A Natural Alternative to ADHD Meds or Help in Living with a Firecracker!

I’ve had a little bundle of energy in my house for the last 5 months! The child, from here on known as “firecracker,” meets me at the door when I arrive home from a long day of work and talks 90 to nothing, asking me questions in which the answers are very obvious! “Are you home?  Is that your lunch kit?  What are you doing?”  Firecracker even follows me outside to the garden.  This is the time where I like to relax and check on new plant growth.  But even there the questions continue, “Are your vegetables growing? Are we going to eat a lot of yummy vegetables?”  Many times these questions are asked over and over again, even though I have answered them very clearly.  There are times when Firecracker will run in circles in the living room, like a dog chasing his tail, or better yet, like a crazed Indian dancing around the fire getting ready for war!  Don’t get me wrong, I love the little Firecracker, but sometimes he’s just VERY LOUD and he can WEAR ME OUT!  I’m not a doctor, but I believe Firecracker could be diagnosed with ADHD.

I don’t’ want to get into the discussion of ADHD, diagnosis, meds, if it is real or imagined and if society is over medicating.  That discussion has been played out over and over again on plenty of other sites.  What I do want to share is an alternative that I have found to help calm my little Firecracker down.

The Right Kind of Treatment?

One category of preparedness that I believe is important is health and medical.  Early on in my Prepper Website days, I linked to a lot of Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy’s articles.  In fact, I still do.  This category is important for me because I think that we need a myriad of resources regarding our health at our disposal.  I believe this even more so as the state of our healthcare goes down the tubes…not to mention how expensive it is.  In my preparedness, I have researched alternative medicine and herbal medicine including the use of essential oils.  My research has led me to start diffusing essential oils and using them topically on a regular basis.

When I found that there was an essential oil blend specifically for ADHD and Anxiety, I had to try it out.  The blend is called Jeddy’s Blend and it is named after the child who it was blended for.  The product is very popular.

Firecracker gets Jeddy’s Blend “rolled” on his feet in the morning and towards the early evening.  After Jeddy’s Blend is rolled on his toes and feet, he puts on some socks and is good to go.

Jeddy’s Blend is not a replacement for medicine.  Or at least, I can’t speak to that.  I can tell you that there is a VERY BIG difference in how active and loud Firecracker is when he gets Jeddy’s Blend rolled on his feet.  The great thing is that Jeddy’s Blend is safe and doesn’t “KILL” Firecracker’s spirit by turning him into a brainless robot.

The Right Blend!

Jeddy’s Blend consists of: Lavender, Sweet Marjoram, Roman Chamomile, Ylang, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Spruce, Rosewood, Blue Tansy, Frankincense, Vetiver, Patchouli & Fractionated Coconut Oil.  It is supposed to be applied “liberally” to the bottom of the feet, including the bottoms of the toe and even the back of the neck if you like.  Like I mentioned before, we only roll it on Firecracker’s feet before he puts on some socks.  Everyone is different though.  A little experimentation with essential oils can go a long way!

Jeddy’s Blend also has all the essential oils that help calm anxiety.  So this essential oil is perfect for diffusing too.


If you have a “Firecracker” that you love, but at times can get LOUD and WEAR YOU OUT, try Jeddy’s Blend.  You might find that it is a lifesaver….YOUR lifesaver! 😉

Please let me know if you have any experience in treating ADHD or Anxiety with essential oils.  What has worked for you? And please limit comments to helpful words and advice.  Many people have an opinion on ADHD and the comments can quickly go down a path that isn’t beneficial to others looking for advice.  Thanks!


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Todd Sepulveda

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