Of course, you do!
So, what can we do to assist this?
- Pay as close attention to what goes ON their bodies as to what goes IN.
- Learn as much as you can about nutrition
- Learn as much as you can about labelling
When I began using Young Living essential oils and oil-enhanced products in 1998, I had never really thought that what goes ON the body made that much difference to health. However, after learning that the oils absorb quickly into the bloodstream – and experiencing their effects as “proof” – I had to admit that many of the things I was using were NOT healthy. I had laughed at first when I heard someone who used Young Living products say, “If you won’t eat it, then why put it on your skin???” However, I now believe that is a very profound question! After all, if everything that we put ON our skin has the ability to get INSIDE, then if it is “poisonous”, won’t it negatively impact us? Continue reading
Just like adults, children can benefit from aromatherapy through use in a diffuser or properly diluted topical application.
However, caution should be used since essential oils naturally are heavily concentrated. Children may have unknown allergies that will make use of certain essential oils off-limits for them, even essential oils that may be deemed generally safe for children of their age. That being said, you should always exercise caution when introducing children to essential oils.
Dilution ratios for children for both diffusion and topical application are much lower than those for adults, as children are more susceptible to the effects of some essential oils. Using a properly diluted essential oil on an adult first and letting the child get used to it through skin contact is a good place to start. All KidScent oils from Young Living’s line are prediluted oils.