If you’re reading this post, it’s because you have decided to give essential oils a try and realized the world of EO’s is a little overwhelming. There are tons of brands, varieties, uses and much more. We’re going to give you a quick tour of the most basic essential oils that will benefit moms the most. To start, do your research when selecting your brand of oil and only use high quality ones. You should always dilute (mix with a carrier oil such as coconut oil) for babies and toddlers if applying topically. Do some quick googling to get the details on diluting and finding the best brand for your family.
Lavender is very gentle oil and often helps promote sleep. It can help with skin issues such as diaper rash, eczema, burns including sun burns, fevers, allergies and headaches. It also helps relieve growing pains and can be rubbed along your child’s jawbone for teething. Lavender also promotes calmness in new or stressful situations, and you can apply to a vaccine site before injection. For children on the Autism spectrum, lavender essential oils have been shown to improve sleep quality and reduce anxiety and emotional stress.
Frankincense is one of the most precious essential oils and you will notice by the price tag. It is an amazing immune system booster and sore throat helper. It is great for skin, scrapes, scars, swelling and other skin issues. It’s wonderful for calming and even asthma relief.
3. Melaleuca (aka Tea Tree Oil)
Melaleuca, also known as tea tree oil, helps with rashes and acne, and when combined with lavender is an extra aid in fighting diaper rash. It refreshes laundry, removes permanent marker, and provides relief for canker sores, allergies, and earaches. It’s also great for tooth and gum care.