6 Essential Oils That are Safe for Babies + How to Use Them

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1. Chamomile

Both Roman and German varieties are considered safe to use from birth. Chamomile is a strong calming agent, and can be added to a carrier for a massage oil to soothe a fussy baby, especially during times of colic.

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2. Lavender

Lavender is another powerful calming oil. Its scent is relaxing and soothing, so add a drop to baby’s evening bath water and watch him melt into sleep. You can also safely add 1-2 drops to natural baby wash, diaper solution, or an aromatherapy diffuser.

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3. Yarrow

Yarrow is a pretty uncommon essential oil, but it can boost the power of chamomile and lavender in soothing baby’s teething woes when added to a carrier oil and massaged on the jaw.

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