Using Essential Oils Safely in Little Ones…Is It Possible?
Last year I began writing on the topic of safe use of essential oils, and it turned into a sequential series of articles. This series reviewed the importance of quality, medication interactions, children’s dosages, and why there is so much controversy around ingesting essential oils.
This week I released another blog discussing why there are so many conflicting opinions on the the use of essential oils safely in children. In it, I really drilled down on the details of some of the “toxicity studies,” using a critical eye.
- What are essential oils?
- Volatile substances derived from plants containing the natural smell and characteristics of the plant
- Geek version: Essential oils contain plant secondary metabolites. This means they assist with plants’ growth, protection, and development, but they aren’t directly related to their life. They can fall under the term “phytonutrients.”
- Elements of Safety:
- A review of the Seed to Seal process, highlighting quality assessment and distillation
- Dosage for little ones is not just about dilution. It’s about proper amounts.
- Caveats and Controversy
- A discussion of why conflicting opinions exist on safety and applications of essential oils
- How to use essential oils
- Aromatically, topically, ingesting
- Some useful and practical applications for little ones, highlighting the Kidscent Collection®
- How to sign up for wholesale privileges to purchase your own essential oils (saving 24% off retail)
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Finally, if you have any questions, feel free to contact me. My team and I are here to help and to share our love and knowledge of the oils with you!
Disclaimer: This information is applicable ONLY for therapeutic quality essential oils. This information DOES NOT apply to essential oils that have not been tested for purity and standardized constituents.
There is no quality control in the United States, and oils labeled as “100% pure” need only to contain 5% of the actual oil. The rest of the bottle can be filled with fillers and sometimes toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin.
This material is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness. You should check with your doctor regarding implementing any new strategies into your wellness regime. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.