Safety When Using Essential Oils for Babies

Safety When It Comes to Essential Oils for Babies


Safety when using essential oils for babies is of course extremely important. We show you what to look for and what Oil Logic has to offer.


Aromatherapy for babies is not widely practised in present times but latest studies have shown that it can have excellent effects on the health of your baby. Common problems can be helped by incorporating aromatherapy oils in your child’s life. If performed regularly, your baby can get relief of sleeping problems, colds, coughs, rashes, etc. These oils can be administered to your baby in different ways:

– Bathing your baby with a few drops of essential oils.

– Installing an oil diffuser that perfumes the surrounding air.

– You may also give your baby frequent massages which is possibly the best way to provide aromatherapy. Please note you should never apply essential oils neat to the skin. Always dilute them in carrier oil such as almond or jojoba.

However, there are a few things to keep in mind before you employ aromatherapy on your baby.

1) It is very important not to take aromatherapy oils internally, especially so for a baby. Whilst some oils may be safe to ingest it is largely unknown what the body’s response will be so it is best to avoid the circumstances.

2) The oils should be kept at a considerably safe distance away from the eyes, as they are very sensitive and there can be adverse effects if they are brought too close to the oils. If diluted oils do enter the eyes, flush out immediately with warm water.

3) If you have chosen to provide aromatherapy to your baby by way of massage, it is advisable to perform a patch test a few days before to see if there are any adverse reactions on the skin. Perform the test by applying a drop of the oil diluted in a carrier oil, that you intend to use on the inner elbow. This should be left on for forty eight hours and if there is no reaction, you may proceed to give the full massage as the oil is considered quite safe for your baby’s skin. However, if there is any kind of redness, itching or swelling, you should not use the oil.

4) As mentioned previously, essential oils are not to be used neat. They are to be diluted instead with a carrier oil and then applied to the baby’s skin. This dilution should be done in a suitable ratio. The ideal ratio for mixing is to pour in one drop of essential oil to ten mils of carrier oil. Also ensure you use oils labelled ‘essential oils’ rather than ‘fragrant oils‘ as these are synthetic replicas and aren’t suitable for use.

5) The following is a list of the oils that are suitable for babies along with their specific functions. Any oils that are more potent than these should be avoided:

– For colds, eucalyptus oil (but only for children aged over 3 months)

– For cases of skin rashes, eczema, etc chamomile should be employed.

– Lavender oil is the best choice to soothe and lull your child to sleep and for general skin care.

– For problems related to the digestive system, fennel oil or peppermint oil can be used


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Essential Oils for Babies by Oil Logic

Essential Oils for Babies


Choosing an essential oil to use is vital nowadays, especially when it comes to babies. Lets look at some essential oils by Oil Logic.


Essential oils may be used in a variety of ways, but have you considered putting them on the soles of the feet? When using therapeutic grade essential oils, there are at least seven big benefits of putting essential oils here.

1. Safest Place The bottom of the feet is the safest place to put on essential oils. Why? Because the skin on the soles of the feet is less sensitive and almost everyone can put essential oils there with no adverse reaction.

Most essential oils are gentle on the skin, but a few, like oregano, thyme, and lemongrass can feel hot and must usually be diluted. However, when hot oils are applied to the soles of the feet, they no longer feel hot to most people, even when they are not diluted.

Caution: Hot oils should not be placed between the toes, because the skin here has a sensitivity level similar to the rest of the body.

2. Quickly Goes into the Rest of the Body The skin on the soles of the feet is thicker than in many other parts of the body, but some of the largest pores on the body are on the soles of the feet. Because of these large pores, the oil goes into the blood stream and into the cells very quickly.

3. Feel the Oils Working! With many essential oils, people feel a slight tingling sensation on the soles of the feet right after they have applied the oils. I enjoy this special feeling, but it goes away within a minute or two.

4. Different Oils Can Be Used for Different Purposes, Even on the Feet Serious essential oil users apply essential oils to the soles of their feet for a variety of health issues. Some oils put more energy in your step, whereas others are calming and yet others can be balancing.

For example, some moms put a calming blend on the soles of their children’s feet before bedtime. People of all ages are putting a balancing blend on the bottom of the feet to help the body get into better balance.

5. Feet Represent the Entire Body In the fields of foot reflexology and Vita Flex, the feet represent the entire body. Therefore, putting essential oils on the bottom of the feet can benefit almost any part of the body, according to reflexologists.

6. Benefits for the Brain, Eyes, and Ears In most reflexology systems, the big toe represents the brain. The next two toes represent the eyes, and the next two toes represent the ears. Now you know why many essential users put oils there!

7. It’s a Quick and Easy Way to Pamper Yourself or Someone Else. Even just applying essential oils to the soles of the feet and nothing more feels wonderful. But when a little massage or a foot bath of warm water is added in, it’s even nicer. Even if you have only five minutes for pampering, the benefits are worth it!


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