Essential Oils for Babies

Essential Oils are extremely potent and should be used with care, even around adults. Plant Therapy has a range of Essential Oils specially selected and formulated for children from 2 to 10 years old. 

So, can Essential Oils be used for babies under 2 years old?

Yes, Essential Oils can be used for babies under 2 years old in several ways that are safe and highly beneficial for them. Plant Therapy KidSafe Essential Oils and Plant Therapy Hydrosols are perfect for the following ways to use that will help with common baby ailments. 

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How to use Essential Oils for Babies

1) Select a Plant Therapy KidSafe Essential Oil

2) Ensure the correct Dilution for your Essential Oil: if you do not know how to dilute or how to calculate Essential Oil Dilution, read this clear and simple method here.

3) Recommended Safe Dilution for Babies under 2 years old

These dilutions are based on Plant Therapy's recommendation, we strongly recommend to adopt the less is more approach when it comes to babies and the elderly. 1 ounce (oz) Carrier Oil is about 30mL.

One of the best and safest ways to derive the benefits of Essential Oils for your babies is to dilute a Plant Therapy KidSafe Essential Oil at 1%, apply to yourself, and snuggle your baby. KidSafe Essential Oils are not just for kids, they are fully beneficial to adults too.

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0 - 3 months old

Full Body Application: ~ 0.1% - 0.2% Dilution
1 - 2 Drops Plant Therapy KidSafe Essential Oil per 30ml Carrier Oil.

Spot Usage:  ~ 0.3% - 0.9% Dilution

3 - 9 Drops Plant Therapy KidSafe Essential Oil per 30ml Carrier Oil

 

No, this is not too little. 

Less is more, use Essential Oils Safely especially with babies and the elderly.

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3 - 24 months old

Full Body Application: ~ 0.25% - 0.5% Dilution
2 - 4 Drops Plant Therapy KidSafe Essential Oil per 30ml Carrier Oil.

Spot Usage: ~ 0.9% - 3% Dilution

9 - 27 Drops Plant Therapy KidSafe Essential Oil per 30ml Carrier Oil

 

No, this is not too little. 

Less is more, use Essential Oils Safely especially with babies and the elderly.

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What are Hydrosols?

Hydrosol is the water that is distilled with an essential oil. When the steam from the distilled water passes through the plant material, it takes with it the volatile oils from the plant. Both the distilled water and oil travels through a tube at the top of the steam vessel (typically copper) and down through the condensing tube. When the distilled water and oil have separated, the essential oil is siphoned off the top, leaving behind the distilled water which is what called hydrosol (water solution).

 

Hydrosols are also most commonly known as floral waters, and also as  hydrolats, hydrolates​ and plant waters.

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How to use Hydrosols for Babies

Plant Therapy has a wide range of Hydrosols, all organic, and including Tea Tree, Rosemary, Rose, Roman Chamomile, Peppermint, Melissa, Lavender, Helichrysum and Frankincense. These Hydrosols will cover a wide range of needs for everyone in the home too!

Hydrosols are very gentle and can be spritzed onto your baby's bed. For a good night's sleep, spritz Lavender or Roman Chamomile directly on to your baby (avoid the eyes) on your baby’s bed just before bedtime. Roman Chamomile hydrosol is also great for comforting your baby's teething discomfort. Soak a clean, warm washcloth in the Plant Therapy Roman Chamomile Hydrosol and gently rub it on the gums or outer jawline of your baby. Plant Therapy Helichrysum Hydrosol is excellent for skin sensitivity or irritations for your baby, and everyone else!

Did you know: we ship your Plant Therapy Essential Oils, Carrier Oils and Hydrosols when you want it - fresh, fast with free shipping - simple steps to preorder here, at up to 20% off.