Raindrop for Kids

1 August 8, 2011 - Archive

We all know that children love to play and have fun. They are also good at exchanging germs. With summer coming to a close and school just around the corner, there will be greater opportunity for them to pick up germs. They get them on the playground, in the classroom, and from other children. So what can parents and grandparents do to strengthen their children? I suggest giving them the wonderful benefits of Young Living’s Raindrop Technique® kit to support their immune system as they start school.

If you have any concerns about using essential oils on children, try the oils on their feet first. Be sure to follow individual label instructions and dilute oils with V‑6™ Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex when using topically. Follow-up the initial application to the feet with a light application to the back as indicated below. Keep an eye out for reddening of the skin and let the child know to tell you if he or she feels any burning or discomfort. If this happens, you can easily add V‑6™ Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex to cool down the skin.

To perform the Raindrop, have the child lay quietly on a bed or massage table on his or her back.

1. Start with Valor®. Put a drop in each hand. Cross your arms and apply Valor to the child’s feet. Hold the feet and wait for an energy change in the body.

2. Have the child roll on to his or her tummy to put the oils on the back. Rub your finger over the bottle to get a small amount of oil on your finger, then rub the oil up the back starting at the lower back. Watch for any redness or discomfort.

3. One at a time apply oregano, thyme, basil, cypress, wintergreen, marjoram, and peppermint to the back. Children can be more sensitive to the oils, so be sure to check after each oil to make sure there is no redness or discomfort and apply V‑6 oil if necessary.

The Raindrop Technique is a great way to prepare kids for school and winter. It’s also a great way to get them used to using Young Living’s essential oils at an early age.

Peace be with you,

Kaye Lynne Murphy, LMT

Kaye Lynne Murphy, LMT, is a licensed massage therapist specializing in Raindrop Therapy and emotional release on people of all ages. She is the author of “The 15‑minute Feelings Release” CD, a self‑help emotional release program following Young Living’s Feelings Kit, and a 30‑min. Raindrop Therapy DVD. Her practice includes helping adults and children better themselves by using Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ essential oils. She uses only Young Living products in her practice. You can register for her free e‑NewsLetter at  www.kayelynne.com

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6 Comments

  • Gillian September 1, 2016 - 7:08 am Reply

    I absolutely LOVE this technique.. I’m curious how often you think it is ok to perform this when their immune system is compromised:)

    • Young Living September 9, 2016 - 8:05 am Reply

      Hi Gillian, Due to the extreme sensitivities of children and as each child is uniquely different, we recommend consulting with your pediatrician for personalized guidance to determine what is right for the child. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Sylvia February 17, 2016 - 8:10 pm Reply

    Can kids use wintergreen? I read that wintergreen should not be used by kids under 11 years old.

    • Young Living February 18, 2016 - 12:43 pm Reply

      Hi Sylvia, Although we do recommend extreme caution when using essential oils for children, through our research and 20+ years of experience, we have found that essential oils can be safe and beneficial for people of all ages. We recommend referring to the individual label directions for any age restrictions. Essential oils should also be diluted for use on children. We suggest using a patch test procedure to ensure that the oil is properly diluted for the child. To perform a patch test, apply 1-2 drops of EO to a patch of skin such as the forearm. Please refer to http://www.youngliving.com/blog/essential-oils-in-the-nursery/ for more information for younger children and babies. If you have further concerns, we suggest consulting a health care provider for personalized guidance to determine what is right for your children. We hope this information is helpful and appreciate you stopping by!

  • Olga Hermans August 14, 2011 - 9:14 pm Reply

    Thank you so much for explaining to us how we can use the oils for children. I just started the oils so I am a newbie in all of this. But I truly enjoyed your writing. thanks!

  • Melissa August 8, 2011 - 6:00 pm Reply

    Just started this with my kids last week before camp!

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