Kids

Tangle Spray

I’ve always had long hair (except for that awkward year in 6th grade when I had a nice “my so called life” bob) so hair tangles are just part of the deal. It wasn’t until I had a 3 year old daughter with beautiful curly hair and reports of “head bugs” at her school that I needed a solution. Enter: YLEO. I did some digging and found several recipes for preventative care (aka no lice) and mixed it in with a DIY detangler using all my oils and the Young Living Lavender Mint conditioner.

 
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Here is the recipe:

Supplies:

  • blender (just trust me)

  • 16oz clear glass spray bottles (here)

  • funnel

Instructions:

  • Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth. You’ll notice the conditioner is super thick so this helps the solution blend easier + faster.

  • Let it sit for 5-10 minutes while the foam rests (this is totally normal).

  • Using your funnel, pour into spray bottle.

  • Add water if necessary.

 
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I ended up having extra so I filled a few smaller bottles and put one in the car, one in our pool bag and one in the bathroom for backup! I know I sound like a broken record but there are so many things you can use these oils + products for. The best part of all of it is that I know the products are clean + safe for my kids.

Here are some fun reads if you feel like getting nerdy:

TEA TREE + LAVENDER: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20727129 + https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17442090

ROSEMARY + CEDARWOOD: https://draxe.com/hair-thickener/ + https://www.healthline.com/health/essential-oils-for-hair-growth

xx

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Roller Recipes + Kids

One of the biggest reasons I brought oils into our home 18 months ago was to support my kids’ bodies without stressing about the ingredients in everything single thing. I honestly had no idea what was in their vitamins, shampoo and chest rub and I never really stopped to consider it either. I totally trusted what was on the store shelves and thought I was making the best purchase decisions if it was “natural” and “all clear”. It wasn’t until I started researching the ingredients in these things that I had to take a step back and really take a close look at what I was buying.

 
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To get the kids on board, I made these roller sets for their Easter baskets (because yes, Jesus + the Easter Bunny love oils) and I just wanted to share that empowering your kids to support their bodies from a young age is really an incredible process. Ruby LOVES rolling the sleepy roller on her feet and her health roller on her spine before bed. Mason reaches for the brave roller before school and the "magic" roller when he gets home and is antsy. It’s not something we remember to do every single day but we certainly try and we both agree that it’s important for the kids to have their own oily versions of a first aid kit.

 
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Here are the roller recipes using some of my favorite YL oils - I hope you enjoy and make your own kids oily first aid kits!

 
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[Recipes adapted from the Oil + Glass book | Rollers from Root and Petal | Labels from Flair and Festive]

I hope this is helpful as you support your sweet kiddos + empower them to use these oils! Ask me questions, let me know what you think and share your own recipes below!

xx

Sam