Essential oils and children

Essential oils and children

Are Essential Oils safe for children?

The simple answer to this question is yes.  Having said that, it is important to remember that there are certain safety guidelines and recommendations to consider when it comes to using essential oils with children.

Just like anything that is used on or around children safety needs to be the top priority.  For example, when using topical products, hygienic products, cleaning products etc., just as extra caution should always be observed when applying to children, so too does extra caution need to be observed when applying essential oils to children.

As children are smaller and more sensitive than adults and they are still developing, it is important to understand that the rules are different for them.  For instance, the ratios of essential oil to carrier oil can be quite different for children, as well as certain oils that for various reasons, may not be suitable for children.

Once the special safety guidelines have been learned it is easy to help your kids reap the benefits that oils have to offer.  If your child has specific health conditions or concerns, however, it is always wise to consult with your child’s physician before using essential oils.  

Before using essential oils on your children (or on yourself), it is important to understand that not all essential oils are created equal. Typically, high quality essential oils go through rounds of rigorous testing to ensure that the product is safe to use. Not all companies use these testing methods, and many essential oil distributors will use synthetic fillers that alter the efficacy of the oils. It is important to use essential oils that have been carefully produced and thoroughly tested to ensure safety for you and your family.  That is why at Essential Beginnings we ensure that the essential oils we use have been put through rigorous testing processes where they are checked for contaminants, potentially harmful substances, and any other components that could compromise the safety and quality of the oil.  We firmly believe that choosing high quality essential oils are imperative for safe use on your yourself, your family members and especially your children.