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CHILD SAFETY & DILUTION

CHILD SAFETY

 

 

Do not allow children to ingest essential oils.

Do not add undiluted essential oils to bath water because it could irritate their skin.

Do not apply essential oils to the inside of a child's ears or up inside the nose or on or near the face of children.

Avoid using oils high in 1,8-cineole.

Do not diffuse strong essential oils to children 5 years or younger.

Direct inhalation should be avoided for children of 5 years and younger.  Ambient inhalation is generally safe (oils diffused into the air).

Neonatal skin does not mature until three months of age.  Refer to the below chart for appropriate blending %.

 

AGE-RELATED RECOMMENDED & MAXIMUM CONCENTRATIONS OF ESSENTIAL OILS FOR MASSAGE

AGE

Essential Oil Concentration

 

Recommended (%)

Maximum (%)

Premature infant

0

0

Up To 3 months

0.1% ~ (1 drop e.o. / 1 oz carrier)

0.2% ~ (2 drop e.o. / 1 oz carrier)

3 - 24 months

0.25% ~ (2 drop e.o. / 1 oz carrier)

0.5% ~ (5 drop e.o. / 1 oz carrier)

2 - 6 years

1% ~ (10 drop e.o. / 1 oz carrier)

2% ~ (20 drop e.o. / 1 oz carrier)

6 - 15 years

1.5% ~ (15 drop e.o. / 1 oz carrier)

3% ~ (30 drop e.o. / 1 oz carrier)

15 +

2.5% ~ (25 drop e.o. / 1 oz carrier)

5% ~ (50 drop e.o. / 1 oz carrier)

*Per Essential Oil Safety, by Robert Tisserand & Rodney Young