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Kristen Kubert

Mama to Chloe + Adelyn + Emerson 🎀 Holistic living ✌🏼 Essential oiler 🌿 Minimalist // Detroit —

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Last week was a very trying week for this new mama of three. Up through the night nursing, nursing challenges (yes so frustrating even though it’s my third child) hubby comes down with strep, kids waking up at 5-6am 🤦🏻‍♀️ While these things are still minor in a bigger picture, they are things to remind me that self care needs to come at all times. Just a five minute break to reflect, pause, face mask, feel breathe anything to help you push forward. What do you do when you’re feeling overwhelmed? 👇🏼 . . . #anessentiallife #fitfam #essentialoils #naturalhealthrevolution #ameo #mamaofthree #mama #threegirls #naturalhealth #minimlist #holisticliving #breathemama #breathe #selfcare #fillyourcup #pause #calm #magnoliatable #magnoliahome

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If you’re an essential oil lover like me then dropper tops for your bottles are a necessity I use droppers for the oils we use most frequently... especially when filling oils in the diffuser. Helps to use them sparingly so your oils seems to last longer since you’re able to count drops #efficient Check out @oil.life and all their other oil tools. The keychain is to help get the orifice off your bottles with ease. (You even get a cute little seasonal sticker and recipe book with each order) What are your essential oil tool necessities? . . . #anessentiallife #fitfam #essentialoils #naturalhealthrevolution #ameo #mamaofthree #mama #threegirls #naturalhealth #minimlist #holisticliving #zijanation #oillife #essentialoiltools #oiltools

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Hungry. all. the. time. It’s all part of nursing a newborn 👶🏻 @dailyharvest smoothies are fully stocked in the freezer and used on the daily. Real, whole food ingredients and ready to eat within minutes using just my @vitamix One thankful mama here 🙋🏻‍♀️ . . . #anessentiallife #fitfam ##naturalhealthrevolution #mamaofthree #mama #threegirls #naturalhealth #minimlist #holisticliving #dailyharvest #healthyfood #wholefood #smoothie #healthysnacks #onthego #vitamix #newmama #nursingmama #hungry #notsponsored

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Anyone else love their Kombucha as much as I do? I was recently gifted a scoby (what gives Kombucha it’s gut health benefits) when I attended a mini course about how to brew your own at home! It’s super simple and really cost effective! Follow along with my IG stories for step by step instructions! I’ll also save them in the highlights for future reference. 🤓 Have you brewed your own Kombucha, or will you try to now?! . . . #anessentiallife #fitfam #essentialoils #naturalhealthrevolution #ameo #mamaofthree #mama #threegirls #naturalhealth #minimlist #holisticliving #kombucha #guthealth #homebrew #aeleats #diykombucha

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We were blessed to have welcomed our third daughter into the world in 2018. Looking forward in sharing our family of five journey with you in 2019 ✨ Happy New Year from our family to yours 🤗 . . . #anessentiallife #fitfam #essentialoils #naturalhealthrevolution #familyoffive #heartofdetroit #mamaofthree #happynewyear #newyear2019 #2019 #goodbye2018 #threegirls #naturalhealth #familyphotography #newmama

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We welcomed our third baby girl into the world last week! 🎀 Labor, delivery, and postpartum is a time when I find myself really using my essential oils. This peri spray is a must have for any new mama! 4oz spray bottle 10 drops lavender 10 drops frankincense 10 drops geranium 10 drops helichrysum Fill 1/2 with thayers rose witch hazel Fill 1/2 with rose water Shake and spray onto your lady parts as often as desired Tag a mama to be to share this must have hospital bag essential! . . . #anessentiallife #anessentiallifebaby #anessentiallifehospital #fitfam #essentialoils #naturalhealthrevolution #ameo #mamaofthree #postpartum #newmama #pregnantmama #naturalbirth #naturalbirthing #hospitalbagessentials #hospitalbag

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When you get together with other mamas, they know exactly how to do a gift exchange ✨#selfcare Can’t wait to finally read this book...now who has read it already?! . . . #anessentiallife #pregnantmama #fitfam #girlwashyourface #mamabear #hotbeverage #metime #mamatime #infinitytattoo #christmas #giftexchange #whiteelephantgift #december #booknerd #rachelhollis

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’Tis the season for @wild_friends Sugar Cookie peanut butter! (Also snagged the gingerbread flavor too!) Whipped up a batch of @simplemills banana muffins (only 7 ingredients) Love to spread that PB on them once they cool 😎 Now that’s what I call snackin 👅 . . . #anessentiallife #pregnantmama #mamaoftwo #fitfam #essentialoils #naturalhealthrevolution #ameo #simplemills #bananamuffins #wildfriends #peanutbutter #tistheseason #sugarcookies #muffins #healthysnack

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Pancakes are a staple in our house! I love @kodiakcakes whole wheat pancakes mix and especially love adding in all the things to make them even healthier. Add in suggestions: @vitalproteins collagen Cinnamon Farm fresh eggs @philosophielove superfood blends What’s your fav thing to add into your pancakes? 🥞 . . . #anessentiallife #aeleats #pancakes #superfoods #breakfast #saturday #saturdaymood #philosophielove #kodiakcakes #vitalproteins #naturalhealthrevolution #fitpregnancy #mamaoftwo #foodofinstagram #cozysaturday

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If you haven’t tried @dailyharvest you need to ASAP! All ingredients come frozen in these little cups and all you do is throw them in your blender (I heart my @vitamix) and add coconut water or almond milk, blend and add a straw. (Stainless steel is my top pick) . My girls are also obsessed with them, they don’t even know they contain, fruits, veggies, superfoods and more! . Who else loves Daily Harvest as much as our family does?! 🙋🏻‍♀️ . . . #anessentiallife #pregnantmama #mamaoftwo #fitfam #naturalhealthrevolution #dailyharvest #superfoods #smoothie #quicksnack #vitamix #delivery #goodforyou #healthysnacks #healthysnack #toddlersnacks

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Tis the season for decorating and all the holiday things! Love finding new holiday blends to put in the diffuser — Candy Cane Diffuser Blend Bergamot + Peppermint — What’s your favorite holiday scent? . . . #anessentiallife #pregnantmama #mamaoftwo #fitfam #essentialoils #naturalhealthrevolution #ameo #holidays #diffuserblends #peppermint #bergamot #candycane #tistheseason #holidayscents #christmas #christmasseason #december

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You’ll love this super easy (and quick) DIY to bring the holiday scents into your home using essential oils! — Gather pinecones or acorns (you can buy them at the store or head into your backyard and find them yourself) Toss them into a ziplock bag Drop your choice of essential oils into the bag (about 20 drops) Ideas for oils: Clove Cinnamon Spruce Balsam Fir Peppermint Allow to sit for one week or more Pour into your favorite vase or dish and enjoy the non toxic fragrance of the holidays! . . . #anessentiallife #pregnantmama #mamaoftwo #fitfam #essentialoils #naturalhealthrevolution #ameo #holidayseason #diy #holidayscents #pinecones #acorns #nontoxic #nofragrance

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I’ve had a lot of down time the past few days as I’ve been trying to feel better after my husband gave me his cold 🤧 — Here’s the natural remedies I’ve had on rotation to get comfortable and feel better quickly: •Shot of @firecider_ (warning, this stuff has some heat so if that’s not your thing take a shot of ACV) •Diffusing essential oils on rotation, Proshield, Lime, Soothing Aire, Scotch pine (these oils support the immune system and respiratory system) •Take EO internally in a veggie cap (Proshield, Oregano, Frankincense, Tea Tree, Cell Support) •@dirtygirlfarm Mama to be tea with local raw honey •Warm bath before bedtime, Baking soda, Dead Sea salt, Eucalyptus EO, calming herbs •Boiling water in a bowl with peppermint, Tea tree EO. Inhale slowly to eliminate nasal congestion. — What’s your go to natural remedy to feel better quickly?! . . . #anessentiallife #pregnantmama #mamaoftwo #fitfam #essentialoils #naturalhealthrevolution #ameo #feelbettersoon #naturalremedies #wintertime #colds #coldandflu #nosynthetics

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If you caught my insta story yesterday you know I love saving my citrus peels to make a DIY cleaner concentrate! — Add any citrus peels (add any herbs you like too) to a glass jar, fill the jar with distilled white vinegar to cover the peels and let for 2 weeks or more. Once peels are ready, strain through and use 1:3 ratio of concentrate to water in a glass sprayer bottle. You can also add essential oils if you prefer. — Now who wants to try this?! . . . #anessentiallife #pregnantmama #mamaoftwo #fitfam #essentialoils #naturalhealthrevolution #ameo #diy #diycleaner #greencleaning #cleanerconcentrate #orangepeels #citrus #citruspeels #limes #lemons

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Here’s to another trip around the sun ☀️ — I find myself reflecting more about the past year when it’s my birthday then when the new year rolls around. It’s also a time I look forward to the new blessings and memories in the upcoming year. Almost time to add another baby girl to our family, so grateful for this life of mine 💕 . . . #threeunderfour #anessentiallife #happybirthday #birthday #fitfam #pregnant #pregnantmama #celebrate #itsmyday #thirtysomething #babynumber3 #anothertriparoundthesun

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When I originally dove into the natural health world, house cleaners and laundry were some of the first things that I changed! You have to be very careful with both of these things because even though lots of products are labeled natural, most still contain fragrance. Fragrance is one of the most allergenic and cancer causing agents. — Here’s a few budget friendly things I have on hand when I’m doing laundry -White Vinegar: Use in place of fabric softener, will also eliminate odors, and no the clothes don’t smell like vinegar when the load is done! -Borax and Baking Soda: I use a scoop of one or the other right in with my detergent to help elongate odor and keep clothes brighter. -Pur Vie Clincial grade essential oil blend: a few drops in the washer helps with odors and gets you the “fresh laundry scent” natural (the true test is when I use this when I wash my husbands hockey stuff) Amazing! -Wool dryer balls (not pictured) can add a few drops of EO or just use them in lieu of dryer sheets. They last forever! I’ve had mine 3+ years and they’re still going strong! — What’s the first thing you changed when you started living a natural lifestyle? . . . #anessentiallife #pregnantmama #mamaoftwo #fitfam #essentialoils #naturalhealthrevolution #ameo #laundryroom #laundryroommakeover #laundryroom #naturalcleaning #greencleaning #nontoxicmama #naturalmama #greenlaundry

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