Essential oils for babies and young children

By | November 28th, 2016|Categories: Babies &young children, Essential Oils|Tags: , , |

Essential Oils for Infants and Children

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Our children are extremely precious and as parents we are the first responders when it come to their health and well being. The correct use of essential oils with babies and young children can’t be stressed enough.

Essential Oils —-Are they safe?

I am talking about Young Living 100% therapeutic grade essential oils and a company that has excellent quality control.

They are pure plant extract and very potent. One must respect the oils. As parents we must use our heads and be cognisant.

Our young ones bodies are building rapidly, all their systems are developing and changing.

These oils are ADAPTAGENS, that is, they adapt to each person. Children tend to respond more rapidly than adults to the oils.

Here are some guidelines when using the oils on children.

  • Here me on this please!: DILUTE, DILUTE, DILUTE!!!!! This does not reduce the potency of essdential oils but renders them not as intense on these young skins. Use the old adage, Less is more! Always err on the side of caution

    Dilute, dilute,dilute. Ndever use neat oils on children under 6 years.

    Dilute, dilute,dilute. Never use neat oils on children under 6 years.

  • Use carrier oils.

These are fatty vegetable oils such as Young Living V6, coconut, jojoba, almond and olive.

There are things to consider here.

  • Has your child got a nut allergy? If so do not use carrier oils that contain nuts like coconut, almond and avocado.

         Has your child got any allergies at all?

         I would not use oil blends on young children because they contain      

fractionated coconut oil.

  • Sensitivity.

Some children have very sensitive skins, especially around the eyes. They can be sensitive to oil itself or the aroma.

Always check that your child is well hidrated.

  • System Support.

Which system are you trying to support, immune, digestive, respiratory?

Discover which oils are best for each system.

  • Pub. Med have much research on Essential Oils. If you are not sure always seek advice.

  • Mode of Application.

With young children I would not recommend oral use.

Diffusing is a great way to use the essential oils especially in the bedroom.

The oils can be used as a gentle massage on the stomach and the soles of the feet are a great places to apply oils.

Avoid putting them direct on the face and never into the ears.

  • A few Favourite Essential Oils to use with children.

  • Lavender.

Very calming and aids restful sleep.

Diffuse or place on the underside of their pillow.

  • Frankincense.

This is very spicy. Always dilute.

It helps with the immune system, soft tissue and respiration

  • Owie.

Aids structural support.

  • Tummy Gize

Good for digestive issues.

  • Peace and calming 1 or 2.

Children who are very right brained and a tendancy to ADHD react well with this oil.

  • Lemon and citrus blends.

Circulation, lymphatic system and immune system.

Don’t use if body is going to be exposed to the sun

  • Emotional.

I personally would not use with children under 5 years.

Use on back of neck and spine. Oils like white angelica,

vetiver, harmony.

Remember children can’t tell you they are stressed!!!!

DO NOT USE:( On children under 5 years.)

Peppermint- 54% plus menthol

Eucalyptus – up to 83%cineole

Rosemary – cineole and camphor.

DO NOT USE on children under 12 years.

Wintergreen or birch. – methyl-salicylate.

CAN USE.

Lemon on the spine. PEPPERMINT

Reduce temperature.

Ginger or Lemon on the stomach. PEPPERMINT

Aids stomach ache.

Lemon, Frankincense, cinnamon, clove, tea tree, thyme, oregano.Use on the feet. PEPPERMINT

Immune support.

Cedarwood,pine, myrtle.Diffuse or use on chest and back.

Congestion and cough PEPPERMINT EUCALYPTUS

Frankincense, balsam fir and copiaba. PEPPERMINT

Helps aches and discomfort.

Rub on gums for teething.

Frankincense and copiaba.

Tooth Fairy Teething Cream

By | November 19th, 2016|Categories: Babies &young children, Recipes with oils|Tags: , , , , |

100% therapeutic essential oilsTooth Fairy Teething Cream

 

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup Coconut oil                                 5 drops Copaiba Essential Oil

5 drops Clove Essential Oil

Instructions.

