Posts for : November 2013

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BAI Student- Jenny L Jolley Bundt 0

 

Jenny L Jolley Bundt
Bundt

What program are you enrolled in?

I am enrolled in doula, postpartum doula and breastfeeding educator.

Why did you choose Birth Arts International?
I chose BAI because I felt that it wanted to train me to be a doula and a better person. When it comes down to it yes being a doula is a career but its also a lifestyle and I like that BAI prepares you for and covers all angles of pregnancy and childbirth.

What services do you offer?
Right now I offer doula, postpartum doula, breastfeeding help and placenta encapsulation
Clients can find me in various ways. I have my website www.threemoonsdoula.com and also have a Facebook page. I’m also in various Facebook groups and talk to potential clients often.
My website -www.threemoonsdoula.com

Tell us about yourself.
I have three beautiful children but all my births have been traumatic experiences and although I cherish the days they were born because I got my babies, the memories are painful. It became my mission to research and educate myself to help women have a beautiful experience and memory to reflect on for years. I didn’t realize I could be paid for it, so finding out about being a doula was a win-win for me :)

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Stretch Mark Herbal Recipes

Belly Balms and oils are wonderful ways to nourish skin when pregnant. They can often lessen the appearance or occurrence of stretch marks. Eat whole foods and drink plenty of water to nourish your skin. The following recipes are from my new book 475 Herbal and Aromatherapy Recipes.

Stretch Mark Massage Oil 

1 cup cocoa butter, melted
2 tablespoons flaxseed oil
2 tablespoons rose hip seed oil
3 tablespoons wheat germ oil

1 tablespoon Borage Oil
12 drops Lavender (Lavendula officinalis) EO
10 drops  Neroli (Citrus aurantium) EO
6 drops Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides) EO

Blend the melted cocoa butter with the other oils. Pour the mixture to a clean jar. Add the essential oils. Allow the mixture to cool to a comfortable temperature before using it. Use this wonderful blend once or twice a day. This is great for pregnant bellies and breasts.

 

Belly Balm or Stretch Mark Prevention Oil

This oil feels wonderful going on. It is smooth and moisturizing and can help with the itching that so often happens when the skin starts stretching. In a double boiler, melt the carrier oils listed below. Carrier oils are nut or seed oils, like almond oil, Shea butter, coconut butter and olive oil, for example. These are pressed and not distilled.

1 cup coconut oil

¼ cup cocoa butter

1/8 cup apricot, almond or grape seed oil

1/8 cup Kukui nut (Aleurites moluccana) oil, Shea butter or mango butter (I love using mango butter.)

When these oils have melted completely, remove the mixture from the heat.

Stir well and add the essential oils, then incorporate them in well.

10–20 drops Sandalwood (Santalum album) (try to purchase from an ethical source*)

15 drops Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)

15 drops Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis) essential oil

There are additional options for essential oils. Use what you like and/or can find locally. You can also try rosewood, rose, Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), tangerine and  Neroli (Citrus aurantium). If you blend your own mixture, be sure to keep the amount of essential oils used at less than 50 drops total.

Massage the balm all over thighs, breasts, stomach and anywhere else that needs nourishing and moisturizing. I have also used this on my face. The oil is nourishing to all of you skin, not just skin that is being stretched by pregnancy. This also works on teens who are developing stretch marks from growing so fast.

Disclaimer: For educational use only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.

You can get Demetria Clark’s Herbal Healing for Children at Amazon.