Prepping for Baby Girl- With Oils

Baby girl has been on the brain!!! The countdown to her due date is on and we're less than 90 days away! C R A Z I N E S S !!! This Sunday I'll officially enter my third trimester. She is kicking me all the time, especially when I'm laying down trying to fall asleep. I love feeling those kicks, reading Winnie the Pooh to her, and rubbing my belly with all the oils. 

I have entered major baby prep mode as of lately. Seeing as we are temporarily living with my parents (which has been so wonderful already) we've still created some space in the guest room for baby girl because we know we'll be here for a little bit after she's born while we're saving money for either deposits or a down payment... we'll see what God has in store. In the guest room we've got some closet space set aside and a six-drawer dresser that I've happily labeled. I feel ridiculous sometimes by how much joy organizing brings me haha. Anyway, this week I worked on putting together my postpartum care box (just to feel prepared after we get home from the hospital) and making rollers and sprays with essential oils. For baby girl I made a bedtime spray that I'll use for her bassinet/crib sheets, blankets, swaddles or jammies before putting them on her. My hope with consistently using these oils is to help create a strong bedtime routine. The main thing when using essential oils in general, whether for a baby or yourself, is to be consistent with them! In the past six months I've discovered just how true this is. The only oils I plan to use on or around baby is Lavender, Cedarwood, Gentle Baby, and Frankincense. These are all safe for her and will promote a calming or grounding feeling! 

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Sweet Dreams Spray Recipe 

  • Few drops of Cedarwood, Lavender, and Gentle Baby essential oil
  • Splash of Witch Hazel 
  • Rest of spray bottle filled with distilled water 
  • Cap it, mix it all up, and you're good to go! 

Baby Roller Recipe 

For babies you want to heavily dilute all essentials you use and put directly on their skin. For this roller I put in 2 drops of each oil, but you can decide what is best for you and your baby. 

  • Lavender, Frankincense, and Gentle Baby essential oil
  • Diluted with V6 oil complex (I use YL's v6 pump oil, but you can use any fractioned oil of your choice like coconut etc.) 

As I enter the third trimester I'm focused on walking, more healthy foods, less sugar (the cravings are real), taking birth/breastfeeding classes, and reading consistently to her so she can better know the sound of our voices. I also apply her baby roller to my belly so she can start to get used to the smell. I'm trying not to focus on the inevitable fear that creeps in when I think about actually giving birth and the whole delivery process... it's a bit scary! God is teaching me so much about trust right now. 

I would love to hear from other mama's what you did for some baby or delivery prep! 

Oils // DIY Floral Winter Roller

Happy Sunday! Nick and I are in Portland area with our friends Jesse and Olivia and woke up to beautiful snow! Yesterday we did our engagement photos and I got to see a little sneak peek and totally teared up! These photos mean so much to me... Nick and I have never had nice photos of us before so this is such a special time. Can't wait to share them! 

Olivia and I both love our essential oils and desperately wish we could afford ALL of them ! I mean who doesn't... so in the spirit of being financially conscious, here's a DIY with items we already have at home. 

DIY Floral Winter Roller 

I love a good and simple DIY. I think that's why I'm so attracted to essential oils in general. They can replace gross, chemical-filled products by creating your own natural ones with a few simple ingredients!

Rollers and sprays are my favorite things to make. I made this roller a few weeks back but never shared it, so here it is now! Adding some baby florals, leaves, greenery can just add some prettiness and add even more natural scents. I mean, how cute?!

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I ended up using this roller as a perfume for pretty much all of December and January. I mixed in:

  • 5-8 drops lemon
  • 5-8 drops grapefruit
  • 5-8 drops melrose 
  • 1-2 drops citrus fresh
  • Filled the rest with carrier oil (I use organic grape seed oil)

It became a really lovely floral + citrusy scent- I am obsessed! Especially living in Spokane where it stays cold for a solid 3-4 months, smelling this heavenly scent on me everyday just made me feel a little brighter on the inside. 

Aside from this roller...

Lately I've been spraying my face with a Eucalyptus Lemon spray (mixed with water) before I moisturize. Then I add a drop of Melrose mixed in with the face moisturizer, and I just feel clean, relaxed, and fresh! 

If YOU are an essential oil lover as well, what are some of your faves as of lately? Leave in comments! xoxo