Hyperactivity is most commonly associated in children and adults with ADD and ADHD.
These conditions are neurobehavioral and impact a person’s ability to focus and/or
concentrate. With this hyperactivity, a person may be restless, chattering, full of energy, and
constantly moving, unable to sit still for any substantial amount of time.
Lavender oil (Lavandula angustifolia) is commonly used to treat stress and tension. It has
powerful relaxing properties that act on both emotional and physical levels, affecting
both brain and muscle. It impacts the nervous system to combat restlessness and can
help anyone struggling with hyperactivity to better maintain a relative sense of calm and
Room diffusers that produce a vapor mist are perhaps the easiest way to disperse lavender
oil, especially to children. Add 5-10 drops, sit back, and inhale.
Apply 1-2 drops to key points on the body, such as the temples, back of the neck, chest,
shoulders, inside of the wrists, in the armpits, and on the reflex points of the feet
(particularly the bottom of the big toe).
Place 1-2 drops of lavender oil in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil and massage onto back,
shoulders, neck, or arms.
Add a few drops to a warm bath or shower, utilizing the natural heat and steam to absorb
Add 5-10 drops to a small spray bottle of water and spray onto pillows and sheets before
bedtime. For children, this mist can also be used on stuffed animals and blankets.
This information is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to prescribe,
treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition. As always, before you begin any
sort of regimen using essential oils, please consult with your physician, naturopath, or
aromatherapist before doing so. The use of oils can be very empowering and effective
in the treatment of a variety of ailments. However, use your own discretion; the medical
community is there to help us when oils can't.