Using oils with your children is an amazing way to support their health in a natural way. Reducing chemicals in the household and utilize natural essential oils is an amazing way to easily and effectively reduce their toxic load. What an amazing way to support your family, isn’t it?
Aromatic – (Diffuser) Helps manage mood
Eliminates impurities in the air
Room sprays work well for children
Misting a pillow with an oil/water mixture to promote calming at bedtime.
Bookbag aromatic devices
Personal Aromatic Diffuser
Topically – (Roller Bottle)
Always dilute oils for children and babies
Apply to bottom of feet and/or on the spine
Add oil to bath salts then to bath water
Doterra pre-diluted Touch Oil System is formulated for everyone
Doterra Children Blends to assist with Mind, Body, and Heart
Onguard Hand Sanitizer – use on hands or as a cleaning spray
Breathe Vapor Stick – easy for children to apply themselves.
No internal use for children under age 10 (some people say age 7)
Cleaning & Disinfecting
Misting stuffed animal with Onguard Hand Sanitizer will keep them germ free after play dates.
Onguard Concentrate for cleaning hard surfaces, tables, and larger toys.
Using Essential Oils with Children
You must dilute your essential oils with a carrier for use on children. This chart gives you proper dilution ratios to use.
Spray oil and water mixture in door and window entryways, garage and basement perimeter to deter bugs from crossing into the area. You can also use this same spray in your garden around planting areas to deter garden pests from attacking plants.
Peppermint Essential Oil is know to deter Ants, Aphids, Beetles, Caterpillars, Flies, Gnats, Mosquitoes, Head Lice, Plant Lice, Moths, Spiders.
Wild Orange Essential Oil is know to deter Chiggers, Cutworms, Flies, Gnats, Mosquitoes, Head Lice, Plant Lice, Moths, Roaches, Slugs, Snails, Spiders, Ticks, Weevils.
Gather your supplies and cover your work surface with an absorbent cloth. Some essential oils may dull the finish of your work surface if accidently absorbed.
Select your glass or stainless steel bottle. This recipe calls for a 4 oz bottle, but you are welcome to use larger spray bottles. Just make sure to increase the amount of oil and water in the recipe. Note: Some essential oils will degrade plastic or foam, so we recommend glass or stainless steep when making sprays containing essential oils.
Apply a label to your glass bottle identifying what’s inside or what the mixture is used for. We called our mixture Go Away Bug Spray. Visit my Amazon affiliate link to view label options. You will not incur any additional cost by using this link, this is simply Amazon’s way to thank me for suggesting some of their products to you.
Add essential oil to your glass spray bottle by tilting the essential oil bottle on its side. Do not shake the oil from the bottle – you will add more drops that you intended. Add a total of 10 drops of essential oil. We used 8 drops Peppermint Essential Oil and 2 drops Wild Orange Essential Oil.
Add about 4 oz (1/2 cup) of water to your bottle. We used tap water, because we intended to use the spray immediately. If you are making the spray to store for later, use distilled water.
Secure the spray nozzle to the bottle and shake the liquid to mix.
You are ready to spray your entry ways, windowsills, garage, basement, or garden beds. Oil and water don’t mix well, so make sure to give it a shake as you spray.
Today’s Video Blog Episode highlights Peppermint Essential Oil benefits and uses.
The peppermint plant is actually a hybrid of watermint and spearmint and was first described by Carl Linneaus in 1753. Peppermint is frequently used in toothpaste and chewing gum for oral health, and also helps to alleviate stomach upset and promotes healthy respiratory function.
Allergy Bomb – Lemon, Lavender & Peppermint
Quality does matter and a way to differentiate between brands is by a high menthol content of the peppermint essential oil. The brand that I use in our home is known for their quality essential oils. Peppermint continues to be one of the best-selling favorites among the line of essential oils.
Watch the video below to learn why I use peppermint almost everyday.
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Peppermint Essential Oil – Contact me to purchase essential oils
Our homemade Allergy blend – in a roller bottle add equal parts lemon, lavender and peppermint essential oil. Top off with Fractionated Coconut Oil. We roll this blend on the feet, neck or behind the ears. You will be able to breath much easier in a matter of minutes.
Calm that tummy. Just one drop of peppermint oil rubbed on the stomach or taken internally can calm indigestion, an upset stomach or other internal digestive commotion.
Freshen that breath. When your breath is sharp and your mouth feels furry, peppermint oil with water (and lemon oil) creates a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse that leaves a lasting crisp, clean feeling.
Fight that cold naturally. When sinuses seem to be clogged, and throats swollen and scratchy, diffuse peppermint oil (or apply topically on the chest) for almost immediate relief and revitalizing air flow. Peppermint acts as an expectorant and may provide relief for colds, cough, sinusitis, asthma, and bronchitis.
Cool those muscles down. After a workout when you feel those hot and achy muscles yelling at you, peppermint oil mixed with lavender oil cools like an ice bath, but you to stay warm and dry.
Feel Full, Faster. It’s about feeling full, and not overeating. The aroma of peppermint oil has the ability to make you feel full, faster… especially if you breathe it in during a meal!
Long Day Pick Me Up. The invigorating aroma of peppermint is a non-stimulating way to perk up on long drives, in school, during late night homework or any other time you need to “burn the midnight oil.”
