Using Essential Oils in Your Neurodiverse Home


Parenting a neurodivergent child can be a challenge. 

I understand.  I do it everyday. 

Children with disabilities and disorders can require special support for even the most basic daily tasks and routines.   Staying calm, getting enough rest, managing their mood and focusing on the task at hand is not something that comes easily to our neurodiverse children. 

Deficits in these areas combine to create a perfect storm of stress, overload and overwhelm – resulting in an inevitable meltdown.

It’s a hell of a way to live.  Yet this is a daily reality for many children and their families. 

Support comes to us in many forms – dedicated therapists who teach our children (and us) strategies to cope, supplements and dietary intervention that do their best to assist struggling little bodies, plus I also use essential oils.

Essential oils can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications, but I want to stress that essential oils are not meant to be a replacement for medical drugs and/or professional therapy. 

The reason I use them is simply this: my kids do better with them than without them.  And with all the struggles our neurodiverse children face on a daily basis, I am up for anything that can help them out!

I choose to use doTERRA essential oils and blends for their guaranteed purity and potency, which I believe is an important consideration when choosing an essential oil company. 

In this practical guide, you’re going to learn how essential oils can support neurodivergent people, plus the basics of essential oils and how to use them.

To make this guide easier to read and navigate, I’ve broken it up into different chapters.

Guide Chapters

Click on this symbol at any time to return to this page.