Essential Oils & Application by Age

Caution: for children with chronic concerns, underweight or some other challenges, please contact us!


Premature:

Use only hydrosols of Chamomile Roman (Chamaemelum nobile) or Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) added to bath water.


Newborn - 2 months:

Use essential oils only when necessary

Essential oils:  Chamomile German/Blue (Matricaria recutita), Chamomile Roman (Chamaemelum), Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) Vegetable oils/Butters:  Almond, sweet (Prunus amygdalis var. dulcis)

Methods of use: -Bath-Make a dilution of 1 drop of essential oil in 2 teaspoons of carrier oil and store in a bottle labeled with Baby’s name, purpose and date prepared for future use.  Run the bath, as usual, add 50 drops of this dilution to water, stir. -Massage-Make a dilution of 1 drop essential oil in 1oz of carrier oil, store in a bottle labeled with Baby’s name, purpose and date prepared for use.  Gently massage blend into skin. -Humidifier-Add 1 drop of essential oil in 2 cups of water -Diffuser/Vaporizer-1 drop of essential oil


2-6 Months:

Essential oils:  can use oils listed above plus Eucalyptus (E. radiata), Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens), Mandarin (Citrus reticulata), Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia), Vegetable oils/Butters:  Almond, sweet (Prunus amygdalis var. dulcis), Apricot kernel (Prunus armenica), Jojoba (Simmondsia californica)


Methods of use: -Bath-Make a dilution of 1 drop of essential oil in 2 teaspoons of carrier oil and store in a bottle labeled with Baby’s name, purpose, and date prepared for future use.  Run the bath, as usual, add 50 drops of this dilution to water, stir.

-Massage-Make a dilution of 1 drop essential oil in 1oz of carrier oil, store in a bottle labeled with Baby’s name, purpose, and date prepared for use.  Gently massage blend into skin.

-Humidifier-Add 1 drop of essential oil in 2 cups of water -Diffuser/Vaporizer-1 drop of essential oil -Room Spray-5 drops essential oil in 4oz distilled water in PET or glass mister bottle, spray into air NOT directly on or over child



7 months - 2 years:

Essential oils:  can use all oils listed above plus Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum), Niaouli (Melaleuca viridiflora), Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martini), Tangerine (Citrus reticulata) Vegetable oils/Butters:  Almond, sweet (Prunus amygdalis var. dulcis), Apricot kernel (Prunus armenica), Jojoba (Simmondsia californica)


Methods of use: -Bath-Make a dilution of 1 drop of essential oil in 2 teaspoons of carrier oil and store in a bottle labeled with Baby’s name, purpose, and date prepared for future use.  Run the bath, as usual, add 50 drops of this dilution to water, stir. -Massage-Make a dilution of 1 drop essential oil in 1oz of carrier oil, store in a bottle labeled with Baby’s name, purpose, and date prepared for use.  Gently massage blend into skin. -Clothing/Bedding application-1 drop on back of clothes or 1 drop on underside of the pillow -Humidifier-Add 1 drop of essential oil in 2 cups of water -Diffuser/Vaporizer-1-2 drops of essential oil -Room Spray-5 drops essential oil in 4oz distilled water in PET or glass mister bottle, spray into air NOT directly on or over child.


2-5 years:

Essential oils:  can use all oils listed above plus Bergamot, (Citrus bergamia), Cedarwood Atlas (Cedrus atlantica), Coriander (Coriandrum sativum), Eucalyptus lemon (E. citriodora), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi), Helichrysum (H. italicum), Marjoram, sweet (Origanum marjorana), Myrtle red (Myrtus communis), Orange (Citrus sinensis), Pine needle (Pinus sylvestris), Spearmint (Mentha viridas), Spikenard (Nardostachys jatamansi), Ravensara (R. aromatica), Thyme linalol (Thymus vulgaris var. linalool) Vegetable oils/Butters:  Almond, sweet (Prunus amygdalis var. dulcis), Apricot kernel (Prunus armenica), Coconut, fractionated (Cocos nucifera), Wheatgerm (Triticum vulgare) Grapeseed (Vitis vinifera), Jojoba (Simmondsia californica)


