doTERRA Essentail Oils for Autism, ADHD and ADD…

doTERRA have so many beautiful oils for supporting your family. At the start of our journey I was hesitant to use Essential Oils (EO’s) as we were so sensitive to everything and didn’t understand how they could help us. However Autism has a habit of introducing you to things you never knew existed. Slowly I have introduced the oils into my home and over time began to adore them and their healing properties. Like all things it’s a balance . . . so no EO will be the “CURE’ to your condition or symptom, but they can help calm your children, detox your bodies, clean your home and break energy.

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Each doTERRA essential oil is also carefully and thoroughly tested using the strict CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® quality protocol. … The essential oils are liberated from the plant and carried away by the steam. When the steam cools, the water and oils naturally separate and the oil is collected, as you all know by now only the purest best food or water will enter our lives and thats why I will only ever recommend this company. They are ethical, vegan, sustainable and eco friendly. They give back to the planet and look after their members. To retail  purchase these beautiful oils you can contact me on 0414967763 or if you would like to join the beautiful doTERRA family and have a wholesale account with no lock-in reorders and with the opportunity to get free monthly oils and incentives and grow a business please email me on hannah@nourishtohealth.com.au to discuss this more.

How to Apply Essential Oils.

  • Topically, by mixing a few drops with fractionated coconut oil then applying to the base of the neck with a roller ball.
  • Adding a few drops to a diffuser (make sure the diffiser is in the same room as the child)
  • Adding one or two drops directly on the child. (Be careful with this as some oils are considered hot and can burn, so look at the label beforehand.) These are my favourite oils that I use daily.

Since many with ADD/ADHD, aspergers, or autism are highly sensitive to odours and sometime touch, do not force the application of oils if it is a negative experience as this will build experiential resentment towards their use in the future. Many times it is successful letting them make their own selection from a few choices of oils. Some kids with autism are particularly sensitive to smell and may resist the use of oils. Applying to the feet, even after they are asleep, can get you over this problem.

Here are my favourite oils for Autism, ADHD and ADD and to support ASD parents.

One of the first oils we tried was peppermint. My youngest used to get chest infections and high fever, and since I didn’t want to use medications. I used peppermint as a fever reducer and it works! It also helps with migraines, increasing oxygen if your tired and stomach pains. I put a drop right on his forehead.  But it is ideal to have a roller bottle with a mixture of the peppermint oil and a carrier oil like doTERRA fractionated coconut oil. You can then rub this mixture on the forehead or the back of the neck.

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Another essential in your house and a regular in my home and handbag would be Lavender. It works great for relaxing and winding down before bedtime as it relaxes the nervous system. This is a great oil for those kids that can’t go to bed or don’t sleep well during the night. Using lavender helps you sleep longer at night, it also helps you sleep deeper. Lavender alone may not be enough for you so I would suggest for those really wired kids using Vetiver too. I put the diffuser on at night and this helps as well as putting some in a spray bottle with water to mist the pillow cases and sheets or dab it directly on the pillow or their soft toy. Lavender is great for cuts as it stops the bleeding, and for bites, eczema (use in the bath or with a carrier oil) and bruises. You can also add it to your face cream for extra moisture too ladies!

Vetiver as I just mentioned is amazing for deep sleep and great for those who have insomnia. Vetiver is psychologically grounding, calming, and stabilising for the nervous system. It helps with night terrors, restlessness, balancing emotions and ADHD. It was studied by Dr. Terry Friedmann for improving children’s behavior with ADD and ADHD in 100% of children in his study aged between 6-14. It may help people cope with stress and recover better from emotional trauma and shock. This oil helps quiet an overactive, exhausted or stressed mind. Also, it a great choice in helping to control anger, irritability, or neurotic behavior. We have found it helpful for calming William from his meltdowns when he was younger and currently if he gets over excited or worried and his nervous system gets overwhelmed. Watch how they source this amazingly powerful oil here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFYFgNSxYxk For school children that need help during the school day or may have ADD or need improved concentration, a necklace with a pendant that will absorb the oil can make it available all day or a sandalwood necklace that will absorb the oil or even dabbing some on there shirt collar.

Cedarwood I use in combination with Lavender. Cedarwood helps to stimulate the pituitary and pineal glands. It can also aid in increasing melatonin levels naturally starting to calm the kids down ready for dinner, bath and bed routine. It also can help with good sleep at night and focus during the next day. I pick the kids up from school when they are tired but excited and this if not managed can lead to meltdowns as they are often hungry too. So I hang my ‘smelly balls’ http://www.cocodaydream.com.au/smellyballshop in my car with cedarwood and lavender on them and within 5 minutes of them being in the car they both start calming down and talking about there day. If they are not at school I use this combination in my diffuser. Cedarwood is also great for edema and achy legs.

Frankincense the king of oils and my favourite!! It’s my go to oil for everything from cuts, anti-ageing and skin issues. It is extremely helpful in regenerating cells, calming and relaxing and promoting higher levels of consciousness in mediation as it stimulates the limbic system of the brain. This part of the brain controls instincts and mood and helps with epilepsy. It is very good at bringing a hyper or excited child down into his or her body and grounding them again. You can get it in a roller ball blend called InTune which is great to carry for trips to the supermarket or outings that might send your child off into a meltdown or into stimming. InTune is a special blend (Amyris, Frankincense, Lime, Patchouli, Roman Chamomile, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang) prepared to enhance focus and support healthy thought processes, good for homework and concentration at school or the office. Don’t be put of with the price of frankincense as it is such an all round oil it will be an essential to your families needs.

Helichrysum italicum is considered a medicinal plant with many promising pharmacological activities because it operates as a natural antibiotic, antifungal and antimicrobial. Allergies, acne, colds, coughs, skin inflammation, wound healing, constipation, indigestion and Acid Reflux, liver diseases, gallbladder disorders, inflammation of the muscles and joints, infections, candida, insomnia, stomachaches
and bloating . . . wow thats one oil! yup its up there with frankincense and the go to oil and a must for an ASD family.

For frustration, impatience, and anger use oils and blends that calm. Like Balance, Serenity, Lavender, Ylang Ylang. Applying to the feet, back of the neck, behind the knees, and diffusion are all suggested.

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You can make up blends to help with calming, relaxation and serenity within the home. This is one of my favourite to make up in a rollerball.

14 drops Vetiver
5 drops Ylang Ylang
3 drops Frankincense
2 drops Clary Sage
1 drop Marjoram
5 drops Lavender

Fill the remaining space of the roller bottle with doTERRA fractionated coconut oil.

Another blend you can make up yourself for meltdowns is:

15 drops Peppermint
20 drops Frankincense
85 drops Vetiver
15 drops Helichrysum
10 drops Bergamot
10 drops Sandalwood
5  drops Cinnamon
10 drops Lemon (it facilities absorption)

onGAURD is the only medical first aid kit you will ever need! It helps boost your immune systems and protect against flu, colds, and viruses. As this is a hot oil (meaning it feels warm on the skin, always dilute it for kids. Adults can have it neat on their feet) Simple add 5 drops to  15 drops of fractionated coconut and rub on your kids feet at night once they have gone to bed. You can also get beedlets that you swallow too and throat sweets or you can make up a throat gargle with it too. You can dilute it with water and use it to clean your kitchen with and it’s ideal for your diffusers, killing of all bad bacteria and microbes and moulds and kill air bourne pathogens. It’s great to clear stuck energy too and I often use a spray bottle with water to clear a room. It works as great hand sanitiser and i make up a small 15ml spray bottle  with 10 drops of oil and carry it in my bag.

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The doTERRA Flu Bomb. “It really, really works!! A more natural alternative to the toxic flu shot.”

  • 3 drops  Oregano 
  • 5 drops  OnGuard 
  • 5 drops Tee Tree (Melaleuca) 
  • 5 drops  Lemon

 

~OR~

  • 3 drops Peppermint
  • 2 drops Oregano
  • 2 drops Frankincense
  • 2 drops OnGuard

Put this in a Veggie Cap and take every 3 to 4 hours or as needed.

