Babies, Children & Essential Oils

baby children eos


Dilution Percentages for Children

3-24 months2-6 years6-15 years15+ years
0.5%2%3%5%
As a general rule; the dilution percentages in this table should not be exceeded.

Essential Oils to Avoid

X = Do NOT Use

Essential Oil3-24 months2-6 years6-15 years15+ years
AniseXX
Basil (estragole CT)XXX
Bay (West Indian)X
Birch (sweet)XXX
Blue CypressX
Carrot SeedX
CassiaXX
Cinnamon BarkXX
Clove BudX
CornmintX
Fennel (sweet)XX
GarlicXX
HyssopXX
Jasmin sambac absoluteX
Jasmine grandiflorum absoluteX
Laurel LeafXX
Lavender (Spanish, L. Stoechas)XX
LemongrassX
Lemon VerbenaXXXX
Mandarin LeafX
May ChangX
MelissaX
MyrrhX
MyrtleX
Myrtle (lemon)X
Nutmeg (East Indian)XX
Nutmeg (West Indian)X
Palo SantoXX
Parsley LeafXX
Parsley SeedXXX
PennyroyalXX
PeppermintX
Pimento BerryXXX
Pimento LeafX
Ravensara LeafX
RueXX
Sage (Dalmation)XX
Star AniseXX
TagetXX
Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)XX
TarragonXXX
Tea Tree (lemon)X
ThujaXX
Thyme (thymol/carvacrol)X
Ylang YlangX
WintergreenXXX
WormwoodXX
Source: Tisserand, Robert. “Essential Oil Safety Masterclass; Week 6 Practical Safety” www.tisserandinstitute.com

Essential Oils with a Caution for Young Children

Source: Tisserand, Robert. “Essential Oil Safety Masterclass; Week 6 Practical Safety” www.tisserandinstitute.com