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
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.
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