Tips & Tricks To Keeping Our Kids Healthy All Year Long

tips and tricks for keeping your kids healthy and happy all year long

Anyone else find that your kid is healthy all summer long and then starts school and the sick days begin!

So I wanted to share with you oils and products that we use in our home to boost our immune systems and keep my kid healthy!

This is just from personal experience.

Also it may seem like a lot, but I have been using oils for a long time and implementing this happened slowly over time. I also do not do each one every single day.

Go with your gut and what is most important to you in the moment and try to implement as much of it as you can.

Then watch the magic happen and see how well your kid(s) responds.

Now when something is happening with my son…he has an upset tummy… I ask him, what can I do for you? How can I help you. And his response is… I need oils.

How cool is that!

Tips & Tricks to Keeping Our Kids Healthy All Year Long:

Diffuser Recipe, essential oils, doterra

Diffusion

There is an entire science behind the reasons why diffusing is so incredible.  But let me just tell you that they are incredible at cleansing the air and managing moods. It is also a way to naturally scent your home, and the most beautiful thing, is you can change the scent whenever you like.

Benefits of Diffusion:

  1. Cleansing the air

  2. Improving the quality of the air

  3. Reduce threats

  4. Create an inviting space

  5. Chemical free air freshener

  6. Enhance concentration

  7. Help to create greater spiritual, physical, and emotional harmony

  8. Mood management

  9. Anchoring change

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I tend to choose the oils intuitively throughout the day but I have blends that are on heavy rotation in our home.

  • 2 drops each of Frankincense, Motivate and Arborvitae.

  • 2 drops each of Vetiver, Serenity Calming Blend and Ylang Ylang.

  • 2 drops each Arborvitae, OnGuard, and Wild Orange.

  • 2 drops each Clary Sage, Petigrain, Peppermint, and Ylang Ylang.

  • Balance and Citrus Bliss.

  • OnGuard and Citrus Bliss.

  • Peppermint + Wild Orange.

OnGuard Sanitizing Mist

OnGuard Everywhere

There is an entire OnGuard line and I use a lot of it at home with my son. It has incredible cleansing properties and when used on your skin can wipe away 99.9% of the threats.

I have the OnGuard Concentrate Cleaner that is the base to many of the DIY Products I create:

  • All Purpose Cleaner (500ml bottle, 2 tablespoons OnGuard Concentrate Cleaner + boost with oils of your choice. Cleans every surface there is).

  • Travel Cleaner (I make a mini version of this and carry it in my backpack so when I am in interesting situations I am prepared. Like airplane drop down tables. Park picnic meals. etc)

  • Liquid Laundry Soap

  • Soft Scrub

I also use the OnGuard Foaming Handwash and since I implemented that as a consistent we have drastically reduced the amount of times each of us has caught something.

OnGuard Sanitizing Mist. You can buy this pre-made or you can make your own. This goes everywhere we go. Hands pick up germs from even the smallest places. and we transport them into our bodies by touch. It is very important to cleanse the hands often but we all know this isn’t easy. Carrying this around with us ensures that when we are not near sinks or washrooms we can give our hands a good cleaning.

You need an empty 15ml bottle with a compatible spray top. Fill it 3/4 full with boiled water (cooled). Add 10 drops of OnGuard, 1/2 tsp Fractionated coconut oil and 1/4 teaspoon of vodka. Shake well before each use. Spray on hands and wipe dry with a Kleenex.

On Guard touch or you can make your own OnGuard Roller (10ml roller bottle with 5-15 drops of OnGuard depending on the age of your little) on heavy rotation anytime I see that my son is extra tired or run down. I apply this after and after we are in public places. I also make sure that when we are swimming this is applied immediately after our shower and getting dressed.

This is also a great oil to apply a solid week before school starts.

Lastly this oil is great at protecting your personal energetic boundaries. If my son and I are headed somewhere where there will be big crowds then I ring this around our wrists as well as draw a cross on our chests. It helps to create an energetic barrier.

Why use OnGuard:

  • Supports healthy immune and respiratory function*

  • Protects against environmental threats*

  • Supports the body’s natural antioxidant defenses*

  • Promotes healthy circulation*

  • Energizing and uplifting aroma

Lavender

Lavender is an oil that has pulled me out of many difficult situations. If I only had one oil I could take on an island with me, it would be this one.

I use this often when my son is under the weather. I combine it with whatever other oils will serve him at that time.

I apply this in the crease of his elbow and roll it down the middle of his forearms.