Methods of use: -Bath-Make a dilution of 1-2 drops of essential oil in 2 teaspoons of carrier oil and store in a bottle labeled with Child’s name, and date prepared. Use: Run the bath as usual, add 100 drops of this dilution to water, stir. -Massage-Make a dilution of 1-5 drops essential oil in 1oz of carrier oil, store in bottle labeled with Child’s name, and date prepared.  Use: gently massage blend into skin. -Clothing/Bedding application-1 drop on back of clothes or 1 drop on underside of the pillow -Humidifier-Add 1 drop of essential oil in 2 cups of water -Diffuser/Vaporizer-1-3 drops of essential oil -Room Spray-5 drops essential oil in 4oz distilled water in PET or glass mister bottle, spray into air NOT directly on or over child. -Compress-2-4 drops essential oils in bowl of water (follow directions for compress) -Direct application-apply 1 drop of a singular oil or combination of Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Niaouli (Melaleuca viridiflora), and/or Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) on a bug bite, scrape or minor wound.


6-8 years:

Essential oils:  can use all oils listed above plus Cajeput (Melaleuca minor), Clary sage (Salvia sclarea), Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens), Frankincense (Boswellia carteri), Patchouli (Pogostemon patchouli), Peppermint (Mentha piperita), Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium var.amara), Rosemary (Rosemarinus officinalis), Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) Vegetable oils/Butters:  Almond, sweet (Prunus amygdalis var. dulcis), Apricot kernel (Prunus armenica), Avocado (Persea americana), Coconut, fractionated (Cocos nucifera), Grapeseed (Vitis vinifera), Jojoba (Simmondsia californica), Wheatgerm (Triticum vulgare)


Methods of use: -Bath-Make a dilution of 1-3 drops of essential oil in 2 teaspoons of carrier oil and store in a bottle labeled with Child’s name and date prepared. Use: run the bath as usual, add 100 drops of this dilution to water, stir. -Massage-Make a dilution of 3-6 drops essential oil in 1oz of carrier oil, store in bottle labeled with Child’s name and date prepared. Use:    gently massage blend into skin. -Clothing/Bedding application-1-2 drop on back of clothes or 1 drop on underside of the pillow -Humidifier-Add 1 drop of essential oil in 2 cups of water -Diffuser/Vaporizer-1-4 drops of essential oil -Room Spray-5 drops essential oil in 4oz distilled water in PET or glass mister bottle, spray into air NOT directly on or over child. -Compress-2-4 drops essential oils in bowl of water (follow directions for compress) -Direct application-apply 1 drop of a singular oil or combination of Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Niaouli (Melaleuca viridiflora), and/or Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) on a bug  bite, scrape or minor wound.


9-11 years:

Essential oils:  can use all oils listed above plus Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha), Ylang ylang (Cananga odorata) Vegetable oils/Butters:  Almond, sweet (Prunus amygdalis var. dulcis), Apricot kernel (Prunus armenica), Avocado (Persea americana), Coconut, fractionated (Cocos nucifera), Grapeseed (Vitis vinifera), Jojoba (Simmondsia californica), Wheatgerm (Triticum vulgare)


Methods of use: -Bath-Make a dilution of 1-3 drops of essential oil in 2 teaspoons of carrier oil and store in a bottle labeled with Child’s name, use: Bath and date prepared, Run the bath as usual, add 100 drops of this dilution to water, stir.  Or put 1 cup bath salt into the tub, run the water then add 3-6 drops of essential oil, stir.  Or add 3-6 drops of essential oil to  cup wholemilk/buttermilk, turn off bath water and add oil and milk blend. -Massage-Make a dilution of 5-9 drops essential oil in 1oz of carrier oil, store in bottle labeled with Child’s name, use: Massage, and date prepared for use.  Gently massage blend into skin. -Clothing/Bedding application-1-2 drop on back of clothes or 1 drop on underside of the pillow -Humidifier-Add 1 drop of essential oil in 2 cups of water -Diffuser/Vaporizer-1-5 drops of essential oil -Room Spray-5 drops essential oil in 4oz distilled water in PET or glass mister bottle, spray into air NOT directly on or over child. -Compress-2-4 drops essential oils in bowl of water (follow directions for compress) -Direct application-apply 1 drop of a singular oil or combination of Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Niaouli (Melaleuca viridiflora), and/or Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) on a bug bite, scrape or minor wound.


12+ years:

Generally for children 12 years and older, follow the adult recommendations. Every child is different, when in doubt, contact us!

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