Seedlings Infant Care from Young Living
Perhaps you’ve thought, “But it’s such a small amount,” as you used a commercial personal care product. It’s easy to ignore the harsh chemicals and toxins in the products we use when the amounts are miniscule; but before you reach for the next commercial product at the grocery store, consider bioaccumulation.
Bioaccumulation is also known as “body burden,” and it is the buildup of harsh chemicals and toxins in the human body. These harsh chemicals are found in many commercial personal care products, albeit in very small amounts, so the accumulation occurs over time.
Since we know that some harmful chemicals build up in our bodies over time, the impact may not be evident until long after exposure. We also know that some chemicals have more impact on our bodies during certain periods, such as when we’re in the womb, during infancy, and during puberty, and that even tiny doses can be potent. To reduce the potential for bioaccumulation, it is vital to select the purest possible products to use on our babies.
With so many products to choose from for your baby, why Seedlings? As a parent or caregiver, you are constantly making decisions. Where do you find time to research the best products for your baby? When we developed the Seedlings line, we took the guesswork out of the process. You don’t have to worry about whether the products you’re using on your little ones are pure or sourced from authentic suppliers—Young Living’s Seed to Seal commitment has done that for you. Our years of research and development, along with our standard for unparalleled quality, lets you know that you are choosing products you can trust.
These products were formulated with a baby’s delicate skin in mind and use natural, plant-based ingredients. The line is hypoallergenic, and all of the products are vegan friendly, except for the OTC Diaper Rash Cream, which uses beeswax as an emollient to create a hydrating barrier; it is, however, vegetarian friendly. The topical products in the Seedlings line have also been dermatologist tested and pediatrician reviewed.
Young Living’s Calm scent blend has a base of Lavender essential oil and includes Coriander, Geranium, Ylang Ylang, and furanocoumarin-free Bergamot—which means there is not a UV warning associated with this blend, so it’s fine for using on your baby before taking him or her outdoors. I really like the fragrance of Calm. And I use these products myself, the lotion and oil and wipes because the fragrance is so relaxing and calming just like the name says: Calm
There’s nothing like the smell of a baby’s freshly washed skin. Now bath time can be even more soothing and sweet with the scent of Seedlings Baby Wash & Shampoo. Lightly scented with our Calm blend of pure essential oils—featuring Lavender for its soothing, calming aroma—this extra gentle formula leaves skin and hair clean, soft, and smooth without over-drying. Plus, it is dermatologist tested, hypoallergenic, and vegan friendly.
Calendula was added to support a baby’s sensitive, delicate skin with additional hydration. Calendula is native to the Mediterranean but can now be found growing around the world.
Eyebright, also known as euphrasia, is an herb that has been used throughout history for many purposes. It was added to Seedlings Baby Wash & Shampoo for its skin-nourishing and moisturizing effects and to boost the tear-free formula.
Tested and approved tear-free formula
2-in-1 shampoo and body wash, which simplifies bath time
100 percent plant-based, naturally derived ingredients
Pricing (Wholesale): $22.25, PV: 18
Bath time gets your little one clean, but it is also very important for your infant’s well-being and development. One thing that becomes very valuable in bath time is that parents are distraction free, as technology has no place in a splash-filled bathroom!
Baths are also significant because they engage all the senses. According to Tiffany Field, Director of the Touch Research Institute and developmental psychologist, “Bath time is significant because it’s probably the time when babies get touched more than any other time during the day, and so it becomes a very important activity for the parents.” But it’s not just touch that makes bath time special. It’s also the engagement of other senses, from watching bubbles burst to listening to the water. “Babies’ brains are built to really pay attention and really light up when there is multisensory stimulation. The more sense you engage, the better,” Tiffany explains.
Seedlings Baby Oil is formulated specially for an infant’s delicate skin. This mild, gentle product contains 100 percent pure essential oils diluted to an appropriate strength, and its plant-based formula is lightly scented with our Calm blend of Lavender, Coriander, Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, and Geranium.
In addition to the Calm essential oil blend and fractionated coconut oil, Seedlings Baby Oil also contains apricot kernel oil, safflower seed oil, and prickly pear seed oil, which are considered dry oils. These “dry” carrier oils moisturize and absorb quickly and thoroughly into the skin, leaving baby’s skin soft, hydrated, and smooth after applying.
Apricot kernel oil and prickly pear seed oil have high concentrations of linoleic acid, which is one of the three essential fatty acids. They also contain oleic acid. Seedlings Baby Oil also contains plant-based, non-GMO tocopherols in the form of vitamin E.
Seedlings Baby Oil is formulated without mineral oil and is vegan friendly and suitable for everyday use. It is also dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic.
Seedlings Baby Oil can be applied using baby massage techniques for sweet bonding with your little one. Because it is non-greasy and absorbs gently into skin, baby’s skin won’t be slippery after application!
Pricing (Wholesale): $18.00, PV: 14.50
The idea of baby massage may sound overzealous, but it can have many lasting positive effects on our babies, and it only takes a few minutes.
In many ways, touch is considered our first language. In addition to the physiological benefits—such as supporting digestion, muscle development, weight gain, and boosting the immune system—it is also beneficial to brain development. Gentle touch, like that of baby massage, can help babies grow stronger and feel less anxiety. Those who experience routine touch show 50 percent more eye contact and are three times more likely to have an overall positive expression than those who don’t! Also, research has shown that routine touch and massage can lead to improved cognitive performance and increased alertness in children.
Keep baby’s skin soft and hydrated with Seedlings Baby Lotion, Young Living’s gentle moisturizer specially formulated for infants’ delicate skin. This non-greasy lotion supports moisture barrier function and smoothly absorbs into a baby’s delicate skin, leaving it moisturized, soft, and smooth. It’s made with skin-nourishing ingredients and a Lavender-infused essential oil blend.
