Aromatherapy, when I first heard the phrase, holding a newborn on my lap, sounded like something that people who had time to brush their teeth should worry about, not me. The only “therapy” I thought I needed then was a solid night’s sleep (or at least four hours…is that too much to ask??), not some fancy little bottles I didn’t have time to learn how to use! But a been-there-done-that mom convinced me to give aromatherapy oils a whirl (or a whiff) and let me tell you—our sense of smell is much more powerful than we tend to give it credit for! I can honestly credit my nose for becoming a much more mellow mommy. So before you turn your nose up at essential oils, let me tell you why the right scents are indeed exactly what you need right now—for you and your baby.
Ah, that new baby smell. Hold your baby close, press your face to his neck and just inhale…addictive, right?
But we all know what doesn’t smell so good: the diapers. And the spit-up. And it really stinks—excuse the pun—when you’re taking a visitor on a tour of your house and open the door to show off the adorably decorated nursery, only to have said visitor gag over the scent of icky baby poo.
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