Essential Oils to Help Children Sleep

December 21, 2018


Sleep is everything.


Whether you have an infant, toddler, elementary aged kiddo or teenager, you care about sleep in your household. Infants need up to 16 hours of sleep a day, toddlers need 11 - 14 hours of sleep, preschoolers need 10 - 13 hours, school-aged need 9 - 11, and teenagers need a minimum of 8 years a day.


When children don’t get the sleep they need, their physical, mental, and emotional development can be hindered. Our bodies heal better when we get enough sleep, our emotions and hormones are more balanced when we get the sleep we need, and everyone is just HAPPIER when they get good sleep.


As an infant sleep coach, one of my secret sleep aids is essential oils.   


Essential oils are known for their calming and soothing benefits.


Oils like lavender or frankincense can help your children sleep by creating a relaxing response in their body. Once they associate the aroma with sleep, their brain will have a positive sleep association with essential oils.  #WINNING


Our family has been using oils for over 5 years. We love using them in our diffusers, rolled onto our feet and dripped into our baths. We diffuse Serenity (the restful blend) or petitgrain essential oil in our daughter’s room every night. We also apply frankincense, Balance or On Guard (the protective, immune-boosting blend) on their feet and spines before bed. If you haven't jumped on the oil train yet, now is the time. I can help you get started. 


Ways to Use Essentials Oils to Promote Better Sleep:

  • Add 2 drops of calming essential oils to their bath to relax muscles.

  • Roll sleep-inducing oils like lavender and frankincense onto their feet and/or bedding to calm their mind. Rollerballs make application of the oils easy.

  • Diffuse essential oils in the bedroom before sleep time. Diffusers release the aroma into the room for a relaxing environment. Add 4 -6 drops of essential oils into the diffuser right before sleep time.


Top Oils for Sleep:

  • Lavender

  • Vetiver

  • Roman chamomile

  • Bergamot

  • Petitgrain

  • Frankincense

  • Serenity (the restful blend)

  • Balance (the grounding blend)


If you want to read more on essential oils and sleep, here is an eBook with more information. This book is packed with recipes and the best oils to use for sleep. You’ll love it!  


If you need to purchase these oils, I recommend using doTERRA oils. You can purchase them here: 


Contact me if you want to chat more or for help in selecting which oils to start with him your home. 


Hope you all get lots of great sleep tonight. 


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