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Essential Oils for Children with ADHD

Author: Apeksha Fozdar for Happy Soul April 28, 2020

For those dealing with ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, they know how it is often confused with Autism due to similar symptoms. It is a chronic neurodevelopmental syndrome that comes with focus issues, impulsiveness, and hyperactivity in children. The world of organic wellness and alternative sciences have brought to light benefit of organic essential oils for ADHD children.

These essential or ‘quintessential’ oils are extracted from the stems, leaves, flowers, roots, bark, or other parts of plants and flowers. It is the fifth form of matter after fire, water, earth, and air, and is known as quintessence, which means life force or spirit and the seeming magical attributs of these organic essential oils are capable of several psychological, physical, and emotional therapeutic benefits. You can derive the benefits either by inhalation or topical application of the essential oils. Always remember when using essential oils on the body to never apply directly on the skin. Always mix it with a carrier oil (coconut oil, jojoba oil and rose hip oil work wonderfully well as carrier oils)

How do ADHD children benefit from essential oils?

There are several articles and online blogs that discuss the benefits of essential oils for children with ADHD. You cans use these organic essential oils individually or in a combination to tackle symptoms such as hyperactivity, anger, sensory overload, and stress. Essential oils also help ADHD children to transition for the entire day, and during sleep time. The problem of transitioning is one of the most common that a parent may face if the child had ADHD.

As mentioned earlier, special essential oils can either be inhaled or applied, and in this case topical application is the best way. If your child is suffering, you must know how to use essential oils for ADHD in the best possible way. In this case, you should apply the oil to the neck, soles of the feet, top portion of the head, forehead, chest, legs, arms, and abdomen.

Parents who have already benefitted from the use of essential oils have said that these products work almost instantly. Well, it is completely true when they say that because essential oils seep into the skin within just a few seconds and start showing the effect. However, to obtain the best results, you should start with using these essential oils 2-3 times daily. Gradually, you can bring it down to once every day.

Behavioral conditions that can be controlled by using essential oils.


There is already significant proof through testimonials and reports that children with ADHD or Autism benefit substantially with regular use of essential oils. The behavioral conditions that can be reduced includes-

  • Anger
  • Meltdowns
  • Anxiety
  • Bedtime issues
  • Attention deficit
  • Sensory overload
  • Hyperactivity

Benefits of essential oils for ADHD children

Generally stating, essential oils are beneficial in several ways, out of which we will mention the ones that talk about ADHD children. Check out the following-

  • Boosts the immune system and enhances healthy body functioning
  • Helps in reducing hyperactivity and anxiety levels
  • Enhances the ability to concentrate and focus

Well, you can see that the above-mentioned are all the basic symptoms of ADHD and autism that can be treated by using essential oils in a proper way.

Which organic essential oils for best to calm anxiety and hyperactivity?


The following are a few essential oils for ADHD that could work like magic on your child.

1. Lavender: Helping ADHD children sleep better, Reduce emotional stress and anxiety

2.Chamomile:Counters depression, reduces anger, promotes a feeling of calm.

3. Bergamot: Makes children feel cheerful and fresh

4. Vetiver:Contains calming and relaxing properties that help to fight with impatience and impulsiveness

5. Sandalwood:Contains calming and relaxing properties that help to fight almost all symptoms of ADHD or Autism collectively

The following organic essential oils are fabulous for their ability to help focus and pay attention and for memory.

1. Rosemary:great for concentration, thinking and memory.

2.Peppermint Lavender:calm and cool sensation to the body.

3. Ylang-Ylang:Positive effect on the emotional health, enhances blood circulation

4.Lemon:Alleviates anxiety & depression, helps you be alert & concentrate

5. Frankincense:Boosts the immune system, enhances focus & concentration

It’s incredible what an important role the right organic essential oils can make to anyone’s life.

While we have listed a few favourites, there are many more that will help with all symptoms and make dealing with ADHD a lot easier. However, please do note, that all essential oils, especially for use on children should be organic and not synthetic. Do browse our website and spot all the ones with certified badges.

Essential oil candles are a great way to also infuse your child’s room with the benefits of essential oils. Once again, make sure that your candles are free from paraffin wax as those release harmful chemicals in the air. Do go through our selection of soy and vegetable wax candles infused with essential oils. We at Happy Soul wish you all the goodness our organic products have to offer you.