Another way is applying topically with fractionated coconut oil. This is great for using on young children.

Another way is for children to put oregano, melaleuca and OnGuard essential oil blend on their feet (1 drop of each and apply every 2-3 hours).
You can also can add 2 to 3 drops of On Guard essential oil blend.

Basil is great for those kids on the spectrum who are low functioning as it stimulates the nervous system and wakes up the brain, and helps with concentration, increases focus. We used this on Edward lots when he was behind on his fine and gross motor skills and speech.

Oregano the queen of oils. It’s anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and a anti-septic to the respiratory system also antiviral and an immune stimulant. There is no need for antibiotics from the Doctor when you have this oil. 1-2 weeks of taking this oil before winter and you will sale through with no nasty bugs. If you come down with gastro, a virus or cold or flu start taking this for 3-4 weeks. It is also very good for wounds and fungus infections.

Tee Tree (Melaleuca) is amazing for ear infections. Either run a bath and get you child to bath there whole head in covering the art or simple place some diluted around the outside of the ear. In extreme cases you could add 1 drop in a carrier oil and drop it in to the ear canal it self.

Breathe is the perfect blend for asthma, croup, colds, exercising, coughs, tightness in the chest or for sore throats and the elimination of bacteria and viruses from the body as it opens up the airways. Simple put a diffuser in your child’s room with 5-10 drops in and let them fall asleep. You could add a few drops to there pillow too.

These oils are mazing and along side a healthy raw vegan lifestyle, fresh air and clean water they are there to support your families needs.

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Well there’s loads there huh, and I could go on and on . . . but if you would like to talk more about these oils and which ones are right for your family call me on 0414967763.

Why use natural cleaning products for you’re home?

Using natural products in your home and removing all chemicals and supermarket bands may be the missing key in gaining optimum health and overall wellness you need. Our skin is our largest organ and absorbs every chemical we come into contact with.

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When our health was really bad the boys and I were sensitive to even the most natural of products and we washed our clothes with soap nuts and I cleaned the house with vinegar, lemon and bi-carb. My liver couldn’t cope with smells scents and perfumes and intense smells would make Williams behaviorist problems worsen. We are able to cope with organic essential oils and natural smells now and love the doTERRA range of oils and cleaning products. Luckily there’re are so many great products on the market that are free of Petrol-chemicals and other nasty chemicals and fake sents. I love Kin Kin range. There Dishwasher powder is safe for my family and I don’t have to worry about rinses them before they eat off the plates from the dishwasher. They have a great Laundry range too and washing up liquids. You can get their range through

http://www.naturallyhome.com.au

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http://www.kinkinnaturals.com.au/products.html

Also to clean my house I use the Essentail oil range from Natures Direct. They have a whole range for everything from glass cleaning to their amazing oven cleaner! It’s a concentrated oil that you dilute in water in the bottles they supply, so it last ages. They have brilliant cloths, mops and bits  and bobs to help. If there products work on my oven then they’ll work on any house!

http://www.naturedirect.com.au

I also love doTERRA’s onGUARD’s laundry and cleaning range and using the essential oils around my home in my diffusers and in homemade spare bottles or on my pillows. You can purchase these oils through myself or talk to me about joining the doTERRa family and getting wholesale priced oils and regular free oils.

hannah@nourishtohealth.com.au if you would like to talk more about these amazing oils.

 

Cleaning out the chemicals from your home.

So you have started drinking green smoothies and eating more vegetables buying more organic fruit and vegetables and you even might be looking at fermenting your own vegetables, or removing grains from your diet. But what about the chemicals you put on the outside of your skin? Your skin is your largest organ and it goes through a lot, but also absorbs a lot. The fumes and toxins in the atmosphere you can’t control unless you are lucky enough to live away from most of us. But the ones you bring into your home and use on your skin you can control.

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Now I’m the first to put on make up, do my nails and dye my hair . . . it’s not about giving up on your appearance just making healthier choices. There are so many great products out there now and even since I started in the organic industry there’re fantastic and stand up against most of the chemical versions.

