Using essential oils for your family

June 3, 2021

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years to support all aspects of health and wellbeing. There are many essential oils that have been shown to be beneficial in supporting babies with sleep, digestion, teething and rashes, or just when they are feeling unsettled, and to keep their immunity supported.

DoTERRA essential oils are perfectly safe to use on babies, they can be used by inhalation- via a diffuser, or diluted and straight onto the skin (topically).

What are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are the immune system of the plant, they naturally protect the plant against all kinds of disease, environmental factors and can even stop other plants germinating in close proximity! When we harvest essential oils we are harvesting these potent properties.  Essential oils are very effective in supporting your immune, respiratory, digestive, muscular, nervous, endocrine and lymphatic systems, as well as our emotions.

I am not exaggerating when I say, “Think of an emotional or physical ailment or issue, and there will be many oils that can help to support it”. There’s an oil for everything!

Hannah’s top 4 oils that she loves to share with her mummies are Lavender and the blends On Guard, Air, and DigestZen. Here is a little bit about how you can use these for your family and why Hannah loves them so much.

On Guard:

This is an oil blend that contains Wild Orange, Clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus and Rosemary oils. I honestly put the health of my whole family for the last 3 winters down to this oil. In November 2018 I started diffusing it every day after school, putting it on my children’s feet before soft play, I’ve made hand sanitiser spray from it to take out in my bag, spray for the worksurface and have hand soap with it in. At any sniff of a cold or contact with infection I take it internally. In the winters leading up to 2018, with 3 children in 3 different classes, we would have had at least 10-15 infections between the 5 of us.  In the winters of 2018 and 1019 we had ZERO! Both here and in the USA this oil is used in schools and hospitals to fight the spread of infection- I really hope this is soon found more here soon. It is needless to say that I have been using a lot of On Guard the past year with my family and will continue to do so.

AIR:

This is another oil blend that contains Laurel Leaf, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Melaleuca, Lemon, Ravensara, and Cardamom essential oils. You may have used ‘Snufflebabe’ when your baby has had a cold. This can be used in the same way but has the potency of DoTERRA essential oils. It can be applied to the feet or chest or used in a diffuser to help with breathing when poorly. It can also be used along the spine if your baby has a temperature to naturally reduce it.

Lavender:

As per my story that I told on the workshop, and in my introduction to oils story below,  this is invaluable to have in the medicine cabinet for burns. This is also excellent for promoting sleep in any age baby or child. Apart from that it’s known for its anti-inflammatory, antifungal, analgesic (pain reducing), detoxifying and antiseptic properties. It really is a magic oil (they all are). I always have this in my handbag for first aid too, not just for burns but for insect bites, stings, stinging nettles and any kind of inflammation.

Digestzen:

This is another oil blend that is aimed at helping the digestive system. It contains ginger, coriander, fennel, peppermint, tarragon, anise and caraway to help and comfort any kind of tummy issue. Having two babies with colic, CMPA and reflux this was my go to oil for years, in fact as they got older we had a little bowl on the side, already diluted, and my children would come and rub some on their tummy themselves when they had a flare up from eating the wrong foods!

How to get these oils for your family:

It’s not a coincidence that these 4 are within the top ten oil kits from doTERRA. This is a great way to get started with using oils in the home, as it includes a free wholesale customer account which means you can purchase with an unlimited 25% discount as and when you choose to purchase. The top ten oils kits start from £112.75 and the single oils start from £9. Charlie will be very happy to let you know the options and help you to decide the best way to get started depending on your needs.

These top ten oils can support so much. Emotionally, physically and even in helping to clean your home. If you’d like to book in for a one-to-one chat with Charlie to learn more about the top ten oils, or book onto her next class please email her at charlielovesdoterra@gmail.com or find her on Facebook at facebook.com/oilswithcharliebrown

Why DoTERRA?

DoTERRA, meaning ‘from the earth’ is the largest essential oil company in the world. They produce oils that are of a purity and potency that no other company has yet reached. There is nothing but 100% pure oil within their bottles, with a guarantee of no contaminants, dilutions, adulterations, synthetics or artificial chemicals, which often can be found in essential oils as it’s an unregulated industry. This is so important as artificial fragrance can disrupt our hormones, aggravate allergies, cause headaches and irritation. If you want to benefit from the power of essential oils, they need to be pure and potent, to work their magic. You can learn more about how doTERRA produce their oils with the highest ethics and fair trade at sourcetoyou.com

My initial experience of oils:

My mum, who is herself an Osteopath and Naturopath, has been using essential oils for years and years. Of course, you never listen to your parents! she makes perfumes, massage oils, lip balms etc with them.

Fast-forward 40 years and Charlie dropped by with some doTERRA samples. They sat on my side for a couple of weeks. One Sunday afternoon I was cooking for 15 people and I picked up a terracotta pot straight out the oven. I severely burnt 4 of my fingers. I placed it under water for 45 minutes, then in a glass of iced water. Each time I took my hand out I was in pain, I even tried Ibuprofen Gel- it didn’t work. I remembered the oils Charlie left me, and herd my mums voice telling me Lavender and burns. I put some doTERRA Lavender Oil neat onto the burn and within a few SECONDS I was pain free! the next day I woke up and you could hardly see the burn site- it was honestly like magic!

This definitely caught my attention and I started researching and using more and more oils, I attended classes and have been in awe of their natural effectiveness since.

My husband had been amazed by Deep Blue to help with his DOMS after the gym, my children haven’t picked up one illness ALL WINTER which is a small miracle! They are loving making their potions to fight off bugs, help them sleep, focus for tests, the list is endless.