Essential Oils For Teething Baby
As a parent you want your children to be happy and healthy. And perhaps you’ve been using essential oils on yourself for some time. Is it okay to use them on your baby? It’s good that you ask this question and exercise caution. Why? Because essential oils should only be used on infants when addressing a specific issue. For example you may choose to use essential oils for teething baby or infant massage. Just remember to always dilute and choose essential oils appropriate to the age and health of the child.
One of our favorite resource books for using aromatherapy with children is Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child: More Than 300 Natural, Nontoxic, and Fragrant Essential Oil Blends by Valerie Ann Worwood.
Recipe: Essential Oils for Teething Baby
1 drop German Chamomile Matricaria chamomilla
1 drop Lavender French Lavandula angustifolia
1 oz. of Carrier oil (Sweet Almond or Jojoba would be good choices) or 1 oz. natural & unscented lotion
Gently massage 1-2 drops of this blend on the outside of baby’s cheeks being careful to avoid contact around eyes, mouth and nose.
These essential oils for teething baby can be applied up to 3 times per day.
Use this blend to gently massage babies back, back of neck and soles of feet.
It is important to only use essential oils during times of discomfort; once the tooth has come through stop use.
Are you a new mom and you’re interested in providing a healthy environment for your children by using essential oils every day? Since infants bond with their parents through their sense of smell, it’s recommended that you limit the use of essential oils during the first year. Essential oil use should be reserved for supporting infants in recovery from illness or injury and used highly diluted.
We invite you to learn more about essential oils – like where they come from, how they’re made and how to make your own special blends. Please download our free ebook, Listen to Your Nose – An Introduction to Aromatherapy.
*Recipe from Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child by Valerie Ann Worwood.