How to Use Essential Oils For Kids - ECO. Modern Essentials
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by Georgia Doherty March 10, 2020

There is ongoing concern around the safety and use of essential oils around children. When used with care, essential oils can be extremely beneficial for little ones, just as much as they are for grown ups.

 

If you've ever tried to do your own research about the use of essential oils for children, you may have found the process quite overwhelming, with a lot of conflicting information. We take a conservative approach when it comes to essential oils for kids and work closely with our qualified Aromatherapist to promote the most suitable and beneficial way to use essential oils around our little loves.

TOP TIPS WHEN USING ESSENTIAL OILS FOR KIDS


DILUTION IS KEY
When creating your own blends or applying essential oils on the skin, make sure to use the recommended dilution. The advised dilution from our qualified Aromatherapist is 0.25% for 2-6 year olds and 1% for 6 years and older. Essential oils are considered too strong for use on babies' skin (0-24 months) and a little overwhelming on their developing systems, however we can still use essential oils in a diffuser.

 

LITTLES VS GROWN UPS

Children are not tiny adults - it is best to approach essential oils with a different mindset when using them around our little ones. Essential oils are potent and can have adverse reactions when used incorrectly. When using essential oils for yourself, be sure to consider having a well ventilated area, shorter usage time, try a personal diffuser or create your own DIY applications.

 

KID-FRIENDLY OILS

Our ECO. Little range is suitable for children, however, it is recommended to always keep an eye on our kids when using the essential oils themselves. Make sure to take safety precautions and keep essential oils out of little hands reach. This will help prevent accidents and encourage our kids to learn how to use essential oils safely as they are growing up.

 

PREGNANCY & BREASTFEEDING
Some of you may be wondering - "if these oils are safe for my children, are they safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding?" This isn't necessarily the case. Essential oils can be suitable for use around kids but recommended to avoid during pregnancy. We recommend to avoid the use of essential oils in your first trimester and consult our FAQ to confirm which essential oils are suitable to use during pregnancy. We also encourage you to consult with your healthcare practitioner when in doubt.

 

ECO. Little
We have developed an exclusive range of kid-friendly pure essential oil blends to look after your little ones. Each blend has been specifically formulated keeping your children’s health and wellbeing in mind. All of these blends are available in a rollerball format for convenience and easy application. The range is recommended to use around children aged 2 years and older.

1. Study Time Blend

Turn homework time into a fun and enjoyable experience - didn't think this was possible? Well, this balancing blend has been developed specifically to help promote concentration and clarity of mind. The combination of citrus and herbal essential oils both enhance focus and calm the mind. Also available in a rollerball format making it perfect to take to school!

2. Sniffles Blend

Our little ones are prone to have a runny nose more than we do - especially if they are attending Daycare! This fresh and clearing blend can provide temporary relief when feeling congested. The clearing and anti-inflammatory properties of this blend make it a saviour during the change of season. Also available in a rollerball to carry on-the-go.

3. Immune Booster Blend

When your little ones are feeling run down and in need of a little boost, this essential oil blend is a must to purify the home. With strong antibacterial, antiviral and immune support properties, this blend is a great to prevent the spread of germs. You can use this blend in a cleaning recipe for your children's room to ensure they are happy and healthy. Also available in a rollerball format, which is great to apply on the soles of their feet for extra immune support.

4. Lullaby Blend

Create a soothing and relaxing atmosphere in the bedroom when putting your little ones to sleep. The calming and sedating properties of this blend will promote feelings of tranquility and encourage a deep and restful sleep. The perfect blend to diffuse during bedtime story! Also available in a rollerball format and involve your kids in the bedtime ritual.

5. Peaceful Blend

An all-rounder, this soothing blend helps calm the mind, relax the body and promote feelings of peace. This blend is great to use at the end of the day, to help your little ones unwind or to help them prepare for sleep. When nothing else works and everything is chaos, you can reach for this blend to help instil calm and joy in the home. Also available in a rollerball format for convenient use.

6. Pick Me Up Blend

If you kids need a little pick me up upon waking or throughout the day, this blend is a go-to. This energising yet balancing essential oil blend combines citrus and herbal aromas to help refresh, enhance energy levels and balance mood. Also available in a rollerball format to take with you anywhere you go!

Author: Georgia Doherty
Marketing Assistant

Georgia is the Marketing Assistant at ECO. Modern Essentials. Georgia oversees the company's social media platforms, helps coordinate brand collaborations, creates content + DIY recipes and manages ECO.'s affiliate program. She is a qualified Beauty Therapist with extensive Dermal Therapy qualifications and a Diploma in Training Design & Development. Georgia is passionate about leading a happy & healthy life and helping educate those around her.

 

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