Ask ApotheKayla: Lavender for babies.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

I get questions about essential oils and usage guidelines all the time. I felt like it would be awesome to share some of those with you and answer any questions you may have.

Ashleigh asks:

I love using doTERRA essential oils and recently had a baby. He seems to be an anxious baby and has a hard time falling asleep if I am not holding him. I have lavender oil and wondered if it would be safe to use on him. If so how much and how often.


Kayla answers:
Hey Ashleigh!

My first thought was as long as you are using doTERRA, which I know is a safe brand of essential oils. I wanted to offer a few tips on how to move forward with using essential oils for babies.

If you are going to apply them to the bottom of his feet, for example, I would follow the doTERRA dilution guidelines if you do not already have the doTERRA Touch Lavender roll on. Fill a 10 ml roller jar to the bend of the neck with fractionated coconut oil. Add 4 drops of lavender essential oil. Shake and roll on the bottom of his feet.

I would use the touch blends:
doTERRA Touch®These products are awesome because they come pre-diluted. Young skin is different from adult skin—it’s thinner, more delicate, and generally more sensitive. It’s a great idea to dilute any essential oils before applying them to children, and this kit takes the mess out of dilution. 
My other recommendation would be to diffuse lavender in his room or in the room he sleeps in. Diffuse 2-3 drops of lavender per 1/2 cup of water.

Also, use some of that lavender on yourself my friend! Babies pick up on the emotions of those around them and if you are more calm he will be more calm.

Let me know how it works for you! Here's to sweet dreams.


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