Three Essential Oil Blends for a New Baby

February 9, 2016·

I have been doing ALL OF THE oily DIYS lately. We are really in the “countdown” mode preparing for this baby and in so many ways, I feel like I just don’t know what to do. And, as much as I want to nest, I don’t have MUCH to nest right now (the nursery is an undertaking that I am not even ready to discuss yet…). So, instead, I’m finding myself just doing a lot of reading about and making things with my beloved essential oils.

As I’ve been prepping for baby, I wanted to make some oily DIY products that are JUST for baby. Everything that baby will need that is safe, non-toxic, and properly diluted so they are each ready and rearing to go once baby arrives. Everything from custom essential oil blends for baby, my DIY diaper cream and baby body butter, etc. etc. etc.

Anyway, I thought some of you might be curious to know what some of my “custom essential oil blends” are for our new baby!

DISCLAIMER: This blog post is for informational purposes ONLY and is not intended to replace the advice of a licensed physician. I always consult with my children’s pediatrician before using essential oils. I have used oils on Lilly since she was about eight or nine months old (that’s when we started using them). I always, always, always say to use common sense when using oils. The difference is all about quality (which is why I ONLY use Young Living because I know the quality of what I’m using) and using the oils in the appropriate manner for which they are intended. 

Safety tip: Never put essential oils directly in eyes or ear canals. If oils somehow get in eyes or ears, dilute with a fatty carrier oil like olive or grapeseed oil – NOT WATER. 

Suggested dilution ratios for babies and kiddos*:

  • 0-2 months: 1 drop of essential oil per 75 drops of carrier oil
  • 2-6 months: 1-2 drops of essential oil per 75 drops of carrier oil
  • 6-12 months: 1-3 drops of essential oil per 75 drops of carrier oil
  • 12 months-4 years: 1-5 drops of essential oil per 75 drops of carrier oil
  • 4 years-7 years: 3-6 drops of essential oil per 75 drops of carrier oil
  • 8 years-12 years: 5-10 drops of essential oil per 75 drops of carrier oil

*Source: Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child by Valarie Worwood

As ALWAYS, I have said this before and I will say it again… use common sense and do what is comfortable for you, your baby, and your family. You know your kids best!

I always spot test on a small area of skin on the bottom of feet to test baby’s sensitivity and monitor any possible skin reaction. I also cover baby’s feet immediately with socks to reduce the risk of the sweet, busy baby possibly transferring any essential oils from feet to hands or eyes.

And again, talk with your pediatrician and / or a licensed aromatherapist if you have ANY concerns or questions. The difference is all about quality (which is why I ONLY use Young Living because I know the quality of what I’m using) and using the oils in the appropriate manner for which they are intended.

Three Essential Oil Blends for a New Baby

Three Essential Oil Blends for a New Baby - Baby's First Essential Oils

Here’s a sweet little chart that has the general vita flex points on the bottoms of baby’s feet. This is what I use as a guide for where to apply these roller blends!

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1. DIY “Baby Blend” for Baby’s First Days (Anointing and Immune System Supporting)

Diluted Essential Oil Blend for a New Baby - Baby's First Essential Oil Blend

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 drops Frankincense Essential Oil (Learn how to get started with essential oils here)
  • 1 drop of Myrrh Essential Oil
  • 2 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 1-2 drops Gentle Baby Essential Oil Blend
  • Carrier oil of choice (I prefer Grapeseed Oil)
  • Empty glass bottle with roller fitment (I use empty bottles or I get mine here)

Directions:

If you’re using a 5ml bottle, you’ll add ONE drop of each essential oil into the bottle and fill the rest with a carrier oil and pop the roller fitment on. If you’re using a 10ml bottle, you’ll add TWO drops of each essential oil and fill the rest with a carrier oil and pop the roller fitment on.

When (and How) to Use:

Shake bottle well. Roll on the bottom of baby’s feet on the vita flex points to support a healthy immune system in those first days. I will also apply a small amount to the crown of baby’s head for extra blessing and anointing of baby after birth.

For me, I also love thinking about some of the biblical significance of some of these oils. Especially frankincense and myrrh… there’s a reason that the wise men brought these holy oils to Jesus when He was born! I love reading about the history of these oils and their cultural and spiritual significance, in addition to their amazing benefits for supporting wellness!

If the anointing part isn’t something you’re into, that’s okay! For me, it’s something I look forward to being able to do with John in addition to praying and speaking scripture over our new baby. 🙂

“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows.” – Psalm 23:5

“On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.” – Matthew 2:11

2. DIY “Sleepy Time” Blend for New Baby

Custom DIY Essential Oil "Sleepytime Blend" for a New Baby

What You’ll Need:

  • 1-2 drops Geranium Essential Oil (Learn how to get started with essential oils here)
  • 1-2 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
  • 1-2 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
  • 1-2 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 1-2 drops Gentle Baby Essential Oil Blend
  • 1-2 drops Peace & Calming Essential Oil Blend
  • Carrier oil of choice (I prefer Grapeseed Oil)
  • Empty glass bottle with roller fitment (I use empty bottles or I get mine here)

Directions:

If you’re using a 5ml bottle, you’ll add ONE drop of each essential oil into the bottle and fill the rest with a carrier oil and pop the roller fitment on. If you’re using a 10ml bottle, you’ll add TWO drops of each essential oil and fill the rest with a carrier oil and pop the roller fitment on.

When (and How) to Use:

Shake bottle well. Roll on the bottom of baby’s feet on the vita flex points to promote restful sleep for your sweet baby.

3. DIY Diluted Valor Essential Oil Blend to Support Baby’s Proper Alignment

Diluted Valor Essential Oil Blend for a New Baby

What You’ll Need:

About Valor Essential Oil Blend:

Valor® essential oil blend is one of our most popular products and a favorite of founder D. Gary Young. Its woodsy, positive scent comes from a blend of Black Spruce, Blue Tansy, Rosewood, and Frankincense. As an important oil in the Raindrop Technique®, Young Living Valor oil is great for massages, in addition to other topical and aromatic uses.

Use it to greet each morning with a positive attitude or to unwind at the end of the day. Its powerful yet calming scent is versatile enough that you can integrate it into your morning and bedtime routines and anywhere in between.

As one of our top-selling products, this in-demand oil is difficult to keep in stock. Because of this, orders are limited to one bottle per account per month. For an alternative, try Valor II™, a substitute personally created and recommended by Gary Young. (Source)

Directions: 

If you’re using a 5ml bottle, you’ll add ONE drop of Valor essential oil blend and fill the rest with a carrier oil and pop the roller fitment on. If you’re using a 10ml bottle, you’ll add TWO drops of Valor essential oil blend and fill the rest with a carrier oil and pop the roller fitment on.

When (and How) to Use:

Shake bottle well. This can be used on the bottoms of baby’s feet on the vita-flex points for the spine. This can also be rolled along baby’s spine after birth to promote and support healthy proper spinal alignment.

What do you think? Have you tried any of these on your sweet little one? Any other custom blends that you’ve tried that I should check out?

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