Sniffling or sneezing? Try this kid friendly diffuser blend to help break up congestion and combat school germs.
Diffusing essential oils is a wonderful way to help you feel better. Eucalyptus is a well known respiratory health oil, I really love to use it in the winter months especially. When it comes to using eucalyptus with kids, the best type is Eucalyptus dives (aka Peppermint Eucalyptus).
Eucalyptus dives does not have the high content of 1,8 cineole as the other types of eucalyptus oil (Eucalyptus radiata, Eucalyptus globulus, Eucalyptus smithii). This component can cause breathing problems in young children.
I like to air on the side of caution when it comes to children and essential oils. Eucalyptus dives is not as popular as some of the other eucalyptus oils, but it is perfect if you are using on children. Read more about Eucalyptus dives essential oil uses and benefits.
You can get this kid friendly oil from Plant Therapy:
The other essential oil in this blend is cypress. It is also a great respiratory support oil that is kid friendly. If suffering from seasonal allergies or cold/flu symptoms then you'll love the therapeutic properties of cypress.
Sniffles 'N Sneezes Diffuser Blend
- 3 drops Eucalyptus dives
- 2 drops Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)
Add essential oils to diffuser with recommended water.
You can also make this blend into a roller bottle recipe and apply to chest and back for respiratory support.
Sniffles 'N Sneezes Roller Blend
Add essential oil drops to roller bottle, fill rest of bottle with jojoba oil, apply to chest and back as needed. Learn more about Essential Oil Roller Blends.
Learn More About Diffusing Essential Oils
Diffusing essential oils is a wonderful way to get aromatherapy into your life and environment so you can enjoy the health and wellness benefits, here are some other posts to help you learn more about diffusing.
- What Is An Essential Oil Diffuser
- Benefits of Diffusing Essential Oils
- Ceramic Diffuser - Do's & Don'ts of Diffusing
- How To Use An Essential Oil Diffuser
- 7 Easy Aromatherapy Diffuser Blends
- 8 Aromatherapy Diffuser Blends For Mood
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