Melt coconut oil over a low heat,remove from heat and add essential oils. Tranfer to a 4oz. glass container with lid and store in refrigerator. Use for added soothing releif to errupting teeth.

Essential Oils that are Safe for Babies and Children

By | November 8th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

babies-and-young-childrenEssential oils that are safe and 11are wonderful to use for babies and children – they help support their delicate, developing immune systems and are safe to use as they work synergistically with the body to promote wellness.

I’ve come a long way since my children were born. They are now adults !!! I had never once heard of using essential oils when my family was young and resorted to using very unnatural things whenever they weren’t feeling well. Now I know better and using high quality oils like Young Living has helped a lot. They are now a staple in my household and I use them daily, which has worked very well to keep me and my grandchildren  healthy and well!
This guide below refers to children from newborns to five years old.

Are you brand-new to essential oils? Then I suggest starting here. Most Common Oils Used for Babies

Lavender
    Cedarwood
    Melaleuca Alternifolia (aka Tea Tree Oil)
    Roman Chamomile
    German Chamomile
    Sandalwood
    Marjoram
    Frankincense
    Lemon
    Citrus Fresh (a blended oil)
    Purification
Click here to buy high quality Young Living Essential Oils

Proper Dilution
Dilution is important when it comes to babies as they are so small and the oils are strong – a little goes a long way. Not that they are something to be feared, but just have a healthy respect for them.

This is where I recommend starting: 1-3 drops essential oil to 1 tablespoon carrier oil. If you’re finding this dilution ratio isn’t effective for your baby, then increase the amount of essential oils you’re using by a few drops and continue from there.

Frequency
For general immune support, just 1-2 times a day or less is good. I’ve even found that when I use oils right after we’ve been somewhere where I think they’ve picked up germs, they stay well with just 1-2 applications afterwards.

When their immune systems need more support, I apply the oils 2-4 times a day. Essential oils metabolize in the body in 2 1/2 to 3 hours, so you can technically apply that often.

My Favorite Carrier Oils

Carrier oils are fatty oils that are totally different than essential oils. They help to “carry” the oil over the skin. This helps to reduce irritation (as essential oils are drying and some can irritate if they are not diluted) and makes your oils go further!

Young Living’s V-6 oil (a combination of 6 vegetable oils, including fractionated coconut and jojoba
Fractionated coconut oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Grapeseed Oil

Common Oil Uses for Babies

Note: Roman Chamomile is gentler than German, so it is best suited for newborns and infants.
Immune Support

Recommended Oils: Lavender, Frankincense, Lemon
Use topically by diluting 1-3 drops in 1 tablespoon of carrier oil of choice and massage on the Vita Flex points on the bottoms of the feet, 2 to 4 times a day when needed.

Digestion Support

Recommended Oils: Fennel, German Chamomile, Melissa, or Marjoram
Use topically by diluting 1-3 drops in 1 tablespoon carrier oil of choice, and massage a small amount gently on stomach and back

Respiratory Support
Recommended Oils: Thyme or Lemon
Diffuse with an aromatherapy diffuser
Dilute 1-3 drops in 1 tablespoon carrier oil and massage a little on neck and chest

Crying
Recommended Oils: Ylang ylang, Lavender, or Roman Chamomile
Diffuse with an aromatherapy diffuser
Dilute 1-3 drops in 1 tablespoon carrier oil and massage a little on neck and chest

Nappy Area
Recommended Oils: Lavender
Dilute 1-3 drops in 1 tablespoon of carrier oil of choice.

 Happy Ears
Recommended Oils: Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree Oil), Cedarwood, or Frankincense
Put a diluted drop of oil on a cotton ball and place in the ear (but do NOT put the oil itself directly in the ear), rub diluted oil behind ear (1-3 drops in 1 tablespoon of carrier

 Healthy Skin
Recommended Oils: Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Rose, or Sandalwood
Dilute 1-3 drops in 1 tablespoon carrier oil and apply where needed

Teething
Recommended Oils: Lavender, German Chamomile, Ginger, Marjoram, Melaleuca
Dilute and apply a small amount to feet

Hope you find this guide useful. Do let me know in your comments below.

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