During the scary season, here’s a reassuring way to introduce children (and their parents) to the emotional benefits of essential oils! A suspenseful tale about confronting nighttime terrors shows kids how to use oils for courage, calm, and restful sleep. This engaging booklet includes recipes for diffuser blends, roll-on vials, and misting sprays. A “baby zombie” plush doll with an absorbent diffusing “brain” is sold separately.
If you have kids, you’ve probably struggled to get them to fall asleep at night. And we need sleep just as much as they do, so it’s time to help them fall asleep faster and sleep through the night. Orange essential oil is great for relieving anxiety, nervousness, and insomnia. It also promotes calming and peaceful energy. Combined with lavender—known to help with relaxation and sleep—this simple cream is perfect for helping your little ones relax and sleep well at night.
[recipe title=”Sleeping Cream for Kids” servings=”Yield=2 oz. (50 ml)” time=”5–10 minutes” difficulty=”Easy”]
Soften the coconut oil, but don’t melt it. Add the essential oils, and beat on high with a hand mixer for a couple minutes, or until the coconut oil is whipped and creamy and the oils are mixed in.
Transfer the cream to the glass jar.
Rub a small amount of cream on each of your children’s feet at the beginning of their bedtime routine. Proceed with the rest of the bedtime routine, tuck your kids in, and watch the cream work its magic as they drift off to dreamland!
This sleeping cream makes a perfect gift for friends with kids or grandparents that love to watch your kids!
Store this cream at room temperature. If it’s too cold, it will harden and be difficult to apply; too hot, and it will melt.
Make your own beeswax yarn strips for a fun sensory activity for your children. These strips are fun to bend into shapes to create a picture or sculpture. They also make a great quiet activity to take with you on the go.
Melt the beeswax in a small crock pot or double boiler.
Once the wax is melted, add the jojoba oil.
Cut your yarn to the desired length (9 inches [23 cm] is a good starting point).
Add the yarn to the melted beeswax-jojoba mixture.
Once the yarn is completely covered in wax, remove the yarn from the crock pot using a toothpick or bamboo skewer, and lay out in individual strips to dry. (We laid our strips on a plastic grocery bag.)
Once the wax dries, have fun creating pictures and sculptures with your waxed yarn strips!
If desired, you can add essential oil to the wax mixture for an additional sensory experience. Start with 2–4 drops, and then add more depending on your preference for scent.