Our Regulatory & Safety Team assessed the risk stemming from the inhalation and/or dermal application of the essential oil blends we sell, and deemed them perfectly safe to use on babies, children and adults.
Is Eucalyptus safe to diffuse around babies?
Eucalyptus (Eucalpytus radiata)
Children and infants should use Eucalpytus radiata. While Eucalyptus globulus is safe for adults, it should not be used on children under the age of 2. Contact your pediatrician before using eucalyptus to ease respiratory symptoms.
Why is eucalyptus bad for babies?
Even as little as half a teaspoon of commonly used essential oils such as eucalyptus, lavender and tea tree oils can cause sedation and difficulty breathing in little ones, Dr. Bowman said.
What essential oils are not safe for infants?
Babies have sensitive skin, so people should avoid using essential oils that are known skin irritants, such as:
- cinnamon bark or leaf.
- lemon verbena.
Can frankincense be used on babies?
Frankincense: “Such an amazing multi-use oil. I apply it to the crown of the baby’s head for bonding and also use it diluted on the bottoms of feet for boosted immunity and (heavily) diluted and applied topically for skin concerns. Though, sidenote: breastmilk is also great to use on baby’s skin!”
Why is Eucalyptus globulus not safe for babies?
Proponents say that for babies, Eucalyptus radiata should be used, not Eucalyptus globulus. Speak with a physician before use. Other citrus oils and Cumin: These oils can cause the skin to become more sensitive to UV rays, a phenomenon called photosensitivity.
Is diffusing Thieves OK for babies?
Thieves-type blends should be avoided in children under 10 –substitute with Immunity, which is safe for children.
Is camphor safe for babies to inhale?
Doctors recommend that camphor products are not used on the skin in children. Camphor is UNSAFE in children when taken by mouth. Seizures and death can occur if these products are eaten. Keep camphor-containing products away from children.
Is Matys Baby Chest Rub safe?
Calm and soothe your baby with the all-natural, safe, gentle and effective Matys Baby Chest Rub. Soothing comfort is provided by eucalyptus, lavender and chamomile as this pediatrician-recommended, parent-tested product is petroleum and menthol free.
Can I put lavender oil on my child’s pillow?
Add two drops of lavender oil to your little one’s nightly bath (also a great way to soothe any irritated skin) to help them wind down. Mix a few drops of lavender oil with 1 cup of warm water in a spray bottle and generously spritz their pillow, sheets, and pajamas for a calming effect.
Is Lavender Lotion Safe for Babies?
For example, don’t use a lotion that contains lavender and then apply an essential oil. Don’t use peppermint oil on children less than 30 months old. Peppermint used on children under 30 months of age can increase a risk for seizures. Don’t use oils near a heat source.
Is Rosemary safe for babies?
Using spices and herbs in baby’s foods is a great way to introduce them to fun, interesting flavors. When preparing fresh rosemary for baby, quickly rinse and remove the leaves if you plan to use it in a puree. You can also add an entire sprig to season soups or broths for baby.
Is Lavender an endocrine disruptor?
A new study lends further evidence to a suspected link between abnormal breast growth in young boys—called prepubertal gynecomastia—and regular exposure to lavender or tea tree oil, by finding that key chemicals in these common plant-derived oils act as endocrine-disrupting chemicals.
Is Immupower safe for babies?
Not intended for children under the age of 6 withouth the advice of a health care professional.
Can you use doTERRA serenity on babies?
Uses. Diffuse at night to calm a restless baby or child. Apply to bottoms of feet at bedtime to help unwind before going to sleep. Use in conjunction with doTERRA Serenity Restful Complex Softgels for an enhanced effect.