I want to talk about one of my favorite things for health, wellness, and emotional well-being: essential oils! Specifically, I want to focus on doTERRA Essential Oils. This post will be beneficial to you, whether you’re familiar with all the benefits of essential oils or don’t know a thing about them. By the end, I hope that I’ve at least piqued your interest in trying something new, as oils can have a positive impact on your family’s health and wellness. If you want to know why I trust doTERRA, click here to learn more about the purity of these oils and why this is the specific brand that I use.  

Why do I use essential oils?

I began using essential oils when I started my quest for a more holistic way of living about 15 years ago. They have become one of the most used tools in my toolbox for so many things – when I’m feeling stressed, beginning to feel sick, or need a little pick-me-up in the middle of the day. They also have an entire line of products for digestion that can be used for a variety of issues, from heartburn to an upset stomach. 

I use them in a diffuser to provide a beautiful scent in my home without all the toxins. Before bed, I rub them on the bottoms of my feet to enjoy the calming benefits. They are a huge part of my life, and I recommend them to the families I work with as an alternative to antibiotics; they also provide some calm amid a stressful day or evening. I love them because nestled within those tiny bottles of doTERRA Essential Oils, lies a powerful ally in our quest for holistic well-being.

In this post, I delve into the nurturing power of these natural extracts, renowned for their gentle yet effective properties. From soothing fussy babies to offering mothers moments of calm amidst the chaos, doTERRA oils have earned a special place in countless households around the globe, mine included. 

What are the benefits of essential oils?

Let’s start with the basics: plants produce concentrated extracts called essential oils, each of which boasts a unique aroma and therapeutic properties. When used mindfully, these potent elixirs can work wonders for physical and mental health.

First and foremost, essential oils offer a natural approach to supporting overall health and well-being. From lavender’s calming effects to peppermint’s invigorating scent, these oils have been used for centuries to promote balance and harmony within the body. Whether diffused in the air or applied topically, their aromatic compounds can help alleviate stress, boost immunity, and even aid in digestion.

With sickness, essential oils are a parent’s secret weapon against common ailments. Take eucalyptus, for example, known for its ability to clear congested airways and ease respiratory discomfort. Simply diffusing a few drops of this refreshing oil can provide much-needed relief for stuffy noses and coughs, helping both babies and mamas breathe easier. 

But the benefits don’t stop there. In our fast-paced world, relaxation is often a luxury in short supply. Fortunately, essential oils offer a ticket to serenity at the end of a long day. Whether it’s the soothing scent of chamomile to unwind before bedtime or the grounding aroma of cedarwood to melt away tension, these oils provide a natural antidote to stress and anxiety.

And let’s not forget about mental health. For mamas juggling a million responsibilities, self-care isn’t just a luxury — it’s a necessity. Thankfully, essential oils offer a gentle yet effective way to nurture both body and mind. Whether it’s the mood-boosting properties of citrus oils or the calming influence of frankincense, incorporating these aromatic treasures into daily routines can help promote emotional balance and resilience. 

I also love them because they teach our kiddos to reach for something natural when they need it versus popping a pill or filling a prescription. We can treat many ailments at home with the natural properties of essential oils. It’s also easy for even young kiddos to apply themselves; give them a rollerball next to their beds and let them roll some calming essential oils on their feet before they go to sleep. They can also roll some on the palms of their hands and cup their hands in front of their mouth and nose and breathe deeply. Our olfactory senses play a powerful role in our bodies’ emotional responses. Coupling a grounding scent with deep breathing can be a tool in our kiddos’ toolboxes for learning emotional regulation and how to help their central nervous systems enter a parasympathetic state. Learning these skills early in life and incorporating them into their day-to-day routines can help set them up for success as they get older. 

What are my go-to essential oils?

Below are some of my favorite oils and how I use them in my day-to-day life. 

Frankincense This oil is considered the king of oils and has extraordinary health benefits when applied topically and taken internally. It’s been used for centuries for many things, but overall, frankincense works well for balancing all the body’s systems, and promotes a feeling of calm, balance, and deep relaxation. It supports the body’s central nervous system and helps our bodies enter a parasympathetic state; this is essential for helping our babies to co-regulate. A calm mama equals a calmer baby. It also works to prevent colds, flu, and bacterial and viral conditions. It fills the bedroom with a relaxing and uplifting scent when diffused. This is one oil I use each night before bed, and I have a natural wax candle in my bathroom that is scented with frankincense. I light it each night before I get in the shower. This is the beginning of my nightly routine and the start of winding my body and brain down before sleep. 

