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Kids + Oils

When your kiddo gets sick with a cough or cold, as Mama, you just want to make them feel better, to help ease their symptoms.

We look to natural solutions rather than those all-in-one drugstore cough and cold meds. “Over-the-counter medications aren’t really recommended for kids,” says Hoda Mankal, a primary-care nurse practitioner in Ottawa. “There’s no evidence that they work, and they can actually have some harmful side effects.” These side effects may include an increased or uneven heart rate, sleeplessness, drowsiness, nausea, constipation and slow or shallow breathing. Health Canada doesn’t recommend using over-the-counter cough and cold meds for kids under the age of six! Because I know better now, I am doing better for the sweet babies.

Using essential oils on kiddos is not only safe, but a great alternative to either suffering through issues OR using over the counter options that can be filled with harmful, scary ingredients. Yes, you want to be smart and dilute properly, and watch for any sensitivity, but oils are an amazing natural way to support your love's physical and emotional health. Gentle, natural solutions that are HIGHLY effective rescue a mama in need! Essential Oils have the power to calm, soothe, support, aide in sleep and immune health, and more- this is what I base my decision on.

IMPORTANT NOTE: I only use and trust Young Living oils since they are guaranteed pure, and I know where they come from! I know each batch is tested thoroughly and the Seed to Seal difference, this is especially important with babies.

Myth: They aren't safe

Again, I wouldn't trust just any brand for my little one but Young Living and their Seed to Seal promise makes all the difference. Seed to Seal means the from the time the seed is planted until the bottle is sealed, we as consumers are welcome to see the process.

"Seed to Seal is our commitment that helps ensure that with every pure essential oil and Young Living product your family uses, you’re enjoying the benefits of our global resources, industry leadership, and over two decades of innovation. The result? A pristine final product that you know has been created with conscientious Sourcing, Science, and Standards—the three pillars of Seed to Seal."- Young Living


Simple Swap

From vitamins and toothpastes to bath products, these essential oil-infused products are made with natural ingredients for a mild formula recommended for even the smallest member of your family. Parents and their little ones will also enjoy the calming scents of our line of essential oils for kids, blended especially to address your toddler and kiddos' needs.

GeneYus: "When young minds need to focus, help keep the distractions at bay by diffusing KidScents® GeneYus™ during projects or lessons. The familiar, earthy aroma can promote feelings of grounding and clearness while simultaneously helping to ease feelings of occasional stress and distraction."

Owie: "Uh oh! When rough housing goes wrong, ease your kids’ spirits and their tears with KidScents® Owie™ essential oil blend. When your little one is distressed with minor skin irritations, apply this cooling blend of Balsam, Tea Tree, and Elemi essential oils to their boo-boo. This relaxing blend provides a calming aroma along with oils that support the appearance of healthy skin. Just make sure to follow up with a big hug! "

SniffleEase: Bless you! "When sniffles and stuffiness affect your little one, reach for this relaxing, quieting blend. Formulated for children ages 2 and up, KidScents® SniffleEase™ can be diffused or applied directly to chests or throats. The aroma promotes feelings of health and wellness while also assisting in releasing feelings of discomfort. The natural, relaxing, soothing vapors help promote wellness when inhaled and inspire calm breathing."

SleepyIze: "Help your child settle in and sleep tight by diffusing or massaging this peaceful aroma directly before a nap or bedtime. Carefully blended with a variety of calming, quieting oils, SleepyIze™ promotes an atmosphere conducive to a calm, restful sleep. Whether diffused or applied topically, SleepyIze is an excellent way to help your child naturally relax at the end of the day."

