One of the most frequent questions I get at Aromahead is how to safely use essential oils around babies. I have an approach to share with you that works really well!
I find that using essential oils around the baby often brings about healing effects, without ever having to apply the oils to the baby’s sensitive skin.
One of my favorite techniques to teach moms and dads is to apply the oils in a blend to their own backs or shoulders (not to the baby’s back), and then when they hold their baby, the healing oils are inhaled. It’s just enough! And it’s a nice way for baby and parents to bond.
The aromas can increase a baby’s sense of security, and as the child gets older, they come to associate the scent with security and reassurance, which can be really powerful to help calm anxiety issues.
One drop of lavender in some unscented cream or lotion is a great oil to begin with to calm the baby (and the parents!). If you try it, let us know how it goes by commenting below. Thanks!
I absolutely love to email everyone in the Aromahead community! I send free aromatherapy recipes and tips, special offers, and information about upcoming webinars I’m hosting. It’s one of the easiest ways to connect with everyone and to share new essential oil ideas and resources!
Recently I’ve received emails from people letting me know that they haven’t gotten the emails from Aromahead that they’ve signed up for, whether it’s a replay to a webinar, the 12-tips series, our monthly newsletter, or blog posts.
Most of the people contacting me have Gmail accounts. When I’ve asked for someone to check their Promotions folder that Gmail has set up, the emails with the webinar replay and special offers are in there.
If you use Gmail and aren’t familiar with all of its capabilities, you might be wondering what the Promotions folder is. A few months ago, Gmail set up three default folders – Primary, Social and Promotions – on everyone’s email account to help organize your inbox better (see below).
Totally great if you were aware of the change (I LOVE to be super organized), but not so great if you weren’t!
The easiest way to make sure you’re getting emails from Aromahead is to follow these instructions:
- Go into your inbox Promotions folder, find an email from email@example.com (for example, a blog post email or special offer from one of Aromahead’s webinars).
- Drag that email to the “Primary” tab of your inbox.
- Voila! Emails from Aromahead will now go directly to your Primary folder.
Not using Gmail? I found this great article from WhatCounts to help you figure out how to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book, no matter what email platform you’re using.
Please comment below and let me know if you found my email in your Promotions folder. Thanks!