How I saved my son from his pediatrician. 

My son has had skin issues since he was born. Horrible cradle cap and red patchy cheeks were the beginning then it spread to his arms and legs. Any skin that was exposed, it was a scratch fest leaving him raw and red. It would wake him up at night. I had to keep him completely covered, especially during the summer months. I was devastated. I removed foods from my diet since he’s still nursing (at the tender age of two), thinking I was the culprit; dairy, wheat, soy, meat. Nothing changed his situation. We were at the doctor’s office monthly refilling prescriptions, getting new prescriptions, soap and lotion samples… nothing was working well enough that we could go a day without using it. Until I was about 10, I had eczema and I can remember always using topical steroids in my armpit. As quickly as it came, one day I just grew out of it. I didn’t want my son to be in a cyclical trap of prescription meds and I’d spent hundreds on stuff that just ended up in the trash. It had been a year, I needed solutions.

I had a product that honestly worked well.  It was just really expensive. I looked at the ingredients and found that they were all natural things that I could buy at my local honeybee hive. I was inspired to create my own balm. I began researching essential oils that were cleansing, soothing and healing to the skin. It took me months to get a formula down that was consistent in its effectivity.  I felt empowered!

If you’re feeling powerless towards your love one (big or little) or you have a personal issue with skin irratations, I have a balm for you with oil recommendations that may eliminate a couple co-pays or doctor visits for you.

Soothing balm for skin itratations:

1/4 c coconut oil* (not fractionated – it won’t set as firm if you use FCO)

1/8 c shea butter

1 tbsp beeswax**

10 drops essential oils

*I actually use 1/4 c of calendula infused castor oil. Take a mason jar, fill with dried flowers, cover with oil, lid, store in window sill for 4-6 weeks. Shake it up every once in a while. Strain, label, use.

**Double the beeswax if the oil you’re using doesn’t set when cold

For larger or smaller batches here’s the ratio:
4 parts oil
2 parts shea butter
1 part beeswax
10💧 EO

Combine first three ingredients in a small glass dish.

Heat some water in a small pot over low-med heat.

Place glass dish in water to melt ingredients, stir occasionally.

Once completed melted and combined, pour into a suitable container. I like to upcycle empty baby food jars.

Add essential oils and stir.

Allow to cool.

Store with lid on in a dark place.

To use, rub a small amount onto fingertips and massage into skin.

For extra protection at night, we will draw a bath of warm water adding 2C ACV.  I’ll apply balm immediately after bath when pores are still open. We don’t always use soap in our baths but when we do we use Dr. Bronners -Baby

For the essential oils in my creation I used a blend of:

2melaleuca, 2cedarwood, 1lavender, 2frankincense, 1birch, 1geranium & 1helichrysum

All of these oils have additional uses and benefits outside of soothing skin irratations. The versatility of essential oils is uncanny.

When you’re ready to jump on board with essential oils, Click Here or email me at doYOUmamma@gmail.com

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15 ways to use Wild Orange essential oil

One of my favorite citrus oils is wild orange. I use it for multiple things. I recently came across this list of 15 of Ways to Use Wild Orange Essential Oil and wanted to pass it along! 
To Reduce Anxiety – Place 1 drop of Wild Orange oil on your hand, rub your hands together, cup your hands over your nose and inhale and exhale deeply for 30 seconds. 
To Improve Slow Digestion – Rub 1 drop of Wild Orange oil over your stomach 2x a day.
For Energy – Diffuse 3 drops of Wild Orange oil and 2 drops of Elevation.
Mouth Ulcers – Rub 1 drop of Wild Orange oil and 1 drop of Melaleuca on the area of concern 2x a day. 
To Freshen the Air – Diffuse 2 drops Purify and 3 drops Wild Orange. 
To Clean Your Kitchen – add 10 drops of Wild Orange oil to your favorite non-toxic cleaner. Or, make your own cleaner with 1 cup organic vinegar, 1 cup water and 10 drops Wild Orange oil.
To Help Reduce Inflammation – Rub 1 drop of Wild Orange oil and Eucalyptus oil on the feet 2x a day. 
To Increase Circulation – Rub 2 drops of Wild Orange oil on the area of concern. 
For Extra Antioxidants for the Skin – Add 1 drop of Wild Orange oil and 1 drop of Frankincense to a small amount of face cream and rub into the skin. 
To Add Flavor and Antioxidants to a Smoothie – 

