Incredible benefits of using essential oils for your baby

Here are some great ways to keep your baby feeling healthy and happy.

For starters, it is very important to make sure to dilute the oils with a carrier oil. Some examples of carrier oils are coconut, almond, or jojoba oils. The companies that sell essential oils also sell their own carrier oils, and carrier oil containers to dilute the oils can be ordered in bulk on the internet.

With babies, you can add 1-2 drops of oil per 1 Tablespoon of carrier oil, unless otherwise noted. In the upcoming points, choose 1 or 2 oils to dilute per concern even if there are more than two oils listed.

Benefits to Essential Oils

  • Decrease colic/ fussy baby
  • Prevent or rid of cradle cap
  • Decrease an earache
  • Decrease constipation
  • Calmer mood, prepare for sleep
  • Soothe diaper rash
  • Ease respiratory congestion
  • Decrease pain with teething
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Ultimately, strengthen mother/ baby bond

Applications for Essential Oils

  • Colic– Fennel, German or Roman chamomile, ginger or peppermint
    1-2 drops in 2 Tbl carrier oil on stomach and back.
  • Crying– Lavender, Roman chamomile, frankincense
    Massage on feet or chest.
  • Cradle cap-1 drop lemon and 1 drop geranium
    Mix and place a small amount on head
  • Respiratory congestion/ cold- Thyme, lemon
    Massage on neck and chest.
  • Fever– Lavender, peppermint
    Massage on back of neck, feet, behind ears.
  • Teething– Lavender, German chamomile, ginger or tea tree
    Place a small amount on feet.
  • ConstipationRosemary, ginger, mandarin, orange 
    Massage on stomach and feet.
  • EaracheTea tree, lavender, roman chamomile, thyme
    Place a drop of oil on a cotton ball, placing cotton ball in the ear, rub a little diluted oil behind the ear.
  • Diaper rash – 1 drop lavender and 1 drop Roman chamomile
    Massage on rash.
  • Sleep and relaxation– Lavender
    Massage small amount to feet.

I’m glad to share my natural remedies with you and I hope this information helps your little one.   Time to get started!  #essentialoils

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Reference: Higley, C., Higley, A. (2016). Reference Guide for Essential Oils. Abundant Health.

Oils can be placed on different places on the body dependent of the oil and use. Make sure to dilute the oil with a carrier oil.

 

 

 

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