Essential Oils For Mamas //

Hey sweet friends! My name is Nicole, wife to my blonde California husband, mama to little Emmett + Gideon!  We live in Los Angeles where we love spending family afternoons at the beach. In the cracks of time throughout my days, I am building a wellness community with women around the world with the focused on health + natural living through essential oils.
Right after Gideon was born, a friend shared a bottle of Young Living lavender + thieves essential oils with us + it didn't take long for me to fall in love with these little bottles of plant goodness.  What a gift to use God-given nature to support the health + wellness in our family!  We have gone on to learn ways to use oils to clear the toxins from our home in cleaning, body + beauty products + it feels so good knowing that our home isn't a chemical landmine for bodies of our littlest guys!!  I couldn't be more grateful for how they have simplified our living in so many ways.

I am really excited to share three simple tips on ways we love using oils in our home each day.
1 // Diffuse Diffuse Diffuse // Diffusing essential oils is on the simplest + safe ways to use around your little ones.  Be sure you are only using the highest quality essential oils // we have found Young Living to be the best brand because of this amazing promise of purity // in a cool mist diffuser to be sure the oils aren't damaged by heat.

I love diffusing calming oils in the nursery during naptime to help the babies rest well, immune supporting oils to keep us healthy + strong throughout the year + of course cleansing oils to keep all the stinky baby boys smells at bay. haha

I also have found many essential oils to be supportive for my postpartum emotions as well as creating an uplifting environment in our home.

2 // Thieves Household Cleaner // I need simple when it comes to cleaning my house because let's be honest.  I don't have time for intense scrubbing + degreasing SO I'm really thankful for a one stop shop with the Thieves Household Cleaner. This is a plant based cleaner that is infused with the proprietary blend, Thieves. Not only does this cleaner smell like Christmas but I love how I don't have to worry about using it on high chairs, counter tops + other areas the babies play everyday. I can also use it as a teaching tool for our three year old in learning how to clean messes without worrying about toxic chemical overspray.
3 // Fresh Laundry // I love my laundry to smell fresh + clean but freshening products from the store have so many chemicals that can affect the respiratory health of our family.  I cannot believe I waited so long to get some unscented wool dryer balls // like these // because once I did, I fell in love! I simply add a few drops of my essential oil choice to two dryer balls + throw them in with the laundry. 

Not only do the clothes dry faster, but they smell amazing + I can rest assured my babies aren't breathing anything harmful afterwards!

I know essential oils can be overwhelming so like I said, I have created a space where other families can learn + grow with us on this wellness journey!! You can check out our website here // www.thevillagegathering.net to learn a bit more.

I will also be hosting a free online class on Thursday, March 31 at 8PM CDT. We will be covering some of the basics of essentials oils + ways we love using them in our home for cleaning, wellness + on the little ones. Simply leave your email in the comments below if you would like to join us!


  1. besides good smell, is there any evidence that essential oils actually work? whenever i read about oils i never see any fact-based evidence, only anecdotes. do you have anything that will help me understand better? it's a lot of money just for good smells! growing lavender is a lot cheaper ;)

  2. ahh!! yes such a great question!!! nobody wants to pay that much for lavender that simply smells nice. haha :) totally with you there.

    there are several books you can read like 'the science of essential oils' that talks about the way they work. i also have some other resources i could pass on to you. . . do you want to shoot me an email or leave yours here?! nicole.neesby@gmail.com

    i'd love to help however i can! xoxo

  3. you are so sweet. thanks friend! xo