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Top 10 Essential Oils for Children

There are way more than 10 essential oils for children. Way more.  But in order to keep things simple and offer a starting point for those wondering which oils may be best for their child here’s a “Top Ten” list of popular oils for children.

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Top 10 Essential Oils for Children

  1. Lavender – nicknamed the Swiss Army Knife of oils… need we say more? 10348302_10155734146345346_7439666015125005407_nLavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has a sweet, floral aroma that is soothing and refreshing. Lavender’s aroma is great for relaxing and winding down before bedtime; add to bath or diffuse to create a calming and comforting environment.  Because it is the most versatile of all essential oils, no home should be without it… and neither should your children.
  2. Peace & Calming – The name pretty much says it all.peace & calmingPeace & Calming® is a gentle, fragrant blend of Tangerine, Orange, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, and Blue Tansy essential oils with an aroma that’s comforting and freshens the air. Diffuse to create a calming and peaceful atmosphere throughout the home. Peace & Calming is a must have for every household, especially those with young children.
  3. Gentle Baby – Supports “gentle babies” Gentle BabyGentle Baby™ is a soft, fragrant combination of essential oils designed specifically for mothers and babies. It helps calm emotions during pregnancy and is useful for quieting troubled little ones. It is also soothing to tender skin. Many of the essential oils in this blend are used in elite cosmetics to enhance a youthful appearance.
  4. ImmuPower – a great way to support your immune system topicallyimmupowerImmuPower™ is a powerful blend of therapeutic-grade essential oils that create a fragrant and protective haven while increasing positive energy.
  5. Exodus II – Blend of holy anointing oils found in Exodus 34.Exodus IIExodus II™ is a timeless blend of essential oils from the same type of plants that Moses used for temple incense.  A base of olive oil, cassia (Cinnamomum cassia), myrrh (Commiphor myrrha), cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum), calamus (Acorus calamus), hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis), galbanum (Ferula gummosa), frankincense (Boswellia carteri), and spikenard (Nardostachys jatamansi).
  6. R.C. – respiratory supportR.CR.C.™ Essential Oil Blend is a unique combination of Cypress, Spruce, and three types of Eucalyptus (E. globulus, E. radiata, and E. citriodora) oils, and includes the naturally occurring constituent limonene. Rub R.C. on your feet or chest before exercise to uplift and inspire, or massage three drops on your feet before bedtime to encourage an atmosphere of comfort. R.C. can also be used in place of Aroma Siez™ in Young Living’s Raindrop Technique®.
  7. Raven – respiratory supportraven-640x400Raven™ is a combination of deeply soothing therapeuticgrade essential oils that will provide comfort when applied topically to the chest and throat or diffused.
  8. Frankincense – When in doubt, pull Frank out!10407982_10152818032682750_95070790771835817_nfrank in stockFrankincense (Boswellia carterii) includes the naturally occurring constituent boswellic acid, and has a woodsy, warm, balsamic aroma. Diffuse Frankincense during meditation for grounding and purpose. Applying this oil topically may help smooth the appearance of healthy-looking skin, and is excellent to use for massage after activity.
  9. Cedarwood – 98% sesquiterpenes (Google the properties of this constituent.)CedarwoodCedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) essential oil’s woodsy, warm, balsamic aroma can be added to your favorite skin care products and applied topically. This essential oil includes sesquiterpenes and its powerful scent creates a relaxing, calming, and comforting atmosphere when diffused. Cedarwood is an important ingredient in Brain Power™, Grounding™, Highest Potential™ Essential Oil Blends, and Cel-Lite Magic™ massage oil.
  10. Vetiver– Think neurological support. Vetiver GraphicVetiver essential oil has an earthy and grounding aroma, and can be diffused for its calming and relaxing fragrance. Vetiver includes the naturally occurring constituents isovalencenol, khusimol and beta-vetivone, and is included in the ART® Creme Masque, Melaleuca-Geranium Moisturizing Soap, Inspiration™ and Lady Sclareol™ essential oil blends, and SleepEssence™.

So there you have it… the Top 10 Essential Oils for Children!  Each of the oils above can be used topically or aromatically… two great ways to use essential oils with children.  My favorite way to use essential oils with our girls is topically. They love having their oils rubbed on them each night and rest assured applying them to their skin because I know Young Living’s commitment to purity.  Their Seed to Seal Promise is what sets them apart from other companies and why I trust using their products on my kids.

