Oils and Children
The number 1 question we are asked is if it is safe to use essential oils with infants, babies, and children. The quick answer is "Yes!" though we do want to exercise some caution.
- Always dilute essential oils. When in doubt, add more of a carrier oil.
- Introduce oils slowly. Start by applying them topically to an adult who will be around the child. Then, you can apply it (diluted) to the child's feet. Afterwards, you can do other topical application.
- The bottom of the feet are the safest location to apply oils (2000+ pores and thin skin allow for easy absorption).
- Avoid peppermint (and other mints) and eucalyptus oils until the child is at least 2 years old. If you want to be more conservative, you can wait until 4 or 6 years old.
Oils and Pets
You can use almost any of the oils that you use on humans on your pets as well. We recommend diluting these oils as well. The lighter the animal, the more you want to dilute.
Young Living also has an entire line of products for pets, called Animal Scents.
Oils and Older Adults
From anti-aging skin benefits to antioxidant support to mental clarity and overall well-being, essential oils can be safe with most anyone. Please talk to your doctor before starting anything new, even when it comes to holistic health.
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