Theres a lot of hard decisions to make as parents. Sometimes we don’t know that we are making decisions that are harming our children.
Many personal care products, vitamins, and supplements are formulated with harmful chemicals and synthetics that can be very damaging to the body long term. They can cause developmental and hormonal problems, which is definitely something we all want to avoid with our precious growing children.
Every product that I talk about in this class is from Young Living. YL makes all of its products WITHOUT the use of harmful or synthetic chemicals. The essential oils used to infuse the products are PURE.
Pure, high-quality products are more effective and create lasting results, which is exactly what every parent wants.
SEED TO SEAL
Young Living creates products for a purpose, not a profit. Its Seed to Seal Promise is proof that YL has your best interests in mind.
Young Living owns many farms and also has partner farms that have to abide by the same rules and regulations.
Young Living goes above and beyond organic standards to provide natural products that work. YL farms on land without the use of pesticides, hand weeds fields, and tests its essential oils multiple times in its million-dollar labs to produce products with the purest and highest quality chemical constituents. If a batch doesn’t meet these HIGH standards, YL will not bottle it up and send it to you.
Ways to use the amazing oils
Using oils in a diffuser has a positive effect on your emotions. If your kids need a little motivation and focus to get their homework done or need something calming to get their actions to match the atmosphere, oils are going to be your best friend!
Ready for a little science lesson? When you inhale oils, the essential oil molecules travel through the olfactory bulb, trigger the limbic system in the center of the brain, and stimulate the amygdala.
The amygdala is the integrative center for emotions, emotional behavior, and motivation. This is why diffusing oils is effective and efficient in helping to support positive moods for you and your kids!
Applying oils topically is another option. You can apply the oils to specific vita flex points. Specific points in your ears, hands, and feet are linked to specific emotions, systems, and organs in the body.
Stimulating these points helps the associated emotion and systems. For example, the vita flex points for the brain are the thumb of the hand and big toe of the foot.
Other places are critical, too: apply to the back of the neck, the wrists, or even a drop on your head. No matter where you apply essential oils, they will absorb into your skin and you will be good to go.
NOTE: Any time you are using an oil for the first time, dilute it with a carrier oil* and apply it to your forearm to see how you respond. If it makes your skin red, you either need to dilute it further or avoid that essential oil. Every child may respond a little differently, so be sure to use this testing method on everyone.
*Any fatty oil makes a good carrier oil: olive oil, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, avocado oil…
Young Living (YL) oils are PURE. The YL internal/dietary line is called the Vitality line and is rated GRAS, which stands for Generally Regarded As Safe for consumption. This is a designation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to indicate that a chemical or substance is considered safe by experts. The Vitality line has labels and directions indicating the oils are safe for internal consumption.
*****The regular line has directions for aromatic and topical uses. In fact, Lemon oil and Lemon vitality are the SAME oil with different labeling and directions. SAME oil, DIFFERENT label.
Of course, if you are not comfortable using oils for internal consumption, that’s perfectly fine. Topical and aromatic uses are great options. Please use your own judgment when deciding if your child is old enough to ingest oils. Diluted oils are always gentler.
Now that your children are rested, you can get the morning off to the best start with nutrition and complete body support.
Start them off with a nutritious breakfast.
Young Living provides great breakfast options using Einkorn flour like Einkorn Flakes Cereal, Einkorn Granola, and Einkorn Pancakes or waffles. They even offer a gluten-free Pancake mix!
Einkorn is an ancient grain that has higher levels of protein, trace minerals, and lower gluten levels than hybridized, modern wheat.
Add in a Pre/Probiotic.
Kidscents MightyPro – Pre/Probiotics that taste like candy and do their job in supporting a healthy gut.
Gut health is important for healthy emotions and the ability to absorb nutrients.
Give them their vitamins!
Are you worried that your kids aren’t eating enough veggies? We have you covered. Young Living vitamins are formulated without the dyes and synthetic ingredients found in your typical kid vitamin.
Kidscents MightyVites chewables – MightyVites benefit from Orgen-kids®, a nutrient-dense, food-based superfruit, plant, and vegetable complex. Free of preservatives and artificial colors and flavors, these delicious, berry-flavored chewables give your children full nutritional support.
MightyZyme chewables contain enzymes that naturally occur in the body to support and assist the digestive needs of growing bodies and the normal digestion of foods.
– Take 1 tablet, three times daily prior to or with meals.
– Use these chewables for relief of occasional symptoms including fullness, pressure, bloating, stuffed feeling (commonly referred to as gas), pain and/or minor cramping that may occur after eating.