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Essential Oils & Supplements During Pregnancy

I’ve only had the privileged of being pregnant once.  It was a fun time.  It was fun watching my stomach grow to proportions that I didn’t even know were possible.  It was fun feeling Noah kick inside of me and bump my insides each time she had hiccups.  It was fun knowing that God was using me to grow another human being who he desires will worship him and bring him glory.

Let’s be honest though, pregnancy comes with it’s own set of discomforts and nutritional challenges.  One thing that ML and I discovered while I was pregnant was that lots of medications were off the table.  If I got sick, I just had to get over it for the most part.  That sounds fun, right?

The next thing we discovered is the lack of regulation over vitamins and supplements.  I would like to rest assure that the fish oil capsule I am ingesting each day is truly a FISH OIL… and a good one at that!

I was pregnant before we discovered Young Living Essential Oils.  Which meant for the most part I had very few options when my body was feeling less than stellar. Thankfully, my OB/GYN did recommend pre-natal supplements that were quality tested so we were able to rest assured there.  If I ever do it again though I will have my trusty bag of oils by my side and will use Young Living Supplements. Why? Because of their Seed to Seal Process.  Each oil and supplement is quality tested and I know if it doesn’t meet their standards they aren’t going to use it.  THAT’S HUGE!

Below you will find a list of essential oils and supplements that may offer support during pregnancy.  Because so many products are listed I didn’t provide a description of each one.  I do however encourage you to look up the product descriptions on Young Living’s website. I’m not a doctor though, so check with yours before adding these to your routine.  I also encourage you  to do your own research.  Feel confident in how you choose to care for your body during pregnancy.  It’s your time to shine!

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Essential Oils & Supplements during Pregnancy

Occasional Stomach DiscomfortAlkalime, Peppermint, DiGize, TummyGize, Ginger

Seasonal Upper Respiratory SupportLavender, R.C., Eucalyptus Radiata (Diffuse 20-30 minutes 2 times per day or as desired).

Healthy Back Support- PanAway, Valor, Aroma Sieze, Deep Relief

Circulation Support & Ease Minor Discomfort in LegsOrtho Ease Massage Oil

Respiratory Support- R.C. diffused

Digestive SupportDiGize, Life 5, ICP, Essentialzymes, Balance Complete

Support Normal Body TemperaturesPeppermint, Lavender

Relief from the Occasional HeadacheLavender, Frankincense, Peppermint, Roman Chamomile

Ease Tired MusclesOrtho Sport Massage Gel, Aroma Sieze, Valor

VitaminsMaster Formula

Soft Tissue SupportGentle Baby, Lavender

CalmingPeace & Calming, Lavender, Valor, Tranquil

… and finally

NingXia Red May help support healthy blood pressure, healthy blood circulation, digestive system, immune system, healthy sugar levels.

This is by no means an exhaustive list or all the ways each of the products above can be used.  If you are interested in supporting some other area or system in your body send me a message and we can work to find something to support your wellness lifestyle.

Ok, now just for fun… if you’ve been pregnant before what was your least favorite part.  For me, it was the insane amount of times I had to go to the bathroom because of the insane amounts of water I was craving.  I’m pretty sure I didn’t sleep through the night one time.

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KidScents Collection

Sometimes when you fall in love with something new it can still be a bit intimidating. The same is true with essential oils and children.  As parents we love an protect them and a growing realization of many parents today is that we need to be more aware of what we are actually using on or around our children.

Products today contains all types of chemicals and toxins that we can’t pronounce and many of them we don’t even know what they are.  It’s too overwhelming to even begin to think about figuring out what each one is intended for AND if it’s something we want our children to be exposed to.

I understand.  Noah came along shortly after my health was radically changed because of diet.  With my sense of new found freedom I wanted to know how else my family could change the way we care for ourselves.

Simply put… it was time to get holistic about health.

It's time to get Holistic about health!

That’s where Young Living Essential Oils come in.  Every one in our family uses them to help maintain their wellness and support their body.  So let’s go back to the beginning where I mentioned that although you may already love essential oils or have heard great things about them you may still be a little uneasy about using them on or around your children.

