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3/30/16

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!

4 comments:

  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 ;)

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  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

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  3. you are so sweet. thanks friend! xo

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