Anita Whittingham - Essential oils teacher | Natural solutions for children’s health
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Natural solutions for children’s health

One of the reasons I was drawn to essential oils was because they allow me to take a more proactive approach to my toddler’s health. They are a great addition to our first aid toolkit. I love knowing I have the right things at home so if anything happens in the middle of the night (or during the day) I am prepared and we can stay home, rest and get better with the oils. If things get serious I do take my bub to the Doctor but so far I’ve only had to take her to the Dr to get her vaccinations. We have been using doTERRA essential oils since Bella was 8 months old and now she is 21 months.

In addition to my free eBook that contains some super simple recipes to get started using essential oils to reduce toxins around the home and boost wellness,  here are a few recipes for home remedies for some common childhood ailments. Modern Essentials is a book and app that I use. It is really handy to be able to look up a health condition to see which oils are recommended. I am also part of a larger group of raving oil fans on Facebook who share their success stories. I love reading their testimonials. Please keep in mind that different oils resonate with people differently. So you may need to see what works best for you and your family.

The day you turn to Natural Solutions FIRST, is a great day for the health of you and your family (and your future generations).


Dilute 1-2 drops Thyme or Lemon in 2 Tablespoons carrier oil, and massage a little on neck and chest. Also add in warm broth into the diet and other gut friendly food


Dilute 1 drop Cypress or Lemon in an unscented bath gel or coconut oil, and use for a bath.


Mix 5 drops Lavender with 1 teaspoon Aloe Vera. Apply over sunburnt area.


To dry a blister, soak a gauze pad in diluted tea tree oil and lay it over the blister and cover with an adhesive bandage. When the blister has broken, wash with warm water and let it dry. *


Add 10 drops Lavender and 10 drops Roman Chamomile to 100ml calamine lotion. Mix and apply twice a day over body.


Impetigo or school sores are a common childhood infection and very contagious. Dabbing tea tree oil on the affected area and keeping it covered to stop your child touching the infected areas can help reduce its spread. *


Add 10-15 drops Tea Tree to 1/2 cup of conditioner. Lather onto wet hair. Leave for 5-10 minutes to suffocate the lice, then use a fine comb to comb the lice and eggs out. Repeat daily until no sign of lice.


In a 30 ml glass spray bottle add 5 drops Lavender, 5 drops Tea Tree and 5 drops OnGuard. Top up with fractionated coconut oil.  Spray on hands, feet, nappy area or wherever skin needs soothing from irritation. You can also spray into your hands, rub together and apply around mouth area where skin irritations are present. doTERRA essential oils are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) oils so they are safe to use around the mouth, please take caution in doing so if your oils are not CPTG.


In a 30 ml glass spray bottle combine 5 drops of each of Lavender, Tea Tree and Frankincense. Top up with fractionated coconut oil then spray on skin. If the skin is broken from scratching do not use Tea Tree.

Consider cutting out damp food from the diet such as wheat, sugar, dairy & fatty meat (pork and duck). Replace with lean meat (chicken and fish) and lots of organic bone broth.


Combine 2 tablespoons carrier oil with 2 drops Lavender, 1 drop Tea Tree & 1 drop Roman Chamomile. Apply to the mastoid bone behind the ear. Do not put inside the ear.


Dilute 1-2 drops Tea Tree or OnGuard in 2 Tablespoons of carrier oil and apply on throat or reflex points on the feet. These oils can also be diffused into the air, or inhaled directly from the bottle, or from hands, tissue or cotton wick.


Dilute 1-2 drops of Helichrysum to 2 Tablespoons of carrier oil and apply to bruise for pain reduction and healing.


Diffuse Tea Tree or inhale directly from the bottle, a tissue or hands. Dilute and apply to reflex points on the feet.

CAUTION: Never put essential oils directly in the eyes. Be careful when applying oils near the oils.


In a 10ml rollerbottle add 4 drops Oregano, 4 drops Tea Tree, 3 drops Frankincense, 3 drops OnGuard and 3 drops lavender. Top up with fractionated coconut oil and apply to spots. Shower instead of bath + Daily probiotics. Don’t share baths, towels, etc

Or see this recipe and testimonial from Aimee.


