Baby Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils and other aromatic compounds extracted from plants for therapeutic purposes. The main objective of Baby Aromatherapy is to provide the best possible health care for infants and children based on the holistic approach with plant-based ingredients. Baby Aromatherapy is becoming a very popular method of treating mild to moderate childhood ailments. This is because many ailments are related to the mind, body, and spirit.
Most ailments experienced by infants and small children are stress related such as crying, diarrhea, vomiting, irritability, and temper tantrums. Stress is believed to be a primary cause of many health conditions in children. Infants and small children are often positioned in situations where they are anxious or scared that triggers an emotional reaction from the body resulting in symptoms such as coldness, dizziness, headaches, and anxiety. Stress can also make it difficult for a parent to calm a disturbed baby. In these cases, calming the baby using essential oils, especially lavender, rose, and peppermint oil, is beneficial for the overall health of the baby and calm the worried parent down.
It is highly recommended that pregnant women do not use essential oils while pregnant, however, for some special circumstances Baby Aromatherapy may be beneficial for infants. While the safety guidelines for Baby Aromatherapy are still being developed and reviewed, some experts are of the opinion that it is safe to use these oils on the skin of a healthy baby under the age of one month. These oils have shown to reduce stress, increase relaxation, and calm cranky or nervous babies. But, these oils should not be used by pregnant women during their second trimester or if there are any signs of severe skin irritation or allergy.
You can find a vast array of different essential oils that can be used for Baby Aromatherapy. To get the best benefits from this type of therapy, you should mix just the amount that is needed for the special needs of your little one. You can also buy these oils in concentrated form as well so that you can use them regularly for healing and relaxation of your baby. In addition to these regular uses, you can also make up your own combination of oils with baby powder, lavender essence, chamomile flower, Rosemary leaf, Lemon balm, and Chamomile tea. These mixes can be very useful for treating various ailments. However, it is recommended to buy these oils in little quantity as well as making sure they are well diluted.
Now let us see how you can utilize the benefits of Baby Aromatherapy for your little one. First of all, it is important to note that these essential oils are inhaled directly by the baby, thus they cannot be used through inhalation or ingestion. Moreover, it is advisable not to keep them around for long, as they tend to get stale easily when kept around for too long. Therefore, it is suggested to keep the humidifier, vaporizer, and water tank clean and check on them every now and then so that they work perfectly for your baby. This way you can also maximize their efficiency.
If your baby suffers from any skin irritation due to allergies or any other reason, Baby Aromatherapy is the perfect choice for you. This method has a very soothing effect on the skin. The aroma of the essential oils have a very powerful effect on the nerves and calm them down, thus reducing the pain. To have a better result, dilute the essential oils, especially if they are strong, with some warm water before using them for your baby's health. To apply Baby Aromatherapy on skin irritation, you need a washcloth and a few drops of Baby Aromatherapy essential oil. Make sure that the baby is completely dry before applying the washcloth on his skin.
When it comes to sleep, babies tend to cry more than usual. Aromatherapy is a good way to help them calm down. So use some Baby Aromatherapy oils to help them calm down - such as coalescent tea tree, lavender rose, bergamot, geranium, chamomile, Rosemary and lemon. Other essential oils that are said to be very relaxing for babies include Patchouli, Cedarwood, Neroli, Lavender, Ylang and sandalwood.
Baby Aromatherapy provides a very soothing atmosphere that will help your little one to relax during the day. There are many benefits when it comes to Baby Aromatherapy. It is not just essential oils for aromatherapy; you can also make your own candles out of essential oils and flowers. This way you have all the benefits of aromatherapy with the relaxation of your own natural fragrances. You can add a small water tank with a humidifier in your kitchen and enjoy the benefits of Baby Aromatherapy.