One of my nieces asked for advice on using essential oils to keep kids from getting sick and missing school. Here’s what I wrote to her.
If I had kids in school, I would put some Deliverance oil in a little spray bottle (diluted with water) and spray some in their mouths and on their hands before and after school. It’s easy and it’s good for killing bugs of all kinds. Also, just using any oil (best to use a variety) everyday can help keep them from getting sick and/or shortens the time of sickness. I am a big believer in this.
Also, whenever I think I’m starting to get a cold, I breathe Tea Tree (and soak in the tub with a few drops). I do this faithfully and I hardly ever get a cold. There are also some good oils, like Aspire, Breezey, Eucalyptus, and Pine for respiratory problems.
The other oil I would recommend is Inside Out for tummy problems. This one can stop a bad tummy ache right in its tracks. I use it myself when I feel any weird tummy thing coming on.
Hope this helps!