Posted by: Jordan
You may have noticed a lull in posting on my part recently. There’s also been a severe lull in sleeping in our household for the past 3 weeks. But the reason for both is an excellent one since we welcomed our daughter–and the newest product junkie–to our family! Harlyn Annabelle was born on October 30th and our lives have been forever changed. I am beyond thankful that we get to be her parents.
Other things I’m grateful for this Thanksgiving:
doTerra lavender essential oil – My cousin gave me this pure essential oil–along with a bottle of fractionated coconut oil–as a baby gift. She advised me of all the ways the lavender oil can benefit baby (1-2 drops of essential oil per 2 tablespoons of fractionated coconut oil to dilute it for use on a baby; no need to dilute for adults). This oil alleviates fussiness, skin rashes, fever, earache, and most importantly for us recently, diaper rash. Our little girl already had her first case of diaper rash and after only a few days of using the diluted lavender oil on her sensitive skin, it has cleared up! She also loves when I use a little bit as a massage oil during an infant massage. I love the lavender oil rubbed on my temples and back of my neck when I have a headache–my tension headache immediately goes away (crying babies have a way with giving someone a tension headache from time to time!)
Tinted lip balm from Naked Eye Beauty – Emily and I received a sample of this amazing tinted lip balm from the line’s creator, Jen, last week. All week I’ve kept the balm on my bathroom sink and look forward to putting it on my lips. It is far and away the best tinted balm I’ve ever tried (sorry, Burt’s Bees, this blows you out of the water!) The rosy pinkish-red color is perfection–it brightens my face without screaming, “I just applied lipstick in order to make myself look less sleep deprived”. The consistency and smoothness make you want to constantly reapply it, even though the color miraculously lasts a surprisingly long time for a tinted balm. And my favorite part, other than the universally flattering color, is the scent. Jen uses rose and passionfruit flavoring and it’s reminiscent of a scent used in the lobby of a super-luxe tropical resort. Though the price isn’t super-luxe; only $6 for this little bit of happiness. Better yet, for the months of November and December all products in the Naked Eye Beauty line are 15% off by using code NEB15OFF. I want to try everything from this vegan all-natural skincare line, sold exclusively on Etsy. Guaranteed, I’ll be stocking up on these lip balms so I’m never without them ever again (also available in a coral color, which I’ve yet to try, but will definitely be ordering soon!). The lip balm doubles as a cream blush, which works great as a multi-tasker–essential in a new-mom makeup arsenal! Update: I ordered the coral color and I love it just as much as the rose!!! It’s equally flattering as the rose color but just a little less bright, more toned down. Love both of them!
Hope everyone has a happy, healthy, and blessed Thanksgiving!