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Summer Essentials for the Modern Mama

by Kayla Williams

I originally started using essential oils for sleep and emotional support.  I bought my premium starter kit in August 2016 after I saw how my sister was benefiting from these oils.  One month later I found out I was pregnant and immediately knew I wanted to slowly switch out all the chemicals in our home with natural non toxic options from the essential oils and other Young Living products.  This was the best decision I have made and it’s been a huge blessing for my family and countless other families, too!

During my pregnancy I was able to support my health with different oils for morning sickness, swelling, aches and pains and emotional support through it all.  In April 2017 we welcomed our sweet baby boy Colton into the world.  I am now able to use some oils and other baby products on him which both him and I absolutely LOVE! Here are just a few of our favorite summertime baby and mama must haves.

Gentle Baby- This soothing blend of pure essential oils has an aroma that invites a sense of calming for mothers and children. It contains Coriander, Geranium, Palmarosa, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Roman Chamomile, Bergamot, Lemon, Jasmine and Rose. This is in my Lullaby roller blend with Lavender and Frankincense topped with fractionated coconut oil. I like to apply this onto my palms and give him a rub down, massage his little feet and stroke his head. This is a good blend to use for nap time, bedtime or anytime you or your little one need a little quiet time. 

Thieves- This blend is unique to Young Living and is an immune supporting powerhouse! It is a combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils for an aromatic blend.  When using this around my little guy I dilute it and put it in a roller for easy application to the bottoms of his feet for immune support! Diffusing this is also a great way to benefit from it.

TummyGize- A relaxing, quieting blend that can be applied to little tummies because it comes pre-diluted.  This blend has been a lifesaver for his developing digestive system.  Whenever I notice he is having discomfort from gas and upset tummy I apply TummyGize onto his abdomen and massage his tummy in a clockwise motion. This blend contains Spearmint, Peppermint, Tangerine, Fennel, Anise, Ginger and Cardamom. It smells yummy. 

Frankincense- The swiss army knife of oils! What can Frank not do? Frankincense has a very grounding effect with it’s earthy aroma.  This was one of the oils gifted to baby Jesus, if it’s good enough for Jesus it’s good enough for me! I add this into my Lullaby roller for immune support.

Tender Tush- Designed for delicate skin, it’s Young Living’s mild and gentle baby balm. Tender Tush baby ointment, a part of Young Living’s KidScents line, is an essential oil balm formulated with natural vegetable oils and pure essential oils—including Frankincense, Lavender, and Ylang Ylang—to moisturize and nourish dry skin. Made without synthetic perfumes, mineral oils, artificial colorings, or harsh chemicals, this mild essential oil moisturizer promotes healthy skin while soothing sensitive skin. This is a close favorite with Young Living Seedlings Diaper Rash Cream. This cream just may be the best diaper rash treatment you’ll try for your baby’s sensitive skin. Seedlings Diaper Rash Cream is made with 100% naturally derived ingredients, including 100% pure essential oils. This thick, Lavender-scented cream reduces the duration and severity of diaper rash when applied at the first sign of redness. It soothes on contact, protects your baby’s delicate skin, and acts as a physical barrier to wetness. We LOVE it!

Sunscreen-Every mama needs a tube of this! Mineral Sunscreen Lotion provides protection against UVA and UVB rays without harsh chemical ingredients. Instead, the non-greasy sunscreen offers broad-spectrum SPF 10 protection using naturally derived plant- and mineral-based ingredients, including non-nano zinc oxide—a physical UV blocker. It contains hypoallergenic ingredients and skin-loving essential oils—such as Helichrysum, Carrot Seed, and Frankincense—this gentle sunscreen rubs on smoothly without a white residue!

These are just a few of our must haves as we enjoy our very first summer together. I love that these products have given me safe alternatives for my little one and that they actually work! Happy oiling, mamas!


Kayla was born and raised in Boise, Idaho.  Her and her husband just celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary and recently welcomed their beautiful baby boy, Colton to their family. She loves all the new adventures in motherhood and being a stay at home mama. She has the privilege of being a leader in a wellness community where she gets to help hundreds of other families on their wellness journeys.  She loves camping and spending as much of her spare time with friends and family. Follow her over on Instagram, Facebook, or her website