Aromatherapy has been a matter of debate since times immemorial, however despite what any one must say, the ones with in-depth understanding of it and the ones using it sweat by it. And as surprising as it may sound, a lot of them are parents and have used the benefits of aroma therapy to manage their kids. A lot of eyebrows must have gone up at that last statement thinking and considering using aroma therapy for their kids too! Here are some rather surprising benefits of aroma therapy that are bound to make your life a lot easier.
1. Pure natural essential oils from the citrus family like lime, lemon, oranges etc. are known to bring about alertness in kids and adults alike. Smelling these makes you feel freehand energetic to take on the day. Use a diffuser or just spray some in the room when wanting to wake the kids up in the morning. The kids will start associating the smell with feeling of waking up freehand full of energy and will react similarly day after day. Something so simple can making waking the kids up happy a breeze, and quite literally so!
2. Bed time stories: Anything routine with kids is bound to give you trouble, be it waking kids up in the morning or putting them to bed at night. While waking them up is taken care of, the question for a bed time solution awaits an answer. The answer to all your bed time woes is the oh so soothing lavender essential oil. Lavender is known to have soothing and calming effects on people. Using the oil around bed time during the bath or in their room after will help putting the kids to bed easier. Similarly, lavender can also calm a hyper toddler and soothe a stressed one. Lavender creates a very relaxing and soothing environment.
3. Study tales: Given the kid’s increasingly decreasing attention span this aromatherapy hack will come as a blessing. Using fragrances form the mint family can help children retain and recall what they have studied. It is as simple as having their room smell of a certain essential oil when they are studying and then giving them a hanky dabbed in the same essential oil when they go about writing their tests.
4. Mosquito protection: Essential oils of citronella, lavender, eucalyptus, lemon grass etc. are known to keep mosquitoes away. No better way to keep your kids smelling great and safe from mosquitoes. One can either buy or make their own DIY sprays to keep the kids mosquito safe. Either ways as long as the essential oils used are natural and pure, your kids will smell terrific all through the mosquito wars.
Aromatherapy deals with very potent and highly concentrated oils, so be very careful when using them for kids. Educate yourself about it or consult an expert in your vicinity to know what aromatherapy oils suit your child, for what purpose you will be using it and how it needs to be use for maximum benefits. Yes, aromatherapy is amazing with kids, when used as prescribed under adult supervision.