Young Living wants knows you are a busy parent and wants to make things easy on you.  That’s why they developed the awesome line-up of KidScents Oils.

Kidscents collection info

Each KidScents oil blends address the most common concerns of childhood.   This arsenal of proprietary blends has been formulated in the appropriate strength to meet the needs of children, and they are safe, natural alternatives to comparable products found on many store shelves.  Parents and caregivers can safely and effectively navigate children through childhood to become healthy and happy adults.

GeneYus

An excellent blend to diffuse for young minds while focusing and concentrating on projects. (Think neurological support.)

GeneYus

Ingredients

Caprylic/capric glycerides, Boswellia sacra† oil, Callitris intratropica† wood oil, Cedrus atlantica† wood oil, Melissa officinalis† leaf oil, Picea pungens† tree oil, Bursera graveolens† wood oil, Ferula galbaniflua† resin oil, Prunus amygdalus dulcis oil, Citrus aurantium bergamia† peel oil, Commiphora myrrha† oil, Santalum paniculatum† wood oil, Pelargonium graveolens† flower oil, Aniba rosaeodora† wood oil, Cananga odorata† flower oil, Hyssopus officinalis† leaf oil, Picea mariana† leaf oil, Rosa damascena† flower oil

Owie

Apply topically to improve the appearance of your child’s skin. (Think soft tissue support.)

OwieIngredients

Caprylic/capric glycerides, Abiesbalsamea† (Idaho balsam fir) needle oil, Melaleuca alternifolia† (Tea tree) leaf oil, Helichrysum italicum† flower oil, Canarium luzonicum† (Elemi) gum oil, Cistus ladaniferus (Cistus) oil, Chamaecyparis obtusa† (Hinoki) oil, Eugenia caryophyllus† (Clove) bud oil

SleepyIze

Diffuse at bedtime for a peaceful aromatic environment. (Think healthy sleep support.)
SleepyIze

Ingredients

Caprylic/capric glycerides, Lavandula angustifolia† (Lavender) oil, Pelargonium graveolens† (Geranium) flower oil, Anthemis nobilis† (Roman chamomile) flower oil, Citrus reticulata† (Tangerine) peel oil, Citrus aurantium bergamia† (Bergamot) peel oil, Boswellia sacra† (Sacred Frankincense) oil, Valeriana officinalis†(Valerian) root oil, Ruta graveolens† (Rue) oil

SniffleEase

Rejuvenating and refreshing blend formulated just for kids. (Think respiratory support.)

SniffleEaseIngredients

Caprylic/capric glycerides, Eucalyptus bicostata† (Eucalyptus blue) oil, Bursera graveolens†(Palo santo) wood oil, Lavandula angustifolia†(Lavender) oil, Hyptis suaveolens† (Dorado azul) seed oil, Cinnamomum camphora† (Ravintsara) leaf oil, Myrtus communis† (Myrtle) oil, Eucalyptus globulus leaf oil, Origanum majorana† (Marjoram) leaf oil, Pinus sylvestris† (Pine) leaf oil, Eucalyptus citriodora† oil, Cupressus sempervirens† (Cypress) leaf/nut/stem oil, Eucalyptus radiata† leaf oil, Picea mariana† (Black spruce) leaf oil, Mentha piperita† (Peppermint) oil

TummyGize

Apply this relaxing, quieting blend to little tummies. (Think digestive support.)

TummyGizeIngredients

Caprylic/capric glycerides, Mentha spicata† (Spearmint) leaf extract, Mentha piperita† (Peppermint) Oil, Citrusreticulata† (Tangerine) peel Oil, Foeniculumvulgare† (Fennel) Oil, Pimpinella anisum†(Anise) seed oil, Zingiber officinale† (Ginger) root oil, Elettaria cardamomum†(Cardamom) seed oil
Each oil can be bought individually or at times they can be bought as a collection.  Either way these are great essential oil blends to use on children and to help support their little bodies.
back-to-school-preventedLet’s play a little game.  Comment below sharing which one you would probably end up using on your little ones the most.  For us, it’s TummyGize hands down.  Noah uses it nightly to support her digestive system.  I love the sweet smell of it and find it a much more pleasing aroma than DiGize.

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