13 – Essential Oils and ADHD with Jodi Cohen
13 - Essential Oils and ADHD with Jodi Cohen
Tips to Help You NOT Blame Your Child with ADHD

On this week’s episode of Soaring Child, we had a conversation with Jodi Cohen. Jodi is a Functional Practitioner, best-selling author, award-winning journalist, and founder of Vibrant Blue Oils. In this talk, we dive deep into the topic of essential oils and how they can help treat kids with ADHD.

Jodi discusses the many different types of oils and their intentions, the different ways to smell or consume oils, and how to choose the right oil for your child. Many times, we don’t get the right amount of oxygen or stimuli in the brain when our nervous system is under attack. So simply applying some oil around the nose will calm our nervous system down because we know that smell is deeply correlated with memory.

Jodi mentions that kids love scents. However, for those who don’t, there are other methods that can help ease their stress, like applying some oil on their hands or feet. She says that kids love it so much that they’ll have their oils in their backpack ready just in case their emotions get the best of them. Tune in to find out more on the correlation between essential oils and ADHD!

 Show Notes

Key Takeaways:

[4:58] Jodi’s personal experience with ADHD

[9:41] What essential oils can help with ADHD

[11:38] Your child’s nervous system can be in the wrong gear

[15:35] Different ways to apply and consume oils

[19:55] How to instruct kids on how to use oils during school

[22:53] Jodi’s oil blends and their intentions for kids with ADHD

[25:32] Essential oils that are good for moms and adults

[26:47] Understanding cortisol and its effect on stress


Memorable Quotes:

“One of the challenges with ADHD and anything related to different areas of the brain, is that it is super hard to get anything into the brain because it has a great security system.”

​​“The more you can kind of center yourself and ground yourself using oils like vetiver, cedar wood, frankincense, lavender, things that are kind of rooted in the earth.”

“Especially if you have a squirmy little guy who doesn’t necessarily like the smell of oils but will let you rub their feet. That’s a really great place to start. If you had to pick one, I would say vetiver or frankincense.”

“Out of all the ways that you can use oils, putting them on your skin, especially if they’re deluded, is the least harmful.”

“Smell is correlated with memory, so we just teach them… when your heart starts beating really fast, you can either teach them to apply the parasympathetic behind their earlobe, or you can just say, this is your happy smell.”

“It starts in your brain. Your hypothalamus tells your pituitary to tell your adrenal glands to release this stress hormone, cortisol, which gives you kind of the energy to deal with stressful situations.”

“Some of the moms that were skeptical are like, my kid always has it in their backpack. You know, it must be working. If something helps you, you don’t forget to use it.”

“I don’t recommend using oils with kids that are under 2 years old just because they’re so little and oils are so powerful.”


Guest Resources

Jodi is a bestselling author, award-winning journalist, functional practitioner and founder of Vibrant Blue Oils, where she has combined her training in nutritional therapy and aromatherapy to create unique proprietary blends of organic and wild-crafted essential oils. She has helped over 50,000 clients heal from brain related challenges, including anxiety, insomnia, and autoimmunity.

For the past ten years, she has lectured at wellness centers, conferences, and corporations on brain health, essential oils, stress, and detoxification. She has been seen in The New York Times, Wellness Mama, Elephant Journal and numerous publications. Her website, vibrantblueoils.com, is visited by over 300,000 natural health seekers every year, and she has rapidly become a top resource for essential oils education on the Internet today.


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International Best Selling Book, Thriving with ADHD – https://adhdthriveinstitute.com/book/

Free Reduce ADHD Symptoms Naturally Masterclass – https://bit.ly/3GAbFQl

ADHD Parenting Course – https://info.adhdthriveinstitute.com/parentingadhd

ADHD Thrive Method 4 Kids Program – https://adhdthriveinstitute.com/packages/



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