How I Calm My Preschooler

I have a really, really hyperactive 3-year-old. He never, ever stops going until he goes to bed. I'm not ready to call it true ADD because he's only 3, but getting that kid to focus is like trying to get me to stop pinning food to Pinterest. And when he gets bored, he whines. Folks, there are a lot of things I can deal with. Whining is not one of them.

But I have discovered a little secret to getting Landon to calm down, focus better, and for the love of Pete, stop whining.

Ready? Essential oils. Yes, again.

Here's what we use on a daily basis (often twice a day):

Lavender, Cedarwood and Valor on both wrists.

Joy on heart.

Vetiver, Cedarwood, and Lavender layered on big toe.

Problem Hyperactivity solved. He will sometimes even ask to go to bed (he quickly retracts this when he realizes he has to stop playing with his cars). Less whining, more giggling. His focus is typically pretty poor, but this also helps him calm down enough to do tasks without losing interest a few minutes in. I also use it before bedtime to slow him down so he's not jumping off the walls. ;)

He's in a lot of therapy for speech/low tone issues (ready more of his story here!), and his therapists always comment on how well he does the days that I apply the oils. The days I forget, he's more anxious, less focused, and I always want to kick myself that I left my oils at home!

My husband was just commenting this week about how much happier he's been lately. I LOVE that these oils balance our sweet little guy!

Don't bash 'em till you've tried 'em. These oils are the bomb-diggety-dog... hot dog, hot dog... never mind. I watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse too much.

If you want to sign up to get your own oils, check out my sign up page for more details! And, as always, feel free to email me with any questions. :)


  1. Thank you for posting this. I have a 10 year old who is very similar. Do you mind sharing your ratios and frequencies? I've been doing a lot of research on just the right combo, etc. for my guy. Thanks in advance. Oh, and, it's asking me below to "comment as...". I have no idea what that means so hopefully you'll actually get this :)

    1. Hi there! Thanks for stopping by! I just put one drop of each oil (I actually apply it to his wrist and toes just like you would a perfume sample - turn the bottle over and dab it on) on each big toe and each wrist. I usually do that once a day, twice if needed. :) I hope that helps!

  2. Hello, thank for sharing this recipe. I am trying this with my son and am not seeing any results. Why do you layer and not apply all the oils in one place, like all at once on the spine or under feet? Also would it still be effective if I make a mix of the oils and use in a roller and apply to him frequently during the day? Thank you.


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