Baby-safe Essential Oils | Lavender

Aromatherapy is the therapeutic practice of using aromatic essential oils from plants to improve and support the wellbeing of the mind, body, and spirit. Essential oils can be safer alternatives to conventional medicines and harsh chemicals.

Lavender essential oil can be a powerful tool in the holistic home and we love that it is gentle and safe enough to use for for baby when properly diluted. Essential oils are highly concentrated and should never be applied directly to the skin. Instead, we recommend adding a few drops to an organic carrier oil, cream or lotion, or adding a few drops to a diffuser if you want an ultra simple and pleasant way to experience lavender’s extraordinary benefits.

There are many ways that your newborn baby can enjoy the benefits of lavender essential oil. Here are a few of our favorites.

  • Calms the body - Lavender essential oil has a calming scent which makes it an excellent tonic for nerves and anxiety, perfect for a new baby. Try diluting lavender essential oil in organic carrier oil and soothe baby with a pre-bedtime massage. This will calm the baby’s body and mind and help whisk her/him away to sleep. It’s also nice to apply lavender essential oil to baby’s bath!  If you prefer a pre-blended option, check out this Nighty Night Bath Essence a perfect blend of oils for a calming bath after a long day of playing.  

  • Helps with Ear Aches - Lavender oil is magic for alleviating ear pain and is actually beneficial in an aromatherapy capacity. To assist with ear pain, apply diluted lavender oil to a cloth that has been dampened with warm water and rest against your baby’s ear for five minutes.  

  • Helps with Respiratory System - When used as a vapor inside a cold air diffuser, lavender can help relieve colds and coughs. It can also be applied to the back of the neck if diluted properly.

  • As always, we recommend using the highest quality lavender oil for infants. Did we miss one of your favorite ways to use lavender oil in the home? Leave us your holistic remedies in the comments below.  

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