Essential Oils in the Nursery

69 November 23, 2015 - Aromatherapy, At Home, Essential Oils, For the Kids, How to Use Essential Oils, Infographics, Kids Care, Young Living Lifestyle

Essential Oils for Babies | Young Living Essential Oils

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  • Joy

    Hi! I have 11 months baby, what oil can i use for better sleep and how to apply? Thanks!

  • Sara Lynn Martin

    Can Thieves be used around infants for cleaning since it contains Eucalyptus?

    • Hi Sara! Although we do recommend extreme caution when using essential oils for children, through our research and 20+ years of experience, we have found that essential oils can be safe and beneficial for people of all ages. However, due to the extreme sensitivities of children and the fact that individual reactions will vary, we do not have a list of specific oils that can/cannot be used with children available to provide. We suggest consulting a health care provider to determine what is right for your children. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Taylor

    Is it safe to use a diluted amount of thieves oil on my 2 year old’s cold sore?

    • Young Living

      Hello Taylor, If your child has a medical condition, such as a cold sore, and due to the extreme sensitivities of children, we recommend speaking to the child’s healthcare provider prior to use to see if the product meets your specific needs and to determine what is right for your child. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Alan

    Hi my LO is 3mth n 10days..

    Has been crying loud non stop..dr prescribe ridwind n medicine for acid reflux.

    May i ask which EO is suitable for him . I wan try massage him

    • Young Living

      Hello Alan, If your child has a medical condition or is taking prescription medication, it is recommended to consult with health adviser who has experience with Essential Oils prior to using an Essential Oil. Seek the advice of the prescribing physician and a pharmacist about potential interactions between the medication(s) and the essential oil(s).

  • Lensie

    I’m wanting to use lavender oil to help my 4 month old sleep better. Would you recommend diluting 1 drop with coconut oil and applying to the bottom of his feet or would it be best to simply apply some on myself while rocking him to bed?

    • Young Living

      Hello Lensie, It is suggested for a child 0-1 years to dilute 1/8 of the concentration. Therefore, we recommend when using Lavender Essential Oil, you should dilute 8 drops carrier oil for every 1 drop of Lavender. If you have additional concerns, we recommend reaching out to your child’s pediatrician. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Lou Carter

    Hi..I’ve just knitted a toy for my friend’s newborn. Would it be safe to ‘sprinkle’ essential oils into it so the stuffing smells of lavender, for example?

    • Young Living

      Hello Lou, We have not tested the use of essential oil in this manner so we would be unable to provide recommendations. We do recommend extreme caution when using essential oils for infants due to the sensitivities of children and the fact that individual reactions will vary. We recommend your friend speaks to her child’s pediatrician prior to use.

  • Lynn Rigdon

    What is the best oil to use for children’s seasonal allergies, cough, runny nose?

    • Young Living

      Hello Lynn, Young Living’s products are intended only for the use listed on individual labels—either for topical/aromatic use or as a dietary supplement. Please always refer to the label for usage directions. Because Young Living’s products are not labeled to be used as drugs, they are not intended for use in the treatment or cure of disease or any abnormal function of the body, including ailments or injuries. Therefore, Young Living cannot provide advice or recommendation for products to address any type of disease, ailment, or injury. We advise that you consult with a medical professional on your specific issue. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • Tonianne Smith

    Can purification be safely diffused around a 2 year old?

    • Young Living

      Hi Tonianne, To safeguard the health of your children, the essential oils should not be diffused in their immediate proximity or for long periods of time without the prior consent of a pediatric physician. We also suggest diffusing a small amount of essential oil for short periods of time until you have determined if your children have any sensitivity to diffusing. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Angela Battle

    Hi, my daughter is almost 4 months old and I’m wondering if spraying diluted peppermint oil in corners of my house to keep bugs away would effect her?

    • Young Living

      Hi Estelle, Due to the extreme sensitivities of children and infants, we recommend speaking to the child’s pediatrician prior to use on or around your daughter. Thanks for stopping by, Angela!