TummyGize: "Say yes to more belly laughs and fewer belly aches! TummyGize™ is the calming, relaxing blend for your little one’s stomach when feelings of disquiet and discomfort arise. This comforting, peaceful blend can be diffused or gently massaged directly onto the tummy for a sense of balance and grounding. With a carefully blended combination of Peppermint, Tangerine, and Ginger, KidScents® TummyGize naturally helps comfort tummy troubles with a blend of essential oils. "

Shop clean products from the Young Living Kidscents Line


DIY Swaps

Solutions for the Most Common Issues: Roller Blends

To Note: there is not a "right or wrong" way to combine oils together, and your combination will not explode! BUT diluting properly is essential due to the nature and purity of the oils. You can always do a patch test on babies skin before lathering them in it to ensure they do not have some kind of reaction.

All the blends below are with children 5+ in mind. Please use the dilution chart for children younger than 5, and as always if you are unsure patch test first.


10 drops Thieves + 8 drops lavender + 3 drops Frankincense topped with carrier oil (10 ml roller) (almond, jojoba, coconut, etc) and rolled on to bottoms of feet daily.

Also, diluting Thieves properly and rolling along your kid's spine daily will help keep them well year-round. For those in school, we highly recommend sending them with Thieves hand purification gel for use all day long to keep the germs at bay!


Geneyus of course! But what else?!

Cedarwood, Lavender, Citrus Fresh, Vetiver, and Clarity are great grounding oils and a combination of these will aid in your child's ability to focus and stay level- headed while doing homework.

Study Buddy:

10 drops of each Lavender, Cedarwood, and Vetiver- rolled on wrists and bottoms of feet

Back to School:

5 of each Rosemary, Lemon, and Peppermint- rolled on bottoms of feet and base of neck before homework time.


Tummygize of course, or add a drop of Digize to their morning juice to kick start the belly!

Digize can also be diluted properly and massaged directly onto the belly to ease discomfort.

Peppermint is known for easing a queasy belly and a combination of the 2 might be the perfect solution for your little one!


Don't we all struggle to deal with our big emotions? Our kiddos are no different. When talking with a friend she suggested having a feelings chart so they can just point to the emotion they are feeling when they are overwhelmed. Personally, I like to use the feelings from the movie "Inside Out". If you haven't seen it, it is adorable and a great way to teach children how their emotions directly impact their actions. The graphic below is an awesome tool- "who do you feel like?" is the question, and the associated oil in the answer to help them regain some control. Just add a drop to their hands have them rub together, cup around their nose and take a deep breath in and exhale 3 times.


Teens have all the feelings and all the hormones rushing through their bodies! If you don't remember how that felt, let me remind you- IT IS A ROLLER COASTER. And, as a parent of a teen- it's still a roller coaster. One minute they love you and the next you are wrong. One minute you're their best friend the next your dumb. It's not their fault, and IT DOES NOT MAKE YOU A BAD MOM! It's just a season that every one must go through. To help you, help them with have compiled a few blends to try the next time you feel the attack about to happen!

Teenage Angst:

10 drops Peace + Calming

10 drops Bergamont

top with FCO in 10 ml roller and apply to wrists, neck, bottoms of feet

Moody, Cranky, Ragey:

10 drops Lavender

10 drops Frankincense

10 drops Bergamont

10 drops Clary Sage (for the girls)

top with FCO in 10 ml roller and apply to wrists, neck, bottoms of feet

Oh Hormones:

5 drops Frankincense

10 drops Copaiba

10 drops Dragon Time

top with FCO in 10 ml roller and apply to wrists, neck, bottoms of feet

Hormonal Related Acne:

Tea Tree, Purification, Frankincense, and lemon - 20 drops of each

Witch Hazel and Jojoba Oil - 10 drops each

shake to mix well and roll on to breakouts as needed

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This week make sure you get attend our Kids and Oils event on facebook.


The Ditch + Switch Challenge

We are on the look out for toxic chemicals that are free ranging in our homes- from the bathroom to the kitchen cabinets and even sitting on your counters delivering your senses a wonderful aroma that could be harming your littles.

We challenge you to take a good hard look at all the things in your home that you use every day, those things you use to clean your skin and make you smell nice, they may be causing you and your family harm.


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References: Young Living


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