Essential Help for ADHD / ADD

Using Essential Oils to assist with ADHD/ADD..

ADHD is a problem with inattentiveness, over-activity, impulsivity, or a combination

Rub 3-4 drops of Vetiver Oil or Patchouli Oil on bottoms of feet and on spine area

Most recently, parents have found it highly effective in assisting in ADD or ADHD behaviors.
Recently, Dr. Terry Friedman MD, did a 2 year study of children between the ages of 6-12 years old, trying to identify essential oils useful in the treatment of ADD/ADHD. Vetiver Oil was shown to be highly successful with a 100% of the subjects over a 30 day period when the children felt “scatter brained”. Dr Friedman used the inhalation method.

Typical Applications

Apply 3-4 drops of vetiver to a child’s back or the bottom of their feet using a carrier oil immediately following a shower and prior to bed time. With experience combine vetiver with a balancing, uplifting, or relaxing blend to enhance the help. The synergistic combination with a single oil such as lavender, ylang ylang or clary sage will also be effective.

Application has also historically proven helpful through the olfactory system (inhalation). Prepare a tissue cup or inhaler to be used when anxiety or other symptoms of ADHD are felt.

Additional Help:

Use Life Long Vitality Pack Vitamins daily

Diffuse Frankincense Oil or Balance Oil Blend into the air; or put a drop or two on wrist & inhale.

Standard medical treatments can result in side effects such as: restlessness or tremor; anxiety or nervousness; headache or dizziness; insomnia; diarrhea or constipation; stomach pain; increased blood pressure; psychosis (abnormal thinking or hallucinations); cardiac arrhythmia; mood swings are the most common side effects.

Its well worth trying a natural, organic, essential oil treatment first- along with the behavior therapy listed below/


Both before and after a child is diagnosed, there is stress on the family. Families can experience blame, anger, and frustration. Talk therapy for both the child and family can help everyone overcome these feelings and move forward.

Parents should use a system of rewards and consequences to help guide their child’s behavior. It is important to learn to handle disruptive behaviors. Support groups can help you connect with others who have similar problems.

Other tips to help your child with ADHD include:

  • Communicate regularly with the child’s teacher.
  • Keep a consistent daily schedule, including regular times for homework, meals, and outdoor activities. Make changes to the schedule in advance and not at the last moment.
  • Limit distractions in the child’s environment.
  • Make sure the child gets a healthy, varied diet, with plenty of fiber and basic nutrients. (fresh fruits & veggies -avoid white flour)
  • Make sure the child gets enough sleep.
  • Praise and reward good behavior.
  • Provide clear and consistent rules for the child.



I have a fantastic testimony to share! My best friend’s son (6) suffers from ADHD. He is on medication. He is an adorable, loving, great kid…with a ton of energy & has a very difficult time focusing. He has always had a difficult time falling asleep & sleeping well. I gave his Momma a sample of Lavender & Vetiver & FCO to apply to the bottom of his big toes at bedtime, in hopes of him getting some wonderful sleep to allow his body & brain some MUCH NEEDED REST. It worked immediately!! It has been just over 2 weeks of use & he is having amazing results. In the beginning, she would apply it a few times before he zonked out, but now, one “swipe” & he’s good. (He likes to puff his covers after he gets tucked in so he can waft the smell…LOL!) He has had awesome behavioral improvements at school…only one color change in 2 weeks! (The equivalent of having your name on the board). His teacher is so proud of him (we all are)! He told me he loves his “new night-night medicine”! Isn’t this just WONDERFUL?!

by Amber Flinders



All Natural Help For Depression

How Do You Feel Today?

Approximately 20.9 million American adults in a given year, have a mood disorder. This is also rising very quickly in children and teens as well. In fact pre-schoolers are the fastest-growing market for antidepressants. At least four percent of preschoolers are clinically depressed.

Many of us are feeling stuck in a rut with how we feel. It might be just for a short time–or for an extended period of time. Most of us will experience this, or know someone who will. Depression is usually marked by feelings of feelings of sadness, energy loss, feelings of worthlessness, irritability, sudden weight loss or gain, trouble sleeping or loss of interest in activities normally enjoyed.

Why do I feel this way?
This can be due to many factors. Things such as a chemical imbalance, side effects of medicines, genetics, illness, death, the economy, finances or abuse. However, even good events such as starting a new job, graduating, having a child, getting married or anything that involves a big life change can lead to depression as well. Recently I have talked with several people that struggle with seasonal depression also, which usually comes with the changing of the weather. No matter what the reason, it can sometimes be hard to get out of the rut we feel stuck in.

About 11 years ago, I went through a time when I didn’t want to get up in the morning. I couldn’t stay awake during school, at work, or at home–no matter how hard I tried. The second I would get home, I would get into bed and go straight to sleep. I didn’t want to talk to anyone or see anyone. I was in school then, and I went from being a 4.0 GPA student to a 2.1 GPA student in just a short time .

I didn’t care about anything but sleep. It was a really strange experience for me. I didn’t know why I was acting or feeling this way, but I was. I felt like I was in the bottom of a deep hole and I didn’t know how to get out. It was frustrating and scary. This is something that is common in our society, I hear stories like mine all the time.

What Essential Oils work well for Depression?
I am frequently asked while teaching, “what essential oils can help make an impact on our mood and how we feel?” People love using the oils because they don’t have the harmful side effects that many anti-depressants have.
Here are a few oils that might help. You can use one by itself–or you can use multiple oils together. Everybody has a different body chemistry and we all need something different–so don’t be afraid to figure out what oils work best for you!

These oils are uplifting and invigorating to the mind and body.
Citrus Bliss (invigorating blend), Balance (grounding blend-my personal favorite), Elevation ( Joyful Blend), Lemon , Frankincense, Bergamot, Wild Orange

These oils are uplifting to the mind and body, but are also calming and help with sleep as well. Lavender, and Serenity (calming blend)

Also very beneficial: doTERRA’s Life Long Vitality Pack –helps your body with the nutrients it needs to be its optimal self. Helps with things such as energy, mood enhancement, pain and inflammation, stress management, immune support, and overall good health.

A few ways we have found most beneficial to use these oils for Depression are:

  • Diffuse into the air, or put a few drops on hand and inhale. Breathing the oils in aromatically is one of the most powerful ways to change your mood
  • Rub 1-2 drops on forehead, temples, and back of neck
  • Add 1-3 drops in a warm bath
  • For help with sleep–diffuse in room before going to sleep, or rub 1-2 drops on bottom of feet
  • For supplements: take daily as reccomended on package

By Danny and Nicole Larson



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