Cedarwood This one has many benefits beyond just sleep. It’s an antifungal, antispasmodic, and antiseptic, to name just a few. But when used for sleep, it is great at promoting deep relaxation and can be applied topically with a carrier oil, or used in a diffuser. 

Roman Chamomile This widely used oil is great for when you’re feeling angry, agitated, or in the middle of a stressful situation (i.e. Can you say crying baby?). It soothes the mind and the spirit. You can mix a couple of drops with a carrier oil and rub it onto the bottoms of your baby’s feet or their back. Mamas can rub a drop or two between their palms, cup their hands in front of their faces, and inhale deeply. Taking 5-6 deep breaths through the nose while breathing in the aroma of this sweet herbaceous oil will bring you into a place of peace and calm within a few minutes. Mamas can also put a drop or two in a cup of hot tea to experience internal and external calming benefits. This is an oil that is also wonderful diffused in the nursery or bedroom.

Vetiver Vetiver is wonderful for calming a crying baby or helping a mama ease her anxiety and get to a place of calm. Although the smell may take some getting used to, it’s a consistent oil I recommend for both moms and babies who are struggling with sleep. It’s one oil that I use each night as I prepare for sleep. 

Bergamot The aroma of bergamot is mild and sweet; it is slightly floral with some spiced notes. It has skin-cleansing benefits and a relaxing aroma. Bergamot can also be added to your favorite tea for an internal calming effect. One of my favorite sleep blends is bergamot, roman chamomile, and frankincense. This blend can be put into a rollerball with some fractionated coconut oil and applied to the bottoms of baby’s feet each night before bed. The oils can also be mixed directly into your hand with some sweet almond oil or other body oil for a massage as part of your baby’s pre-sleep routine. The combination of touch and essential oils makes for a soothing bedtime routine.

Balance Balance is one of doTERRA’s proprietary blends, and it’s always on my nightstand; I use it each night before bed or whenever I need a little extra stress relief. It’s very grounding and mixed with vetiver, roman chamomile, or frankincense. It’s one of my favorite combinations for deep relaxation.

Serenity – Serenity is another of doTERRA’s proprietary blends, and it’s specifically for sleep and relaxation. It’s one of my daughter’s favorites and is always on her nightstand.

What are some other uses of essential oils?

Another way that we use oils in our house is as a natural antibiotic. I’ve successfully gotten rid of strep throat and ear infections by using tea tree oil mixed with a carrier oil. You can rub around the ear and on the throat. Each time I have done this, it has allowed us not to have to use antibiotics. Antibiotics destroy the good bacteria in our gut, and many times, we end up in a cycle of repeated use. This ultimately is not good for our immune systems or our overall health, as repeated antibiotic use has long-term adverse effects on our gut microbiome. 

Essential oils are a wonderful addition to any home for creating a calm space that promotes feelings of well-being and relaxation. They can be used in a myriad of ways and have a variety of health-promoting benefits. I’ve used doTERRA Essential Oils for years because they are third-party tested for purity, which means I feel confident using them and recommending them to the families I work with. 

As you can see, the benefits of doTERRA Essential Oils for babies and mamas are diverse and something I absolutely believe in. From supporting overall health and well-being to offering relief from sickness, stress, and anxiety, these natural remedies have the power to transform your home and support a healthier, more holistic lifestyle. So, why not embrace the magic of essential oils and discover the countless ways they can enhance your journey towards a healthier life?

If you’re ready to try something new, you can use my link to start your wholesale membership. This will get you 25% off your order along with other perks. The membership is $25.00 yearly, but you get one free bottle of peppermint to offset the cost (sprinkle some peppermint on the floor mats of your car for a refreshing non-toxic car scent).

Reach out if you have questions about how to get started or how to use essential oils in your home. And as always, if you need help with your baby’s or toddler’s sleep, reach out here! I’m always available to help your family get the rest you all need in a way that fits your family’s lifestyle and goals.

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