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Can you use essential oils in children’s health?

Can you use essential oils in children's health?

Can you use essential oils in children’s health?  Yes, you can!  It is suggested by professionals that you use them topically or aromatically on children who are under 6. However, I would consult with your pediatrician before using them at all and always test in a small amount to see if there is a reaction.  I would suggest testing aromatically first. Always use a carrier oil to dilute such as coconut oil or jojoba oil.

Can you use essential oils in children’s health?

Safety Precautions: It is important to dilute all essential oils before applying them on a child’s skin so as to avoid any possible skin irritation. The recommended dilution is one drop of essential oils with 1 teaspoon carrier oil such as sweet almond oil jojoba oil sunflower oils, extra-virgin oil, etc. Keep oils out of children’s reach and always apply in an area they can’t reach. Young children should not ingest essential oils under the age of six for any reason.

Minor Burns: Immerse burned skin in cold water for 10 minutes to cool the skin. If the skin is not broken, apply 2 drops of lavender directly on the burned area, if the skin is broken consult your pediatrician.  Then put 5 drops of lavender on a cold, dry cloth, and hold it over the area of the burn.

Chicken Pox: Add 10 drops of lavender and 10 drops of Roman chamomile to 4 oz calamine lotion. Mix and apply twice a day over body.

Colds: Dilute 1-2 drops of thyme or lemon in 2 Tablespoons carrier oil and massage a little on the neck and chest.

Constipation: Dilute 1-2 drops of rosemary, ginger or orange in 2 Tablespoons carrier oil and massage on stomach and feet.

Cuts and Scrapes: Add 5 drops lavender and 5 drops melaleuca to small bowl of warm water. Use this water to clean the cut. Then apply 1 drop of lavender to a Band-Aid before using it to cover the wound. Do not apply the lavender directly to the cut, as this will cause it to sting.

Dry Skin: Dilute 1-2 drops of sandalwood in 2 Tablespoons carrier oil and apply a small amount on location.

Flu Like Symptoms: Dilute 1 drop cypress or lemon in an unscented bath gel and use for a bath.

Insect Bites: Add 5 drops German chamomile and 5 drops lavender to a small bowl of cold water. Soak a cloth in the water and then hold the cloth over the insect bite for 1 minute.

Sunburn: Mix 5 drops lavender with 1 teaspoon aloe vera. Apply over sunburnt area.

Essential oils commonly used for children: cypress, frankincense, geranium, ginger, lavender, lemon, marjoram, melaleuca, orange, rosemary, sandalwood and thyme

FDA Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. The products described are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure ore prevent any disease.  Always consult a physician before using for Medical purposes. Always consult your pediatrician before using essential oils and do not use them in lieu of OTC and prescriptive medication.

Disclosure: We are NOT providing medical advice. Always consult your physician for medical treatment. The advice shared in this page has not been evaluated by the FDA. The products and methods recommended are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease, nor is it intended to replace proper medical help.

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