OILING TIPS FOR YOUR CHILD
This post is contributed by One Drop Business Manager– Kaye Ng
Mothers and new users of essential oils are always weary when it comes to oiling kids, but it actually isnt that difficult at all.
As long as you go by some basic safety rules, you can use any oil you want on your child. Essentially, the same oil you would use for an adult is also helpful for a child.
Lets go through a few SAFETY rules.
1. DILUTION: Always ensure that you dilute.
- Child below 2: Dilute 1 part EO to 1 part carrier oil
- Child between 2 to 4: Use one drop of EO
- Child above 4: Use 2 – 3 drops of EO
2. CHECK! Is the oil HOT?
Is it a hot oil? How do you know? Well, apply it on yourself. If it feels minty or hot on your skin, it means that it is going to be hot for your child too!
3. APPLY ON BOTTOM OF FEET.
As a general rule, apply all oils on the bottom of the feet. If you are working with a hot oil, it MUST go on the bottom on the feet. However, if you are working with their digestive system, you can always choose to apply the oil on their tummy, or perhaps even on the chest if you are dealing with respiratory support. HOWEVER, in doubt, just apply to the feet.
4. EMERGENCY! HELP!
Well, in all situations, kids or not, accidents happen. Oils can get onto the hands and get into the eyes. Oils can suddenly feel extremely hot on the skin and ur kid may start to cry. Don’t panic. Thankfully you are using oils! You are likely NOT to overdose on the oils. :)) In fact you probably will NOT unless u decide to drink 10 bottles of oils. All you need to remember when your child experiences discomfort when using the oils, NEVER USE WATER to wash the oil away. Oils and water does not mix. Washing away the oil with water actually pushes the oils further into the skin. Instead use a carrier oil to dilute and wipe away the excess oil after.
THATS ALL U NEED TO REMEMBER! Simple right? After you checklist and do the above safety, you can use any oil which is of relevance.
Here are some of my favorite oils to use to support the various body functions:
- NOSE: Breathe Again, R.C, Raven, Eucalyptus (all three), Peppermint
- CHEST: Idaho Blue Spruce, Dorado Azul, Balsam Fir, Raven, Cypress, Peace and Calming, Frankincense
- STOMACH: Digize, Aromaease, Ginger, Fennel
- SKIN: Lavender, Tea Tree, Purification
- IMMUNITY: Thieves, Immupower, Lemongrass + Eucalyptus, Exodus II
So now you know how and what to use, have no fear and start oiling happily!
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