27 Dec Essential Oils For Babies
Health fads come and go, but essential oils have been used reliably and extensively in medicine for thousands of years.
Aromatherapy, or essential oil therapy, can be defined as the medicinal use of naturally extracted plant aromas to promote physical and emotional well-being.
Aromatic plant extracts have many uses, from treating burns and soothing skin, to alleviating stress and relaxing the mind.
On babies older than 3 months, some essential oils can be used to help encourage sleep, calm anxiety, and even relieve symptoms of colic. Before applying essential oils to babies, it’s important to understand proper dilution ratios and application methods.
Because essential oils are widely available today, check product labels to make sure you’re using pure, authentic, unadulterated essential oils.
Essential oils that are premixed with alcohol can be irritating. You should also avoid synthetic fragrances, which are completely different from essential oils, don’t carry health benefits, and can be irritating to the skin.
Each essential oil is different. While other essential oils may be safe for use on infants and babies, these essential oils have been deemed generally safe when used properly and in moderation.
Unless otherwise specified, follow the dilution ratios and applications explained below.
Never apply essential oils directly to the skin, always mix them with a carrier oil. Babies should never drink or ingest essential oils. It’s never safe for babies to take essential oils orally.
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