Essential Oils have changed the way I parent. I love using these oils on my children to improve their health and wellbeing. On babies older than 3 months, some Essential Oils can be used to help encourage sleep, calm anxiety, and even relieve symptoms of colic. Before applying Essential Oils on babies or children, it’s important to understand proper dilution ratios and application methods. Here are some helpful ways you can incorporate Essentials Oils safely into your child’s routine.
+ Put a few drops of Lavender or Roman Chamomile in the bathwater with full cream milk or with Epsom salt, to help it disperse throughout the water.
+ Mix 1- 2 drops of Lavender & Roman Chamomile with 2 tablespoons carrier oil and rub all along the arms, legs, back, tummy, feet, ears. The massage itself is relaxing, and the fragrance of the oils will set the tone for a calm and peaceful night.
+ Massage diluted Lavender onto the bottom of your kids feet before bedtime. It’s magic for adults as well. Apply diluted Easy Air to the bottom of feet and chest to promote easy breathing and diluted On Guard to the bottom of feet and down the spine when seasonal threats are present and for immune deffence.
+ Put a drop of Lavender on your child’s mattress or pillow. Diffusing Essential Oils can actually help clean and purify the air in your child’s room, and can also be used to help with respiratory support. Diffuse Lavender or Balance for a peaceful night sleep. Diffusing a calming blend during the day can also settle those crazy afternoon moods.
+ Diffuse Easy Air to help clear airways and On Guard to eliminate air born pathogens.
+ Tea Tree Essential Oil is an anti-fungal and anti-bacterial Essential Oil. You can use it for cuts, scraps, burns, bug bites, and as a bug repellent.
+ Lavender has anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties and can help soothe sunburn, cuts, scrapes, bruises and bug bites.
+ Lemon can be use to remove sticky things, crayons and pen marks from most surfaces.
Remember that Essential Oils are potent and very powerful, you only need a very small amount to achieve efficacy, especially when it comes to children. A little bit goes a very long way. Adjust amounts accordingly. Even though most Essential Oils tend to be non-irritating on the skin (especially on the bottom of the feet, where the skin is thickest), you should ALWAYS dilute Essential Oil in a good carrier oil before applying to children. You’ll still get the same benefits of the Essential Oil—you’re just adding extra moisture and pampering delicate child skin. The doTERRA Touch products are great for this, by the way. They’re our favorites!
+ Dilute some Digestzen for tummy pains, soothe occasional upset stomachs, and reduce uncomfortable gas and bloating.
+Peppermint can be diffused to settle nausea and used topically lower body temperature.
+ Use Digestzen for travel or sea sickness. Also amazing for vertigo.
+ Balance For the stressful moments of traveling, such as getting on the airport and through security on time.
+ On Guard helps to support your immune system while traveling. It’s also great to put in a homemade hand cleanser. *hand sanitizer spray was just released at global convention and will be coming soon.
IN THE CLASSROOM
+ Lavender and Balance are great for anxiety or to calm feelings of fear.
+ In Tune or Frankinsence promote focus, concentration and cognitive ability.
+ Peppermint or Citrus Bliss can give an invigorating pick me up.
Yes, we love doTERRA in our house. It’s fun to see my daughter starting to understand which oils might be good in various situations and asking for them as needed. She is becoming more aware of her own health while actively looking for natural ways to support well-being. We love it!