KidScents

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Babies & Kids Blog | Young Living's The Lavender Life Blog

 

Children are not just little adults. Their bodies are continually growing, developing, and changing and are more vulnerable to the negative effects of harmful chemicals in their environment.

 

According to a research article from Health Affairs, there are four main differences that contribute to a child’s heightened susceptibility to chemical exposure:

 

  1. Children have greater exposure to toxic chemicals for their body weight than adults.
  2. Children’s metabolic pathways are immature, and a child’s ability to metabolize toxic chemicals is different from an adult’s.
  3. Children’s early developmental processes are easily disrupted.
  4. Children have more time than adults to develop chronic diseases.

You can learn more about each of these points, and read the full article here:  https://www.healthaffairs.org/doi/full/10.1377/hlthaff.2011.0151

This is why it is important to look around your home and take a closer look at the everyday household and personal care products you are using on yourself and your children.

 

If you want products that work, then quality matters.

Young Living has a Seed to Seal guarantee and promise that ensures their products are safe and effective. The company abides by very strict guidelines to fulfill this promise to us, and it is important that you know about them so you can feel confident in what you are buying and using.

  • YL owns its own farms, which no other major company does. It has partner farms that have to abide by the same standards.
  • YL won’t plant on soil that has been in contact with ANY chemicals within 50 years. (Organic standards are only five years!)
  • YL picks the absolute best seeds from strong, thriving plants.
  • YL hand weeds and uses its own oils on plants for pest control to avoid harmful chemicals.
  • YL harvests at peak times.
  • YL distills on site without harsh chemicals.
  • YL tests every batch multiple times throughout the process with state-of-the-art equipment.

Want to know what I love the most? If a batch doesn’t meet YL standards for any reason, it doesn't get bottled up to distribute. YL would rather have something go out of stock than let an inferior product slip through to us. It's rare to find a company with such high standards.

 

As always, when using essential oils on adults or children, you never want to put them directly into the eyes or ears. You also want to be aware of any blends that may contain citrus oils as these are photosensitive and should be avoided if being exposed to direct sunlight.

 

The oils from the KidScents line come pre-diluted to make application easy, taking the guesswork out of diluting it yourself. The recommended application is for children ages 2-12 but I’ve known many mothers to use them on children younger than that. Remember, you know your child the best. Use your best judgement and see what works for them. Start ‘low and slow’ - apply to the feet, using just a drop or two and go from there.

 

These oils can also be diffused! Start with just 3-4 drops and adjust as you see fit.

TummyGize is a blend perfect for little tummies that aren’t feeling so well. It contains seven oils that are specifically formulated and blended to soothe and relax.

Spearmint - gentler than peppermint and enhances relaxation

Peppermint - supportive and soothing

Tangerine - rich in limonene (Google the benefits)

Fennel - used as a digestive aid for thousands of years and mentioned in one of the oldest known medical records, the Ebers Papyrus

Ginger - soothes, comforts, and balances

Cardamom - protects the stomach

Anise - a key ingredient in the Essentialzymes supplement

Usage:

Add an AromaGlide™ roller fitment to the top for easy roll-on application. If you don't have a roller top that's ok! Just add a drop onto the belly button and rub around.

 

Apply in a clockwise motion to follow the normal digestion pattern every 30 minutes for an hour and as needed thereafter.

 

BONUS PRODUCT

No tummy is perfect without a probiotic!

The KidScents MightyPro pairs perfectly with TummyGize for added digestive support. It contains both pre- and probiotics. Prebiotics and probiotics help support digestion, the immune system, and emotional balance. They do this by stimulating and replenishing “good bacteria” through the live cultures. MightyPro has 8 billion active, live cultures!

You can sprinkle it on cold food and drinks for easy consumption. It also tastes great on its own . . . think healthy Pixie Stick! Your kids will love it!

This blend is amazingly effective! It is rejuvenating, refreshing, and perfect for little lungs.

Eucalyptus Blue - unique Eucalyptus oil grown in Ecuador

Palo Santo - known as the poor man’s Frankincense

Lavender - balancing and calming

Dorado Azul - recognized only as a weed in Ecuador until Gary Young analyzed it for the first time and gave it an identity

Ravintsara - has purifying properties that are a cross between nutmeg and clove

Myrtle - balancing and soothing

Eucalyptus Globulus - also found in Breathe Again and can be soothing to muscles

Marjoram - known as the ‘herb of happiness’

Pine - shares similar properties with Eucalyptus Globulus and their actions are enhanced when combined

Eucalyptus Citriodora - traditionally used as a perfume in linen closets

Cypress - this oil gets things moving!

