As soon I found out we were pregnant with our second baby, my mind automatically went to GERMS. How the second child gets sick more often than the first, because they have an older sibling bringing home germs from just about anywhere! And that totally makes sense.
My first rarely got sick as a baby, and I did not want that to be the opposite for this next one. I wouldn’t have a clue how to handle that, obviously I would learn, but I wanted to avoid that at all cost.
My close friend recommended Young Living Essential Oils.
Let me start out by saying, I am NOT a salesman. (That would be my husband) I knew little about Young Living, but what I did know was people who talked about them, tried to sell them. That is NOT want I wanted to do. I did not and still do not want to sell a product or service that I know slim to none about, or if I even believed in it or not. Well, I trusted my friends judgment and signed up for a Starter Kit, so I could start learning and seeing if this was right for my family.
BEST DECISION EVER!
I haven’t been a Young Living member for as long as some ( or most), and I am not claiming to know everything about Oils, yet (haha). What I am is someone who found all natural, toxin-free, SAFE FOR MY BABIES, products that I fell in love with. And when I fall in love with something, I feel like I should shout it from the mountain tops, but I’m from Texas and we don’t have those here, so the Hills will have to do!
1) Purification Oil Blend
I actually got to try out Purification before I bought my starter kit. One of my close friends recommended I try it for a project, so she gave me her half a bottle. What an amazing friend to do that!
The said project was an old wooden dresser we bought to repurpose for our on the way baby girls nursery. It had sat in a garage where someone had smoked in for years! When we bought it, we did not know the smoke situation, and as we started to unload it from the trailer and brought it into our non-smoking home, we could tell we made a mistake! IT REAKED!
We thought about just re-selling it and trying again, but I wanted to at least try. (the DIY dreamer came out in me) So I posted on my facebook asking for advice on how to rid the smell of smoke in old wood. I received a good amount of advice, but the best one was from my said friend.
She told me to drop a good amount of the Purification Oil into a glass spray bottle, and fill the remaining with distilled water. She told me to spray the heck out of the dresser. I did just that! I doused it, let it sit, and then I repainted it with a certain type of white paint. (another persons advice) The dresser needed to be re-painted anyway and it couldn’t hurt to add extra precaution. While the paint dried I sprayed the oil, and again after it was completely dry. I let it sit for a while in the bedroom to let the paint cure and made sure it worked. I sprayed the whole thing one more time,
and YALL..you can NOT smell any type of smoke whatsoever in this dresser. If you could, I would not have kept it!
This oil saved my life ( maybe not my life but definitely my nursery and budget!)
*And guys, I still get a hint of Purification every time I open her drawers! Which is another added bonus because bugs HATE purification!
2 & 3) Thieves Oil Blend & Thieves Cleaner
These are a No Brainer! The Thieves oil blend consists of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary oils. Thieves is a blend that helps to protect against airborne bacteria. GERMS!
Thieves kills GERMS yall!
This oil is amazing for diffusing in your home say during Flu season, or anytime really to just keep those pesky germs at bay.
An example of why I LOVE this oil: I woke up one morning, while pregnant, with a sore throat. I did not, no, could not get Strep (which had been going around at the time) I tried my take at something called
The taste was warming, like Fall in a cup, and I kid you not, I never thought about my throat again! It worked so fast, and I NEVER got sick. It truly amazed me and I wanted to know more!
I also love to make a DIY thieves disinfect spray
4 oz Glass Spray bottle(you can find these for cheap on Amazon)
About 1/4 of Organic Witch Hazel
10-15 drops of Thieves Oil
5 drops of Lemon Oil
Fill the remainder with distilled water
for when we forget our shopping cart/highchair cover, I spray this stuff all over. I can feel better knowing my littles are being protected from germs and I’m not having to use the provided cleaning wipe(if any) not knowing what chemicals they have in them!
Now the Thieves Cleaner
This Thieves cleaner is an all purpose, highly concentrated cleaner. Meaning, you can dilute with water and get so many uses out of this one bottle! This little bottle has replaced so many previous cleaners I once used, not to drop names but Windex, Clorox wipes, toilet cleaner, Pine-sol, and so many more! I can spray this stuff on my Toddlers little table he eats at all day, and not be worried that he’s going to eat chemicals(gross just thinking it) after he drops his pancake on the table! I can also let him “help” me clean his table after he drops his pancake he dredged in syrup! (haha) This stuff is just amazing and I can’t speak more highly about it!
Now Digize is the product that got my husband on board with Young Living and he is not easy to convince. Digize is an oil blend of Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Fennel, Anise, Patchouli, and Lemongrass that supports healthy digestion, which is mainly saying this is the natural way to go when you have those catchy Pepto symptoms!
My husband has the worst belly of any one I know, probably because he LOVES spicy foods, and anything red based, like ketchup! (barf haha) He always has an upset belly, and one night I told him to just give this a try. I had him rub some on his lower belly, and Voila! 10 minutes later he was thanking me for making him try it! Yes, it works that quick! He swears by this stuff! He puts it on his belly when he needs to speed his digestion up(constipation) and when he needs to slow things down(diarrhea) as well. I also use this on my 3 year old, as he inherited his fathers tummy. When I use it on him, I dilute it with some fractionated coconut oil (coconut oil that will not solidify) and rub on his lower belly. Works like a Charm!
Now these are not the only products that I am in love with. I find more and more all the time that just change my life. I know that sounds cheesy, but I’m for real! These 4 products are just down right amazing. I have tested these products out personally and have seen what they can do, and I will forever have Purification, Thieves Oil, Thieves Cleaner, and Digize in the Ivey household.
*If you are interested in trying any of these products, or just have questions and want to know more about them ,or other Young Living product, please don’t hesitate to ask. I would love to share more experiences with you.