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Natural ADHD Alternatives Essential Oils That Help

Updated on May 26, 2017

My Experience With ADHD

I have dealt with ADHD kids for many years. I wish I had known then what I know now about Essential Oils. My son was very hyper and had a hard time focusing on any one thing. He was always in trouble in school. I would hear the same thing from his teachers at every conference, "he only listens to about half of the directions". I would sit up late some nights helping him with school projects, only to find out later that he didn't even turn them in. He would do his assignments and not get any credit for them because he forgot to turn them in. My son is a very intelligent person, he can usually figure anything out if you give it to him. He just couldn't figure out how to concentrate, it was not something he had any control over.

My son had a very difficult time keeping friends. He would make friends, but couldn't seem to keep them. It was heartbreaking. I couldn't help him, though I tried for years.

I could never figure out how someone so intelligent could be so scatter brained. People used to tell me he should be on medication, but I was totally against those ADHD drugs, even though I didn't know anything about them. I just didn't feel right putting him on them. Later I felt guilty because I thought maybe he would have done better if I had. How do you decide?

He's an adult now and I don't think it is as bad, although I don't see him very often. He had a son, whom his father and I ended up raising for the first 5 years of his life. It was like raising my son all over again. My grandson was so much like his father it was crazy. I once again felt helpless, watching him go through the same things my son had.

Essential Oils I Have Used For ADHD

When my grandson was about 3 1/2, I started using Essential Oils for some health issues my daughter was having. Gradually I started introducing more and more oils into our first aid kit. We were learning that there was an essential oil for almost any ailment.

I would never have thought that an essential oil would help with something like nerves and focus. Then someone told me that certain essential oils would help with nervous tension and also help hyperactive kids to calm down. I figured it couldn't hurt to give it a try, but really wasn't expecting a big difference.

I started by using Lavender Oil on the bottoms of his feet at night when I put him to bed. It seemed like he was getting out of bed less frequently. Then I found an oil blend called Balance by Doterra. It is a blend of Spruce, Rosewood, Frankincense and Blue Tansy. I started putting that on him in the morning and afternoon. He seemed less agitated throughout the day. I felt like he was having less issues with other kids and he seemed a lot more calm throughout the day.

My grandson has since gone to live with his mother so I rarely use the essential oils on him anymore, but I felt like they were really starting to help him.

I have another grandson, who has more nervous tension then the other 2 combined. We recently started trying some of the oils on him. I gave him a bath with Lavender oil one night and instead of getting up 10 times that night, he only got up once.

Essential Oils For ADHD & Hyperactive Kids

Standard medical treatment for ADHD can have many adverse side effects such as headache, dizziness, insomnia, anxiety and hallucinations, to name a few.

Essential Oils are all natural and have no adverse side effects.

The molecules of Essential oils are very tiny, most of which can pass through the blood-brain barrier and directly heal the brain. This makes them extremely effective in healing brain disorders.

It is always better to try natural alternatives especially when it comes to our kids. What harm can it do to try an essential oil before putting your child on a potentially harmful drug. You may be surprised at the results.

Wouldn't it be nice if you could find something that would help your child focus, enjoy school and make and keep friends. Try some of these oils, especially the Blends. If one doesn't help much, don't give up, try another one. Everyone is different, so everyone's needs are also different. Keep Trying and Good Luck.

I Recommend Only 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils

Essential Oil Diffuser

Try using any of the following Essential Oils in your child's bath or mix with a carrier oil such as Olive oil, Fractionated Coconut oil or Jojoba, and rub on the bottom of their feet. I especially like the Lavender, an hour or so before bedtime. Optimally you can use these oils in a diffuser.

With children you may want to purchase a Terra Cotta Pendant. You put a drop or two on the pendant and they wear it around their neck, so they are getting the aroma all day.

Essential Oils:

Cedarwood - Commonly used by massage therapists, known for calming and relaxing

Clary Sage - alleviates depression, anxiety, restlessness and insomnia.

Lavender - Well known for it's sedative effects. Decreases blood pressure, relaxes the body and calms the mind.

Lemon Balm - calms nervous tension and helps you to focus. Also good for stress, insomnia and irritability. A good antidepressant and sedative.

Vetiver - a grounding oil used for stress, depression and insomnia. Can help increase focus.

Ylang Ylang - has a sedative effect, decreases blood pressure, increases attentiveness and alertness.

How to Apply Oils for Focus & Attention

Essential Oil Blends for ADHD

Balance - contains Spruce, Rosewood, Frankincense and Blue Tansy, and has a powerful calming effect on your central nervous system.

In Tune - focus blend, contains Amyris, Patchouli, Frankincense, Lime, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood, and Roman Chamomile. Promotes calmness, focus and a balanced state of mind. Sustains focus, for people who have a hard time staying on task and improves attention span.

Serenity - contains Lavender, Sweet Marjoram, Roman Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood and Vanilla Bean Extract. Relaxing blend that calms and soothes stress and anxiety.

Video on Focus Essential Oil Blend


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      Andy James 

      7 years ago from London

      I can't imagine how hard dealing with ADHD is, I think you are very strong. Thanks for a great article, I found it really interesting.



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