Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Seedlings: From Mother Nature's Nursery to Yours

What's the big fuss about these Seedling products?!?

Babies are not small adults!  Pound for pound, children consume more food, water, and air than adults.  Research suggests that there is a link between neurobehavioral disorders in children and exposure to toxins.  The physiological make up of baby's skin versus that of a child or adult is much different, and therefore, more vulnerable to toxins.  I can't tell you how often I hear the excuse, "But it is such a small amount".  The body breaks down many of the toxins we are exposed to, but not all of them.  Continuous exposer overloads our natural detoxification system and leads to a buildup in our body over time.  This bioaccumulation is referred to as "Body Burden".  Go ahead and take a look at the ingredients in your current baby products.  Here are the top 10 ingredients to avoid:

1.  Synthetic Fragrance: Due to trade secrets, companies do not have to disclose what ingredients are being used in the fragrance
2.  Parabens: Used as a preservative.  Look for ingredients with parabens, or benzoic acid, or propyl ester.
3.  Phthalates: Used as a preservative.  Avoid products with diethyhexyl phthalate, dibutyl phthalate, dimethyl phthalate, or diethyl phthalate.
4.  1,4-Dioxane, Ethylated Surfactants: Stay away from any ingredients that contain the letters "eth" and "PEG"
5.  Propylene Glycol: A petroleum based chemical that is found in baby wipes and is used to absorb liquids and maintain moisture levels.
6.  Mineral Oil: A cheap byproduct of petroleum processing and acts as a barrier on the skin, no allowing the skin to breathe and release toxins. 
7.  Triclosan: Anything that's labeled as "antibacterial" likely contains triclosan, which is an endocrine disruptor and harmful to the environment.
8.  Bisphonel-A (BPA): A hormone- disrupting chemical and can cause damage to the brain, reproductive system, heart, and liver.
9.  SLS & SLES: Commonly found in personal care products and what causes those synthetically made products to foam.
10.  Talc:  A powdered mineral added to baby powders as a drying agent, but known as a lung irritant and may be carcinogenic.

Thankfully, I can kick toxins to the curb with Young Living's NEW Seedlings line of products, perfectly designed for our babies.

Not only are Seedlings products toxin free, but they feature the Calm Scent Blend (Lavender, Bergamot (FC free), Coriander, Geranium, and Ylang Ylang)

Bath time is a critical time for cognitive and emotional development.  Generally, the parents are technology free, so the ENTIRE moment is about the child.  Bath time engages many of the senses (sight, touch, hearing, smell) that babies' brain need.  Bath time also encourages touch between child and parent.  Don't let chemical invade such a precious time! 

Seedlings Baby Wash and Shampoo
Features and Benefits:
*Tear Free and non-irritating
*Formulated specifically for infant's delicate skin
*Leave's skin and hair clean, soft, and smooth
*Smooths hair and makes tangles easy to comb out
*Rinses clean without over-drying
*Dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic

*Eye bright
*Calm essential oil blend
*Vegan friendly
*Made with 100% plant-based, naturally derived ingredients
*Formulated without sulfates, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, synthetic preservatives, synthetic fragrances, or synthetic dyes

What's to Love About it:
*2-in-1 product, which simplifies bath time
*Easy to use pump (let's face it, you only have one hand when you have a baby)
*Baby-soft skin after bath time
*Pricing (Wholesale): $22.25, PV: 18.00

Massaging your baby is a way to encourage sensory stimulation and it ultimately aids in baby's development.  Research shows that routine touch and massage by a loving parent or caregiver are critical to a baby's growth, communication, and learning.  Touch is the first way a baby learns to communicate and is a wonderful way to strengthen your bond with the baby. 

