Our Groundbreaking KidSafe Synergies
KidSafe by Plant Therapy is the first-ever line of essential oils developed especially for children.
Formulated by Robert Tisserand for children ages 2–10, KidSafe features a variety of synergies and single oils targeted toward specific issues and ailments common in this age range. All are available as 100% pure, undiluted essential oils as well as pre-diluted roll-ons.
As parents ourselves, the Plant Therapy team wouldn’t settle for anything less than absolute safety. That’s why we invited the world’s foremost expert on essential oil safety, Robert Tisserand, to create the KidSafe line. The level of research, testing and quality assurance that we put into developing our KidSafe line is unparalleled in the industry.
And not only are the oils 100% safe for children, they are effective too.
If you are looking for essential oils to use on your little one, there is simply no comparable product available on the market today!
The KidSafe Story
In 2011, the founders of Plant Therapy set out to change the essential oils industry by offering the highest quality oils at the lowest price direct to consumers. And as the popularity of our oils spread and our company grew, we realized that the essential oil industry was neglecting to address the needs of one important group: children.
With young ones of our own, we were firm believers that essential oils can have tremendous benefits for kids. Yet, there were no products on the marketing formulated especially for them. We fielded questions from parents all the time about which essential oils could help alleviate common children’s problems such as stuffy noses, calming down and rough, red skin.
The Plant Therapy team realized we could make a difference by creating essential oils that were undoubtedly safe and effective for children. No other company had attempted this challenge, but we were confident that our commitment to quality would allow us to succeed.
Our team began by creating a list of youth concerns and ailments that we wanted our synergies to address, including occasional soreness, sniffles, calming concerns and immune support. The next step was (often hilariously) fun. We wanted the names of our new synergies to be playful and kid-friendly, so we tapped our own children’s, nieces’ and nephews’ imaginations — and, boy, did they deliver. After debating such product names as “Hurty Head” and “Stinky Away,” we decided on the synergies we wanted to create:
A+ Attention, Shield Me, Better Than Kisses, Calming The Child, Eczema Helper, Germ Destroyer, Go Go Go, Growing Pains, Headache Away, Immune Boom, Get 'Em Gone, Nighty Night, No More Warts, Odor Zapper, Silky Soft, Sneezy Stop, Sniffle Stopper, Sweet Dreams, Tame The Pain and Tummy All Better.
As parents, we were passionate about getting this right. Without any debate, we agreed we had to commission Robert Tisserand to develop our KidSafe synergies. Robert is an internationally acclaimed aromatherapy expert with decades of experience, and we knew no one else had expertise we were looking for. Robert’s resume and reputation are impeccable, so when he accepted the challenge, we were beyond excited.
Any successful aromatherapy blend must meet four criteria:
- It needs to work
- It needs to be safe
- It needs to smell appealing
- It needs to be affordable
With the KidSafe line, we added a fifth criterion: It has to be absolutely safe for use on children, in particular. We worked with Robert to define exactly which oils we should consider. We completely avoided many oils such as peppermint (which can cause breathing problems), thyme (potential skin irritant) and ylang-ylang (potential skin allergen). Then, armed with a list of oils deemed safe for kids, we tasked Robert with creating our line of effective, affordable KidSafe synergies.
"Like any creative process, it created a challenge but an opportunity because it forced me to do things that I've never done before," Robert says. But the task of creating the KidSafe line also tapped into and aligned with Robert's passion for creating essential oil synergies.
"What I enjoy about creating a blend is that I never think I'm going to be able to do it. How can I make this blend? It seems impossible. So, I'm very happy when I actually do it! I get a childlike pleasure out of making it work, I suppose," Robert says.
Robert's creative process involves first conceiving of the oil components and ratio for a blend in his imagination. Then, he mixes the blend. He is rarely satisfied with the first batch. Perhaps it smells slightly too strong in one area, or not quite enough in another. A perfectionist, Robert refines the synergy until he is satisfied and "feels right."
Robert followed this process for the KidSafe blends. Then, the Plant Therapy team tested the line and worked with Robert to refine the products. In the spring of 2014, we launched the first line of child-centric essential oils.
The response, to our delight, has been incredibly positive and supportive.
"I hear stories about how much people love our KidSafe line ALL the time," says Plant Therapy's Retha Nesmith.
In one case, a customer reached out to Retha for advice because her daughter was taking an hour or more to fall asleep at night. Retha recommended KidSafe Nighty Night. The customer tried it with her daughter and couldn't believe the results — literally. She used the oil for two weeks on, two weeks off, just to be sure. The results were clear: Her daughter relaxed much more easily with Nighty Night and started getting a good night's rest.
Yet, as great as the KidSafe synergies are for children, they are just as effective for adults. KidSafe oils are full-strength; they just use oils that are safe for our little ones. "I use them too," says Retha. "90% of my synergies stash is from the KidSafe line. "And, ironically, a lot of adults use our KidSafe synergy Calming The Child on themselves."
You can be confident that KidSafe by Plant Therapy is the sensible choice for your young children. Help your child live a happier, healthier life with KidSafe by Plant Therapy.