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    My Belly Hurts! Essential Oils for Children’s Stomach Pain

    by Andrea Butje on June 10, 2019

    Two Effective and SAFE Essential Oils for Children’s Stomach Pain!

    If you’re a parent or take care of children, you’re probably familiar with the words, “My belly hurts!”

    When kids have stomach pain, it’s not always easy for us to know what’s going on—whether they’ve eaten something that doesn’t agree with them, or they feel nervous about something, or they’ve gotten a little stomach bug . . . or if they’re only talking about belly pain because they can’t easily articulate what’s really going on for them.

    Whatever’s making them say, “My belly hurts!” we can use essential oils for children’s stomach pain and help them feel better.

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    Are Essential Oils Safe for Babies and Children? (2 SAFE recipes!)

    by Andrea Butje on March 07, 2019

    I love talking about this topic!

    Babies and children (especially kids under five years old) are a lot smaller than grown-ups. Their systems can be very responsive.

    That alone can have us questioning our choices when it comes to household products and body care products.

    We don’t want to surround our children with harsh chemicals that can stress their little immune systems.

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    Using Essential Oils Safely for Kids

    October 08, 2018

    Ready to use essential oils for kids more confidently, more effectively? . . . and more safely? There’s nothing better than being able to support your children’s health naturally. Sometimes when you use essential oils for kids, your success can surprise you! Like Stephanie . . . “My daughter went skating and fell. She was in SO much pain. I whipped up a blend with Helichrysum, Lavender and Trauma Oil and voila! She had no pain, no inflammation and no bruises, the next day! I totally surprised myself with the success of my blend!”  – Stephanie Stephan Three simple, natural ingredients had such a profound effect for Stephanie’s daughter! Maybe you know a few essential oils well and have a few key recipes that you return to time and again. (You KNOW those oils will help and you’re not about to take chances with your kids’ health.) […]

    Recipe: Essential Oil Hand Cleanser for Kids

    August 01, 2016

    A lot of children are heading back to school at this time of year. It’s the perfect season to make an essential oil hand cleanser for kids! This essential oil hand cleanser uses skin-nourishing ingredients, including aloe vera gel, so it’s gentler than alcohol-based hand sanitizers you can find in stores. I know a lot of parents and caretakers who are big fans of this hand cleanser. They like that it’s natural, and that kids can keep it with them and use it on their own without having to ask a grown-up. It’s so empowering for kids and it helps keep their hands clean—a great combination! […]

    Using Essential Oils for Kids: What is safe?

    October 26, 2015

    You don’t have to be afraid of using essential oils for kids. You just have to know which oils are safest. I have written a lot about using essential oils for kids, sharing specific recipes here and there. I'm always happy to write about it! […]

    Sleep Sweet! A Bedtime Aromatherapy Recipe for Kids

    August 24, 2015

    Aromatherapy to help kids sleep safe and sound I love making aromatherapy recipes that kids can use! But I do want to be careful about the amount of essential oils (and the kinds of oils) that I use for kids. I choose essential oils that are super-safe, and aromas that are familiar. […]

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