Essential oils and babies

Learn how to use essential oils effectively and safely with babies.

WELCOME to our class on ESSENTIAL OILS AND BABIES.

This is a GO–AT–YOUR–OWN–PACE class. You can learn during lunch hour, baby’s nap time, or during tv ads!

** Be an educated consumer. Do your own research. This class is merely a guide. Products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Pregnant or lactating women and persons with known medical conditions should consult a physician prior to the use of any Essential Oil product. Complimentary therapies should always be carefully considered.

STEP 1 – THANKS FOR ATTENDING

Wasn’t it so nice to not have to spend half an hour or more to get ready, find a babysitter for the kids, and travel somewhere to learn more about essential oils? Hopefully you are in your pj’s, enjoying a nice cup of something yummy, and waiting for us to get started!

Maybe you have heard about essential oils and wondered what all the fuss was about; or maybe you have started to use them in your home already; but whatever the reason you decided to attend, I am glad you are here.

STEP 2 – A LITTLE ABOUT ME

I’m a 42-year-old Mum to 3 teen boys who lives in Wagga Wagga NSW. I’m pretty much obsessed with interior decorating (I move my furniture around lots!), hence being brave enough to go on the TV show THE BLOCK 2011 with my sister. Since then I’ve been busily building my blog, consulting with clients and trying to stay on top of my health. I’ve had Crohn’s Disease since I was 18 years old. Last year I decided it was time to have colostomy surgery and now I permanently wear a bag. In that massive decision also came the head space to recognise I NEVER want to be that chronically ill EVER AGAIN. My poor darling husband couldn’t deal with me frightening him every few months with hospital visits! I was over prescribed on antibiotics – I didn’t know any better. Soooo changes were needed. Then out of the blue, essential oils came in to my life. Since discovering the world of low-tox living I feel like I’ve truly changed my life. NO more putting extreme amounts of chemicals in and on my body. No more cleaning with potent concoctions. Read on and see what essential oils can do FOR YOU and your family.

STEP 3 – WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS?

If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils.

These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant.

Essential oils give plants their distinctive smells, protect plants, and play a role in plant pollination.

In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health care practices.

So essential oils:

  • Are naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds;
  • Are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants;
  • Protect plants against environmental threats and provide beneficial properties;
  • Are highly concentrated when distilled for purity, potency, and efficacy;
  • Have been used historically for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices.

STEP 4 – WHY USE ESSENTIAL OILS?

Every parent has experienced the 2:00am wake-up call from their child. There is nothing more stressful or overwhelming than when your child is struggling in the middle of the night.

With Essential Oils, there is ALWAYS SOMETHING YOU CAN DO! Aromatherapy allows a parent, grandparent, or caretaker to think proactively about the health of their child by giving natural options that can support even the tiniest member of their family with overall wellness.

Essential Oils have been used for thousands of years. When you choose our oils, you are choosing Essential Oils gently and carefully distilled from plants that have been patiently harvested at the perfect moment by experienced growers from around the world for ideal extract composition and efficacy.

Experienced Essential Oil users will immediately recognise the superior quality standard for naturally safe, purely effective Essential Oils.

  • Provide health-conscious individuals with a safe and natural alternative.
  • Used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications.
  • Have few, if any, undesirable side effects when used as directed.
  • One drop is all that is needed to achieve a powerful benefit.

Our Essential Oils are also free of contaminants, pesticides, and chemical residues, which is so important as you begin using them for the children in your life.

STEP 5 – HOW DO I USE ESSENTIAL OILS?

Essential Oils are great for EVERYDAY USE. You can experience the many benefits of Essential Oils by using them to support overall health.

Here are the three ways to use them:

AROMATIC

  • Essential Oils, when diffused or inhaled, can be very stimulating, calming, or soothing. Diffusing Essential Oils can also cleanse and purify the air.

TOPICAL

  • Essential Oils can be safely applied for massage or topical therapy.
  • Their chemical structure enables them to pass through skin for an immediate systemic response.

THIRTY SECONDS to get into your bloodstream – THIRTY MINUTES to get through your entire body.

INTERNAL

  • Certain Essential Oils have a rich culinary history and can be used as dietary supplements for targeted wellness.

STEP 6 – SAFETY WITH LITTLIES

While our Essential Oils are 100% pure, natural extracts from plants, they are also very concentrated substances. For the littlest family member, it is important to use them in a safe and gentle way.