Add 1 drop to any smoothie that you’re making. What a great addition to your favorite green smoothie! 
Stress Reducer Diffuser Blend – Diffuse 3 drops Wild Orange, 2 drops Frankincense and 2 drops Lavender. 
For acne-prone skin – Rub 1 drop of Wild Orange and 1 drop of Melaleuca to the area of concern. 
To Boost the Immune System – place 1 drop of Wild Orange oil in a veggie capsule and take internally. (If you’re not comfortable using pure essentials oils internally, then you can choose a different method.)
When Studying, or Needing to Maintain Focus – Diffuse 3 drops of Wild Orange and 3 drops of Peppermint. 
To Cut the Grease – Add 1 drop of Wild Orange oil to your dish detergent before running the dishwasher. It also helps clean the dishwasher!

Geranium – The Oil of Love & Trust

Since today is Valentine’s Day, I’m going to focus primarily on the emotional aspects of Geranium to BOOST your LOVE;)

Geranium restores confidence in the innate goodness of others & in the world. It facilitates trust, especially when an individual has lost trust in others due to difficult life circumstances. It also assists in reestablishing a strong bond to one’s mother & father. When there has been a loss of trust in relationships, geranium encourages emotional honesty, love & forgiveness. It fosters receptivity to human love & connection. Geranium aids in healing the broken heart. It encourages emotional honesty by facilitating the emergence of grief or pain that has been suppressed. Geranium softens anger & assists in healing emotional wounds. It assists in reopening the heart so that love may flow freely. Indeed, Geranium could be called”the emotional healer”.

Geranium is a gentle oil, perfect for babies & children. It nurtures the inner child & supports in the re-parenting this aspect of the Self. The individual who has a difficult time accessing their emotions can be supported by Geranium, as it leads away from the logical mind & into the warmth & nature of the heart. As its root, Geranium heals the heart, instills unconditional love &n fosters trust.

  • Negative emotions to assist with: Abandonment, loss, distrusting, unforgiving, unloving, disheartened, heavyhearted & grief.
  • Positive emotions to bring forth: Emotional healing, trusting, forgiving, gentle, loving, tolerant & open.

Please COMMENT below how you use Geranium or how you will. Ready, Set, Go…

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OnGuard: the Powerhouse Protector

At the first sign of a cough or cold, OnGuard must be at your fingertips. OnGuard is a protection blend of Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalypts and Rosemary. Each of these oils do well on their own, but together they are a powerhouse that cannot be stopped.

OnGuard is a blend of the following 5 oils:

Wild Orange: Uplifting oil that supports
Insomnia & Stress
Heartburn
Colds
Anxiety & Fear
Detox
It’s a great addition to foods (try a drop or two in your vanilla frosting)

Clove: Warming oil that supports
Liver & Brain 
Immunity Boost
Tooth Pain & Cavities
Thyroid & Metabolism 
Infection
Smoking Addiction

Cinnamon: Awakening oil that supports
Blood Sugar
Oral Health
Vaginal Health
Muscle Strain & Pain
Cholesterol & Heart Issues

Eucalyptus: Clearing oil that supports
Earaches
Congestion Bronchitis & Pneumonia
Fever
Muscle Fatigue & Pain
and this oil is a great cleaning disinfectant

Rosemary: cooling oil that supports
Respiratory Infection
Cancer
Multiple Sclerosis
Chronic Fatigue
Jaundice & Liver Conditions
Nervousness & Depression
Cellulite
Fainting

…so get your Powerhouse on! This oil can be taken internally, applied topically, or diffused for health and emotional wellness. This oil has also been incorporated into dōTERRAs cleaning supplies and wellness products to meet all of your cleaning needs in their dōTERRA OnGuard® Products

9 WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR HOME! HOW COULD YOU GO WRONG?

If you are new to essential oils, this could be your first and best oil you will ever own.

We have 4 of the OnGuard products in our Natural Solutions Kit: the foaming handwash, toothpaste, essential oil blend and the beadlets. At $700, this kit it a great start to your natural solutions transformation. dōTERRA wellness advocates and wholesale customers get this kit 25% off for $550! Including the discount and package deal, you save $220 AND you will receive 100 in free product credits to use the following month! All new enrollments through me will also receive “The Essential Life” book,  400page+ full color essential oil resource guide detailing benefits from an ailment guide to blending and recipes worth $35, free from me, and a wellness consult (priceless)!