Seedlings Baby Oil
Features and Benefits:
*Formulated specifically for infants' delicate skin
*Creates a peaceful and relaxing environment
*Non-greasy, perfect for everyday use
*Absorbs quickly and nourishes baby's skin
*Dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic

*Apricot kernel, safflower seed, and prickly pear oils
*Calm essential oil blend
*Vitamin E
*Made with 100% plant-based, naturally derived ingredients
*Vegan friendly
*Formulated without alcohol, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, animal-derived ingredients, synthetic preservatives, synthetic fragrances, or synthetic dyes

What's to Love About It:
*Baby Massage
*Staple during night-time routine
*Improves skin hydration
*Smell Association
*Pricing (Wholesale): $18.00, PV: 14.50

Seedlings Baby Lotion
Features and Benefits:
*Mild, gentle formula derived specifically for infants' delicate skin
*Formula is non-greasy and absorbs smoothly into the skin
*Prevents dryness by soothing and moisturizing the skin
*Leaves skin soft and smooth
*Dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic

*Fractitioned coconut oil
*Calm essential oil blend
*Mango seed, cocoa seed, and murumuru seed butters
*Calendula and apple extract
Made with plant-based, naturally derived ingredients
*Vegan friendly
*Formulated without alcohol, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, animal-derived ingredients, synthetic preservatives, synthetic fragrances, or synthetic dyes

What's to Love About It:
*Great for mom and baby!
*Use Lotion in the AM and Baby Oil before bed
*Smell Association
*Non-greasy formula
*Pricing (wholesale): $19.50, PV: 14.00

All of our kids have always haad sensitive skin, so we have never been able to use scented wipes before.  These Seedlings wipes are literally a breath of fresh air!!!  Changing diapers doesn't have to stink!  Plus, these wipes are incredibly versatile.  Use them as make-up removing wipes or fabric softener sheets.  

Seedlings Baby Wipes
Features and Benefits:
*Wipes are 8" x 7" and made from a soft, thick material
*Ultra soft and comfortable on infants' delicate skin
*Soothing and non-drying
*Provides gentle and thorough cleansing
*Leaves skin moisturized and soft
*Dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic

*Aloe Vera
*Apple fruit and soap berries fruit extracts
*Calm essential oil blend
*Vegan friendly
*Formulated without chlorine, alcohol, sulfates, parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, animal-derived ingredients, synthetic preservatives, synthetic fragrances, or synthetic dyes

What's to Love about It:
*Extremely versatile, not just for diapering
*They are great Savvy Mineral Make-Up Remover Wipes
*The cleaner the wipe, the less skin irritation and/or diaper rashes
*Specifically formulated to minimize the risk of common allergic reactions
*Easy for on the go; packaging is soft with a hard lid
*72 wipes
*Pricing (Wholesale): $11.75, PV: 11.75

Seedlings Diaper Rash Cream
Features and Benefits:
*Helps relieve, treat, and prevent diaper rash
*Reduces the duration and severity of diaper rash when applied at the first sign of redness
*Soothes on contact and provides immediate relief
*Reduces redness
*Dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic

*Active Ingredient: Zinc oxide (non-nano)
*Mango seed, cocoa, and murumuru butters
*Lavender, Helichrysum, and German Chamomile essential oils
*Vegetarian friendly
*Formulated without lanolin, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, synthetic preservatives, synthetic fragrances, or synthetic colorants

What's to Love about It:
*Rubs on smooth and gently
*Seals out wetness and helps balance skin moisture
*Protects the skin and acts as a physical barrier to wetness
*Provides immediate relief
*Pricing (Wholesale): $27.30, PV: 16.75

Seedlings Gift Bundle
• Wholesale $118.50, Retail $155.92, PV 80.25
• Item No. 20721
• Order limit of two per account per month
• Available on ER and Quick Order
• Not available for purchase with ER points
• Includes Young Living Seedlings Baby Wipes, Diaper Rash Cream, Linen Spray, Baby Lotion, Baby Wash & Shampoo, Baby Oil, hooded bath towel, and washcloth all in a cotton rope basket

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