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
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. "
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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!