Essential Oils for Kids

Dilution Recommendations

When using essential oils on babies and children,  always dilute the pure essential oil with a carrier oil. For older children, dilute 1-2 drops of essential oil with 1/2-1 tsp. of carrier oil. For newborns and infants, dilute 1-2 drops in 2 Tbs. of carrier oil.  Common carrier oils include fractionated coconut oil, olive oil, vegetable oil, or almond oil.

Oils Regarded as Safe for Children

Any of the oils discussed on this page are safe to use, especially if diluted. Only use oils that are pure essential. The oils I use are certified therapeutic pure grade so that I KNOW they are pure. I'll be happy to help you with this.  You can call or text me. 7138254562

Several oils that are generally considered safe for children include the following:

  • *Cypress
  • *Frankincense
  • *Geranium
  • *Ginger
  • *Lavender
  • *Lemon***
  • *Marjoram
  • *Melaleuca
  • *Orange***
  • *Rosemary**
  • *Sandalwood
  • *Thyme
  • *Ylang ylang.

***These oils are photosensitive; always dilute. To prevent a rash or pigmentation of the skin, do not use citrus oils when exposed to direct sunlight.

**These oils should never be used undiluted on babies and children.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. This products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Environmental Threats: Thyme, lemon, cedarwood, sandalwood, rosemary, rose.

Dilute 1-2 drops of oil in 2 Tbs. carrier oil and massage a little on neck and chest. Diffuse into the air.

Colic: Marjoram, bergamot, ylang ylang, ginger, Roman chamomile, rosemary, or melissa.

Dilute 1-2 drops of oil in 2 Tbs. carrier oil and massage a small amount of this blend gently on stomach and back. 

Blend: Combine 2 Tbsp. carrier oil with 1 drop Roman chamomile, 1 drop lavender, and 1 drop geranium. Mix and apply to stomach and back.

Constipation: Rosemary, ginger, orange. Dilute 1-2 drops of the oil in 2 Tbs. carrier oil and massage on stomach and feet.

Crying: Ylang ylang, lavender, Roman chamomile, geranium, cypress, frankincense. Dilute for massage or diffuse.

Diaper Rash:  Blend: 1 drop Roman chamomile and 1 drop lavender with carrier oil and apply.

Digestion (sluggish): Lemon or orange. Dilute and massage feet and stomach.

Dry Skin: Sandalwood. Dilute and apply.

Earache: Melaleuca (Tea Tree), Roman chamomile, lavender, or thyme. Put a diluted drop of oil on a cotton ball and place on the surface of the ear; rub a little bit of diluted oil behind the ear. Blend: Combine 2 Tbsp. carrier oil with 2 drops lavender, 1 drop Roman chamomile, and 1 drop melaleuca (Tea Tree). Put a drop on a cotton ball and put on surface of the ear, rub behind the ear and on the ear reflex feet points.

Elevated Body Temperatures: Lavender or peppermint. Dilute in carrier oil and massage baby or child (back of neck, feet, behind ear, etc.). Peppermint (diffuse only).

Seasonal Bugs: Cypress or lemon. Dilute 1 drop of each in 1 Tbsp. bath gel base for a bath or diffuse.

Jaundice: Geranium, lemon, or rosemary. Dilute and apply on the liver area and on the liver reflex feet points.

Premature: Since premature babies have very thin and sensitive skin, it is best to avoid the use of essential oils.

Rashes: Lavender, Roman chamomile, or sandalwood. Dilute and apply.

Teeth Grinding: Lavender (rub on feet).

Tonsil Support: Melaleuca (Tea Tree), lemon, Roman chamomile, lavender, or ginger. Dilute and apply to tonsils and lymph nodes.

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