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Essential Oils for Babies & Children

Here is a list of essential oils that can be introduced to your young ones.

Please note that in this case, a new born baby is based on being 7.5 pound or 3.41 kg.
If baby is under the average weight, we recommend that you wait until he/she reaches the average weight/age for using the oils, or see a qualified aromatherapist to create a formula for you.

Newborn Dosage: 1-3 drops diluted in 50ml base oil

Essential Oils

Carrier Oils

Base Oil Additives max 10%

Chamomile Roman
Chamomile German
Yarrow
Dill
Lavender

Grapeseed

Jojoba
Borage

2-6 Months Old  Dosage: 3-5 drops diluted in 50ml base oil

Essential Oils

Carrier Oils

Base Oil Additives max 10%

Chamomile Roman
Chamomile German
Yarrow
Dill
Lavender
Mandarin
Eucalyptus Radiata
Coriander
Neroli

Grapeseed

Jojoba
Borage

6-12 Months Old  Dosage: 3-5 drops diluted in 50ml base oil

Essential Oils

Carrier Oils

Base Oil Additives max 10%

Chamomile Roman
Chamomile German
Yarrow
Dill
Lavender
Mandarin
Eucalyptus Radiata
Neroli
Palmarosa
Grapefruit
Kanuka
Manuka

Grapeseed

Jojoba
Borage
Calendula

1-5 Years Old  Dosage: 5-10 drops diluted in 50ml base oil

Essential Oils

Carrier Oils

Base Oil Additives max 10%

Chamomile Roman
Chamomile German
Yarrow
Dill
Lavender
Mandarin
Eucalyptus Radiata
Neroli
Palmarosa
Grapefruit
Kanuka
Manuka
Ginger

Grapeseed

Jojoba
Borage
Calendula
Carrot

5-7 Years Old  Dosage: 5-12 drops diluted in 50ml base oil

Essential Oils

Carrier Oils

Base Oil Additives max 10%

Chamomile Roman
Chamomile German
Yarrow
Dill
Lavender
Mandarin
Eucalyptus Radiata
Coriander
Neroli
Palmarosa
Grapefruit
Kanuka
Manuka
Ginger
Peppermint
Nutmeg
Benzoin
Thyme
Cedarwood Himalayan
Hyssop (breathing problems only)
Clary Sage
Geranium
Myrrh

Grapeseed
Hazelnut (if no nut allergy)
Sweet Almond (if no nut allergy)
Apricot Kernel
Soya Bean

Jojoba
Borage
Calendula
Carrot
Wheatgerm (if no wheat allergy)

7-12 Years Old  Dosage: 5-15 drops diluted in 50ml base oil

Essential Oils

Carrier Oils

Base Oil Additives max 10%

Chamomile Roman
Chamomile German
Yarrow
Dill
Lavender
Mandarin

Eucalyptus Radiata
Coriander
Neroli
Palmarosa
Grapefruit
Kanuka
Manuka
Ginger
Peppermint
Nutmeg
Benzoin
Thyme
Cedarwood Himalayan
Hyssop (breathing problems only)
Clary Sage
Geranium
Myrrh
Fennel
Frankincense
Cypress
Basil
Tea Tree
Lemon

Grapeseed
Hazelnut (if no nut allergy)
Sweet Almond (if no nut allergy)
Apricot Kernel
Soya Bean

Jojoba
Borage
Calendula
Carrot
Wheatgerm (if no wheat allergy)

Puberty  Dosage: 5-20 drops diluted in 50ml base oil

Essential Oils

Carrier Oils

Base Oil Additives max 10%

Chamomile Roman
Chamomile German
Yarrow
Dill
Lavender
Mandarin
Eucalyptus Radiata
Coriander
Neroli
Palmarosa
Grapefruit
Kanuka
Manuka
Ginger
Peppermint
Nutmeg
Benzoin
Thyme
Cedarwood Himalayan
Hyssop (breathing problems only)
Clary Sage
Geranium
Myrrh
Fennel
Frankincense
Cypress
Basil
Tea Tree
Lemon
Bergamot
Rose

Sweet Marjoram

Grapeseed
Hazelnut (if no nut allergy)
Sweet Almond (if no nut allergy)
Apricot Kernel
Soya Bean

Jojoba
Borage
Calendula
Carrot
Wheatgerm (if no wheat allergy)

From the age of 7, recipes can be used as long as the essential oils are administered at one third of the dosage listed.

From 13 years old, adult dosage can be used. However with Puberty now starting younger and younger, we recommend you use a minimum dosage.

Some books will list higher quantities, however in aromatherapy, more is not better and can be detrimental to ones health.

Please note: Lavender is a stimulant as well as a relaxant 1-2 drops to relax, 3-5 drops to stimulate. It is also a very powerful oil (a natural antibiotic), and should not be used everyday as an immunity builds up to it, and then it wont work on a physical level on the body when needed.