Becoming used to reading labels and asking questions is key. Remember “Natural” “Organic” and “Sensitive Skin” can be labelled on anything. Another shocking fact I leant to from watching ‘The Human Experiment’ that I strongly recommend every one watch, is that a chemical can be released on to the market, and on the shelves in your local store without any testing to prove its safe!! If YOU the consumer wants to prove its unsafe then you have to fight them in long expensive court battles to win and get it removed. The other thing most people don’t realise is, that say your shower tile foam has been proved safe (which it most certainly has not) when you mix it with your shower screen spray it might then create  another chemical that the vapours are then toxic. You risk your own health using such highly toxic chemical in your home.

Here are a few nasties to look out for: (keep in your purse and check against your products) some you will know and some will be disguised.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate: these are the most toxic ingredients on this list. When used in combination with other chemicals, they can form nitrosamines, a deadly class of carcinogen. They are used to clean engines, garage floors and at car washes. AND still the most popular ingredients for makeup, shampoo and conditioner and toothpaste. Exposure causes eye damage, depression, diarrhea and many other ailments.

Acrylamide: Found in many hand and face creams. Studies suggest it may cause breast tumors.

Talc: has been linked to ovarian and testicular cancer. It can be found in makeup, baby and adult powders and foundation. (so say no to talc when you have your wax ladies)

Fragrance: is a euphemism for nearly 4,000 different ingredients. Most “fragrances” are synthetic and are either cancer-causing or otherwise toxic. Exposure to fragrances has been shown to affect the central nervous system. “Fragrances” are found in most shampoos, deodorants, sunscreens, skincare and body care products.

Alcohol: ethanol, ethyl alcohol, methanol, benzyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol and SD alcohol and is very drying and irritating for the skin. Alcohols strip away the skin’s natural acid mantle, making you more vulnerable to bacteria, moulds and viruses. May promote brown spots and premature aging of skin.

PEG (Polyethylene Glycol): PEG’s are most commonly used in spray-on oven cleaners and in many hair and skin products. PEG’s main fuctions are to dissolve oil and grease. Thus, on the body, they take the protective oils off the skin and hair, making them more vulnerable to other toxins.

Dioxane: (a synthetic derivative of coconut). Widely used in skin care products. Usually contains high concentrations of 1,4-dioxane, easily absorbed through the skin. 1,4-dioxane is considered a chemical “known to cause cancer.” It is a by-product of the cancer-causing petrochemical ethylene oxide, which is used as part of a process called ethoxylation, which makes harsh ingredients milder.

1,4-Dioxane: is also suspected of being a kidney toxicant, neurotoxicant and respiratory toxicant, among others.

Mineral oil: liquid paraffin, paraffin wax, petrolatum – a petroleum by-product that coats the skin to keep in moisture. It clogs the pores, interferes with skin’s ability to eliminate toxins, encouraging acne and other disorders. Can cause photosensitivity and strips the natural oils from the skin causing chapping and dryness, also premature ageing. Any mineral oil derivative can be contaminated with cancer causing PAH’s (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons). Skincare manufacturers use mineral oil because it’s cheap.

DEA (Diethanolamine), MEA (Monoethanolamine), TEA (Triethanolamine): These three chemicals are hormone-disrupting chemicals that can form cancer-causing agents, research indicates a strong link to liver and kidney cancer. They are commonly found in shampoos, soaps, bubble baths, sunscreens and facial cleansers. It’s often the sun burning the sunscreen and mostirizers that causes skin cancer not the sun its self.

Phthalates and Parabens
Banned by the European Union in 2003, phthalates and parabens are a group of chemicals commonly used as preservatives in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. They keep hairsprays sticky and bacteria and fungus out of things like nail polish and perfume. Both have demonstrated themselves to be carcinogenic and particularly linked to breast cancer endocrine system, as well as causing allergic reactions and skin rashes.Also known asinterfere with the body’s endocrine system, as well as causing allergic reactions and skin rashes.Also known as methyl, propyl, butyl, and ethyl widely used as a preservative in skin care products (including moisturizers)

Phenol carbolic acid: Found in many lotions and skin creams. Can cause circulatory collapse, paralysis, convulsions, coma and even death from respiratory failure.

