Children

Here is some great information about how to use essential oils to help your children with common illnesses / ailments.

Some things to keep in mind when using essential oils on your children:
  • When treating young children, dilute with 1 drop of essential oil in a 1 tsp of carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil or any vegetable based oil. For infants, dilute 1 drop of essential oil in 1 tablespoon of carrier oil.
  • Applying and massaging into little feet is an excellent application method for kids. 
  • Only use Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade oils on your sensitive children's skin.
  • If an essential oil accidentally gets into a child (or adult's) eye, dilute with a vegetable oil, such as olive oil or fractionated coconut oil, NOT with water. Review other safety information here. 
  • Read this for information about babies and essential oils.
  • After 14 years, the child can be treated with aromatherapy as you would treat an adult.
If you are new to using essential oils, I highly recommend doTERRA's intro kit (lavender, lemon and peppermint), or the Family Physician Kit, which comes with 10 essential oils (Breathe, Deep Blue, DigestZen, frankincense, lavender, lemon, melaleuca, On Guard, oregano and peppermint).