These ‘Khadi Natural Aromatherapy and Diffuser Oils’ are the perfect way for me to call one exhausting Monday, a day.
Today was one of those days that consume you physically and mentally.
Hubby has been ill for the past two days and today the little one caught the flu virus because he couldn’t stop kissing the sick daddy all this while.
For me aromas and fragrances are so crucial and how these oils soothe my reflexes is as good as getting a spa for the mind. I add 2-3 drops of these essential oils to my diffuser and it creates the most relaxing environment.
Also, tea tree oil and eucalyptus oil have amazing health benefits apart form their incense. They help aid proper breathing, treat insomnia, give pain relief and help keep insects at bay.
*These magic oils are amazingly beneficial for the kids too*
This DIY Camphor oil has totally been my miracle product these past two months. I’ve been using this along with my usual aromatherapy diffuser oils. I was waiting to write up this post after experiencing its effects for a good time and today after finishing three quarters of the oil I made, I’m ready to write about its wonders.
We all know, that camphor is known for it’s antiseptic and disinfectant properties. It has been used to purify our surroundings and in traditional rituals for the longest time.
Along side, I have experienced its effectiveness in one of my worst nightmares. The worst thing to see is your child unable to sleep peacefully. My little one had a stuffy nose last week. The oil greatly helped in clearing blocked nasal passages of the baby, when he was having sleepless nights because the moment he used to lie, he found it difficult to breathe.
When I add camphor oil to my Chicco Respira Sano humidifier, it creates a soothing atmosphere in the room and aids us in a getting a peaceful sleep.
How I make it:
1 cup coconut (carrier) oil
2″ piece of synthetic camphor
Slightly warm the coconut oil and add powdered camphor. Mix well and immediately cover. Leave for 2 days for the camphor to diffuse into the oil. Use as required.
Hello New Moms
Hello Dark Circles + Puffy Eyes
One of the most annoying things about my post baby body was the constant look of fatigue on my face. My sleep schedule was a wreck and it was clearly showing on my skin, especially my eyes, they started to look a lot like I had been punched.
So, after I got a hang of motherhood and the baby started sleeping better, my skin automatically started getting back in shape; however, the eyes, they refused to take a turn back. They needed treatment apart from sleep.
Surfing on Nykaa, I saw the Mamaearth Undereye Crème for Dark Circles and Puffy Eyes. The jar mentioned it consists of Coffee, Cucumber and White Lilly Extract. Now the moment I read coffee I knew I had to buy this (haha).
I have loved Mamaearth products for my little one for being very mild, hypoallergenic and non toxic. This little tub costed me ₹ 599 which is a lot less compared to the Forest Essentials ₹ 2395 under eye cream that I had previously used. I’ve used this for about a year now and i’d like to mention that it has helped me a lot in terms of brightening the area around the eyes. It’s texture is very light so my oily skin doesn’t mind it at all. There has been a huge difference in my undereye area. Clearly the punched look has diminished greatly, if not disappeared, plus it is a total steal at such a great price.
Apart from using this cream, new mums can follow these simple steps to brighten their eye area:
- Applying cotton dipped in fresh cucumber juice on the eyes to brighten them up. This works wonders. You can also use this while applying a face pack so your eyes also feel fresh.
- Applying used & cooled green tea bags on the eyes for reducing puffiness. The antioxidants present in green tea help soothe the skin and works as an eye pack.
- Massaging your eye area lightly with castor oil to improve blood circulation. The blood circulation in this area becomes so slow which is why the skin looks disrupted. You must be careful to use one drop of oil on each eye and massage with delicate fingers
- Maintain your sleep schedule. This makes more difference than you think. Try to stick to a sleeping time or hours.
- Keeping yourself hydrated by drinking lots of water. This automatically improves skin elasticity and texture. Your skin remains healthy only if it is well hydrated.
Diaper rash can be quite a challenging situation for the baby as well as for the mother. The mere sight of the rash is so disturbing that it can cause panic in new mommies.
However, it has to be dealt with, with patience and the best ways to avoid and heal a diaper rash are:
- Use SEBAMED DIAPER RASH CREAM first thing after wiping of the area with wet cotton if your baby has developed a rash. The cream is very mild yet has a wonderfully speedy healing process. I usually have had to use it only 2-3 times in case of a severe rash for it to heal. It also has the ideal pH (5.5) to avoid sensitive skin reactions.
- Whenever you change a baby’s soiled diaper, always wipe and give 5-20 mins (as much as possible) diaper free time. This way the skin dries off completely and the skin in the diaper area gets to breathe.
- Try not to leave the baby in soiled diaper for too long. New borns should get a nappy change every 2-3 hours.
- Potty train the baby at an early stage. The baby should at least be able to tell when he has pooped. This way you won’t have the chance to not find out for too long causing bacterial reaction. Always keep checking for soiled diapers. Change more often if there is a rash.
- Do not use powder every time you change. Some mothers tend to use powder too much. This dries and irritates the sensitive skin in the diaper area.
- Use coconut oil or vaseline diaper rash gel during most diaper changes. This makes a barrier b/w the skin and the diaper and avoids bacterial contact with the skin.