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As a teacher, a play therapist and a mom of four, I am around children a lot. I see how their moods change, their energy changes and their behavior changes by the things that are around them.    I’ve also noticed that certain foods and chemicals bother certain kids.

Now, in all honesty, I’ll say that I am not much of a “crunchy mama”.  I do try to watch what our kids eat, what they drink and what they use, but I am not opposed to other things, like doctor visits or medication if they need it.  I use natural cleaners, but I also use chemical cleaners (3 boys + bathrooms = chemical cleaners. haha!!)

I try to have a healthy mix…

So,  I wanted to tell you why we decided to use essential oils.  I never thought I’d use them or really like them, but I decided to give them a try.   It started when my back went out… which is has at least once a year since high school.  My friend, Holly, told me to try Deep Relief rub-on oil.  It worked better than anything else I had tried.  It felt better within minutes.

So, I started using other oils, to see how they would work.  Lavender to help everyone sleep,” sniffle ease” when the kids got a cold, etc.  The oils just kind of brought a calming vibe into our house and I can see a difference in our family when we use it.   It is natural and healthy, so why not give it a try?


What other people are saying about using oils:

  • “I diffuse it in my son’s room for naptime! He used to wake up angry after a very short nap. With Peace & Calming, he takes much longer naps and wakes up playing and laughing. I’m one happy momma!” —Emily L., YL Star“
  • I put a couple of drops in my baby’s homemade wipes. It smells so good!” —Tashara M.
  • “I rub some on busy tables in my classroom. I don’t put it on the students, just on the table. The aroma helps to calm.” —Stephanie H.
  • “I use it to massage my yoga students at the end of yoga classes! They love it!” -Shannon M“
  • I put 4–5 drops of Peace & Calming on the bottom of each foot before bed. I then inhale the oil through cupped hands after application, followed by a dousing on my temples, crown, and third eye with Dream Catcher™ essential oil blend. This is my bedtime regimen.” —Justin A.
  • “I mix it with water and spray our home. I also use it before I go on the road or into a store. I love this oil.” —Shawn C.
  • We are currently going through a hospital-wide computer conversion. During the training classes, I offered it to co-workers to relieve stress, and they all commented on how relaxed they were during class. I also use it at nighttime and sleep very soundly.”—Lorie W.

Lavender Oil Uses: 

  • Reduces anxiety and emotional stress
  • Helps with the healing of burns (Just 10 drops per 1 ounce of aloe vera or oil will help to sooth the worst sunburn and bring rapid healing to dry skin, minor cuts and scraps.)
  • Improves sleep (According to…”A study on college students found that using lavender oil improved the overall quality of sleep by 60%. This included length of sleep, time it took to fall asleep, restfulness and reduced symptoms of insomnia.  Another study published in the Journal of Alternative Complementary Medicine found that lavender oil showed immediate improvements on 5 men and 5 women who struggled with insomnia.)
  • Reduces acne
  • The antioxidants slow the aging process
  • Great for eczema and psoriasis (For my eczema, I just mix lavender oil with coconut oil in 1:5 ratio. It really helps.)
  • Helps to alleviate headaches (According to a study published in the European Journal of Neurology people struggling with migraine headaches saw a significant reduction in pain when they inhaled lavender oil for 15 minutes.)


Uses for Frankincense:

  • “I put a dab just below my nose at night to make me.sleep like a baby, in my face cream and sometimes in a capsule. It’s my favorite oil now. Lavender is 2nd.” ~Donna D.
  • “I use Frankincense on my face as part of my routine, diffuse it as a spiritual lift me up and place it on the bottoms of my feet to help keep me grounded when I’m stressed.” Sarah Brown
  • “I put a drop of Frankincense on the crown of my head every morning. I can’t live without it. It stabilizes my mood and helps me be grateful so I can go out and be the best version of myself.” Lori Boyce
  • “With a couple drops warmed and applied to my face I sleep like a baby.” Joan Grove
  • “Just one drop on a wet cotton ball with my toner helps to lift off leftover dirt and makeup and skin feels so soft!!” Anne S.
  • “I will also enjoy playing with my young twin granddaughters who smell DELICIOUS with their daily anointing of coconut oil and Frankincense! They are always so happy and calm!” Martha
  • “Two drops in both am and pm facial moisturizer. My skin has never been better. By far my favorite and most-used oil. I’m 62, and it’s been years since I’ve left the house without makeup. I’ve been liberated!” Janet S.

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PS- I thought this might be helpful for those of you learning about oils:
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Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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    1. No, I think that you can get it in other areas, as well, because there is a login for US, but also for other countries.

  1. so, once you buy your starter kit, how do you sell them retail to people???

  2. Hi Becky! I love your blog and read it often. The content is so fun and interesting to read, so thank you! When I read this article, I just had to speak up though. I have a relative who swears by essential oils. She talks about the calming effects a lot, which I can get behind. What I can’t get behind is the dangerous marketing that goes with them. She uses essential oils to “treat” her kids’ ear infections and other medical issues that should absolutely be treated by a proper pediatrician with a medical degree. As someone who operates a science and engineering lab, and has a 3 year old who used to frequently get ear infections…I cringe every time I’m around said relative when she talks about all the ailments she uses oils to “treat” but should really be treated by a doctor. To me, this kind of marketing is dangerous and makes me wish this new generation of parents would rely on published medical science and trained professionals to treat their children instead of well marketed psuedoscience.

    Just my thoughts on the matter. Again, I’m a huge fan of your site and enjoy all you do. Keep up the good work!

    1. At Lauren F
      To each his own – We could also cringe at parents who rely completely on Medical Doctors when they have shown over and over again that they are not in the field to heal people – it’s mostly a money grab for them and the pharmaceutical companies they endorse. Allow people to use what works for them and stop being judgemental.


      1. Michelle, I hope your characterization of doctors was simply to make a point, rather than your being judgmental. I am in the field to help people, and I do not endorse pharmaceutical companies. If I had chosen a medical career as a “money grab,” I would not have chosen my particular pediatric subspecialty.

  3. I have the oils but would like to make my own body lotion. Do you have a recipe for that?