Cheer mom essential oils

Cheer moms are some of the busiest, most dedicated, and sometimes worn-out people you will ever meet.  Juggling getting kids to practice, managing dinner, working, and keeping the family running is a tough job.

But cheer moms need a little TLC too!  Essential oils for busy moms can certainly help strengthen immunity, keep you in good spirits, and help you relax in the face of stress. Here are some of my favorites.

How were these favorites chosen? Some have a special affinity for women.  A few are not only beneficial for moms, but they are safe for children as well.   Essential oils are ideal because their effects are more immediate and take less effort to use.  There is even medical research and studies showing that aromatherapy and essential oils actually work.

  • Lavender oil: Many people find the lavender scent relaxing. It’s often used to help relieve stress and anxiety and promote good sleep.  If you’ve had a full day of travel or competition, a good night’s sleep will do wonders for you.  But winding down is sometimes a problem.  Lavender oil can help.
  • Tea tree oil: Also called melaleuca, this essential oil was used by Australia’s aboriginal people for wound healing. Today, it’s commonly used for acne, athlete’s foot, and insect bites.  When you’re dealing with a lot of makeup residue clogging pours the excessive hair product, a little tea tree oil in shampoo or mixed with face cleanser can help.
  • Peppermint oil: Sometimes carpooling, dealing with teenage athletes, and missing the occasional meal can leave you with a stomachache or headache. Because it’s cooling and has analgesic properties, peppermint oil can also help with muscle aches.  
  • Lemon oil: Many people find the citrusy scent of lemon oil a mood booster. It’s also often used in homemade cleaning products.

The safest ways to use essential oils include:

  • Aromatherapy accessories: Necklaces, bracelets, and keychains made with absorbent materials you apply essential oils to and sniff throughout the day.
  • Body oil: A mixture of essential oils with a carrier oil such as olive, jojoba, or coconut oil that can be massaged into the skin. Because essential oils are concentrated, they can cause irritation. Avoid using them full-strength on the skin.
  • Aroma stick: Also called an essential oil inhaler, these portable plastic sticks have an absorbent wick that soaks up the essential oil. They come with a cover to keep the scent under wraps until you’re ready.

Or, blend it up with a bit of carrier oil and rub it on. Done. No boiling water and steeping.  Essential oils can make a positive impact on your health and well-being as long as you use them in a safe way.