Posts Tagged ‘aromatherapy’

Oh Baby! Have you tried California Baby?

Monday, March 7th, 2016

I often find myself trying different baby and kid products for fun. Usually, I am underwhelmed. I am always looking for a new lotion for my son Levi’s sensitive skin or a new bath product to make bath time more relaxing for my kids, and myself. I recently discovered California Baby products from Mom’s Milk Boutique, and let me say, ”Oh baby!”

Here are my favorite California Baby products.

  1. California Baby No Fragrance Sunscreen Stick:  We all want our kids to be protected from the sun, and Screen Shot 2016-03-07 at 8.47.24 AMthis sunscreen is great. It is a stick, so no messy, globs of lotion to rub in. My picky toddler actually asks for me to put it on before going outside in the summer. It doesn’t have a fragrance, so it’s not perfume-filled or fragrant. It’s SPF 30+, so you can feel at peace with the sun. The ingredients are organic and sustainably grown. Safe for your little one and effective!
  2. California-Baby-Overtired-Cranky-Spritzer: This product is an everywhere spray. I use this constantly. I spray it all over the place in my children’s rooms, because who doesn’t want kids that are not cranky! This is a portable aromatherapy. Use it in your diaper bag, your car, kid’s bedrooms, or even in your own room. It can be used on your body, as well, just avoid contact with eyes, of course. The spray can also help with easing menstrual cramps in cranky moms. Bonus!
  3. Screen Shot 2016-03-07 at 8.48.42 AMCalifornia Baby Shampoos & Body Washes: These come in a variety of scents that include:
  • Tea Tree & Lavender
  • Chamomile & Mint
  • Super Sensitive Formula
  • Calendula
  • Therapeutic Relief Eczema

The body washes double as a shampoo. They are effective against cradle cap, eczema, and dermatitis. They are no tears formulas, so no worries if some gets near baby’s eyes. The soothing scents and healing formulas are relaxing and rejuvenating for baby and momma.

So if you are looking for a new product, try California Baby! I promise you won’t be disappointed and your kids will smell great, too!

Karyn Meyerhoff is a mom of two little ones in Northeast Indiana who smell great and are not cranky thanks to California Baby.

Cranky Mommy Remedies

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

A while back when I shared 25 tips to soothe a fussy baby, one reader replied by asking “what about tips for a fussy mommy?”. While she was only (kind of) kidding, I think she was on to something; moms need some strategies for nurturing themselves too! So alas I offer you a few ideas of items to have on hand for when you are feeling grouchy yourself. These are all-natural, tried and true crabby mommy remedies. I know because I am a cranky mom who has benefited from the following:

Essential Oils – Aromatherapy can be very powerful in changing your mood! There are a variety of scents available to provide calming and relaxation such as lavender or sandalwood. You can use them in a number of ways from adding a few drops to a warm bath, spritzing them into the air, or using them for a massage (be sure to dilute them in a carrier oil). A little goes a very long way so one bottle of your favorite essential oil will likely last you a long time. If you don’t own any essential oils, please treat yourself to some! They are super multi-functional and highly effective…I suspect that you will love, LOVE using essential oils!

Tea- A hot cup of herbal tea can be instantly healing and soothing to one’s soul. Some teas such as chamomile are specifically intending for inducing calm and relaxation. The nice thing about tea is that is takes only a few minutes to make for yourself, but the effects of it can last a whole afternoon. When I start to feel edgy, a cup of tea can turn things around for me rather quickly. Try drinking a cup of herbal tea at the onset of a bad mood and see what it does for you. As the weather is starting to warm up, you may be less interested in hot drinks, which is another added bonus to tea…it’s delicious hot or cold.

Rescue Remedy – The first time I heard about Rescue RemedyI was very pregnant with my second son and feeling highly emotional like woman often do near the end of their pregnancy. The first time I tried using Rescue Remedy, I didn’t realize it was in a glass bottle and I broke it while trying to open the package. I looked at the brand new $20 broken bottle on the floor and my pregnancy hormones got the best of me…I started bawling. My oldest son (who was almost two at the time) sat down next to me and started crying too. So we sat there together crying for a bit until I finally decided I should probably clean the glass up. While my first attempt at using Rescue Remedy was not successful, it has since become a staple in our home. I use it during times of high anxiety, stress, or emotion for myself and/or the kids. What is it exactly? It is a flower essence blend of five individual flower remedies that help you cope during time of emotional imbalance. It comes in a liquid, cream, or edible form. I have a travel size bottle that I tuck into the front pocket of my diaper bag so it’s always readily available when needed.

What is in your mama care kit? Any special products, tools, or tips that you would recommend for dealing with a case of the crankies?



Sunday Funday Giveaway: Essential Oil Trio

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

Did you know that Mom’s Milk Boutique sells Essential Oils? We offer three multi-purpose, organic essential oils by Aura Caci; tea tree oil, grapefruit oil, and lavender oil. What can you do with these essential oils? LOTS! Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Tea Tree Oil – Tea tree oil has a wide variety of uses; Add a few drops to your laundry, clear up blemished skin, treat infections, add to your cloth wipe solution, get rid of dandruff, add to a homemade all purpose cleaner, and much more!

Grapefruit Oil – Enjoy the pleasant smell and antibacterial properties by adding a few drops of grapefruit oil to a bubble bath, to a load of laundry, when making a homemade household cleaner, and more!

Lavender Oil – The most common use of lavender oil is for aromatherapy to reduce stress and anxiety. Additionally it can help heal bug bites, soothe sun burn, and provide comfort for menstrual cramps.

Essential oils truly hold amazingly powerful healing properties in just a few drops! A little goes a LONG way.

This week’s giveaway is for a .25oz bottle of Tea Tree Oil, a .25oz bottle of Grapefruit Oil, and a .25oz bottle of Lavender Oil! Enter today if you would like a chance to win this TRIO of essential oils.