Let's Go Green!

Green Living, Earth Day

Happy Earth Day to all! For ways to enjoy Earth Day with your littles, visit our post here

Living naturally and "GREEN" may not be a priority for all, but it can be something that you continuously strive for. Sure not every mama will throw away the disposables for cloth diapers, but every mama can make small, simple changes to live a little more green. 

As a natural living, green mom, I constantly strive to improve and even can say that I frequently fail. I get lazy too and sometimes use too many paper towels or nix the recycling just because I don't have room to store it. Either way, it's a constant goal of improvement for me to learn more and do more. I want to teach my children to take care of this planet and to respect and appreciate the land. 

It's not about hugging trees, it's simply about doing MORE. 

Interested in cloth diapers but not sure where to start? Find out more information here or here on why you should consider it and information here on how to go about it. For more awesome green baby essentials, checkout our favorites here! For a greener nursery, check out this post

To read more about eliminating toxins from your home you can read this fun post I put together. For an amazing essential oil mopping recipe, visit here. Trying to understand the difference between organic and natural? Read the breakdown here

For more amazing green living posts and simple facts on some of my favorite green topics, check this post out or this one! For some personal inspiration on why I am "green" check out my post about being crunchy here. And finally, for an eye opening post on the products we use daily, check out this popular post

There are numerous ways you can improve your footprint here on this Earth. It's the only one we will have, so let's take care of it for our children. 

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Helping Little Ones to Sleep with Essential Oils

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If there is one thing that I love, it is my sleep. I mean, what mother doesn't love a good night of peaceful sleep after a long day of mothering?! I sure as heck LOVE it. 

But I, like so many others, fall victim to the cycles of waking toddlers who have to pee, teething babies, or even worse -- the dreaded sleep regression. I can't stand a sleep regression; they make me crazy. 

I have used oils off and on at various points the past year or so for sleep on my girls. Quite honestly the only reason why I haven't continually used it is likely just because of sheer laziness. You know, sometimes when the jar runs out of my secret concoction then I just become lazy and forget to make another. That is motherhood I guess. 

But after a few weeks of horrible sleep due to a sleep regression, I knew it was time to break out the magic again. This time I tried a new recipe with some new oils I had on hand and I am loving it so far! Two weeks ago my almost two year old was frequently waking at night asking for her cup and (knock on wood) since starting back with our oily routine, we have noticed a drastic improvement! They even napped better after an application of this oily recipe. 

There are numerous oils out there to help aide with sleep issues and even a kid's oil specifically for Sleep (which is on the way to me now actually), but I have found success with this simple recipe! 

I love mixing our oils in miniature mason jars as this provides an easy way to apply and looks pretty as well. It's easy to grab a dab to rub on little one's feet and spines, and because of the tight suction of a good mason jar, it is very child proof for curious hands. 

Young Living Baby Sleep

Recipe:

  • About two tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 8 Drops Gentle Baby
  • 8 Drops Lavender
  • 6-8 Drops Cedarwood

Mix it up and bam -- there you go! 

Easy peasy and I have noticed a drastic difference in a better night of sleep. The biggest thing about essential oils is just forming a routing and *remembering* your routine and creating new habits. 

Interested in trying essential oils or joining Young Living? You can join my team today by using this link or by using number 2034495 as your enrolled/sponsor ID. Join my Mushy Mommy team today and we'll get started on a healthier, natural journey together! 

Earth Day Giveaway

Best Bottom Diaper
Welcome to the Earth Day Giveaway Hop, hosted by The Pistachio Project and Green Moms Network! Each of the participating blogs will be giving away a prize to help you go green and celebrate Earth Day! Earth Day is just one day out of the year but we want to give you ways to go eco-friendly all year long. After entering my giveaway, be sure to hop around and enter all of the other giveaways listed on the link at the bottom of this post! The Mushy Mommy is giving away a prize package of eco friendly goodies for one lucky mama and baby straight from our online store. Win (1) Best Bottom diaper cover in the newest print, Black Daze / (1) Stay Dry Insert in the size of your choice / and (1) RePlay recycled bowl in the color of your choice. Prize valued at $28.95! Did you know that we have an online natural and mother baby boutique? Make sure to check us out by clicking the Shop tab up at the top of our blog! a Rafflecopter giveaway Now that you've entered my giveaway, make sure to check out the following bloggers who also have eco-friendly prizes for you to win! Happy Earth Day friends! Be on the lookout for more Earth celebrations with us! This contest will run thorough April 22, 2017 at 11:59 EST. No purchase necessary. US entries only. Must be 18 years or older to win. Sponsors may have provided free samples of products to the bloggers. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to YOUR BLOG and not to Facebook. Please note that The Mushy Mommy, The Pistachio Project, Green Moms Network and the Earth Day Giveaway Hop bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that don't fulfill their prizes. We have represented each sponsor with the expectation they will fulfill their prize in a timely manner. We will contact the sponsor regarding your prize(s). The sponsors, in most cases, are shipping their items to you directly. I will make every effort to assist you obtaining your prize. If there is an issue with a sponsor, please notify the blog you won a prize from within 4-6 weeks for assistance, after that we may be unable to assist you.
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Sasha Savoy

Sasha is the owner and founder of The Mushy Mommy, a natural mother and baby boutique and The Mushy Mommy Village. She is a SAHM who works hard at living as minimal and unprocessed as possible, but never claims perfection. Her mission is to inspire, encourage, enlighten and empower mothers all over to feel good about their choices, to make healthy choices and to enjoy motherhood and all of its beauty and chaos.