Seedlings by Young Living
We know that parents make hundreds of decisions everyday about the health and happiness of their loved ones. Seedlings was created to make it as easy as possible for parents to choose the right products for the littlest, most vulnerable members of their family.
Test for Sensitivity
Massage 2-4 drops of the diluted essential oil into the bottom of the feet. Watch for irritation and redness. If irritation should occur, wipe off with a carrier oil. Do not use water! Water and oil don’t mix, it just spreads the oils. Most children respond extremely well to oils without any problems. If your child has sensitive skin or is prone to respiratory sensitivity, the feet
are the safest place to use oils. In fact, due to their large pores, the feet are an effective place to use oils on any family member. If you have
safely tested an oil on your child’s feet, you can test it next on the inside their arm, just above the
elbow. Once you have tested an oil on your child, without any reaction, you can apply it to other areas of the body, such as the back, behind the ears, neck, etc.
Basically, Essential Oils for Children can be applied to most areas of the body, as long as they are diluted. The exceptions are the eyes, nose, and inside the ear canal.
Essential Oils for premature Babies
Avoid using oils directly on premature babies as their skin is extremely sensitive. You can, however, use the indirect method which does work well…
1. Place 1-2 drops of oil into your hands
2. Rub them together until almost dry
3. Hold your hands a few inches over the area on the baby’s body you want to address
4. Do not get the oils close to the infant’s eyes, nose or mouth.
General consensus on essential oils that are safe to use on infants and children include but are not limited to, bergamont, cedarwood, chamolile roman, cypress, frankinscence, geranium, orange, ginger, lavender, lemon, marjoram, melaleuca tee tree, orange, rose, sandalwood, thyme, & ylang ylang.
Some Suggestions for Infants