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Essential Oils for Children

lavender oil bottle and sprigHere are some of the safest and most helpful essential oils for children:

  • Tea tree: for first aid, bug bites, bug repellent; anti-fungal, anti-infectious.

  • Lavender: for first aid, burns, sunburn; antiviral and antibacterial, boosts immunity.

  • Peppermint: digestive aid; cools fevers; decongestant.

  • Eucalyptus: decongestant; for respiratory disorders, cools fevers; antiviral and antibacterial.

  • Chamomile: calming, digestive aid; good for ear infections; anti-inflammatory.

  • Sandalwood: for sore throats; sedative.

  • Bergamot: good for viruses, fevers; anti-parasitic, anti-inflammatory (can cause allergic reactions and sensitivity to light in some people).

  • Frankincense: good for infections or respiratory congestion.

  • Thyme: strong antibacterial; good for lung congestion.

  • Citruses (orange, grapefruit, mandarin, tangerine): mood-enhancing; can calm overstimulated children.

  • St. John's Wort: good for ear infections.

  • Rose: treats hay fever, asthma, and nausea; calming.

  • Sage: a decongestant; treats throat and mouth infections.


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