| Randall Agee
Attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are common conditions that affect children, teens, and some adults. Marked by difficulty concentrating, impulsive behavior, and other symptoms, these difficulties respond well to natural remedies and behavior modification. See a doctor if problems worsen or fail to respond to natural treatment.
Improve Focus with Lavender:
Lavender essential oil is an excellent remedy for children and adults who suffer from ADD or ADHD, as it addresses anxiety, helps prevent meltdowns, and aids in improving focus and attention. It is also ideal for anyone who has a tendency to become overwhelmed in crowds or stressful situations. Apply 1 drop of lavender essential oil to the sole of each foot before a stressful situation. Repeat this treatment as needed. Here, the essential oil is used neat, but it can be blended with an equal amount of carrier oil prior to application.
Calm with Lavender and Roman Chamomile:
Roman chamomile essential oil is a wonderful antidote to hyperactivity, particularly in children. If you are in a pinch and have just one of these oils, you may use Roman chamomile alone to achieve similar results. Also, an equal amount of lavender and Roman chamomile essential oils may be diffused in the area where the child spends the most time.
- 2 drops carrier oil
- 1 drop lavender essential oil
- 1 drop Roman chamomile essential oil
- In a small glass bowl, add the carrier oil along with the lavender and Roman chamomile essential oils, and stir to combine.
- Using your fingertips, apply the blend to the inner wrists or behind the ears.
- Repeat this treatment once a day as needed.