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Safe Essential Oils For Kids


Safe Essential Oils For Kids

Plant Therapy KidSafe Hand Lotion

There are so many essential oils that you can diffuse, or apply topically on your child’s skin that are 100% safe, beneficial to their health, and affordable. Choose from anything in our KidSafe® line and be absolutely sure you’re getting essential oils that are safe for your kids. Essential oils for use on children ages 2 – 10 can be found here. Once a child has reached age 10, unless they’ve shown a sensitivity or other reaction, nearly all oils are safe for use.

Here are some of our favorite KidSafe essential oils, but don’t worry — there are literally dozens more (including our awesome KidSafe blends)!

1. Chamomile German:

Widely known for its calming properties, Chamomile German is wonderful to de-stress after a long day and may be helpful for children who have problems with focus. It is also nourishing to the skin and great for blends that assist with seasonal pollen threats. Add a few drops of Chamomile German to 1 teaspoon carrier oil; add this mix to ½ cup of Epsom salts and gently swirl in the water for a warm, relaxing bath.

2. Helichrysum Italicum:

Perfect for the bumps, bruises, and other owies young children always seem to get. It is great for reducing the appearance of bruises, and also aids in healing muscle tissue and reduces pain, inflammation, and swelling while enhancing blood circulation. Try THIS DIY roller-bottle blend or diffuse Helichrysum to help your child soothe away deep emotional feelings, like anger.

3. Lavender:

This powerhouse oil is filled with amazing therapeutic properties. Its sweet, floral, and herbal aroma can produce a calm and tranquil environment that is perfect to help relax busy little minds and bodies. Diffuse for about 30 minutes before bedtime to create a relaxing atmosphere that makes it easier to unwind and get ready to sleep.

4. Mandarin:

Sweet, fresh, uplifting, and soothing — what’s not to love? Dilute 3 drops Mandarin in 2 teaspoons of lotion or carrier oil and use after your child’s bath or when settling them in bed at night to relax before sleep.

5. Tea Tree:

Famous for a multitude of uses, this oil is a great addition to natural home-cleaning sprays to help clear and refresh the air. Diffusing Tea Tree during times of seasonal illness can also promote healthier air quality in the home.

KidSafe Hand Lotion

Plant Therapy KidSafe Hand Lotion

What you’ll need:

What you’ll do:

Measure the Olive Lotion into a bowl. Mix Skin Soother into the lotion. Mix very well and then mix some more! Transfer to the bottle and use as needed.

We all want the best for our kids. However, just because something is natural doesn’t make it completely safe. Essential oils should be used with caution around children. Education is the key to safe use!

Please check out the following blogs for more in-depth information about using essential oils with children:

What does KidSafe REALLY mean?

Kids & Essential Oils Safety

Our Favorite Ways to Use Essential Oils for Kids

Essential Oils for Kids: What’s Safe, What’s Not

Also, we do not generally recommend the use of many essential oils in children under 2 years old. To talk to one of our Certified Aromatherapists about you and your young child’s specific needs, contact us directly at