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September 11, 2019

10 Best Essential Oils For Kids

When it comes to your children, we understand that you simply want the best for them. From providing a happy, loving home to helping your child achieve their dreams, parents often go out of their way to ensure their child’s well-being. We know that trying to give your child the best life possible can take a lot of work, which is why Rocky Mountain Oils is dedicated to making it easy to make healthy and natural choices that will benefit your little ones. 

Essential oils are a great way to help your kids live happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives. Plus, they are safe to use on and around your children! Here are our top 10 best essential oils that every parents should have for their children: 

1. Lavender

Lavender is at the top of our list for a variety of well-known reasons. It has antiviral and antibacterial properties, which makes 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 a difficult time sleeping, or do they often feel anxious? Lavender oil has natural soothing properties that promote better sleep and can help calm overactive or anxious emotions. 

Lavender essential oil is safe to use on children who are six months and older. 

2. Chamomile 

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, 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 children who are six months and older. 

3. Sandalwood 

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 children who are seven months and older. 

4. Orange 

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 great for helping children to 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 children who are seven months and older. 

5. Citronella 

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 is feeling 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 bath water. 

Citronella essential oil is safe to use on children who are seven months and older. 

6. Counting Sheep 

If you’re looking for a simpler way to help your child sleep better, try Counting Sheep! This essential oil blend combines four relaxing and sleep-promoting essential oils to naturally help your child feel calm and sleep through the night. Counting Sheep includes Lavender, Patchouli, Sandalwood, and Ylang Ylang essential oils. 

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 go about learning 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 on 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 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 on children who are two years and older. 

8. Cedarwood 

Cedarwood essential oil is something that every parent should have on hand for their child. Cedarwood is well-known for its ability to help promote proper breathing and support the body’s natural healing process. This 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, as well as soothe the discomfort that can come with acne. For children who have a dry scalp, Cedarwood oil can help provide hydration and reduce flakiness. 

Cedarwood essential oil is safe to use on children who are two years and older. 

9. Concentrate 

Does your child need help focusing on tasks or homework? Our signature, kid-friendly Concentrate blend 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 on children who are two years and older. 

10. Immunity 

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! 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 on children who are two years and older. 

Rocky Mountain Oils Kids Line 

At RMO, we understand that using essential oils around children can involve a lot of research and caution to make sure 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

The Kids Line includes nine pre-diluted essential oil blends that can help you address and care for your child’s needs. From soothing an upset tummy or sore muscles to keeping bugs away and promoting better sleep, our Kids Line offers a natural, kid-safe solution. 

Each of our Kids Line blends comes in an easy-to-use roll-on bottle and is pre-diluted to a 2% dilution rate. This makes our blends safe to use on children who are two years and older, and they are so easy to use that your kids can even apply the blends themselves! 

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 important 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: 

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