Babies come into our world and bring us infinite happiness. We also want to do everything we can to bring safety, health and care to our baby! Parents are always worried when their baby isn’t feeling well.
The following are ways we use essential oils to care for our babies to alleviate some common problems and bring them health.
Diarrhea: At the time of incense, mix 1 drop of Roman chamomile essential oil and 15ML coconut oil. Apply 2-3 drops of essential oil to abdomen and gently massage in a clockwise direction.
Feeling: Add 2 drops of tea tree, lemon or lavender essential oil to the incense before go to bed. Incense working continues during the day. Mix 1 drop of tea tree, lemon or lavender essential oil and 15ML coconut oil; Massage your baby’s chest and back with a small amount of the mixture oil each time you change your baby’s diaper.
Colic caused by hernia: At the time of incense, mix 1 drop lavender essential oil with 15ML coconut oil. Gently put a few drops on your baby’s abdomen and massage in a clockwise direction.
Nose clogging: Add 1 drop of lavender essential oil or tea tree essential oil to incense during the day.
Cough: Mix 1 drop lavender essential oil with 15ML coconut oil. Apply a small amount to your baby’s chest and back.
Cry: Put 1 drop of lavender or Roman chamomile essential oil on a piece of paper (or on parents’ hands) and let your baby sniff the essential oil. Be careful not to let the baby touch the essential oil.
Diaper rash: Mix 1 drop of Roman chamomile essential oil with 1 drop of lavender essential oil and 1 drop of whole milk. Drop the mixture into the bath water and stir it with your hands before giving the baby a bath. Be careful not to let the oil touch the baby’s face and eyes.
Fever: Mix 1 drop lavender essential oil with 15ML coconut oil. Apply small amounts to the soles of baby’s feet, the back of your neck and behind your ears. Put socks on your baby to prevent essential oils from getting into his mouth.
Special reminder: Baby’s physique is weak; if you encounter problems, please consult a doctor as soon as possible before assisting essential oil treatment.
Steam Extend: Using steam to diffuse the essential oils throughout the space by evaporating the essential oil molecules, making the essential oils not only beneficial for the children, but also protected for everyone in the room. In addition to preventing infections, improving cough and cold symptoms, and boosting immunity, pleasant scents can also change a child’s mood, such as sweet orange or lemon essential oil, which can lift spirits. Expanding lavender or frankincense can soothe and relax the body and mind.
The following shows the total number of essential oil drops during the use of incense expanding.
Under 2 years: 1-2 drops
2-5 years: 1-3 drops
6-10 years: 1-4 drops
Age 11 +: 1-5 drops
Note: Steam may aggravate breathing difficulties caused by asthma. For children with asthma, the best way to use it is to dip 1 or 2 drops of essential oil into a tissue paper and place it under a pillowcase.
Take a bath: Taking a bath with essential oils is a great experience, not only for your body and mind, but it can also help with skin problems, circulatory problems or insomnia.
Correct use methods:
1. You must put an appropriate amount of warm water in the tub at first.
2. Mix essential oils with a medium (e.g., base lotion, milk, honey, vegetable oil) and place them in the tub.
3. For best effect, let your child soak for 10 minutes without adding any bath salts or soap, and then wash after 10 minutes as usual.
The following shows the total number of drops of essential oil used in the bath:
Under 2 years (12 kg): 1 drop
2-4 years old (12-25 kg): 2 drops
4-6 years old (25-38 kg): 3 drops
6-7 years old (38-50 kg): 4 drops
Age 8 and above (50kg): 8 drops
Caution: If vegetable oil is used as medium, the tub will become very slippery, please pay attention to the safety of children when entering and leaving.
Newborns have a keen sense of smell and sensitive skin. It is advisable to use 5 drops of essential oil mixed with 100ML of emulsion or vegetable oil.
There is no telling when a child will get sick in life. They may wake up in the middle of the night with a sudden abdominal pain or a cough. Aromatherapy can often deal with these situations immediately, and as a parent you want to be able to help out when your child cries for help.
Although essential oils may not be able to help you with all problems, children will respond to the natural healing of essential oils with incredible speed in clinical practice, and the ways they can help you will be far greater than you think.