Essential Oils for Kiddos


We get questions over and over about how to safely use oils on the kiddos.  So this will hopefully be a starting point to get you feeling educated and empowered to start oiling up those babes! 

For starter's I want to let you all know-- I am not not taking the place of your licensed medical professional, I do not diagnose and do not take responsibility for your health. I encourage you to do your research and seek out conversations with medical professionals that you go to, love & trust. This information is not meant to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. I cannot promise you any certain results. Phew! FDA Disclaimer out of the way <3 


Toddler and Kiddos! Two -Six years old

Young Living suggests 1⁄4 the labeled concentration for children ages 2­-6. Using carrier oils and lotions is also a great way to extend the use of your bottles! It’s great when you’re on a “mama” budget! Using oils neat or undiluted will create a tendency for the oil to evaporate more quickly.  Using a carrier oil or lotion may also create a more sustained effect and reduce possible over-sensitivities especially in this age group.” 

Concerned about sensitive skin and essential oils?

“Sensitivities to YL’s essential oils are seen very rarely.  Typically, if sensitivities occur, the

cause is either that a different brand of chemically adulterated oils were use or because they

were used in excess which simply overloaded the system.” 

­Quotes from Debra Rayburn, Gentle Babies


Kids ages 7-­11

Young Living suggests 1⁄2 the labeled concentration for this age range.

This is a great age for kids to start using their own blends.  Mix up their favorite oil for school or 

the oils that you use on them daily in a roller bottle and send them on their way.  Be sure to 

teach them oil safety and to apply oils to the feet first and always diluted.

Mama Tip:

When starting with oils, use one at a time always diluted to avoid overloading their system.  

Slowly start to add in oils as they adjust.


Kids ages 12+

Young Living suggests full labeled concentration for kids ages 12+.

At this age, kiddos will be use to applying oils and what oils is needed and when.  Be sure to 

teach them oil safety first and to start applying to the feet first.

Mama Tip:

Be aware of “Hot” oils such as Peppermint, Panaway, Thieves and Oregano.  Hot oils feel

icy/hot to the touch.  This can cause irritation on the skin and these oils should always be

avoided around the eyes.  Be sure to not rub the eyes or around the eyes after applying hot oils.  

We always suggest diluting hot oils no matter the age.


Roller Blends

After a few years of using oils, some of us have come up with common blends that we use on our kids. You can read through them and gather info on WHEN to use them based on their names! :) Purchase the handy roller bottles to make these blends ready to go on the fly! 

Back to School: Thieves + Lemon + Carrier Oil

Frosty Nose: Melaleuca + Lemon + Thieves + Carrier Oil

Vapo ­ Rize: Eucalyptus Blue + Lemon + RC + Raven + Carrier Oil

Lullaby: Cedarwood + Lavender + Carrier Oil

Calm it Down: Valor or Valor II + Patchouli + Lavender + Vetiver + Stress Away + Carrier Oil

What are your favorite homemade blends?

Find Roller Bottles here :  Life Science Publishing / Amazon / Etsy / AbundantHealth4u

Thanks for reading along my journey with oils! Are you ready to start your journey with essential oils? I would be thrilled to have you on my team. I will be with you every step of the way. Our team is truly like family, learning and educating and working towards wellness together. We have an amazing supportive system here and you will absolutely fall in love with our community!  SIGN UP HERE >

MamaBethany Barkey