Of course, in children and especially in babies and toddlers, some instructions should be followed. So you should always read the description of the oil and check if it is suitable for babies or children. The aromatherapy application should only be done externally as a massage or as a room fragrance. Especially with children, it is important to use only tested and natural products. Children should like the scent and some oils should be avoided altogether. Aromatherapy treatments should always be done in consultation with the pediatrician or natural health practitioner.
The dosage of the oils should be chosen lower in any case, as children react more sensitively than adults:
- For school children, you use about half the adult dose
- For young children, about 20% of the adult dose should be used
- For babies, oils should really only be used in a very targeted way – in even lower doses, about 10% of the adult dose
Naturally pure base oils are very well suited for the care of sensitive children’s skin. The natural base oils can also be mixed with essential oils, depending on skin type and individual needs. This type of care oils provides high individuality and also high purity without synthetic additives such as preservatives and dyes and fragrances.