Best Essential Oils For Kids
We understand that you simply want what's best for your children when it comes to your children.
Being parents ourselves, here at Rocky Mountain Oils, we have compiled a list of the best essential oils for kids.
We know it can be especially tricky to find the best essential oils for kids. 100% plant-sourced, pure and natural, our essential oils are thoroughly and extensively tested to guarantee total safety. And while some oils may be too strong for kid use, we carry many options of kid-friendly essential oils and direct you on how to use them safely and effectively. We have also developed a Kids Line with prediluted roll-ons that are kid-safe, portable, and easy to use for both you and your children.
Explore the best natural essential oils for kids with RMO and boost your kids' wellness with oils that have no additives, synthetics, preservatives, or artificial chemicals.
Lavender essential oil is at the top of our list for a variety of well-known reasons. It has antiviral and antibacterial properties, making it great for keeping toys and surfaces clean without using harsh chemicals. Lavender oil is also very gentle on young skin, making it great for soothing skin irritations.
Is your youngster having difficulty sleeping, or do they often feel anxious? Lavender oil has natural soothing properties that promote better sleep and can help calm overactive emotions, making it one of the best essential oils for anxiety in children.
This essential oil is safe to use on six months and older children.
Create a peaceful home environment for your children with Chamomile! Both Roman Chamomile and German Chamomile are great for soothing both the mind and body while promoting feelings of calmness and better sleep.
German Chamomile is also particularly great for soothing tummy issues, easing sore or tense muscles, and reducing skin irritations. Try adding a few drops of Chamomile oil to your child's bath, apply topically with a carrier oil, or diffuse in their bedroom.
Chamomile essential oils are safe to use on six months and older children.
Kids are known for getting bumps, scrapes, and boo-boos of every kind. Sandalwood essential oil is a great way to support your child's natural healing responses to fight off germs they can get from owies. Plus, diffusing or using Sandalwood topically can help promote feelings of calmness, which can be especially helpful after a bad boo-boo.
Sandalwood essential oil is safe to use on seven months and older children.
Children can experience a wide range of emotions. Help keep your child happy and calm with Orange essential oil! Like all citrus oils, Orange is great for stimulating a cheerful mood and greater optimism. This can also be great for those days when you, the parent, feel like you might be getting close to your limit.
Is your child struggling to sleep soundly through the night? Orange essential oil is excellent for helping children relax and sleep through the night. Just diffuse in your child's bedroom to help them drift off to dreamland.
Orange essential oil is safe to use on seven months and older children.
With a light, lemony, and fresh aroma, any child is sure to enjoy Citronella! One of Citronella's main uses is as an insect repellent. When your children go outside to play, you want to protect them from bug bites or unwanted pests, such as ticks and chiggers. But, you also don't want to use chemical-filled bug repellents on such young bodies! Citronella is your natural alternative.
Citronella oil is also great for uplifting the mood if your child feels sad or upset. You can also diffuse Citronella to help eliminate odors that may arise from stinky shoes or diapers. As children grow, they may also experience some personal odor; help eliminate it by adding a few drops of Citronella to their bathwater.
Citronella essential oil is safe to use on seven months and older children.
6. Counting Sheep
If you're looking for a simpler way to help your child sleep better, try Counting Sheep! Part of our Kids Line, this essential oil blend combines four relaxing and sleep-promoting essential oils to naturally help your child feel calm and sleep through the night. With a blend of Lavender, Patchouli, Sandalwood, and Ylang Ylang, Counting Sheep contains some of the best essential oils for anxiety in children.
In addition to promoting better sleep, the essential oils in Counting Sheep help reduce and relieve feelings of everyday tension or stress. We understand that some children can feel stressed or anxious as they learn new things, and Counting Sheep can help. In addition to promoting calmness, the oils in Counting Sheep can help restore feelings of self-confidence.
Counting Sheep is pre-diluted with Fractionated Coconut Oil to a 2% dilution rate. This blend is safe to apply topically to children who are two years and older.
7. Muscle Soothe
Children can experience sore muscles from growing pains, playing on a sports team, or a variety of other causes. Help ease any discomfort your child may experience with Muscle Soothe! This essential oil blend from our Kids Line includes Marjoram, Tangerine, Black Pepper, Frankincense, and Lavender. Each oil in this blend has soothing and comforting effects that can help relax tight muscles and ease physical discomfort.
In addition to soothing sore muscles, the essential oils in Muscle Soothe offer a stimulating and invigorating aroma that can help promote a better mood, clear the mind of inferior thoughts, and encourage positive feelings.
Muscle Soothe is pre-diluted with Fractionated Coconut Oil to a 2% dilution rate. This blend is safe to apply topically to children who are two years and older.
Cedarwood essential oil is something that every parent should have on hand for their child. This essential oil is well-known for its ability to help promote proper breathing and support the body's natural healing process. Cedarwood is great for when your child gets any scrapes or cuts.
It is not uncommon for children ages seven or even younger to experience acne. If this is your child, try using Cedarwood oil. Cedarwood has antiseptic properties, and it can help promote healthy, clear skin and soothe the discomfort that can come with acne. Cedarwood oil can help provide hydration and reduce flakiness for children who have a dry scalp.
This essential oil is safe to use on children two years and older.
Does your child need help to focus on tasks or homework? Our signature, kid-friendly Concentrate blend from our Kids Line combines Frankincense, Lavender, Vetiver, and Cedarwood essential oils to help boost mental focus, sharpen awareness, and reduce mental distractions.
Vetiver and Frankincense essential oils are often used to enhance meditation. By adding these oils to our Concentrate blend, your child can feel more relaxed and mentally focused on the tasks at hand.
