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How to use pure essential oils for your baby

Nature’s essential oils can provide wonderful support for newborn babies. They can help calm the baby, provide safe sleep and even rid the atmosphere or airborne germs. A newborn is very precious and very sensitive and responds to sounds, smells and touch.


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COLIC:

Vaporise – 1 drop of Mandarin for 1 hour in baby’s room, well away from cot.

Or dispense one drop of Roman Chamomile on a cotton ball and place in cot at opposite end of baby’s head.

COMMON COLD:

Vaporise – 1 drop of Eucalyptus for 1 hour in baby’s room, well away from cot.

Or add 1 drop of Sandalwood Australian and 1 drop of Roman Chamomile into a dish of boiling water and place directly under baby’s cot. This will disperse the molecules slowly and safely.

For babies under 3 weeks old with a severe cold, seek medical advice.

CRADLE CUP:

Massage – Add 1 drop of Lavender to 20ml of Sweet Almond oil. Gently massage the scalp using fingertips, avoiding the fontanel.

FRETFUL BABIES:

Vaporise – 1 drop of Mandarin or 1 drop of Roman Chamomile for 1 hour in baby’s room, well away from cot.

MILD TEETHING:

Massage – Add 1 drop of Lavender to 20ml of Sweet Almond oil. Massage 2 drops only of the blend around the baby’s exterior jaw and up the neck area.

SOFTEN BABY'S SKIN:

Massage – Blend 30ml Sweet Almond oil, 10 drops Jojoba and 5 drops of Rosehip. Warm a few drops between fingers and gently massage baby.

In Essence recommends not using pure essential oils topically for the first 6 weeks.