You may have considered essential oils for children, but possibly you’re a little unsure if they are safe for your children. As a mom and a grandma, let me assure you that if you are selective about the brand of essential oils you use, essential oils are great for kids. We use doTERRA essential oils all of the time in our family will outstanding results.
With simple common sense and care, you can do the same.
To set you at ease, remember, essential oils are not new. It may appear as if they are new because they are getting a lot of attention these days. Lots of companies you may be using are now claiming to have essential oils in their products, a practice known as Greenwashing. The truth is, essential oils have been around for 1000s of years.
Essential oils are comprised of compounds that the body recognizes and will be able to use them appropriately unlike synthetic chemicals found in most products today.
Essential Oils Are Potent and Powerful
Keep in mind that quality essential oils are very potent and powerful. Considering the size of a child, very little is needed to achieve the desired effect. For a child 1-2 drops is enough and no more than 12 drops or less from an infant in a 24 hr period.
Dilution is a good idea too, especially the smaller the child. A child’s skin is not the same as a grown ups. Being new, it is more sensitive & is actually thinner. A great place to apply essential oils to a child is on the bottoms of the feet, far less sensitive there. They will still get all of the same benefits when diluting. My favorite oil to dilute with is fractionated coconut oil. It absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave a grease layer behind.
If applying to the skin is still a concern for you, diffusing essential oils works really well. The inhalation of essential oils also known as aromatherapy has been studied extensively. The inhalation of quality essential oil has been shown to enhance feelings of relaxation, well-being, excitement and focus.
Essential oils will also support a healthy environment indoors, proving useful when it comes to environmental and seasonal threats. With kids around that is always a plus.
Even though quality essential oils are considered safe it is important to keep them out of the reach of small children and to heed label instructions. Children are attracted to the oils because of their beautiful aromas and won’t realize just how potent they are. Kids often don’t understand the concept of less is more and that is definitely the case with essential oils.
There are volumes of information about essential oils and sometimes it is conflicting. That’s why it is important that you are informed. If you are new to essential oils we would be happy to help you learn how to use them.
I have some suggestions for you of my doTERRA favorite essential oils for kids.
doTERRA Pre-Diluted Essential Oils
doTERRA has pre-diluted essential oils that are perfect for more delicate and sensitive skin. Some of our best and most cherished oils are included & the hassle of diluting yourself is not a problem. They come in convenient roller bottles too. Oils like Frankincense, the Digestzen the digestive blend, Breathe the respiratory blend & several others all ready to go.
One of my favorites is OnGuard the protective blend, and it is also part of the pre-diluted collection. The whole protective blend line is ideal for children. OnGuard toothpaste is safe and you don’t have to worry about children swallowing it. It tastes great and smells incredible. I love this blend in the winter and my grandkids love it when I put a drop in a warm cup of apple cider. It’s yummy and gives a nice little boost to their healthy immune system. You can even get the OnGuard cleaning concentrate. No worries about harmful chemical residue on your surfaces.
There is also Balance, the grounding blend and Serenity, the calming blend. Both of these blends will quickly become favorites of your children. A nice little foot massage with Serenity in the evening will help them relax and settle down as they prepare for bed. The Balance blend will help them feel confident and focused as they begin each school day.
Every child loves the citrus oils, your child will be no different. These oils will energize and uplift. Great start to the morning when diffused. My personal favorite is Wild Orange, then Grapefruit and Lemon.
Correct-X essential ointment is always good to have on hand when you have children and even if you don’t. It’s natural, gentle and non-irritating, perfect for young delicate skin.
Yes, we use essential oils all of the time. Our kids are not exception. It’s fun to see them experience the benefits of essential oils and then to have them request them. Teach them from a very early age that there are many natural options for maintaining strong, healthy bodies.
DSHEA Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease.
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