Reach out to me directly at doyoumamma@gmail.com or go directly to my website doYOUmamma where you can sign up directly.

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Homemade Hand Sanitizer (Alcohol-Free)

My 3 year old daughter empowered herself when she made her own DIY alcohol free hand sanitizer!

My daughter has horrible reactions to conventional hand sanitizers that contain alcohol. It makes her hands burn. I needed something effective yet gentle so I went to my local health food store to see what was already on the market.

I actually found some pretty great items, problem was, was that they were really expensive. I live by the ideology “Quality over Quantity” but I honestly didn’t want to spend $15 on a 1oz bottle of something that had ingredients I couldn’t pronounce especially when I knew I had essential oils and other natural products in the home that would work just as well.

To the drawing board I went. I researched how to make a base hand sanitizer, alcohol free. I found out all it was, was aloe vera and witch hazel. Next was I needed to find ingredients that would that would combat germs. OnGuard, Melaleuca and Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) I personally recommend NutriBiotic Brand.

What is grapefruit seed extract you ask? Commonly referred to as simply “GSE” grapefruit seed extract is a general anti-microbial that when applied to the skin works as an anti-septic. It can also be taken internally as a daily regiment or if you are feeling under the weather.

It’s important to remember that drug interactions with grapefruit juice are well documented. The chemistry of the grapefruit varies by the species, the growing conditions, and the process used to extract the juice. Before adding grapefruit to your diet or your list of natural medicines, check with your healthcare provider if you take medications.

And that’s it… aloe vera, witch hazel, some oils and some GSE… oh! you need a vessel. Store your hand sanitizer in a glass bottle with a pump spray for easy application, or you can keep it always on you with this handy little tool!

The method to the madness:

In a 2oz spray bottle…

2T witch hazel

4T aloe vera

5 drops grapefruit seed extract (GSE)

5 drops melaleuca

15 drops OnGuard

 fill the rest with water

It’s the little things that matter, she’s my little thing and she matters.

So many empty bottles. So many uses. 

After a year of using essential oils I have more than my fair share of empty bottles.  I’ve had a handful of people ask me what to do with them and every time I give a different answer. There are so many ways to reuse a bottle that I thought I would give my three favorite ways.  

  1. I use essential oils all over my home and it seems pointless to always run to our bedroom (where I can keep my main stash) if I need oils in the kitchen, in the bathroom, in the kids’ room or in my laundry room so I decided to keep bottles of what I use most, where I use it most. When a bottle is empty, after I purchase another, I will just split the bottles. One bottles can be in two places at once!
    These oils have a home.  I stopped splitting custody.
    Purify for the wash. Lavender and dryer balls, well, for the dryer
  2. Another thing I do with empties is use them with sampling. If I have a bunch of the same empties I’ll just give it to a friend after putting about 5-10 drops into the bottle.  They get a beautiful and real representation of the product and they can continue to have the aromatherapy benefits when they’ve used the last drop. 
  3. This is my current favorite: I make personal blends for neat (not diluted) application or for diffusers.  If I’m always using multiple oils for one use, I’ll just make a bottle if it so I’m not cracking open 2 or more bottles anymore. To me. It’s about  efficiency. For example, Jack has been doing really well and sleeping through the night while I’ve was diffusing cardamom & lime in his room.  He caught sister’s cold that she caught from school (I wasn’t fast enough with the OnGuard) and it really helped him breathe at night. I really love the smell and benefits of bergamot. Their benefits are similar and their monoterpenes are the same (they’re both citrus/limonene) so I switched it up and I saw even better results; longer naps and we’ve notice a more accelerated improvement in his eczema! 
    Good for the body, good for the soul

Like I mentioned before, I was tired of running to my bedroom to grab the oils for Jack’s room and then “losing them” because I never brought them back, so when I was about half way through my bottle of cardamom I popped the reservoir top off and filled the rest with bergamot, then I labeled it! This bottle can now stay in Jack’s room and I still have another full bottle of the others! 

Magic in a bottle!
Jack’s sleepy time blend

So! That’s it! Those are my top 3 ways to use empty bottles.  Follow my Pinterest page for more ways to use empties that other essential oils users have come up with, including ways to remove the sticky label (hint: it involves lemon oil)! 

Comment below if you’ve got a fantastic way to recycle or up-cycle your bottles and you and your tip can be featured here!

Happy oiling and don’t forget to Share Always and in All Ways.