How To Use Essential Oils to Calm Those with Oppositional Defiant Disorder


Do You Know Someone with ODD?

ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder) is so hard on the parents and siblings and especially the child that has it. They don’t want to feel this way. In this blog post, I will share with you how to use essential oils to calm those with ODD.

How Essential Oils Work

Can essential oils really help? Yes, they can. They are powerful, aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They have been around for centuries and before modern medicine, they were used for all things. To calm those with Oppositional Defiant Disorder, you will use your essential oils aromatically and topically. When used aromatically, the Essential oils are quickly absorbed by the smell receptors, which have a direct link to the limbic system by way of the olfactory nerve. The limbic system is part of the brain that supports a variety of functions including smell, emotions, behavior, and memory. For this reason, essential oils have an especially powerful effect via aromatic application. You may also want to apply topically up and down the spine diluted and on pulse points and back of neck.

How Often Do I Need to Use Them?

Personally, I use my essential oils everyday. I put them on in the morning and throughout the day if I am feeling anxious and in my diffuser all day. I also run my diffuser at night with calming oils to help me sleep. If I am using them topically, then I apply every 4-6 hours or as symptoms come back.

Which essential oils are best for calming?

Wood Oils - can be very grounding and stabilizing. Think of a tree during a storm. It sways and moves, but its roots ground it.

Floral/Citrus Oils - Can be very calming as well. Lavender oil is considered a nervous system restorative and helps with inner peace, sleep, restlessness, irritability, panic attacks, nervous stomach and general nervous tension.

How Do I Know Which Ones to Purchase?

After all of my research, I have decided to partner with doTerra in my business because I know the high standards that doTerra has when it comes to providing essential oils for therapeutic benefits. I only use doTerra and I advise my clients to do the same due to the rigorous testing and proof of where our oils come from. One thing you do not want is an essential oil that is not 100% Pure as it is very easy to adulterate essential oils with many things that are harmful.

I’m Ready to Get Started. Now What?

If you are ready to get started, then all we need to do is set up a time to chat to decide which oils you would like to start with. My part only takes about 30 minutes. We will go over your health goals, a little about doTerra and then we will pick oils that best fit your needs. There’s no pressure to buy, but if you do see something that you’d like to try, I will show you how to do that.

Other Perks For Ordering

When you enroll with me, you get so much more than your oils. You get a community filled with like minded people to walk this journey with you. You also get ME, a Certified Health Coach to walk this journey with you. We will get together for a Complimentary 1 hour Wellness Consult after you get your oils to be sure that you feel comfortable using them. Another perk is that you get to enroll in Oil Camp which is an online camp specifically for new oilers for FREE to educate you on many different ways to use your oils.

Next Steps

If you are ready to chat, here’s a link to schedule a FREE Essential Oils Appointment. Click here to schedule.


As a mom to a child with ADHD, I’ve been there and want to serve you well while you navigate this journey. Please check out my other blog posts and download my FREE BOOKLET - 5 Ways to Keep Your Child with ADHD Calm and Focused here.

Until next time,


About the author:  Mary is a wife of 22 years and mom to three children, one who has ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder.  She is also a Certified Health Coach and loves to serve her clients through a Free Facebook group, Online and In-Person Individual Family Coaching and Group Coaching programs.  She is also a self published author of "Food & The Brain" a book about how food affects our brains and the creator of "Grocery Store to Table" a program with a proven approach to helping your child accept new foods into their diets.