I have been using essential oils before it was “cool.” I have to thank my mom for being just hippy enough to be into them, and for getting me into them as well. Over the years, I’ve accumulated several bottles of EOs, and have become familiar enough with them to create my own blends for things like sinusitis and sore back, but that’s about the extent of my knowledge.
I’m so grateful to have met Daisy of Nature’s Love Shop on Etsy through Instagram last year. While my knowledge is still limited, hers seems endless! And she’s a mom, and so she knows what we as mamas need, as well as what helps the littles.
My first purchase from her was Wild Child for Bean, who was about 20 months. He was starting to get into the temper tantrum phase, and having a hard time dealing with all of these new, big feelings. While it doesn’t stop the tantrums, it definitely seems to help him calm down faster, and leaves him more at peace once the tantrums are done.
My second purchase was for Teething Baby. At that time, Bub was about 4 months old and we had just learned that Hyland’s was taking their teething tablets off the US market. Those teething tablets were what got us through the worst of Bean’s teething, and I was lost without them! This roller was a godsend, especially since Bub refuses to keep his amber necklace on. Almost any time that his gums start to bother him and he gets fussy, I can roll this on his cheeks and he’s back to himself in a matter of moments!
I recently ran low on Teething Baby, so I bought Daisy’s baby bundle, which includes not only Teething Baby, but Sleep Baby and Breathe Baby, too. Both of the boys were getting over some kind of sniffles when these came in; the first night we used it, they both slept without snoring! Sleep Baby has been wonderful, because once we started using it, both of the boys started sleeping late in the morning again! With the days getting longer, they had started to get up around 7ish, which left me with no quiet time in the morning. Using Sleep Baby has given me back about an hour (or even 2!) in the mornings to get in some yoga and cleaning before they wake up.
Daisy has even been sweet enough to include samples of her other blends in every order! Happy Mama is one I definitely need more of, it reminds me of Sequoia National Park, and definitely takes me to a happy place. Happy Tummy has been a rescue blend for tummy upset, which seems to happen a lot in our house. She also carries loads of cute diffusers. Check out her shop here and tell me in the comments what your favorite blends are!
I got a chance to chat with Daisy and ask her a few questions.
1. Tell me a bit about yourself!
My name Daisy and I live in California. I am a stay at home mom of two (boy and girl) and married for 9 years to my high school sweetheart. I love to laugh, enjoy life, love to read and learn new things.
2. What sparked your interest in essential oils?
What started it all was 4 years ago my husband and I were over weight. I knew we had to change for ourselves and our kids. So first things first our eating habits changed, then that took me into what we had at home from cleaning supplies to air fresheners, you name it. I loved having those air freshener plugins in the wall. Realizing that all of the stuff I owned was full of toxins, I knew that had to go. Which brought me into diffusing essential oils. From that I learned that we can use them with perfect dilution on our bodies.
3. What are the brand and quality level of the oils you use?
I use top quality therapeutic grade essential oils that are sourced directly from farms and undergo several testing to ensure no additives or contamination is present.
4. What is your experience, training, and/or expertise in essential oils?
I love to read books on essential oils, I have also joined holistic/natural living classes and from there I have learned a lot.
5. If you had 3 wishes, what would they be?
1.To sleep a bit more lol, I am one tired mommy. 2. To stop time, just so I can cherish even more the moments I have with my kids. 3. To bring peace to our beautiful world.
Mama Bear of one Baby Bear, Bean, who both love Papa Bear, and live in a crafty, gluten-free cozy den.