Ways to Use Essential Oils with ChildrenEssential oils can be used topically and aromatically with children, but they should not be given internally for therapeutic use. Here are a few ways you can use essential oils with children:
- Rub essential oils (diluted with carrier oil or cream) onto feet.
- Diffuse essential oils around the house occasionally. Young children learn about their environment through smell, so be careful not to overload their senses with constant essential oil diffusion.
- Add essential oils to bathtime. A drop of lavender or Roman chamomile added to a bath gel base before mixing with the bathwater can help create a relaxing bath before bed.
- Use essential oils in cooking. When used appropriately in cooking, essential oils are diluted quite a bit and are safe for children to consume