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10 Must Have Essential Oils For Parents

Essential oils have been used for centuries due to their awesome healing properties. These oils are beneficial to the whole family and can treat various internal and external health issues.  Ideally, these oils should be in your Holistic medicine cupboard, if not …then now is the time to top it up.

1. Lavender Oil

This particular oil is known for its sweet fragrance and the health benefits, Indeed a great aid in clarity of mind, thus encouraging the individual to be more relaxed and serene. This element is specifically useful to children suffering from autistic spectrum disorders. It helps to make the child less cranky by augmenting their mood. 

2. Tea Tree Oil

This oil is relatively inexpensive than other essential oils, a great solution to diaper rash due to the antiseptic properties it possess. It can also treat fungus effectively and reduces infections. However, parents need to be careful of allergic reactions. Never use this oil neat dilute the mixture before application. Tea tree also helps teenagers to visibly reduce their acne giving them a clearer, radiant skin boosting their self confidence. 

3. Orange Oil

This  oil aids  in calming nerve muscles and nerve spasms. In addition, it has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that help improve the general health and wellbeing of the whole family.

4. Frankincense Oil

Its benefits range from helping to achieve a more balanced hormonal system to improving blood flow and circulation in the body. Frankincense is a natural air purifier it helps neutralize the air of pathogens, this is great for the whole family. If your child suffers from asthma try putting a few drops of this essential oil in the humidifier at night, in their bedroom  and see the benefits yourself when they wake up.

5. Geranium Oil

The properties of this oil provide both internal and external benefits in children: it helps fight stress and depression, greatly benefits the skin, and can even help eradicate some dental problems. Put a few drops of this oil in the diffuser the scent is amazing and relaxing

6. Ylang Ylang Oil

This oil is known for its floral scent and for helping children lead happy balanced lives.  Well it can be deemed as a  mood booster, It has anti-inflammatory properties that improve the digestive  and respiratory system. It also aids the child in being more receptive to the family and their social circle.

7. Lavender Oil

Lavender oil has been used over the ages to win over some neurological battles, it has the ability to cure stress and anxiety. It also helps children to sleep better at night by regulating their sleep pattern. Massaging it on the baby’s skin can make them feel calmer. A great aid for teens due to its ability brighten skin complexion, good for acne as well as treating burns and wounds. All these awesome properties makes it a must have for every household. 

8. Ginger Oil

This super active oil is a potent aid to the digestive system. It can be used in multiple ways for example diffused, inhaled directly or massaged over baby’s skin. It not only resolves the issue of irritable bowel syndrome but also helps fight diarrhea and vomiting. Women or teenagers on their menses can use it to relieve menstrual symptoms. This oil can be used to eliminate dandruff mix it with a carrier oil like coconut oil.

9. Patchouli Oil

This oil has a beautiful earthy scent which promotes relaxation and a feeling of wellbeing, thus an all rounder for the whole family. it is also has tremendous healing abilities to the skin thus aiding in its smoothness. It can also be used in fading scars do not se this oil neat on children.

10. Lemongrass Oil

Lemongrass oil has tremendous health benefits. It has cleansing detoxifying properties. For respiratory infections add a few drops to the diffuser. Equally it relieves pain due to possessing anti-inflammatory properties. Indeed an effective insect repellent thus keeping the mosquitoes away indirectly preventing malaria.


Word of  caution do not use these oils neat on children mix them with a carrier oil like coconut oil or almond oil, alternatively theses amazing oils can be used in a diffuser mixed with water. Now that you know about these oils and their benefits we encourage you to do more research, some children are very sensitive or have allergies therefore they may not take on well to one   or all of the oils. It is advisable to start with one oil at a time a small dose perhaps one drop mixed as mentioned above. A certified aromatherapist will be able to give you in-depth advise we recommend you contact one. Wishing you happy healing and healthy lives.