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
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?
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?
What essential oils have you used with a 2yr child with autism & allergies? What was the effectiveness?
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 https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2013/05...
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.
Please let me know. Trying very hard to stay off pills
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.
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?