Essential oils have been used for healing since biblical times. All throughout scripture we see the mentions of special oils. Somewhere along the way, the use of essential oils has been lost, but I am so excited to be a part of sharing this information as we regain the confidence to use them once again.
While we do not hesitate to use essential oils on ourselves, the question has been asked time and time again,
are essential oils safe for babies & children?
The answer is yes.
Yes they are.
Here are a few things to consider:
- Essential oils are the plant source in it’s most concentrated form, therefore they are very potent. For precautionary reasons it is recommended to use with care. If you usually use one drop on yourself as an adult, try half of that on your little one. One way of doing this is by inserting a toothpick into the orifice of your bottle and using the amount on your toothpick via the larger drop that would normally dispense through the orifice.
- Dilute your essential oil before using on your little one. Wait to see how they respond and than later you can try the undiluted (neat) application.
- When using your diffuser, it is recommended to use the gentler essential oils. Stronger oils can be applied directly to their feet but infant lungs are more sensitive than an adults and could make breathing uncomfortable for them. (Think of placing your nose directly over a hot cup of tea with peppermint. The first smell is one that catches your breath).
The following oils have been found safe to use on babies & children:
- Roman Chamomile
- Melaleuca alternifolia
- Ylang Ylang
*these essential oils are included in the Everyday Starter Kit, with the purchase of the starter kit you will receive a FREE Essential Oil Pocket Reference guide (394 pages of information on every YL essential oil).
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Gentle Baby™ is a soft, fragrant combination of essential oils designed specifically for mothers and babies. It helps calm emotions during pregnancy and is useful for quieting troubled little ones. It is also soothing to tender skin. Many of the essential oils in this blend are used in elite cosmetics to enhance a youthful appearance.
As always: this page is for educational purposes only. * These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products and techniques mentioned here are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.