YL KidScents Aren’t Actually Safe for Kids

They are claiming that they created these specially formulated pre-diluted because they take safety for kids seriously… so why do they contain oils that are NOT safe for kids?

GeneYus™ Essential Oil Blend: Caprylic/capric glycerides, Boswellia sacra, Callitris intratropica (Blue Cypress) wood oil, Cedrus atlantica (Cedarwood) wood oil, Melissa officinalis leaf oil, Picea pungens (Blue Spruce?) tree oil, Bursera graveolens (Palo Santo) wood oil, Ferula galbaniflua (Galbanum) resin oil, Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Sweet Almond) oil, Citrus aurantium bergamia (Bergamot) peel oil, Commiphora myrrha (Myrrh) oil, Santalum paniculatum (Sandalwood) wood oil, Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium) flower oil, Aniba rosaeodora (Rosewood) wood oil, Cananga odorata (Ylang Ylang) flower oil, Hyssopus officinalis (Hyssop) leaf oil, Picea mariana (Black spruce) leaf oil, Rosa damascena (Rose) flower oil

Melissa officinalis – avoid topical use on children under 2
Ylang Ylang – avoid topical use on children under 2
Hyssop – avoid using (all routes) on children under 2

This blend also contains Sweet Almond oil, which could be a problem for those with nut allergies. But if you go to YL’s website it is only listed in the ingredient list by it’s plant name – the words “Sweet Almond” are NOT on the label!

Owie™ Essential Oil Blend: Caprylic/capric glycerides, Abies balsamea (Idaho Balsam Fir) needle oil, Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea tree) leaf oil, Helichrysum italicum flower oil, Canarium luzonicum (Elemi) gum oil, Cistus ladaniferus (Cistus) oil, Chamaecyparis obtusa (Hinoki) oil, Eugenia caryophyllus (Clove) bud oil

Clove bud
– avoid topical use on children under 2

TummyGize™ Essential Oil Blend: Caprylic/capric glycerides, Mentha spicata (Spearmint) leaf extract, Mentha piperita (Peppermint) oil, Citrus reticulata (Tangerine) peel oil, Foeniculum vulgare (Fennel) oil, Pimpinella anisum (Anise) seed oil, Zingiber officinale (Ginger) root oil, Elettaria cardamomum (Cardamom)seed oil

Peppermint – avoid using (all routes) on children under 6
Fennel – avoid using (all routes) on children under 5
Anise – avoid using (all routes) on children under 5
Ginger – avoid topical use on children under 2
Cardamom – avoid using on children under 6

SniffleEase™ Essential Oil Blend: Caprylic/capric glycerides, Eucalyptus bicostata (Eucalyptus Blue) oil, Bursera graveolens (Palo Santo) wood oil, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) oil, Hyptis suaveolens (Dorado Azul) seed oil, Cinnamomum camphora (Ravintsara) leaf oil, Myrtus communis (Myrtle) oil, Eucalyptus Globulus leaf oil, Origanum majorana (Marjoram) leaf oil, Pinus sylvestris (Pine) leaf oil, Eucalyptus citriodora oil, Cupressus sempervirens (Cypress) leaf/nut/stem oil, Eucalyptus Radiata leaf oil, Picea mariana (Black spruce) leaf oil, Mentha piperita (Peppermint) oil

Myrtle – avoid using on children under 6
Eucalyptus Globulus – avoid using on children under 10
Eucalyptus Radiata – avoid using on children under 10
Peppermint – avoid using (all routes) on children under 6

Note: There is NOTHING on their website that tells what ages these blends are appropriate for, which implies that they are safe for all children.

Info on EO safety from Learning About EO’S

Prenatal Vitamin Tea (Good for women, regardless)

My midwives always prescribe this in place (or in addition to) prenatal vitamins.

1 part Nettle leaf
2 part Alfalfa leaf cut
2 part Red Raspberry leaf
1 part oatstraw
1/2 part Rosehips (or chamomile & lavendar)

It’s a good tea for any woman actually.

Rosehips

Rose hips are reported to have up to 60 percent more vitamin C than citrus fruit and are rich in bioflavonoids. Bioflavonoids are important to build and strengthen body tissue. This in turn strengthens the vascular system.

