Soothing Remedies For Children
This is a short guide to using aromatherapy with children in mind, from teething to a calming massage to help them sleep. Quantities to use, and which oils are suited for children. We have natural treatment information on constipation in children, hyperactive, headlice nits, teething and nappy rash.
Firstly you must reduce your blends to suit the age of the child.
6 months - 1 year is 5% of a normal adult dose
1-3 years = 10 % of adult dose
3-5 years 20% = of adult dose
5-10 years = 50% adult dose
11-15 years = 80% adult dose
15 years + = adult dose
DO NOT GIVE HERBS TO BABIES UNDER 6 MONTHS WITHOUT PROFESSIONAL CONSULTATION. INFANTS CAN BECOME RAPIDLY ILL. SEEK EMERGENCY ATTENTION FOR HIGH TEMPERATURES, DIARRHOEA, VOMITING OR BREATHING DIFFICULTIES.
CUTS AND SCRAPES
A chamomile infusion soothes a hyperactive child, while used as a compress or balm it is a natural antiseptic for cuts and grazes.
calm a fretful baby with a soothing massage of 5 drops mandarin, 2 drops chamomile and 30ml sweet almond.
Relieve the pain caused by constipation in young children by massaging the abdomen in a clockwise direction with 5 drops mandarin, 5 drops gernaium and 15ml sweet almond
Calm and soothe and overactive toddler into a restful nights sleep by relaxing them in a bath infused with the following blend just before bedtime. 3 drops mandarin, 3 drops of lavender
Soothe nappy rash by adding 1 drop of chamomile and 1 drop of lavender to a tepid bowl of water, and use to dampen cotton wool and wash the affected area.
For fretful teething babies.
2 drops of chamomile in 15ml of aloe vera gel and massage the jaw and neck area.
Lemon eucalyptus and Neem oil are very good oils to use as a preventative measure. They do not kill the lice, however the smell puts the lice off coming near. Ideal for when headlice are going through the schools and your child keeps coming home with them, no matter how many times youve nit combed.
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