My article ‘5 Essential Oils To Fight Fatigue and Open Chakras’ mentions that essential oils can be used for autism. I have a dear friend who has an autistic thirteen year old son. So I did some research and here’s what I learned about using essential oils for autism.
There are strong testimonials about using essential oils for autism. Essential oils restore balance to the body and help with mental acuity and focus. Essential oils allow the mind to reconnect and react positively to surroundings by psychologically grounding, calming and stabilizing the autistic person. Meltdowns are reduced or eliminated. Essential oils also help with sleep issues, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem.
There’s lots of hype around Young Living Essential Oils which are used for autistic children. Young Living has 83 essential oils for autism. I won’t list them all but they include: angelica, balsam fir, basil, bergamot, black pepper, cardamon, carrot seed, dill, eucalyptus, fennel, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, spearmint, and vetiver.
What is getting lots of buzz is Young Living’s Reconnect Kit. It’s four blends of essential oil blends that you apply daily. Each blend combines a long list of essential oils. If you want to know the ingredients of each essential oil blend, they are listed on the website. The kit is simple and easy to use. Here’s what the Reconnect Kit is supposed to do:
- Reconnect – uplifts mood. It allows the mind to react positively and reconnect to surroundings.
- InTouch – calming, grounding, unites body, mind, and spirit. Helps body integrate with environment.
- SleepIze – relaxes and calms body and mind.
- GeneYus – helps with focusing on a task.
I suggest checking with your doctor before trying any of these essential oils. What works for someone might not work for you. Be aware that essential oils can cause allergic reactions and issues of heavy metal toxicity. If essential oils seem to be working better than medication, you might want to discuss the matter first with your doctor before deciding to stop using the medication.
I’d love to know if you’ve used essential oils for autism, how quickly or noticeable was the change in behaviour and attitude? Are you still using essential oils for autism? Have a wonderful day everyone!