Kids and Oils (class)

With the discounted kids oil collection going on right now I thought it would be appropriate to share some cool research about how to use oils with babies and kiddos. Such helpful information for a mama wanting to take care of her babes:)

Welcome to “The Easy Guide to Oily Kids & Babies” I’m so excited to give you some tips and recipes on using oils with the smallest littles in your families. 

To things you’ll hear again and again…. Use your instincts! And DILUTE!  Remember those two and you’ve got a great start. But also a fun thing to remember is that the Kid Scents Oil Line is Pre-Diluted…Thank you YoungLiving.

Before I dive into it I wanted to give you a quick outline of how this will go down. Grab a pen & notepad and jot this down, leaving yourself some space between topics. 

First I will go over oil safety and why you need to be choosing high quality oils.  Then I will talk about  how to use them, where to use them, how much to use, diffuser care, recipes, my fave resource!

So let’s get to it! 

Oil Safety: So all of you already know that I obviously love me some plant juice and Young Living (if it’s not obvious than I guess I’m not as annoying as I thought). But  there is a reason for that, and it’s not just because they pay me to have fun. Its because with Young Living I know exactly what i’m getting with ANYTHING that I purchase from them. I know that it’s safe, where it came from, what’s REALLY in it and how its made. I can’t say that for the oils that  I used to buy from the health store. Another thing that I can’t get from anywhere, resources, community. 


The information contained on this class is not meant to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  The information represents what I, an Independent Distributor of Young Living Essential Oils, have chosen to do to take charge of my own personal health and that of my family.  Statements on this class have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products on this site are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If your furbaby is pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or has a medical condition, consult your vet before using these products.

Information found on in this class is meant for educational and informational purposes only, and to motivate you to make your own health care and dietary decisions based upon your own research and in partnership with your healthcare provider. It should not be relied upon to determine dietary changes, a medical diagnosis or courses of treatment.

There are 3 ways you can use Young Living’s essential oils; aromatically, topically, and internally. In this class we will specifically be focusing on topically (making rollers and applying them on the skin) But any of the blends in our recipes section can be diffused as well! (We will not be talking about internal use of oils)

Aromatic use of the EOs includes inhaling them directly from the bottle or using a cold mist diffuser (we use a cold mist diffuser because a cold air diffuser does not harm the molecules, while heat may change the chemical structure of the molecules, making the therapeutic and healing properties ineffective)  Real quick… Here are a few tips on diffuser care! Wipe out with a clean dry cloth after each use, if it gets gunky put a drop of lemon in the bottom, let it sit for a few and then wipe clean. But also don’t loose sleep if you don’t clean it everyday;)

Topical use can include a variety of modes of use… but in general it is the actual application of the EO on your skin(use of a carrier oil is recommended for new users and kiddos) EOs can also be used with lotion after a bath, in massage and in a convenient roller.

Where to use:
I put oils all over our body. I make rollers and put them on that way (easy for on the go), I put a couple drops on the crown of our head, I put them on our feet (Vita Flex points), our spine, in out baths and even where exactly needed at times (Tummygize around the belly button). 

You always need to use your best parent judgment. Many choose to start by diffusing a drop or two around their kiddos to get them used to the aromatics. When you’re ready to start using oils topically, here’s what is generally regarded as safe ratios.

Babies- HEAVILY dilute if using stronger oils. Their skin is much thinner and more delicate than adults and even small children some oils may feel “hot” to them and make them uncomfortable.  Their little bodies are so fresh and new we have to take extra precautions.  The recipes you’ll see ahead are made in 10ml rollers. In general, these rollers hold somewhere around 200 drops. Each baby-specific recipe has round 2-8 drops of Essential Oil and you can fill the rest of the 10ml roller with a carrier oil (a fatty oil like Avocado or Young Living’s V-6 blend) But also know if it does get too hot for them, don’t panic, apply more carrier oil until its obvious they are comfortable again. It won’t hurt them.

***As your baby grows and gets used to regular oil usage you can slowly lessen the dilution***

Toddlers and Young Children– Dilute all oils for toddlers and young children. When in doubt, mix a 1:30 blend. So that would be 1 drop of essential oil and 30 drops carrier. 

Pre-Teens and Teens- Dilution is still important with pre-teens and teens. As their bodies get used to more and more oil exposure, dilution ratios can change. Use your parental instincts and also use this age to talk with your kids about their oily routines too!

Same thing goes for us adults too! I never recommend to come out of the gates swinging. I ALWAYS tell new members to start LOW and SLOW. Meaning use 1-2 drops of a single oil in your diffuser for 10-15 minutes and see how you feel. You can always add more later, although I never recommend adding more than 5 drops to your diffuser, you just don’t need that much because they are so concentrated and so powerful. Also our bodies are full of crud so we may go through a detoxing process. The amount of drops you are using and cut diffuser time.

We live in a world where if a LITTLE is good than A LOT must be GREAT! That is not always the case and also true with essential oils, especially Young Living’s oils. A little bit really does go a long way, especially with little ones. I myself never use more than 4 drops topically. It’s just not needed. Now if I make a roller I may add more than 4 drops. Always use your best judgement when using essential oils. Like I said before you know yourself and your kiddos better than anyone, trust your mama gut.

Oils to avoid with babies

There are some oils that should be avoided for various age groups. Guidelines are according to Debra Raybern’s Gentle Babies book:

Babies (day one to 2 years old)

Oils to be cautious with:


If they are in blend though, I wouldn’t worry as much those. My 15 month old had a jungle infection and I did use a drop of basil with tons of coconut oil and a little bit of lavender lotion to fight away the infection. I didn’t notice it bothering him.

***Be cautious wearing these oils around newborns and young children. Their skin and respiratory systems are much more sensitive than any other age group of children***

Just remember mama.. Use your instincts and always – When in doubt, dilute Dilute DILUTE:)

Now as promised, RECIPES! In the pics below you’ll get a bunch of great recipes for babies and kiddos. Keep in mind the recommended dilution ratio from before.

The recipes you’ll see ahead are made in 10ml rollers. In general, these rollers hold somewhere around 200 drops. Each baby-specific recipe has round 2-8 drops of Essential Oil and you can fill the rest of the 10ml roller with a carrier oil (a fatty oil like Avocado or Young Living’s V-6 blend) 

***As your baby grows and gets used to regular oil usage you can slowly lessen the dilution***

2-5 years use a ratio of 1 drop Essential Oil to 30 drops Carrier

Above 5 You can do closer to 1 to 10 

Always dilute more when you’re unsure or just starting to use oils in your home:)

There are a lot of great resources out there for using oils – here are some of my favorites for using oils with kiddos and babies!

Gentle Babies by Debra Raybern: -Great stuff for mama with pregnancy and labor too:)

The infamous Lucy Libido also came out with a babies book too!

Essential Oil Desk Reference or the Essential Oil Pocket Reference. 


Thank you so much for joining me to learn more about using oils with your kiddos:) I hope you learned a few new takeaways to enhance your family’s wellness journey!

If you are not a Young Living member yet, the most common way people get started on their wellness journey is by becoming a little more informed with the company and community. You can learn more about those options here on my young living page

Or if you already know what you want – get started here friend!

Love and Hugs, Hannah:)

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