Essential oils are extracts from parts of various plants. These oils are then distilled into extremely concentrated forms to be used as treatment. Essential oils are often as aromatherapy, but some can be applied directly on skin or even taken orally. But read the labels first.
Of particular interest to ADHD children is an oil by the name Vetiver. This oil has an earthy smell that soothes, calms and earths. It has also been documented to relieve shock and trauma.
Vetiver is often applied directly on skin, although inhaling it, or used in a diffuser are also perfectly alright. I have also read that it also comes in a pill form that can be taken as a dietary supplement.
More and more parents believe that stipulating the right hemisphere of the brain is as important as developing the left. However, classes that specifically cater to such holistic development don’t come cheap. So, what can we do if we cannot afford these? The answer is for them to do art.
#14 - Organizing a scavenger hunt or a picnic with your children’s classmates or pre-school friends
#13 - Quilling Art