Updated: May 28, 2022
Essential oils are wonderful. They smell amazing and help us feel great. But, sometimes it is not appropriate to use essential oils,and this is especially important to keep in mind when we are trying any kind of remedy on our kids. Generally speaking, essential oils are safe compounds when used correctly. The issues happen when they are used incorrectly, and one of the factors we must always consider is age.
Age plays a role in the dilution percentages you want to use. Not only that, but some oils should be avoided in the younger years all together.
I always recommend that you research every ingredient that you are not sure about, and then come to your own conclusions if it is still right for you, or your family. We apply this rule as much as possible when we are grocery shopping, looking at treatments, and purchasing personal products. And, now we do the same with essential oils!
Here is a list of essential oils deemed not safe for kids under 6 years old:
Avoid direct use, and prolonged exposure to these oils.
Did any of these surprise you? Let us know in the comments!