NingXia Red is packed with superfoods to support overall wellness. This antioxidant-packed drink supports energy levels, normal cellular function, and whole-body and normal eye health. A daily shot of 2–4 ounces helps support overall wellness with powerful antioxidants.
I don’t know about you, but in this house, we like to keep our heads nice and happy. This is the perfect head spray to use every single morning as you brush your child’s hair.
Happy Head Spray Recipe
2 oz. spray bottle.
10 drops Tea Tree oil.
5 drops Lavender oil.
5 drops Rosemary oil.
5 drops Eucalyptus oil.
Fill a 2oz spray bottle halfway with water (it’s best to use distilled or bottled water) and add the essential oils. Shake well before each use. Focus the spray towards the scalp around the ear area.
Topical and Aromatic Wellness
CONSISTENCY IS KEY.
Back in the day, we did things differently.
Parents would wait until they had to keep their kiddo home from school and then they would go to town, dousing him/her in these magic plant juices.
NOW, we all know better. If you use these oils every single day instead of waiting for a problem to develop, the oils can help you maintain you and your child’s health.
Nothing is foolproof, but if you find yourself or your kiddos needing to stay home, double the frequency with which you use your essential oils and use Thieves Cough drops, which are the most effective cough drops I have tried. They also taste great!
Your kids will be back at it in no time.
POPULAR EVERY DAY OILS FOR WELLNESS.
Pick a few favorites and diffuse a few drops of each before and after school.
5 drops Thieves oil.
5 drops Lemon oil.
5 drops Oregano oil.
add to a roller bottle with coconut oil.
Now that your kids are rested, have the best nutrition in their bellies, and are armed with their wellness roll-on, it’s time to support their emotions during and after school.
School can be a rough time for everyone. It is filled with excitement and anxiety. The best way to combat stress quickly is to use essential oils. Remember that when you inhale essential oils, the tiny molecules go deep into the brain, straight to the places that help you manage your emotions.
One of my favorite mom tricks is to apply your child’s favorite calming oil to a diffuser bracelet. The lava rocks absorb the oil so your kids can smell it throughout the day. Apply 1-2 drops just before school.
If you are new to oils and aren’t sure which ones to try first, here are a few favorites that are very effective in calming nerves.
Oils from the Premium Starter Kit
– Stress Away
Oils outside the PSK that are GAME CHANGERS.
– Valor gives a boost of confidence.
– Peace & Calming is relaxing and calming.
– Vetiver is calming.
– The Feelings Kit is a kit of six oils specifically for emotions. (Harmony™, 5 ml, Forgiveness™, 5 ml, Inner Child™, 5 ml, Present Time™, 5 ml, Release™, 5ml, Valor I™, 5 ml)
Whether it’s during school or after, kids are always learning new concepts and need to be able to focus on tasks.
5 drops Lavender oil.
5 drops Vetiver oil.
5 drops Cedarwood oil.
add to a roller bottle with coconut oil.
Teach your kids how to use the Focus Roll-On recipe featured in the graphic. Instruct them to roll on their neck and wrists and to inhale when they need help focusing.
If your school does not allow your child to keep essential oils roll-ons in their backpack or at their desk, you can try two alternatives.
1) Have the school nurse hold on to the roll-on. Your children can go see her when they need to apply the Focus Roll-On.
2) Apply one drop of each oil to their diffuser bracelet before they leave for school. Instruct them to smell the bracelet before important focus times like after recess and lunch, and before tests.
POPULAR OILS FOR FOCUS.
Lavender* – Inhaling Lavender essential oil during recess can increase concentration when back to the classroom.
1) Play around with different oils to see which may be more effective. Every child can respond differently.
2) Use these oils along with the “stay calm” blend for extra effect.
3) Diffuse or apply Lemon to your child’s diffuser bracelet during study time. Apply Lemon again before tests.
I have heard that smelling the Lemon oil during a test will help them recall information they retained the last time they smelled Lemon while studying.
When school starts, a lot of kids do sports.
Strains and sprains can be a common occurrence during sports season.
Most parents go-to solutions are common OTC medications like Ibuprofen; however, medications like this can have long-term damaging effects on your child’s body.
Instead, try the safe and effective OTC by Young Living called Cool Azul Pain Cream. It provides cooling relief from minor muscle and joint aches, arthritis, strains, bruises, and sprains. A little goes a long way. Apply as often as needed.
Also great for growing pains!
Long practices, games, and tournaments can call for some much-needed muscle relief.
