ADHD and Essential Oils – The Basics

ADHD and essential oils

ADHD and Essential Oils

ADHD and essential oils – I love essential oils and aromatherapy!  They can be used many different ways, solving everything from cleaning the sink, to motivating you through a workout, to improving your focus and concentration, to helping you relax and sleep at night.  The kids are adjusting to “back to school” and essentials oils are great to help with the transition.

Remember the three wise men that visited baby Jesus?  Two of the three gifts they brought (frankincense and Myrrh) were essential oils.  If you were on the fence before, that alone should confirm the value of essential oils.

What is an “Essential Oil”?

According to Wikipedia “An essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants.  Essential oils are also known as volatile oils, ethereal oils, aetherolea, or simply as the oil of the plant from which they are extracted, as in oil of clove.  An oil is “essential” in the sense that it contains the “essence of” of the plants fragrance – the characteristic fragrance of the plant from which it is derived.”

How can I use Essential Oils?

Essential oils can be used three different ways.

  1. Diffusion – using a diffuser is easy.  Simply fill it with water, and add 5-10 drops of essential oil and turn it on.  The diffuser will create a light, thin mist of fragrance. As you breathe in the mist, the oil’s beneficial properties will start to work immediately.
  2. Topical Application – Once you have diluted your pure essential oil with a carrier oil, such as fractionated coconut oil (FCO), it can be applied directly to the skin where it can be absorbed into the body.  Many lotions and skincare products can be made using essential oils, which are more beneficial to your body than commercial products sold in stores.
  3. Household – Essential oils can be used in the bath, in a spray bottle to apply to linens, mixed with distilled water (such as this distilled water 5l available online), vinegar or other oils to create clean, safe products for your home.

Which Brand should I purchase?

My favorite brand is Rocky Mountain Oils (RMO).  RMO oils are the highest quality oils and 100% Pure and Natural.  RMO oils are  independently tested twice.  Once before purchase from the the supplier and tested again before shipped to the customer.

They are also cruelty free and never test any of their products on animals.  This is important to me.  It tells me they are a compassionate company who has a vested interest in the world around them.

How Can I Use For “Back To School”?

Roll On Blends

Blends purchased as Roll On’s have already been diluted and are ready to use topically.  There is no measuring, mixing or guessing involved.  It’s like a “Turn Key” Essential Oil.

Focus and Concentration

Attention Assist helps focus your mind on a task at hand, such as studying or working on a project amid distraction. Attention Assist may also help calm and soothe the emotions, while providing a grounding effect. Use the oil to help clear mental cobwebs and fortify the mind. This roll-on comes pre-diluted at a five percent dilution and is safe to apply topically on adults.

Concentrate Essential Oil Blend’s Vetiver constituent helps focus concentration, reduce mental distractions, and sharpen awareness, which makes this blend a great choice to apply before school and during homework time. This blend is part of our Kids Line Collection. The roll-on comes pre-diluted at a 2% dilution and is safe to apply topically on children who are 2 years or older.

Depression, Anxiety and Stress

Clear Head Essential Oil Blend’s Basil constituent is known to help relieve occasional mental fatigue and head tension. This blend was created to have a calming and relaxing effect. This blend is part of our Kids Line Collection. The roll-on comes pre-diluted at a 2% dilution and is safe to apply topically on children who are two years or older.

Use Tranquility to help calm and soothe mind and body. Use the blend to inspire patience and calm everyday worries, while aiding with cessation of bad habits. This roll-on comes pre-diluted at a five percent dilution and is safe to apply topically on adults.

True Blue Essential Oil Blend is part of the Rocky Mountain Oils Relief collection. Its calming, soothing qualities promote peace and ease feelings of frustration. This roll-on comes pre-diluted at a five percent dilution and is safe to apply topically on adults.

Trouble Sleeping

Counting Sheep Essential Oil Blend’s Lavender (Hungary) constituent is known to encourage restful sleep while minimizing the effects of everyday stress and tension. Whether your child is afraid of monsters under the bed or nervous about tomorrow’s school play, Counting Sheep can help him or her drift off peacefully.

This blend is part of our Kids Line Collection. The roll-on comes pre-diluted at a two percent dilution and is safe to apply topically on children who are two years or older.

Blends

Focus and Concentration

Use Attention Assist to help focus your mind on a task at hand, such as studying or working on a project amid distraction. Attention Assist may also help calm and soothe the emotions while providing a grounding effect. Use the oil to help clear mental cobwebs and fortify the mind.

Recipes:

Attention Assist Mist Spray

35 drops Attention Assist
40 drops Pink Grapefruit
4 ounces Distilled Water
Add all ingredients to a 4 ounce, fine mist spray bottle. Shake well before every use. Liberally spritz room as often as needed. Can refill the water 2-3 times before needing to refill the oil.

Attention Assist Massage Cream

S30 drops Attention Assist
20 drops Bergamot FCF
1 teaspoon FCO
1 cup Shea Butter
Melt shea butter and add FCO. Blend in essential oils. Put in container and allow to cool completely. Close lid and label. Massage into back and chest as needed.

Use Brainstorm to help focus your thoughts, whether you’re studying or meditating. The oil also helps promote peace and balance in frustrating situations, and may help clear mental cobwebs.

Recipes:

Brainstorm Massage Cream Recipe

30 drops Brainstorm
1 teaspoon FCO
1 cup Shea Butter
Melt shea butter and add FCO. Blend in essential oils. Put in container and allow to cool completely. Close lid and label. Massage into shoulders and neck before school and before studying.

Brainstorm Mist Spray Recipe

75 drops Brainstorm
4 ounces Distilled Water
Add all ingredients to a 4 ounce, fine mist spray bottle. Shake well before every use. Liberally spritz room as often as needed. Can refill the water 2-3 times before needing to refill the oil.

Use Focusing, the enlivening fragrance to help uplift your mood and energize your mind. Focusing will help awaken the brain and may inspire deep breathing and sharper focus. Try diffusing it when you need to clear your thoughts and enhance alertness.

Recipes:

Focusing Massage Cream

30 drops Focusing
1 teaspoon FCO
1 cup Shea Butter
Melt shea butter, remove from heat, and add FCO. Blend in essential oils. Put in container and allow to cool completely. Close lid and label. Massage into shoulders, neck, and upper arms before studying or taking a test. Can also massage into feet at the beginning of the day.

Focusing Mist Spray

75 drops Focusing
4 ounces Distilled Water
Add all ingredients to a 4 ounce, fine mist spray bottle. Shake well before every use. Liberally spritz room as often as needed. Can refill the water 2-3 times before needing to refill the oil.

Use The Secret to help uplift and lend clarity to thoughts, especially during meditation. Diffuse in a space for increased focus and additional balance to everyday emotions. Use The Secret to awaken awareness and integrate internal energy allowing us to visualize our goals and dreams more vividly.

Caution: Some of the oils in this blend are hot when applied topically. To help protect skin, dilute and mix with a carrier oil before applying.