BASIL: Very relaxing, useful for preparation for bedtime, eases the transaction.
LAVENDER: For a good nights sleep, 5 drops spread around near the bed, or 1 drop on the back of the neck, on the chest and on the temples-
Soothes irritated skin, small cuts and scrapes: Lavender oil mixed with coconut oil, apply twice daily
CEDAR: Learning, concentration, all types of kidney or bladder disorders. Relieves cramps in respiratory system ( Asthma, coughs)
TREE TEA OIL: Is antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral. Sinusitis, for coughs, colds, bronchitis, stuffy nose. Diffuse or put 1 drop on the pillow at night.
Essential oils are an extremely concentrated mixture of many chemical components. Essential oils should be more diluted for children than for adults
Babies and children should NEVER ingest essential oils, it is not recommended to use essential oils on infants under 3 months, as the skin is still too sensitive. Hydrosols is a far more gentler and safer option for babies. I prefer to use Hydrosols and diffusing for children under 2 years.
WHAT ARE HYDROSOLS?
When a plant is steam distilled it results in 2 components. Oil and water. The oil is the essence of the plant in concentrated oil form. Hydrosol is the water soluble part of the plant, which contains the healing attributes of the plant, but far more gentle.
WHEN TO USE HYDROSOLS
Essential oils and Hydrosols have the place. Here are a few instances when Hydrosols would be more beneficial
• undiluted topical application
• sensitive skin
• skin problems
• Either diffuse or for therapy
• Cuts & scratches
Linen, perfume and as a basis for Lotions
WHEN TO USE ESSENTIAL OILS
Ätherische Öle sind viel stärker als Hydrosole und können auf andere Weise verwendet werden: Essential oils are stronger than Hydrosols and are used differently
• severe skin problems ( diluted)
• remove germs, support colds
• household cleaning product
• Internal for acute health problems ( always under a qualified practitioner)
Essential oils Peppermint and Eucalyptus
IT IS RECOMMENDED TO USE SPEARMINT INSTEAD OF PEPPERMINT AND CEDAR INSTEAD OF EUCALYPTUS OR CHILDREN UNDER 6 YEARS
Same effect only much gentler
HYDROSOL AND DILUTION
For topical use, Hydrosol does not need to be diluted. If you wish to dilute for small children its alright but not necessary- maybe peppermint or eucalyptus-
The dilution for internal use varies. It has more to do with taste and therapeutic use than safety. Hydrosols can be consumed with very little dilution.
Generally for maintenance 1-3 teaspoons per day is sufficient. For therapeutic application up to 3 desert spoons are recommended. Although there is no risk of over dosing, it is not necessary to use more than is needed. Should you have the desire to consume more, listen to your body and follow it. It will probably not last long, and you will return to the recommended amount
• . Babies who are on solids can consume a 5% dilution - about a 1/2 teaspoon in a glass of water.
• Children under the age of 10 years : 10% about 1 teaspoon in a glass of water
• Children over 10 years : 25% diluted about 3 teaspoon to a glass of water
A FEW TIPS:
TEETHING: Apply chamomile directly to the baby's gums to relieve pain
THROAT INFECTION: Gargle with cypress, eucalyptus or tree tea - Hydrosol, to relieve sore throats.
SKIN CARE- Hydrosols are amazing choice for skin issues. Suggestions: Cypress, Frankincense, Lavender, Peppermint, Rose, Sandlewood, Tree tea and Geranium
INFANT COLIC: A few drops of chamomile Hydrosol in the baby's bottle does wonders.
NAPPY/DIAPER RASH: Lavender, chamomile or tree tea Hydrosol can be used to relieve nappy rash.
BUMPS AND BRUISES SPRAY: Use Calendula, Helichrysum (Immortelle) or Lavender Hydrosol for the bumps and bruises of your children.
BURNS (also Sunburn): Lavender hydrosol gives instant relief when sprayed on the area. Alternatively a compression of Lavender can be laid on the area.
SOOTHING AND RELIEVING
Als beruhigender, lindernder Spritzer für Säuglinge und Kinder. A soothing and relieving spray for infants and children is Lavender Hydrosol- children love it-
PURE BLISS BATH ( ESPECIALLY FOR INFANTS)
Add Lavender or Chamomile ( both) to the infants or to yours too bath. There is a subtle but marked effect.
Possible uses of Essential oil for your baby.
A few favorite uses for Essential oils on babies
Healthy Tummy: Mix 1 drop of chamomile and 1 drop of orange with 2 teaspoons carrier oil. Add one teaspoon of this mixture to the warm bathwater, stir with your hand before you bath your baby
Healthy Immune system: Diffuse 2 drops of Tree tea, Lemon or Lavender at bedtime and once again during the day. Mix 1 drop of Tree tea, Lemon or Lavender with a desert spoon of carrier oil, massage gently, when changing nappies on the chest and the bac
Peaceful Babies: Mix 1 drop of lavender with 1 desert spoon of carrier oil,massage gently in circle, clockwise.
Healthy Sinuses: For relief diffuse 1 drop Lavender or Tea tea during the day
Respiratory : Mix 1 drop of Lavender with 1 desert spoon of carrier oil. Gently rub in on chest and back.
Healthy scalp: Combine 2 desert spoons of coconut oil with 1 drop of Lemon oil and 1 drop of Geranium apply a small amount to baby's scalp
Healthy bottom: Combine 1 drop of chamomile and 1 drop of Lavender with 1 drop of full milk. Add this mixture to the bath water, and mix. Keep away from eyes and face of baby
ESSENTIAL OILS MIXED WITH A CARRIER OIL AND MASSAGED ON THE SOULS OF THE FEET AT NIGHT, IS A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY