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Kristen Kubert

Mama to Chloe & Adelyn, #3 on the way — Natural health + Essential Oiler Minimalist living📍Detroit —

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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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I discovered Golden Milk lattes last winter and I’m obsessed! Tell me what’s your fav warm beverage to sip on during the cooler weather months?! . . . #anessentiallife #aeleats #goldenmilk #goldenmilklatte #warmbeverages #coolerweather #wintermonths #snuggle #winterseason #stayinside

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Moving into the colder months means more germs and more colds. Love that I can use essential oils as prevention AND if my family comes down with something. These are the powerhouse oils when it comes to immune support. — Proshield (protective blend) Copaiba Tea tree Frankincense Oregano Black pepper Melissa (not pictured but can’t wait to receive it as a newly released oil) — Combine some (or all) of these oils in a rollerball topped with fractionated coconut oil and apply to the bottoms of the feet daily. Adults can orally take these oils in a veggie cap. Diffuse in a diffuser and receive the aromatic benefits. — What’s your go to natural health habit to boost your immune system? . . . #anessentiallife #pregnantmama #mamaoftwo #fitfam #essentialoils #naturalhealthrevolution #ameo #immunesupport #immunesystem #winterseason #fallseason #prevention #coldandflu #coldandfluseason #feelbetter #naturesmedicine

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Thanks to @truerestdetroit I had a wonderful float session with @detroitbrusselsharder 🙌🏼 — Float therapy is done in this pod allowing sensory deprivation to happen for 60-90 minutes. Filled with 1000 lbs of Epsom Salt creating a weightless floating environment. Customize your float with lights on or off, music or stillness. — Some benefits include: Increased blood circulation Stress reduction Relief from aches and pains Increased sensory acuity Feelings of euphoria Also completely safe for pregnant mamas like me 🤰🏻 — Now who is intrigued to go try your first float session or is an addicted repeat floater?! . . . #anessentiallife #pregnantmama #mamaoftwo #fitfam #essentialoils #naturalhealthrevolution #truerest #truerestdetroit #truerestfloatspa #floattherapy #michigan

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There’s so much info out about how important our gut health is in relation to our overall health so this digestive blend softgel is part of my daily morning routine. — Containing oils supportive of the digestive tract including spruce, peppermint, orange, thyme, marjoram, lemon and vetiver. No fillers or synthetics, just derived directly from nature 👍🏼 — What do you do to support your gut health? . . . #anessentiallife #pregnantmama #mamaoftwo #fitfam #essentialoils #naturalhealthrevolution #ameo #guthealth #digestiveblend #digestivehealth #oilblends #healthandwellness #naturesmedicine

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It may be 80 degrees and super humid outside but I’m feeling all the fall seasonal foods including this Harvest kombucha 🍁 — Flavored with apricots+ tarragon + green tea this is one for the fall taste buds — What’s your fav seasonal drink? . . . #anessentiallife #aeleats #brewdrkombucha #brewdr #seasonal #harvest #fall #falltime #october #kombucha #fermentedfoods #guthealth

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I’ve found the most amazing chocolate chip cookie recipe thanks to @joannagaines I mean what can this woman not do?! — Do you have her cookbook? What’s your fav recipe? . . . #anessentiallife #aeleats #joannagaines #joannagainescookbook #chocolatechipcookies #bestever #birthdaytreat #sodelicious #dessert #cookies #cookiesofinstagram #chocolatechip #desserts #joannagainesinspired

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What reminds you most about fall?! 🍁 For me I love having the fall “scents” all around the house but not in candle form. We diffuse clinical grade essentials and stay away from synthetic fragrances. #yourhealthwillthankyou — This is one of my favorite fall trios to put in our diffuser. Clove + Orange+ Cinnamon. You can also combine these in a sprayer bottle with distilled water for a diy home spritzer. — What’s your favorite fall smells? . . . #anessentiallife #aeloils #fallscents #fallblends #september #nocandles #nofragrance #nosynthetics #clinicalgrade #clinicalgradeoils #ameo #naturalhealthrevolution

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I was recently introduced to the mission of @hungryharvest and I was completely blown away. Their mission is to end food waste and hunger in our country. #yesplease — They work with farmers and wholesalers to rescue their surplus fruits + veggies and deliver them to subscribers for 20% less than grocery stores. AND every box they deliver supports donations to local hunger solving organizations like @forgottenharvest here in MI! Your box is always changing allowing you to try things you might not normally pick up with your grocery order! — If you love their mission and can’t wait to try your first box, use code FRESHLOOK for $5 off your first delivery! . . . #hungryharvest #freshlook #sponsored #anessentiallife #endfoodwaste #endhunger #forgottenharvest #fruits #veggies #promocode #minimalist

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So I keep seeing so many people post about drinking celery juice first thing in the morning. Naturally, I wanted to try it too! Guys, I couldn’t do it...even with all its health benefits I couldn’t finish it. Guess i’ll stick to my normal green juice. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Anyone else feel me?? __ Check out @medicalmedium for more info on celery juice benefits! — #anessentiallife #aeleats #celery #celeryjuice #celeryjuicebenefits #medicalmedium #greenjuice #pregnantmama #mamaoftwo #naturalhealthrevolution #drinkyourgreens #freshjuice #onewithnature #veggiejuice #fitfam

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Did you know that essential oils have some beautiful properties for our emotions? This is my favorite blend to use when I’m feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or stressed. — Sandalwood Determination (grounding blend) Frankincense — Roll onto temples, over the heart, and onto wrists. Take a breath, pause, and proceed with the day! . . . #anessentiallife #emotions #groundingblend #naturalhealthrevolution #zijanation #ameooils #essentialoils #plantbased #naturesmedicine #oilblends #ameo #mamasblend #mamaoftwo #pregnantmama

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