Essential oils can benefit each member of your family, even your little ones. No matter the stage you’re at—preparing for the birth of a new child, or watching your baby grow into a toddler, essential oils can play a daily role in raising your baby. Store some useful essential oils in your nursery to have on hand when any need arises.
Oils to Include in the Nursery
Lavender: You may already recognize the relaxing benefits of Lavender for yourself, but including it in your list of nursery essentials is a must-do. Some babies and children are notorious for not wanting to fall asleep. Lavender can help create that peaceful bedtime environment for your child. Put two to four drops in a diffuser as you start your bedtime routine, or dilute it in Fractionated Coconut Oil and give your baby a soothing massage.
The doTERRA Touch® Collection: Designed to take the mess out of diluting an oil yourself, the Touch Collection comes pre-diluted with Fractionated Coconut Oil. This means it is perfect for use with your child’s naturally sensitive skin. Store Lavender, Frankincense, Tea Tree (Melaleuca), doTERRA Breathe®, and DigestZen® Touch in a drawer for easy access. More oils are available in the Touch Collection. However, Lavender, Frankincense, and Tea Tree are all perfect for new and delicate skin, while doTERRA Breathe is the perfect oil to diffuse for feelings of open airways. DigestZen can help ease the occasional stomach upset bound to happen with children.
doTERRA Balance®: A great option for diffusing, doTERRA Balance is great to have on hand to create a relaxing environment (similar to Lavender). It is helpful for both you and your child when the stress of the moment makes emotions intense. This very mild blend can be safely applied to the bottoms of your child’s feet.
Roman Chamomile: More commonly recognized in teas, Roman Chamomile also possesses a soothing aroma. It can be added to lotion or baby shampoo to soothe the skin and leave a soft floral scent. (It’s perfect parents, too. You can add a drop or two to herbal tea or any hot beverage to help soothe your body and mind.*)
DIY Baby Products
Essential oils can be useful in creating natural and safe baby products as well.
- Avoid the unknown in store-bought creams and make our easy, three-ingredient Diaper Cream. Both Lavender and Tea Tree (Melaleuca) oils soothe skin irritations. Apply the cream as needed for soothing relief.
- To help protect your baby’s skin from excess moisture, apply our natural and non-irritating Baby Powder during a diaper change. Including Roman Chamomile and Lavender oils, along with corn starch, Arrowroot powder, and finely ground oats.
Want to learn more about using essential oils during pregnancy, birth, and beyond? Check out our Empowered Life Series about Mothers and Babies.