GUIDELINES:

  • Because baby’s skin is so delicate, ALWAYS dilute the Essential Oils with carrier oils (e.g. Fractionated Coconut Oil).
  • ALWAYS label rollers or containers used for baby to eliminate any confusion; try using a special coloured duct tape.
  • AVOID diffusing strong oils such as Cinnamon Bark, Peppermint, or Oregano in baby’s room.
  • Cover baby’s feet with socks after application, so the oils don’t end up in baby’s mouth.
  • NEVER use Essential Oils internally with young children.
  • When using citrus oils, avoid sun exposure.
  • Keep oils out of reach of small children.
  • Store Essential Oils in glass bottles only, and away from sunlight and heat.
  • Be cautious when using HOT oils, such as Cinnamon Bark, Oregano, Clove, Lemongrass, Coriander, Cassia, and Thyme, as they can burn the skin without proper dilution.

STEP 7 – AROMATIC USE

The gentlest way to introduce Essential Oils to your baby is aromatically. As baby inhales, the molecules of each oil go right through the back of the nostril where receptors convert the information to the nerves attached to the olfactory bulb of the brain. This provides great support for the emotional needs of your babe.

Inhalation of Essential Oils is also taken into the lungs and into the bloodstream. This provides support for the overall wellness of your baby.

TIPS

  • When diffusing in the nursery or around baby, one to two drops is all you need in the water of your diffuser.
  • When diffusing stronger oils, keep baby’s door open for airflow.
  • Add one to two drops of Essential Oil to a 50ml glass spray bottle of water to create a natural room spray.
  • Apply a drop of the Essential Oil to Mum’s scarf or diluted on your chest and allow baby to breathe it in as you hold and caress him.
  • Mix one to two drops of Essential Oil to 2 tsp. of carrier oil or goat’s milk and use 1/2 tsp. of the mixture in a full-sized bath tub full of warm water. Shut the door to keep the aroma in the bathroom.

STEP 8 – TOPICAL USE

Using Essential Oils in conjunction with a massage will create aromatic bonding. This is where your baby will begin to associate the aroma with times spent relaxed with their parent or grandparent. The more regular the massage, the stronger the aroma bonding.

When the child smells the same aroma out of context of the massage, they will be reminded of the massage and the emotions that went with it – comfort, reassurance, and relaxation. This can be very helpful when small children are separated from their parents.

When using Essential Oils topically with babies, use one drop in a 10ml roller bottle and fill the rest of the way with a carrier oil. If you want to make a salve or lotion, use one drop to 2 tsp of carrier oil.

CARRIER OILS for CHILDREN:

  • Sweet Almond Oil – emollient and nourishing effects on skin, which makes it the number one carrier oil suggested for babies and children.
  • Avocado Oil – can be used in combination with 2/3 Almond Oil for dry and flaky skin.
  • Coconut Oil – excellent emollient that is perfect for making lotions, creams and body rubs.
  • Fractionated Coconut Oil – coconut oil from which the lauric acid has been removed, allowing it to stay in liquid form, making it perfect for roller bottle blends.

STEP 9 – FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Diluting Essential Oils in a carrier oil before application is an excellent way to reduce sensitive skin reactions to certain Essential Oils, but will it reduce the oils’ effectiveness? The answer may surprise you. Recent research suggests that diluting Essential Oils for topical applications not only does not reduce effectiveness but may actually have certain advantages.

Evaporation is the primary issue in topical application. One of the most important benefits of dilution is that it decreases the surface area of a substance exposed to air, which reduces the rate of evaporation. When diluted, Essential Oil chemical constituents have been shown to pass through the skin more efficiently than when applied neat (no dilution).

We have a special KIT that comes pre-diluted for the whole family. It contains nine of the most popular oils in a base of Fractionated Coconut Oil for easy-to-use application: Lavender, Peppermint, On Guard Blend, Oregano, Ice Blue Blend, Easy Air Blend, DigestZen Blend, Frankincense, and Tea Tree.

STEP 10 – BABY REFLEXOLOGY

Reflexology is the application of pressure to different system zones that can support a physical change to the body.

Using Essential Oils with reflexology on baby’s feet can magnify the benefits as it brings the body into balance. Start with a gentle massage to increase the blood flow to the foot, then massage into the targeted zone. Remember to use the properly diluted amount that is safe for baby.

THE ZONES:

1 – head / teeth area

2 – sinuses

3 – solar plexus

4 – upper abdominal area

5 – lower abdominal area

6 – pelvic area

7 – spine

The solar plexus, as known as the celiac plexus, is often referred to as the center of emotions.

TIPS

  • Work on reflexology during a routine massage time with your baby.
  • Apply reflex points when baby is nursing or drinking her bottle.
  • Reflex points can become tender when the immune system is working harder.
  • Use reflexology one to two times a week.

STEP 11 – RELAXING AND CALMING OILS

Episodes of crying that last several hours with a healthy baby can be exhausting and discouraging. Often this is just a short stage but living through those weeks of unknown can be very hard on a new parent. Essential Oils can be very effective tools to help CALM baby—and even parents, as they care for them.

