As parents, don't we all have our own little bag of tricks? Our bag of tricks is only filled by experience and daily lessons. And I am fairly certain that yours are different than mine, too! Since all bags are different, you might have some tricks that I haven't heard of or tried yet. And vice versa!
Parents are a tribe, celebrating successes and sharing our lessons in failure. We look to each other for ideas when our bag of tricks appears to be empty. And we high five each other when amazing things happen. We give and receive advice – both welcome and unsolicited – in hopes that another parent might be able to add our trick to their bag because it worked so well for us!
Today I am going to share with you an essential oil bag of tricks, so to speak. I call it “Mom to the Rescue” because in most cases you are rescuing, helping. These little Young Living Essential oils have been an incredibly valuable tool in my mommy tool box for a few years. And in the event you haven't heard of a few of these, hopefully you can add them to your bag of tricks, too!
Gentle Baby™ is a soft, fragrant combination of essential oils designed specifically for mothers and babies. It helps calm emotions during pregnancy and is useful for quieting troubled little ones. It is also soothing to tender skin. Many of the essential oils in this blend are used in elite cosmetics to enhance a youthful appearance.
Peace & Calming® essential oil is a gentle, sweet blend of Ylang Ylang, Orange, Tangerine, Patchouli, and Blue Tansy. This fragrant oil is a wonderful addition to your meditation, evening routine, or playtime with the kids. With a comforting, fresh aroma, Peace & Calming oil creates a relaxing environment that’s especially great for homes with children. You’ll love that you can use this oil for you children’s bedtime and then for yourself for a moment of quiet after the house has settled down.
Use it to greet each morning with a positive attitude or to unwind at the end of the day. Valor's powerful yet calming scent is versatile enough that you can integrate it into your morning and bedtime routines and anywhere in between. Use it for empowerment, confidence, and energy balance.
Vetiver essential oil has an earthy and grounding aroma, and can be diffused for its calming and relaxing fragrance. Vetiver includes the naturally occurring constituents isovalencenol, khusimol and beta-vetivone. Use it for relaxing, emotional grounding, and sleep support.
With a fresh, crisp aroma, Tea Tree essential oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) helps maintain a healthy-looking scalp and hair, and reduces the appearance of blemishes. Apply to feet and toenails when needed. This oil includes naturally occurring constituents terpinene-4-ol, gamma terpinene and alpha-terpinene. Use it for cleansing!
Lemongrass essential oil can be worn alone or mixed with other complementary oils to help awaken the senses. Use it for purifying and digestive support.
Grapefruit has a wonderfully uplifting citrus aroma. Brighten your home by diffusing Grapefruit essential oil in the morning. Use it for energizing, uplifting, and satiety.
Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) has a warm, woodsy aroma that creates a comforting, uplifting experience. Use Cedarwood oil to add its invigorating scent to your life through aromatic and topical uses.
Young Living Cedarwood essential oil is a great way to enhance your favorite beauty products. You’ll want to use it for its fresh, earthy aroma, in addition to its ability to smooth the look of skin and shine hair. You can also create a calming yet powerful environment when you diffuse this oil or add it to massage oil blends. Use it for balancing, relaxing, and mental focus.
Oregano (Origanum vulgare) includes the naturally occurring constituent carvacrol. Oregano, when taken as a dietary supplement, supports a healthy lifestyle regimen and may also be used to enhance the flavor of foods and your favorite savory recipes. Use it for purifying!
Tangerine essential oil helps support a healthy lifestyle regimen*. This oil adds a bright, citrus flavor to foods and water and is a savory complement to many meats marinades, side dishes, and dressings. Use it for antioxidant support, digestive support, and satiety.