Botanical Remedies for Kids

February 24, 2018

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by Lily Kardon

It’s easy to forget how many transitions our children go through in their daily rhythm. With morning separations, learning time, engaging on the playground, and quiet time, there are many different stages in a kid’s day and lots of different moods throughout. We’ve put together this guide to help you support your little ones as they move through their tender years. Not only do these botanicals offer an instant mood reset, integrating them also teaches our kids how to be present with their experiences and seek support for overwhelm. We know you value taking care of yourself and your children. Botanicals are excellent to lighten your own load and teach your kids how to lighten theirs.

How To

It’s important to remember that the smallest members of our family are energetically sensitive and only need dilute amounts of botanicals to yield excellent results. Flower Essences can be added by the dropperful to the diffuser or you can add a couple of drops to a beverage like water or juice. They can also be applied topically to any area—the chest, the tummy, and the bottom of the feet are all places to consider. Essential oils are excellent in the diffuser and can also be applied topically to children over two years old when diluted in a carrier oil to a 1% concentration. Our roll-on blend formulas are designed this way and are excellent for a quick aromatherapy fix.

Separation Anxiety

Whether it’s drop off at daycare or a weekend with the grandparents, separations are hard for our kids. For the difficult feelings that arise around hand-offs, we selected botanicals for soothing anxiety and reinforcing feelings of safeness and secure attachment. In the Diffuser: Safe & Secure Flower Essence helps your child feel grounded in safety. Neroli Petitgrain Essential Oil relieves anxiety and offers a calming brightness. Topical Application: Relax Roll-On with gentle pressure on the tops of ears or the bottoms of feet encourages feelings of nurturance and ease. Aura and Room: Inner Star Misting Potion soothes anxiety by promoting confidence.

Getting Along

Conflict is a natural part of learning to navigate social dynamics. Hurt feelings and crossed lines arise throughout the day. To support this process we chose botanicals that boost confidence, support healthy boundaries, and quell the power of anger. In The Diffuser: Empowerment and Flower Fortress Flower Essence Blends boost confidence and promote healthy boundaries. They are also excellent applied topically to the earlobes or heart. Pitta Blend calms your child’s hot-headed agitation and Sweet Orange Essential Oil shifts the collective mood to a lighter space. Topical Application: Centered Roll-On on the bottoms of feet will help kids come back to their center and move on from upset. Aura and Room: Pure Space Misting Potion clears feelings of unrest.

Imagination and Play

If there’s one thing kids are pros at, it’s playtime. Encouraging creativity with botanicals helps our kids develop creative problem-solving skills and integrate their experiences in an empowered way. Our favorite playtime botanicals are all about letting them be little! In the Diffuser: Renewal Flower Essence encourages creativity, and Free to Be Me supports a strong sense of self. Tulsi Essential Oil and Clary Sage Essential Oil make a great diffuser blend to inspire imagination and vision. Assisted Palm Inhalation: Kapha Roll-On is an activating blend that enlivens and inspires. Excellent for adult assisted palm inhalation: just rub the oil between your palms and let the kids take a nice deep inhale. Aura and Room: Bliss Misting Potion sparks joy and lightness for delightful play.

Learning Time

Whether learning time is spent in the outdoors, a music room, or a classroom, botanicals can encourage focus and empower our kids to be intentional in their studies. In the Diffuser: Tune In Flower Essence quiets mental chatter and attunes to clarity and wisdom; try it topically on the third eye as well or add a single drop to some purified water or juice. Focus Blend inspires steady concentration. Aura and Room: Floral Revival Misting Potion lends an easy wakefulness and relaxed focus to learning time. Assisted Palm Inhalation: Spirit Roll-On awakens our highest self and creates intentional spaces. Swipe the roll-on across your palms and let the kids take a deep breath.

Quiet Time Transition

Naptime is an opportunity to integrate lessons from throughout the day and get an energetic reset. Equally important, it’s a chance for caretakers to take a quiet moment and regroup as well. Botanicals for sleepiness and easy rest are paramount here! In the Diffuser: Mind Ease quiets chatter and helps transition from playtime to sleepytime. Little Angels Blend is as calming as it gets with Lavender, Vetiver, Chamomile, and Cedar. Topical Application: Vata Roll-On is excellent on the bottoms of feet for calming the nerves and grounding the spirit. Aura and Room: Floral R&R Misting Potion is a gentle cascade of floral aromatics to inspire deep relaxation and rest. [button_1 text="SHOP%20ALL" text_size="22" text_color="#ffffff" text_font="Raleway;google" text_bold="Y" text_letter_spacing="2" subtext_panel="N" text_shadow_panel="N" styling_width="40" styling_height="30" styling_border_color="#000000" styling_border_size="0" styling_border_radius="0" styling_border_opacity="100" styling_gradient_start_color="#869518" styling_gradient_end_color="#869518" drop_shadow_panel="N" inset_shadow_panel="N" align="center" href="" new_window="Y"/] [divider style="10"] [recent_posts style="14" rows="three" title = "You May Also Like:" text_excerpt="" mode="selectable_posts" posts_num="" selectable_posts="4072, 1628, 337" text_color="undefined" hide_author="" main_title_font_size="22" main_title_font_font="Raleway" main_title_font_style="bold" main_title_font_spacing="3" posts_title_font_size="15" posts_title_font_font="Raleway" posts_title_font_color="#869518" posts_title_font_spacing="0" ][/recent_posts]
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