Summer is finally here! Children are leaving their scheduled routines of school and activities and are moving towards a more relaxed, summer attitude. There are plenty of summer activities, however, to keep kids busy and on their toes.
Essential oils are helpful for children during the summer. Children can benefit from the oils as much as adults can. Here are a few of our favorite oils that children really enjoy.
German Chamomile: Add a few drops of this oil to your child's night time bath. The oil promotes restful sleep. Be sure to start off small with the oil when adding it to the bath because too much might irritate children's skin.
Peppermint: Peppermint can help your child have good digestion. It is also handy for headaches. Be sure to only use it for children who are older than 30 months old.
Lavender: Lavender is a very versatile essential oil. Parents love this oil because of its healing properties, and children don't complain because of the fabulous smell. Lavender is used to heal burns, cuts, stings, and much more.
Eucalyptus: Colds can still happen during the summer months, much to our dismay. If that is the case with your children, eucalyptus essential oil is a good choice for you. Eucalyptus is a good decongestant and works as an immune-stimulant.
Lemon: Lemon in a room diffuser defends bodies against infection. It is also a delicious smell and works great as an air freshener. Lemon should be used in a diffuser, never applied directly to the skin or in a bath unless it is combined with another carrier oil.
Melaleuca oil: Melaleuca oil is another all-purpose essential oil. Add Melaleuca oil to your first aid kit because it is one of the best essential oils out there. It works to heal cuts and scrapes, and can be used to disinfect and reduce pain. Melaleuca oil can also be used to clean and is safe on the environment and on the entire family, so you can have your child clean with Melaleuca products instead of other harmful cleaners.