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Has anyone used essentials oils for their child?

I'm from a more natural-living location, and some of my friends have suggested using essential oils to alleviate some of the issues we face with autism. Below is a snippet from a website dealing with medical use of oils... Has anyone done this, had success with it, or failed miserably with them?? Thank you!

"Note - Since many with ADD/ADHD, asperser's, or autism are highly sensitive to odors and sometime touch do not force the application of oils if it is a… read more

tags: essential oil oils

posted about 4 years ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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I use lavender, norali, and sandalwood, applying a drop or two to the base of his skull (brain stem region) in an upward motion twice/day or when he… read more

posted almost 4 years ago

Anyone out there using essential oils?

I recently attended a ladies event where I learned that essential oils can be targeted to treat behaviors in autism. Anyone already trying this or have any advice?

posted over 3 years ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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I have 3 on the spectrum that have been using ois for over a year Have repaced 9 medications feel free to text message me or call me (Phone number can… read more

edited, originally posted almost 2 years ago

Has anyone used the essential oils? Does it work? Which ones should we try?

I was asked today if we would like to try some essential oils. One of my parents at my works sells these oils. As i research more and more it seems people have seen great results in veitvar and lavendar oils for sleep and focus. Has anyone ever used essential oils for help like this? Have you seen results? What kinds of oils would you suggest we try at home for a child with ASD with SPD?

tags: Essential Oils vetiver Focus Can't sleep

posted over 1 year ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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We use lavender oil and epsom salt during bath time. Also, i will add some in his body lotion after bath.

posted over 1 year ago

use of essential oils with a 2yr old child with autism?

What essential oils have you used with a 2yr child with autism & allergies? What was the effectiveness?

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posted about 3 years ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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I didn't know that the EO Desk Ref and Aromatherapy for Healthy Children existed. Will order it right away.
Thanks for all of your ideas. My next EO… read more

posted about 3 years ago

Has anyone used Vetiver essential oils to any affect?

I see vetiver mentioned as good for autism and ADHD -- anyone with any experience?
A bit of lavender is totally calming my scaredy cat mild autistic 9 year old son, and I"m willing to pursue this, particularly after this study that showed some good results with essential oils

tags: aromatherapy essential oils vetiver

posted almost 4 years ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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I use EO's on my son. Cedarwood, vetiver, lavender and frank. All in a blend-for a base. He has adhd as well so that helps to calm him. For autism, I… read more

posted about 3 years ago

I am thinking of trying oils for my son. There are sooo many out there. Which ones are good ones to buy??

I am reading some great things about how oils can help with tantrums and speech with autistic children. there are so many different options out there and I was looking for some advice or experience from everyone. My son is 4.5 years old.

tags: #help Essential Oils

posted 10 months ago by A MyAutismTeam User

I use lavender and hemp oil in the bath

posted 10 months ago

essential oils

I was wondering if anyone used essential oils and which ones were the best. Also how did you use the oils. Carter gets a little over stimulated after school and we thought with peppermint we could get him to relax and then use lavender at night.

posted about 2 years ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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thank you all for the insight. we did use lavender last night just a little on his wrist and will start using a mist tonight because he actually was… read more

posted about 2 years ago

Essential Oils

I read somewhere that essential oils helps the ASD population. Do you have any to recommend for hyperactivity/impulsiveness? If so, how is it used?
@JillV can you add something?

posted about 2 years ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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It doesn't sound 'nuts'. There are several studies that prove deep pressure assists in calming autistic children. Many sensory integration specialists… read more

posted about 2 years ago

Essential Oils?!

Good morning and happy weekend!
Hearing rumblings of essential oils benefitting children with extra needs? Can anyone share their success and be specific about what oils, how to use them and what benefits are they getting in what ways for their kiddos!?

Thanks in advance!


posted 9 months ago by A MyAutismTeam User
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Just finding all of these now!!!!
I havnt been the best at navigating the MAT site especially the change a few weeks back!
You guys
Thanks sooooo… read more

posted 8 months ago
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