Hi crunchy mamas!
In the past few years, using essentials oils have become increasingly popular, mainly because they offer an effective, all natural remedy for a lot of common ailments. Essential oils an also be just as useful for children and babies as it is for adults, but you must be even more careful!
There are many different species of essential oils and not all brands are created equal, so you must be sure that you are choosing the right one. You also need to make sure the oil is heavily diluted with a baby-safe carrier oil such as coconut, avocado or olive oil.
Before my son arrived, I was fortunate enough to receive a gift set of DoTerra essential oils for babies and children pictured below. These oils already come pre-diluted in a very handy carry bag so you can take them on the go. Mine go everywhere with me, I also keep a little wooden massager for my baby’s feet – he loves it! I have used my baby essential oils on my son many times to soothe common baby aliments, including colic, cough and excessive crying.
Before we dive in, here a few key points you should know when using essential oils for babies and children: