Lavender is probably the most famous essential oil for relaxation and soothing nerves . . . if not the most famous essential oil hands down! That’s because it’s so safe and so good for a wide range of issues.
Emotionally, it’s good for “calming the mind, comforting feelings and alleviating fears, while it is uplifting and revives the spirits.” (That’s from Salvatore Battaglia’s excellent book, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy.) Lavender may be powerful, but it’s also very gentle, and it’s one of the oils I trust the most in blends for children.
Here’s an Aromatherapy inhaler for kids (over five years old) who experience anxiety:
Breathe and Be Calm for Children
- 2 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
- 3 drops Cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana)
- 2 drops Tangerine (Citrus reticulata)
Breathe and Be Calm for Big People