A New Baby Bee on the way and NEW products for Expecting Mamas!

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I have been waiting to announce to you all about our NEW Arrival coming September 15th! So here it is officially, we are expecting our 2nd child in September. Here is a picture of me earlier in the month, 5 months along!

Most of you know about my journey through my business and the reason why I started my business in the first place…….to be a Work-At-Home-Mom! It was my plan BEFORE I had my daughter to not be away from home. It was SOO important to me that I prepared years in advance so I was ready. More on that story soon!

Now it is a different road I will be taking. My business is more established than before and I have a 5 year old who I am also homeschooling, running my business, running a household…… Somehow I believe it will all come together and work out! It just has to, there is no other option!!

I am doing my best to get prepared for my time off with the baby when HE arrives! Yes, we are having a BOY!! So excited 🙂

So there will be some time where I will be putting my shop on vacation and orders will be on hold for a while. I predict a few weeks as I am bringing in some helpers to make the transition as smooth as possible. One thing that has been on my mind is that I need to share with you all the products I have been using since I have been pregnant!

There are only a few essential oils that are safe for expectant Mamas. I of course use my own products I make and some are not fit for use during pregnancy. So I have re-formulated some of my daily favorites to accommodate my new needs!

♦Organic Hair Rinse> I have replaced the Rosemary & Rosewood with Ylang-Ylang & Lavender Essential Oil. Still good for Brunettes!

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♦Organic Hair Gel>I have replaced the Rosemary with Ylang-Ylang, and have kept the Lavender Essential Oil.

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♦For muscle aches>I have been using Organic Ginger Lemon Lotion. It is safe during the 2nd & 3rd Trimester, but should be avoided during the 1st Trimester due to the strong circulation action of the Ginger Essential Oil.

Great for muscle aches and safe for expectant Mamas during the 2nd & 3rd Trimester!

Great for muscle aches and safe for expectant Mamas during the 2nd & 3rd Trimester!

I chose Lavender for its healing properties and gentle scent! Safe for expectant Mamas and children, it is one of the safest essential oils available!

I also chose Ylang-Ylang as it is safe for expectant Mamas plus these other benefits! It helps to lift moods, plus using ylang ylang essential oil as a hair treatment will promote the growth of hair and reduce hair loss.

I am packaging these 3 favorites plus a small bar of my Organic Jasmine Soap for shampooing into a special “Expectant Mama Beauty Set”!

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You can find it in my Etsy shop, or on my website! Ordering from my website will save you on your favorites EVERY TIME!

 

Do you know someone who is expecting that would benefit from my new products? Do you have a favorite product that YOU would like to see reformulated for Expectant Mamas?

Leave your comments below! I love to hear from my readers!

 

 

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Being a Work-at-home Mom is hard but worth it!

Ever since I decided to be a Stay-at-Home Mom, back in 2007 when I made a conscience decision to start my own business, I new it was going to be a challenge, but I saw its worth so I was up for it!

Aria is 10 months now and my business has been steadily picking up since that day. I strive to provide Organic Bath, Beauty & Home items that we not only use here at home, but that others can enjoy with their family as well. It seems unreal to me that I get the option to raise my daughter at home. I say option, but really, I didn’t see any other way. My husband and I have cut back tremendously on our extra spending, I am still making everything from scratch that we eat like I have before, but less driving & commuting helps save A LOT! Also not purchasing anything new by keeping the items we do have in good working order by taking good care of them! Cutting back from the household spending is the #1 way to start your way to saving or working the dream job you have always wanted.
Changing your outlook on life has something to do with it too:) Looking back at how your Grandparents lived through the depression is a good example of “being thankful for what you have” and “making the most of everything” could be incorporated into life today. For example, I still have the same 20″ TV I got as a gift when I was 17 and the same stereo (the only stereo!) I got for my birthday when I was 12!

I am 31 now going on 32 and it still works like a charm! I have moved many, many, times with it, and it still plays a single CD at once, and even has a double tape deck for when I want to drag out my old tapes from my childhood and listen to them:)
I do have a cell phone, don’t get me wrong, but I do choose the hardiest phone I can buy when I am forced to buy a new one! Not usually by choice but because my has broken from old age! My last phone I had for 3 1/2 years! It was a top of the line at that time, but I wasn’t going to spend money on a new one if I didn’t have to. My current one is going on its 3rd year of life and still going strong:) And my reply to Verizon is, “No thanks, I like my phone just fine. I don’t need an upgrade until this one breaks!”
So, as I embark on another day of being a Stay-at-home-Mom, I remember what a wonderful life my daughter is getting with me being able to stay at home with her and teach her the ways of life living on less with a smile!