I’m sure like us, you are always up for alternative and natural ways to care for your children. All of us Beijos ladies like using oils for our kiddos, and for ourselves! It feels good to try an alternative natural route rather than going straight to the doctor. A lot of the time I turn to my friend and neighbor Melody Brandon of Obsessed with Essentials for guidance. She is the guru of all oil gurus and is not only knowledgeable but loves them so much, and it shows when she helps me. We have worked with her before to create a few posts here and here, but today we are talking all things kids!
Melody is sharing a few blends for common kids ailments or illnesses. Easy and natural approaches to caring for your kiddos, sounds pretty great right?! Let’s get started!!
Photos by my friend Megan Welker
All of us parents know that we at some point or another go through band aid boxes like candy! Boo boos, cuts, scrapes and owies always happen when little ones (and even us adults) are on the go and exploring! This blend is so gentle and yet really packs a punch in all the ways you want it to. Lavender is one of the most calming oils that will take down the pain level as well as help it heal faster. Frankincense helps with the inflammation that is going on and is also a great tool is aiding in faster healing and so that the area doesn’t scar. Melaleuca is antibacterial and antifungal so it is a great cleansing agent and really clean the area well so you don’t have to worry about it getting worse!
Another great non-toxic, cleaner swap for an ointment is Doterra’s Correct X. Frankincense, Helichrysum, Melaleuca, Cedarwood, and Lavender soothe and purify skin and similar to the natural oils found in skin, Jojoba provides optimal hydration, helping to improve the texture of skin. I always have a couple of these on hand…in my purse, backpack and at home in case things happen which they normally do with a 4 and 7 year old around.
UPSET TUMMYThis oil was my “miracle voo doo oil” when I first got started with oils 6 years ago! In the middle of the night when my daughter would wake up with tummy pain I would grab some Digestzen and rub it on her tummy and then used some lavender to help her fall back asleep and instead of her up being up 45mins she was asleep in 5 minutes! That is when my husband said he liked my “voo doo oils”. This blend can help aid in digestion, soothe occasional stomach upset, and maintain overall digestive health. Ginger, Fennel, and Coriander help ease occasional stomach discomfort, including motion sickness and indigestion, while Peppermint, Tarragon, Anise, and Caraway aid with digestion and help maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract. From kiddos to adults this blend is so helpful for all upset tummies. You can apply it topically diluted with fractionated coconut oil to your stomach or even take it internally in a veggie cap or add a drop or two to a glass of water.
ECZEMASkin issues are so prevalent these days and since most skin reactions are due to gut issues so I always tell people to address that as well, but having an essential oil blend on hand can be a giant lifesaver! I have tried multiple blends over the years for my clients and this blend is by far the best one and I have gotten so many testimonials from people using it and seeing pretty great results. One client said, “I wanted to say how thankful I am for you and for the oils! My niece has been using it since Sunday and her eczema is almost completely gone! I can’t wait to learn more about the oils and keep trying them!”
This blend has one of my new favorite oils that is a miracle worker for skin which is Yarrow Pom. It has an amazing blue tint to it and is mixed with pomegranate oil and literally transforms scars, is great for wrinkles and aging skin and skin issues like eczema as well. I then use Myrrh, Lavender and Helichrysum which are all very nourishing, calming, and restorative. Then I use jojoba oil and emu oil as the carrier oil. You can apply it directly to the skin a couple times a day.
SERENITY SLEEPAre you looking for a nighttime rescue blend that helps with sleep and scary dreams, well then this blend is the one for you! Serenity is a blend that has all the top restful oils in it so it really helps to calm the mind and get you into a deep sleep. Vetiver oil is a thicker oil that is rich and earthy smelling, and it’s my go-to oil when I need to help my brain “shut-off” for the night. I personally saw Juniper Berry work its magic when my daughter kept having nightmares and continually waking up. We added in Juniper Berry to her normal sleep blend and she slept through the night and woke up the next morning and told me my oils worked! #momwin for sure! You can diffuse this blend and then apply it topically as well. You can apply it to the bottom of the big toe which is the brain on the Chinese foot chart, on the chest or behind the neck.
And there you have it! All the tips you need to keep your little ones safe and healthy the natural way! Thank you Melody for sharing!!
More tips to come soon from the oil guru herself!