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We've all heard about the benefits of adults doing a cleanse for detoxification purposes but did you know that you can help your children feel well and draw toxins from their bodies by simply doing a simple detox bath for kids?
No matter how “green” we make our homes, kids are still exposed to many toxins, chemicals and germs on a daily basis. These chemical toxins come in through our foods, water, air and personal care products despite our best efforts.
Everyday chemicals are detrimental to your child's health, DNA and endocrine system and get stored in the body. There are so many great reasons to give regular detox baths! You can read further about “toxic loads” and “chemical body burdens” that we carry in our bodies here.
Weekly detox baths for kids can support a child's immune system and reduce their “toxic load” thus becoming a really powerful tool in your “Doctor Mom” arsenal of tricks.
A detox bath typically has Epsom salts as a main ingredient which pulls out toxins and has amazing health benefits of its own.
Baking Soda neutralizes chemicals and chlorine in the water as well as provides another avenue for detoxification of their little body.
Virgin Coconut Oil provides extra moisture and nourishment to the skin as well as helping the essential oils cling to the skin.
Really high quality essential oils provide added therapeutic benefits. Unfortunately, many essential oils on the market are adulterated with additives, fillers and synthetics which would cause more harm than good. As with everything, buyer beware!
(Lavender is a great overall choice but you may want to use other essential oils depending on your child's health need. I'll offer you some suggestions at the end of this post).
1/4-1/2 cup Baking Soda, depending on child's size
1/2-1 cup Epsom Salts or Magnesium Flakes, depending on child's size (where to purchase)
3-6 drops High Quality Essential Oils, depending on child's size (where to purchase)
1 TBSP Virgin Coconut Oil (where to purchase)
The detox bath for kids will clean 'em up and have 'em smelling yummy sweet! After her detox bath, snuggle her up with a warm towel. Give lots of water to drink and high fiber foods to eat over the next 24 hours so the toxins leave her body.
Use one or any combination of the listed oils for that health need. When using high quality, pure and potent essential oils, just a few drops go a LONG way.
**After much research on the safety and effectiveness of essential oils, I only recommend the top quality essential oils on the market. I don't advise purchasing any other brand (I have tried most of them). Click Here to inquire about which essential oils I personally use and the only ones I recommend. Just let me know and I'll send you a quick email with lots of info and no pressure.
I'd love to connect with you and invite you to a community of essential oil users on my Essential Wellspring Facebook page so your learning continues. With the RIGHT essential oils, you can take care of your family's health needs in ways you never thought possible!
?Feel really empowered, mama, that you can help your little ones when they need it the most!
Essential oils and affirmations for kids can offer a huge hand up this school year!
It's quickly upon us! Back to school planning, shopping and helping our kiddos get off to a great start is high on our "good mom" list.
Aside from the new tennies and backpacks, consider the emotional and study support your kids may need as they return to school.
Essential oils and affirmations are a great way to provide that edge!
It's proven that the fastest messages to reach our brain are through our sense of smell. Odors, good or bad, are ushered directly into the brain effecting us on an emotional level and actually changing our chemistry! Aromatherapy reaches the limbic brain and supports many different emotional and physiological processes. Couple this powerful benefit with positive affirmations and your kids will be armed with excellent tools to succeed!
As parents, we get the honor of teaching our kids that they have the ability to do anything in life they choose. I love how Walt Disney put it,
"If you believe it, you can achieve it!"
What a beautiful gift to give our kids, the power of self talk, self-love and acceptance and the belief that they can achieve what they were put on this earth to accomplish.
Affirmations not only fill our cups with truth, they help counteract all the negative stuff that the world tries to feed us. We all know how cruel the kids at school can be.
I invite you to consider not only tucking little daily love notes here and there but give your kids a healthy dose of affirmations this year! Affirmations spoken aloud and coupled with pure essential oils have a positive impact on health, both emotional and physical and can be profound!
We talk to ourselves roughly 50,000 times a day. To succeed in life, we have got to take control over the negative self talk and replace it with life giving words. Start young, I say!
Certain essential oils support mental focus such as vetiver, wild orange and focus blend. Some provide extra immune system support such as wild orange, lemon and protective blend. Some just make us feel happier like all of the citrus oils! Just think about something as simple as sniffing a lemon. That clean, crisp smell is really uplifting and invigorating!
Let me get you started with a few simple affirmations for younger children. Be creative and teach them how to speak their truth. Make a game of it or choose one card (below) to work on each week, based on their needs.
Diffuse or use the suggested oils topically (at the base of their neck or on their toes) as you teach your children how to love and respect themselves by taking care of their own physical and emotional needs.
For topical use, dilution with a carrier oil is always a good idea for kids. You can make it even easier by making roller ball bottles with a high quality essential oil and topped off with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil. Roller balls are an awesome way to help your kids become independent in supporting their own beliefs and emotions.
P.S. There are many essential oils on the market that are cut with synthetics or fillers and may have pesticide, herbicide or solvent residue. Choose only an essential oil that is grown and harvested properly in a sustainable and ethical fashion, distilled correctly at a low temperature and 3rd party tested to rule out any chemical adulteration.
If an essential oil is not safe to put in you, it's not safe to put ON you! Read your labels.?After much research and experience with different brands, I've found and use the purest essential oils on the market from the largest essential oil supplier in the world. I'll be glad to share that info with you right away. Connect with me here.