Detox Essential Oil Baby Bath

Ahhhh to take a bath, better yet a detox bath is so good for you and so relaxing, yet most of us don’t make the time for them. Really, we ALL should be taking them regularly. But todays post is specifically about our sweet babies and how a detox bath can be so helpful and beneficial for them!

My 9 ½ month old baby girl has gone through a lot of health issues in her short little life. (I’ll have to tell her story some time in a later post) So naturally, I’ve searched for all the natural supplements, healthy food, baby massages, sleep tips…you name it, I just wanted to find anything  that would help her and benefit her health.  Many of the things I have found have been very helpful, however, sometimes very pricey. Recently I heard about giving babies detox baths with essential oils and I was intrigued. I looked into it for myself and found how easy, fun, inexpensive and super healthy they really are!

All you need is some good Epsom salt, baking soda, and an essential oil or two. Start filling your bath tub with warm water and then slowly pour 1-2 cups of Epsom salt in mixing with your hand, then add 1/8-1/4 cup of baking soda, again stirring around with your hand. This part is fun because your child can feel the salt and baking soda and help you mix it. Next just put a drop or two of your favorite essential oil, (I like to use a drop each of frankincense and lavender) and voila, you have yourself a detox bath! So easy! And my baby seems to really enjoy them!317925B7-CCEF-4642-9BF9-13C937284941 (1)

Now, I’m sure your thinking “okay, now we know how to create a nice detox bath for our kids….but what’s so great about it?” So let me give you some reasons why these detox baths are so incredibly beneficial!

  1. Helps fight colds/flus! As soon as my daughter shows signs of sickness I give her a detox bath. This helps boost her immune system. The Epsom salt and baking soda also help flush out all the icky toxins that build up in our childrens bodies.
  2. Helps to calm and relax child before bed. The magnesium in the Epsom salt is very calming and can help even the most hyper child calm down and prepare for bed time.
  3. Helps support concentration. The Magnesium helps support brain function and helps children stay focused better and for longer periods of time.
  4. Relieves stress. If your child has gone through a traumatic situation or health issue like mine has or if they are just prone to being more anxious and stressed, these detox baths will really help calm them and help prevent anxiety and irritability.

If you don’t have lavender or frankincense and would like to purchase either of them, the best way to go is getting a youngliving account and buying it wholesale! Check out some account options here!

Detox baths have definitely become a regular thing around here and we are loving them! Let me know if you and your family enjoy detox baths!

Weekly highlight – digize essential oil

DIIIIIGIIIIZE!

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Ok – I’m just going to jump right into it this. Digize is one of my new favorite oils. Although I still love thieves with all my heart 😉 haha. Digize is an oil I use to forget to use but I have used it several times lately and am floored by the results. Oh. My. Word. Y’all…seriously…I used to live with stomach pain from food not settling well or *ahem* gas pain *ahem* from certain foods such as beans haha. But this little bottle of amazingness really eases the pain and helps aid in digestion. I’s as simple as that.

It is a mix of tarragon, ginger, peppermint, juniper, fennel, lemongrass, anise seed, and patchouli oil. In case you want to look up how each of these oils help your tummy troubles! 😉

If you don’t have digize and would like to purchase it, the best way to go is getting a youngliving account and buying it wholesale! Check out some account options here!

Any other digize fans out there??? What is your favorite oil when your digestive system is in distress?

 

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The danger of dryer sheets! Weekly highlight

This week’s highlight is on DRYER SHEETS. So step into the laundry room with me and lets take a peek at these little sheets and decide if this commonly used product is really worth using… 😉

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Ok, here we are in your cozy little laundry room… Now take a deep breath and smell that clean laundry drying. Mmmm.. If you are like me and hate doing laundry, clean laundry  is one of the most amazing scents ever haha it is quite an accomplishment to keep up on laundry! However, I learned in an essential oil class recently by Covenant essentials that dryer sheets and fabric softeners contain the MOST harmful toxic chemicals found in most homes. What!? Those amazing smelling little cloths really contain that many harmful chemicals? YIKES! This is because the scented film left behind on clothing absorbs into our skin and infiltrates our body. This can lead to many issues for our systems, including long term illness and cancers. WOW. This seriously was a shocker to me….I can’t believe the chemicals so commonly used on these little dryer sheets are rated as so dangerous! Ok…I may have thrown away my dryer sheets after that class haha. I knew harsh chemicals really cling to fabrics and are absorbed into our skin when we wore them and had been wanting to start using something more natural for a long time and that class gave me the incentive to make the switch…fast! But I love my laundry smelling good ad fresh. Lets step back into the laundry room and imagine breathing in the scent of…nothing *gasp* haha its totally fine not to use anything but if you are like me and like your clothes to smell fresh and clean, there are safe alternatives! I love honest company’s dryer sheets! They work great and smell amazing! Buying them can get pricey though. So my very favorite are wool dryer balls! These little babies can last for quite a long time (mine last for a year or so) and keep laundry static free. I love putting a couple drops of my favorite essential oils on the balls to give my clothes an amazing (and chemical free) scent! Thieves oil is one of my favorite to add to dryer balls! But I also like using citrus oils like orange, lemon, & grapefruit to freshen up my laundry!

Here are awesome wool dryer balls on amazon:

Thanks for listening! As always, I’d love your input :)

 

Sienna Carlton

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I think it is so important to have a place where women can encourage & help each other in whatever roll God has called them too – single women with a heart for ministry, wives-to-be, wives, mothers, grandmothers, and yes…even men or husbands who share my heart for healthy living! This blog is for you!

There is so much to be learned and shared about health and making our homes a place where our families can thrive! Our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit and so we are called to take care of them to the best of our ability. I will be sharing what I am learning about taking care of my family and different tips and tricks for making it fun & affordable! I will also be sharing my heart for homemaking and I hope it encourages you. I am looking forward to hearing your comments as we help each other on this journey. :)

Why did I start Homemaking From Scratch? I have a passion for homemaking, living healthy, and serving the Lord! I know that as women, we have a responsibility to manage and look after our households and I desire to do that well!

We are called to provide our families with a healthy environment. And I think it is never too early for girls to begin learning these skills! So this blog is for single women, wives, & mothers! Anyone with a heart for keeping the home and a desire to learn and share with me in this journey!

Thankfully, leaning how to make things naturally can be a lot of fun! I really enjoy leaning with my family (my dad is a bit of a health nut as well) 😉 So, see if you can find a sister, mother, or friend to learn with or just dive right into it yourself! I pray that this blog blesses you and aids you in your journey to becoming an efficient homemaker from scratch!