Diaper Rash can be caused by more than just leaving your baby in a wet diaper for too long.  Other causes include:

*teething
*allergic reaction to alcohols, soaps and scents in baby wipes
*allergic reaction to the absorbent gels or bleaching agents in the disposable diaper
*allergic reaction to the detergents used to wash cloth diapers, clothes, blankets, sheets or anything the baby comes in contact with.
*a yeast infection (candida) caused by the baby being on antibiotics or breastfeeding from a mother on antibiotics.
*plastic pants holding in moisture and heat from a cloth diaper.
*ammonia from urine (pee)
*bacteria from the stool (poop)
*changes in diet or introductions to solid foods
*over reactive oil glands in the skin, and
*staph infection

Take your baby to the doctor if s/he has a fever, pimples, puss pockets or diarrhea with a diaper rash. Otherwise, you can treat the diaper rash with Young Living’s Lavender essential oil.  I like spritzing diluted lavender oil instead of using creams because I don’t have to cause the baby anymore pain by wiping the cream on the rash.  I also like that I don’t have to worry about the harmful ingredients in creams like BHA, Boric Acid, Sodium Borate, and Fragrances, that after continued use, can lead to more serious health concerns than a diaper rash.

I hope you get a laugh out of the video tutorial above.  Alexandria (Xandy) cooperated through plenty of video takes, and in the end, we went with the one where I wasn’t cooperating with her play time.  She just couldn’t reach that bottle cap unless she rolled over.

To make your own lavender mister, put 40 drops of Young Living Lavender essential oil into one ounce of pure water (not tap water).  Make sure it’s in a glass container so that the petrochemicals from a plastic container don’t seep into your unadulterated lavender mixture.  I like mine to sit over night, but many Young Living members let their’s sit for 20 minutes before using it.

Heavily mist the lavender spray on the baby’s bottom so that an even layer covers the bottom.  Reapply with every diaper change and watch how changes in the color of the rash reflect how quickly its healing.apsh

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The older kids were telling me that the younger kids were playing with a wasps’ nest. I went outside to see what they were doing, and sure enough, wasps had made a nest low enough that our six and eight year olds could play with it. I decided to remove the nest before they made the wasps angry. My intention was to knock the nest off the house and let it fall to the ground. I figured that if the nest was on the ground for an hour or so, the wasps would leave the nest and make a new one closer to the roof. I do like my wasps because they eat bugs I don’t like around my home so I didn’t want them dead. I just wanted them where the kids wouldn’t anger them and then get stung.

I picked a broken plastic piece off the ground that belonged to the trampoline to use as a scraper. I leaned over the bush, gave the nest a real good scrape and ran away. All that did was make the nest swing to the side. It didn’t break it away from the house. So I approached the nest carefully to try to scrape harder on my second try. When I got within six inches of the nest, all the wasps started flying towards me. My arm started stinging immediately. Wasps continued to chase me and sting me as I ran towards the back door. I was bit over eight times. The stinging turned to pain and immediately my arm was covered in welps.

I grabbed the Young Living Purification oil from the kitchen cabinet, and just poured about 20 drops all over my arm and hand. Within seconds the stinging went from a pain level of 10 to a pain level of 3. The swelling stopped immediately.

Purification is a powerful blend of Citronella, Lemongrass, Lavedin, Rosemary, Melaleuca alternafolia and Myrtle. Notice the first ingredient is Citronella which means that one of the many uses of Purification is as an insect repellent too. If you don’t use it as an insect repellent, you can use it after you are bit because it neutralizes insect stings and insect venom.

We had Wednesday night church within an hour after me getting stung so throughout the night I noticed that the stinging and swelling never returned. It did develop a redness about three inches in diameter near my elbow where the two largest welps were at. By the next morning, there was no evidence on my arm that I had ever been stung.  That’s why I always keep a bottle in my kitchen cabinet and I take one with me when we attend out-door activities.

Purification is item number 3399.

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Tuesday, I attended Young Living’s Thieves Tour here in Little Rock, Arkansas. As we discussed Young Living’s line of oral care products, we were reminded that the mouth contains more bacteria than anywhere else in the body (including the intestines).  Bacteria from the mouth can cause infection in weak locations throughout the body.  This Bacteria can get into the bloodstream from the mouth in a few different ways:

1. The friction from brushing your teeth causes micro tears in the gums. The bacteria then enters these tears and enters the bloodstream.
2. Cavities provide direct holes into the gums and bloodstream.
3. Dental work such as root canals and tooth abstractions also leave direct holes into the gums that leads to the bloodstream.
4. The bacteria in your saliva enters the mucus membrane under your tongue.

Because there is a mucus membrane under the tongue–which means there is a direct opening to the bloodstream–it is very important to keep your mouth clean. Thieves oral products from Young Living is the perfect solution for two reasons:

1. Holding mouthwash in the mouth for so long will cause alcohol to seep into the bloodstream.  The same thing happens when flouride seeps into the bloodstream when you brush your teeth for several seconds or minutes.  Thieves mouthwash and toothpaste do not contain alcohol or flouride so if any seeps into the bloodstream or is accidentally swallowed, there is no harm.

2.  According to Secret of Thieves, “Thieves Mouthwash is formulated with a revolutionary patented liposome technology (using soy-derived lecithin) that binds the essential oils to the mucus membrane inside the mouth. This enables the essential oils to remain in the mouth for extended periods of time for long-lasting germ-killing and breath-freshening protection.”  So your Young Living Mouthwash is fighting bacteria for longer.

In conclusion, Thieves is not only good for oral care, but for bloodstream care to prevent bacteria from spreading from the mouth to other body parts causing infections.

Thieves Dental Floss - 3 pk(Item No. 4464)  Thieves Dental Floss – 3 pk
Thieves Dental Floss - Single(Item No. 4463)  Thieves Dental Floss – Single
Thieves Dentarome Plus Toothpaste - 4 oz (Item No. 3738) Thieves Dentarome Plus Toothpaste – 4 oz
Thieves Dentarome Toothpaste - 4 oz (Item No. 3737) Thieves Dentarome Toothpaste – 4 oz
Thieves Dentarome Ultra Toothpaste - 4.1 oz(Item No. 3744)  Thieves Dentarome Ultra Toothpaste – 4.1 oz
Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash - 8 fl oz(Item No. 3683)  Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash – 8 fl oz
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After reading “Discovery Of the Ultimate Superfood”,  I knew one of the things Ningxia Red was good for was improving eyesight.  I believed that I could also have improved eye sight so I put myself on a one-year trial.  I decided not to go to the optometrist to get a new prescription till the trial was over.

It didn’t take long before I wasn’t using my glasses indoors anymore.  I only needed my glasses to see long distances when driving.

December 2, 2006, when the trial was over, I went to the optometrist to get a new prescription because the old one was preventing me from seeing well even when driving.

The eye doctor said, “No wonder you want new glasses…your vision has improved.”

I just smiled. After a few minutes I asked him, “If you would put a percentage on the amount of improvement, what would you say?” After
doing some estimating on paper, he answered, “Fifty percent better.”

I then took the prescription to the woman who helped me order the glasses. She said, “Wow, your eyesight has really improved!”

I knew it was a result of drinking NingXia Red.

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