These are the basic therapeutic guidelines for children and older people.
If using a baby oil, check your ingredients. Mineral oil, or white oil as it’s called, is not a pure oil. We should not use it on babies.
|Age||Massage or bathing||Dilution/base oil|
|0-12 months||1 drop lavender|
or 1 drop rose
or 1 drop chamomile
|1 tsp carrier oil|
|1 - 5 years||2-3 drops||1 tsp carrier oil|
|6-12 years||half adult dose in same dilution||same as adults|
|over 60s||avoid salts, avoid astringent oils|
always do a patch test first
use only half of the essential oil if your skin is sensitive
Homeopathy is not compatible with: black pepper, camphor, eucalyptus, peppermint.
Don’t use if on homeopathic remedies.
Children: Be careful with children. Use the ratios indicated above. Don’t over step the boundaries of usage please. Their skins and their olfactories are very sensitive. Avoid bombarding their senses, until they are older.