  • Judy

    What oils are safe for a nursing mother to apply and not have to wipe off before nursing baby?

    • Young Living

      Hello Judy, We encourage you to consult with your health care provider to ensure that your infant and yourself would not have any sensitivities to essential oils or essential oil products when breastfeeding.
      It should be okay to use some oils topically, however use them in very small amounts and use them in locations that would not come into contact with your infant (unless otherwise directed by your health care provider).

  • Melissa Hannum

    Is it safe to use diluted 1:8 tummygize on a 5 month having extreme amounts of spit up? I have searched everywhere for a answer to this.

    • Young Living

      Hi Melissa, Through our research and skin sensitivity testing, we have determined that the oils are suitable for direct application on children ages 2-12, as directed on the product labels. However, every person has unique sensitivities. For those new to essential oils, we suggest testing the oil on a small location before applying it to the desired area. We also recommend having a carrier oil, such as V-6, close by in case additional dilution is required for the individual child. As always please also consult with the child’s pediatric physician prior to using them on your baby. Thanks for stopping by.

  • RObyn

    A hot water burn on a 2 month old who is hospitalized and wrapped up…what is the best way to support the infants immune system with essential oils? Would it be in the diffuser? Could some highly diluted oils go on his feet ?

    • Young Living

      Hi Robyn, We are so sorry to hear about your baby. Young Living’s products are intended only for the use listed on individual labels—either for topical/aromatic use or as a dietary supplement. Please always refer to the label for usage directions. Because Young Living’s products are not labeled to be used as drugs, they are not intended for use in the treatment or cure of disease or any abnormal function of the body, including ailments or injuries. Therefore, Young Living cannot provide advice or recommendation for products to address any type of disease, ailment, or injury. We advise that you consult with a medical professional on your specific issue that is familiarized with Essential Oils.

    • Jessica Roose

      I don’t know when this happened I didn’t see a date but I heard that Burdock leaves along with a honey sad that is called B & W works great for burns on children. I used it for my daughter and it’s the mildest thing you can do for a burn. The leaf causes the skin to heal the inside out by gently removing the burnt skin and growing new skin.

  • Karina H

    Hi,
    Is Copaíba safe to use in a teething 10 months?

    • Young Living

      Hi Karina, Young Living’s products are intended only for the use listed on individual labels—either for topical/aromatic use or as a dietary supplement. Please always refer to the label for usage directions. Because Young Living’s products are not labeled to be used as drugs, they are not intended for use in the treatment or cure of disease or any abnormal function of the body, including ailments or injuries. Therefore, Young Living cannot provide advice or recommendation for products to address any type of disease, ailment, or injury. We advise that you consult with a medical professional on your specific issue.

  • Amy

    Is it safe to diffuse Peppermint Oil around my 4 month old?

    • Young Living

      Hi Amy, To safeguard the health of your children, the essential oils should not be diffused in their immediate proximity or for long periods of time without the prior consent of a pediatric physician. We also suggest diffusing a small amount of essential oil for short periods of time until you have determined if your children have any sensitivity to diffusing.

  • Kate

    What age is sniffleease intended for? Are the oils in the blend safe to use for my 8 month old baby? And where is it intended to be applied?

    • Young Living

      Hi Kate, Recommended application for the KidScents oils is for children ages 2-12. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • eglwing

    hil I work in the daycare that is full of infants 12 months and over to 2 years old. would it be safer to use Essential oils from Young living to diffuse for these little ones

    thanks

    • Young Living

      Hi Eglwing, To safeguard the health of the children, the essential oils should not be diffused in their immediate proximity or for long periods of time without the prior consent of a pediatric physician. We also suggest diffusing a small amount of essential oil for short periods of time until you have determined if the children have any sensitivity to diffusing as each child is different. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Bird

    Can essential oils be mixed in coconut oil and be used as a lotion? And what is the ratio for such? And also could be used for self with same mix and sugar for a shower scrub and be ok? Mommies need tlc too 🙂

    • Young Living

      Hi Bird, Essential oils can be mixed with coconut oil for topical application! Please refer to the individual bottle label for dilution instructions. You can learn more about carrier oils with our post Getting to Know Your Carrier Oils. We recommend checking out our DIY section of the blog for great tlc recipes to provide you with a spa getaway!

