By: Retha Nesmith, Certified Aromatherapist
This amazing safety information has been floating around some pages and has started to concern a lot of parents who have used these oils on their young children. I contacted Robert Tisserand with some of these concerns and just heard back.
Here are some clarifications:
First- I want to remind everyone that these safety guidelines are for the general public use. This does not mean that these safety concerns will effect every child under the age of 6.
Second- It is better to be safe rather than sorry. There have been studies and cases that have shown that the oils high in these chemical constituents have caused breathing problems in young children, specifically those under 6 years of age. Since it has happened multiple times, the recommendation has been brought to our attention that the experts don’t recommend these oils for young children.
Third- If you have been using these oils on your younger children and they have not been effected by this at all, meaning there breathing has not been effected, then it is fine to continue to use these oils as long as they are diluted correctly AND as long as your child is over 2 years of age. If your child is younger then 2, do NOT use these oils on them or around them where they can inhale large amounts.
Notice at the bottom of the chart that it has dilution recommendations based on age!