OILING MY CHILD PART 1
This post is contributed by One Drop member – Faith Teo
PART ONE – IS THIS OR THAT OIL SUITABLE FOR MY BABY / YOUNG CHILD?
I’m often asked, sometimes to the point of daily…
“Can I use this oil on my baby? Is it safe????”
“How can I use the oil?”
So I thought that I would write a post to address this and allay parents out there, especially the new oilers.
You have heard testimonials from your friends or even from websites or social media on how good the oils are, how they have helped to support children’s health and so you eagerly buy some… only to realise now you have a lot of doubts as to WHAT TO USE, HOW TO USE and IS IT SAFE? Doubts assail you and it seems like oiling is mind boggling and you feel discouraged.
So let’s talk about YOU as an oiler. Are you open to trying different oils or do you only want to stick to a few oils that are pretty gentle for young ones?
In my humble opinion, you can use MOST oils on your babies and kids. There isn’t really a definition on which are “baby and kid safe” and which are “not”. The ones I tend to skip for my kids (they are age 1 and 4) are the oils / products that work on their hormones. Again this is my opinion and comfort level, and not a fact.
HOWEVER if you are a parent that wants to take a SUPER DUPER CONSERVATIVE approach to oiling (I totally understand, I was there before) because you are new or you want to take it slow and cautious, then I will recommend THREE oils per category that are excellent for babies and kids. There’s actually so many more I could name but I will keep it simple for easier remembering.
RESPIRATORY – Myrtle, Frankincense, Balsam Fir
IMMUNITY – Frankincense, any citrus oils, DiGize
SKIN – Lavender, Frankincense, Melrose
DIGESTION – TummyGize, DiGize, Lavender
SLEEP – Lavender, Peace and Calming, Frankincense
My own favourite 3s currently (which include a mix across the board because I take a balanced view in oiling)
RESPIRATORY – Myrtle, Eucalyptus Radiata, Pine
IMMUNITY – Frankincense, Immupower, Thieves
SKIN – Helichrysum, Frankincense, Melrose
DIGESTION – DiGize, Aroma Siez, Life 5 (probiotics)
SLEEP – Tranquil, Peace and Calming, Lavender
Again, I do use a lot more than these listed but well just to keep things simple.
PART TWO – How and where to apply, diffusing durations and diluting ratios.
PART THREE – How frequent can I oil my baby / child?
Faith is a member of OneDrop. She and her team supports oil users via their facebook group – Let’s Add Oil and their blog – School of YL. If you like Faith’s articles and would like to purchase the Young Living oils, please feel free to get in touch with Faith or sign up directly here.