    • Sarah

      Hi, I’ve recently started making my 3 year old skin cream with essential oils. I used 1/3 cup coconut oil, 1/3 cup cetaphil moisturizing cream, 13 drops of lavendar, 13 drops or tea tree, and 5 drops of frankincense. And make sure you mix and store it in a glass container! She is doing really well with it, I’m sure for an adult you can add more oils than that, probably 20:20:10 Hope this gave you an idea!

  • Alexandra

    What is a good oil to use for teething babies (6 months old)?

    • Young Living

      Hi Alexandra, Young Living’s products are intended only for the use listed on individual labels—either for topical/aromatic use or as a dietary supplement. Please always refer to the label for usage directions. Because Young Living’s products are not labeled to be used as drugs, they are not intended for use in the treatment or cure of disease or any abnormal function of the body, including ailments or injuries. Therefore, Young Living cannot provide advice or recommendation for products to address any type of disease, ailment, or injury. We advise that you consult with a medical professional on your specific issue.

  • natasha

    what oils can i use that is safe for my baby and his congestion?

    • Young Living

      Hi Natasha, Due to the extreme sensitivities of children and the fact that individual reactions will vary, we do not have a list of specific oils that can/cannot be used with children available to provide. Because Young Living’s products are not labeled to be used as drugs, they are not intended for use in the treatment or cure of disease or any abnormal function of the body, including ailments or injuries. Therefore, Young Living cannot provide advice or recommendation for products to address any type of disease, ailment, or injury. We suggest consulting a health care provider to determine what is right for your baby.

  • Angela Prouty

    Can I run a shower with a few drops of Eucalyptus to steam room and sit on toilet with 3 month old? Would not put on him – just run hot water.

    • Young Living

      Hi Angela, To safeguard the health of your children, the essential oils should not be diffused in their immediate proximity or for long periods of time without the prior consent of a pediatric physician. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Nicole

    Can i diffuse RC in my 4 years room?

    • Young Living

      Hi Nicole, Please always follow the directions and safety guidelines on each individual product label. When diffusing a oil new to the child, we suggest diffusing a small amount for short periods of time until you have determined if they have any sensitivity to the oil. If you have further questions regarding diffusing essential oils around your child, we suggest speaking with a health professional for guidance.

  • Theresa Furey

    Hello! May I ask why I need to consult a doctor if I’m nursing my daughter and diffuse Peace & Calming? It recommends this on the label.

    • Young Living

      Hi Theresa, To safeguard the health of your children, the essential oils should not be diffused in their immediate proximity or for long periods of time without the prior consent of a pediatric physician. We also suggest diffusing a small amount of essential oil for short periods of time until you have determined if your child has any sensitivity to diffusing.

  • Amber

    hello. In regards to using a diffuser and essential oils for a newborn (11.5 week old) – what is the ratio I should use? I have a 120ML diffuser – so maybe 1 drop, but make sure its in a large open room? I just want to be as cautious as possible.

    • Young Living

      Hi Amber, To safeguard the health of your children, the essential oils should not be diffused in their immediate proximity or for long periods of time without the prior consent of a pediatric physician. We also suggest diffusing a small amount of essential oil for short periods of time until you have determined if your children have any sensitivity to diffusing.

  • Inna

    I am looking for an oil to put in the diffuser to help my 3-mo old through a cold and also some for myself to treat and prevent illnesses.

    • Young Living

      Hi Inna, Young Living’s products are intended only for the use listed on individual labels—either for topical/aromatic use or as a dietary supplement. Please always refer to the label for usage directions. Because Young Living’s products are not labeled to be used as drugs, they are not intended for use in the treatment or cure of disease or any abnormal function of the body, including ailments or injuries. Therefore, Young Living cannot provide advice or recommendation for products to address any type of disease, ailment, or injury. We advise that you consult with a medical professional on your specific issue.

