Aromatherapy in Babies
Parents who decide to use aromatherapy in babies should be particularlycareful. Doses for babies are calculated according to the age and weight of thekid. So, because of that, you must always know the exact dose recommended foryour child by the expert aroma-therapist. However, very small babies (under 3months old) should not be using any of the aromatherapy treatments because ofpossible allergies, according to the doctors.
How Can You Use Essential Oils in Babies
If you decide to use some essential oils around the baby,there are various ways to do so. First of all, you may use diffusers or vaporizers.These devices are found to be efficient way to use essential oils in thetreatment of small children and not to harm them in any way. Chamomile, lavender,geranium, vanilla or orange are the most commonly used oils in this way. Simply,place few drops of the preferred essential oil into the device and it will spreadin the air of the room and affect the child in desired manner.
Another way to use essential oils is to dilute it in somedistilled water. Take a bottle of distilled water and add about 10 drops ofessential oil of your choice. Then shake well and spray the mixture around theroom.
You may add couple of drops of essential oils to the bathwater. Use lavender for this purpose and add 2 or 3 drops to the water. Lavendermay also be used on the tissue near the bedside because it is known to relaxand promote sleep (in both babies and adults). The same essential oil could behelpful when the baby won’t fall asleep. Rub a drop of lavender oil to yourshoulder and hold the baby in your arms. After that treatment he or she shouldsleep in no time.
A drop of roman chamomile onto the pillow may help your babyto sleep and a drop of eucalyptus essential oil will be helpful for congestion andcold. Chamomile may also ease the teething pain, combined with an ice cube.
Massage is yet another way to use essential oils and itsbenefits for your baby. Massage the child with essential oils, mixing thecarrier oil and few drops of tangerine, mandarin or chamomile.
Use essential oils to clean the nursery or clothes of yourchild, simply adding it the washing water. Mandarin, lemon or any other citrusessential oil will be great for that, as well as bergamot essential oil.