When using essential oils on babies and children, it is always good to dilute one to two drops of pure essential oils with ½ to 1 teaspoon of oil. The oils that can be used are jojoba, sweet almond oil, or sunflower oil. These are just a few ideas for oils to use to mix with pure essential oils. The oils can be used in the bathtub. Stir the water before bathing.
Most important is to keep them out of the children's reach. If it is ever ingested, give the child an oil-soluble liquid such as milk, cream, or half and half. A few drops of organic essential oils shouldn't be life-threatening, but it is wise to take precautions.
There are twenty oils that are safe for children. Keep an eye out for my next article for more great uses for essential oils. Always use pure essential oil. Never use synthetic as you can run into allergic reactions.
Colic: combine 2 tablespoons of Almond with one drop of Chamomile (Roman), one drop of Lavender, & one drop of Geranium. Mix together & apply on the stomach & back. Keep the stomach warm with a warm water bottle while burping the baby. This will often bring relief.
Common cold: Combine two tablespoons of almond with two drops of Melaleuca (Tea Tree), one Lemon, and one Rose Otto. Massage a small amount on the neck & chest.
Cradle Cap: Combine 2 tablespoons almond & one drop Lemon & one drop Geranium. You can also mix one drop of Cedarwood & one drop of Sandalwood. Mix & apply a small amount to the head.
Crying: Use for massage or diffuse: Lavender, Chamomile (Roman), Ylang Ylang, Cypress, or Rose Otto.
Diaper Rash: Dilute Lavender & apply.
Digestion: (Sluggish) Use Lemon or Orange. Dilute & massage the feet & stomach.