Kid Safe List of Essential Oils.
The following are common oils that are safe to use with kids. This is not an exhaustive list.
These oils are safe to diffuse from 3 months upwards, in a well-ventilated room, for 30 minutes on, 60 minutes off.
For topical application, safe to use for 6 months upwards at no more than 1% dilution. Adults – 2-5% dilution depending on application.
Tisserand, R & Young, R, 2016, “Essential Oil Safety, 2nd edn., Elsevier.
Battaglia, S, 2004. “The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy”, Perfect Potion, Australia.
Atlas cedarwood, Himalayan cedarwood, Virginian cedarwood
|Respiratory support, improves circulation
Lemon, sweet orange, grapefruit, lime, bergamot (bergaptene-free)
|Energizing, uplifting, aids focus
|Respiratory support, joint and muscle support
German chamomile, Roman chamomile, Moroccan chamomile
|Calming, sedating, peace
Supports digestive system, supports skin healing, mild analgesic, teething relief
Helps heal the inner child
|Frankincense||Supports respiratory health, supports immune system, spiritual support|
|Geranium||Skin support, emotional support
Connects with Mother Earth energies
Warming, increases circulation
|Helichryseum||Supports skin healing, alleviates bruising
Aids in letting go
|Lavender – L. angustifolia||Peaceful, calming, sedating
Promotes sleep, supports immune system, supports skin healing
|Palmarosa||Respiratory support, skin support, immune system support|
|Rose||Self-love, emotional support, spiritual support, call to angels for help|
|Sandalwood||Sedating, calming, respiratory support
|Spearmint||Digestive support, respiratory support, muscular support, improves circulation
Happiness, sweetness, calming
|Tea tree||Immune system support, skin healing|