Concentrate is pre-diluted with Fractionated Coconut Oil to a 2% dilution rate. This blend is safe to apply topically to children two years and older.
Perhaps a parent's greatest goal is to keep their child healthy and well. Help your child maintain a healthy immune system with our Immunity blend from our kids line! Immunity combines a variety of naturally immune-supporting essential oils: Frankincense, Lemon, Lavender, Cardamom, and Marjoram. Not only can the oils in this blend support your child's natural health and wellness, but they are also great at helping the body eliminate unwanted toxins.
Immunity is pre-diluted with Fractionated Coconut Oil to a 2% dilution rate. This blend is safe to apply topically to children two years and older.
Our kids' outdoor adventures can often lead to scraped knees and bruised elbows. That is why it is always good to have our Ouchie blend on hand! With a herbaceous, floral scent, Geranium undertones, and an earthy overtone, Ouchie can help alleviate the stings of those playground falls. As part of our Kids Line, Ouchie features a mix of Mandarin, Lavender, Foraha, Helichrysum, and Geranium in a base of 98% Fractionated Coconut Oil.
Ouchie is pre-diluted with Fractionated Coconut Oil to a 2% dilution rate. This blend is safe to apply topically to children two years and older.
As part of our Kids Line, Breathe is a great oil to help promote a healthy respiratory system. With a blend of Lemon, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Black Pepper, Lavender, Roman Chamomile in a base of 98% Fractionated Coconut Oil, Breathe offers a soft woodsy aroma with a subtle menthol sensation followed by a hint of citrus for a refreshing and soothing effect.
Breathe is pre-diluted with Fractionated Coconut Oil to a 2% dilution rate. This blend is safe to apply topically to children two years and older.
13. Bug Away
A Summertime must, our Bug Away roll-on is exactly what you need to keep your kids protected from bug bites. Bug Away features the perfect blend of insect repellant essential oils as part of our Kids Line. The combination of Citronella, Cedarwood, Lavender, Lemongrass, and Thyme essential oils in a base of 98% Fractionated Coconut Oil helps keep bugs away, the natural way! With no added chemicals, this 100% natural essential oil blend will have you tossing out your artificial and chemically based bug spray.
Bug Away is pre-diluted with Fractionated Coconut Oil to a 2% dilution rate. This blend is safe to apply topically to children two years and older.
14. Tummy Time
Does your little one have tummy aches? If so, then Tummy Time is the blend you need! Part of our Kids Line, Tummy Time promotes smooth digestive function and helps relieve bloating. Tummy Time is the perfect blend to always have with you in case of a surprise stomach ache with a faint sweet black licorice scent. With a blend of Mandarin, Black Pepper, Fennel, Dill, and Ginger Root in a base of 98% Fractionated Coconut Oil., Tummy Time will have your kid up again and running around in no time.
Tummy Time is pre-diluted with Fractionated Coconut Oil to a 2% dilution rate. This blend is safe to apply topically to children two years and older.
15. Clear Head
With a deep earthy scent and a soft, uplifting citrus note, Clear Head will help your little one feel energetic and rejuvenated again. Help your kids kick aside those afternoon blues with this Kids Line staple, and help them stay focused and alert during the day. Relieve any occasional mental fatigue and head tension with this blend of Mandarin, Orange, Lemon, and Basil in a 98% Fractionated Coconut Oil base and experience a calming and relaxing effect.
Clear Head is pre-diluted with Fractionated Coconut Oil to a 2% dilution rate. This blend is safe to apply topically to children two years and older.
Rocky Mountain Oils Kids Line
Need more information about kids-friendly essential oils? Check out our kid's line. At RMO, we understand that using essential oils around children can involve a lot of research and caution to ensure that the oils you use are truly safe for your child. That's why we have taken the guesswork out of using essential oils and created our kids line!
Our Kids Line offers a natural, kid-safe solution, from soothing an upset tummy or sore muscles to keeping bugs away and promoting better sleep. Each of our nine pre-diluted blends comes in an easy-to-use roll-on bottle and is pre-diluted to a 2% dilution rate. Thus, making our blends safe to use on children two years and older and easy to use, your kids can even apply the blends themselves with parental supervision, of course!
Check out our entire kids line here!
How to Safely Use Essential Oils on Children
As you prepare to use essential oils on and around your children, it is crucial that you practice safe usage. Essential oils are extremely concentrated and potent, and a child's skin is more permeable than an adult's. When using essential oils on and around your child, remember these safety points:
- Always, always, always dilute! Check out our dilution chart below if you need help knowing how much you should dilute an oil. Our Kids Line of essential oil blends is also pre-diluted to apply topically safely.
- A little goes a long way. Because essential oils are so concentrated, all you need is about a drop or two in a 10ml bottle of carrier oil. Again, check out our dilution guide for all age-related dilution rates.
- Practice safe diffusion. When diffusing essential oils, diffuse in an open and well-ventilated area. Keep children out of the direct line of mist—diffuse oils in 30 to 60-minute intervals with ample break periods in between.
- Avoid hot oils or oils that are not safe for children; this includes applying these oils topically and diffusing them. Check out this list of safe oils to use, depending on your child's age.
- Avoid applying essential oils near your child's nose, mouth, eyes, ears, or other sensitive areas.
- Store your essential oils out of reach of children.
- Do not allow your child to ingest essential oils.
- Be sure to always perform a patch test before applying essential oils to larger areas of skin. After completing the patch test, watch for negative responses, such as skin irritation, headache, nausea, respiratory complaints, or dizziness.