Five KidSafe Essential Oil Blends I Use Everyday

Essential oils…what is the first thing to come to mind when you think of them?  I know for me, it can be overwhelming.  There are SO MANY different oils to choose from, not to mention just as many suggested uses for just ONE oil.  So, where do you start?  As I’ve learned more about essential oils and how to use them in my everyday life with my family, I’ve found some favorites that are perfect ones to try if you’re just starting out (or, if you’re on a budget and can’t justify buying them all).

First, WHY essential oils?  I love essential oils because they are a simple way to benefit my family’s health.  You don’t need TONS of medications, cleaning products, scented products, etc. because with essential oils you can create simple solutions to common health issues, DIY cleaning products, or even helping your home smell welcoming and calming.  Lately, I’ve really enjoyed making my own cleaning products using household items like vinegar, water, baking soda, and essential oils.

So, here are FIVE Plant Therapy KidSafe synergy blends I like to use every day:
Plant Therapy Essential Oils

Or, if you’d like to use single oils so you can make your own blends, here are my top six KidSafe oils:

  • *Note: For babies and toddlers, I’d highly recommend using hydrosols instead of essential oils topically whenever possible.  They are still effective, but much gentler and safer!  My favorite hydrosols are Roman Chamomile, Lavender (both great for calming skin or mood), and Tea Tree. Click here to learn more about hydrosols.

What does this look like for a mom of three kids four and under?  Here’s an example of how I use these essential oils throughout my day.  I listed the blends to keep it simple, and then put the single oils in parentheses as alternative options.

Morning:

  • Diaper Changes – spray Roman Chamomile Hydrosol on baby’s bottom to soothe skin.  You can also use diluted lavender oil on diaper rashes.
  • Diffuse – 3-6 drops in a diffuser of Self esteem (or Lavender & Spearmint) to boost your mood.  Use Germ Destroyer (or Tea Tree, Sweet Orange, Lavender, and/or Frankincense) if someone is sick.  *Note: It’s best to NOT diffuse essential oils around babies under 6 months old and use caution around pets…many essential oils are harmful to cats).

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Afternoon:

  • Cleaning – DIY all purpose cleaner (30 drops Germ Destroyer (or Tea Tree, Lavender, & Sweet Orange) + ¼ cup white vinegar + 1 ¾ cups water) and dusting spray ( 16 drops Odor Zapper (or Cedarwood & Sweet Orange)+ ⅓ cup water + ½ tablespoon liquid castile soap) are my go-tos.  If you want a bunch of great DIY cleaning recipes using essential oils, check out these FREE downloads by Clean Mama.

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Evening/Bed Time:

  • Bath – add a little Roman Chamomile hydrosol to the bath water for a calming end to the day.
  • Chest rub – Blend 3 drops in 4 teaspoons of lotion or carrier oil of Sweet Slumber (or Lavender, Sweet Orange, & Cedarwood) or Sniffle Stopper (or Spearmint & Lavender) for a stuffy nose.  You can also use Roman Chamomile hydrosol as a linen spray for bedding or your child’s favorite lovey toy.
  • Diffuse – 3-6 drops of Sweet Slumber (or Sweet Orange, Cedarwood, & Lavender) at bedtime to create a calming atmosphere.

Diffuse - 3-6 drops of Sweet Slumber (or Sweet Orange, Cedarwood, & Lavender) at bedtime to create a calming atmosphere.

The great thing about these oils is they are safe to use around children, but still work great for adults!  On each Plant Therapy bottle, they have more suggested uses for each oil or blend, as well as diluting and diffusing instructions.

I hope this gives you some ideas about how you can start using essential oils in your everyday life!  Want to see my favorite essential oil products like diffusers, roller bottles, etc?  Click here.

If you want to learn more about essential oils and how to use them safely, here are some wonderful resources I highly recommend:

Plant Therapy: on Facebookwebsite.  I currently buy all my essential oils from here.  They provide high quality oils, and follow the safety recommendations of the leading essential oil scientist.  They also do weekly live videos on facebook and instagram, so you can learn more about essential oils and how to use them.
Plant Therapy Essential Oils

Aromahead Institute: on Facebook & website.  Andrea shares tons of ways to use essential oils, and teaches wonderful free (or paid) webinars/classes!