Seedlings Baby Lotion contains coconut oil, Calm essential oil blend, murumuru butter, mango butter, cocoa butter, calendula, annatto oil, and apple extract. The mango seed, murumuru seed, and cocoa seed butters are all high-quality butters known for their high fatty acid content.
Mango butter is an exotic and sought-after butter known for nourishing the skin. It is similar to shea and cocoa butters but with a slightly different fatty acid content. It is found in the rainforest and harvested from the seed kernel of the mango tree.
Murumuru butter comes from murumuru palm trees native to the Amazon. It’s highly moisturizing, absorbs easily into skin, and helps support the skin’s moisture barrier. The tree produces a natural fruit, and the butter is extracted from the seed of the fruit.
Cocoa butter is extracted from the roasted seeds of the theobroma tree, which is native to the Americas.
Apple fruit extract was added to the formula as an active ingredient to retain skin hydration, and the annatto oil comes from a tree/shrub found in tropical climates. It is cultivated in South American and southeastern Asia and was introduced in the 17th century to the Spaniards. Annatto oil is what gives Seedlings Baby Lotion the yellowish color and is soothing to the skin.
The flower petals of the calendula plant have been used for various purposes since the 12th century; we’ve added calendula for its moisturizing effects.
Pricing (Wholesale): $17.50, PV: 14
Seedlings Linen Spray is safe for fabrics and extremely versatile, not only freshening fabrics but creating a peaceful and calming atmosphere. It is made from pure, pristine products and—perhaps most importantly—is free of alcohol. It is vegan friendly and contains no sulfates, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, synthetic preservatives, synthetic fragrances, or synthetics.
Pricing (Wholesale): $12.50, PV: 10
Seedlings Baby Wipes are ultra-soft and comfortable. The soothing formula leaves skin moisturized, soft, and smooth, while providing gentle and thorough cleansing without drying an infant’s delicate skin.
They can be used on any part of an infant’s skin. Soft, thick, and versatile, these wipes can handle a diaper change or a lunchtime cleanup.
Vegan friendly, the mild and gentle formula contains cleansing botanicals and 100 percent pure essential oils and is specially formulated to minimize the risk of common allergic reactions. They are specifically formulated to be gentle on sensitive skin.
They are also easy for on-the-go use. The packaging is soft with a hard lid and contains 72 wipes. The wipes are 8x7 inches and are made from a soft, thick material.
Pricing (Wholesale): $8.75, PV: 7
Seedlings Diaper Rash Cream is made with 100 percent naturally derived ingredients, including 100 percent pure essential oils, botanicals, and non-nano zinc oxide. It is also vegetarian friendly. This thick, Lavender-scented cream reduces the duration and severity of diaper rash when applied at the first sign of redness. It soothes on contact and protects a baby’s delicate skin.
Seedlings Diaper Rash Cream can be used as a preventative measure before bed or anytime when exposure to wet diapers may be prolonged. The extra gentle, mild formula—developed specially for an infant’s tender skin—seals out wetness and helps balance skin moisture while reducing redness. Seedlings Diaper Rash Cream can be used on babies of any age, including newborns.
Pricing (Wholesale): $20.75, PV: 16.75
Seedlings Diaper Rash Cream is an OTC (over-the-counter) product because of the inclusion of zinc oxide as an active ingredient. It is non-nano zinc oxide, meaning the size of the zinc particles won’t clog the pores but will act as a barrier to the skin.
Seedlings Diaper Rash Cream is different from KidScents® Tender Tush, which is a thinner ointment designed primarily to moisturize dry skin, including the diaper area. Seedlings Diaper Rash Cream is a thick, white paste that seals out wetness and contains zinc oxide to treat, prevent, and relieve diaper rash.
Murumuru butter comes from murumuru palm trees native to the Amazon. It is highly moisturizing, smooths easily onto skin, and helps support the skin’s moisture barrier. We also use sea buckthorn as a skin moisturizer in the formula. White kaolin clay helps absorb moisture when used on rashes.
Also, this product is the only Seedlings product listed as vegetarian and not vegan, as it contains beeswax, which was added because it provides a rich emollience to creams and is especially good for dry skin.
About diaper rash:
Get moving: Once your baby starts to crawl, usually between 9 and 12 months, the few minutes it takes to stop and get a diaper change feel like an eternity! Play a diaper-changing game that lets your busy bee move on the changing mat. Try a few baby yoga poses—like bringing a knee up to her chest and then slowly moving it toward the opposite side or gently pulling her arm across her body—all while narrating what you’re doing. Once the clean diaper is in place, guide her through some baby aerobics. Ten seconds of bicycling or kicking her legs should get her revved up and ready to crawl.
Pictures: Beat back boring by creating your own art installation: an ever-changing collage of pics on the wall next to the changing table. Start by taping up photos of babies cut from magazines—other infants are infinitely interesting for your little one—and create a diaper-changing game by pointing at the pipsqueaks and asking questions about them.
Stories: By 4 months old, your little one can laugh up a storm, so keep it simple with a diaper-changing game that’s a comedy gold mine for babies. Turn talk time into your own diaper-changing game by telling your baby a made-up tale as soon as his diaper comes off. To the littlest babies, the sing-song sound of your voice is soothing—and may get him to stop squirming—and older babies can help you keep the story flowing by pointing to things you include in your story such as a favorite blanket or a pair of shoes. Make sure to pop your baby’s name into the story, too. Just like adults, babies pay more attention when they hear their name.