YL essentials for kids

Nov 29, 2016Using Essential Oils

Raising kids can be a challenge. Fortunately, Young Living is here to make the job a little easier. Parents around the world rely on Young Living products to help give their kids the TLC they need, including our own Young Living employees! We sat down with six of these in-house experts to find out about their tried-and-true YL favorites for kids.

Lyndi Smith, Vice President of Global Marketing

Lyndi SmithMother of daughter age 5

“My daughter downs NingXia Red® 2-oz. singles daily! She says they taste like flowers, which must be a good thing because she always asks for seconds. She enjoys them the most when they’re frozen. It’s like a slushy but without all of the artificial colors and excess sugar. It’s a treat I can feel great about giving her and that she adores eating! As any parent knows, those can be hard to come by.”

Erin Stewart's Family

Erin Stewart, Senior Editor

Mother of daughters ages 6 and 2

“Using Thieves® essential oil blend has become a ritual in our home. With a daughter in first grade and the other in day care, I don’t take any chances when it comes to prepping them for their day. For our family, that includes rubbing a few drops of Thieves on their feet before they leave the house. They love the way it smells, and I love knowing that Thieves is with them wherever they go.”

Eli Adams, Global Search Marketing Manager

Eli Adams' FamilyFather of daughters ages 5, 3, and 2 and son age 6 months

“We often use a DIY essential oil ‘brave spray’ of Lavender, Rose, and water to help us get through tough moments at our house. When our five-year-old has a big mess to clean up or we’re trying to potty train our two-year-old, we let them use the brave spray for a comforting scent that offers a little boost of courage. The brave spray always comes out before bedtime. The kiddos spray it in their closets, under their beds, and even in the cracks between the floor boards—any place a monster might be hiding. The ritual of the brave spray helps them overcome their fears, and the floral smell helps them have happy thoughts.”

Shane Smith's Family

Shane Smith, Senior Director of Content Marketing and Communications

Father of sons ages 6 and 3

“My six-year-old has a Dino Land Ultrasonic Diffuser, and my three-year-old has a Dolphin Reef Ultrasonic Diffuser. Every night before bed, they ask me to ‘turn on the smoke.’ Their favorite essential oils to diffuse are Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, and Thieves®. I always get a kick out of how meticulous they are about picking which oil to diffuse. They love to carefully examine each bottle, smell the oils, and tell me why they want to diffuse whichever one they pick: ‘I want Lemon because the sun was out all day,’ or ‘I want Peppermint because my teacher gave me a candy cane.’ The YL kid’s diffusers help make bedtime fun for them and easy for me!”