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.
Children love aromatherapy and will make it abundantly clear which oils they like the best. Use a low dilution of 1% when applying to your child’s skin. Stick to the gentler essential oils such as Lavender, Rose, Mandarin, Sandalwood, Chamomile, Spearmint, Lemon, Orange, Lemon Myrtle and Neroli. 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.
We all want the very best for our precious children and creating a healthy and happy environment is an important part of wellbeing. When creating your own blends or applying essential oils on the skin, make sure to use the recommended dilution. The advised dilution 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. There are multiple ways our children can benefit from essential oils from diffusing to massage and a bubble bath.