Your Initial Guide To Using Aromatherapy For Children Part 4

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Your Initial Guide To Using Aromatherapy For Children Part 4

Your Initial Guide To Using Aromatherapy For Children: Welcome to Part 4

 

Welcome back to the discussion we have discussed some things about Aromatherapy for kids in part 3 of “Your Initial Guide To Using Aromatherapy For Children“.

If you have missed the first part then I recommend that you click here, Your Initial Guide To Using Aromatherapy For Children Part 3, to catch up.

With that out of the way, let us continue.

 

Your Initial Guide To Using Aromatherapy For ChildrenYour Initial Guide To Using Aromatherapy For Children: Inhalation Of Essential Oils

For inhalation, one can apply one or two drops to a handkerchief and inhale, or add oils to a water misting bottle or humidifier.

Your Initial Guide To Using Aromatherapy For Children: Calming Effects

 

Calming essential oils that may be used are Lavender (recommended for sleep – one to four drops can be placed under the pillow), Mandarin, Roman Chamomile, Ho Wood (an ecologically friendly replacement for Rosewood), Tangerine, Petitgrain, Vanilla, and Neroli.

Use these oils singly, create your own blend, or use one of the body oil blends above without the carrier oil. A few drops per quart of water in a mister sprayed throughout a room or added humidifier reservoir will do.

Your Initial Guide To Using Aromatherapy For ChildrenYour Initial Guide To Using Aromatherapy For Children: When Dealing With Anxiety

For an anti-anxiety blend: Try 5 drops bergamot, 1 drop lavender and 3 drops geranium – dilute to 10 drops per ½ pint of water for a room spray or use in a humidifier, or dilute to the appropriate level for your child’s age if using topically. For alertness, try lemon, bergamot, grapefruit or pine, either singly or in a blend that pleases your senses (usually the best way to blend is to trust your nose!)

Essential oils can also be used in a candle lamp or warmer – with the oil gently evaporated from the surface of a small bowl of water by the heat of a candle. An electric nebulizing diffuser is generally not recommended for use with children, as the concentration of oils in the air can be too high.

 

Your Initial Guide To Using Aromatherapy For Children: Antiseptics Too

Last but not least, essential oils are wonderful antiseptics.

Cuts and scrapes are simply a way of life for the little ones! A great blend for minor wounds is a 1:1 mix of Lavender and Tea Tree oil. The lavender is soothing, anti-inflammatory, and has regenerative ‘ketones’, while the tea tree is a strong antiseptic used for many generations by native Australians.

Use this blend in the water used for cleaning wounds, and apply a few drops to the gauze of a bandage – do not apply directly to the skin as it will be unnecessarily irritating. On the bandage, however, it will be soothing and accelerate the healing process.

 

Your Initial Guide To Using Aromatherapy For ChildrenYour Initial Guide To Using Aromatherapy For Children: Final Thoughts

So this is a very brief overview of using essential oils with children. There are many, many diverse applications for essential oils for almost every conceivable minor ailment seen in childhood. The key is knowledge – finding a good practitioner, or reputable resource for your needs.

The essential oils mentioned within this article are recognized as safe for most individuals – if you or your child are recognized as having a specific illness, and/or are under a doctor’s regular care, please consult an appropriate practitioner before proceeding.

That said, aromatherpy can be a very fun and rewarding endevor for both you and your child. Essential oils have benefited the lives of many the world over, and have a little bit of plant magic available to everyone.

 

 

 

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Greg “Da Spokesman” Stargell

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4 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed reading it.

    I have found it really helps with my daughter who suffers from travel sickness.

  2. A very inspiring article about aromatherapy. Very usefull, thnx.

  3. Never heard of Aromatherapy but I love the idea of essential oils and natural means of treatments. Thanks for sharing.
    I would definitely be looking to hear more about this.

  4. Thanks for Sharing your Aromatherapy for Children guide with me.

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