April 9, 2018
So you consider yourself to be an essential oil enthusiast – you know the benefits and are well versed in how to use and apply essential oils in your day-to-day routine. So now you wonder, are essential oils safe to use with my kids? The short answer is a big YES! I myself have been using essential oils safely and effectively on my grandchildren since they were three weeks old!
The most important thing to remember is that you should ALWAYS dilute essential oils when using them on children. Their skin is thinner and more sensitive, so even though essential oils are not irritating on the skin, it’s best to mix your favorite oil with some coconut oil, or a different preferred carrier oil before applying.
Essential oils carry numerous benefits, and here I’ll show you some special blends and how they can be incorporated into the daily routine of your little ones
Bath time is a very important part of your kid’s routine, and essential oils can be a wonderful addition to this nightly regime to promote a restful and calm night. The doTERRA Serenity Restful Blend combines essential oils that are well known for their ability to lessen the feelings of tension and calm emotions. Just one or two drops of this tranquil blend will transport your baby into a quiet and restful night of uninterrupted sleep!
We all know how important it is to keep our kids active and engaged in extracurricular activities. Whether you are raising a budding athlete or a graceful dancer, certain essential oils can help keep them motivated and limber for their preferred activities. Whether you choose to diffuse these oils, or add a drop to the palm of your child’s hands before a big game or show – they are sure to begin feeling the benefits immediately!
Staying Calm & Controlling Emotions
Kids can be unpredictable…in the best way possible! You never know when a child is gearing up for an emotional tantrum or when a fussy baby will strike during a car ride. Essential oils can be total lifesavers when it comes to keeping your little one calm. Lavender is well known to be a versatile oil with numerous benefits, and it’s also great at reducing anxious feelings and adding comfort for people of all ages! The doTERRA Balance Grounding Blend can help to create a sense of calm and well being among your children. Begin each day by rubbing one or two drops to the bottom of your kid’s feet to promote tranquility and ease throughout the day.
When you have a new baby, there’s nothing more exciting than reaching a new milestone. When your baby starts to sprout new pearly whites it’s super cute, but a teething baby can also be a very fussy and stressful time for both baby and mom and dad. When trying to ease your baby’s teething symptoms give Clove Essential Oil a shot – this oil is known for its ability to cleanse the teeth and gums while providing a stimulating and warm sensation.
Skin Care for Teens
Being a teenager can be hard. Between hormones, emotions, friendships and relationship, challenges and just trying to figure life out, teenagers have plenty to deal with! Thanks to the influx of hormones during this time of life, many teens also struggle with skin care and self-confidence. The doTERRA HD Clear® Facial Kit is one tool you can share with your teens to help them achieve a clear complexion. This line of natural products uses essential oils and plant extracts to help support smooth, clear skin and give your teen the self-confidence they deserve.
There are so many wonderful ways to incorporate essential oils into your daily routine as well as to introduce them to your children. If you ever have any questions or would just like to learn more please contact me! I look forward to hearing from you soon J Changing the world on drop at a time…