Several years ago, our family started using Essential Oils – not just for our own health, but also for the health of our kids.
In that few years, we have ditched ALL the toxins in our home – strengthened our immune system and boosted our health – all without a reliance on traditional medicine. It has been a fun and crazy journey – that’s certain, but one we would never do differently.
We have 5 kids – ages 9, 6, 4, 2 and a newborn – and I’ll be very honest and say that at first, I had no idea the profound impact that our use of oils would have on them. It was all very overwhelming at first – it really was.
But after some time, and lots of personal research, and together with the wonderful guidance of friends and acquaintances in our Young Living Facebook group, we use them for everything – our wellness, home (cleaning) and even in our car.
We started using Essential Oils when I was pregnant with our 4th child. But never quite as much as we do now. It wasn’t until just a few months after our 4th child was born that we realized how well these Essential Oils would help us with getting our kids to sleep at night.
Now that we have 5 kiddos, getting them to sleep is always a struggle – while the newborn might just be the easiest, the other 4 are a constant challenge. And every night is different … each child has their quirks. Our boys are probably the hardest to put down at night – whoever said boys are easier definitely doesn’t have our two boys.
Thankfully there are several diffuser favorites. we have to help them fall asleep quickly and stay sleeping through the night. While Lavender is usually ONE of our go-to oils, it doesn’t always work too well – so having several alternative blends is important.
Did you know…
When you inhale Essential Oils through your nose, tiny nerves send an immediate signal to the brain; at that point in time, the brain immediately goes to work on the systems that moderate your mind and body.
Inhalation is the most direct method of nurturing components in essential oils: the chemical messengers in the nasal cavity have direct access to your brain.
Essential oils have the ability to pass the blood/brain barrier and penetrate membranes allows them to reach the emotional center of the brain in seconds.
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Sheryl, which blend do you feel works best usually?
Kristi, for us the “winning” blend is Lavender, Cedarwood and Vetiver. It literally knocks them out – it’s hard to get my boys to sleep. We’re talking about kids that can jump and run and race around until 1:30 a.m. if I let them. My girls aren’t that bad but my boys are horrible.
We have been using that 4 drops Lavender, 4 drops Cedarwood and 2 drops Vetiver now since day 1 of back to school and they are winding down quickly and staying asleep. Last night I started the diffuser 30 minutes before we started getting ready for bed so that the scent was wafting through the room and into the hallway. Works like a charm (even for me, my head hit the pillow at 10:30 and I always stay up until 2 a.m.!)
Sheryl we are brand new at this and need some advice…are all diffusers the same size? If not how much water do you use for your favorite sleep aid for your kiddos…lavender…cedarwood and vetiver (may have spelled that wrong)
Hi Mary 🙂
Not all diffusers are the same size, some are smaller than others. Usually the diffuser has a “line” in the inside to show you the max fill level. Just fill to that line.
My favorite one for kids is Lavender, Cedarwood and Vetiver – it’s amazing. 🙂