Essential Oil Pro-Tips

If you are looking for safe kid oil diffuser ideas, you’re in the right place! We’re sharing our favorite essential oil tips to make the most out of your aromatherapy diffuser. These tips are great for the entire family, so keep on reading!

Make sure to read your safety information brochure and to keep your essential oils out of reach of children, especially small children. These suggestions are not medical advice and you should consult your doctor if you notice any side effects. Always practice essential oil safety to avoid potential dangers and skin irritations!

Collage showing different ways to use essential oils. On a sock to help kids with the flu feel better, essential oilson a bracelet to keep it on kids all day, on a weighted lap belt to help kids with SPD, on a jar to make your own DIY diffuser. From Kids Activities Blog.
Use these essential oil pro-tips to maximize their effects.

Essential oils have been around for centuries and have been used to help improve lives, from supporting the immune system to helping us get good restful sleep, aid in clearing congestion, and so many more things. Our favorite essential oil blends are Young Living Oils since they have one of the highest-quality oils that provide so many great benefits.

These are just a couple of the ways we have found and used oils in our home.

Hacks and Ideas to Use Essential Oils

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Leather Bracelets

Help your kids keep oils on them all day long. Put drops of oils on the inside of leather bracelets. The oils will be absorbed into your child’s skin throughout the day. You only need to reapply the oils every twenty-four hours. Genius way to bypass carrying a dropper to school. Peppermint oil is a great focus blend, lavender for sleep, clary sage for boosting mood, and tea tree oils to support immune function, are our favorite oils for kids.

Sore Ears

In our recent Health Hacks post we shared about a salt sock and how it helps sore ears feel better. Add drops of either lemon basil, or lavender & melaleuca. The salt sock will feel so good on a sore ear. Just drop the oils onto a sock filled with Rock and Sea Salts. Heat it for 30 seconds in the microwave and press your ear against it.

Some other essential oils that have antimicrobial or antibacterial properties are tea tree oil, basil oil, oregano oil, and thyme oil. Remember to always dilute your essential oil with a carrier oil before use.

Eyelash Mites

Eyelash mites. Yuck! They are the reason why your eyelashes become brittle and fall out! Get rid of them by adding a drop of lavender oil to your mascara. Tea tree oil, sage, and peppermint are great choices as well. It should also help your mascara last longer.

Long Rice Sock

Relieve neck and back aches with a long rice sock. These are especially helpful for kids with sensory struggles. You can add drops of oil to the rice, like lavender and eucalyptus globulus.

Image shows a DIY essential oil diffuser necklace to keep your essential oils near to you at all times. Text reads "#OilUp all day". Tips from Kids Activities Blog.
Keep your essential oils close to you with these pro-tips!

More Essential Oil Pro-Tips

Essential Oil Diffuser Necklaces

Wear your oils all day long instead of carrying bottles! Essential Oil Diffuser Necklaces are a great way to get the benefits of aromatherapy on-the-go. Put drops – choose between bergamot, rosemary, clary sage, vetiver, cedarwood, and lemon – into the necklace inserts (they are leather pads) and the scent is diffused slowly over 24 hours.

Bathroom Odors

Say goodbye to bathroom odors – add some drops of essential oils to the inside of your rolls of toilet paper. We suggest a deodorizing blend like Purification! You can also try the following combinations:

7). Create your own diffuser using craft sticks. Craft Project Ideas sent us a collection of colorful think wood sticks.  They fit perfectly into our jars. We used an empty jar, added a couple drops of our favorite scent and added a teaspoon or two of a favorite oil (we love Awaken). The oil rises up the sticks. Easy-peasy and smells great!

Image shows how to make your own diy diffuser with an old bottle of essential oils and thin craft wood sticks. Text reads "DIY diffuser for essential oils" Tips from Kids Activities Blog.
Making your own essential oil diffuser is super easy.

8). Cowboy Boots. They are the staple of Texas. I wear mine nearly everyday. And sometimes the insides need a little “freshening up”. We wad a large piece of butcher paper up, add drops of lavender, tea tree, cypress, or lemon oil over the paper, and stuff them inside your boots. Leave them over night and your boots will thank you.

Image shows how to have fresher boots using butcher paper and lavender essential oil. Text reads "Stuff w/ paper & drops of lavender overnight boot tip" from Kids Activities Blog.
Yes, you can use essential oil on your boots as well!

9). You can make diffusers out of almost anything. Here is an example of a diffuser made from a glass Christmas ornament, using spices and winter scents. We recommend these oils: peppermint, pine, grapefruit, black pepper, spearmint, ginger, bergamot, cinnamon bark, marjoram, cardamom, and clove.

Image shows how to make a diffuser for holiday scents using oil spices and essential oil, over a white background with star anise. Tips from Kids Activities Blog.
This Christmas ornament will keep your house smelling fresh at all times.

10). Make your own bath salts using Epsom salts and the leftover bottles of oils. The salts absorb the traces of the oils left in the bottles. You can mix and match the scents, such as vetiver, myrrh, sandalwood, patchouli, lavender, citrus fresh, clary sage, Roman chamomile, frankincense, rose, jasmine, and ylang ylang. Add 2-4  tablespoons of the salts to any bath.

Image shows essential oils tip for the tub add empty bottles to epsom salt for a diy detox bath. Jar has a purple ribbon, and is placed on a white background. Text says "bath bliss - put empty oil bottles into a jar of salts" from Kids Activities Blog.
This is bliss in a jar – smells great!

New to essential oils?

We were there before.

Essential oils are powerful tools known mostly for their aromatic use, usually in an ultrasonic diffuser although there are different ways to use them. They are concentrated plant extracts that are carefully obtained through steam distillation, cold pressing, or resin tapping to create natural aromatic compounds.

Essential oil products are typically used in very small amounts (sometimes just one drop of essential oil provides all the benefits you need) and can be used in different ways:

  • topical use
  • immune support
  • boost mood
  • improve sleep
  • kill bacteria, fungi, and viruses
  • reduce inflammation
  • relieve headaches

And many other benefits. Who knew a few drops of essential oil could be so beneficial?

There are so many different oils to choose from, and it can be difficult to know what each particular oil does. Between citrus oils, lavender oil, clary sage oil, ylang ylang oil, eucalyptus oil, tea tree oil, and so many more popular oils, it’s not easy to figure out which one is best for you.

Don’t forget to dilute essential oils and use the recommended dilution ratios!

How to store undiluted essential oils:

Since essential oils are used at lower concentrations at a time, undiluted oils should be used with a side of caution to avoid adverse effects. Learning how to store these products is part of the safety precautions you need to take at all times when using essential oil diffuser blends.

Essential oils, generally speaking, should last at least a year if stored properly, but some of the blends have a shelf life of up to six years. It all comes down to the type of oil and how it’s stored. If you have a feeling that your oil has expired, take some time to research what its average shelf life is – you don’t want to use rancid oils!

Tips to store essential oils:

  • Make sure your oils are stored in dark-colored glass bottles.
  • Store in dark, cool, and dry locations.
  • Never leave them anywhere with sunlight or moisture.
  • Close the bottle tightly after each use.
  • Don’t remove the plastic orifice reducer that’s over the mouth of the bottle, as it helps limit the amount of air that gets into the bottle.

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