ADHD Essential Oil Benefits

ADHD Essential Oil Benefits

ADHD essential oil benefits can be life-changing for both children and adults that suffer from the disorder.



Imagine sitting across the room from a doctor as he diagnoses you with a life-altering disorder. This disorder will interfere with the quality of your daily life and may prevent you from completing an educational program or performing well at work. The doctor gives you two options: take a medication known to cause severe side effects that are often worse than the disorder itself, or use natural remedies and behavioral therapy to ease the symptoms of the disorder.

Most adults would quickly take the second option, and that is exactly what many parents of ADHD kids are now doing. They’re seeking out natural ways to keep their children calm, relaxed and productive because they know that prescription medications like Ritalin come with devastating side effects.

ADHD Essential Oil Aromatherapy

One of the most effective natural treatments for ADHD is aromatherapy. Research is now proving that some essential oils can affect the human brain in powerful ways:

  • Calm the mind
  • Relax the body
  • Improve sleep quality
  • Overcome insomnia
  • Enhance mental focus

No single oil can provide all of those benefits, but many parents are creating homemade oil blends that ease ADHD symptoms without negative side effects. If you decide to take this approach with your child, there are some benefits that you can expect to enjoy:

  1. You can naturally improve your child’s cognitive functioning, which may lead to better performance in school. Studies are now showing that essential oils like rosemary can boost mental performance, and that is what many ADHD kids need to earn higher grades. Improved school performance also leads to a boost in self-confidence.

  2. Your child may have an easier time relaxing and falling asleep. While many kids with ADHD have trouble going to sleep, this is a benefit that most parents of toddlers would also appreciate.

  3. As your child’s quality of sleep improves, you may notice immediate improvements in behavior during the day. All humans need deep, restorative sleep in order to feel and perform their best, so it’s no surprise that children are more likely to behave and perform well at school when they are well rested.

  4. Getting your child to focus on one task to completion may get easier. When the right ADHD essential oils are introduced, your child may suddenly have the ability to concentrate on one thing without constant distraction. Not only will you spend less time steering them back to their chores or homework, but they will feel proud of themselves for their accomplishments. One finished task leads to a sense of self pride that will encourage them to complete the next task as well.

  5. As your child’s brain waves start to relax, you may notice that they are less temperamental or anxious. If your child suffers from irritability or mood swings, you know that the ability to simply relax and enjoy the moment is a potentially life changing.

Combine ADHD essential oilS with Behavioral Therapy

The American Academy of Pediatrics is now recommending that doctors prescribe behavioral therapy for kids with ADHD before resorting to medication. Unfortunately, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has revealed that at least half of all preschoolers diagnosed with ADHD prior to 2011 were treated with medication, and many weren’t given the option to try behavioral therapy.

This reflects an over-reliance on prescription medication in the medical field, but there is one big benefit to using essential oils for ADHD: parents have all the power. Essential oils are cheaper than many ADHD medications, and you can learn how to blend and apply them without a prescription. 

While you consider using essential oils to help the ADHD kids in your life, talk to your doctor about behavioral therapy. You want to give your little ones the best chance at a productive, healthy life without enhancing the problem with medication side effects.

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