People have shared different oil blends that they have had success with. Michelle’s testimonial below includes a recipe for her 7 yr old son. Kristy shares 2 different blends she uses to support her asthma. Melissa, a physio, shares a powerful story with the blend EasyAir that was one of the oils I was first introduced to. Sarah’s testimonial is yet another story of the powerful effects of these oils. 🙂


This testimonial from Kamini describes how to treat threadworm naturally with essential oils.

Natural solutions for worms


Jodi avoided using steroids with this essential oil blend. Incredible!

Essential oils for croup
how to treat croup naturally

More coming soon

Stay tuned for another post coming soon with natural solutions using essential oils for fever, cough, nappy rash, mosquito bites, tonsillitis, bronchiolitis, psoriasis and more.

You may have noticed the same oils mentioned above that can be used to treat multiple conditions. This is one of the fantastic things about essential oils. They are so versatile due to their antimicrobial and antiviral properties. Essential oils are pure extracts from plants that plants produce to fight threats such as mold, fungus, viruses and bacteria. Since our cells are similar to plant cells we can use essential oils to eliminate threats and help us take control of our health naturally. Essential oils have been used throughout history and when used properly they are safe, effective and affordable.

The best way to get started using essential oils is with an enrolment kit so you can buy oils at wholesale prices saving you at least 25%.  The Home Essentials kit is a great way to get started as it includes 6 single oils, 4 oil blends and a diffuser. With these 10 oils I can support my bub naturally for a variety of conditions mentioned above plus:

  • diarrhoea, vomiting, gastro & digestive upset
  • car sickness
  • teething pain
  • sleep support
  • cuts and scratches
  • colds and respiratory support
  • boosting immunity
  • skin soothing
  • relaxation
  • nits prevention and so much more

The Home Essentials kit costs $330 and will save you over $100 if you purchased everything individually.

The Nature’s Solutions kit is a new kit that was just released for sale at the end of May. If I was starting out I would get this kit for sure. It includes all the oils in the home essentials kit plus some extra oils, a diffuser and some natural products. It is the ultimate starter kit for a complete overhaul and also includes a 100 point credit worth over $125. The Nature’s solutions kit is $635 and is worth every dollar.

There are enrolment kits starting at $174 or you can create your own custom kit from $35. For more information on these enrolment kits see this page or send me a message.

The ultimate essential oils for home remedies

Also something that is handy to know is doTERRA even have a 30 day Money-Back Guarantee (though I have never personally known anybody to use it. 😉 

Get your oils. Get empowered naturally. Feel content knowing that you have safe effective options at home when needed. Use me as your teacher to learn how to use essential oils to cut out toxic crap from your cleaning products and personal care products. Learn how to take your cooking and raw treats to the next level with natural flavours. Because when you purchase through someone like myself, whose business IS supporting people with doTERRA oils, then you get incredible support through text, email, our team Facebook Group and calls if you like.

The step by step instructions to purchase are here. You will not regret it.

It is my mission for every home to have natural solutions. 🙂

Essential oils have physical, emotional, spiritual and financial benefits. If you are open to learning more about essential oils please send me a message , or connect with me on Facebook or Instagram. I’d love to help you get started. They have totally changed our lives and I am super excited to share everything I learn and teach others about these incredible gifts of the earth. You can save 25% on essential oils and buy them at wholesale prices. Click here for more info.


Please note I don’t claim that essential oils can diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. I simply share what has worked for myself and others. I encourage you to become empowered with essential oils so you can make informed decisions for yourself and your family. I love teaching others and sharing resources to become empowered. Once you join my team you will receive my full support to learn how to use essential oils safely and to meet your specific health priorities.

Safety precautions: It is a good idea to dilute all essential oils before applying them on a child’s skin, so as to avoid any skin irritation. The recommended dilution is one drop of essential oil with 1 teaspoon of a carrier oil such as coconut oil, sweet almond, jojoba, avocado oil, sunflower oil, extra-virgin olive oil, etc.

*from the Red Tent Mum’s A-Z Children’s Home remedies course.

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