Babies and essential oils are a match made in Bulgarian lavender fields heaven. Some mama bears may have concerns about essential oils being harmful or not really working for their babes. I'm here to tell you with dōTERRA essential oils, with their sourcing, quality testing, the science, being in over 100 hospitals and counting and on going education these oils are the only ones I use on my boys and with my clients. I really have no idea what I did two and half years ago before the oils. The essential oils are my first aid kit, my go to's and my peace of mind when parenting can get tough or scary. They haven't let me down and with the resources and on going support I feel more empowered as a mama then I have ever felt before.
Sore Tushy Spray, a parents best friend.
Lavender alone for sore bums is amazing but add these extra oils and the little soft bums in your life will be thanking you. This spray could be used for young and old for any skin irritation.
Just note that if you believe its more then just a diaper rash to see your Dr or ND. Most times babes will get a rash on their bums from teething, their urine is a little acidic, something in their (or breastfeeding mama's) diet is bothering them or the diaper is bothering them.
My boys fortunately didn't get rashes too often, one major time was when my youngest was 17 months and he picked up some bacterial infection at a petting zoo. He had chronic diarrhea for a few days which led to a major rash and bleeding on his poor bum. We were hours away from home and I ditched the cloth diapers and let the doctor put Vaseline on to act as a barrier. When I got him home I added lavender, frankincense and tea tree (a little different to this version) to fractionated coconut oil and the next morning his bum was back to normal. I almost fell over.
If your baby keeps getting rashes look into the above suggestions and give lots of time with no diaper. Air the bum out and use coconut oil + essential oils.
Ear pain in babies and kids are the worse, I remember getting ear infections a lot as a kid. My oldest has had one ear infection and a few ear aches, the oils have been a parents life saver. This trio works for both infection and ear aches. (If your breastfeeding drop breast-milk into the ear)
If your child has developed an ear infection, you may notice symptoms such as difficulty sleeping, pulling at an ear, loss of balance, headache, drainage of fluid from the ear, and a fever higher than 100° Fahrenheit. Your child will also cry more than usual, act more irritable, and lose appetite as well.
You can make up a garlic oil to drop into the ear or look for a homeopathic one.
Behind the ear dilute lavender, basil and tea tree and apply around the ear (never put oils in the ear) frequently, massaging down towards the lymph nodes to encourage drainage. For extra support add 1 drop of (tree tree) melaleuca on a cotton ball and tape it to his ear. Yes your child will smell like a pizza. You will be amazed how well this trio works, the basil helps with the pain and the tree tea is antimicrobial and antiviral. If it goes on longer then you feel comfortable with please see your doctor.
Having oils in your Dr mom tool kit to help support your babies immune system feels very empowering~ on top of oils, keep up fish oil, probiotics, water/nursing and lots of cuddles.
I'm a professional in this area as both my sons popped their 1st TOOTH x 2 at 4 months and had all 20 by 18 months. I nursed them through it all and I tried everything.
Teething can cause drooling (big time), red cheeks and bum, low grade fever, a very unhappy and unsettled baby and a lot of chewing.
Homeopathics, amber necklaces and essential oils were a lifesaver. When my oldest broke his 1st two teeth at 4 months we were so happy as we had no idea what was going on for a month.
Baltic amber necklaces 100% kept my boys teething temperatures down, they were amazing. At one point Henry looked like Mr.T with so much amber on:)
I used Camilia Teething Drops they were a life saver for my boys.
When my youngest was teething I had dōTERRA oils, lavender and roman chamomile along the jawline and on the feet calmed him right down. He was a much much MUCHHHHH better sleeper then my oldest.
Some folks put a drop of clove essential oil on the gums to numb it, I used it once and was up all night making sure I didn't numb his tongue. So I suggest use what you feel comfortable with.
Every parent should stock up on lavender and roman chamomile, they are the mildest oils for really young babies (I'm being very serious when I say dōTERRA oils are the safest for your babies.)
Babes get cradle cap from mild to severe, for really severe cases that are open wounds please speak to your doctor before trying this.
Cradle cap is the common term for infantile seborrheic dermatitis, a noninfectious skin condition that is very common in infants, typically beginning in the first weeks of life and then gradually going away after a few weeks or months. Most commonly, cradle cap causes crusty or oily patches on a baby’s scalp, hence the name.
There are many causes; drying shampoo, over washing, diet, add infant probiotics (if you suspect yeast imbalance, but really everyone should be on them). If you breastfeed spray milk on the cradle cap, really spray the whole babe in breast milk. Sore eyes, spray milk, red spot on the skin, spray breast milk.
Essential Oils: Make sure that what you are using are 100% pure, therapeutic grade. Not all oils are pure (even if the bottle says it is), and not all are safe to be used topically. This is especially important when it comes to your kids. Ask me more about doTERRA :)
Lemon Essential Oil – has antiseptic, antifungal, and astringent properties; invigorating, clean scent.
