When using essential oils for babies and children, you should take extra care and observe special precautions.
Essential oils are very potent and can be intense and even dangerous for children if they are not age-appropriate or properly diluted. Essential oils should be diluted before applying to the skin of a baby or child, and should not be administered around nose, mouth or eyes.
Babies and children have an especially sensitive sense of smell. By six weeks of age, babies recognize their mother’s scent and have shown the ability to distinguish between their mother’s and someone else’s undershirt. Fragrance may be the first secret love bond of life, connecting mother and child in a wonderful way.
Infant massage combined with aromatherapy essential oils can be enormously beneficial. Using the correct natural oils and dosages, the benefits are endless….