What Oils Can I Use For My Kids?
I have been using Young Living Essential Oils since I was in elementary school. I am comfortable using them and know which ones my body can handle. I would only recommend the Young Living brand. Young Living goes through extraordinary lengths to make sure their products are all natural and the oils are made through the best methods. If you want to know more about how they are made check out their seed to seal page.
When I had my first child, I wanted to be able to use the oils with her! I just wasn’t sure which ones were safe for kids and which ones I should avoid. I had a good idea, but I wanted to be sure. I would like to share what I have found.
Young Living has come up with a series of kids’ oils that are great! They are called KidScents Collection. They have names that help me to indicate what they are for and I know I can use them on my baby. When the children are older than 1 year then the oils can be put directly on their skin, but when they are younger it is good to use a mixing oil. And if you are not sure if you should use a mixing oil or not, just use it. The mixing oils have great health benefits for our kids as well!
Owie – The name tells me that I put this on their skin when they get a scrape or cup of some sort. Any owie that happens can have 1-2 drops placed on the skin. I have used it when my daughter has gotten scrapes on her knee or cut her finger. When she is sore we go and put the owie oil on there.
Sleepylze – This oil is helpful when trying to get your children to relax and sleep well. It can be mixed in with a carrier oil of your choice for infants and put on their feet, then when they get to be at least 6 months old 1 drop can be put directly on their feet. 1-2 drops of Sleepylze can also be put directly on the pillow when they are going to bed. Then the nice smell can be there all night! It can also be diffused in their rooms before and during bedtime. When they are under 1 year old only diffuse it for 5-15 minutes in their rooms. When they are older than one year, it can be diffused longer.
SniffleEase – Does anyone get the sniffles? Our house does during certain times of the year and when your kids are sick, it is not fun to watch. When my kids start to get the sniffles I start to put SniffleEase on their feet! Under 6 months old, be sure to mix it with a carrier oil. I also am able to diffuse the oil for about 5-15 minutes at a time for the little ones, and longer when they get older than 12 months. It is also a good oil to put in the bath during bath time.
GeneYus – This oil can be diffused for the same time intervals listed for Sleepylze and SniffleEase. GeneYus helps to promote creativity and learning.
TummyGize – When my kids start to get a sore tummy I put this oil on their bellies! It is good to use a mixing oil for the little ones. I also place the oil on their feet because after 20 minutes the oils have reached every cell in their bodies!
Along with these great oils are other ones that are also great for kids.
Lavender – helps with burned skin, owies, and relaxation at bedtime.
Peace and Calming I and II – great for relaxing and bedtime.
Myrtle – Good for calming and respiratory.
Purification – Helps to purify the air and good for owies.
Gentle Baby – I put some of this mixed in coconut oil for diaper rashes and dry skin.
Lemon – Helps to boost the immune system. I put 1-2 drops on my kid’s spine when they are sick. I use this when they start to show signs of sickness.
Cedarwood – This oil helps to release the sleep hormone, so use at bedtime!
Frankincense – This is good for everything! I put 1-2 drops in my coconut oil for diaper rashes or skin irritation.
Helicrysum – This oil is amazing for burns! I have burned myself a few times and my daughter has and this oil has helped us both to take away a lot of the pain and heal the burn faster.
Thieves – Only use this on feet for the little ones and dilute it. This is a warm oil and should not be near their face. I usually put in on their feet and then put socks on them. That way they can’t touch the oil and put it in their eyes or mouth.
Oils to Avoid
The hot oils should be avoided, such as Peppermint, Wintergreen, and any other oil that would make your skin hot. If you are not sure if a certain oil can be used on your baby, just be safe and wait until they are older to use it.
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