Essential Oils For Babies- Oilogic Roll-Ons
I am a huge fan of essential oils and firmly believe in their curative powers. They are nature’s medicine and I use them every single day- seriously! Whether it’s to fight off infection or help settle my kids when it’s time for bed, essential oils come in handy every day. Check out my other posts on Save Your Family This Cold Season With Oil of Oregano, or using Tea Tree Oil To Cure Molluscum Contagiosum Naturally and even how to Heal Your Emotional & Physical Pain Through Essential Oils.
Today I want to highlight one company that has brought essential oils to the market for babies and toddlers: Oilogic. They have a whole line of products for your wee one that use essential oils to do wonders:
Now you should know that not all essential oils are safe for small children. There is an awesome resource available by Robert Tisserand, who is one of the world’s leading experts in aromatherapy and wrote the book The Essential Oil Safety Book. From here, we can see the different uses and benefits of essential oils, as well as their safety guidelines. Here is an awesome post by fellow blogger Mommypotamus in which she has compiled a list of essential oils that are safe for children under 2.
ARE ESSENTIAL OILS SAFE?
Like I mentioned previously, not all essential oils are safe for kiddos, so let’s take a look at this company. I think the product that will get the most use in my house is likely Stuffy Nose & Cough, so lets go ahead and dive into it. The ingredients are: Castor Seed Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Orange Peel Oil, Siberian Fir Needle Oil, Eucalyptus Leaf Oil, Lavendin Oil, Cypress Leaf/ Stem Oil, Tea Tree Oil and Vitamin E.
All of these ingredients are shown to be safe in children under 2. The only one that is controversial is eucalyptus. It has a constituent called 1.8 ceneole, which (in excess) can sometimes act negatively on the temperature receptors of children’s lungs and cause slowed breathing. The guidelines in Robert Tisserand’s book says that eucalyptus oil can be diffused (1-2 drops) and applied topically at a concentration of 0.5% (2 drops in 4 teaspoons carrier oil).
The maximum safe concentration for ANY essential oil for this age is 0.5% or 4.5 drops per ounce of carrier oil. Since this product is already pediatrician and dermatologist tested, and says that it has been safely diluted for 6months +, it is safe to assume that the eucalyptus oil does not surpass the recommended (and prudent) guidelines.
TREE HUGGER BABY AWARD: GOLD
You can find it at Amazon, Target and Buy Buy Baby, and it only retails at $9.99. I think that’s a killer price for what you’re getting. It smells great and is very refreshing. You definitely smell the eucalyptus and fir oils most, but the top notes of citrus and lavendin are divine. And the best part is, it works! I’ve tried it on my kiddos and even on me- I love it!
GOOD FOR BABY ★★★★
So long as your baby is over 6 months old, this product is wonderful to help aid in getting rid of their cough and cold.
Essential oils are easy for the body to absorb without harmful side-effects. Fir, Cypress and Eucalyptus Oils help with healthy respiratory function, while Tea Tree not only relieves congestion but also is antiviral and antibacterial. Lavendin breaks up nasal congestion and Orange is relaxing and boosts the body’s immunity. Since it’s already pre-diluted for you and in a convenient roll-on bottle, it is so easy to use. I’ve started to keep mine in my purse for whenever my kids start to get the sniffles.
Also this product has the MADE SAFE certification, which means it has undergone strict testing to ensure that all of the ingredients used are safe.
The only thing that would have made me give this product 5 stars would have been if they had used organic or wild-crafted essential oils.
GOOD FOR EARTH ★★★★★
Essential Oils come from the earth. Oilogic does their part to make sure that their products do not contain: petroleum, phthalates, parabens, sulfates, gluten, dea, dyes, synthetic perfumes, artificial colors nor mineral oil. They do not test their products on animals and it is made in the USA (which means it does not have to travel far and use up excess fuel). The essential oil is stored in a glass bottle. Although the box packaging seems more than necessary, it isn’t excessive, and it is indeed recyclable.
Note: I am not a doctor. All information from our site should be discussed with your child’s doctor before beginning any course of treatment. This information is intended to provide conversation and ideas to parents looking for natural relief for their child.