Essential Oils + Kids

Happy Friday everyone! As with the Pregnancy, Birth, Breastfeeding, and Beyond class, I wanted to put all the information from the Essential Oils + Kids class in a post for you so that you can refer back to it at your leisure. After all, we are busy mommas soaking up the end of summer with our kiddos and getting ready for back-to-school! I’m sure most of you don’t have time to watch the 40 minute replay, but it is up on my Facebook page if you want it!

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***DISCLAIMERS***

  • I cannot treat, diagnose or cure you, and the information is for educational purposes only. I am here to help you learn what essential oils are and how you can incorporate them into your life.
  • As always, before you embark on an essential oil journey, consult with your healthcare provider.
  • Remember that you are responsible for your family’s health. This class includes holistic alternative ideas, not medical treatment.

*** Precautions for Toddlers and Young Children (2-5 years old) ***

• Oils generally safe to use on children include but are not limited to: bergamot, cedarwood, roman chamomile, cypress, frankincense, geranium, ginger, lavender, lemon, marjoram, tea tree, orange, rose otto, rosemary, rosewood, sandalwood, thyme, ylang ylang…

• Dilute all essential oils for toddlers and young children. When in doubt, mix a 1:30 blend. One part or drop of essential oil and 30 parts or drops carrier oil.

  • Moms, always use the oil on yourself first before applying to children. If it is hot on your skin, chances are it will be on your children’s.

WAKING UP AND BOOSTING MOOD

Children, like any of us, often wake up in the morning or from a nap, feeling cranky. Making sure they get proper sleep at night, or appropriate naps during the day, is an important factor as well.

Diffusing essential oils can also help wake them (and you!) up and boost their (your) mood.

  • “Perk Up”: Peppermint (3 drops) + Lemon (3 drops) {kit oils}
  • “Cause I’m Happy”: Peppermint (2 drops) + Frankincense (2 drops) {kit oils}

Did you know that Young Living has a KidScents collection of essential oils and personal care products that are made just for little ones? Quickly after receiving my Premium Starter Kit of essential oils and falling in love with them, I wanted to see what Young Living had to offer children. The KidScents essential oils are made up of mild blends that are safe, pure alternatives to commercial solutions. Plus, they are specially formulated to just the right strength for children, so you never have to dilute them. (Young Living, Source: KidScents Oils Flyer)

The KidScents collection of essential oils was my first purchase outside of my Premium Starter Kit!

Young Living recommends using the AromaGlide Roller Fitments 10 pack. With a roller top for each of the KidScents oils, and some leftover for your own oils, you can avoid your oils coming into contact with the roller and then your child’s oil. Add these to your next Essential Rewards (ER) order!!!

According to the bottle labels, they recommended application is for children ages 2-12. As always, contact your pediatrician or health care provider before using essential oils on your children.  


CONCENTRATION AND FOCUS

GeneYus™ (KidScents) is an excellent blend to diffuse for young minds that are focusing and concentrating on projects.

  • Blended oil made up of: Sacred Frankincense, Blue cypress, Cedarwood, Idaho Blue spruce, Palo santo, Melissa, Northern Lights Black spruce, Sweet almond, Bergamot, Myrrh, Vetiver, Geranium, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood™**, Ylang ylang, Hyssop, Coriander, and Rose.

Suggested Uses:

  • Diffuse during after school activities such as homework, music practice, or creative projects.

IMMUNE SUPPORT – RESPIRATORY

 

SniffleEase (KidScents): is a rejuvenating and refreshing blend formulated just for kids.

  • Combination of eucalyptus blue, eucalyptus citriodora, eucalyptus globus, eucalyptus radiata leaf oil, Palo santo, lavender, Dorado azul, ravintsara, myrtle, marjoram, pine, cypress, black spruce, and peppermint.

Suggested Uses:

  • Apply a drop topically to little backs.
  • Diffuse in children’s bedrooms at night or during naptimes.
  • Use this blend to create essential oil-infused tissues. Remove tissues from their box. Pour 3–4 drops of SniffleEase onto a cotton ball, and seal the cotton ball with your tissues in an airtight container for 24 hours. Remove tissues from airtight container and replace in box. Repeat as needed to refresh scent.
  • Source: KidScents Flyer

IMMUNE SUPPORT – DIGESTIVE

 

TummyGize (KidScents): a relaxing, quieting blend that can be applied to little tummies.

  • Combination of spearmint, peppermint, tangerine, fennel, anise, ginger, and cardamom.

Suggested Uses:

  • Great for use before or after mealtimes. Apply a drop topically to little tummies as needed.

  • Source: KidScents Flyer

* TummyGize was THE OIL that made me a believer in the power of oils. I personally like to use TummyGize on my stomach in place of DiGize for its cooling sensation.


IMMUNE SUPPORT – OVERALL WELLNESS

 

Thieves (kits)– A blend of essential oils that offer cleansing properties and immune support. Read about the interesting history of Thieves essential oil, which dates back to the 15th century during the plague HERE.

  • Blend of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary.

Suggested Uses:

  • Pop roller fitment on top and roll on the bottoms of your feet.
  • Diffuse 6–8 drops to help reduce the toxins in the air. Customize your Thieves experience by adding a few drops of Orange, Tangerine, or Nutmeg essential oil.

OUCHIES

Owie (KidScents): apply topically to improve the appearance of your child’s skin.

  • Combination of Idaho balsam fir, tea tree, helichrysum, elemi, cistus, hinoki, and clove.
  • Stash this oil in your purse so you always have it on hand for your kids’ outdoor activities.
  • Source: KidScents Flyer

ODORS – AIR PURIFICATION

Citrus Fresh (kit): Combination of grapefruit, lemon, mandarin, orange, spearmint and tangerine.

Purification: Combination of Citronella, Lavandin, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Myrtle, and Tea Tree.

  • Diffuse anywhere – in mud rooms, bedrooms, etc.
  • Create an air freshening spray. (Ditch the toxic chemical aerosols!)
  • Add a few drops onto cotton balls and stash in diaper genies, garbage cans, car vents (on a clothespin), gym bags, and in shoes for a boost of freshness.
  • Add one drop to 5-6 wool dryer balls for laundry.

CALMING DOWN

Children, like any of us, often need periods throughout the day for calming down. Whether it’s after a lot of play, school, activities and sports, meltdowns, unwinding before bed, etc. Making sure they get proper sleep at night, or appropriate naps during the day, is an important factor as well.

Diffuse the following oils, roll diluted on the bottoms of feet, or add to bath:

  • Gentle Baby: blend of Coriander, Geranium, Palmarosa, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Roman Chamomile, and other sweet-smelling essential oils.
  • Peace and Calming: sweet blend of Ylang Ylang, Orange, Tangerine, Patchouli, and Blue Tansy.
  • Stress Away (kit): mix of Vanilla, Lime, Copaiba, Lavender, Cedarwood, and Ocotea.

Aside from the KidScents collection of essential oils, we also use some of the KidScents personal care products. These essential-oil infused products are made with safe, mild formulas just for your little ones. Currently, we are using the bath gel and lotion in my 2.5 year-old daughter’s daily routine.


BATH GEL

Safe, gentle soap that cleanses and protects the skin. It is formulated with natural ingredients, MSM, aloe vera, anti-oxidants, and pure therapeutic-grade Lemon and Cedarwood essential oils. Additionally, this liquid soap is pH balanced for children’s skin. It contains NO mineral oils, synthetic perfumes, artificial colorings, or toxic ingredients.

A little goes a long way, so we apply a small amount to a mesh pouf shower ball to work up a luxurious lather. From our personal experience, we have also found the bath gel to be “tear-free”. Although it doesn’t specifically state this on the label, our toddler has never reacted when the soap accidentally trickled into her eyes. Lastly, the bath gel has a fresh clean scent, which I take joy in, when I wrap her up in her warm Minnie Mouse towel.

Source: KidScents Bath Gel


SHAMPOO

The natural components in this shampoo—aloe, MSM, Chamomile, and Tangerine and Lemon essential oils—effectively and gently cleanse without causing irritation. Contains NO synthetic perfumes, colors, or toxic ingredients.


LOTION

Safe, gentle ingredients to moisturize and soften sensitive skin. The premium blend of natural ingredients, MSM, shea butter, aloe vera, and pure therapeutic-grade Cedarwood and Geranium essential oils supports healthy-looking skin for children of all ages. It contains NO mineral oils, synthetic perfumes, artificial colorings, or toxic ingredients.

As with the bath gel, a little goes a long way, so we apply the lotion all over, focusing on her arms and legs.  Lastly, it has a floral woodsy aroma that makes her smell SO GOOD right before bed!

Source: KidScents Lotion


SLEEP

SleepyIze (KidScents): Combination of lavender, geranium, Roman chamomile, sacred frankincense, bergamot, tangerine, valerian, and rue.

Suggested Uses:

  • Apply to children’s feet as part of a before-nap or bedtime routine.

  • Diffuse at bedtime for a peaceful aromatic environment.
  • Add 2-4 drops to a warm evening bath.
  • Rub into hands and smooth over your child’s pillow as part of his or her nightly routine.
  • Source: KidScents Flyer

Lastly, if you’re looking to slowly switch over to the KidScents line, I highly recommend enrolling in Essential Rewards. Essential Rewards is a monthly automatic shipment that earns you 10-25% back on your monthly purchases and free promotional products featured each month. You can choose your favorite oils and products and then try new ones each month to ship straight to your door on the day of your choice. Lastly, there is a 50 PV (around $50) minimum monthly commitment to join, BUT you can cancel at any time.

As always, if you have any questions or want to order, feel free to reach out!

Happy oiling!

XO,

Kate

Disclaimer: The information contained on this website is not meant to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information represents what I, an Independent Distributor of Young Living Essential Oils, have chosen to do to take charge of my own personal health and that of my family. Statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products on this site are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using these products.

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