Essential Oils & Application by Age

Caution: for children with chronic concerns, underweight or some other challenges, please contact us!


Premature:

Use only hydrosols of Chamomile Roman (Chamaemelum nobile) or Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) added to bath water.


Newborn - 2 months:

Use essential oils only when necessary

Essential oils:  Chamomile German/Blue (Matricaria recutita), Chamomile Roman (Chamaemelum), Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) Vegetable oils/Butters:  Almond, sweet (Prunus amygdalis var. dulcis)

Methods of use: -Bath-Make a dilution of 1 drop of essential oil in 2 teaspoons of carrier oil and store in a bottle labeled with Baby’s name, purpose and date prepared for future use.  Run the bath, as usual, add 50 drops of this dilution to water, stir. -Massage-Make a dilution of 1 drop essential oil in 1oz of carrier oil, store in a bottle labeled with Baby’s name, purpose and date prepared for use.  Gently massage blend into skin. -Humidifier-Add 1 drop of essential oil in 2 cups of water -Diffuser/Vaporizer-1 drop of essential oil


2-6 Months:

Essential oils:  can use oils listed above plus Eucalyptus (E. radiata), Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens), Mandarin (Citrus reticulata), Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia), Vegetable oils/Butters:  Almond, sweet (Prunus amygdalis var. dulcis), Apricot kernel (Prunus armenica), Jojoba (Simmondsia californica)


Methods of use: -Bath-Make a dilution of 1 drop of essential oil in 2 teaspoons of carrier oil and store in a bottle labeled with Baby’s name, purpose, and date prepared for future use.  Run the bath, as usual, add 50 drops of this dilution to water, stir.

-Massage-Make a dilution of 1 drop essential oil in 1oz of carrier oil, store in a bottle labeled with Baby’s name, purpose, and date prepared for use.  Gently massage blend into skin.

-Humidifier-Add 1 drop of essential oil in 2 cups of water -Diffuser/Vaporizer-1 drop of essential oil -Room Spray-5 drops essential oil in 4oz distilled water in PET or glass mister bottle, spray into air NOT directly on or over child



7 months - 2 years:

Essential oils:  can use all oils listed above plus Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum), Niaouli (Melaleuca viridiflora), Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martini), Tangerine (Citrus reticulata) Vegetable oils/Butters:  Almond, sweet (Prunus amygdalis var. dulcis), Apricot kernel (Prunus armenica), Jojoba (Simmondsia californica)


Methods of use: -Bath-Make a dilution of 1 drop of essential oil in 2 teaspoons of carrier oil and store in a bottle labeled with Baby’s name, purpose, and date prepared for future use.  Run the bath, as usual, add 50 drops of this dilution to water, stir. -Massage-Make a dilution of 1 drop essential oil in 1oz of carrier oil, store in a bottle labeled with Baby’s name, purpose, and date prepared for use.  Gently massage blend into skin. -Clothing/Bedding application-1 drop on back of clothes or 1 drop on underside of the pillow -Humidifier-Add 1 drop of essential oil in 2 cups of water -Diffuser/Vaporizer-1-2 drops of essential oil -Room Spray-5 drops essential oil in 4oz distilled water in PET or glass mister bottle, spray into air NOT directly on or over child.


2-5 years: