I don’t have to be afraid spray
I know it has such a long title but he never complained of monsters so I did not want to give it the title of “Monster Spray” (as I saw online before). Then he would soon want to know why we had monster on it and this would add to his fear of being alone. Being alone seemed to be why he could not sleep. He said he heard weird noises and they scared him. I wanted to give him a way to fight this fear and this spray seemed like a good idea to try. I decided to give the spray a calming scent to try and help relax him as well.
What we used:
lavender oil – Young Living Lavender Essential Oil – 5 ml is what we keep on hand these days.
little spray bottle -like these Fantasea Fine Mist Spray Bottle, 2.5 Ounce
We recently went through a phase of not wanting to go to the bathroom by himself. We got the I Don’t Have To Be Afraid Spray out. I left it on the kitchen counter so he could take it with him throughout the house during the day and spray it in the house to help him feel safe. A few weeks later he is back to going to the bathroom on his own, no spray needed. I am no psychologist or therapist just an everyday mom that remembers what it was like to be scared as a little kid. This spray just gives him a way to feel in control over his fears and if a little lavender and water can help him feel safe and more at ease we will take it.
I know he is not the only child that goes through these phase of fear and because of that I wanted to share our experience with others in hopes that maybe this could work for another child who feels afraid.
If you are interested in essential oils you can look here.
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