  • Denise Nesbitt

    If diluted, do you think the kidscents Sniffle ease will be ok for a 3 month old?

    • Young Living

      Hi Denise, Although we do recommend extreme caution when using essential oils for children, through our research and 20+ years of experience, we have found that essential oils can be safe and beneficial for people of all ages. However, due to the extreme sensitivities of children and the fact that individual reactions will vary, we do not have a list of specific oils that can/cannot be used with children available to provide. We suggest consulting a health care provider to determine what is right for your children. We recommend referring to the individual label directions for any age restrictions as well. Essential oils should be diluted for use on children. We suggest using a patch test procedure prior to ensure the oil is properly diluted for the child. To perform a patch test, apply 1-2 drops of EO to a patch of skin such as the forearm.

  • Kathy

    Is Peace & Calming safe for toddlers?

    • Young Living

      Hi Kathy, Although we do recommend extreme caution when using essential oils for children, through our research and 20+ years of experience, we have found that essential oils can be safe and beneficial for people of all ages. However, due to the extreme sensitivities of children and the fact that individual reactions will vary, we do not have a list of specific oils that can/cannot be used with children available to provide. We suggest consulting a health care provider to determine what is right for your children. We recommend referring to the individual label directions for any age restrictions as well. Essential oils should be diluted for use on children. We suggest using a patch test procedure prior to ensure the oil is properly diluted for the child. To perform a patch test, apply 1-2 drops of EO to a patch of skin such as the forearm.

  • Emily

    Are there any essential oils that I should avoid in my household diffuser for my 6 month old other than the ones listed above? I have several blends and worry that they contain oils that could possibly be unsafe.

    • Young Living

      Hi Emily, To safeguard the health of your children, the essential oils should not be diffused in their immediate proximity or for long periods of time without the prior consent of a pediatric physician. We also suggest diffusing a small amount of essential oil for short periods of time until you have determined if your children have any sensitivity to diffusing. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Kate

    What are the best oils to use for a sick and constipated 6 month old?

    • Young Living

      Hi Kate, Young Living’s products are intended only for the use listed on individual labels—either for topical/aromatic use or as a dietary supplement. Please always refer to the label for usage directions. Because Young Living’s products are not labeled to be used as drugs, they are not intended for use in the treatment or cure of disease or any abnormal function of the body, including ailments or injuries. Therefore, Young Living cannot provide advice or recommendation for products to address any type of disease, ailment, or injury. We advise that you consult with a medical professional on your specific issue.

  • cait

    Hi I have a five month old who has a cold. I have a cough cream made with yl essential oils. Will it cause any harm to her if I apply some to her feet

    • Young Living

      Hi Cait, Young Living’s products are intended only for the use listed on individual labels—either for topical/aromatic use or as a dietary supplement. Please always refer to the label for usage directions. Because Young Living’s products are not labeled to be used as drugs, they are not intended for use in the treatment or cure of disease or any abnormal function of the body, including ailments or injuries. Therefore, Young Living cannot provide advice or recommendation for products to address any type of disease, ailment, or injury. We advise that you consult with a medical professional on your specific issue.

  • Anna

    Hi, are Kidscents products safe for babies? Can i use bath gel and lotion on my newborn?
    Thank you

    • Young Living

      Hi Anna, KidScents products were not intended for newborns. As newborns have very sensitive skin, we recommend consulting with a healthcare provider before using any of our products. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Gen

    Can thieves cleaning, soap, and other product be used with kids 1.5yrs +?

    • Young Living

      Hi Gen, Our Thieves® cleaning line is safe to be used around children. The soap and other Thieves® infused products can also be used with children. Please refer to the individual label for usage directions. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Nicole

    I’d like to know if it’s okay for my niece to drink water with lemon EO in it (glass bottle of course)

    • Young Living

      Hi Nicole, We recommend following the usage directions as listed on the label and speaking with a health care provider about the use of Lemon Vitality with children before beginning use. Thanks for stopping by with your question.

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