Since time immemorial aromatherapy has been a subject of debate, however despite what one can say, the people with the in-depth understanding of it are those using it. As surprising as it may be, most of them are parents and have used its benefits on to manage their children. Eyebrows are raised on the last statement considering using aromatherapy for kids. Here are some benefits of aromatherapy for your kids:
Bring alertness in kids
Natural pure essential oils of lemon, lime or oranges are good at bringing about alertness in children and adults. Smelling such essential oils make you feel energetic to take on the coming day. Use a diffuser or spray some in your room before you wake up the kids in the morning. The children will associate this smell of waking up full of energy and react each day similarly.
Anything which is routine with kids will give you trouble, whether it is waking up the kids in the morning or putting them to bed to sleep at night. While waking up may be taken care of, there is no bedtime solution. Soothing lavender essential oil can be the solution to bedtime woes. Lavender has calming and soothing effects on people, kids included. Using this oil around bedtime in the kid’s room or during a bath can help to put the children to bed easily. It also calms hyper toddlers and soothes stressed kids. Besides lavender is known to create a soothing and relaxing environment which is suitable for sleep.
Given the decrease of the attention span of children, this aromatherapy comes in handy. Using fragrances from mint family help children recall and retain what they study. By having their rooms smell a particular essential oil when they study and then give them a handkerchief dabbed in this essential oil when they go for the tests.
Essential oils of eucalyptus, citronella, lemongrass, and lavender are known to keep away mosquitoes. They also keep kids smelling great. You can make DIY sprays or buy the spray to keep your children safe from mosquitoes. As long as these essential used are pure and natural, the kids can smell terrific and fight the mosquitoes effectively.
Aromatherapy deals with highly concentrated and potent oils, so you need to be careful when using them for your kids. Learn about them or consult experts in your locality to know what essential oils suit your kid and for what purpose you can use them as well as how to use them.