Rancid natural emollients: Natural oils used in skin care products should be cold pressed. When oils are refined, they are stripped of vital nutrients and also contain poisonous trans fatty acids. Natural oils can also go rancid if kept past their use-by date.

Toluene: Made from petroleum or coal tar, and found in most synthetic fragrances. Chronic exposure linked to anemia, lowered blood cell count, liver or kidney damage, and may affect a developing fetus. Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) contains toluene. Other names may include benzoic and benzyl.

Triclosan: An anti-bacterial agent, widely used in skin care products (also used in weed killers). There is evidence to suggest triclosan may contribute to creating strains of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics, due to its wide use in skin care products. (no anti-bacterial hand wash, or hand sanitizers or soaps)

Petrolatum: is a petrochemical that contains two well-known carcinogens: Benzo-A-Pyrene and Benzo-B-Fluroanthene. As you might imagine from a petroleum derivative, petrolatum prevents the skin breathing and excreting.

I know this list seems long but they are good at adding chemicals under new names and adding them into the organic natural ranges too. 

 A few products I use:

I have changed to Butter nail polish and Prissy nail polish as a better alternative. And there are more natural nail polish removers on the market now.

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 I change my products especially my shampoo and conditioner depending on where I buy it but they always are free from the nasties.

I love Theres Kerr Divine tooth mouse and mouth wash and her deodorant really works and my husband loves it too (that was hard getting him away from roll on cheap brands).

http://divinebytheresekerr.com

or doTERRA onGUARD tooth gel to which you can purchase through me on hannah@nourishtohealth.com.au

Vanessa Megan essential oils pufume as I had not worn perfume for 2 years and missed it so was so happy to find this one to use form time to time, I also use doTERRA essential oils to make up my own perfume blends.

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I use Colloidal silver for many beauty needs and as a natural Anti-biotics to. I use Witch Hazel as a skin toner and for burns and doTERRA Tea tree for spots or fungal infections, ear aches or water clogged ears and on my nails. Good old coconut oil comes out a lot for a moisturiser to oil pull and mixed with Bi-carb as a heavy duty deodorant for the gym.  Apple cider Vinegar is great toner for the skin and removes sunscreen and lovely in the bath to deeply clean. I use Epsom Salt and Bi-Carb in the bath with doTERRA lavender oil. Cocolove makes https://www.cocoloco.net.au her own sunscreen which is only natural ingredients and really works as a great Sunscreens for the days that are above 25 and for when kinder insist on the boys wearing it, but mostly we wear hats and cover our skin and use avocado oil, hazelnut and coconut oil which a natural sun blocks of unto SPF 15. Short burst of exposer daily without sunscreen protects your skin from burning and gives you that much needed vitamin D.  (since stopping using mainstream chemical sunscreens I no longer burn and have red sore patches)

I love dry brushing to remove toxins and exfoliate my skin and use a glove I can wash or a brush and change it regulay.  Followed by magnesium oil to keep my levels up or magnesium flake baths.

I go to a organic hair salon in Mullumbimby to have my hair dyed and they use as natural as possible hair dyes.

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I discovered Ere Perez make up about 8 years ago and have loved it ever since. It’s range keeps expanding and holds up to most professional ranges without the harmful chemicals or nasty animal products. I also like Dr Hauschka and Eye of Horus mascara is amazing  too.

http://ereperez.com

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As with food, swap 1 product a week and slowly make the changes. It’s not about rushing to buy it all and throwing everything out.

Please check out Nicole Bijlsma from Healthy Homes. She is the guru on safe homes chemicals and how to rid your home of moulds, toxins and things that can caused long term health complaints and talks about electrical energy wi-fi and the dangers of microwaves. Her book is great.

http://healthyhomeguru.blogspot.com.au

Enjoy making the healthy choices and making your home safe x x