There are many causes for hyperactivity in children. Hyperactivity may be caused by a mineral deficiency in the diet, and/or food allergies or too many stimulants like caffeine and sugar found in “energy” drinks. There is increasing evidence that chemical irritants may play a role in hyperactivity. These may be pollutants (such as heavy metals or insecticides) or artificial food additives. Of course, other factors in the child’s life such as stress at school or in the home environment should also be considered. Our Calming the Child Blend can help calm and focus the hyperactive child. Composed of our lavender, which is known for its action on the nervous system, particularly on the brain. It can either sedate or stimulate, depending on the need. It will act as a sedative in conditions of mental and emotional agitation and unrest, calming the mind, comforting feelings, and alleviating fears. Organic Roman chamomile with its warm and fruity scent is known to be soothing to the body and mind and can assist in mild shocks, irritability, and nervousness. Tangerine is sweet and gentle, especially with children, improves moods and is known to relieve nervous tension. Sandalwood affects the limbic system, the center of emotions, and is known to balance and calm the mind. Himalayan cedarwood stimulates the limbic system and is known for its calming and grounding actions. Ylang ylang is sweet, calming, and soothing to the nervous system and has been used for depression, abnormally fast breathing, high blood pressure, insomnia, and more. Organic coriander is known for its stimulating and revitalizing actions to the cardiac, circulatory, and nervous systems.
For Diffusion – Use in a nebulizer in the child’s room for a restful sleep or a diffuser during the day being careful with candles and open flames. Add 2 -3 drops to a warm bath, swish the oil around to disperse the blend.
For the Body – Children love to have their feet rubbed, use this blend at bed time to help your child relax and to promote a restful sleep.
5 ml ingredients: lavender oil (Lavandula angustifolia), organic Roman chamomile oil (Anthemis nobilis), sandalwood oil (Santalum austrocaledonicum), tangerine oil (Citrus reticulata), organic Himalayan cedarwood oil (Cedrus deodora), ylang ylang oil (Cananga odorata), and organic coriander seed oil (Coriandrum sativum).
15 ml ingredients: organic jojoba oil (Simmondsia chinensis), lavender oil (Lavandula angustifolia), organic Roman chamomile oil (Anthemis nobilis), sandalwood oil (Santalum austrocaledonicum ), tangerine oil (Citrus reticulata), organic Himalayan cedarwood oil (Cedrus deodora), ylang ylang oil (Cananga odorata), and organic coriander seed oil (Coriandrum sativum).