Eucalyptus Radiata - cleansing and purifying

Black Spruce - releasing and grounding properties

Peppermint - not just good for the belly, opens up the airways too

 

The four different varieties of Eucalyptus in the blend make it a powerhouse oil.

 

Usage:

Add an AromaGlide™ roller fitment to the top for easy roll-on application. Don't have a roller fitment? No problem! Just add a drop to the chest, back, or feet and rub in!

 

Roll on the spine, bottoms of feet, and chest every few hours and as needed.

SleepyIze is perfect for calming and relaxing the mind and body before bedtime (or naptime). 

Lavender - relaxing, harmonizing, balancing

Geranium - excellent for the skin, but also fosters peace, well-being, and hope

Roman Chamomile - calming, soothing, and perfect for adults, children, and pets

Tangerine - helps to maintain a healthy lifestyle

Bergamot - relaxing to the mind and body

Sacred Frankincense - mood-elevating and relaxing

Valerian - promotes feelings of relaxation and eases occasional restlessness

Ruta (Rue) - sleep-inducing properties

Usage:

Add an AromaGlide™ roller fitment to the top for easy roll-on application. Don't have a roller fitment? No problem! Just add a drop to the chest, back, or feet and rub in!

Roll on the spine, bottoms of feet, and chest before bedtime or naptime. 

Remember - these oils can be diffused too! Start with just a few drops and adjust as you see fit.

The name pretty much says it all, but it involves way more than you are probably thinking. You can grab this oil when your little one has some skin that needs soothing. You can even grab this oil to help ease emotional and mental hurt and stress... an area that sometimes we may tend to overlook.

Children have to work through some of the same feelings and emotions as adults do, but at times it can be harder for them to process. Oils have a powerful impact on the emotional center of the brain and can be a great tool when helping your little ones deal with emotional trauma of their own.

Idaho Balsam Fir - soothing and rejuvenating to the body and mind

Tea Tree - cleansing and supports healthy skin

Helichrysum - known for its restorative properties

Elemi - in the same botanical family as Frankincense and Myrrh (great for skin)

Cistus - honey-like scent, used for stress and trauma

Hinoki - energizing and uplifting to the mind

Clove - supports overall wellness, main ingredient in Thieves

Usage:

Apply Owie topically to improve the appearance of your child’s skin. Start with just a drop and adjust accordingly.

Speaking of the mind, that brings us to our last oil in the KidScents Collection -  GeneYus. This blend is perfect for helping young minds focus and concentrate on projects and the task at hand. Let’s be honest ... I’ve never met a kid who couldn’t use a little extra help in this area, have you??

This one is ‘THE BOMB’! Just wait until I tell you about all the different oils that make up this blend.

Sacred Frankincense - high in sesquiterpenes which send oxygen to the limbic system of the brain

Blue Cypress -used to aid in the body’s natural response to irritation and injury

Cedarwood - promotes a sense of security and peace

Idaho Blue Spruce - relaxing to the mind and body

Palo Santo - used to purify and cleanse negative energies

Melissa - soothing, calming, good for easing stress

Northern Lights Black Spruce - grounding

Bergamot - mood-lifting properties

Myrrh - balances the production of many vital hormones

Vetiver - grounding, calming, and stabilizing

Geranium - strengthening and revitalizing

Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood - emotionally balancing and grounding

Ylang Ylang - used for balancing both male and female energies

Hyssop - known for its purifying properties

Rose - very high vibrational frequency

Usage:

Apply to the skin as needed - some places to try: back of the neck, earlobes, forehead, etc.

Diffuse as needed. Start with a few drops and adjust as you see fit.

In addition to the line of KidScents oils, Young Living also offers a full array of KidScents products that can be used on your kiddos every single day, like toothpaste and shampoo, to ensure nothing but the best is being absorbed into their little bodies.

KidScents Slique Toothpaste

This is the perfect toothpaste for kids of all ages. It makes a great starter toothpaste during those crucial years when kids are getting their primary teeth, but will also carry them to their teenage years, gently cleaning their teeth and gums with safe and natural ingredients. That means NO synthetic dyes or flavors. The addition of Slique Essence and Thieves essential oils make this highly effective at keeping teeth whiter, gums healthier, and combating plaque.

KidScents Shampoo

Contains only the finest, natural ingredients for cleansing and balancing the pH of your children’s hair. You can have the peace of mind in knowing that no mineral oils, synthetic perfumes, artificial colorings, or toxic ingredients are being absorbed through your kiddos skin.

Be sure to check out the Bath Gel and Lotion, too, along with the KidScents supplements!

NOTE: If your kids are highly sensitive to gluten, please know that the shampoo, bath gel, and lotion all contain wheat germ oil. The Seedlings Line would be a great option for you instead!