The Essential Oils that can be very calming are Lavender, Lavender Peace Blend, Roman Chamomile, Balance Blend, and even Sandalwood.

Let’s talk about the LAVENDER PEACE BLEND…

LAVENDER PEACE BLEND has a calming and relaxing aroma that soothes the soul, providing a safe haven from life’s daily stressors. The Essential Oils in this must-have blend were meticulously chosen to lessen feelings of tension, calm emotions, and leave a peaceful feeling.

LAVENDER PEACE BLEND is the perfect blend to diffuse at bedtime for a restful night’s sleep, to calm a restless baby or child, or to help reduce the worry and stress so many of us feel.

It combines the soothing scents of Lavender, Marjoram, Roman Chamomile, and Ylang Ylang with the warming aromas of Hawaiian Sandalwood and Vanilla Bean to create a prized Essential Oil blend that every home, family, and individual needs.

NURSERY USES

  • Dilute and apply to bottoms of feet at bedtime to help wind down before going to sleep.
  • Add one to two drops to Epsom salts and put into a warm bath to create a peaceful, renewing aroma.
  • Diffuse to help promote relaxation and decrease stress. Blends well with Balance Blend, Cedarwood and Vetiver Essential Oils.
  • Apply to Mummy’s aromatherapy necklace or scarf to help reduce anxious feelings throughout the day.
  • Add to a spray bottle with witch hazel or water and use as a teddy bear, pillow, or room spray.
  • Add a drop to our ALL-NATURAL Hand and Body lotion and use during a massage to promote relaxation.

CAUTIONS

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

STEP 12 – BALANCE BLEND ESSENTIAL OIL

The warm, woody aroma of BALANCE BLEND creates a sense of calm and well-being. This is especially helpful after the stressful experience of birth or when baby is unsettled with a change or stressful situation.

Spruce, one of the oils in BALANCE BLEND, was used by Native Americans for health and spiritual reasons and is still used today to bring harmony to the mind and body. Ho Wood, Blue Tansy, and Blue Chamomile can ease anxious feelings, while Frankincense provides a grounding, balancing effect on emotions.

NURSERY USES

  • Combine one drop in a diffuser with Lavender Essential Oil or Lavender Peace Blend to soothe away feelings of irritability and promote sleep.
  • Use topically over the solar plexus to bring a sense of tranquility.
  • Use topically with a massage to promote whole body relaxation.
  • Combine with Lavender or Lavender Peace Blend in a spray bottle to create a natural room spray.

CAUTIONS

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

STEP 13 – HAWAIIAN SANDALWOOD ESSENTIAL OIL

From a renewable source in Hawaii, HAWAIIAN SANDALWOOD delivers a variety of benefits, including smoothing skin and enhancing moods. With thousands of years of documented use, this oil has a high value to many users. HAWAIIAN SANDALWOOD has a rich, sweet, woody aroma that instills calmness and well-being, making it a perfect oil to incorporate into massage or aromatherapy.

SANDALWOOD is very soothing and beneficial to the skin, making it highly sought after in body and skin care products. In addition to being soothing and beneficial to the skin, HAWAIIAN SANDALWOOD provides these same effects to mood, helping to lessen tension and promote emotional well-being.

NURSERY USES

  • Apply diluted to the bottom of baby’s feet at bedtime for a restful night’s sleep.
  • Add one drop to ALL-NATURAL Hand and Body lotion and massage onto baby’s back, feet, and chest to lessen tension.
  • Add one drop and 1/4 cup of Epsom Salts to a hot bath to promote relaxation.
  • Diffuse with Lavender and Roman Chamomile Essential Oils at sleepy time.

CAUTIONS

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

STEP 14 – TEETHING SUPPORT

The dreaded time when gums are swollen and teeth are pushing through, making it hard for our little ones to sleep or even get comfortable—TEETHING!

Yes! There is even an oil for that!

In fact, there are several great choices of Essential Oils to support a baby during this insufferable time: LAVENDER and Roman Chamomile, for instance, as well as Lavender Peace Blend, which has BOTH of these amazing oils in it.

When most people begin their journey with Essential Oils, they often start with LAVENDER Essential Oil. LAVENDER has been used and cherished for centuries for its unmistakable aroma and myriad benefits.

In ancient times, the Egyptians and Romans used LAVENDER for bathing, relaxation, cooking, and as a perfume; it is widely used for its calming and relaxing qualities, which continue to be LAVENDER’s most notable qualities.

Due to Lavender’s versatile properties, it is considered the must-have oil to have on hand at all times. The PRE-MIXED LAVENDER ROLLER is perfect to have at the changing table or in your diaper bag.

