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Essential Oils To Diffuse at Home With Baby

| August 25, 2015 | 11 Comments

Essential oils diffuser

Essential oils can be a great way to help your baby through common baby ailments and fussy days. In fact, a lot of the well known baby soothing products on the market include popular essential oil ingredients, because they are the safest things to use with little ones. Diffusing these oils at home with baby is easy to do, and when you get used to adding them to the diffuser both of you will be able to enjoy the benefits all day long. 

These are some of the best and safe essential oil choices to diffuse at home with your baby, and a basic guide to the issues they help with. 

Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon essential oil is a great mood booster when diffused in the home, for both you and the baby. More importantly though it can be used during cold and flu season, to clear the house of viruses, and then to relieve and loosen up congestion. This natural citrus oil is safe for diffusing near the baby, but you can also apply it with a carrier oil to the back or feet. 

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender is found in the baby version of a popular chest rub product, along with rosemary, and its sole purpose is to relax and calm babies down. This essential oil is one of the best soothers and calming aids you can use, with only a drop or two necessary to fill an entire room for several hours. Babies that suffer from colic, a cough, congestion or prolonged crying benefit the most from this oil. 

Melaleuca Essential Oil

Most new essential oil users are not familiar with melaleuca, but it is a great oil to have on hand and safe for use around baby. Used along with lavender and lemon this essential oil is a great way to hasten the healing process after a cold because it helps clear airways and baby and mom can breathe easier. 

Orange Essential Oil

Another citrus, this crisp oil is great for the fussy or colic baby, but it should only be diffused around baby. Orange is great as a balancing oil for everyone, and babies benefit from the benefits when they are upset, or just need some extra comfort. 

Roman Chamomile Essential Oil

Chamomile is known for its sleepytime benefits, and it works the same way when it is diffused in a room. This baby safe oil perfect for the fussy, colic baby that needs help getting to bed and staying asleep for longer than a few minutes at a time. It doesn’t take a lot of this oil to work, and it can be combined with orange and lavender in a diffuser for overall sleep support.

 

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Lyne is happily married and has two teenagers: a 16 year old son and a 20 year old daughter. She is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She is also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. mrdisco says:

    essential oils have so many applications

  2. loriag says:

    What a great way to use the essential oils with baby.

  3. Laurie P says:

    This was a great post….was just having a discussion with a friend about this, she just had her baby this morning!

  4. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Yes, essential oils are good for a lot of things, tree oil is one I use quite a lot. Like the idea of these examples for baby. 🙂

  5. KD says:

    I hadn’t heard of melaleuca oil before. Interesting!

  6. I would absolutely love the Lavender Essential Oil

  7. kathy downey says:

    I never heard of melaleuca oil before,interesting post

  8. kathy downey says:

    I shared your post so my friend can read about this essential oils for baby.

  9. kathy downey says:

    Yes, essential oils are good for a lot of things,i just received my oils i ordered now to get started

  10. kathy downey says:

    wow,that a great way to use the essential oils with baby.

  11. I’ve always used Lavender in my daily life it’s so soothing.

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