Essential oils for babies and young children

By | November 28th, 2016|Categories: Babies &young children, Essential Oils|Tags: , , |

Essential Oils for Infants and Children

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Our children are extremely precious and as parents we are the first responders when it come to their health and well being. The correct use of essential oils with babies and young children can’t be stressed enough.

Essential Oils —-Are they safe?

I am talking about Young Living 100% therapeutic grade essential oils and a company that has excellent quality control.

They are pure plant extract and very potent. One must respect the oils. As parents we must use our heads and be cognisant.

Our young ones bodies are building rapidly, all their systems are developing and changing.

These oils are ADAPTAGENS, that is, they adapt to each person. Children tend to respond more rapidly than adults to the oils.

Here are some guidelines when using the oils on children.

  • Here me on this please!: DILUTE, DILUTE, DILUTE!!!!! This does not reduce the potency of essdential oils but renders them not as intense on these young skins. Use the old adage, Less is more! Always err on the side of caution

    Dilute, dilute,dilute. Ndever use neat oils on children under 6 years.

    Dilute, dilute,dilute. Never use neat oils on children under 6 years.

  • Use carrier oils.

These are fatty vegetable oils such as Young Living V6, coconut, jojoba, almond and olive.

There are things to consider here.

  • Has your child got a nut allergy? If so do not use carrier oils that contain nuts like coconut, almond and avocado.

         Has your child got any allergies at all?

         I would not use oil blends on young children because they contain      

fractionated coconut oil.

  • Sensitivity.

Some children have very sensitive skins, especially around the eyes. They can be sensitive to oil itself or the aroma.

Always check that your child is well hidrated.

  • System Support.

Which system are you trying to support, immune, digestive, respiratory?

Discover which oils are best for each system.

  • Pub. Med have much research on Essential Oils. If you are not sure always seek advice.

  • Mode of Application.

With young children I would not recommend oral use.

Diffusing is a great way to use the essential oils especially in the bedroom.

The oils can be used as a gentle massage on the stomach and the soles of the feet are a great places to apply oils.

Avoid putting them direct on the face and never into the ears.

  • A few Favourite Essential Oils to use with children.

  • Lavender.

Very calming and aids restful sleep.

Diffuse or place on the underside of their pillow.

  • Frankincense.

This is very spicy. Always dilute.

It helps with the immune system, soft tissue and respiration

  • Owie.

Aids structural support.

  • Tummy Gize

Good for digestive issues.

  • Peace and calming 1 or 2.

Children who are very right brained and a tendancy to ADHD react well with this oil.

  • Lemon and citrus blends.

Circulation, lymphatic system and immune system.

Don’t use if body is going to be exposed to the sun

  • Emotional.

I personally would not use with children under 5 years.

Use on back of neck and spine. Oils like white angelica,

vetiver, harmony.

Remember children can’t tell you they are stressed!!!!

DO NOT USE:( On children under 5 years.)

Peppermint- 54% plus menthol

Eucalyptus – up to 83%cineole

Rosemary – cineole and camphor.

DO NOT USE on children under 12 years.

Wintergreen or birch. – methyl-salicylate.

CAN USE.

Lemon on the spine. PEPPERMINT

Reduce temperature.

Ginger or Lemon on the stomach. PEPPERMINT

Aids stomach ache.

Lemon, Frankincense, cinnamon, clove, tea tree, thyme, oregano.Use on the feet. PEPPERMINT

Immune support.

Cedarwood,pine, myrtle.Diffuse or use on chest and back.

Congestion and cough PEPPERMINT EUCALYPTUS

Frankincense, balsam fir and copiaba. PEPPERMINT

Helps aches and discomfort.

Rub on gums for teething.

Frankincense and copiaba.

Tooth Fairy Teething Cream

By | November 19th, 2016|Categories: Babies &young children, Recipes with oils|Tags: , , , , |

100% therapeutic essential oilsTooth Fairy Teething Cream

 

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup Coconut oil                                 5 drops Copaiba Essential Oil

5 drops Clove Essential Oil

Instructions.

Melt coconut oil over a low heat,remove from heat and add essential oils. Tranfer to a 4oz. glass container with lid and store in refrigerator. Use for added soothing releif to errupting teeth.

Support Alzheimers Disease using Therapeutic Essential Oils

By | October 29th, 2016|Categories: Alzheimers, Health issues|Tags: , , , , |

Support Alzheimers Disease using Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils

Reduce side effects of Alzheimers Diseas

 The search continues for a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias, some research suggests that aromatherapy and the use of essential oils may have beneficial support. Watch this ground breaking  videos

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⦁    The oils offer relief from symptoms of depression which often occur with Alzheimers Disease,
⦁    There is evidence that they may improve the quality of life for people  living with chronic health conditions.

 

Oils may be inhaled, applied to the skin, or placed in food or tea depending on the type of oil and its level of concentration.

Essential Oils have been used for generations and most are thought to be safe, but be sure to consult with your doctor before using to ensure oils will not have any negative interaction with medication you or your family may be taking.

7 Essential Oils That May Help Those Living with Dementia
Here are 7 oils that have been shown to be effective in supporting the symptoms of Alzheimers.

Lavender has a calming effect  and helps balance those strong emotions. Furthermore it has also been used to help with depression, anger and irritability, and can help in some cases of insomnia. It can be directly inhaled, used as a massage oil or sprayed on linens. Use it in the evening to promote better sleep and during the day to improve mood swings.

 Peppermint
Peppermint is an energizer and may be used to stimulate the mind, energize and help improve appetite. Best to use in the morning. Peppermint oil can be inhaled directly, diffused in a room, used as a massage oil, sprayed in the air or even placed in a bath.
Rosemary 
Rosemary is similar to Peppermint. Rosemary is an uplifting oils used to stimulate the brain and the mind.. It may even improve cognitive performance and mood. Rosemary has also been known to ease constipation, symptoms of depression and also reinvigorate the appetite.  May help improve cognitive response in speed and accuracy. Rosemary oil can be directly inhaled, diffused through a room or used as a spray

Mark Moss and Lorraine Oliver  conducted

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Bergamot
Bergamot can be used to relieve anxiety, reduce agitation and mild depression.. This mood elevating and calming oil can also be used to relieve insomnia. To use bergamot oil, place a few drops in your bath, use as a massage oil, diffuse through a room or use a spray on clothing or linens.

 Lemon Balm
While lemon oil may be among the more expensive oils, it is also one of the most studied and more effective oils. It has been shown to help calm and relieve anxiety, improve memory and ease indigestion. Lemon oil can be dropped into a bath, inhaled directly, diffused, sprayed or applied directly to the skin as a massage oil.
 Ylang Ylang
Ylang Ylang oil can help ease depression while also promoting good sleep.  Ylang Ylang is often combined with lemon oil and can be placed in a bath, inhaled, diffused or sprayed.
 Ginger
Ginger oil is most relevant  for anyone struggling with digestive issues. Commonly used to treat a loss of appetite and constipation, ginger can help promote good eating habits. Ginger oil can be applied directly to the skin as an abdominal massage, inhaled, diffused, sprayed or placed on a compress.

 

Have you seen relevant positive effects of essential oils in yourself or a loved one? Which oils worked best for you?

 Share your thoughts and results with us.

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