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 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.
Dr. Mark Hyman says, “Autism is not a brain disorder, it’s a disorder that affects the brain.
So let’s use Essential oils to support the brain and nervous system!!
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 email@example.com 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/sensory processing/sensitivities are particularly sensitive to smell and may resist the use of oils. Applying to the feet, even after they are asleep, or put the diffuser inn the hall way to start or in their room after they go to sleep…there are ways can get you over this problem.
Here are my favourite oils to support 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.
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.
Console Touch is one of my ultimate must have oils for kids. This oil has stopped more meltdowns than I can count and fast!! Console promotes feelings of comfort and hope during times of loss or sadness. This proprietary blend combines the sweet and musky aroma of dōTERRA Console essential oil blend with Fractionated Coconut Oil for gentle application. Apply to the heart when feeling worried, sad, or unsettled. I don’t leave home without it!! Balance this with InTune Touch to for magic duo!
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. Best of all is is a blood coagulant which means when your child is upset abd has a bloody cut it will stop the blood fast without the need for plasters or intervention that could cause the meltdown to get worst.
For frustration, impatience, and anger use oils and blends that calm. Like Balance,Serenity, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Console, Intune or the kids Range. Applying to the feet, back of the neck, behind the knees, and diffusion are all suggested.
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.
On Guard 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.
DigestZen and Zendocrine in combination with On Guard these are powerful combination to support the gut flora and reduce unwanted parasites, bacteria and yeast overgrowths. I get my kids to swallow veggie capsule with these in but before they could I use to run these eon their feet or spines or use them in tea or smoothies.
The doTERRA detox/cold/flu support. “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
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.
DDR Prime is my newest favourite oil. The Cellular Complex blend also includes essential oils from Frankincense, Lemongrass, Summer Savory and Niaouli leaf, which help support a healthy immune response. I have found that DDR Prime is calming to the nervous system of sensitive kids. Soothe the body and the mind by taking a drop internally or combine with a carrier oil and massage into the skin. Supportive to the health of the brain and nervous system, and has had great results with speech days and brain function…use DDR Prime as daily overall wellness support.
Supports healthy cellular integrity
Protects body and cells from oxidative stress
Promotes overall cellular health
Supports the health of the brain and nervous system
Aids in a healthy immune response
Recipe: Fill a 10 ml roller bottle halfway full with fractionated coconut oil, then add 4 drops of Frankincense essential oil, 4 drops of DDR Prime essential oils, 2 drops turmeric 2 drops Zendocrine and 2 drops Copabia. Roller on the neck or spine twice a day.
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/Easy Air 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.
Copaiba is a resin, which Copaiba oil originates from, has been used medicinally since at least 1625 for the natural treatment of health concerns like bronchitis, chronic cystitis, chronic diarrhoea and haemorrhoids. Along side Easy Air I have found this to be a essentail oil for our home. It’s properties are also great for the skin and acne and soothes the nervous system and is anti-inflammatory. I love it with Turmeric and frankincense for its anti-inflammatory effects. Learn more here: https://nourishtohealth.com.au/2017/10/09/copaibavs-cbd-oil/
These oils are mazing and along side a healthy raw vegan plant lifestyle, fresh air and clean water they are there to support your families needs.
Well there’s loads there huh, and I could go on and on as there are so many supportive oils . . . but if you would like to talk more about these oils and which ones are right for your family call me on 0414967763 I would be happy to create an individual plan for your family and I would love to invite you to become a wellness member and join out supportive community to learn more.
Hannah Miles – Leading the Movement for ‘Detoxing & Spiritual Living’ for Families Touched by Health Conditions & Behavioural Difficulties ✨
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When life isn’t going to plan it can be easy to slip into feeling that things are just not going to get any better, especially when you’re faced with issues that seem out of your control, like the health of your children or yourself.
After our son William was diagnosed with autism, aged 2, I experienced a deep depression.
It wasn’t just the result of William’s diagnosis and the grief I felt for the loss of the future I’d imagined for my family and the diagnosis came after two years of struggling every day in what felt like battle zone.
For two years William’s behavior had challenged us, even when he was tiny he screamed every day. Add to this a difficult pregnancy with my second child, and my onset of chromic fatigue and fibromyalgia, and then our second son Edward was diagnosed with a global developmental delay.
I lost all hope. I felt that nothing good was ever going to happen for my family. I felt completely overwhelmed, i lost the will to live.
But, somehow, amongst the chaos that our lives had become, I chose to let go of the negative mindset I had developed and instead tried very hard to see my world with a positive mindset.
I chose to see the good in our lives. I chose to look past the negatives and appreciate each of the gains my boys made – no matter how small they were. I chose to investigate ways to live a healthier lifestyle. I chose a positive mindset, and I haven’t looked back each day I get stronger and more positive. I am now strong in my mind and live each day asa happy confident woman with a healthy family. That is somewhere back then I could never see happening.
Mindset is definitely a choice. Anyone can choose to focus on the positives and anticipate happiness, health and success – and be much better for it.
A positive mindset can give you the feeling that anything is possible and allows you to look forward with hope. It also gives you freedom to look innovatively at the challenges you face and find solutions that a negative mindset may have not allowed you to see.
Thinking positively also gives you an opportunity to see the help being offered by others, and to embrace it.
Alternatively, by choosing to think negatively you can be left feeling that the world is against you, people are there to hurt you, that there are no positives on the horizon and you may find yourself drawn to conflict or combative situations.
For families with autistic children, your day-to-day struggles will continue to overwhelm you and you may not have the strength to help you family make the best of every situation.
Is it time you chose a positive mindset and gave yourself permission to feel happy, recognise your achievements and look forward to the future with hope?
You can do this and I’m here if you would like me to help you and your family along the way.
Please contact me for a free consultation on how I can help you on your pathway to health. Mindset is the key!