Dilute 1-2 drops of PanAway* and Copaiba** to the area of discomfort. For larger surfaces, use more essential oil and carrier oil.
Other favorites are:
Cool Azul Sports Gel
Ortho Ease Massage Oil
Ortho Sport Massage Oil
Nothing says “get ready for school” like a good night’s rest.
Routines are important for kids because they provide quality time before bed. When you have a routine, kids are less likely to resist bedtime, and they are more likely to fall asleep fast and stay asleep through the night.
YL makes it really easy to instill a safe and effective bedtime routine for kids of all ages.
Try these four steps in your Night Time Routine.
Start with a bath. Baths can be a great way to calm your kids down before bedtime.
Use the KidScents Shampoo and KidScents Bath Gel. They are free of harmful chemicals.
Before putting on pajamas, lotion them up with KidScents lotion. Add a drop of Lavender and apply to feet.
YL lotion is formulated with no mineral oils, no synthetic perfumes, no artificial coloring, and no toxic ingredients. Adding Lavender will make sleep even more restful.
Brush their teeth with the KidScents Slique Toothpaste.
Some popular kinds of toothpaste still contain triclosan, a harmful chemical the FDA banned from antibacterial hand soap.
The Young Living KidScents product does not contain any triclosan or Flouride. It is formulated with all safe and effective ingredients.
Put 4-6 drops of SleepyIze and or Lavender in the diffuser and turn out the lights.
Essential oils are an effective way to calm your children and help them get a restful night’s sleep.
Young Living offers a variety of diffusers for kids with fun themes like dino land or dolphin reef.
Other favorites are the Desert Mist diffuser that will stay on for ten hours and includes eleven different light options, and the Lantern diffuser that will run for ten hours on the intermittent mode with eleven different light options.
We have covered many ways to support your kids both emotionally and physically this school year, but I have one more parent tip that is going to be a GAME CHANGER in your house.
Normal cleaners are FILLED with harmful chemicals that negatively affect your immune system, neurological system, and overall development, and can even cause cancer.
When you and your kids are exposed to these harmful chemicals over and over again through your laundry detergent, dishwasher soap, cleaners, hand soap, and air fresheners, this taxes the body as it tries to get rid of those chemicals. This drains your kids’ bodies of the energy and resources they need when they get exposed to germs and illnesses at school.
Consider making the swap and replacing your household products with the Thieves line of products.
The Thieves line is infused with a blend of Lemon, Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils. There is a reason that these oils are combined. I don’t know all the specifics on all of these, but a quick google search on the benefits of “x” essential oil will fill you in.
Young Living has a Premium Starter Kit and an Essential Rewards kit with a Thieves bundle to make getting started very cost effective.
Here is a list of all the Thieves products that are available.
Thieves® essential oil blend
Thieves® Automatic Dishwasher Powder
Thieves® Dish Soap
Thieves® Fruit & Veggie Soak
Thieves® Fruit & Veggie Spray
Thieves® Household Cleaner
Thieves® Laundry Soap
Thieves Dental Care products
Thieves® AromaBright™ Toothpaste
Thieves® Dentarome Ultra™ Toothpaste
Thieves® Dentarome Plus Toothpaste
Thieves® Dental Floss
Thieves® Fresh Essence Plus™ Mouthwash
Thieves Personal Care Products
Thieves® Cleansing Soap
Thieves® Foaming Hand Soap
Thieves® Waterless Hand Purifier
Thieves Taste on the go
Thieves® Cough Drops
Thieves® Hard Lozenges
Essential Rewards (ER)
Friends don’t let friends join Young Living or reorder without telling them about the Rewards program. It’s the one thing many members say they wish they had known about earlier, so I am going to tell you before you even get started!
Essential Rewards is an optional program. You are going to want to join right away because it is the best way to save money while you replace harmful products in your home and reorder products as needed.
It is a customizable monthly subscription box. You choose what you want to be delivered to your house and the date you want it to ship.
With every ER order, you will get a percentage discount off the price of the product in the form of reward points that you can use to get future products free.
You will also get FREE gifts in month 3, 6, 9, &12 just for being an ER member.
You will have access to discounted ER kits like the NingXia Red and the Thieves ER kit.
You can also receive bonus promotional items on order of 100 PV or 190 PV.
The minimum requirement is 50 PV (essentially $50) a month. This is so easy to reach when you restock your favorite supplements each month.
ER Order favorites:
Thieves ER Kit plus the Thieves Laundry detergent
New essential oils you want to try.
NingXia ER kit