We are huge fans of diffusing essential oils. It’s one of the easiest ways to use them and experience the amazing power of the oils with minimal effort. We have 3 in our house, one for downstairs living area and 2 of our bedrooms. My favorite times to diffuse are during homework time and at night as we go to bed, I bet you understand why!
Diffusing is a great way to help keep the whole family, especially the kids happy and healthy. As you diffuse the essential oil reaches the air and reduces the number of microbes that we are exposed to. Diffusing not only reduces the germs in the air but also creates a noticeable, uplifting atmosphere in the home. We all have instant reactions to smells around us so filling the home with pleasing essential oils is one of the easiest and most effective ways to create a healthy and happy atmosphere. Here are a few favorite blends that I use in the diffuser that my kids love, and now even ask for daily.
Diffusing Essential Oils for Kids
BE HAPPY BLEND – Wake up grumpy or have a bad day at school diffuse this mixture and everyone’s mood will change.
4 drops Orange
2 drops Grapefruit
2 drops Bergamot
SLEEPY TIME BLEND – We start the diffuser upstairs at least 30 minutes before bed. The smell of these oils help us calm down and get ready for sleep, especially during the week when we need to be well rested for school.
3 drops Lavender
3 drops Roman Chamomile
If your kids aren’t fans of Lavender then try this one..
4 drops Peace & Calming
2 drops orange
HOMEWORK HELP – This is a great blend to use during homework time or when reading. I have the one in the living area going with this blend and also upstairs since the boys do homework in different places.
2 drops Peppermint
2 drops orange
1 drop Lime
1 drop Frankincense
RISE & SHINE – My boys have no problem getting up early during the weekend but during the week, not so much. I’m sure many of you can relate. First, I start waking them up at least 10 minutes before they need to be up and start the diffuser with this blend to help them wake and get ready for the day.
2 drop Spearmint
2 drops Lemon
2 drops Orange
If you are just starting out with essential oils and don’t have a diffuser on hand you can simply out a few drops of essential oil on a cotton ball and have them inhale the essential oils or use a reed diffuser. But, by all means get that diffuser! It’s more cost effective and the oils will go further. When purchasing look for a Ultrasonic Cool – Air Diffuser. It’s not the same as a cool air humidifier and should not be used in the same way. I recently purchased a glass diffuser that fits in beautifully in my living area and this portable diffuser is in my boys room which also works as a night light and is easy to carry with you when traveling. Young Living also has these fun diffusers that are perfect for the kids room.
Do you have any diffusing blends that you love? I am always looking to try ways to use my diffuser so share away! Get more tips, tricks and recipes through my Essential Oil Pinterest page and see how you can get oils 24% off retail price.