Essential Oils to Use for Babies

| May 15, 2019 | 5 Comments

Essential Oils to Use for Babies

Essential oils can also be used on babies in a variety of ways, so long as you are applying them correctly! There are many health benefits of using essential oils; however, there are also safety measures to consider. Some oils can irritate skin; others may not be suitable for the elderly or young children. So, let’s talk about babies and essential oils!

Essential Oils to Use for Babies
Baby covered in a blanket

Never Directly on Skin

Because essential oils are highly concentrated, it is important to not only choose the right oils, but also to dilute them even more for babies. Also, babies should never be given essential oils to ingest. The best way to use essential oils for babies is during bath time or for a foot massage.

Nevertheless, you don’t want these oils to be applied directly to the skin of a baby because they may cause irritation. Before adding oils to a bath or massaging into baby’s feet, dilute the oils in a water-soluble carrier like raw honey or vegetable glycerin, then add it to your bath water or by mixing with a carrier oil to massage into feet.

Essential Oils to Use for Babies
Essential oils in a roller bottle

Watch for Reactions

You may not be aware that your baby has an allergy to a certain product. That is why you should introduce one type of oil per day and note any reactions to the oil. Avoid blends until you are aware of which oils your baby responds well to.

Essential Oils to Use for Babies
Essential Oils to Use for Babies

To calm you baby, you can use this essential oils diffuser blend and add it to a 10 ml roller bottle:

  • 5 drops of vetiver
  • 2 drops lavender
  • 2 drops ylang ylang
  • 1 drop frankincense
  • 1 drop majoram

Before using any essential oil on your baby, please consult your paediatrician and research the oil and its uses on babies. Some oils are not advised for babies less than 6 months of age. You should make sure you are using high quality oils as well, and that they are of a grade intended for use in the way you’re using them.

When used correctly and safely, essential oils can be great for babies.

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Lyne 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 loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. 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 City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Thanks for the information. I never thought about using essential oils on babies.

  2. Erin N says:

    This is great guide. Thanks for sharing! I am cautious when using essential oils around babies and pets.

  3. Sarah says:

    I always wonder what is safe to use and what isn’t, so this is super helpful. Thank you!

  4. Emily J says:

    The above and hands down useful tips for our little ones.

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