Using Essential Oils with Kids with

Eczema, Allergies and Asthma

We have used essential oils to support our son’s journey with eczema, allergies and asthma.

Actually, we started using essential oils in 2010 when I started to look into the ingredients that were in our son’s eczema moisturisers and I discovered, to my horror, that many of the ingredients were actually skin irritants and potentially harmful to his health!

Talk about a double take!

I had mistakenly trusted the fact that if it was on the shelf for sale, that it must be safe for my child.

Well, I was wrong. 

And no wonder it didn’t help his skin!

In 2010, it was much harder to find products that were harmfree… some were labelled as being ‘natural’ or ‘organic’, but most of the time this was somewhat misleading!

(Plus one of the ‘organic’ baby product companies in Australia has recently been fined for misleading their consumers with potential harmful ingredients in their products.) 

So, the only thing left for me to do, was to make my own moisturisers for my son.

And I did!

I tell you what, it was so much easier than I thought it would be.

(Plus so much more cost effective!)

AND… I knew EXACTLY what I was putting on his skin.

I had complete control. And I could tweak if I wanted to.

So… I’m still sharing the recipe for my 3 ingredient moisturiser that we used over 8 years ago, with parents of kids with eczema today.

Amazing, right?!

So, essential oils have amazing properties – and although they can’t cure anything, they are a wonderful tool to have in your toolkit.

They have supported not only Benjamin with his health issues, but our whole family.

From skin, to sleep, to energy, to helping with overwhelm, cuts and scrapes…and so much more.

I have loved using these oils and I learn about them more each and every day.

I always dilute more for Benjamin as he has sensitive skin – but they work so well used on the skin and in the diffuser, that we don’t go a day without using them for something. 

We have used them to help them through the kinder/school days, and to support Benjamin’s respiratory (lungs) system when he has been under the weather. 

I love being proactive about health, rather than the just ‘wait and rest and you’ll get better over time’ approach that is often suggested these days. 

For those interested in getting started and learning more about essential oils, I have an Oily Facebook Community of amazing people learning how to use them safely and effectively for themselves and their kids/family. 

So if you’re ready to dive into getting your hands on these beautiful oils for yourself or your kids, it’s important to know that not all essential oils are the same.

See below for some more info…

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Why dōTERRA?

Prior to making a moisturiser to soothe my little boy’s eczema, I wanted to make sure that it didn’t have pesticides/herbicides or other nasties that could worsen his health.

Certified organic essential oils was great – but I discovered dōTERRA used third party testing for toxins, heavy metals, microbials and more AFTER they’re bottled – which was even more reassuring.

Ethical & Sustainable

dōTERRA  are 100% committed to sourcing oils ethically and sustainably. Their ‘Cō-Impact Sourcing’ Program supports the local communities from where they source their plants.

Their Healing Hands Foundation has built schools, hospitals, and tapped in clean water to support these farmers and their communities to thrive.

Reducing Toxin Exposure

We have reduced our toxin exposure with these oils to support our health, making natural perfumes, inexpensive cleaning products, moisturisers.

Workshops include:

  • DIY Perfume
  • DIY Skin Care & Cleaning, and
  • Raw Choc Demo.

The Easiest Way to Purchase Essential Oils

There are two great ways to get your doTERRA essential oils at wholesale prices – see below.

Essential Oil Kits

There are a range of essential oil kits that you can become a wholesale customer and receive a minimum of 25% of retail with dōTERRA. The most popular options are listed below, including the ‘chose your own adventure’ option of a $35 AUD enrolment fee and select the oils that you want.

The Essential Oil Kits are much better value as they waive the enrolment fee and these kits include an additional discount on top of the wholesale prices – definitely the most cost-effective way to get started.

Essential Oils Kits…

Find one that suits your lifestyle and budget.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are these kits at 25% off retail?
Yes – some of these kits are at below wholesale cost! I.e. – you get more than 25% off! The kits are a great way to get started.
What else do you recommend I add to my initial order?
I highly recommend a diffuser (if your kit doesn’t come with one) and some Fractionated Coconut Oil so that you can get started with diluting and using topically straight away.
How will I know how to use my oils?

Once you’ve received your oils, we’ll set up a (free) chat to go through any questions that you may have, how to use them safely, how to use the oils for your own health goals, and how to make the most of your wholesale membership. You’ll also have exclusive access to Private Facebook Groups which are a fantastic resource and support in using your oils. Three week email video series – this is delivered to your inbox and includes top tips and a short video on how to use the top 10 most popular essential oils.

What other resources do you recommend to get started?
There are some great books and apps out there on essential oils. A few that I love are:

  • Modern Essentials App (Android and iPhone)
  • Modern Essentials Book
  • The Essential Life
  • Emotions and Essential Oils
  • I am Fabulous!
  • Robert Tisserand Facebook Page

Bottles/Tools

  • Roller bottles (au.aromatools.com, aromatools.com.au, centaurpackaging.com.au)
  • Sample vials (see above)
  • Carrier oils – Fractionated Coconut oil, Jojoba Oil, Grapeseed Oil
Can I upgrade to a kit after joining?
Yes, you can purchase an essential oils kit at any time after opening a wholesale account. Log in to your account and you can order whichever one you choose. This will be explained during your Wellness Consult and also in the video email series.
Don't Be Shy - if you're not sure what's your best option for you or your family....

If I didn’t answer all of your questions, feel free to drop me a line and we can work out which option is best for you – Melissa@yourjourneytohealing.net