children

During this time the range of oils may be extended to include tea tree and peppermint and the amount of oil increased.

Severe Colic

1 drop dill essential oil

Diluted in 1 tablespoon sweet almond oil. Rub this gently over baby’s tummy in a circular motion. Turn baby over and do the same over middle portion of back.

Teething

  • 1 drop Roman Chamomile oil with 1 teaspoon almond oil. Massage the baby’s cheek and jaw gently and also back of neck avoiding eye area.

Coughs / Colds

  • 1 drop tea tree
  • 1 drop lavender

Dilute in 1 teaspoon carrier oil. Pour in baby’s bath and disperse.

OR

  • 3 drops of tea tree or lavender not both in a diffusor or warmer placed under the bed or crib.

OR

  • 3 drops of each of the above diluted in 1 tablespoon olive oil and massage into chest and back.

Insect Bites

  • 1 drop lavender to 1 teaspoon baking powder, mix to a soft paste with a little water. Dab frequently on bites.

Sickness / Vomiting

  • 1 drop peppermint oil on a cotton ball and place this in the baby’s crib at opposite end of head. This calms the stomach and eases digestion.

General Massage

  • 1 drop lavender or Roman Chamomile in 15 ml sweet almond oil or olive oil. All purpose baby oil* may be used.

All Purpose Baby Oil

  • 80 ml sweet almond oil
  • 20 ml olive oil
  • 5 drops Roman chamomile
  • 8 drops lavender

Mix in a 100 ml dark glass bottle and shake well (Use glass bottles whenever possible over plastic)

Leave for 4 days to blend

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Oil Suggestions for Baths

Antibacterial: 3 drops tea tree, 3 drops eucalyptus, 2 drops thyme, 1 drop lemon

Antiviral: 3 drops tea tree, 3 drops eucalyptus, 3 drops lavender, 1 drop thyme

Deodorizing: 4 drops sage, 2 drops eucalyptus, 2 drops tea tree, 2 drops peppermint

Dry skin: 4 drops chamomile, 4 drops geranium, 2 drops patchouli

Greasy skin: 5 drops lemon, 3 drops ylang ylang, 2 drops cypress

Spotty skin: 2 drops eucalyptus, 2 drops thyme, 4 drops lavender, 2 drops chamomile

Head clearing: 2 drops peppermint, 2 drops lemon, 1 drop thyme, 2 drops rosemary

Hydrating: 2 drops chamomile, 2 drops lavender, 2 drops carrot, 2 drops geranium, 2 drops rose (optional)

Just A-H-H-H-H!: 1 drop lavender, 2 drops grapefruit, 2 drops geranium, 2 drops ylang ylang, 2 drops patchouli

Rejuvenating: 4 drops lavender, 3 drops rosemary, 2 drops peppermint

Relaxing: 4 drops chamomile, 3 drops lavender, 3 drops ylang ylang

Rise and shine: 2 drops bergamot, 3 drops orange, 3 drops lemon, 1 drop peppermint, 1 drop cinnamon

Slimming: 3 drops sage, 3 drops petitgrain, 2 drops grapefruit, 2 drops lavender

Mild sun burn: 8 – 10 drops lavender


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