Calming An Overactive Child

12:49 PM Posted by jo

An overactive child isn’t necessarily “hyperactive” and some children are overactive at certain times. Refined carbohydrates, MSG, food colors and additives have been known to cause over activity in children. Some children become hyperactive when they eat something they are sensitive to.

State of over stimulation and excitement may benefit from relaxation and sedative essential oils. These oils may also be beneficial in tantrums, anxiety attacks, and over tiredness.

Aromatherapy works on a subtle level. Relaxation oils are natural plant derivatives that may aid the body in relaxation, slowing the respiration and heart rate, and soothing an overstimulated nervous system.

The most effective methods utilizing aromatherapy are using those oils which cross the blood-brain barrier by inhalation. Massage is less direct but also effective. It is important to remember to use stated doses when using therapeutic relaxation oils and not too much. An opposite effect takes place if the oils are overused.

Calming Mist- a room spray to relax, this can be diffused in the air or sprayed on objects, if needed.

  • 1 cup distilled water 
  • 10 drops lavender 
  • 5 drops marjoram  
  • 2 drops sandalwood 
  • a spray bottle with mist nozzle 
  • add the drops to the spray bottle. Shake before spraying.

Aromatic baths are relaxing and calming, and using diffusers are a great way to spread the healing oils.

Other relaxing and calming oils are chamomile, clary sage, mandarin, marjoram, neroli, orange, sandalwood and tangerine.

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Johanna is an aromatherapist and an independent distributor of Young Living Essential Oils and Nature's Sunshine. She is passionate about educating people about health, essential oils, real food, natural remedies, and nutrition so they make healthier choices in their lives. She also runs Naturally Sports & Wellness together with her husband.  
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