Essential Oils to treat ADHD In 2001, a study done by Dr. Terry Friedman found that vetiver oil is effective in treating children with ADHA. The case study was conducted for two years (1999-2001), and it involved 40 children between 6 and 12 years old. Twenty of the children were not diagnosed with ADHD they served as the control group and 20 children were diagnosed. The essential oils that were used in the study were lavender, vetiver, cedarwood and Brain Power (which is a blend of frankincense, sandalwood, melissa, cedarwood, blue cypress, lavender and helichrysum essential oils). The essential oils were tested one at a time for 30 days per oil; the children used a inhalation device at night and inhaled the essential oil about three times day when they were feeling “scattered.” The final results were extremely promising – lavender oil’s benefits were apparent, as it increased performance by 53 percent, cedarwood essential oil increased performance by 83 percent and vetiver oil increased performance by 100 percent! The study found that the relaxing and calming properties of vetiver oil helped the children combat their ADHD and ADD symptoms, which typically include difficulty in concentrating, diminished focus, being easily distracted, difficulty with organization and following directions, impatience, and fidgety behavior. The research that is being done to support vetiver oil, and other essential oils, as an effective natural remedy for ADHD is an exciting and much-needed prospect. Dr. Friedman is employed by Penn Medicine. In New Jersey, providers are affiliated with Penn Medicine through Clinical Health Care Associates of New Jersey. Recognized by America's Top Doctors for 2017, Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's May 2018 Top Docs issue
At GSL Organics, we are dedicated in helping people to improve their lives, by using essential oils and healing ingredients in all of our products. For years we have been making products and providing much relief and, in many cases healing those with eczema, psoriasis, acne, rosacea and anti-aging. I recently had a mom come to us to help her son with ASD / ADHD. After I did some research I put together a group of 4 essential oil with easy to follow detailed instructions. After two weeks, the results we simple amazing. Here are the moms notes in her own words. May 25, 2018 Brayden had gotten a little frustrated and ancy. I applied a drop of each oil to the back of his neck. While we took a walk, he calmed down. About 15-20 min after I applied the oil. May 28, 2018 Today I put the diffuser on. It had been running for about 45 min when Brayden started to get upset about his blocks falling off the table. He usually would have had a meltdown but he just got a little upset and then calmed down. May 31, 2018 Last night Brayden had a meltdown (mostly because he was tired). I applied lavender and cedarwood to the back of his neck and had him sit with me. After about 15 min he was calm and by 20 min he went upstairs. I went up to check on him (maybe 5-10 min after he went up) he was out cold! June 10, 2018 Brayden was very irritated today. I placed 2 drops of each oil into the diffuser. Within 15 min he was calm.
There has been much research on this topic and essential oils. I know the power of essential oils and this mom confirmed it once more of its amazing healing properties. Most people read which essential oils help with children with ASD and ADHD, but there are no clear instructions on how and when to use them safely for the ultimate benefits. As a certified aromatherapist and formulator, I have developed a formula on how and when to use pure & safe essential oils to maximum relief within minutes
Looking forward in helping you help your children, Candy Ann St. Martine-Pack C.A.