• Top 10 Tips for Moms: My favorite ways to use essential oils with kids

    Posted on May 17, 2013 by in Health and Wellness

    Top 10 Tips for Moms: My favorite ways to use essential oils with kids

    Let’s face it, as humans we want things as easy as possible right? The path of least resistance.  So sometimes, opening multiple bottles of essential oils is just too much. It’s kind of embarrassing saying that. I mean, really. How long does it actually take? But when you have kids… you know how it is. Especially if you are trying to get oils on a sick or crying child.

    That’s why my favorite thing is to make custom blend stick and sprayers for all the things I use consistently. It makes things so much easier. It’s also great because your cost investment is minimal and you can make lots of different blends and bottles to help with your individual children’s needs.

    HAPPY SPRAY

    These two oils are such a fun uplifting combination that can boost and balance moods. I love using this blend mid-afternoon when you need a pick-me-up.

    5 Drops Invigorating Citrus Blend

    5 Drops Grounding Blend

    Water

    For a 2 oz. spray bottle, add the oil drops into the bottle & fill the rest of the bottle with water. Shake before using.

    SLEEPY SPRAY

    This is my go-to for “Mom, I can’t sleep.” I spritz it around their bedding, on pajamas, or straight on their back and rub it in.

    10 Drops Calming Blend

    Water

    For a 2 oz. spray bottle, add the oil drops into the bottle & fill the rest of the bottle with water. Shake before using.

    OWIE SPRAY

    This is a great spray to have ready for minor cuts and scrapes. The oils are soothing and the spray makes it easy to apply on little owies.

    5 Drops Melaleuca

    5 Drops Lavender

    Water

    For a 2 oz. spray bottle, add the oil drops into the bottle & fill the rest of the bottle with water. Shake before using.

    SNEEZY SPRAY

    This is a great blend for seasonal threats. You can spritz this on the bottom of the feet and rub it in, or spray on a tissue and let the kids breathe in the aroma.

    5 Drops Lemon

    5 Drops Lavender

    5 Drops Peppermint

    Water

    For a 2 oz. spray bottle, add the oil drops into the bottle & fill the rest of the bottle with water. Shake before using.

    CLEAN SPRAY

    This is a great way to boost immunity and a fantastic way to eliminate and control pathogens. I keep it in my bag and pull it out for a quick spray on hands or surfaces.

    5 Drops Protecting Blend

    Fractionated Coconut Oil or Water

    For a 2 oz. spray bottle, add the oil drops into the bottle & fill the rest of the bottle with FCO. If using water, spray can be used for surfaces and hands.

    BREATHE STICK

    This is an easy way to support healthy respiratory function. It’s ready to go in a roller. Just roll on the back and over the chest area or a swipe under the nose. Great for seasonal threats.

    5 Drops Respiratory Blend

    1 Drop Frankincense

    Fractionated Coconut Oil

    For a 5 ML roller bottle, add the oil drops into the bottle & fill the rest of the bottle with FCO. Shake before using.

    STUDY STICK

    Homework time can be exhausting and frustrating for both parents and children. This is a great blend to apply to the bottoms of the feet and/or back to uplift the mood, help boost memory, and increase energy and focus. Try this in a diffuser too.

    4 Drops Peppermint

    4 Drops Wild Orange

    2 Drops Rosemary

    Fractionated Coconut Oil

    For a 5 ML roller bottle, add the oil drops into the bottle & fill the rest of the bottle with FCO. Shake before using.

    HEALTHY STICK

    This is my go-to blend for occasional seasonal threats. These oils support healthy immune function and help the body detox. I swipe it on my kids feet every hour or so when we are hoping to increase health and immune function.

    4 Drops Melaleuca

    4 Drops Oregano

    4 Drops Protective Blend

    8 Drops Lemon

    Fractionated Coconut OIl

    For a 5 ML roller bottle, add the oil drops into the bottle & fill the rest of the bottle with FCO. Shake before using.

    COOLING STICK

    This is a great blend that supports cooling of the body. We apply it on the feet and down the spine with a little massage.

    4 Drops Peppermint

    2 Drops Lavender

    2 Drops Lime

    2 Drops Eucalyptus

    Fractionated Coconut Oil

    For a 5 ML roller bottle, add the oil drops into the bottle & fill the rest of the bottle with FCO.

    TUMMY STICK

    This is a little trick that I like to use with my kids. I add wild orange to my digestive blend in a roller bottle. Wild orange is also great for digestion and can help with the feel and smell of the digestive blend.

    5 Drops Digestive Blend

    5 Drops Wild Orange

    Fractionated Coconut Oil

    For a 5 ML roller bottle, add the oil drops into the bottle & fill the rest of the bottle with water. Shake before using.

     

     

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    Last but not least, I have a little promotion for those who don’t yet have a doTERRA membership. I love these little travel tin kits. Have you seen them? So fun! There’s lots of uses for these little tins. I’ve seen emergency kits, survival kits, little sewing kits, etc. Lot’s of cool ideas out there. Type altoid tin kits into Pinterest and you’ll see what I mean.

    Anyway- these little blends and sprays are great to carry in your purse too for helping your kiddies on the go, sending with them in their backpacks, on field trips, etc.

    TravelTinOffer

    If you enroll with a purchase of at least 100 PV, I’ll send you 2 travel tins, 4 5 ML roller bottles, and 4 mini spray bottles as well as a bottle of Fractionated Coconut Oil. Fun!

    You can find out more information on setting up your wholesale account HERE.

    Let me know if you have any questions!

     

12 Responses so far.

  1. Michelle Patterson says:

    WE love balance and serenity, intune, and onguard for our kids! Thanks for sharing! #oils4everyone

  2. Cindy says:

    Hi there! I recently enrolled as an IPC with doTERRA and am finding your website to be very helpful! I have a question about the sprays – specifically the Happy Spray. Do you just spray it in the air around a room or do you spray it on people? Thanks in advance for your help!

    • admin says:

      The happy spray I use as a perfume, in the air, on my skin… whatever ;) It does have citrus oils in it so avoid putting it on skin before heading into the sun.

  3. Tiffany says:

    Thank you for your recipes. Where do I spray the sprays? On our face or feet or arms? I wanted to double check that. Thank you- Tiffany

  4. I can’t tell you how often these recipes would have helped me this last year. I have been just throwing oils into the diffuser at night hoping that my kids would wake up feeling better the next day. This is great information, information I will share a link to your post on my blog. Thanks a ton.

  5. Liz says:

    Quick question… I currently sell Doterra and I’m fairly new but I would love to use these recipes however, I was wondering what the blends are. (citrus, grounding, calming, protecting, respiratory)

    • admin says:

      If you look at your bottles, you can find that the doterra name for the oil is just above the more generic description. For example, a grounding blend could be Balance :)

  6. Shelby says:

    In your sprays, do you use distilled or tap water? Thanks!