Essential Oil Recipes
for Babies and Children
Use an empty shaker jar (from Parmesan cheese or similar). Put 8 T. cornstarch in the jar and then add 20 drops Lavender Essential Oil. Lavender is calming and good for the skin with healing properties. Lavender has been used in burn treatment centers. Make in small batches to maintain the properties of the essential oils.
The blend of Lavender and Mandarin is not only beneficial to the skin, but is relaxing and can calm a baby along with the massage given as you apply the oil. Mix ingredients in the chosen container. Shake well to blend oils.
Teething Gel for Little Ones
1 tablespoon vegetable oil or glycerin (sweeter flavor)
1 drop Clove Essential Oil
In a small bottle, mix the Clove Essential Oil with the vegetable oil or glycerin and shake till well-blended.
Pour all of the ingredients into a glass jar with a tight lid. Cover jar and shake to blend ingredients well. Lavender Essential Oil is healing to the skin. Vinegar and Tea Tree will help to prevent diaper rash and keep the wipes from becoming moldy. If the baby already has diaper rash, be sure the vinegar doesn't irritate it.
Place your wipes (see below) in the container you will be using and pour enough of the solution over them to moisten them. You can add more later if it seems to dry. Store leftover liquid in the refrigerator.
Wipes: Choose a sturdy paper towel. Remove the center cardboard. Cut roll in half. Begin use with towel from the center of the hole. You can generally find a purchased wipes container that will fit the roll.