This is also that oil of all things calming.  So if you or your kid is having a hard day or has been upset about something make sure you diffuse this when they have come home.  You can also put a few drops of this with epsom salt in their nightly baths to really help bring in the zen!

Wild Orange

An incredible mood lifter!
Rough morning?  
Temper Tantrums?  
New teacher?
Or new environment?  
Reduce the overwhelm with this gem!  (I love Wild Orange and Peppermint together to inhale!)
This is the oil of Joy and kids are naturally drawn to it. When I give my son an option for what to put int eh car, drawer or in the diffuser, he ALWAYS chooses Wild Orange.

Balance Grounding Blend

Tame a temper tantrum quickly by breathing in this oil and taking a time out with them.  We do time ins instead of time outs.  So when a melt down is happening I grab my trusty roller bottle that I made.  I apply it on both of us (to our pulse points) then I cuddle and wait.  Try to talk it out.  Because a tantrum is really just a negative way of trying to get our attention. So give them what they need.  And then try to talk it out.  This has never failed in our home.  What has failed was when I dont do this and everything lasts much longer than any of us can handle!

Daily Dose Rollerbottle blend

I created a rollerbottle blend with 3 powerhouse oils that I roll on my son every afternoon.

In a 10ml rollerbottle add:

  • 5 drops Frankincense

  • 5 drops Copaiba

  • 5 drops DDR Prime Cellular Blend

  • Top with Fractionated Coconut Oil.

  • Let rest for 24 hours and then apply to spine, bottoms of the feet or chest 1-2 times per day.

Tummy

When it comes to my son any digestive challenges can be solved with one of these two oils: Peppermint of DigestZen (ZenGest).

They both help aid in the digestion of foods, occasional upset stomach and a healthy gastrointestinal tract.  

When my son says his tummy hurts I use my intuition to choose which oil to use depending on what has been going on, what he has been eating. I typically start with peppermint as he likes it better - I apply that to his tummy and then I roll the lavender along his elbow creases and down his forearms.

I do this multiple times within the hour to really jump start the healing journey.

Melaleuca Tea Tree

Let me let you in on a little secret that only oily mama’s know. You know the little hair bugs that kids catch from school? Yes, those f*uckers. When I get the letter home from school I always cringe. Well these little critters do not like Melaleuca Tea Tree oil.
I make my son a Happy Hair Spray to help keep these critters away. I pretty much only use this when the letter comes home now but you can use this after every hair wash.

Healthy Hair Spray

Happy School Hair Spray:
(see recipe here)

In a 30ml bottle add:

  • Fill almost to the top with boiled water.

  • Add 10 drops Melaleuca Tea Tree oil

  • Add 10 drops Lavender.

  • 1/4 tsp Fractionated Coconut Oil.

  • Mix well before each use.

  • Spray on to wet hair and style as usual.

You can also add Melaleuca Tea Tree oil to your shampoo bottles for the preventative approach.

Bonus. This oil is amazing at warding off threats and can also help with any ear discomfort.

A2Z Chewables

If you have read or watched anything I have done in the past you know that I am a huge advocate of taking Natural Supplements. I feel the same is for our kids.
My son responds really well to the vitamins. In fact, when he doesn’t take them I can see changes in him (like messy or hard poop - I know, too much information.)

These vitamins are amazing because they are natural and his little body is able to assimilate them.

Safe for children 4 years of age and older and adults who prefer a chewable to capsules.

What they help with:

  • Cognitive Blend: Choline, Phosphatidylserine, Inositol

  • Great watermelon flavor

  • No high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, sweeteners, or flavors

  • Contains a superfood blend that helps support overall health and wellness

  • Formulated with doTERRA’s proprietary Alpha CRS®+ Blend

  • A balanced blend of essential vitamins including the antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E, and a cellular energy complex of B vitamins*

  • Includes a blend of bioavailable minerals including calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper, and manganese

  • Specially formulated to be used daily with IQ Mega® as a comprehensive dietary supplement foundation for a lifetime of vitality and wellness*

Kids Natural Supplementation

IQ Mega

Now let’s talk about what pairs well with the A2Z Chewable Vitamin - that would be the IQ Mega. It is a fish oil with Omega fatty acids.

I have to bribe my son to take this. I wish he took it everyday but that is not my reality. I force him to take it when he is run down or dealing with a threat.

