Essential oil sprays are great for kids because you know they are all natural and non-toxic. Lets face it, many products on store shelves contain ingredients that none of us want around our children.
As we become more educated on natural health choices, it is almost a no-brainer to look to essential oils for our everyday issues, especial for our children.
I love the Critter and Bed Bug Spray, I gave this one to my youngest child that is afraid of bugs, he loves spraying it all over his room and on his mattress to keep them out!
Before we get to the recipes, lets first find out what are the best essential oils for your kid's health as well as how you might use them with your child at home.
Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine that uses plant-derived essential oils to balance the body and reduce stress. Using aromatherapy and essential oils for children can help with physical, mental, and emotional ailments. They are a great way to promote wellness among kids of all ages!
Essential oils can be safely used on children. However, there are some extra precautions you should take when using essential oils on children.
Children's skin is more sensitive and delicate than that of adults. It is important to dilute essential oils before you apply them topically.
Children also require less oils than adults because their bodies are smaller and more sensitive. Essential oils should only be used by children under the supervision and guidance of adults.
Essential oils are not a fad. They can provide amazing benefits for everything, from attention problems to runny noses.
Essential oils can be used to help anyone, but I'm going to concentrate on the great benefits for children. Let's start with some ground rules and safety tips when using essential oils for children.
Essential oil sprays are a great way to use oils because they are easy to make, use and take. There are, of course, many spray bottles that you can fill with all kinds of goodness, but the spray bottles you will absolutely need if you have children are here!
Do you have a child that is afraid of monsters in the closet or a little one who you struggle with to put to bed each night? This bedtime spray could be called "Monster in The Closet Spray" instead and kids can use in closets and under beds to ward off any "monsters" that may be sneaking around before bedtime.
Not only will this DIY essential oil spray freshen up your child's room, it will also making it easier for them to drift off into dreamland and get a more restful nights sleep!
Directions: Fill the bottle with water and add essential oils. Shake well then spray on pillows, bed linens, and sheets to assist with sleep.
If your children are in school, head lice is bound to go around. When it does, keep your child’s hair pinned up as best as you can and spray the head lice spray on their hair, backpack, jacket, and any other material item they are taking or using at school.
Directions: Fill the bottle with water and add the essential oils. Spray on liberally to prevent the little beasts from attaching to your child and their things. This is not meant for babies or toddlers.
If you have children, it’s inevitable that they get hurt. If it is a cut, a bruise, whatever the case may be, the Owie First Aid Spray can be effective.
Directions: Fill the bottle with filtered water and add essential oils. Shake well and spray on a bruise, cut, or small sore. Pat the area with a gauze or paper towel to remove any dirt or blood, otherwise let the spray air dry.
This spray is multipurpose and can be used for critters or bed bugs. Kids have many fears and they tend to arise more so at night, arm your child with this spray so they can sleep tight.
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “Sleep tight; don’t let the bed bugs bite.” Well, there ARE bed bugs and it’s super easy for kids to bring them home from school. Give this spray a try.
Directions: Fill the bottle with water and add essential oils. Shake well then spray on bed linens, sheets, clothes liberally to detour these bad bugs from sticking around. These oils are also effective against other bugs and critters as well.
I love how easy that these sprays are to make, so simple a child could even make them. What I love most about these sprays is that I can give the bottles to my children to use and know they will be safe with the mixture. You could also make these recipes for friends and family, they make great DIY gifts. Just add cute labels and ribbons and you are all set!
Essential oils are great because not only do they make you feel good physically but mentally as well. I love having them around since they have so many benefits like clearing the air of bad odors, improving moods by releasing calming scents in your home or office for instance!
We are frequently asked what essential oil brand we like, here are some of our favorites:
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