Children's Ailments Special Section (For Your Information and Guidance To Keep At Home)
A-Z of Children Common Ailments and Aromatherapy Relief
A quick A-Z of children common ailments
relief amounts of essential oils
listed below are appropriate for children over 5 years old. Remember young children should only have 1% dilution of essential oil
to carrier oil
. That means 1 drop of oil per 5ml(teaspoon) of carrier oil
This information is for information only and is not a substitute for medical advice and should you have any concerns about your child's health you should always consult a doctor.
With all of the below ailments, my number 1 recommended treatment is a large cuddle first!
Try calming oils
such as Lavender, Chamomile, Rose, Sandalwood,
and Ylang Ylang.
Use in massages, baths, compresses or inhalations depending on the type of allergy
A foot bath with Tea Tree Oil
, Eucalyptus, Patchouli, Lavender
and/or Myrrh is effective as all the oils
are both sooth and anti-fungal
. Add to unscented skin lotion
for a foot lotion.
Add 1 drop of neat lavender
or tea tree
to the bite. If the area is swollen, apply a cold lavender
Bumps and Bruises
Add 1 drop of neat lavender to the bruise.
Burns and Scalds (minor)
the affected area by running under cold water
for 10 minutes, or immerse in cold water for the same amount of time. Then apply one drop of lavender essential oil
to the burn. For larger burns, treat with cold
, Cypress Peppermint
, are all useful in massage oil
and Tea Tree
can be used in a bath or steam inhalation to ease discomfort. A bath using Lavender
will help reduce any aches and feverishness. Chest Rub - prepare a blend of 10 drops of Eucalyptus and 10 drops of Spike Lavender essential oil
in 30ml of carrier oil
and rub on to the chest and upper back
or Tea Tree
are effective. Dab 1 drop of Tea Tree oil
direct neat before the blisters come out. Alternate this use with 1 drop of Lavender, to soothe, do this no more than twice a day.
Steam inhalation using Tea Tree
will help. Sandalwood
is particularly good for dry coughs.
, Tea Tree
or Patchouli oils
can be massage into the scalp WITH a carrier oil
or added to unscented shampoos.
, and /or Peppermint
are useful when added to the bath, or massaged over the abdomen
in a carrier oil
is helpful when the is caused by a virus
Warm one teaspoon of olive
or sweet almond oil
and add one drop of lavender essential oil
. Using a dropper, put 2 drops of this blend into the ear, hold the head on one side for about 2 minutes. The ENT doctors do not recommend keeping swabs of cotton wool in your ears as this creates a trap for infections.
Lavender, Chamomile, Sandalwood, Rose, Melissa or Geranium are good in a bath or massage. You can also add the oils
to unscented skin lotion
/sweet almond oil
it into the skin. A cool compress can also help to soothe irritated patches
Put a couple of drops of Peppermint, Lavender or Rosemary essential oils on a tissue to inhale or open a bottle of one of these essential oils
and place under the person's nose.
Tea Tree Oil
is an anti-viral oil, which also strengthens the immune system. Use either in a bath or as a massage
Cuts and scrapes are simply a way of life for the little ones! A great blend for minor wounds is an equal mix of Lavender
and Tea Tree oil
. The lavender is sooth, anti-inflammatory, and has regenerative ketones, while the tea tree is a strong antiseptic used for many generations by native Australians.
First, cleanse the area by holding affected part under running water or by using 2 drops of lavender and 2 drops of tea tree in a bowl of water and swabbing with cotton wool, and allow to air dry before applying a plaster.
Try Chamomile in the bath or in a massage. Steam or dry inhalations of Lavender and / or Eucalyptus for sneezing and a runny nose. Can also be used in a bath
Lavender in a carrier oil
rubbed into the temples, forehead or back of the neck is good. Add peppermint
if you want to stay alert, or inhale Lavender
or Eucalyptus oils
in a diffuser.
Gentle massage Chamomile
Sage over the stomach
or apply as a hot compress
or Tea Tree oils
to a hot bath at the first sign of illness. Can also be used in a steam inhalation
is the top tip for this common ailment. Also try Chamomile
and / or Ylang Ylang
. Use in a warm bath at bedtime, in a massage, or a vaporizer. Try 2 drops of Lavender on a tissue, tucked under your pillow
First thorough the juice of 1/4 of lemon fruit in a teaspoon of honey. Then dilute with 30ml warm water until the honey is dissolved. Gargle with a small amount and spit out.
Nausea & Vomiting
Relieve symptoms with Lavender
, Rose, or Sandalwood. Apply on a warm compress laid over the stomach or gentle massage over the stomach area. It can also be used in a vaporizer.
Lie flat and pinch the nostrils at the bridge of the nose. Put 2 drops of lemon and 1 drop of lavender onto a tissue and inhale
Sedative and anti-depressant oils work best for this condition and can help reduce the stress that exacerbates the condition. Try Lavender or Chamomile and use it in a bath, massage or add to a non-fragranced skin cream or coconut oil
First thorough mix the juice of 1/4 of actual lemon (NOT THE OIL) in a teaspoon of honey. Then dilute with 30ml warm water until the honey is dissolved. Gargle with a small amount and spit out or swallow as a warm drink. Also, combine 1 drop of clove oil
with 1 drop of tea tree oil
and use it in a carrier oil
to massage into the external throat and chest area.
Any of the sedative oils
can be used to help this all too common condition and help you to relax. Try Lavender
, or Clary Sage
in a bath or massage. For shorter periods of stress, try Rosemary
First thorough mix in a teaspoon of honey, the juice of 1/4 of a lemon. Then dilute with 30ml warm water until the honey is dissolved. Gargle with a small amount and spit out or swallow as a soothing drink.
Thorough mix 3 drops of peppermint essential oil
into 50ml of carrier oil
such as sweet almond oil
– use a teaspoon of this mixture and using a circular, clockwise motion, massage the tummy area to induce calm, reduce restlessness and ease any stomach-ache
Warts and verruca’s
Apply 1 drop of lemon essential oil
onto the pad of a small, round plaster and apply to the wart or verruca. Repeat daily but leave off at night to let the skin breathe. It will take approx a month for the wart to shrivel and go away.