Essential Oils to Help Your Child with Special Needs

Special needs Essential Oils

There are so many testimonies of people experiencing positive changes to their health or their children's health after using essential oils that I just had to give it a try for myself and for my two sons who both have special needs. I've since fallen in love with essential oils and don't know what I would do without them!

Essential oils are the oils extracted from plant parts (flowers, bark, leaves, etc) used for aromatic or medicinal purposes. Each oil has different benefits for our physical and emotional health.

With essential oils you get what you pay for, and so I only recommend Young Living or DoTerra essential oils, though I personally am a member of Young Living and enjoy a 24% off discount and would be happy to help you get signed up and help answer any questions you have about Young Living and oils for your special needs child(ren) if you are interested. Some companies dilute their oils or add other (potentially toxic) ingredients to keep their cost down, which defeats the purpose of using essential oils for its healing properties.

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Disclaimer: I have done a lot of research on essential oils and love sharing what I've learned with others, but I am not a medical professional. Please remember to do your own research thoroughly before using essential oils for safety. Also, Young Living products are not intended to treat or cure any disease or disorder, though they can support general health and wellness.

Our testimony using essential oils and why I love them so much

One day, I was putting a drop of Joy essential over my heart (this special needs parenting journey is hard and oils can help us with our emotions and our health too!) My older son was watching what I was doing and indicated he wanted some. At that time he was about four years old, he only said about 10 words and was in speech therapy. He was always very quiet, very serious, and preferred to keep to himself, rarely playing with others or his two-year-old little brother.

But I figured a drop of Joy (blended into a carrier oil) couldn’t hurt and so I rubbed a drop of Joy on his heart. A few minutes later, I heard him laughing and went to see what was going on–it was a sound I didn’t hear much. He was playing and laughing with his little brother, and that day at his speech therapy appointment, he said a few new words! His speech therapist was amazed at his change in personality. We were too! Joy is now an oil that I apply over his heart weekly and if I miss a week we notice a difference in his personality and his speech. Because of this incredible story, I now call our essential oils our drops of joy. :)

Using Essential Oils to Help Your Special Needs Child

Recommended Essential Oils for Brain Function:

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Recommended Essential Oils for General Health:

I hope you see some wonderful benefits to the health and wellness of every member of your family, especially your precious child(ren) using essential oils. Leave any comments or questions in the comment section below, or shoot me an email, I would be glad to help you out! If you want to sign up with Young Living, feel free to contact me with any questions or go ahead and sign up here and I'll help you on your Young Living journey.