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Finding Balance with Essential Oils


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Life with a toddler… It can be hectic at times! It gets even more hectic when you’re a full time work-at-home mom with an active toddler. Sometimes I just want to scream. But I know that my family relies on me in a big way, and I need to pull it all together. There’s nothing wrong with seeking help – especially when help can come from nature itself.


I was excited recently to get to know Amber Nordstrom who sells essential oils. She helped me get started with incorporating some basic oils in my day to day life, to help me calm down, focus, and sleep at night, despite all the stress surrounding me. In her own words:

“We know just how crazy life can be at times.  With having a son in preschool and a soon to be toddler, we understand how it’s hard to maintain balance with all that life throws at you!    Unfortunately most people are in the same boat, completely out of balance.  Yet there is an advantage that we, as a family have, that most don’t…   essential oils.  Our goal is to bring an understanding of just how valuable these oils are and the impact that they can have on you and your family in a natural way without all the scary side effects of modern medicine.”

 Imagine if you can take a magical elixir out of your pocket, give it some whiffs and almost immediately feel less stressed. No need to imagine – our sense of smell is that powerful! Lavender is possibly the most famous, as stress-melting, relaxing oil. I’ve always been a fan of lavender-scented scrubs and rubs to help melt my stress. So why not go pure and straight to the source? 

Essential Oils in real life:

  • My baby and I have some things in common. One of our most prominent similarities is our inability to settle down enough to sleep. Rubbing a couple of drops of lavender essential oil into the bottom of our feet helps us relax. 
  • When my toddler’s naptime finally comes around, I often am out of energy from chasing him. Yet, those are my prime hours for getting housework and blog work out of the way. I rub a drop of peppermint essential oil in my hands and inhale, allowing myself to be invigorated. 
  • Peppermint essential oil also helps with my frequent pounding headaches. I massage a few drops into my temples.
  • Sometimes, I feel down, when I don’t accomplish everything I had planned. Inhaling a drop of lemon essential oil helps lift my mood. The grounding blend helps me stay sane among the chaos that day-to-day life brings. 
  • My favorite oil is the Wild Orange! I can’t get enough of the smell! Plus, it invigorates me as I go about my day. I hope to make myself a perfume or body mist with this.
  • I tend to catch all sorts of things, due to lack of sleep causing my immune system to be compromised. The protective blend beadlets help support my immune system using nature, and only nature! 

Connect with Amber Nordstrom:

Website | Facebook | Twitter

This product was received from the Company for review purposes only. All thoughts and words in this post is my own and I was not paid to endorse it. I am only voicing my opinion about this product.


About Author


Menucha is a Jersey girl living in big New York with her husband and little boy. She is currently fulfilling her dream to be a stay at home mom. She loves crafting, the color purple, and chocolate. Menucha blogs at momsandcrafters.com in between making jewelry and working as a freelance graphic designer.

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Maryann D.

I love Peppermint essential oil. The scent is wonderful and I use it to keep bugs away also. DoTerra Essential Oils are wonderful.

Robin Abrams

I could really use the lemon essential oil. It sounds like it could really help me

Debbie Clauer

I appreciate the info on what oils to use & where.

Barbara Adams

Wish I had known about these powerful oils when I was getting started in Social Service. Some home visits were hard to take on a good day.


Thank you for all the great info on essential oils!

Sara G

I just started using essential oils. I am so excited to learn more about them!

Julie L

I’ve heard so much about essential oils I’d love to try it.


I would love to try the Peppermint Essential Oil, sounds like I could use some for my headaches!

Gail Williams

i really use Lavender essential oil for relaxing, too. I have a better time relaxing and falling asleep with some rubbed on my feet.

katie smith

I love oils, I have a new NOW blends that smell good.

Susan Stirling

My daughter is a huge fan of essential oils and has taught me so much I feel so much better using this type of relief than chemicals and heaven only knows what else they load in factories. My grandchildren have been on them since birth and I honestly don’t know 3 more healthy children.

amy pugmire

I have heard wonderful things


I think it is always good to seek a more natural solution for health issues as a first step. Prescriptions and medical treatments are needed for some things, but I think they can be overused.