Rose hips are taken by many today as a natural way to get vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin K, and help to prevent and treat various infections, especially colds and flu. Rose hips are also taken to quicken the healing process for bruises and skin irritations.
In addition to vitamins C, E, and K, rose hips contain calcium, citric acid, iron, niacin, phosphorus, tannin, vitamin A, B1, B2, and P. As a natural stimulant it gently allows movement of the bowels, as diuretic rose hips cleanse the urinary system, as a pectoral hips are a remedy for pulmonary and other lung diseases, and as a tonic the rose hips strengthen organs.

Stressed and tired? Rose hips will help. Nervousness? Try rose hips for relief. As a matter of fact, rose hips provide innumerable health benefits from skin, to the immune system, to the bladder. Studies have even shown that rose hips can help prevent the development of kidney stones and prevent diarrhea. Additional studies have proven rose hips are helpful to the circulatory system, respiratory system, the thymus gland and as a blood cleanser.

Other health benefits include lowering abnormal body heat, relieving thirst, healing of internal hemorrhaging or spitting of blood, aid for dysentery, strengthens the stomach, prevents and helps relief chest infections and coughs, cleans the kidneys and bladder, prevents fluid retention, helps with gout and rheumatic conditions and nourishes the skin.

Nettles

The known benefits of organic nettles leaf are extensive, as this plant has truly been used for centuries on end. Currently, there are several well-known, well-documented benefits of organic nettles, including:

Female tonic, especially for young women beginning menstruation and older women in menopause.
May assist the body in the detoxification of chemicals and heavy metals
Helps to reduce water retention, and is particularly helpful for PMS and menorrhagia, a condition where there is heavy menstrual flow in women.
Helps Stimulate mothers milk, and increases energy after childbirth.
Natural testosterone booster which aids in increased vitality in men.
Diuretic that increases uric acid secretion, while at the same time, resisting nighttime bathroom urges. Great for urinary problems and bed-wetting issues.4
Sterols, one component of nettles, reduce the activity of DHT, a type of testosterone, causing enlarged prostate.5
Anti-inflammatory capacities act to help many of the symptoms related to arthritis. The robust amounts of boron and silicon minerals reduce pain of osteoarthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout. The leaves can be made into a paste to be rubbed directly on painful areas of skin for conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Anti-hemorrhaging qualities for internal bleeding, as well as small cuts and wounds
Anti-asthmatic for both bronchial and asthmatic difficulties, helping to clear constricted bronchial and nasal passages6
Magnesium components moderates the pain of Fibromyalgia
Contains natural antihistamines. Wonderful for hay fever and allergies
Natural kidney and adrenal-gland tonic
Powerful analgesic
Depurative agent

Alfalfa

Besides these historical uses of the plant, the known benefits of organic alfalfa leaf are considerable. Here are some of the well-documented beneficial uses of the plant 3,4,5,6

•Excellent natural laxative and diuretic
•Detoxification of the urinary tract, and urinary tract infections
•Reduces excess water retention in the bladder
•Excellent natural source of vitamin K
•Well-known blood and liver purifier of chemicals and heavy metals
•Eases joint problems, skin issues and foul breath
•Has a strong alkaline effect on the body
•Excellent neutralizer for the acids in the intestinal tract
•Eases general digestive problems, gastritis and indigestion
•Reduces migraine headaches through combined high magnesium and calcium levels
•Contains bioflavonoids that stop the inflammation of the stomach lining.
•Contains high levels of enzymes for food digestion and assimilation
•Lowers bad forms of cholesterol, and reduces the incidence of atherosclerotic plaques
•Stabilizes blood sugar levels, particularly when taken in conjunction with manganese
•Improves pituitary gland functioning
•Stimulates the immune-system
•High level of vitamin K adds to the effective healing of bleeding gums and nosebleeds
•High bioflavonoid count increases blood capillary strength
•High levels of Vitamin K2 may partially prevent bone loss due to lack of estrogen in menopausal women

Red Raspberry Leaf

They have been used in connection with the common cold, sore throats, diarrhea, pregnancy, and postpartum support.

