Babies can be both cute and be a spawn of Satan at the same time, especially when it comes to finding the right essential oils for babies. Essential oils are good, but not all of them can be good for babies. In fact, some are basically a baby’s kryptonite thanks to how sensitive the skins of the babies are.
That is why you should read this article if you want to find what are the essential oils that are essentially safe for babies (essential oil here means the oil you can apply on the skin, not the essential oils for cough one). Below you will find the plants that would make for a fine baby oil:
Lemon, probably distilled
Distilled lemon is great for a whole lot of people. Adults can take it in with no worries, children can take it in with no hesitation, and babies can have them without having their skin irritated. Lemon, if distilled, makes for a perfect essential oil for the baby. This is because baby skins are so irritable, and one wrong drop of a something can ruin it entirely.
Eucalyptus is a perfect alternative
Especially in winter. Winter time comes with many problems, and a congested nose is just one of those problems. Eucalyptus here is a natural mucus liquidiser, meaning you must not be afraid of getting your nose blocked by that nasty cold weather. If you ever wonder why Koalas do not get congested noses, there is your answer.
There are two kinds of Eucalyptus, though: globulus and radiata. Pick the radiata one because it is the best option for babies. Globulus is just plain nasty for babies, but if you are a grown up and you want to use it, you are fine doing that.
Mandarin (the orange, not the language)
Mandarin is oranges, and fruits are safe for babies unless they happen to be allergic to fruit. Not only it smells nice, Mandarin essential oil is also not toxic for the baby skin. Talk about winning the lottery.
Tea tree oil is magnificent
Tea tree oil is a plant that can pretty much do anything. It can calm the nerve, it can cure a few diseases, and it can provide you with a nicely scented room if combine it with a diffuser. Not only it is useful, it is very affordable, too. One of the most perfect essential oils for babies who often get rashes thanks to bad diapers.