Health and Wellness

Essential Oils Safe for Pregnancy and Babies

Words by Louise Miller

Photography by Brit Gill

Whether you’re expecting a child or you’re a new parent, your essential oil-loving self does not have to sacrifice a beautiful-smelling home.

Are essential oils safe for babies?

There are essential oil products that are safe for pregnancy and babies (although of course, the best thing to do before using these products is to chat with your doctor). For a diffuser, we recommend using small amounts of essential oils when pregnant (about 5 drops rather than our usual suggestion of 10-15); and when it comes to newborns, we recommend waiting three months before using essential oils. But really, your doctor will know best, as we all react differently.

What essential oils are safe for babies?

Here are our top choices for pregnancy and babies.

Lavender Essential Oil

Our organic Lavender Essential Oil is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, and it has the most soothing floral scent. Tip: add 2 drops into your baby’s bath—it’s very gentle on skin.

Sleep Roll-On

This Sleep Roll-On oil mix of Lavender, Frankincense, Ylang Ylang, Roman chamomile, and vetiver is great to roll on the bottom of your baby’s feet before bed. Sweet dreams, darlings.

Sleep Mist

Our comforting, all-natural Sleep Mist includes non-alcoholic witch hazel along with Lavender, Roman chamomile, vetiver, Frankincense, and Ylang Ylang (plus two plant-derived preservatives to keep it fresh). Spray it on your baby’s sheets before tucking him or her in.

Bergamot Essential Oil

Bergamot Essential Oil is great for unwinding at the end of a long day. Ours comes from France, and creates a wonderfully cozy aroma when paired with that parenthood book you’ve been wanting to read.

Grapefruit Essential Oil

Sourced from Argentina, our Grapefruit Essential Oil has an uplifting scent that can help brighten the whole family’s mood. Add two drops to your morning moisturizer for an added glow.

Lemon Essential Oil

Need a little jolt of energy after long nights up with the newborn? Lemon Essential Oil is a great choice that will create a carefree, happy vibe. Try adding 5 drops to warm water and soaking your feet for 10 minutes—you’ve earned it.

Sweet Orange Essential Oil

Coming from Italy, our organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil has a beautifully bright, fresh aroma. Add 4 drops to a warm bath to help calm any parental jitters.

Frankincense Essential Oil

Our Frankincense Essential Oil helps you feel grounded and relaxed. It’s a great option for putting in a diffuser; try mixing it with a few drops of Lavender for a scent that calms the mind.

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

The soft floral notes of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil make it a perfect addition to a nighttime ritual. Add it to a diffuser with a few drops of Lavender to help promote happy dreams for you and your babe.

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