Thank you all who follow my page and thank you everyone who writes questions. Since I receive most questions about what essential oils I give to my children, I decided to write a summary. All products can be found and purchased through my website lemontrees.info. I want to mention that I'm not a doctor, I am just mom who loves her children and seeks natural remedies to make sure my children learn how to maintain their health in good condition and be well. I have a feeling I am doing quite well, because visits to a doctor are very rare for us, more as an exceptional thing :).
Since my 4 children cover 3 age groups, I will write about each one.
11-year-old boy, athletic, has basketball trainings every day
1) On Guard beadlets – he choses beadlets instead of chewing gum and that protects him from catching cold.
OnGuard beadlets main ingredients are Wild Orange, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, Rosemary essential oils which create a great composition for overall health protection.
2) DeepBlue Rub - in the case of bruises, muscle sprains, injuries. It has both warming and cooling effect. Composed of Wintergreen and many other essential oils creating great and fast relief and fast healing.
3) Oregano - got rid of the warts! YES!!! Every evening for 3 weeks, I rubbed the warts and areas around. After 1.5 weeks all the small ones disappeared, then we were fighting for more 1.5 weeks until the big ones disappeared. That was a great victory as previously we tried millions of medicine to get rid of those unsuccessfully!
4) Lavender – if the day was tense and he cannot fall asleep, I teach him to put some lavender on the back of his neck and temples for better sleep.
5) DigestZen - whereas a young man occasionally eats something that doesn't like his body (and me) ;). Great essential oils of anise seed, mint, ginger, cumin, coriander seed, estragon and fennel come to help his gut.
5-year-old girl, very active, goes to kindergarten every day
1) Air - in cases of having cold or cough, I rub her feet with essential oil blend Air overnight and add some drops to diffuser overnight. I love this blend. It has such a nice aroma. Essential oils in this wonderful blend are Laurel Leaf, Eucalyptus Leaf, Peppermint Plant, Melaleuca Leaf, Lemon Peel, Cardamom Seed, Ravintsara Leaf and Ravensara Leaf. It is not for internal use, only topical and aroma.
2) On Guard beadlets, occasionally I give some to add some more protection to her body.
3) Melaleuca (Tea Tree) - there was an inflammation of her inner ear several times. We needed to use antibiotics several times and even had surgery (before I knew the oils). Last time she complained about the pain in her ear, we responded immediately and put some melaleuca essential oil around and behind her ear and made a small cotton pad with tea-tree oil (as long as it hold in). The next day she had no more complaints. It was important to catch the first moment here. Now we have experience with this and actually since that one time, she has not had any issues with her ears!
4) Lavender – if she has had too active day and cannot fall asleep, I put some lavender on the back of her neck and temples or feet for better sleep.
5) DeepBlue blend – I use this oil occasionally when she complaints about hurting legs at night. She is growing fast and I know that kids suffer some pain in this period especially if they have had active day.
6) DigestZen blend is perfect relief for her tummy in case of any issues.
3-year twins, boys, very, very active 😊 Also attending kindergarten every day
1) Air - in cases of having cold or cough, I rub her feet with essential oil blend Air overnight and add some drops to diffuser overnight.
2) On Guard beadlets, occasionally I give some to them to add more protection especially if there are any signs of viruses around.
3) Copaiba - this is a wonderfull, mild essential oil that does magic! I give Copaiba to my little ones when they have cough - 2 drops diluted in food coconut oil before sleep. Its enough to give this great oil for 3-5 evenings and cough will be gone!
4) DigestZen blend is perfect relief for their tummies in case of any issues - rubbed on tummy when needed.
Always remember that essential oils are very powerful and before you start using them for your children, try a small dose first to make sure they have positive reaction. I have not seen any allergic reaction in my children to any of the oils. I also regularly add essential oils to food as spices - lemon, orange, lime, thyme, rosemary, and others. We love oils 😃