Beginners Guide to Essential Oils

Many people swear by essential oils as home remedies and claim they help keep their kids out of the doctor’s office. If you want to figure out how to incorporate them into your family’s routine, here are some good ways to start:

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Top 5 Oils*              

                                                                                                                                                                                               
Lavender
Lavender is known for being calming by reducing anxiety and acting as a stress reliever. It can also help with minor burns and reducing scarring and other skin issues including eczema and psoriasis, and even applied to bug bites and bee stings.

Lemon
Lemon can be refreshing, energizing, and uplifting. It can also be added to your favorite household cleaner to help refresh and sanitize.

Peppermint
Peppermint is stimulating and can help enhance alertness and improve your energy. It can also relieve headaches, nausea, digestive problems, and congestion. Because of its menthol content, peppermint has a cooling effect which can also help reduce a fever and relieve pain.

Tea Tree
Tea Tree is often known for its ability to help combat acne and oily skin. You can also add a few drops to laundry to help keep things fresh.

Frankincense
Frankincense frereana is especially prized for its skin rejuvenating properties. It’s great for wrinkles, scars, dry skin and damaged skin, and can help heal a wound or cut. It can also calm and relax your body and uplift your mood.

Top 5 KidSafe Synergies

Plant Therapy also has a line of KidSafe Synergies, which are basically different blends. Here are their top 5 blends for summer:

Germ Destroyer
Move over hand sanitizer! A germ fighting oil is great to have on to help your family fight any sickness you might come in contact with.

Sneezy Stop
Do you or your child suffer from allergies? These synergies have been known to alleviate symptoms caused from seasonal allergies.

Shield Me
Beware summertime buggers! Your family can play outdoors more this summer with an all natural insect repellent using these synergies.

Calming The Child
These relaxing synergies are great to use during the day or before bed when you or your child are feeling overwhelmed or extra wound up.

Nighty Night
This blend is perfect to help you or your little one sleep more soundly during the night. Fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. I know we’ve all gotten to a point where we will try anything!

Have you tried essential oils? Have you had luck with them? Please share your experiences in the comments below!

*The claims above are not backed by the FDA.