The following are common illnesses in children and accompanying suggestions that doTerra Essential Oils may help.
These recommendations do not come from doTerra the company. They are merely suggestions from people who have used these oils. Please always check with your physician and please read our disclosure at the bottom of this page.
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ESSENTIAL OILS FOR BABIES BY PARENTS WHO HAVE TRIED THESE METHODS
Colic: Margoram, bergamot, ylang ylang, ginger, Roman chamomile, rosemary, or melissa. Dilute 1-2 drops of oil in 2 Tbs. carrier oil and massage a small amount of this blend gently on stomach and back. Blend: Combine 2 Tbsp. Almond oil with 1 drop Roman chamomile, 1 drop lavender, and 1 drop geranium. Mix and apply to stomach and back. Note: Burping the baby, and keeping the abdomen warm with a warm (not hot) water bottle will often bring relief.
Common Cold: Thyme, lemon, sandalwood, rosemary, rose. Dilute 1-2 drops of oil in 2 Tbs. carrier oil and massage a little on neck and chest. Diffuser into the air. Blend: Combine 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil with 2 drops melaleuca (Tea Tree), 1 drop lemon, and 1 drop rose otto. Massage a little of the blend on neck and chest.
Constipation: Rosemary, ginger, orange. Dilute one of the oils and massage on stomach and feet.
Cradle Cap: Blend: Combine 2 Tbsp. almond oil with 1 drop lemon and 1 drop geranium. Mix and apply a small amount on head.
Croup: Marjoram, sandalwood, or thyme. Dilute for massage or diffuse. Bundle baby or child up and take outside to breathe cold air.
Crying: Ylang ylang, lavender, Roman chamomile, geranium, cypress, frankincense. Dilute for massage or diffuse.
Diaper Rash: Lavender (dilute and apply). Blend: Combine 1 drop Roman chamomile and 1 drop lavender with vegetable oil and apply.
Digestion (sluggish): Lemon or orange. Dilute and massage feet and stomach.
Dry Skin: Sandalwood. Dilute and apply.
Earache: Lavender, melaleuca (Tea Tree), Roman chamomile, or thyme. Put a diluted drop of oil on a cotton ball and place on the surface of the ear; rub a little bit of diluted oil behind the ear. Blend: Combine 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil with 2 drops lavender, 1 drop Roman chamomile, and 1 drop melaleuca (Tea Tree). Put a drop on a cotton ball and put on surface of the ear, rub behind the ear and on the ear reflex feet points.
DO NOT PUT INSIDE THE EAR! NEVER PUT ANYTHING INSIDE THE EAR.
Fever: Lavender or peppermint. Dilute in vegetable oil and massage baby or child (back of neck, feet, behind ear, etc.). Peppermint (diffuse only).
Flu: Cypress, lemon. Dilute 1 drop of each in 1 Tbsp. bath gel base for a bath or diffuse.
Jaundice: Geranium, lemon, or rosemary. Dilute and apply on the liver area and on the liver reflex feet points.
Premature: Since premature babies have very thin and sensitive skin, it is best to avoid the use of essential oils.
Rashes: Lavender, Roman chamomile, or sandalwood. Dilute and apply.
Teeth Grinding: Lavender (rub on feet).
Tonsillitis: Melaleuca (Tea Tree), lemon, Roman chamomile, lavender, or ginger. Dilute and apply.
Thrush: Melaleuca (Tea Tree), lavender, thyme, lemon, or geranium. Dilute and apply.
For more information on the use of essential oils and aromatherapy for babies and children, please contact KojiAndEva: evafrom brea (at) gmail (dot) com.
This information has been designed to help educate the reader with the understanding that we are not liable for the misconception or misuse of the information provided. It is not provided in order to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any disease, illness, or injured condition of the body. This information presented is in no way intended as a substitute for medical counseling. Anyone suffering from any disease, illness, or injury should consult a qualified health care professional.