Aromatherapy Diffusers are a great tool for any parent to utilize to keep their family happy and healthy. There are many reasons why we would want to diffuse essential oils for children that I want to share with you.
We do whatever we can as parents to keep our kids healthy. Using an Essential Oil Diffuser is a great part of our daily routine to help us with just that! Essential oils have been used traditionally to reduce the spread of contagious illnesses and are invaluable to diffuse for this purpose. A small amount of essential oil in the air can reduce the number of microbes that we are exposed to. Since I began using a diffuser regularly in my home my family is sick much less than before. Using a diffuser in the classroom is another way to support healthy immunity and keep the air fresh and clear.
Using a diffuser not only reduces the germs in the air, it also creates a noticeable, uplifting atmosphere in the home. We all have an instant reaction to the smells around us, so filling your home with pleasing essential oils is one of the simplest and most effective ways to create an inviting atmosphere and improve our moods.
You can pick the fragrances you and your family naturally gravitate towards or research the traditional uses of essential oils to discover their emotional effects. Refreshing Citrus oils can really boost the energy in your home, invigorating Rosemary or Peppermint or Focus Blend can get your family up and moving on a groggy morning and help with afterschool homework. Calming oils like Lavender and Rhododendron in Floracopeia’s Relax Blend are great to diffuse if your child is irritable or tense.
Using an essential oil diffuser at bedtime can set a peaceful mood that will help children settle in for sleep. Lavender and Mandarin are some of my favorite to diffuse at bedtime, as is the Little Angels Blend which combines soothing Lavender and Chamomile with grounding Cedar and Vetiver. You will be surprised at how the regular use of essential oils at bedtime will support your children in getting the sleep they need. I have our diffuser going the moment we settle in to read a bedtime book and the essential oils work their magic everytime!
I also rely on my diffuser anytime my son is congested at night. Diffusing Eucalyptus, Tulsi, Silver Fir or Rosemary helps support clear breathing which helps him sleep through the night. Floracopeia’s Breathe Blend is a great essential oil combination to have on hand for this use. It combines the benefits of Silver Fir, Eucalyptus and White Sage and is great to diffuse when cold and congestion are present. I also find diffusing essential oils in an ultrasonic diffuser soothes a night time cough. The combination of moisture from the diffuser and essential oils benefit the respiratory system and support a feeling of wellbeing. The Apple Diffuser is a fun, ultrasonic diffuser that your kids are sure to love.
An Aromatherapy Diffuser is a great tool for us parent to help our kids (and ourselves!) stay healthy and happy. The simple practice of filling your diffuser with water and essential oil and turning it on will provide immediate benefits and will make the time you spend indoors a more delightful experience. Please post your favorite essential oils to diffuse for your family here.