Homemade All-Natural Baby Solutions

I've dealt with sensitive skin for as long as I can remember. As a child I was accustomed to eczema outbreaks and irritation from perfumes and cleaning products. I remember when my mom switched to Free & Clear laundry detergent, had me take my own fragrance free lotion to the nail salon, and when I broke out in a terrible rash from Windex on the day of my senior prom (the horror).  Because I've experienced the wrath of skin sensitivity issues, I have been careful to use only natural solutions on my daughter, Channing. 

Natural Lotion for Baby

I add lavender to Channing's lotion because of its inherent soothing properties. Lavender has both antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties; additionally, lavender is used to treat skin conditions and inflammation making it the perfect additive for baby's soft skin. Bonus, CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade) lavender is gentle enough for infants and it smells heavenly. 

Natural Diaper Cream

Because of Melaleuca's incredible healing properties and its ability to fight infection, it has been touted as an essential-oil cure all. Melaleuca not only acts as an antibacterial agent, but it also speeds up the process of healing. It has been used as a preventative measure in preventing infection specifically in open wounds. Diluted Melaleuca has helped me keep Channing's bum rash free; additionally, I used it to aid in healing a rash that was contracted from the perfumes and chemicals in disposable baby wipes. (We now use cloth).

Natural Shampoo for Baby:

 

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Carly Grace Milyo

Born in New York City,  Carly Grace grew up in Atlanta and graduated from The Westminster Schools.  Carly received her Bachelor of Science in Human Development, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Virginia Tech in 2012. During her college career, Carly began practicing yoga as an escape from her intense ACC Cheerleading training. The rigor and requirements Carly upheld as an ACC athlete combined with the social expectations and action packed schedule expected of an Alpha Phi left Carly depleted both physically and mentally.  Before Carly found yoga, she used running, partying with friends, and restricting her diet to maintain a sense of control in her life. It was Carly's true desire to find more purposeful and authentic friendships and to invest her time in cultivating her greater well-being and spirituality that lead her to yoga. 

The creativity and physical challenge of yoga captivated and inspired Carly. Yoga was the first thing Carly practiced where the perfect-ten mentality was not required; in fact, perfection is the antithesis of yoga principles.  After hanging up her poms poms and retiring from her ACC Cheerleading career, Carly quickly found herself  invested in the In Balance Yoga Community in Blacksburg, VA.  With encouragement and affirmation from Studio Owner, Becky Crigger, Carly set out for New York City to train with Dana Trixie Flynn at Laughing Lotus Love Skool.

Yoga Alliance 200 E-RYT, Carly has studied and practiced with many influencers and teachers all over the United States.  Carly currently teaches Thunderbolt Power Yoga®;  a powerful alignment based vinyasa flow inspired by some of her greatest influencers including, Dana Trixie Flynn and Baron Baptiste.  Carly infuses creative ideas and sequencing into her classes. Her purpose as a teacher is to inspire people to move like themselves. Carly is committed to helping students be audaciously playful in both their practice and in their lives. 

You can catch Carly Grace teaching at her studio Thunderbolt Power Yoga, at off-site events such as the infamous FIT Yoga Series with Carly Grace at W Atl Buckhead, at music festivals, corporate conferences, and more!  Be sure to look out for Carly's quarterly Boombox Power Yoga® Class offered alongside a live DJ, accompanied by her pink boombox, and enhanced with a 16 inch disco ball. 

In the mean time, you can follow her adventures on instagram (@yoga__barbie) or give her a wave when you see her drive by in her infamous pink jeep!