Out of control


They were out of control. They never slept through a night. They fought and squabbled all the time. Mealtimes were a nightmare. Aggressive and abusive, they did not respond to discipline. Or any form of behavioural control. Cajoling and bribery were useless. School ?  If they did attend, it was chaotic and incident filled. Often they were sent home, suspended. Sometimes even expelled.

Desperate, the parents had tried everything – conventional and extreme. None of it made any difference. Until one day they were told about a study that had been conducted by Dr Terry Friedman into treatment of children with ADD/ADHD.  He found that –

Attention improved with the use of Cedarwood (53.1%), Vetiver (52.4%) and  Lavender (39.7%.)

Hyperactivity was reduced with the use of Vetiver (100%), Cedarwood (83%) and Lavender (60%).

Desperate to find a solution, or at least reduce the chaos that was their life,  they decided to try vetiver essential oil. Ultrasound diffusers and a bottle of Vetiver essential oil were purchased. One for each child’s bedroom. The oil was diffused in each room for an hour before bedtime and left on for another two after. It was the first time they could remember the children sleeping undisturbed through the whole night.

It has now become a regular routine. Life in the home and at school has settled into a routine that is peaceful and calm. The days of being out of control are a dim distant memory.

(This story is based on real life experience.)

vetiver FB poster

Have you ever smelt Vetiver? It smells like a forest after a fire has gone through.

Although an “acquired” smell, it does have wonderful qualities of stilling a busy mind, and grounding. Calming and stabilising, it is also good for managing stress or when recovering from emotional trauma. Some find it helpful to use when settling down to sleep.

It’s probably not surprising that the oil is found in the roots of the plant.

How do I use it?

Vetiver is a thick oil, so it may be easier to remove the dropper from the bottle.

Apply a drop or two over the lower chakras – base, sacral and solar plexus. Inhaling and diffusing it are also good options.

Do yourself a favour and only use 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oil. Personally I prefer to use Young           Living oils as  I know and trust the quality –   Buy some now

© Raili Tanska

Images personal album and Young Living

25 thoughts on “Out of control

  1. I meant to tell u the other day i read icelandic and finnish big lore famous books influenced Tolkien , i didn’t know, have you read any?

    1. Kalevala is a very famous Finnish epic akin to Homer’s works. It is available on-line as an english translation. It’s a bit tedious to read, but I have. Tried reading it in Finnish but found it too difficult. I found the translated version a couple of years ago – took me a year of reading it in bite size bits 🙂

      1. I KNEW that you would know! That’s the one, the Kalevala. So worth reading but a bit heavy going? I will look online. Thank you. I knew you’d know. My clever friend.

      2. Font of all knowledge, I am 🙂 The one I read was a bit clunky in some translations and formatting. Reads like a typical epic with the repetition and saga-ry feel to it. As far as I know it’s the only full translation. Or was a couple of years ago. Have fun reading 🙂

      3. I will prob die reading but I’m piqued. You are a fountain of knowledge my pre raphelite friend but aren’t the Finns and Icelandic people known for their intelligence?

      4. Pre-raphelite?! I’ll have to start keeping a list of all the descriptive names you call me 🙂 Of course we Finns are renowned for our intelligence – and our modesty too, my soft feathered friend…

      5. Hehe I love redhair so I’m biased, I’ll try to think of more my taciturn Finnish wood nymph♡♡♡

      6. Thanks – it’s not a good photo. My hair was actually a mix of light brown, blonde, purple and pink 🙂 It’s now blonde, light brown and the purple is fading to a soft pink ….might go rainbow one day, lol!!

      7. Purple is an awesome choice! Love that. Think most people can’t pull it off but suspect you can … ok so no redhead words anymore. My purple Finn I shall have to think harder♡

      8. Ta 🙂 I love purple and this is a particularly vibrant fluoro that fades gently into a lovely soft pink which I also happen to like. So no horrid root regrowth.

  2. This rocks! I was diagnosed with “ADHD” when I was a young person and it always felt like someone else was trying to shut me up and “settle me down”. It took 30 years to discover my unique voice and to channel that energy into something that truly adds value to the world! I share that gift every day with those whom I am blessed to interact with and on my blog. I learned to direct that energy like water and become a channel that energizes others. A life long learner and committed to sharing the truth. I am SO glad I came across your work! Happy to NOW be following 🙂 Keep rocking and THANK YOU. With Joy, Zach from StrengthsLife.com

    1. Wow – thank YOU! Yours is an awesome story. To see the challenge as a gift, to restory and redirect your life – how fantastic! I have just been to look at your blog. In your words, it rocks! The posts I have read are so grounded, honest, simple and beautifully written from the heart. They are a pleasure to read too. I am honoured to have made your acquaintance. Look forward to reading lots more of your work 🙂

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