Thursday, July 31, 2014

Using Essential Oils with Kids

Using Essential Oils with Kids 


Using essential oils is a great way to naturally help support the body. Essential oils support the body on many levels and in many systems, including a cellular level, the immune system, the lymph system, the circulatory system, the digestive system, the endocrine system, and more.

Each essential oil has different properties which influence and support different systems. And each essential oil will interact differently with each individual. Using essential oils with kids can be tricky, because their bodies are still developing and their bodies are small, so how the essential oils interact with them is important.

Because of the potency of essential oils it is always necessary to dilute essential oils when you use them on children and babies. We recommend diluting with a carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, sunflower oil, sweet almond oil, etc.) as this is not only what mixes the best with the essential oil but it is also what tones down the potency the best.

Some of the easiest ways to use essential oils with kids is with roll-on bottles which make pre-mixing the essential oils with the carrier oils much easier, and it is easy to use for application to the feet, stomach, and neck of a child. Another great way to use essential oils with kids is to make sprays that are diluted and ready to use.

There are also some essential oils that are very potent and must be heavily diluted before use with children, these include but are not limited too: Oregano, Thyme, OnGuard, Cassia, Cinnamon, and Clove. 

The best dilution to start with is 1-2 drops of essential oil with 1 TBSP of a carrier oil.

Essential oils are safe to use with children and it can be challenging to use them because children's bodies are always growing and changing. The good news is that it is never to early to start teaching children how essential oils can help their lives be focused on natural health and preventative care.

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