So, YES, they're safe for your kids! JB breaks it down right here!
Shortly after we received our kit in the mail, one of our boys slammed his bicycle into a telephone pole. I’m not sure if the front tire or his forehead hit the wooden beam first. Judging by the knot that began growing above his left eye, my guess is that he literally dove over the bars in order to save the bike.
We grabbed the Lavender, applied it directly to his skin, and let it do its thing.
That said, people often ask if essential oils are safe for kids.
I generally answer by telling them something like, “Essential oils are safer than Cheerios, over-the-counter vitamins with cartoons on them, and soda.”
Once you understand how essential oils work- as well as how much sugar is in the cereal, the actual ingredients in over-the-counter “vitamins,” and the immediate effects of soda, you “get it.” Do the math. Some of the things we let our kids do are the health equivalents of playing in traffic.
When they look at me strange after receiving my answer, I just reply, “Yes, but it’s best to dilute the oils for smaller people when you’re applying them topically.”
Here’s how to dilute the oils:
Here are some helpful dilution ratios-
Pro tip: Once you learn the oils each of your kids respond to most readily, go ahead and make a rollerball of a diluted mix. We talk more about that on this page: www.OilyApp.com/Rollerball.
For instance, my 9-year old girl responds well to Eucalyptus Radiata. I ordered some empty bottles (and extra rollerballs). I keep a bottle in the drawer on her bedside table. It contains 30 drops of essential oil + 30 drops of Young Living’s V6. This prevents me from having to mix something every time she needs it- and the rollerball makes spills non-existent!
Diluting the oils doesn’t make them “less strong,” anymore than wearing sunglasses makes solar rays less bright. Rather, the dilution filters the intensity, making the oil more palatable for small people.
Remember, skin is an organ- the largest one we have. You’ll discover that everyone’s skin is different, so everyone responds to the oils in their own way. It’s often best to begin with a “less intense” version in the beginning.
Here's the graphic that makes it super simple --->>>>
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