Essential oils are safe, useful and a cost-effective solution for the health and well-being of your baby. Always consult your pediatrician concerning the health of your newborn.

Warning: Always dilute your essential oils for your baby. One drop per 2 ml of carrier oil is a good place to start. More or less may come with experience.

Best Carrier Oils for Babies
  • Apricot Kernel Oil
  • Avocado Oil
  • Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • Grapeseed Oil
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Sweet Almond Oil
Umbilical Cord

Apply 2 drops each of Frankincense, Myrrh and Lavender with carrier oil directly onto the umbilical cord stump 2-3 times per day until it falls off on its own.


Quick essential oil guide for use with babies

Colic: Add 1 drop of Fennel, Orange, or Lavender per 2 ml of carrier oil to the belly button or bottoms of feet.

Colds: 1 drop Protective Blend, Melaleuca or Melissa per 2 ml carrier oil. Apply to bottoms of feet.

Fever: 1 drop of Peppermint per 2 ml of carrier oil. Apply in your hands and gently rub on feet and / or down the spine. Careful of contact with eyes.

Teething: 1 drop of Lavender or Clove with 2 ml of carrier oil, applied to the jawline or cheek. You can also substitute clove for Frankincense.

Like this recipe? Find more in the Everyday Essentials Guide!