All Natural Vapor Rub For Children Recipe
In my Aromatherapy books there is a wealth of information. However, during times of illness or injury it’s appropriate to use higher concentrations than we normally would. But only at the onset of illness. Below are some guidelines that will help you choose what’s best for your littles.
What if my child is under two years old?
The best approach is to diffuse essential oils for this age group. Here’s a recipe you can adapt based on what you have on hand.
Add 1 – 2 drops Essential oil of either Eucalyptus or lavender, or juniper berry to the essential oil diffuser.
Diffuse oils as needed. A good rule of thumb is 30-60 minutes on, one hour off, then repeat if desired. Another option is to place the oils in an inhaler to take on-the-go.
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Natural Vapor Rub Recipe For Children
Vapor Rub (1% dilution)
This dilution is the recommended starting point for kids 2-5 years of age. However, I avoid rubbing essential oils on children under 6 years of age. It has been proven it is best to diffuse 1 drop of essential oil in a crucible with water.
1 drop thyme ct. linalol, or lavender, or juniper berry,
1 drop frankincense or cinnamon leaf
2 drops cedarwood, or sweet marjoram
2 drops sweet orange, or lemon, or tea tree
3 or 4 tablespoons shea butter or Coconut oil.
Vapor Rub (2-3% dilution)
This dilution is the recommended starting point for kids 6-9 years of age. However, it is appropriate to go up to 6% for short periods of time as needed.
2-3 drops thyme ct. linalol, or lavender, or juniper berry,
2-3 drop frankincense or cinnamon leaf
4-5 drops cedarwood, or sweet marjoram
4-5 drops sweet orange, or lemon, or tea tree
4 tablespoons shea butter
In a double boiler (or a stainless-steel bowl set in side a pot of boiling water), gently melt shea butter. As soon as it is completely melted, remove it from heat.
Allow to cool a little.
Stir in the essential oils.
Transfer the mixture to a container with a tight-fitting lid.
Store in a cool area when not in use.
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