My boys are ten and twelve years old, and they love sports. Football, basketball, baseball…all the traditional sports…you name it, they love to play it.
Actually, they just love being active. My youngest taught himself how to do a round-off back handspring in my living room by watching an approved YouTube video. Seriously, I probably need to get him in a gymnastics program before he breaks his neck!
As a mom who values natural methods of healthcare (not that I don’t take my kids to the doctor. I do. Just that I prefer the natural route when I can take it), I’ve learned that essential oils are a perfect compliment to busy, athletic boys (and girls)!
Here are some of my favorite ways to use them!
1. Minor Skin Irritations
Let’s face it. If you’re an athletic boy, accidents will happen. We recently spent the night at the ER because my youngest son (seeing a pattern here??) cracked his head wide open. He had been told NOT to slide down the railing, but, of course, did it anyway, fell, and landed on concrete. Can you say “two staples in the head?” Yep.
Of course, we were quick to let the doctor help us through that crazy night, but other times the results are much less of an emergency. It’s good to know that most common kinds of skin irritations caused by an active lifestyle can be cared for at home.
- Lavender is super soothing when applied to the skin (dilute first for children).
- A combination of lavender, frankincense, and melaleuca mixed with fractionated coconut oil in a small spray bottle can be perfect way to calm the skin after a tumble on pavement.
- When the boys get in to weeds they should stay away from, doTERRA’s Elevation blend helps comfort their skin.
- doTERRA’s Purify can help soothe away irritations from pesky bug bites.
2. Occasional Aches and Pains
- Our boys both enjoy pitching. During the first few practices of baseball season this year, it was still quite cold at night, so my husband layered Deep Blue Rub, on their pitching arms, and made them wear long sleeves. This blend is a powerful way to massage away minor aches and pains, and support muscle function.
- To help massage muscles after a game, try layering lemongrass under the Deep Blue Rub.
I don’t like putting bug sprays on my children’s skin. I’ve read too many reports on the negative side effects of the DEET in them, so I choose to cover their skin with TerraShield instead.
4. Respiratory Health
If you’re like me (and the rest of my family) you sometimes wake up stuffy. For those early morning games, use a drop of Breathe to help “open things up!”
5. Queasie Tummies
If your boys get a case of the nerves before a big game, or ate too much of the wrong kind of food while on the road, peppermint can help alleviate occasional stomach upset. We also love to diffuse in our car on the way to the game. I’ve found a combo of Wild Orange and Spearmint helps relax everyone and get our minds focused on doing our best!
6. Seasonal Discomforts
Rub lemon, lavender, and peppermint on the bottoms of feet to help provide seasonal relief…much needed when spending lots of time outdoors. Put a couple of drops of lemon oil in your glass water bottle to provide a natural cleanse or soothe an irritated throat.
7. Promote Healthy Skin
Melaleuca can help soothe minor skin irritations and promotes a clear, healthy complexion (great to use before you apply your makeup, or after your boy washes his face before the game).
8. Support His Immune System
If your kiddos are six and over, have them take an On Guard beadlet with breakfast every day to support healthy immune function and protect against environmental threats that may be present in other members of the team (If not, simply rub some on the bottoms of his feet).
9. Keep Fresh Breath!
Need to freshen your breath while you’re at the game? Let a peppermint beadlet pop in your mouth!
10. Fight the Funk
Baseball/Football/Soccer cleats smell like something curled up and died in there? Purify eradicates unpleasant odors and clears the air.
Bonus for Mom!
Need to keep yourself from losing it during the excitement of the game? Serenity promotes calming, relaxation, lessons tension, and calms emotions (yes please!).
Would you like to be a part of a FREE, online essential oil study?
All the cool moms are doing it 😉 (Not really, but there ARE a TON of cool moms I’ve had the privilege of helping through one of our monthly studies)! My team would love to provide YOU with a spot in one of our upcoming monthly essential oil studies! We offer you a safe, effective and free path to solve your health concerns and in return, we gather data on the most effective essential oil protocols.
Here’s how it works:
Interested participants will fill out a brief survey and watch an orientation. After both of these requirements are met, approved participants will be sent free samples to use during the study that are based on the area of concentration they choose. They will be taught exactly how to use their samples in one of the following categories:
(you have to choose one area to focus on as you apply to the study).
I will serve as your personal coach through the process (we’re going to have FUN!), and at the end, all participants will have an opportunity to give feedback on how or whether essential oils have made a difference in their health concern. That data will be combined with the entire group to give specific outcomes so you can see how the oils worked for more than just yourself (it’s fascinating)!
A few things to note:
- Applicants may not already have a doTERRA wholesale account (otherwise you can get your own samples!).
- Applicants may not have already participated in the study another time.
- Applicants may not already be working with another doTERRA Wellness Advocate (that’s what I am). I have no desire to disrupt already established lines of support!
- Applicants must have Facebook to participate in the study.
If you’re interested in participating, please join my wait list. I have limited spots available for each study and send an email at the beginning of each month inviting you to join, so please watch your email inbox! I will fill the spots on a first-come, first-serve basis with serious, committed applicants.
If that’s you, simply enter your email address below and I’ll send you my recipes for what I call a shot of “Calm it Down, Boy!” It’s what I use to help take the edge off around our home 😉 You’ll receive an immediate email with FOUR “Calm it Down, Boy” recipes inside!
Here’s what one mom I’ve coached through the study said about working with me:
“It was awesome getting to work with Brooke! She was always available to answer questions and find out more information if necessary. I never felt pressured to do something or buy something – she helped me customize what works for ME. I was not just another sale. I feel comfortable trusting her judgement and advice knowing that her heart is in helping people.”~Krystal Redick