Autism miracles! Why Essential oils don't suck.
Do you see this test?!
DO you see the CLEAR, LEGIBLE handwriting?
This is a PRE-test. These are words that Bug has NEVER seen before, never practiced before, never even thought of spelling before.
The only thing we have changed lately is, over the weekend we added 100% pure, therapeutic grade Vetiver and Lavender Essential Oils to our regimen.
We are seeing HUGE progress! This is the very FIRST time EVER that he got an A+ on a pre-test. He didn't even have to take the real test because he aced the pre-test! You have no idea how intensly happy this makes me! Go baby go!!!
I started researching Vetiver after stumbling across a study conducted in 2001 by Dr. Terry Friedman where essential oils were used to treat the symptoms of ADD and ADHD in 40 children ages 6-12. Twenty of the children were not diagnosed with ADD or ADHD and were used as a control group. Each of the other twenty children had a confirmed ADD or ADHD diagnosis. The inhalation of the oils proved to settle brainwaves back into normal patterns & improve the children's scholastic performance.
The final results of the study were- Lavender oil increased performance by 53%, Cedarwood oil increased performance by 83%, and Vetiver oil increased performance by an amazing 100%!
We are most DEFINITELY seeing similar results at our house!!
I have also been using the same oils on myself that I'm putting on Bug to see how they impact my system. I have a diagnosed anxiety disorder and I have already noticed I am MUCH less anxious and more calm. The vetiver and lavender make me drowsy and have been very helpful for sleep and stress relief. I apply the oils to the bottom of our feet with coconut oil as a carrier oil to prevent skin irritation. I have also used the vetiver on the back of my neck but it irritated Bug so we have stuck to the feet for application on him.
If you decide to try essential oils out I recommend buying an essential oils guide or book and investing in a cool mist diffuser. (You can find them on Amazon) Warming diffusers, light rings, and oil heaters compromise the health benefits of the oils. You do NOT want to warm them. I also recommend that you do a fair amount of research on the manufacturer and the purity of the oils you use.
I hope essential oils help you as much as they've helped us!!
Update- A couple of weeks after writing this I was told by a teacher at Connorbug's school that she has seen a brightness in his face and eyes lately. I wanted to break down & cry right then. I remember the exact moment when I saw that brightness leave his little eyes. She didn't know we had started using oils but she definitely noticed that he was sparkling!!
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