Children and Essential Oils
Someone reported to me a slight rise in temperature after using PEPPERMINT essential oil before before it went down for good. It makes sense that the fever could go up while the body is working hard to rebalance, doesn’t it? The important thing is that the fever comes down afterward – and stays down.
NOTE: It could be that the body temperature may have climbed even higher if the peppermint had not been applied at that time.
Oils that can be used for children are really the same as those used for adults – it is just that the amount is adjusted. I usually suggest applying the oils only on the bottoms of the feet and diffusing for very young children (under 2 years old). However a little girl under 1 year old and who is teething was here a few days ago. We diluted 1 drop of THIEVES blend in about 2 ml V6 Vegetable Oil Complex. The mom rubbed this all over the child’s gums, and she was happy and smiling again.
Young Living also introduced a new oil collection specially formulated for common childhood ailments. The oils are formulated for children, so you can apply straight from the bottle without dilution on your little one.
This kit includes six, mild essential oil blends, formulated just for children:
GeneYus – Sacred Frankincense, Blue Cypress, Cedarwood, Melissa, Blue Spruce, Palo Santo, Galbanum, Bergamot, Myrrh, Sandalwood, Geranium, Rosewood, Ylang Ylang, Hyssop, Black Spruce, Rose
Bite Buster – Idaho tansy, Citronella, Palo Santo
TummyGize – Spearmint, Peppermint, Tangerine, Fennel, Anise, Ginger, Cardamom
Owie – Idaho balsam fir, Tea tree, Helichrysum, Elemi, Cistus, Hinoki, Clove
SniffleEase – Eucalyptus blue, Palo santo, Lavender, Dorado azul, Ravintsara, Myrtle, Eucalyptus globulus, Marjoram, Pine, Eucalyptus citriodora, Cypress, Eucalyptus radiata, Black spruce, Peppermint
SleepyIze – Lavender, Geranium, Roman chamomile, Tangerine, Bergamot, Sacred Frankincense, Valerian, Rue
The things to remember are:
• LESS is better than more
• DILUTE if applying other than on the feet
• Drop oil into YOUR palm, rub hands together, and then place hands on the child’s body over affected area.
Lavender and frankincense can usually safely be applied to young children topically without dilution. In fact I have successfully used lavender neat (undiluted) for severe burns on a baby. However, caution should always be exercised when applying the “hot” oils.
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