Friday, May 8, 2015

Essential Oils Day 9

Day 9!!! Words cannot express how I am feeling today.

Last two nights I've been doing the layering of vetiver, cedarwood, lavendar.. a deep breathe inhaling from what's in my hands.. and cedarwood and lavender in a diffuser at night.  In the morning I'm often running around so I just have him inhale the oils from the bottle quickly before rushing off to school.

Last night my husband worked on his homework with him and he was very compliant and focused.  I thought it was amazing!

This morning was a morning like none other.  Usually it's a painful process of losing my patience with him because he's not listening and running around like a banchee before school.  THIS morning was different.  He got HIMSELF breakfast.. got ready for school right away when I asked him (granted he couldn't find shorts so I had to help him, but no struggle to focus on the task at hand)... and the kicker... when I sent the kids to the car as we left the house (usually they're running around in the driveway).. he sat in the car, and was reading a book!!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! I just had to stare at him because I was in disbelief.  Now "A" does not enjoying reading, and he has difficulty sitting still enough to focus on a book unless I sit with him.

Now "A" is still "A'.  He is his usual high energy self.. BUT he's toned down a notch.  He can focus on the task at hand.. these are things that I never thought possible.  As a stay at home mom I see all these minute difference and they add up to a whole lot! He might still be his crazy, happy go lucky self, but the things hes been able to accomplish this past week has kept me speechless! I feel nervous like I'm going to jinx it! :)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Day 6 Essential Oil Combo may be the trick

I was pretty disappointed that the Vetiver alone didn't do it for "A" in the first 5 days.  End of day 6 (which was yesterday) we did a layer.. vetiver then cedarwood then lavender... all on the big toes and some on the back of the neck and then had his smell it from my palms.  At night I put our usual vetiver in a diffuser.

Crazy thing happened... usually "A" takes quite a bit to fall asleep and tosses and turns for about 30 minutes.  This night, 4 minutes flat.. sleeping! CRAZY! I thought it must be a fluke.  This morning of day 7 he was still his usual self, but much easier to get ready for school and out the door! Could this be it? The combo?? 

Day 7, evening, did it again.. layered them one by one on the toes and around the neck.  Instead I put cedarwood and lavender in the diffuser tonight.  Again, out very very quickly! Let's see what tomorrow holds.. I'm getting excited! :)

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Has it truly been years?? Starting fresh with essential oils- vetiver, cedarwood, lavender

How has the time gone by so fast.. 2012 was my last post. Life got chaotic.. another child, another job, a new house, etc. CHAOS CHAOS CHAOS.

I want to write a series of posts for myself.. to keep track of #2 progress on essential oils. I know.. this blog is absolutely random. That's me.. random.

#2, AKA "A" is a very hyperactive crazy kid. He's super loving and a big hugger but also unfocused and often times out of control.  Heard some great things about essential oils and specifically vetiver, cedarwood and lavender on adhd kids and hyperactivity.  So here goes...

Day 1-5:  Vetiver was applied "neat" to the big toes and occasionally to the back of the neck (only occasionally because it's a strong smell so I only did it when home).

On Day 2 I started using a diffuser at night to see if it would help.  Thus far.. no change and no significant difference in his day to day life.

Day 6: Heard about layering.. will try vetiver to the big toes then layer cedarwood first.. will see how this goes.