Using essential oil is still not frequent on babies because mums are always worried to start on their babies at such a young age. However their beneficial properties will work as well as it works on you if they are used with care.
They can help with your baby’s sleep as well as tooth pain or just any pain a baby could get such as stomachache.
They can help you daily if used with care. However they can also be dangerous if they are used in big quantities. In this case it could give you an irritation
General warning to use essential oils, read with care …
– Essential oils are strictly forbidden to auto-use on babies younger than 3 months old
– For babies older than 3 months old, not all essential oils are to be used. Always make sure that the oil used and the way it is out on the skin is recommended by a specialist or doctor before it is applied.
– Always make sure your baby is not allergic to essential oils. To do that apply a little bit on his arm. After 24 hours you can look if his skin is red or irritated.
– Never apply pure essential oils in the eyes, nose or ears.
– Do not expose the baby to the sun 12 hours after the essential oil has been applied.
– We do not use pure essential oils on babies. It is recommended to mix it with a vegetable oil.
Do not use essential by an oral way (mouth)
How to use them?
They can be diffused in the room or incorporated in a massage oil..
-Stay focus on the quantity and how often the oil is applied.
-Always follow the « how to use » directions.
-Ask for medical advices .
DIFFUSION no more than 10 minutes
For a good sleep, diffusion in baby’s room when he is not here: Fine Lavander or Petitgrain Bigarade
- For a good sleep
9 drops vegetable oil + 1 drop fine lavender
Massage on solar le plexus and sole of the feet before going to bed
- Against tear and anger
9 drops vegetable oil + 1 drop fine Roman Chamomile
Massage on sole of the feet before going to bed
Possible in addition, 2 drops on the linen or on a tissue behind baby’s head to breath
EO allowed for babies AFTER 3 MONTHS OLD
Without medical advices
Those essential oils can be used to relax baby older than 3 months old, without medical advices required but it is always recommended to have one.
- Roman Chamomile
- Eucalyptus Radiata
- Lavander Fine
- Lavandin Super
- Petit Grain Bigarade
- Tea Tree
- Thyme Linalol
- Ylang Ylang
With medical advice
Those oils are used to relax babies older than 3 months old. However before using those oils medical advices is required.
- Clove bud
- Eucalyptus Citriodora
- Lavander Spike
- Green Mandarin
- Lemon Myrte
ESSENTIAL OILS FORBIDDEN ( + 3 MONTHS)
NON EXHAUSTIVE LIST: Basil, Bergamot, Cajeput, Cinnamon, Atlas Cedarwood, Lemon, Java Citronnella, Turmeric, Frankincense, Black Spruce, Tarragon, Eucalyptus Globulus & Smithii, Wintergreen, Juniper, Geranium, Ginger, Laurel leaf, Lavandula Stoechas, Lemongrass, Marjoram, All Mint & Peppermint, Neroli, Sweet Orange, Oregano, Grapefruit, Patchouli, All Pine, Black Pepper Noir, Pruche, All Romasemary, All Fir, Winter savory, All Sage, Thyme Thymol, All Verbena, Vetiver
Warning: those techniques help with the pain your baby may feel. However it is not a substitution to a doctor. If your baby is really sick it is highly recommended to see a Professional.
Ο Head and teeth
This toe-toe massage is especially useful when your little one is toothed
To relieve breathing difficulties, gently press the center of your toes!
In case of a cough choose this localized massage with lightweight pressures and circular movements
2 In case of spasms or difficulty breathing, massaging this area will soothe these genes
3 Massaging this area is indicated for very common ailments such as bloating and gas! Baby will love it
4 This area includes the belly (it also works for constipation), but also the hips. Gently massage its small heels