I started incorporating essential oils into our daily routine when my kiddos were little and bringing millions of germs home from daycare and school! My sweet boy struggled with recurrent ear infections and I was willing to try anything I could to keep him healthy and to avoid yet another round of antibiotics.
There's some interesting science behind essential oils. When applied topically or inhaled, they are absorbed into our bloodstream and are able to be distributed throughout the body. Various oils provide so many benefits to support our systems and organs!
We have a few favorite oils here in our house, particularly this bedtime blend, which is combination of several oils and blends.
Thieves oil is a blend that dates back to the 15th century! It is a combination of cinnamon, cloves, lemon, eucalyptus and rosemary, and is known for it's anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties.
Tea Tree (Melaleuca) oil has germ fighting properties too, but it also promotes healing.
Cedarwood oil has many benefits, but I like it for its sedative properties because it promotes restful sleep!
Peace & Calming oil blend contains tangerine, orange, ylang ylang, patchouli and blue tansy. The oils in this blend promote a peaceful, calming environment. (I have also used and love the Serenity blend from Doterra in place of this oil blend.)
In a roller bottle, I combine
- 10 drops of Thieves
- 5 drops of Tea Tree
- 5 drops of Cedarwood
- 3 drops of Peace and Calming (you could also use the Serenity blend or any other similar oil blend.)
In order to avoid skin reactions, it is best to dilute the oils with a carrier oil, such as coconut oil. I top ours off with olive oil due to a tree nut allergy in our house, but fractionated coconut oil is a great option because it absorbs well into the skin and is soluble with essential oils.
Each of my kids has this roller bottle next to his/her bed and they apply to the soles of their feet at bedtime. I also like to do a swipe down the spine, as it can help to reduce inflammation and kill viruses and bacteria that may be setting up camp there!
I will note that I do not sell essential oils, I just enjoy using them! There are several reputable essential oil companies out there. I recommend doing your research and finding the best one for you and your family. While I am certainly no expert, I have come to appreciate the support that essential oils can provide for our overall health and wellness. XO
I have been able to lead my family
to a healthier lifestyle, that even includes treats! I love being a mom, and I love to cook and bake and do projects with my kids. I hope you enjoy some of the fun things we do together too. ENJOY! XO