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How to Carefully Apply Aromatherapy on Children?

When your child suffers from an illness, you try every best possible way to help your child attain quick recovery. You spend money on costly medical checkups, examinations and even go for top notch consultations. However, these treatments may result in side effects and the outcomes may become severe over time. If you want to safeguard your child’s future, select the aromatherapy route. The only thing you need to know is the proper selection and application of essential oils.

Aromatherapy on childrenEssential oils are extracted from aromatic plants. These oils are distilled from fruits, flowers, leaves, roots, resins, wood and seeds. These oils are used for attaining healing goals. These oils are available through qualified aromatherapy instructors and certified stores.

Essential Oils Should Be Used Correctly:

Essential oils offer desired results when used with respect and knowledge. When used with awareness, these oils may be able to be used safely with less chance of harmful reactions for a child.

To stay at safe side, you should research about the oil, which you will be using for your child’s treatment. Alternatively, you can seek aromatherapy consultation from a licensed and experienced aromatherapy practitioner.

Essential Oils Have Therapeutic Properties:

Aromatherapy oils can work great at supporting your child’s health, happiness and well-being. These oils offer therapeutic effects to your child. Essential oils should be used externally for children. These oils can be mixed with gels, body lotions, bath water and other formulations and applied topically.

Effects of Aromatherapy:

• Helping child to get quality rest

• Supporting child’s overall sense of well-being

• Healing from minor accidents and illnesses

Always Purchase Essential Oils from Trusted Source:

When you wish to use essential oils on your child, ensure that you purchase those oils from a reputed supplier. Check whether such products are laboratory tested that so that those are safe for your child’s health. After purchasing these oils, you should keep them in cool location and stored safely away from your child to avoid accidents.

Methods of Applying Essential Oils:

Essential oils can be used in two ways, which are inhalation and topical application. Which method is applicable to your child can be best known after undergoing online aromatherapy consultation with an aromatherapy expert.

In case of topical application, the essential oil is diluted with a carrier oil and then applied topically. If you select the inhalation process, you need to arrange for nebulizer or diffuser.

In case of topical application, aromatherapy oils are diluted in varying strengths. The selection of strength depends on the age of the child.

Essential Oils for Children:

Some essential oils provide children with great healing effects. When used with a carrier such as Jojoba oil it may make hair strong and soothes skin.  Grape seed  oil can be used safely on children.

Massaging with Essential Oils:

A child requires love, touch and nurturing from the parents. Past studies have shown that massage can help children grow emotionally and physically. In case of premature baby, the ability to thrive grows with touch.

Essential oils can be used to massage child’s hands, arms, feet, abdomen, back and legs. Massage should be performed with loving intention and done by following the direction of blood flow.

Sweet almond oil is used as carried oil but if your child has nut allergies grape seed oil is a great alternative.   For restful sleep, a blend of Roman Chamomile and lavender oil is essential. A massage with a synergy of Neroli and rose oil promotes happiness in your child. Emotional nurturing can be done with a mix of vanilla, rose and lavender oil.

Inhalation:

If it has been suggested that your child utilize inhalation, it would behoove you to purchase a diffuser for the home.   A mixture of lavender, bergamot, geranium and right quantity of water can be used as spray to relieve your child from anxiety.

Aromatherapy works safely on child’s health. Essential oils used during the treatment promote well-being to your child.

Disclaimer:  This article is for informational purposes only.  It is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure a disease.  Please always consult with a licensed health professional when working with natural alternatives.

2 Comments

  1. Merry Miller says:

    Great Article Londa, I follow your Blogs and Articles regularly and strongly recommend others to join your classes if they are interested in this field.

    Thank You

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