April 26, 2018

Best Essential Oils for Kids with ASD

Essential OilsWhen you hear the words “essential oils” you might think of going to a spa for some much-needed relaxation.

But essential oils can also be beneficial for children on the autism spectrum.

Autism Parenting Magazine offers a guide to the Best Essential Oils for Autism and ADHD. Their list includes:

  • Frankincense – for helping to stay focused and reduce stress and negative emotions
  • Sandalwood – to promote mental clarity as well as to relax and calm
  • Cedarwood – to calm and relax, and help children enjoy peaceful and restorative sleep
  • Lavender – to help improve sleep quality and reduce anxiety and emotional stress
  • Mandarin – to help reduce anxiety
  • Peppermint – its cooling sensation has a calming effect and can help improve mental focus
  • Bergamot – creates feelings of joy, freshness, and energy and can serve as a relaxant