Improving Appetite in Underweight Child

by Cindi
(North Pole, AK)

What smells could we surround a child with to get them to eat more and have an appetite?

Hi Cindi thanks for your question. It is very important that you check with your professional health practitioner FIRST and get the all clear that there is no underlying condition and give the ok for using essential oils.

Once you get the all clear from your GP or specialist, and it is ok to use essential oils, it is very important that you only use the purest quality essential oils, otherwise they could make the the situation worse.

Some essential oils may contain additives, preservatives, isolated (and potentially hazardous) compounds such as limonene and linalool, pesticide and herbicide residues etc.

Here is a list of essential oils I would suggest:

  • Bergamot essential oil

  • Ginger essential oil

  • Hyssop essential oil

  • Lemon essential oil

  • Myrrh essential oil

  • Nutmeg essential oil

  • Orange essential oil

  • Spearmint essential oil

You could diffuse one or more of these essential oils. You might like to allow your child to smell and select the essential oils he/she likes and (if they are old enough) allow them to put the drops into the diffuser so that they can make this part of their ritual for meal time.

Of course, I only use and recommend Young Living Essential Oils. *These products are only available from Young Living Essential Oils. Please visit my store for more information.

Wishing you happy, healthy meal times ahead :)

Essential Oil Goddess

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