So, I have two kids, two toddlers! One is 2 and the other is 3. For all you moms out there, you know what that means. Lots of work and many sleepless nights. Ever since I started using oils and seeing just how effective they are, I started to use them on my littles. I started by using doTERRA’s Breathe at night to help them sleep through the night. One of my littles has allergies so the Breathe helps keep his airways free and clear throughout the night.
My other little is a little fireball. Full of energy from 6 am all the way to 8 or 9 pm at night. Nonstop and no more naps! To help keep my sanity, I’ve been researching different essential oils I can use to help tame that little fireball. Sometimes, I just want her to be calm for just a moment so I can catch my breath and think.
Essential Oils that Promote Calmness
The top essential oil that always comes up in my search for calming essential oils is lavender. It’s also an oil that’s gentle enough to be used safely with littles. Another one is roman chamomile. Mandarin essential oil is also known as a sedative. Mandarin can actually help calm episodes of epilepsy. Another sedative is that of tangerine. It surprises me that these citrus essential oils have sedative properties since citrus essential oils are often used to stimulate the brain, to wake you up when you need a kick in the mornings or mid-afternoons.
Plant Therapy’s Calming the Child
And this is when I found Plant Therapy’s Calming the Child. It’s a 100% pure essential oil blend meaning it is not diluted in any way. This is a good thing as it lets you dilute it in any amount that you need. Dilute more for tiny littles and dilute less for bigger littles.
It’s ingredients? The four that I mentioned (lavender, roman chamomile, mandarin, tangerine). It’s a simple blend. Plant Therapy calls its blends synergies because the oils work together in an awesome way to help you get even better results.
Calming the Child Reviews
So, what do people say about this blend?
This oil is so calming! It smells amazing too! I like to add a few drops to bathwater and it is great for diffusing. Also on the go I just smell it right out of the bottle. Whenever I dab it on my skin I get compliments. -Jonathan Garber
Love the way this smells and it is very calming for my inner child me (I have no little ones). Probably my favorite PT synergy blend. -Teresa Wilder
My 4y/o daughter asks for me to diffuse this by name everyday at nap time. Great soothing mandarin scent stands out to me! This was my first Plant Therapy purchase. Hooked since then. -Laura Abbott
This is one of our most favorite synergies! I use it in my kids diffuser, my bedtime diffuser and as a roll on! -Karin Reemts
Please refer to this dilution chart when diluting your essential oils. It is recommended that you dilute any essential oil that you use regardless of brand. Essential oils are strong and very potent and many can and do cause skin sensitivity, especially with children.
Plant Therapy has this awesome dilution chart you can reference.
For babies, dilute at 0.5% or even 0.25% (half of the 0.5% amount. So, use 3 drops of your essential oil and dilute it in 4 teaspoons of carrier oil for 0.5% or 8 teaspoons of carrier oil for 0.25%.
Use the 1% dilution ratio for daily use. Mix 3 essential oil drops for every 2 teaspoons of carrier oil.
If you need a stronger dose for a short period of time, use the 5% dilution ratio by adding 15 essential oil drops for every 2 teaspoons of carrier oil.
For really, really severe situations, you can up it to 10 percent dilution ratio for small acute areas of concern. For this, you would mix 15 essential oil drops for every teaspoon of carrier oil.
Recommended Essential Oil Brands
Because essential oils have therapeutic properties that make them so useful in our lives, you want to make sure that the essential oils you purchase are pure and contain all of the healing components that you are looking for. Unfortunately, there are some unscrupulous companies out there that sell diluted oils or even fake oils that will do you harm if you use them for therapeutic purposes.
The companies that I recommend and who consistently receive positive reviews on their essential oils are these: