This Soothing Child Essential Oil Blend helps strung out kids (and parents!) calm down.
Stress is your enemy. If you want a peaceful child, a peaceful home, or a peaceful work environment, one of the key elements is staying calm in the middle of life’s storms. As adults, we’ve learned how to cope with stress. It’s why we don’t go into raging temper tantrums in the grocery store when the exact food we wanted isn’t on the shelves.
Children, however, are still learning. As a parent, it’s your job to equip your child with the tools they need to stay calm.
Consider this Soothing Child Essential Oil Blend another tool in your belt. (BONUS: It works great for adults, too!)
Why Essential Oils?
My first experience with essential oils came when I was pregnant with my second son. My life seemed overly stressful, and I had a hard time coping. My midwife recommended an essential oil blend to soothe my shattered nerves.
It worked! It loosened my high-strung muscles, settled my mood into something more serene, and helped me quickly de-stress.
All I’d do was dab a bit of it at the base of my skull and massage it in. And voila! Instant mood change.
Sounds like magic, right?
I haven’t even gotten to the best part. Imagine my joy when it transformed my firstborn son into a peaceful child.
At two and a half years old, he was a sensitive soul. Not only was he stressed when I was stressed, but he was stressed for his own reasons — like when I’d say it was unacceptable for him to use chairs to climb onto the kitchen cabinets and play with knives.
When I saw a fit coming on, I’d whip out this Soothing Child Essential Oil Blend and apply a bit to his neck and spine.
The results were nothing short of uh-mazing!
In the near-decade since then, the world of blogging mothers expanded exponentially, and more and more moms started touting the benefits of essential oils. I learned that I’m not alone. There’s an entire community of stressed-out moms with high-strung kids who rely on essential oil blends to create a peaceful child and a peaceful home.
There are even moms who’ve used similar blends to help offer relief for their children’s behavioral and cognitive disorders like ADHD and Tourette’s.
Essential oils are powerful!
Which Essential Oil Company to Trust
Go anywhere online in the essential oil community, and you’ll find avid supporters of major MLM lines like Young Living and DoTerra debating the merits of their favorite brands.
One of the things I turned up in my research is that there are only a handful of essential oil distilleries in the world, so the vast majority of oils come from the exact same places — even if they’re competing brands, even if they carry significantly different price tags.
Granted, some essential oil companies dilute or doctor their oils to sell them more cheaply, but I believe that most of the reputable brands do not.
Lea is big on independent research, and what she’s turned up basically shows that even many so-called “therapeutic-grade” essential oils have hits and misses.
Her conclusion? It’s perfectly possible to get good oils from MANY major suppliers, even ones that are far less expensive. (While I do use DoTerra oils at home, it’s my personal belief that most major suppliers of essential oils will basically perform the same so long as you use them safely.)
One of the essential oil brands Lea recommends is Aura Cacia. I asked her about it, and this is what she said,
Aura Cacia is one of the few brands I personally use and recommend. During our very first 3rd party testing on Myrrh essential oil, Aura Cacia was revealed to be better quality than other brands that were several times more expensive, proving you don’t need to spend a lot to get a quality essential oil. I like that Aura Cacia promotes safe usage with their careful labeling and the safety guidelines on their website.
It also helps that one of my sponsors, VitaCost, carries Aura Cacia oils at a steep discount (anywhere from 30%-60% off!).
Does this mean I don’t support DoTerra or Young Living or Plant Therapy?
No. It means I support them all!
Soothing Child Essential Oil Blend: The Recipe
This recipe creates a 25% dilution. I’ve found this to be the best for creating immediate results, but a blend this strong should be used with caution. If you notice any irritation at the point where you massage it into the skin, feel free to double the amount of carrier oil or use the recipe in a diffuser per the optional instructions below. Caution: do not use on children under the age of 2.
Soothing Child Essential Oil Blend: The Players
- 10 drops Vetiver (where to buy vetiver essential oil)
- 4 drops Lavender (where to buy lavender essential oil)
- 4 drops Ylang Ylang (where to buy ylang ylang essential oil)
- 4 drops German Chammomile (where to buy german chammomile essential oil)
- 2 drops Frankincense (where to buy frankincense essential oil)
- 2 drops Clary Sage (where to buy clary sage essential oil)
- 1 drop Marjoram (where to buy marjoram essential oil)
- 1 tsp. melted (liquid) virgin coconut oil
Soothing Child Essential Oil Blend: The How-To
Mix all ingredients together and store in a dark glass container. This will keep well for 6-12 months.
To apply, just massage a small amount into the back of the neck at the base of the skull.
OPTIONAL: To create a peaceful environment, you can make the recipe without the coconut oil and apply 10 drops of the blend to an essential oil diffuser and run for about 30 to 60 minutes.