Three years ago, I started using Young Living essential oils and made a step towards wellness for my family.
It all started when my daughter, who was two at the time, stayed sick. She was in a half day preschool program at a local church and every time she would get over one sickness, she would catch another.
It was exhausting, costly and sad. On her 2nd birthday, she got a stomach virus and threw up all day. Because her birthday is so close to Thanksgiving, none of her school friends showed up (thankfully!) The party was at my mother in law’s house and we went home early.
Even after there was no food left in her stomach, she continued to throw up. As a mother, I felt completely helpless. She had been sick off and on all year, and to be sick on her birthday was the last straw for me. I knew I had to do something different.
A church friend of mine had been posting on Facebook about Young Living essential oils. She was a grandmother and said that she wished she knew about them when she had children.
A recurring cough was the biggest issue for my daughter, so I asked her what she recommended to help make it less brutal.
She pointed me in the direction of RC and Thieves. She printed out some information and told me how to make a roller bottle.
After a few months of continuous use, I started to see a difference. Not to say that she never got sick anymore, but the length and intensity of her sickness decreased! We were no longer sitting up at night watching fevers for weeks off and on.
When she got a cold or virus, we rubbed our roller ball mixture of thieves & RC on her feet. When she had a cough or sniffle, she was able to run around and play instead of just lying around on the couch.
So when I share about my love for Young Living essential oils, it’s because of how it has helped my family!!
Here are a few of my favorite oils that I use for my children when they have various ailments:
Joy, Gentle Baby, Peace & Calming.
Rose Ointment. It is gentle enough for babies. I used this a lot of my feet and stretch marks while I was pregnant.
Purification Or Owie. Since Owie is already diluted for kids, I put it directly in a roller bottle and keep in my purse or diaper bag at all times.
Once we were headed out the door and a horse fly bit my daughter. I applied Owie on the bite site and she was fine after a few minutes. Trust me, this is the child who would normally scream and cry.
lavender for the win. Young Living also makes a sleepy blend gentle enough for babies!
Are your kids clumsy sometimes? I know mine are. When they fall and get hurt sometimes the smallest scrape can cause the biggest tantrum! Young Living makes an Owie blend that is already diluted for kids.
Diluted lavender on the scalp
Cold weather sniffles
RC & Thieves.
*Side note: when children are not used to essential oils, it is best to dilute them with a carrier oil. *
Common Carrier oils=jojoba oil, olive oil, coconut oil, sweet almond oil
For the most common ailments in my house (cough, teething & tummy pain) I have roller bottles made and ready to go. The kids know that oils make them feel better, so my two older kids will often apply the roller bottles themselves.
Here are a few oils that have been helpful to me during the postpartum period:
Fennel: applied directly to breasts to aid in milk supply
Frankincense: applied to c-section scar to help reduce swelling after surgery
Gentle Baby: applied to baby when fussy and on dryer balls for baby’s laundry
Peppermint-I used this heavily for nausea while pregnant, diffused in my hospital room after birth and I dropped two drops in the baby’s bath water when he had the sniffles
Are you ready to start your wellness journey with Young Living? Click here.
Disclaimer: Any suggestions made on this blog are very specific to Young Living essential oils and should not be used with oils from another source. Statements made on this website about Young Living Essential Oils have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products and information are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from disease or injury should consult with a physician.