When we have smoothies, smoothie bowls or ice cream I sneak it in. Sometimes he knows and sometimes I get away with it. If you can get your kid to take this daily here are the health benefits of that:

  • Promotes cardiovascular health*

  • Supports healthy joint function and comfort*

  • Provides important modulating nutrients for healthy immune function*

  • Protects against lipid oxidation and supports healthy function of the brain*

  • Promotes healthy skin*

  • Supports healthy function of the eyes and nervous system* 

  • Delivers 1,300 mg of pure, concentrated, molecularly-filtered, and completely deodorized marine lipids with 900 mg of DHA and 400 mg of EPA per daily serving

  • Formulated with doTERRA CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Wild Orange essential oil

  • Specifically formulated to use daily with doTERRA a2z Chewable™ as a comprehensive dietary supplement foundation for a lifetime of vitality and wellness* 

PB Assist JR.

I have learned lots about probiotics and probiotics since I live a life with diverticulitis. They are very important to our gut health as well as our brain health.

The younger we can start our kids on probiotics, the better (in my opinion).

These sticks are formulated with the kid in mind because they taste like sugar sticks to me. They are delicious. I love to eat them after lunch when I am craving something sweet.

Look at all of the benefits these feed our littles:

  • Provides 5 billion live cells of 6 strains of friendly flora selected for both their unique stability at room temperature as well as their remarkable ability to survive the harsh extremes of acidity, alkalinity, and digestive enzymes in the digestive system

  • Includes prebiotic FOS to help sustain a healthy balance of beneficial friendly flora*

  • Maintains healthy intestinal microflora balance*

  • Supports healthy functioning of the digestive and immune systems*

  • Supports the health of the GI tract, particularly the intestines and colon*

  • Helps support optimal metabolism and absorption of nutrients*

  • Probiotic administration during childhood offers a means of promoting healthy microflora balance and favorably supporting immune and gastrointestinal system function*

  • Probiotic consumption during childhood has established health benefits and may support long-term well-being*

  • Maintaining a healthy GI tract is also important for healthy brain and nervous system function*

  • Promotes healthy lung and respiratory tract function*

  • Contributes to an internal balance and support for the health of the kidneys, bladder, and urinary tract, as well as the female reproductive system*

Bug Buster + Breathe Better Rollerbottle Blends

Bug Buster Roller Bottle Blend (Kids Edition)

So if a threat does come in and take over the body of your sweet little. Here is a beautiful roller bottle blend that you can make to help boost their bodies and wipe out whatever is taking over.

In a 10mL roller bottle combine:

  • 4 drops Arborvitae

  • 4 drops Lemon

  • 4 Melaleuca Tea Tree Oil

  • 4 Protective Blend

  • Top with fractionated coconut oil or grapeseed oil.

    Application: Apply a small amount to bottoms of feet, back or chest 3-5 times per day (or as needed).

Breathe Better Roller Bottle Blend (Kids Edition)

In a 10mL roller bottle combine:

  • 5 drops Peppermint

  • 10 drops Respiratory Blend

  • Top with fractionated coconut oil or grapeseed oil.
    Application:  Apply to chest or back as needed. 

Kids Collection (Brave)

Kids Collection

The last thing I want to talk about is the Kids Collection.

The Kids Collection is the complete and ready-made “whole body” essential oil toolbox.

Formulated specifically for developing minds, bodies, and emotions, these essential oil blends feature unique combinations therapeutically balanced to provide powerful benefits while being gentle on delicate skin.

Thinker

• Helps prevent mental distraction
• Instills a sense of alertness and focus• Helps reduce feelings of mental stress

Calmer

• Creates a restful atmosphere conducive to sleep
• Promotes a positive and stress-free mood
• Provides soothing and relaxing feelings throughout the body

Stronger

• Promotes clear and healthy-looking skin
• Comforting to occasional skin irritations
• Soothing to the emotions during times of distress• Promotes feelings of wellness and vitality

Rescuer

• Helps reduce feelings of tension
• Comforting and soothing to the skin
• Supports feelings of vitality and comfort

Steady

• Evokes a calm and balanced mood
• Promotes feelings of relaxation and calm
• Helps focus your mind on what is most important

Brave

• Energizing and invigorating to the senses
• Supports a positive mood by helping to manage feelings of occasional stress or anxiousness
• Promotes feelings of confidence, courage, and belief in oneself

We need to keep our kids healthy.

Not just during the school year but all year.

I promise you will have a SUCCESSFULLY HEALTHY year when using these oils and products in your home!!