Melaleuca (Tea Tree) Essential Oil– has antibacterial, antifungal, and strong antiseptic properties; promotes cleansing and purity.
Geranium Essential Oil– has antibacterial, antiseptic, astringent, and refreshing properties.
Lavender - has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antifungal, antiviral, antibacteria properties. It helps with redness, soreness and is super soothing.
You can use any combination of these oils and leave on for about 15-30 minutes.
Carrier Oils (coconut, olive oil, jojoba, or sweet almond): You’ll also want a “carrier” oil to dilute the essential oils and help them spread further. Almond oil is a good choice because it washes out easier than, say, olive oil. Fractionated coconut oil is my second favorite choice.
Mix the oils together and massage on your babies scalp and leave in. I did this all for my sons in the bath tub. Then brush with a baby comb or soft brush. Shampoo out with a super clean shampoo. No J&J or crappy big chain shampoos PLEASE, I sourced out local, smaller batched shampoos.
For my kids once a week they received a coconut oil mohawk for a morning to keep their little head moisturized.
Mommy Testimony - So a little update on the cradle cap. These oils are magic! Allyson's cradle cap is almost completely gone! Yay 🤗 Thanks again, Lorna P mom of a 7 week old little girl.
We were fortunate enough not experience true colic with our boys. Yes there were gassy moments and lots of tears but I found changing my diet as I was breastfeeding and adding a drop of castor oil on their belly buttons helped a lot. I so wish I had these oils when my boys were newborns. My youngest was 5 months when I started and I used digestzen on his belly a lot.
Colic is a condition where there are repeated bouts of excessive crying in a baby who is otherwise healthy. The definition doctors use is: a baby crying for more than three hours a day, for more than three days a week, for at least one week. Colic is common and can be distressing for parents.
This is my opinion on colic, colic is not normal and there are things to look into:
*Dairy is super hard on their little tummies. from either formula or if it is in the breastfeeding mamas diet. Look at all foods as citrus, chocolate (that was a hard one to swallow), peppers, raw onions and garlic and beans upset my guys when they were under 3 months (dairy and gluten would put them over the edge.)
*A lot of babies have a underdeveloped digestive system and usually after 3 months they are doing much better.
*HMF Natogen probiotic for breastfed or formula fed should be started right away in the morning with 1/4 of the full dose.
*Hazel necklaces are amazing to help with this.
*A small amount of castor oil rubbed clock wise on their bellies for the 1st 7 years can do wonders as it brings blood flow to the area.
*Essential Oils - Add one drop of fennel to their bellies with coconut oil or in the castor oil and one drop of lavender (or the lavender touch) diluted to the bottoms of their feet. I LOVE LOVE roman chamomile as well with or in replace of lavender.
Many moms may be nervous or overwhelmed with where to start with essential oils ESPECIALLY with babies. dōTERRA oils are very safe for babies, when used safely and with common sense. This is where someone like me comes into place. To help guide you when or when NOT to use the oils, how to use them and how much. I didn't use the oils on my sons regularly until they where 6+ months old unless they were needed for the above concerns. After 6 months and still to this day they are my 1st line of defense in supporting their health both physically and emotionally. When you feel the nudge to introduce essential oils into your home you get my my full support to help you get started and comfortable using them asap.
Calming- apply diluted LAVENDER to the bottom of babies feet, on your chest if your holding them, or add a drop to a blanket or clothes to help promote sleep or relaxation. ROMAN Chamomile (not in the smaller starter kits but A MUST have), this is such an amazing and soothing oil for babies and children alike.
Digestive Support: dilute one drop of DIGESTZEN or LAVENDER. Rub baby's tummy in a clockwise direction for about 30 seconds. You can apply every 15- 30 minutes until the tummy has settled.
Body Love: FRANKINCENSE is always a great and when in doubt this is my go-to oil for my little ones. My boys ask for this oil.
Skin irritations: Dilute 1 drop of each of LAVENDER and TEA TREE in unrefined or fractionated coconut oil to soothe the skin. Apply each time you change their diaper. I like to use a 2oz glass spray bottle for this. Use damp, soft paper towels to wipe or rinse your wipes well before using to avoid any further irritating the skin with chemicals.
Teething: Use diluted LAVENDER along the jawline as often as every 15-30 minutes to soothe.
Ears: Dilute LAVENDER and MELALEUCA and apply around the ear (never put oils IN the ear) frequently, massaging down towards the lymph nodes to encourage drainage. You can also use the diluted oils on a cotton ball placed in the ear – use a band-aid to tape to help keep it in place.
Respiratory support: Dilute BREATHE OR TEA TREE and LEMON and apply the chest, back and feet several times an hour. Also, a combo of FRANKINCENSE and LAVENDER can be very helpful when the chest is tight and loud. A swipe of LEMON under the nose is great for little noses.
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