*Update to How We Helped Alleviate Verbal & Motor Tics Naturally – MAY 2020* Since I’ve received so many inquiries about the post, I wanted to share a quick update.
The main question has been – “is it still working?” Yes – the blend is still going strong 6 years later! I truly wrote this post out of appreciation and gratefulness for finding a solution for our son’s tics.
I wanted to share our personal experience so others (who were feeling hopeless) knew there was possibly another solution that might work for them. 🙂
How We Helped
Alleviate Verbal & Motor Tics Naturally
By age 2 our son, J, was showing signs of a tic disorder. While we didn’t get a diagnosis until age 4 (after being very persistent), I already knew in my heart what our son was dealing with.
I have a very close family member who suffers from Tourette Syndrome, and it causes involuntary motor, and sometimes verbal tics. This genetic disorder is more dominant in males, and unfortunately, there is no cure.
J will be 7 years old in 2 weeks, and while he has become accustomed to the tics, he has surprisingly never asked “why” he has them.
As parents, we have made the decision to carry on as normal and not bring up the tics or give them a “voice.” He is an exceptionally bright child with a lot of love to give, and see no reason to make a big deal of his tic disorder.
A friend of mine is very knowledgeable about essential oils and how these can be used in a variety of ways for natural wellness. So, when she kept insisting that I try YL essential oils I decided to lean in.
After a sleepless night of worrying about J’s tics, I found myself online researching essential oils and tics and came across a video of a child who uses a blend of YL oils to help his motor tics. At that moment, I knew there was nothing to lose. With a bit of skepticism, I ordered the necessary essential oils for the blend and the Premium Starter Kit.
Why we chose to try essential oils for verbal and motor tics
J’s tics had good and bad months. Sometimes his lips would have a red ring around them that almost looked like he put on way too much cherry chapstick, but it was actually chapped skin from not being able to control a tic. Other tics that were bothersome would be him not being able to sit “still” due to a shoulder tic that just wouldn’t quit, or a head twitch.
There are several other disorders that can couple with Tourette Syndrome or tic disorders, like OCD, ADHD/ADD or Anxiety. J definitely has tendencies is several of those areas.
That was September (2014). It took several weeks of consistent application with a carrier oil for me to realize I hadn’t noticed any of J’s tics. I observed him from afar for minutes upon minutes without him noticing. I was in shock.
The tics were quiet, almost unrecognizable to the naked eye. The main tic (eye blinking) was apparent, but it wasn’t as forceful as it had been for the last several years.
I spoke privately with my husband about it, who had been skeptical from the start, and he agreed he hadn’t noticed the motor tics in a while. He observed J himself and nodded his head in agreement that something was working. Meanwhile, I kept up the nightly routine of 1-2 drops of the blend over his heart.
The boys had become accustomed to their nightly oil treatments and honestly found it a treat. We didn’t leave our other son, L, out of the “fun.”
The Premium Starter Kit included lavender, thieves, peppermint, joy, peace & calming, and other varieties that L could safely use.
After quietly using Young Living essential oils, I thought it was important to share our personal story. I’m not saying it’s a cure by any means, but it’s working for us. I am so grateful I stumbled upon a natural way of helping my son.
J still does not know why we started the essential oils. I didn’t want to get his hopes up, or again bring attention to the tics. So there’s definitely not a mind over matter thing to be linked here since he’s unaware why mommy gives him a special blend.
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J’s Essential Oil Blend for Verbal & Motor Tics:
- Frankincense (or Sacred Frankincense)
- Peace & Calming (if P&C is out, I recommend purchasing P&C II + Valor. Valor has the blue tansy ingredient that P&C II is missing.)
How to apply the blend:
First, apply a carrier oil like olive oil or coconut oil (I add 1/3 carrier oil to the jar before adding the EO’s). Combine an even amount of each oil listed above (15-20 drops) into the 5ml jar.
Attach the roller ball included with the starter kit and give the YL blend a shake or two to make sure it’s well blended, then roll 1-2 drops on chest (over the heart) or bottoms of feet. You may choose to rub the oils in or let them absorb on their own.
This is applied once daily at night, however, you can choose any time of day that works best for you or your family. And if you don’t see results within a few weeks, try more applications, like twice or three times a day.
Need roller balls for your blend, or a carrying case? Here’s what I use!
Young Living AromaGlide Roller Fitments – 10 packEssential Oils Case Protect Your Expensive Oils! Dense Drop-Resistant Foam Insert & Spill-Proof Hard Cover Holds 42 15ml 10ml 5ml Aromatherapy Bottles – Perfect for Travel Or Storage – Aqua
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Others have found success using this blend diffused. While Young Living has several diffusers to choose from, I’ve found this brand to last longer, plus I love that it changes colors (the kids do too)!
Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser, URPOWER 300ml Wood Grain Ultrasonic Cool Mist Whisper-Quiet Humidifier with Color LED Lights Changing & 4 Timer Settings, Waterless Auto Shut-Off for Spa BabyURPOWER 2nd Version Essential Oil Diffuser, 100ml Aroma Essential Oil Cool Mist Humidifier with Adjustable Mist Mode,Waterless Auto Shut-off and 7 Color LED Lights Changing for Home Office Baby
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