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A Great Idea For Using Lavender Around Babies

by Andrea Butje on July 22, 2014

One of the most frequent questions I get at Aromahead is how to safely use essential oils around babies.

I have an approach to share with you that works really well!

A Great Idea For Using Lavender Around Babies

I find that using essential oils around the baby often brings about healing effects, without ever having to apply the oils to the baby’s sensitive skin.

One of my favorite techniques to teach moms and dads is to apply the oils in a blend to their own backs or shoulders (not to the baby's back), and then when they hold their baby, the healing oils are inhaled. It’s just enough! And it’s a nice way for baby and parents to bond.

The aromas can increase a baby’s sense of security, and as the child gets older, they come to associate the scent with security and reassurance, which can be really powerful to help calm anxiety issues.

One drop of Lavender in some unscented cream or lotion is a great oil to begin with to calm the baby (and the parents!). If you try it, let us know how it goes by commenting below. Thanks!

Andrea Butje is an internationally-recognized Aromatherapist who has changed the educational paradigm through her inspired approach to teaching essential oils and Aromatherapy Certification. Check out her book, The Heart of Aromatherapy, at Aromatics International!

Topics: Recipes and Blends, essential oils and babies, lavender

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