Perfect Essential Oil Blends For Babies and Infants
Essential oils are really popular right now as people search for more natural ways to clean, prevent illness, treat symptoms and relax.
In this post I’ll share some of my favourite essential oils and blends yo diffuse around infants.
However, you can’t be too cautious when it comes to using essential oils around infants.
So, before I share any blend recipes here are a few things to consider first:
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Things to consider when choosing your blend…
Pure essential oils are wonderful and have many therapeutic properties but they are also dangerous if used incorrectly.
When we introduce our babies to anything new it’s important to speak to our trusted health professional beforehand who will be able to advise whether your infant has any health issues that may be worsened by using essential oils.
There are also certain essential oils that should not be diffused around infants.
I’ve written a specific post highlighting Robert Tisserand’s advice regarding whether it is safe to diffuse essential oils around babies and toddlers.
I also have a more general post about using essential oils on and around babies and toddlers. It’s well worth a read as it covers things parents often get wrong like safely adding oils to bath water and lotion.
So, I’ve shared a few of our favourite essential oil blends and when we use them:
Baby Blends For Sleep and Relaxation
Baby Blends For Colds and Congestion
I have a full post about using essential oils for congestion.
Bedtime Congestion Relief
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Globula or Eucalyptus Radiata for infants) is my go-to essential oil for my congested babies. I add a drop or two of Lavender for a soothing blend that helps my little ones to breathe.
Daytime Congestion Relief
Fir needle (Abies Sibirica) is a good alternative to Eucalyptus oil. Mixed with a drop or two of distilled lemon (Citrus Limon) and you’ll have a zesty blend that can help boost your babies mood and energy.
Distilled Lemon with Teatree essential oil is a good blend to diffuse to have your room smelling clean and fresh again.
Other oils that we like to diffuse…
What are your favourite essential oil blends to diffuse around babies and toddlers?