Top 3 essential oils to help tame your toddler and how to use them

This is a question I get asked so often! As you know I don’t believe that essential oils are a magical cure for anything (and definitely not for everything) so I always take a holistic approach to any of my client’s concerns. Essential oils are best partnered with gentle and effective strategies that suit your lifestyle and your family. Email me with any questions or concerns regarding how to solve your particular struggles at

Here is my quick list of the top 3 essential oils to use with your toddler, depending on what your needs are:

Calm them down

Lavender Peace® is a blend composed of Lavender, Cedarwood, Ho Wood, Ylang Ylang, Marjoram, Roman Chamomile, Vetiver, Vanilla Bean and Hawiian Sandalwood, that creates a subtle aroma. Apply at bedtime, or add to a warm bath to create the perfect escape with its peaceful, renewing fragrance.

The newly updated dōTERRA Lavender Peace Restful Blend has a calming and relaxing aroma that provides a unique user experience. This perfectly balanced, tranquil blend can be felt immediately, transporting the user to a state of blissful repose. dōTERRA Lavender Peace combines essential oils renowned for their ability to soothe the senses and calm emotions. The perfect blend to use aromatically before a peaceful night’s sleep.

How to use it:

Apply one to two drops to the hands and inhale throughout the day to promote a relaxed feeling while keeping up with the fast pace of life. May diffuse at night to promote a calming environment for children before bed.

Soothe sore tummies

DigestZen® Digestive Blend takes advantage of well-established compounds in a proprietary blend of CPTG® essential oils. Anise, Peppermint, Ginger, Caroway, Coriander, Tarragon and Fennel, each have specific attributes which add to the overall feeling of satisfaction after eating. DigestZen® is great to have on hand and is safe.

How to use it:

Rub on the stomach before flying or taking a road trip for a calming aroma. Use three to four drops in a diffuser of your choice. Apply to the stomach or bottoms of feet after eating a large meal.

Reduce the germs

On Guard Protective Blend is one of dōTERRA’s most versatile. This proprietary formula of Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus and Rosemary offers a fragrant, natural and warm scent safe to use on counter tops, or to diffuse in your home.

On Guard can be used on surfaces throughout the home as a non-toxic cleaner. When diffused, dōTERRA On Guard provides a pure and uplifting aroma.

How to use it:

Use three to four drops in the diffuser of choice. Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimise any skin sensitivity.