Using Essential Oils Safely: on Facebook & website.  This is a great resource to know how to use essential oils safely.

This post may contain affiliate links.  All opinions are 100% my own, and I did not receive anything free from Plant Therapy for this review.

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My Favorite (Essential Oil) Things

I started to really enjoy using essential oils a little over a year ago.  My sister in law was kind enough to give us some different oils as a gift, and once I found some that made a difference for me (lavender oil for mosquito bites and burns is amazing), I was hooked.  Since then, I’ve tried to learn a lot more about essential oils and how they can be used and enjoyed by my family, and I’ve had the chance to share them with my friends.  There is a TON of information about essential oils available (unfortunately not all is accurate), but here are some of my favorite products and resources to get you started if you’d like to give them a try for yourself.

Want to know what essential oils are?  Click here to find out!

Essential Oil Brands:

Plant Therapy – this is my go-to place for essential oils.  They are high quality AND affordable.  Plant Therapy also labels which oils are safe to use around children, so it’s very easy to know what I can use on and around my kids.  My favorite place to start shopping is the gift set section.  They have a lot of different varieties, so you can find a set that is the perfect fit for you and your family.  I would definitely recommend giving Plant Therapy’s Top 3 KidSafe Set 10 ml a try!


Plant Therapy Essential Oils

doTerra – is a popular brand of essential oils.  They are a multi-level marketing company (Young Living is another popular one), so if you’d like to get oils for free (or make some money while sharing what you love about essential oils), this is a good place for you.  My sister in law has a doTerra account, and since her friends and family order oils from her, she gets a LOT of oils for free!  However, if you are just wanting to buy oils to try, you will pay at least twice as much through doTerra (or Young Living) than you would from Plant Therapy.  They also don’t have as many safety guidelines and practices available as Plant Therapy.

Essential Oil Accessories:

AromaFuseDiffuser: I’ve tried a bunch of different diffusers, and the AromaFuse diffuser from Plant Therapy is probably the best one I’ve found.  It has a 15 min on-30 min off and a 30 min on-30 min off CYCLE, which are the recommended diffuser patterns, and you don’t have to babysit it.  It can run up to 10 hours before needing a refill.  This one from Amazon is another favorite, and is definitely a great quality for the price.  Here’s another (slightly smaller) option from a brand I also like.  What do you look for in a diffuser?  One that has a timer in 1 hour increments is probably the best advice I’ve received.  You don’t need your diffuser to run constantly.  Usually one hour one, one hour off cycles is the most effective use for a diffuser.  Both of these have a built in timer and are great because I can put in about four-six drops of oil, and it will last for several hours before needing a refill.

 

Roller Bottles: Almost all essential oils should be mixed with a carrier oil (usually fractionated coconut oil) before being used topically.  These roller bottles make it easy to apply oils safely without having to mix the essential oil and carrier oil every time.  I take my most-used oils, like lavender, and make a roller bottle mix.  Then, I can carry it in my purse or keep it handy at home to use whenever I need it.  *Tip: to remove the roller ball from the bottle, use the loosened cap to pinch and pull the roller ball piece off toward the side of the bottle.  It should pop right off.

Resources:

 This book is a great resource for how to use essential oils.  It has recipes for a ton of different health and wellness uses, and is my go-to for any questions I have.

Want a cheat sheet to help you know how to mix essential oils with a carrier oil?  Or maybe which oils are safe (or should be avoided) for children?  This is an easy way to learn how to use essential oils at a glance.

Finally, here’s a website that is a great place to learn more about essential oils.  This website was created by a certified aromatherapist who is passionate about helping people learn more about the benefits of essential oils and how to use them.  This includes lots of recipes, free classes, and searching by topics (like pregnancy, pets, kids, etc.).

How about you?  What questions do you have about essential oils?  Or, if you’re an EO fan, what is your favorite oil and why?


Plant Therapy Essential Oils

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