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The Best Essential Oils For Baby Skin

Updated on January 26, 2017

Using Essential Oils For Babies

While essential oils are the preferred treatment nowadays due to the fewer risks it offers, there is still a certain amount of precaution involved, especially if you are going to use them on babies or infants. A baby's skin is a lot more sensitive than that of the adult's. Hence, you must only introduce gentle ingredients to avoid irritating your baby's skin.

Using half to a teaspoon of vegetable or other carrier oils, always dilute essential oils before applying them onto your baby's skin. When using essential oils for bathing, you can use a gel bath base as the oil's dispersing agent.

Suggested Essential Oils For Baby

There are naturally gentle types of essential oils that make them ideal for use on the baby's skin, without causing harm or irritation on them. Hence, always begin with examining the properties of a given essential oil to determine whether it suits infant use.

As long as you have gathered enough information that would ensure a particular essential oil does not offer harmful effects on your baby, both you and your baby can enjoy from a range of benefits that it offer such as better calmness, improved sleeping habits and appetite.

Chamomile Oil

Chamomile essential oil provides relief from pain and irritation whenever your child starts teething. To cure this problem, prepare a washcloth and add a few drops of chamomile essential oil. Wrap an ice cube inside the cloth and place it inside the gums.

Chamomile oil produces a distinctive fragrance that soothes and calms both adults and babies alike. You can use chamomile oil as a massage blend for the baby to improve sleeping patterns.

For a soothing bath, combine 2 drops of chamomile oil into one drop of lavender oil. Make sure all of the oils and water are fully incorporated before you start bathing the baby with the mixture.

Lavender Oil

The lavender oil is an ideal type of oil as your baby's introduction into aromatherapy. Its aromatic essences produces a soothing and calming effect that improves your baby's sleep at night. This is especially important if your child is starting to grow his teeth that makes it difficult for them resulting to sleeping disorders. All you need to do is add a few drops of the lavender essential oil into a chosen piece of cotton, allowing them to breathe it and experience its calming properties.

You can also add a few drops of lavender oil into the baby's bath. Make sure to dilute it with a carrier oil, however. You can do this regularly until the baby begins to associate the scent with its calming effects.

More Essential Oils For Baby

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is a highly recommended type of essential oil that can be used for babies' skin care, especially if you want something that is mild and safe enough for them to use. In fact, several skin care or baby oil produced are based on jojoba oil for it naturally nourishes the infant's sensitive skin.

You can also use jojoba oil as a rub to treat diaper rashes or other form of skin irritation on babies. Jojoba oil is an excellent oil to use and is safe enough to use even for newborn babies.

Rosemary Oil

Use rosemary oil either alone or combined with almond oil to use for your baby's daily massage. It is quite effective but yet gentle enough for your baby's sensitive skin. By regularly massaging your baby using essential oils such as rosemary, it can help to produce not just healthier looking skin but also provide relief from a variety of possible health conditions.

Rosemary oil is quite effective in treating problems on their digestive and circulatory system. Therefore, your baby can experience a better quality sleep at night and improve their eating habits.

Almond Oil

This type of oil is mild enough for your baby to use on an everyday basis. Among the benefits are healthier and more glowing skin on your baby, while also preventing various types of skin irritation such as rashes.

To use almond oil on your baby, dilute it and massage onto the body right before bathing your baby in the morning.

Oils For Treating Conditions in Babies

Outlined below are some of the experts' suggestions on the most safe and effective essential oils that can be used on babies for the specified health condition:

*Common Cold: You can create an essential oil blend using either mandarin, ginger, marjoram, bergamot,rosemary, ylang ylang, or Roman chamomile. Then, massage that mixture onto the baby's neck and chest for relief.

*Constipation: Using a carrier oil, dilute the following essential oils: orange, mandarin, rosemary, or ginger. Then, massage it on the baby's feet and stomach.

*Diaper Rash: Lavender is the ideal essential oil to use in curing rashes on babies caused by diaper use. Once diluted, you can combine it with a drop or Roman Chamomile and apply directly to the area of rashes.

*Dry Skin: For babies with dry skin, you can combine either rosewood or sandalwood with a carrier oil and apply directly on the skin.

*Fever: For massaging, you can get a lavender essential oil and dilute it using your choice of carrier oil. Apply the essential oil solution onto the baby's feet, behind their ear, and back of neck. You can also make a diffuser using peppermint essential oil, since it is too strong when applied directly on the baby's skin.

*Flu: You can make an aromatherapy bath using lemon, Melaleuca ericifolia, or cypress. Use a bath gel base and add about a drop of your preferred essential oil.

*Earache: To make a rub, use a drop of Roman chamomile, a drop of Tea tree oil, and 2 drops of lavender. Place a few drops of the blend into a cotton ball and rub it behind the ear or place it on the surface of the ear. It is important to know, however, that you must not attempt to pour essential oil into the baby's ear canal.

*Teeth grinding: Dilute lavender essential oil with a carrier oil and rub against the baby's feet.

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