I know a lot of parents who love essential oils and utilize them with their kids … but tend to pull them out when problems arise. I personally use essential oils with my daughter on a daily basis, and feel that it contributes to her overall health and well-being, and helps to prevent health issues in the first place. To help other parents who might desire this too, I want to offer 8 everyday uses for essential oils in children. Not everyone is going to do all of these every day, that might seem overwhelming, but at least you have a starting point to work from.
Well it’s that time of year again – the kids are going back to school, summer is coming to an end, vacations are now a collection of photos and good memories. For some this is a fun and exciting time, for others, filled with angst and dread. I’m still trying to figure out where the last year went – it seems like just yesterday we started Valentina in preschool, and now she’s moving up to the next class, with new teachers and a new classroom. I’m counting on sending her back to school with essential oils to help us with the transition. [Read more…]
Since it’s the middle of summer, and many of us (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) are spending a lot of time outdoors, it is good to have some tools on hand to help offset the effects of the sun. Of course, nothing substitutes for a good quality sunscreen (I like the Environmental Working Group’s summary of the best, least toxic brands), but this soothing after sun lotion can be a lovely, relieving cream to apply at the end of the day. It is soothing, cooling and healing.
Here’s the recipe:-
Summer is a great time to travel with the family – road trips, camping, hiking – it’s a great time to be outdoors and enjoying nature. With travel comes a certain amount of exposure to things that you wouldn’t necessarily be exposed to at home, such as 200 other people’s germs on the plane; sun exposure; and friendly or unfriendly bugs. I know when I travel I always carry a small kit of essential oils to cover these contingencies. I just feel better knowing that I have safe and natural options for taking care of my family, given that we all want to optimize our travel experience and have the most fun and relaxed time possible. These are what I consider must have essential oils for your summer travels.
If you have been thinking about integrating essential oils into your home and health care routine, now is the perfect time! I am offering two amazing summer essential oil specials. I’m in the mood for giving stuff away so here it is!
One of the best parts of summertime is the entertaining – BBQ’s, picnics, long lazy lunches and summer parties. Whether you’re hosting a crowd yourself or bringing a contribution to someone else’s event, it is nice to have something unique and interesting to provide by way of food and drinks. Essential oils are a great way to do this, and there are some must have essential oils for summer eating and drinking that you can utilize. Here are just a few ideas for how to add some pizzazz to your creations –
The whole process of labor and birth of a new baby are pretty incredible. It is also a very intense time, where women are challenged physically and emotionally. There are many ways to support the mama during the process: I am a huge fan of doulas to support both parents, birthing classes such as Bradley method and Hypnobirthing/ Hypnobabies, meditation techniques, water therapies such as birthing tubs, etc. Essential oils are another modality that I believe can make so much difference to the birthing experience. Here are five essential oils to have on hand during labor:-
I always loved to make my own pesto. Somehow the store-bought one isn’t quite the same. Since I’ve been using more essential oils, I’m now adding them to lots of my favorite dishes for an extra burst of flavor. This basil pesto chicken recipe is quick, easy and healthy. It is gluten free but not dairy free, but the parmesan cheese could be switched with a vegan substitute.
Can you imagine giving your child a craft activity to do that could actually calm them down too? I came across these aromatherapy crafts for children, and thought what a brilliant idea it was. I’ll be making these paints and cloud dough for sure and wanted to share them with you too!
It’s Monday morning, and after a long and fun weekend, my brain is still in Friday mode. I have to remind it that indeed, it’s Monday and needs to get going. I have a few tricks that I use to get in ‘go’ mode for the start of the week. The first thing I do when I get up is take a shot of liposomal glutathione, and I definitely utilize my essential oils too. Here are three essential oils that can make you more alert:-