Supporting kids BIG emotions with doTERRA Essential Oils.
Did you know that you can use essential oils to improve your mood? Scent plays a huge role in how we think and feel. Our olfactory system (sense of smell) has a direct connection to the part of the brain (the amygdala) which acts as our emotional processing center. This is why when you smell certain things you may experience a particular memory. Pretty interesting, right?
So now that we know this, we can use certain oils to uplift our mood or even relieve feelings of stress or worry. Thank goodness for these tools!
Kids have big emotions, and many times they don’t know how to express them, or that it’s OK to have these emotions.
Let’s look at the doTERRA Kid’s Oil Collection in more detail – the best part about them as while they were developed with kids in mind, they are also great for adults to use as well!
Calmer is made to reduce feelings of stress and to promote calm throughout your day! It includes soothing oils such as Lavender, Cananga, Buddha Wood & Roman Chamomile on a base of Fractionated Coconut Oil. Sleep is very important in living a healthy lifestyle. This combination of oils is perfect for creating a peaceful atmosphere for bedtime. It can also be great for soothing a meltdown. This is beneficial for kiddos who are easily overstimulated or have difficulty quieting their mind. If you have a toddler, you may never want to leave home without it! Calmer is similar to Serenity blend, but it should be noted that this works just as great for adults!
Thinker was made to help you focus. Perhaps yourself or your child(ren) have a hard time remaining on task. Maybe you need a boost when it’s time to pay attention. If you struggle with staying engaged or have difficulty transitioning, this blend was crafted to keep you on task. This blend includes Vetiver, Peppermint, Clementine, and Rosemary essential oils in a base of Fractionated Coconut Oil. These oils combine to create a blend that promotes a stronger sense of concentration while limiting distractions. If you don’t like the smell of InTune, this may be your new go-to! Who doesn’t need that!?
The purpose of Brave is to help create belief in yourself as you begin each day. It is a blend of Wild Orange, Amyris, Osmanthus & Cinnamon essential oils combined with Fractionated coconut oil. Sometimes it can be hard to be positive! Perhaps a child is feeling nervous about a school project, presentation or performance. Just apply Brave and the feelings of positivity will prevail!
A favorite of the Kid’s Oil Collection is the Stronger Protective Blend. Stronger was created to promote feelings of wellness and vitality. Stronger is also known for helping people protect their boundaries (and the emotions of others – Empaths, where you at?) and promote independence. Sounds pretty good, right? The blend includes Cedarwood, Litsea, Frankincense & Rose essential oils diluted in Fractionated Coconut Oil. What a powerhouse lineup that is! Are you an Empath? Do you need this blend daily – I know I do!
When life starts to get overwhelming for you or your little one(s) that’s when Steady Grounding Blend comes in! The purpose of this blend is to help soothe stressful and anxious feelings. In very intense times, Steady can help you and your little ones feel supported and stable. This blend consists of Amyris, Balsam Fir, Coriander & Magnolia essential oils topped with Fractionated Coconut Oil. These oils all have calming properties that make this a great tool in your toolbox for steadying emotions!
Kids are always moving from one activity to the next. This can be tough on their little bodies! Rescuer Soothing Blend was developed just for this purpose: to support growing and active bodies. On an emotional level, this blend can restore calm when fears overwhelm our littles. Rescuer is made up of Copaiba, Lavender, Spearmint & Zanthoxylum combined with Fractionated Coconut Oil which are all oils known for their ability to provide feelings of comfort. It is so important to remember that keeping active is a great way to feel happy and stay healthy!