Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, , and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant. If you have ever enjoyed the of a rose, a walk by a field of lavender, or the smell of fresh-cut mint, you have experienced the aromatic qualities of . In addition to giving plants their distinctive smells, essential oils provide plants with protection against predators and disease and play a role in plant pollination.
Try this at home: Squeeze the peel of a ripe orange. The residue on your hand is full of essential oils.
In addition to their benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have been used throughout history in many cultures for their medicinal and benefits. Modern and trends towards more holistic approaches to wellness are driving a revival and new discovery of essential oil health applications
dōTERRA (CPTG) Certified Pure Therapeutic ® essential oils represent the , purest, and most essential oils available today. They are gently and skillfully distilled from plants that have been patiently harvested at the perfect moment by experienced growers from around the world for ideal extract composition and efficacy. Experienced essential oil users will immediately recognize dōTERRA’s superior for naturally safe, purely effective
Using Essential Oils with our children:
doTERRA essential oils are safe and gentle enough to use on newborns and babies, but some things to keep in mind:
- Always dilute the essential oil in a carrier oil (such as fractionated coconut oil or olive oil) before using it on your baby. Babies and for children under 3 years old, add 1-2 drops of essential oil to 1-2 tablespoons of carrier oil.
- Take care not to get the oil on the babies hands because they may rub their eyes.
- If an essential oil accidentally gets into a baby’s eye, dilute with a vegetable oil, such as olive oil or fractionated coconut oil, NOT with water as it drives the oil deeper.
- The best oils for newborns through 3 months are Roman chamomile, lavender, Digest Zen, lemon, peppermint and wild orange.
- Use only diluted essential oils in the bath. Babies have very sensitive skin.
- Only use Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade oils on your baby’s sensitive skin.
Anxiety: If the baby is anxious, use Roman chamomile in the bath or for the massage.
Calming/ Sleep: To help a baby sleep, use lavender in the bath or one drop of the oil on each foot.
Colds: Melaleuca, Lavender, lemon – Mix 1-2 drops of each oil and diffuse. Mix 1 drop of each oil and massage on upper chest and back every 4 hours. May also diffuse 2 drops of Breathe for stuffiness.
Colic or tummy pains: If a baby has a tummy upset, gently massage wild orange, DigestZen or peppermint on the baby’s abdomen.
Constipation: Dilute 1 to 2 drops of rosemary oil in 2 tablespoons carrier oil and massage on stomach and the bottoms of baby’s feet.
Cough: Rub 1-3 drops of Breathe, Eucalyptus or Peppermint Essential Oil with carrier oil on chest, upper back, neck and if possible, diffuse in room at night.
Croup: Marjoram and Thyme – Dilute in a carrier oil and massage on neck and chest.
Crying: Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Roman chamomile – Diffuse in the air or rub 1-2 drops on spine. (Use one oil at a time).
Diaper Rash: Lavender, Roman Chamomile – Dilute 1 drop with a carrier oil and apply around area of concern. Or 1-2 drops Sandalwood or Myrrh add 1-2 drops coconut oil and apply to affected area
Diarrhea: Digestzen, Roman Chamomile – Dilute 1 drop of oil with a carrier oil and massage around the abdomen. Choose one oil at a time.
Earache & Ear Infections: Melaleuca, Lavender, Basil – Dilute 1-2 drops of Melaleuca and/or Lavender around the ear (NOT inside the ear) along the back of the cheek bone down & around behind the ear. Basil may help with the pain. May put 1 drop on a cotton ball or swab and apply around the ear (not in ear canal). May also rub on reflex points on the feet and hands.
Fever: Lavender, Peppermint or Eucalyptus – dilute 1 drop in a carrier oil and rub on feet, spine, back of neck, or behind ears.
Jaundice: Geranium – Apply 1 drop of Geranium oil with a tsp of carrier oil and apply on liver area or bottom of feet. (Do NOT apply oils within 30 minutes before or after UVA light treatment).
Runny Nose: Rub 1-2 drops of Lemon on feet or down spine
Teething: Lavender, Roman Chamomile – Mix 1 drop with 1 Tbls of carrier oil and massage around the outside of the face along the jaw line. Or 2 drops of clove oil in 1 tablespoon of carrier oil and apply to gums.