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Monday, March 30, 2015

DIY Essential Oils Kid's Kit

DIY Essential Oils Kid's Kit:  Rainbow roller bottles with labels
detailing the blend in each--details in this blog post.
 Our family began using essential oils about a year ago, and over that year our use of essential oils has increased drastically, in just about every way possible.  We use them in minor first aid and self-care, better health & wellness, improving sleep and avoiding nightmares, beauty and skin-care, and cleaning to name a few.  My children are no exception to the use and love of essential oils.  My 9 year old was actually the first one in our family to use Young Living essential oils and she still has the tiny little sample of Purification a friend gave her at Family Camp last summer to help with the itching of her mosquito bites!  The way she coveted that tiny little bottle was adorable!

Being the crafty chick I am, I tend to try to find a DIY for nearly anything I want to get or make (within reason).  Young Living has a "Kid Scents Collection" which is awesome and diluted to the perfect ratio for kiddos to safely use, but I wanted to make something out of blends I knew work for my little lady and I wanted to prepare them sooner rather than later!  In thinking about making them special for my girl's likes, I went on the search for RAINBOW roller bottles (and I found them--SCORE!).  I made these a few months ago and at the time didn't photograph the process but they are one of the simplest projects EVER!

A note of caution:  My daughter is nearly 10 years old and pretty mature.  We have talked extensively about essential oils, safety, proper application, and so on.  Use your common sense and knowledge of your own kiddo when choosing whether or not to make and give a Kid's Kit to your little one!  I would not recommend this for any child 5 or under--not because I really think they'd get themselves into trouble, but because the younger the kiddo, the more unpredictable their behavior can be, and safety is of utmost importance in anything with our precious little ones.

Supplies:
--  Roller Bottles of your choice:  I chose these smaller Rainbow Roller bottles (amazon) for the novelty of it and knowing my kiddo loves rainbows!  I also thought this way I could give each color a "purpose" to differentiate them other than labels!
-   Carrier oil of your choice:  I used Grapeseed oil
-   Young Living Essential Oils (see below how to order if you're interested) of your choice:  all of my blends and the number of drops of essential oil for safe dilution for older children are listed below.
-   Glass dropper if needed

Here are the bottles I created:  color, name, and recipe.  Once you've placed the essential oils into the roller bottle, fill the remainder with your carrier oil, place the roller bottle on, push to secure, and place your cap--BAM!  You're done!  You're a rockstar!  And your kid is going to be SO excited to have his or her own set of oils!!

Red:  OUCH:  2 drops Lavender essential oil, 2 drops Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) essential oil

Pink:  Focus:  2 drops Orange essential oil, 2 drops Peppermint essential oil, 2 drops Valor essential oil blend

Orange:  Stay Healthy:  4 drops Thieves essential oil Blend

Yellow:  Joy:  4 drops Joy essential oil Blend

Green:  No Worries!:  2 drops Stress Away essential oil blend, 2 drops Lavender essential oil, and 2 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil

Blue:  Sweet Dreams:  2 drops Lavender essential oil, 2 drops Cedarwood essential oil, and 2 drops Stress Away essential oil blend

Making these is super easy--for any other blind chicks (or dudes) reading today, I prefer to drop the oils directly from the essential oil bottle to the roller bottle.  Reason being, I can generally hear the oil as it comes out--it makes a slight ticking noise as it comes out to the essential oil bottle so you can hear it drip and you can count the drops by sound.  I just make sure the bottles are basically touching so that the oil goes into the roller bottle.  If you prefer, you can always use a glass dropper to get the essential oils from the main bottle into the rollers.  The glass droppers ARE handy for the carrier oil, in my case grapeseed oil, because it is all but impossible to get out of its original bottle and into the roller bottles without your counters taking a grapeseed oil bath!  

Essential Oil Kid's Kit "Ready to Go" with a perfect size
clear plastic carrying case from Dollar Tree

Our daughter takes her Focus, No worries!, and Stay Healthy, and Joy rollers to school often in her backpack!  I think her favorite is Joy--but that's always been a favorite for her!  The little carrying case pictured above I found at Dollar Tree.  It contained three miniature antibacterial hand soaps when I bought it, but it's the perfect size to hold most of the Kid's Kit!

If you have any questions or are interested in learning more about Young Living Essential Oils please feel free to contact me at neschultz@gmail.com and I will gladly talk oils with you and provide my Young Living Essential Oils Distributor information.  If you follow the link above to get your hands on these incredible oils you will want my full name and distributor number.  They have been such a phenomenal addition to our family's health and wellness!  

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Happy Crafting!!!


1 comment:

  1. Can you give me a list of what all is in Valor? and if there are any other individual oil substitutes?

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