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.)
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