A few years ago, I bought some "skin sticks" from a friend's Perfectly Posh party, they're basically just shea butter and essential oils in a giant lip balm container. I forgot about them and they sat in a drawer with a bunch of other beauty products. I have been buying and using doTERRA essential oils for a little over a year now and my kids love to make kid-safe "potions" for their various ailments but I never felt great about traditional roll-ons and kids. They always seem to make a mess and I don't want them to apply too much.
I came across the skin sticks again last November (we have one for sleep, one for itchy skin and another that just smells nice) and decided to make kid-safe versions for things we need. Common complaints are "I'm itchy", "I can't sleep" and "___ hurts". I initially made a catch-all blend of frankincense and lavender, it smells great, it's soothing and since I can control how much oil is in there, I don't get worried when they ask to apply on their own. My daughter is a thumb sucker and gets dry chapped hands during the winter, this blend cleared it up in just a few days. Magic!
Over the last few months I've been testing different formulas and I am so excited to launch my line of travel-sized skin sticks in 7 different formulas NEXT MONTH!
Goodbye Dry - for itchy dry skin
Scatter Brain - for focus
Midnight Moon - solid perfume
Slumber - for restful sleep
Crimson Cure - for menstrual cramps
You're Gorgeous - for radiant skin
Rainbows - for a boost of happy
Each has a combination of high quality essential oils in a base of USDA organic coconut oil, shea butter and all natural beeswax. They apply easy, don't leak in your purse and smell fantastic! These blends are formulated for teens and adults, I hope to have a kids line out in the Spring.
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I can only remember one time in my life that I was a "morning person" I was 18, living with my mom on the beach and would sneak out for a morning walk at 5am. Something about being completely alone and on the beach was what kept me getting up. It was a pretty good routine, I'd get up and walk one mile along the beach to a local cafe, get a bagel and a coffee and head one mile back down the beach, shower and get ready for work. This only lasted from May to August of that year before I started staying out later, and ultimately, caring less about setting aside time for just me.
Since then I've had two kids, and developed less than ideal sleep and eating habits. I wake up about 20 minutes before I need to be out the door. This past Christmas my mom gifted me a copy of The Morning Sidekick Journal which claims to be a science-based journal that keeps you laser-focused on your morning routine. I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE, how did she know?
A large part of this process for me is figuring out what my "frog" is, the thing I know I need to do, but usually push off until the last minute. I dread the entire morning but yoga is by far one of the hardest things for me to dedicate the proper time to and I love it so much when I finally do it. My frog is yoga.
So here I am on morning one, I didn't get out of bed as early as I wanted, I didn't do yoga or drink a cup of tea before anyone else got up in the house. But I got up 20 minutes earlier, got myself and my daughter dressed with minimal yelling, made a morning smoothie, wrote in my journal and even had five minutes to spare before we needed to leave. Baby steps. Tomorrow is a new day.
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I am a Maine maker and mother of two. I dabble in graphic design and co-own a screen printing business with my husband of 7 years. Everyone has a story to tell, and this is mine!