As you can read here, we started to use aromatherapy last Autumn and are hooked ever since.
Recently we got a Phytosun Atomizer for every room. The littles can not argue about it anymore. Each one has one. Done.
I will share some of the things I use for the kids, as not all oils are safe for kids (which I did not know at first).
The Indian Summer treated us well, but it came with a lot of mosquitos and we used the Eucalyptus-Lemon blend until last week to keep them away (it is safe to use for kids older than 1 year). You can use this oil directly on the skin or in the atomizer. It idesinfect and calms little wounds too, which is great as I have extremily clumsy kids.I kid you not.
For Jules we use the Helichrysum oil (ok for kids older than 7) directly on the skin when he has bruises and I admit, I use it too, as I am as clumsy as them (if not clumsier).
When they have a cold (think: a lot of snot and coughing) we use several things.
New to us since last week is the Kalip’tus Family balm. You can rub this one directly on the chest (from the age of 6). The balm doesn’t feel sticky or anything and helps with the breathing during the night. You also have a version for the smaller kids, the Kalip’tus baby balm.
We also use the Kalip’tus Lotion. You can use this directly on the skin (from the age of 3), in the atomizer or add some drops on a pillow, blanket, teddybear (direct inhalation safe from the age of 1). We prefer to use the Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil in the atomizer and add some drops of the Kalip’tus lotion to the side of the bed or on the pillow.
The sound of the simmer of the water in the diffuser calms them down too, win win.