All Things Essential
Here is a more extensive list of some other gentler oils to use on the kiddos!
*Reference from Shirley Price's book, Aromatherapy for Babies and Children. 19 oils that are safe for children.
I'll give you a few examples of how I use the EO's on my two boys! I will keep this list short =)
The list can go on and on and on!!! Follow me on Social Media to find out more! I am always full of fun uses and ideas!
How I was dealing with my kiddos childhood issues before I discovered these oils is yet to be determined!? First and foremost, keep these oils out of children's reach. If they do come in contact with ingesting an oil, have them drink an oil-soluable liquid such as milk or half-and-half cream and call poison control immediately. A few drops should not harm, yet it is best to take precautions.
The biggest thing I can stress to you about using oils on children is to super dilute even the most gentlest oil until you know how your child reacts. Also, do not place your child in direct sunlight after using any citrus oils as it may cause them to burn. And ALWAYS try the oil on yourself before applying to them. Some oils are considered 'hot' and may need extra dilution.
Now, this is where some may agree or disagree or even agree to disagree! I personally would not use any EO's on an infant under four months old. This is a personal choice. You know your child and your family, so I can not speak for anyone but my own. And at four months old, I would start with one of YL's most gentle oil, Lavender (diluted). I suggest you start with a dilution ratio of one tablespoon of carrier oil to one drop of EO. That equals to about 30:1. I encourage you to do your own family's reading and research as there are not set 'rules' in using essential oils on children. Decide then what will best suit your families needs!
Kid Scents Collection!
This past year, Young Living created their own special KidScents Collection! This collection includes some that are already pre-diluted in the bottles, and the others are full of the gentler oils perfectly matched for our kiddos! How awesome is that? I actually own two kits so I do not run out! The first release of the kit sold out almost immediately it was so popular. Oh, and the Sniffle-Ease is worth its weight in Gold!