Aromatherapy For Babies is wonderful. Babies respond with delight to all sorts of touch, and they adore
being massaged. In some cultures, massaging babies right from the moment
of birth is the norm and babies thrive on it.
The following gentle oils diluted at .5 to 1% can be safely used on babies up to 4 years old. From 4 to 12 use a dilution of 1.5 to 2%.
Lavender, Neroli, chamomile, tangerine, mandarin and rose are all suitable oils for babies.
must dilute the essential oils at 1% in a carrier oil (new page) before using
them in a bath. Try to control the child in the bath so that they do not
swallow any of the oil or rub it into their eyes.
Children over 12 years old can be treated as adults.
chamomile is sometimes called the children oil because it is very
soothing and calming. It often helps the little one get to sleep.
rash can be treated with Camilosan (chamomile cream) or nelson
Calendula ointment. These are available in many health food stores.
Minor hurts and pains, cuts, bruises can be treated with lavender or Tea-tree when the child gets older.