Lemon is a powerful cleansing agent that purifies the air, disinfects surfaces, and can be used as a non-toxic cleaner throughout the home. When added to water, Lemon provides a refreshing and healthy boost throughout the day. Lemon is frequently added to food to enhance the flavor of desserts and main dishes. Due to its high limonene content, Lemon is a powerful antioxidant that can help ward off free radicals. Taken internally, Lemon provides cleansing and digestive benefits, can soothe an irritated throat, and supports healthy respiratory function. When diffused, Lemon is very uplifting and energizing and has been shown to improve mood and cognitive ability. This is a versatile oil and there are many uses for Lemon Essential Oil.
Watch the video below to learn how I use Lemon Essential Oil to clean and freshen our house.
Benefits of Lemon Essential Oil:
• Cleanses and purifies the air and surfaces
• Naturally cleanses the body and aids indigestion
• Supports healthy respiratory function
• Promotes a positive mood
Seasonal Relief: 2 drops each on feet of Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint Bomb
Uses for Lemon Essential Oil
Assist with seasonal respiratory discomfort. Diffuse and take internally. Veggie capsules are helpful.
Disinfect the Disgusting. You can add lemon oil to a spray bottle of water and attack what may be living in your range hood, on your tables, countertops and other surfaces. For some extra chemical-free firepower, a little vinegar is a traditional favorite.
Furniture Polish. Lemon oil also makes a great furniture polish; simply add a few drops to olive oil to clean, protect, and shine wood finishes.
Leather protector. Use a cloth soaked in Lemon oil to preserve and protect your leather furniture and other leather surfaces or garments.
Wipe away tarnish. Lemon oil is a great remedy for the early stages of tarnish on silver and other metals.
A Cure for Laundry Neglect. Lemon essential oil takes out ALL odor when you forget and leave your load of laundry in the washer way too long!
Tame Oozy, Sappy from Trees. Whether the sap is on your carpet, clothes or seeped into your skin, lemon oil is excellent for removing pine gum and tree sap.
Stop Grease in its Tracks. Soap alone won’t remove the grease, but lemon oil mixed with your soap will. Lemon oil is a great de-greaser!
Refreshing room deodorizer. Add to an 8oz glass spray bottle – 10-20 drops of Lemon and other citrus essential oils, 1/4 cup of Vodka, and then top off with distilled water. (The alcohol makes the fragrance last longer).
Thank you for checking out my video blog. I am new to video as a blogging method and learning as I go. In this episode, I introduce the Vblog and tell you a little about myself and why I am blogging about essential oils.
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Selecting a essential oil company to purchase oils – Make sure to buy from a reputable manufacturer of therapeutic grade essential oils. Before you use any oils on your body or ingest them internally, make sure you are using a therapeutic grade oil. All oils are not made to a high standard appropriate to be ingested. There are only a few companies able to say their oils are therapeutic grade. Click here to learn more about essential oils.
Sleep Blend – this blend is great to help you relax at bedtime. I diffuse this blend at night in the bedrooms as well as mix with a coconut carrier oil and use topically on our feet.
Stress is a major contributor to illness and disease, in fact, it is estimated that more than 90% of all visits to health care professionals are related to stress. Serenity is a blend composed of individual oils with known calming properties which create a sense of well-being and relaxation. Lavender, sweet marjoram, roman chamomile, ylang ylang, sandalwood and vanilla bean create a subtle aroma ideal for aromatic diffusion or topical application. Applied to the bottom of the feet at bedtime, the sleep blend is an excellent way to promote restful sleep. Added to a warm bath this oils helps you create the perfect escape with its peaceful, renewing fragrance. For topical or aromatic use.
“Hey there! I’m Dana Mitchell and welcome to Master Essential Oils. This is my new website and I am very excited about it. The purpose of the site is for me to have a way to share with you my learning and all of my experiments that we’re doing in our household with essential oils.
I am relatively new to essential oils. However, for years, people have been telling me that I need to try them. They said, “The oils are really going to help some of the issues that you have”. I have had some really weird medical issues. Well, I put it off – mainly because I thought that I had no time for something new.
Then something changed. My daughter joined our family and she had some issues; sleep being #1. She never slept and still has trouble sleeping. Once we got into essential oils, we came across an essential oil sleep blend. Boy, it has changed our lives!
So, I’ve been telling people about it and they wanted to know more. Thus, this website was born. Over the course of several weeks, I’m going to be sharing with you some of our experiments and telling you about different oils we use. Check back periodically for more video episodes. I would love to hear from you – email me if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions. Email me at email@example.com.
Thanks so much for joining me here. If you want to learn more about essential oils, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Coming soon are more entries of my video blog. Again, thank you so much for stopping by. I’m Dana Mitchell and welcome to Master Essential Oils.”
Hi! I’m Dana Mitchell. I am a wife, mother of an fantastic daughter, am creative, crafty, “Type A”, and a Do It Yourselfer.
I’m a business entrepreneur with over 25 years of Human Resources, Productivity, and Professional Organizing experience. I was drawn to entrepreneurship when creating an Art Objects business with a lifelong friend, and then narrowed my scope into consulting. I’ve started several businesses for myself, including an HR consulting business (started in 2004), an online professional organizing consulting business (in 2012), and an essential oil business (in 2014). My formal education includes a B.S. in Human Resources Management and minor in Psychology from Auburn University.