Baby & Maternity

Essential oils are appreciated for the natural benefits they bring. Their virtues are so good that young and old can enjoy them.

Essential oils for childhood illnesses

From birth to 5 years of age, these herbal extracts are useful for alleviating symptoms. However, it is crucial to know how to choose the right product according to the age of your child and to follow the dosage prescribed by the brand or by a health professional. A tolerance test is also recommended because essential oils are concentrates of active ingredients that can trigger allergies with some of the small ones.

However, some uses, non-regular, but punctual are harmless. This is the case, for example, for the relief of respiratory problems with organic certified vegetable oils. They are generally in the form of a light gel, smooth, soft and based on noble chamomile, balsam fir and other plants acting on breathing disorders.

Actually, safe essential oils for baby exist and are advised by lot of professionals. Lavender-flavored massage oils composed of petit grain and fennel essences are recommended for colic. When applied on the stomach, problems of digestion are immediately relieved.

The diffusion of essential oils with a baby around

Can you use essential oil diffuser with a baby in the room? This is one of the questions parents ask about essential oils frequently.

Diffusion of essential oil into the atmosphere is a technique used in aromatherapy where tolerance levels are higher. Essential oils diffused in the air are less concentrated than if used directly on skin for example. Minimal but sufficient quantities are thus distributed in the environment of the baby.

Some oils cleanse the air or help baby find sleep. Their spread is considered by mothers to be useful for the well-being of their infants. Essential oil use is simple this way since all you have to do is pour a few drops into a diffuser. This way is safer for the baby skin. Make sure the diffuser is safely store away from reach.