How to work with Essential oils for babies?
Even small babies can enjoy the therapeutic effects of essential oils. Great caution must be taken though, as these oils are extremely concentrated and must be very diluted before use.
As always, make sure you are using only pure, natural essential oils, as fragrance oils or other synthetic oils have no healing properties. Use only half the amount of essential oils when dealing with children that you would use for an adult. For babies up to two years old a 1% dilution is recommended .After two years a 2% dilution may be used .
However, if you are not sure always ask an aromatherapy expert!!
|Oils safe for babies||Oils safe for children over 2 years|
Essential oils benefits:
|Antiseptic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic. Helpful |
For teething pain, infantile colic and calming overly tired children
|Antiseptic, antibiotic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral. |
Helpful with respiratory congestion, helps cool the body during fevers and helps relieves itching of chicken pox.
|Antiseptic, antidepressant, astringent, refreshing, uplifting.|
|Antiseptic, Digestive aid. Helpful for nausea and diarrhea|
|Antiseptic, antibiotic, analgesic, antidepressant, healing, |
Relaxing. Useful for infantile colic and helps treat thrush.
|Antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, astringent, stimulant, |
Tonic. First aid remedy for insect bites
|Antibiotic, antiseptic, antiviral, antifungal, calming and soothing. Useful for cradle cap.|
|Antiseptic, refreshing, tonic, mild relaxant.|
|Antiseptic, antidepressant, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, |
|Analgesic, antiseptic, cooling, decongestant, digestive aid and sedative. Useful for fever, colds and nausea.|
|Antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, sedative, soothing. Useful for soothing dry, irritated skin.|
|Antiseptic, analgesic and decongestant.|
|Antiseptic, antidepressant, antispasmodic and relaxant.|
|Anti-anxiety, antidepressant, digestive aid, calming, nerve sedative.|
|Antispasmodic, lymphatic stimulant, calming, sedative and stomachic. Useful for upset stomach and creating a calming, uplifting atmosphere.|
|Antibiotic, antiseptic, antifungal, antiviral, disinfectant. Treats thrush and is useful for cuts, scrapes, burns and deep wound cleaning.|
How to apply the essentila oils (mixed in carrier oils):
One of the most therapeutic and enjoyable way is to massage your baby- studies have showed that babies who are massage regulary, are more relaxed, eat and sleep better and have less colic and constipation and it promote bonding between parent and child.
Other method of applying the oils is in an oil burner/diffuser or few drops on a tissue or the baby’s shirt so they can smell it.