blogging). As well as some baby stuff to do 🙂 On Saturday, Mauricio and I went to an all-day ‘New Parent’ Clinic hosted by the Hospital. We opted to do this instead of the weekly lamaze classes simply because it was easier to fit into Mauricio’s busy work schedule. It was certainly a very long day, but we did learn some helpful tidbits as well as how to properly do CPR on an infant.
Anyway, I came home Tuesday to the most lovely Essential Oils Kit from Kara, an independent distributor, over at Young Living!
Essential Oils are something the rest of the women in my family have been using in their homes for years. I actually used to carry around peppermint oil in my purse to relieve tension, but at some point I ran out of it and just never got around to doing the research for finding a company whose entire line of products I trusted.
Thats why I’m so excited to partner with Kara! They have ample amounts of research backing their products and so many positive reviews out there from real people- including people I know personally and can attest to the fact that they would never review something they didn’t actually believe in. Check out their ‘Seed to Seal’ Program here.
Anyway, I absolutely love receiving packages (it’s like Christmas to me) so when I saw the box waiting for me on our counter I couldn’t wait to rip into it!
Inside was the Premium Starter Kit with Dew Drop Diffuser, as well as a Desert Mist Diffuser and an Orange Vitality Essential Oil.
PS- When you become a new member by purchasing a premium starter kit, you receive 11 full size essential oils, a diffuser, and a wholesale membership at a discount close to 50% off retail pricing. In addition, Kara sends you some awesome reference materials to help you learn about your oils and know how to properly use them
I haven’t quite made it through all of the information yet, but here are some of the highlights of what I’ve learned thus far and some concoctions that I think will spark your interest!
Stress Relief: Mix 4 Drops of Peace & Calming with 3 Drops of Lavender.
Energy Boost: Mix 3 drops of Orange and 3 drops of Peppermint each of these for a natural energy boost. I personally love to diffuse these when I need to get some cleaning/organizing done!
Seasonal Support: Mix 3 Drops of Peppermint, 3 Drops of Lemon, and 3 Drops of Lavender.
Sweet Dreams: Mix 3 drops of Lavender with 3 drops of Stress Away to help relax your mind and help you fall asleep. My mom used to spray lavender on my pillow before I went to bed when I was a little girl, so this scent is particularly nostalgic and soothing for me. Lavender also promotes a more restful night sleep, so many people say they wake up feeling more refreshed when they use it!
Immunity Relief: This one is EXTRA important with flu season running at an all time high right now. Mix 4 drops of Thieves with 2 drops of Lemon for an extra immunity boost.
Since Kara was kind enough to send me two diffusers, I currently have the Dessert Mist (so pretty) Diffuser on my Night Stand, which I reserve for diffusing all of the more relaxing scents in the evening.
I keep the Dew Drop Diffuser (this is the one that comes with the Premium Starter Kit) downstairs, which I use for all of the more zesty/revitalizing oils to get me going and productive during the days when I work from home.
Of course, if you prefer just to stick to the one diffuser, you can absolutely mix all of the various oils in the same diffuser- just make sure to rinse it out with alcohol once a week or so!
As you can see, I’ve only begun to scratch the surface of the whole Essential Oils world, so stay tuned for additional posts on how I’m using it specifically for pregnancy and for baby! These are things I want to test out longer before I suggest anything to y’all 🙂
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PS- For the next 48 hours you can receive an orange vitality essential oil FREE from Kara, when you become a Young Living member by purchasing a premium starter kit using the link bit.ly/AboutAbbyBlogYL
Do any of y’all already use Essential Oils? If so, what are your favorites? Anyone use them during pregnancy? I’d appreciate any tips down below 🙂