I love doTerra essential oils. I haven’t gotten into essential oils much past using them for homemade bath and body products but I’ll be sure to try peppermint next time I have a headache!

Amanda Felton

Thank you for the article. I have 2 littles under 5 and I understand how stressed you can feel. It would be nice to have some magical elixer to take your emotions down a notch at certain times. Would love to try doterra.


I’ve been sampling the essential oils at whole foods, so many are amazing! I can’t pick a fav!


Peppermint is my favorite oil for pain. I really want to try lemon.

Kitty Kelleher

I love essential oils

Angela W

I use the peppermint for headaches. Really looking forward to using the lemon!

Sabrina Joy

I would really love to smell that Wild Orange! So far, I think I definitely would want to try the Peppermint Essential OIl and the Lemon Essential Oil especially since I usually get really down and upset too when I haven’t accomplished everything that I had planned for a day. Great review, and thank you very much for sharing your thoughts.

Deborah W.

I have just recently become interested in essential oils. They sound like a natural alternative to dealing with pain and anxiety. I really want to try them and see how they work.


I’d love to try it.

Laurie Nykaza

I have read so much on how wonderful these oils are these sound amazing to use love to use them to relax.

Lynda Del

I’ve always wanted to try these essential oils from doterra.

heather e.g. kaufman

Thanks for the review. I think the On Guard beads sound interesting.


Wild Orange smells amazing.

Erin Fesperman

Essential oils are amazing! I had a really bad toothache one night and I used some oregano mixed with a carrier oil on it and the pain went away! The pain was so bad I thought I was going to have to go to the dentist for an emergency visit!

Holly C.

I am sort of new to using essential oils, I bought a diffuser and love diffusing citrus oils!

Alona Y

I’m going to have to try the peppermint oil for my headaches, they’re more migranes but anything to help even a little is worth it!


It’s so exciting to see e.oils entering the main stream. I’ve had opportunities to use them in previous years and was always amazed at their effectiveness!! Love the lemon, lavender, actually they all sound awesome! Thanks for the chance!

Joann M

I use peppermint for my headaches as well!

All Natural Katie

I love essential oils and am always looking to increase my collection.

william gossage

These oils sound great i am going to have to try them

Evelyn R

I’ve heard so much about essential oils I’d love to try it.

Amy Orvin

I bet the Wild Orange smells amazing!

N Bear

I like using EOs for making natural cleaning solutions as well.

Misty Taylor

I am new to essential oils and love the review you gave above. I had no clue that lavender could be used as a calming. I’m a mother of four ranging from 10 years old-11 months so I need all the natural therapy I can get!

robyn donnelly

I like using essential oils and this posts helps with the questions I have.


The smell of lavender makes my physically ill. I won what would otherwise have been a nice package of candles and bath products, all lavender scented. I gave it away to a stranger just to get it out of the house. I love orange. My favorite perfume has hints of it.

Nataile Brown

I’d have never thought t use an essential oil for sleep problems. I have used peppermint oil for nausea and it worked pretty well. Thank-you for this fun information & review. 🙂

Tami Lewis

Peppermint works great on my headaches too. Thanks for all the tips!

sarah poole

I love using essential oils but I’ve never actually tried do Terra!!

Jeani b

i love doTerra oils; i got a sunburn yesterday and used lavendar to soothe it. today it is not nearly as bright and the pain is gone!

Sarah Hayes

great products! theres so much from this company Id love to try. the wild orange looks awesome


I like mixing lavender & orange essential oils in my bathwater.

Christina B.

I love the Lavender in my homemade body products. It’s become a sort of signature scent for my bathroom 🙂 almost as much as lemon in my kitchen.


I’d love to try the peppermint.

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These sound fantastic. I keep reading about essential oils, but I have yet to try them. You make them sound even more appealing, I might just have to get some soon!

Carissa joslyn

I wonder if the lavender tricould help my son! he’s a terrible sleeper and always has been. he’s 3 now. I love how there are so many uses for essential oils.

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