Babies. Don’t you just want to gobble them up? Their sweet innocent smiles, delicious soft skin and tiny fingers and toes … melt me! They depend on us for everything and figuring out how to best care for them can make even the most well-intended parent dizzy. But given our current state of environmental affairs, it’s never been more important for us to be mindful of what we put on and in their bodies.
The pollution of newborns.
Did you know our beautiful babies are entering this world disadvantaged due to the inundation of toxins in our environment? A disturbing study by the Environmental Working Group all the way back in 2005 called “Body Burden: The Pollution of Newborns” detected 287 chemicals in umbilical cord blood. Of those we know that 180 cause cancer, 217 are toxic to brain and nervous system and 208 cause birth defects or abnormal development in animal tests.
Fresh out of the womb, our babies’ tiny immune systems must deal with a burden of pollutants. Since many of these exposures are things we can’t control, let’s focus on what we can control. And that’s what we choose to put ON and IN our babies’ bodies.
Enter the Seedlings™ Collection.
While mommas have been using essential oils for decades to thoughtfully care for their littlest ones, Young Living’s newest line of baby care products makes it easier than ever! No guesswork, no concern over essential oil ratios, no DIY. Pre-made, good-for-you products that are infused with high-quality ingredients that are free from the harmful toxins that pollute our most precious babies’ bodies.
Let’s start with what’s NOT in this collection:
Alcohol, lanolin, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals or any synthetic colorants, fragrances or preservatives. Those guys are bad. And found in most conventional baby products found on store shelves despite the fact many of them are known carcinogens, endocrine disrupters and known to cause developmental delays. They are also free from any animal derived ingredients, a win for our oily vegan community.
Think about how many times you bathe, moisturize, wipe and apply diaper cream to your baby. Did you know that our skin is our largest organ? And toxic ingredients from conventional products absorb through the skin and into our bloodstream? Just think about how much LESS exposure your baby will receive when he or she is cared for with products that are free from those toxic ingredients! Baby gets a leg up in this world and us mommas get some peace of mind.
We’ve covered what’s NOT included but what about what IS? First off, the Seedlings™ line is specifically formulated for infants. It has a special balance of essential oils diluted in ratios that are appropriate for baby. On a side note, this also makes this line an excellent choice for our senior citizens who can benefit from the mindful formulation of these products for delicate systems and sensitive skin.
Moreover, all of the products are infused with the new CALM essential oil blend which is a formulation of lavender, coriander, ylang ylang, geranium, and FC-free bergamot. Oh my, I’m melting into my chair just thinking about the relaxed-induced state that combo must provide! FC-free, for those of us who don’t know, means the furocoumarin constituent has been removed from bergamot making the oil far less phototoxic so it can be used even when out in the sun!
Seedlings™ Offerings and Highlights
How lovely, right? Young Living has also compiled this little ditty introducing the collection! While I’m excited about all of these products, the shining star for me is the Diaper Rash Cream. Who wants to put toxic chemicals on a baby’s bum that’s already irritated? Yikes! And one of the most exciting things is it’s an approved OTC (over the counter) medication! This thick, lavender-scented cream reduces the duration and severity of diaper rash when applied at the first sign of redness. Also infused with German Chamomile and Helicrysum essential oils, it goes on easily, soothes on contact, protects your baby’s delicate skin, and acts as a physical barrier to wetness.
Next up, we have Seedlings™ Wipes. I mean seriously, mommas. Could we really live without wipes? The Seedlings™ Wipes contain a soothing formula that leaves skin moisturized, soft and smooth. They are free from the chlorine and mineral oil found in most conventional wipes but infused with apple fruit extract which helps remove the stuff you don’t want on the skin (poop) but does so in a way that’s gentle to the skin. They also include aloe and calendula oil to hep support and moisturize the skin.
Seedlings™ Baby Lotion helps combat the effects of dry skin and prevent future dryness. This non-greasy moisturizer supports moisture barrier function and smoothly absorbs into your baby’s delicate skin, leaving it moisturized, soft, and smooth.
Nothing calms a baby more than a light massage. And there’s no better way to massage your baby than with the new Seedlings™ Baby Oil. The mild, gentle formula of was developed for an infant’s delicate skin. The ingredients are 100 percent plant-based and naturally derived to create a baby oil that will moisturize, soothe, and nourish your baby’s skin without the use of mineral oil. This gentle baby oil absorbs smoothly, leaving baby’s skin soft, snuggle-able, and kissable with a delicate scent.
Rounding out the collection is Seedlings™ Baby Wash & Shampoo. Its mild, gentle formula is tear-free, sulfate-free, and made from 100 percent plant-based, naturally derived ingredients. It leaves skin and hair clean, soft, and smooth and makes tangles easy to comb out.
This 2-in-1 calming baby wash and tear-free shampoo can be used to clean baby from head to toe, even those little cheeks and nose. It is lightly scented with 100 percent pure essential oils—formulated with our new Calm blend of Lavender, Coriander, Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, and Geranium essential oils.
What’s the price point?
On average the Seedlings™ line is more expensive than what you’d typically spend on similar conventional products. However they are also made with the purest, highest quality, good-for-you ingredients in the marketplace. They are also free from all of the toxins that contribute to your baby’s overall toxin burden. There is truly no better way to spend our money than on what goes ON and INTO our babies. Keeping our babies healthy is so-MUCH-easier than restoring health after its gone array. As the old saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound in cure.”
Most people can find the room in their budgets by reprioritizing. Perhaps get better at eating leftovers? Knock down the entertainment budget a bit or resist the urge to impulse buy next time something jumps out at you in Target? Still need help affording all the wellness products Young Living has to offer? Not to worry! Simply by sharing your love of all-things-oily with your friends and family, Young Living will send you a thank you check that can help you afford the things you need. Learn more now here.
No more guesswork.
Incorporating therapeutic essential oils and all-natural ingredients into your baby’s routine has never been easier. With the new Seedlings™ line, Young Living has made it easy on parents, grandparents and caregivers to use the highest quality ingredients for their most precious baby, free from the yuckies that compromise their health.
Ready to get started using essential oils and envelope your bundle of joy in goodness? Reach out to your Oily Crunchy People contact or connect with ME here.
x0x0 ~ Amie