essential oils

  • Essential Oils with Kids

    I love anytime I can incorporate essential oils into my nanny day. My mama always went the more natural route in raising us and I find that now more than ever I am very grateful for it. If you are looking for a few fun ways to incorporate essential oils into your little one’s playtime, bath time, or day in general, I have complied a little post for you explore some fun options.

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  • Fossil Excavation Sensory Bin

    I am a big Jurassic Park fan (dinosaurs are rad)! It’s actually kind of hilarious because A. I pretty much only watch kids movies and rom coms and B. I am border line terrified whenever a dinosaur attacks or eats a person, so I watch much of it with my hands over my eyes. But I can’t help it– it’s so fun to “see” dinosaurs and the parks are so full of imagination. Needless to say, once Sprinkles moved in– we had an introductory marathon. She also loved it! So, on a quest to create more dinosaurs on this blog we thought it would be fitting to make a dinosaur themed sensory play bin.

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  • Monster Spray

    Ever since we relocated to Colorado (I love that color is in the name of our new state. How fitting) my pet unicorn, Sprinkles, has been a little shaken up– which totally understandable. I know this will sound crazy to some of you… but I think the contrast of having so much noise to fall asleep to in NYC to the absolute silence here near the mountains makes it harder for her to fall asleep. She can hear every little weird thing that is going on outside and thinks there are monsters in the house. After 2 weeks of sleepless nights I decided that it may be a good idea to make a trip to the Cotton Candy Kingdom and ask her parents how to deal with all of this.

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  • Lavender Oil Play Dough

    As of late, I have been keeping a whole lot of veggies in my fridge. Last night my pet unicorn got up for a midnight snack and she had 3 carrots, 2 bell peppers, 1 head of lettuce, 3 beets, and 5 pieces of broccoli. You are probably wondering what the big deal is. Veggies are super healthy. Well, normally you would be right, but veggies have the same effect on a unicorn as a bag of Halloween candy would have on a child. She was bouncing off the walls. I have never seen anything like it in my life. So, I came up with a plan…. Lavender.

    Lavender oil has many different healing properties, but the thing it’s known for the most is that it is calming. Now, my unicorn was way too wound up to do anything relaxing so I came up with a way to trick her into doing a calming activity: Playing with “Lavender Oil Play Dough”. Good news, it work for kids too.

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