Are Essential Oils Safe For Babies?

Even when I was blurry eyed, exhausted, and couldn't remember the last time I had taken a shower, I absolutely adored my babies. I truly wish I could’ve had a dozen or more. But then they turn five, get busy in life, and start to negotiate. So it’s safer to have smaller numbers.

I always wanted the best for my babies; the softest diapers, the coziest blankets, the best nutrition, and the safest environment.

As a mama of 5-children, I want you to know that I have used essential oils every single one of my children over the past 22-years.

I have used the worst ones from the grocery store shelf, the okay ones from the health food store, good essential oils from various companies around the world, and the best ones I've come across with doTERRA.

I won't get into my full story (which you can find here if you're interested), but when I started using Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils from doTERRA I noticed a clear difference not only in the oils' effectiveness but simply in the way they smelled.

My first essential oils from the grocery store were noxious and overwhelming, my doTERRA essential oils were still strong smells right out of the bottle, but no longer burned my nose.

How To Use Essential Oils Safely With Babies

Before you use essential oils on your precious babies, first find a company you trust and use their products on yourself. Avoid looking only at how the product affects your skin and mood, and dig into the history of the company, how the oils are distilled, where they are derived from, and if they are tested for safety.

Many essential oils found at popular stores across the country are really just air freshener chemicals that you don't want in your home. We live in a wonderful age of information where you can find the best option for your family.

Second, look for baby-friendly essential oil lines or companies that talk about how to use essential oils for babies. As you know, babies have more delicate and sensitive skin. They also have a building immune system that needs the extra support essential oils can provide, but can't be overwhelmed with adult applications.

Lastly, make sure whatever company you buy essential oils from does third-party testing on their essential oils for safety and purity so you know you're getting the best!

What Essential Oils To Use For Babies

1. doTERRA's Baby Trio Kit

This kit is pre-diluted and safe to use for the whole family. It includes baby hair and body wash, gentle baby lotion, and diaper rash cream to soothe irritated bums. This kit is not always available, so it's best to snag it when you can!

2. doTERRA's Kid's Oil Collection

This kit contains essential oil blends that are pre-diluted and simple names to help children better use them on themselves. No, this line isn't specifically made for babies, but it's a great option to throw into a diaper bag because it's made specifically for children to use. As your baby grows, he or she can learn the power of essential oils!

3. Roman Chamomile

Bring light into your day after a restless night with roman chamomile essential oil. It's my favorite to diffuse or to soothe irritated skin. Read more about it here.

4. Lavender

An easy essential oil for soothing, whether it be emotionally or physically (it's my go-to for burns of any type). Help your babe fall asleep and into a deep rest with lavender.

5. Frankincense

My secret weapon for little irritations is always frankincense. Cold sores, weird rashes, you name it! A little diluted frankincense aids your baby's body to heal and grow in its new world (but I never use it as a replacement for a doctor's visit, don't want to risk anything your precious baby is involved in!).
My favorite part about all of these essential oils is they are good for the whole family! New parents, seasoned parents, grandparents, helpful older siblings - everyone can use them!

Do you have an essential oil you want to use with your babies, but aren't sure if it's safe? Leave a comment below and I'd love to help you out!


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