In pregnancy it was traditionally used to help with nausea, ease labor and delivery, and post- partum recovery. It is also helpful for regulating menstrual period and controlling diarrhea.

Red raspberry leaf with its high content of vitamins and minerals like, vitamin A, B, C and E, potassium, phosphorus and calcium, can promote the overall health and well being of a woman during pregnancy. Therefore, red raspberry leaf tea is considered as a tonic for pregnant women, that can boost their overall health and the immune system. Apart from vitamins and minerals, the leaf contains carotenoids and alkaloids like fragrine. The alkaloid fragrine has been found to tone the muscles of the pelvic region and uterus, so that the process of delivery becomes easier, faster and less painful.

However, red raspberry leaf tea does not induce labor directly. Instead, it strengthens the muscles of the pelvic and uterus, so that they can contract more efficiently during labor which is why there is widespread use of red raspberry leaf tea to induce labor. In other words, the tea can promote uterine contractions during childbirth and also help to reduce the pain experienced during and after labor. In addition to these, red raspberry tea leaf can promote better blood circulation, ease morning sickness, prevent postpartum hemorrhage, relieve constipation, prevent miscarriages and promote lactation and bone development in the baby.
Red raspberry leaf is also known for its effect on fertility. The leaves of raspberry plant are believed to cure infertility in both men and women. Therefore, along with pregnant women, those wanting to get pregnant also take red raspberry leaf tea as a tonic. The leaf is sometimes, combined with red clover to enhance its benefits for fertility. Women, especially those having menstrual irregularities can take this leaf or the tea to regulate their menstrual cycle, and reduce the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.

Other Benefits of Red Raspberry Leaf Tea

Apart from the pregnant women, people with certain ailments or health problems can too benefit from the red raspberry leaf tea. Some of the most well known red raspberry leaf tea benefits are:
•The leaves of red raspberry plant has astringent properties, for which it can constrict the intestinal tissues to provide relief in diarrhea and soothe inflammation of the intestine.
•Red raspberry leaf tea can be an effective herbal remedy for sore throat, irritation of the oral cavity and gum diseases.
•It can also help to prevent dehydration, and lower the level of blood sugar in diabetic patients.
•Apart from these, red raspberry leaf tea can be used to treat flu, upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, fever and rubella.

Oat straw

With its sweet, delicate flavor, it may be surprising to learn of the strengthening ability of oat straw. This herb fortifies not only the nerves, but also bones and teeth, the lungs, and the circulatory system. It supports the endocrine system, and stabilizes blood sugar levels. Oat straw nourishes the skin, hair, and nails. It is hard to turn away from the soothing promise of oat straw tea.

For any nervous disorder, oat straw tea can be used on a daily basis. It nourishes and rejuvenates the nerves, alleviating feelings of anxiety and stress, as well as emotional disturbances such as grief or exhaustion. Its nutritive content is a perfect cocktail for a weakened nervous system. Calcium, magnesium, zinc, and the B-complex vitamins all are necessary for mental well-being.

Through nerve support, oat straw actually increases sensory sensitivity. It allows both the body and the mind to reach a state of calm relaxation.

EO Instead of OTC

When I was in my 20’s and still kinda dumb I poured boiling water over my entire right hand. It was bad, I slept with my hand in a bowl of ice for a week. Then it blistered and scabbed and I knew I was going to be scarred for life. I had no insurance and at one point thought it was getting infected – it’s REALLY hard not to use your dominant hand! The only thing I put on it was Lavender Essential Oil (EO) and Vitamin E oil and it never scarred. Today you can’t even tell it happened!

Lavender is great for lots of things – I recently discovered it even helps your allergies! I’ve been using Homeopathics, herbs and EO’s for years.

I recently went to an open house type gathering where people were sharing their testimonies of how the oils have changed their lives and was really inspired. Allergies, injuries, chronic headaches, snoring husbands, eczema, asthma – all cured with EO’s!!

If you’d like to read some testimonies click this link and then ‘testimonies’ on the left hand side.

If you’d like more info about using EO’s to treat your family, let me know, I’m happy to help!