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Helping Kids Calm Anxiety with Essential Oils

by Andrea Butje on August 05, 2019

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Diffusing Sweet Orange is a great way to calm anxiety with essential oils—especially for kids.

When kids reach a certain age, it’s common for them to have some anxiety now and then.

Like at bedtime.

Well, I’d like to introduce you to my friend, Sweet Orange! It knows just how to calm anxiety with essential oils, and it’s very popular among children. (Kids tend to love Orange’s familiar, fruity, bright scent.)

And can you believe it? Bedtime anxiety never happens at Sweet Orange’s house.

You might think Sweet Orange has “the magic touch” with kids . . . but there’s a lot of science behind its soothing actions!

Sweet Orange’s natural components are known to relax the nervous system and help the mind release worry and fear. It’s emotionally comforting, like a security blanket in a bottle.

I want to share a diffuser blend that I created for my book, The Heart of Aromatherapy. It’s called Orange’s “Sweet Retreat” Diffuser Blend. 

I created both adults’ and kids’ versions of every recipe in The Heart of Aromatherapy. I like to use less essential oil for kids, because their systems tend to be smaller and more sensitive than grown-ups’. Using too much essential oil might get overwhelming for them.

This is the kids’ version of Orange’s “Sweet Retreat” Diffuser Blend!

  • 2 drops Gingergrass (Cymbopogon martinii sofia)
  • 2 drops Orange (Citrus sinensis)
  • 1 drop Geranium (Pelargonium × asperum)

You can use this diffuser blend whenever you want to help calm anxiety with essential oils.

Sweet Orange is such a friendly, soothing oil that in The Heart of Aromatherapy, I imagined it would have a peaceful house in the middle of a fruit orchard. (Wouldn’t you like to bring the kids there and let them play all day among the fruit trees? And then see them slip off to sleep peacefully at night? What a sweet dream!)

If you’d like to “meet” more essential oils and learn what they’re good at, I’d be honored if you picked up The Heart of Aromatherapy: An Easy-to-Use Guide for Essential Oils! It includes over 100 recipes, each one with a kid-friendly version. You’ll also learn important safety information in the book, which can guide you in blending safely and effectively for children. You’ll learn how to calm anxiety with essential oils, reduce colds and flu for your family, make all-natural body products that support everyone’s health, and more.

Enjoy your sweet diffuser blend!

How to Safely Use Essential Oils with Kids

Andrea Butje is an internationally-recognized Aromatherapist who has changed the educational paradigm through her inspired approach to teaching essential oils and Aromatherapy Certification. Check out her book, The Heart of Aromatherapy, at Aromatics International!

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