I've never heard of it. How would you use them and which ones? My boys both have ADHD, and I've heard of a lot of different things, such as fish oil or even Valerian root (which I would definitely talk to a doctor about Valerian before using it with a kid). But I've never heard of essential oils.
If it's just topical application (applying to skin, inhaling from a cotton ball or something like that), I don't really see the harm in trying it in conjunction with any current treatment. I'd be cautious for an allergic reaction or irritation if it's applied to the skin, but as long as you don't discontinue current treatment, I don't think it could hurt to try it. If it's any kind of ingestion, I'd definitely talk to the doctor first. (can you even ingest essential oils? I'm not sure on that.)
at 6:40 PM on Jul. 11, 2013