Scentsable Living

Choosing a healthier way of life, the "scents"able way.

Babies & Children

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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. (If using the right kind)

Here are a few things to consider:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).

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Essential Oils

The following oils have been found safe to use on babies & children:

*these essential oils are included in the Everyday Starter Kit which can help you build your own Natural Wellness Cabinet, 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

Item No. 3345

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.

A recommended resource on using essential oils for babies is this book by Debra Raybern called Gentle Babies.  Here is the book’s description:
Combining two decades of professional knowledge with tried-and-true techniques and first-hand testimonials, the author has compiled this insightful and easy-to-follow guide benefiting both experienced and first-time mothers. In addition, the book contains an introduction to therapeutic-grade essential oils and applications and provides safety information and a section on discerning the quality of essential oils. Every family taking proactive steps to better health should have this resource in their home library.” For more information on this book, click here.

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.

Author: scentsableliving

Hi, my name is Tanya and I invite you to join me on this exciting journey of discovering a more natural approach to housekeeping and caring for ourselves and those we love. I believe that God has given us everything we need to take back our health and our homes by creating a cleaner, healthier and happier living environment that is safer for those around us and the world we live in. Welcome to Scentsable Living.

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