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25 June 2019

6 Essential Oil Recipes For Kids

These essential oil recipes for kids are all made with kid safe oils.  You and your kids will have a lot of fun making these recipes together.

It's the end of the month, so it's Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box time!  I got the July box early, so this box is available starting July 1, 2019 and will be available until it's sold out or the end of the month.

The July box is all about kids.  Like all of their boxes, it has 4 essential oils and ingredients that you need to make six themed DIY recipes.

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It's very important to use essential oils around kids carefully.  They are smaller, so you don't need to use as much.  They also takes more breaths per minute than adults do, so always diffuse for shorter periods of time.

Essential oils aren't recommended for kids under two.  For kids 2 to 10, there are some kid safe essential oils that are generally safe.  Even though they are safe, you'll want to use them in lower concentrations and for less time than you would for an adult.

If you use my link and use code EVERYTHINGPRETTYFREE, you'll get a free bonus box with more supplies and a $40 gift card for a future purchase.  You can even use the gift card on a future recipe box.  

See previous Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Boxes:


6 ESSENTIAL OIL RECIPES FOR KIDS


My daughter was especially excited to get this box, and she loved what was in it.  I love it too, especially as an autism mom.  

We use sensory toys often in our home.  This box has both a natural slime and a stress ball.  We use sensory play for our breaks and for fidget toys while homeschooling.

I diffuse oils to help with concentration during the school year.  ADHD and autism are often comorbid and have some overlap.  Let's be honest, sometimes you just need a little help concentrating regardless of where you fall on any spectrum.

This is a great box that's a lot of fun for kids to make.  Dakota always wants to help me, but I have to say no a lot because of the oils or handing hot ingredients.  This is one time she can finally help me!


The July 2019 Simply Earth box includes:
  • Fir Needle essential oil
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Tangerine essential oil
  • Sweet Dreams blend 
  • Balloon
  • Psyllium husk powder
  • 6 recipe cards
  • Labels
You'll also use some supplies from your bonus box to make these recipe.  You'll need to provide some common household products though.


SWEET DREAMS BATH

Epsom salts have magnesium that can be absorbed through the skin.  I think one of the first natural treatments autism moms try is Epsom salts.

Many kids on the spectrum have a hard time sleeping.  Mine hasn't slept since day 1.  We do a lot of Epsom salt baths.

INGREDIENTS


DIRECTIONS


Combine the fractionated coconut oil and Sweet Dreams blend in a small bowl.  Add the Epsom salts and stir to combine.  Add 1/4 cup to a bath to relax before bedtime.  

SCENTED STRESS BALL

These are great fidget toys to use while doing school work or even at the dinner table if you have a wiggly one.  Just be careful to use this at home and with kids who don't put things in their mouth.  If the balloon breaks, you don't want to be cleaning it out of your car or at a restaurant!

INGREDIENTS


DIRECTIONS


Pour flour into empty water bottle with a funnel.  Add the essential oils and shake to mix.  Blow up the balloon and let it deflate to stretch it out.  Attach the balloon to the top of the water bottle.  Fill up the balloon with the flour mixture.  Squeeze out excess air and tie the balloon.  

NATURAL SLIME

Who doesn't love slime?  We use slime and other sensory play all day every day.  We have designated sensory breaks between subjects when we work on school.  Even in the summer, we have sensory play.  It helps him regulate himself.  This also makes a great fidget to use when working at the table.

INGREDIENTS


DIRECTIONS


Add water to a large bowl  Add the fiber, cornstarch, and colorant.  Stir well.  Microwave for 10 minutes, stopping it each time it almost boils over.  In a small bowl, combine the fractionated coconut oil and essential oils.  Stir well.  Pour the oil mixture over the powder mixture in the water.  Cool completely.  

LAVENDER SCENTED BUBBLES

Bubbles are the best kept secret for autism moms.  Blowing bubbles is fun, but it's also a great way to calm down.  It forces the child to take deep, calming breaths.

Blowing bubbles is one of the activities that we use when he's in the yellow zone to calm down to get back to green.  The addition of lavender essential oil also helps naturally calm the child.

INGREDIENTS


  • 1 1/2 cups water water (not included)
  • 1/2 cup clear dish soap (not inclueded)
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup (not included)
  • 5 drops Lavender essential oil
  • Bubble wand (not included)

DIRECTIONS


Combine all ingredients in a jar.  Reuse an old bubble wand or use the ring from a jar.  

SWEET DREAMS ROLL ON

Again, autism usually means lack of sleep.  If we don't do bath night, we can use this roll on to promote better sleep.

INGREDIENTS


  • 2 drops Sweet Dreams blend
  • 10 ml fractionated coconut oil (in bonus box)
  • 10 ml roller bottle (in bonus box)

DIRECTIONS


Add the essential oils to the roller bottle and fill with fractionated coconut oil.  Apply to pulse points before bedtime.  

HOMEWORK DIFFUSER BLEND

This smells great, and it can boost mood and help concentration.

INGREDIENTS



Add directly to a diffuser.  Or create a master blend with 25 drops of each oil in an empty bottle.  Use 1-2 drops in a diffuser.  

This is the July 2019 box, so it won't be available until July 1st.  It will probably sell out, so order early.  


  Six easy essenital oil recipes for kids. How to use EOs around children and families. Make these easy DIY recipes for natural remedies for calming, focus, and sleep. How to use oils safety for kids. Natural remedies for a night bath and aromatherapy for kids. Get ideas and tips for oils, including lavender, for kids.  #essentialoils #eos #kids #diy






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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, several chickens, and homing pigeons. She loves Gilmore Girls, coffee, and her kids. Not in that order.