When my son was about a year and a half old he began suffering from night terrors. You know, blood curdling scream in the middle of the night followed by intense crying that seems to last forever. Yes, well our family endured this for nights on end.
You see, being the “essential oil mom” I was using all the sleep oils I could on my son. Nothing was working. I tried single oils, essential oil blends, different combinations of so many different oils. Why was nothin g helping? I was of course very frustrated. I was almost resigned to the fact that we would simply have to endure it until he outgrew it…which could’ve been months. But I certainly was not going to let that happen. I knew that there had to be an oil out there that would help. I was determined to find it which oils could help ease night terrors in children..especially my own!
So, I sat down at my computer and began to research. And low and behold….I found my problem. As it turns out, I was treating the wrong thing. Instead of trying to treat the physical sleep issues, I had to start treating the mental/emotional problems that can cause night terrors in children. I found a wonderful essential oil blend that was said to help get rid of night terrors in children. This incredible oil that helped keep me sane was called Joy. Just the name helped me realized that this was what I had been looking for. Joy is a blend of ten uplifting oils that create a magnetic energy to bring happiness to your heart. Since night terrors (and nightmares too) are created in the mind I simply placed drop of oil on each big toe. Because of the little experience I had in foot reflexology I knew that the big toe corresponds to the brain…so I felt Joy would make his mind happy too…giving him happy dreams at night.
Within the first week on applying this essential oil blend to his big toe each night, the night terrors stopped. I continued using it for a few weeks until I was able to stop altogether. Every once in awhile the night terrors return, so I start my regimen again for a few days, and they generally stop right away.
…and we all slept soundly once again!