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Sep 01, 2017

These Essential Oils are Great for Your Kids

By now, you know we love to use essential oils and share what we know and are learning with you here! We’ve discussed the best oils to have at work, how E.O.s can change the way you feel, things you didn’t know you could use oils for, and now something you can hopefully incorporate into your family life. Specifically, these essential oils are great for your kids. With back to school season upon us, moms everywhere often worry about the germs kids will pick up on the playground. Not only is it important to make sure your kid’s immunity is high, but also, that they are getting everything they need at home. From a good night’s sleep to parents who aren’t totally stressed out with busyness, these oils will help. Promise!

Here, our friend Melody, who calls herself obsessed with essentials, shares a few blends that will help you and your kids during this busy season and beyond. If you are new to essential oils, we highly recommend DoTerra pure oils. If you’re ready to get started now, you can email us at inspiredlivingessentials@gmail.com. But if you are set with oils and are just here for more information, read on. These are our favorite oils for the little ones in our lives. P.S. all of these blends are using DoTerra oils and oil blends.

What to Diffuse 

Kill Germs: On guard, Frankincense, Wild Orange

Help Wake Up in the Morning: Motivate Blend (this is a blend of citrus, peppermint, and vanilla oils)

Encourage Homework: Intune Blend or a blend of Rosemary, Vetiver, Wild Orange, and Peppermint

When You’re Stressed: A blend of Clarysage to balance  hormones, Serenity, Balance, Console, and Peace. This is a great blend to put in the car via a car diffuser. If you don’t have a car diffuser you can put a drop of each oil on a cotton ball and wedge it on your air vent.

In her book Just the Essentials, Adina Grigore says, “Clarysage has been lauded for its ability to regulate hormones, and its scent is thought to have antidepressant effects. A 2014 study of twenty-two postmenopausal women in their fifties – some of whom were depressed – showed that breathing diffused clarysage helped to alleviate participants’ depression by lowering cortisol levels and improving thyroid hormone levels.”

Help Kids Sleep: Serenity, Vetiver Balance, Juniper Berry

What to Use Topically 

When Your Kid Does Get Sick: A blend of On Guard, Oregano, Melaleuca, Lemon, and Frankincense. Another great option, says Melody, is elderberry syrup, probiotics, and Manuka Honey.

Manuka honey is also great for a cough. If your child is struggling specifically with cough, cold, and congestion, you can blend Lime, Frankincense, Breathe, White Fir, and Marjoram. Melody also says, “I love this very easy garlic salve you can make: mix 8 cloves of garlic in a food processor or blender with 1/3 cup of coconut oil and 10 drops of lavender. I apply it to the bottoms of the feet and then put socks on! It’s a miracle worker!”

For Stinky Shoes: Drop a little Purify oil and Wild Orange or Melaluca in shoes. These oils have antibacterial and anti fungal properties and will take the smell away instantly.

If Your Kid has ADHD: A blend of Lavender, Vetiver, Frankincense, and Cedarwood. Based on a 2001 study by Dr. Terry Friedman, Vetiver oil is an effective treatment for children with ADHD. “The final results were extremely promising — lavender oil’s benefits were apparent, as it increased performance by 53 percent, cedarwood essential oil increased performance by 83 percent and vetiver oil increased performance by 100 percent!” says Dr. Axe. You can read more about the study here.

For more everyday ways to use essential oils and a community where you can continue to educate yourself on them, be sure to follow Melody here and here. Plus, email us at inspiredlivingessentials@gmail.com for a program tailored to you. We hope to hear from you soon!

 

Do you have a favorite oil blend for your kids? We would love to hear it! Please, tell us in the comments!

 

  • Brianna

    Love essential oils!

  • Melissa

    I love essential oils for myself – can’t wait to try them with the kids!

  • Tori

    Obsessed!

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