NURSERY USE

  • Use one to two drops in the diffuser of your choice to promote sleep and relaxation.
  • Dilute and massage on baby to soothe occasional digestive discomfort.
  • Dilute and apply to help skin to recover quickly.
  • Apply diluted onto the cheek, and across the jawline, to soothe discomfort when teething.
  • Add to a whipped body butter with Tea Tree to use at the diaper changing table.
  • Use with Tea Tree and a carrier oil to make natural baby wipes.
  • Apply diluted around ears with Tea Tree prior to taking off in an airplane.

CAUTIONS

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

SPECIAL NOTE: Clove, Peppermint, and the On Guard Blend are often used for teeth support with older kids and adults. Since babies CAN NOT use oils internally, these oils are NOT recommended for teething support.

STEP 15 – TUMMY SUPPORT

Colic is often seen with newborns who may be needing some tummy support. When a baby is struggling with occasional upset stomach, a nursing mum can often change her diet to support healthy digestion, eliminating gaseous foods (beans, corn, dairy, gluten, spicy foods, etc.) as well as taking our DigestZen Blend Complex to help absorb nutrients and break down food.

Essential Oils can be very effective supports as well. Fennel, DigestZen Blend, and Ginger are all helpful in promoting healthy digestion.

FENNEL is best known for its distinct licorice aroma and taste. FENNEL may help support the health of the lungs and respiratory tract. FENNEL is also known for its ability to promote healthy metabolism, liver function, and circulation.

NURSERY USES

  • Apply diluted around baby’s belly button to aid in healthy digestion. If the aroma is bothersome, blend with Wild Orange. For a more constant support, reapply three to five times a day.
  • Layer the Fennel application with diluted Lavender to soothe the tummy.
  • Dilute and apply with Lemon Essential Oil to reflex points on the feet to help with liver function and healthy digestion.
  • Use Fennel with massage techniques to promote healthy digestion.
  • Nursing mums can massage into breast tissue (avoiding the nipple) two to three times daily to increase milk supply.

CAUTIONS

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

STEP 16 – DIGESTZEN BLEND

DIGESTZEN BLEND is a wonderful companion to aid in the digestion of food, soothe occasional upset stomachs, and reduce uncomfortable gas and bloating.

DIGESTZEN BLEND is known as a “tummy tamer” and is a unique blend containing Ginger, Fennel, and Coriander to help ease occasional stomach discomfort, including motion sickness and indigestion, while Peppermint, Tarragon, Anise, and Caraway aid with digestion and help maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract.

The PRE-MIXED DIGESTIVE BLEND ROLLER is great to have on hand at the changing table or in your diaper bag.

NURSERY USES

  • Using a pre-diluted roller, roll around baby’s belly button or on the bottom of baby’s feet. For a more constant support, reapply three to five times a day.
  • Layer with diluted Lavender to soothe the tummy.
  • Blend with Wild Orange or Lemon for a more pleasant aroma if the minty, licorice smell is bothersome.

CAUTIONS

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

STEP 17 – RESPIRATORY SUPPORT

Essential Oils that can promote healthy respiratory function are Cardamom, Easy Air Blend, Lime, Douglas Fir, Frankincense, and Tea Tree.

EASY AIR BLEND is a remarkable blend of Essential Oils including Laurel Leaf, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Lemon, Ravensara, and Cardamom. EASY AIR BLEND maintains feelings of clear airways and easy breathing while minimising the effects of seasonal threats.

Since EASY AIR BLEND contains peppermint and eucalyptus, it is not recommended to be used on the chest of children under 12 months old. Some people can also be sensitive to these particular oils, so make sure to test these oils topically on Mum several times while holding baby and make sure that baby responds nicely to them.

Feel free to also experiment with the other oils listed above as they are very effective in opening airways as well. Some babies may respond better to different oils.

The PRE-MIXED EASY AIR BLEND roller and the EASY AIR BLEND VAPOR STICK are great for on-the-go Mums.

NURSERY USES

  • Diffuse one drop EASY AIR BLEND with one drop Lime, keeping the nursery door ajar.
  • Apply the Easy Air Blend Vapor Stick onto the bottom of baby’s feet and put socks on.
  • Apply any of the above oils (diluted) to a nursing Mum’s chest to help keep baby’s airways open while nursing.

CAUTIONS: Possible skin sensitivity: use only on baby’s feet. Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after application.

STEP 18 – IMMUNE SUPPORT

There are many amazing Essential Oils that are great for supporting a healthy immune system. The best Essential Oils to support baby’s immune system include Frankincense, Arborvitae, Lemon, On Guard Blend, and Tea Tree.

Renowned as one of the most prized and precious Essential Oils, FRANKINCENSE has extraordinary health benefits. In addition to its fame as a kingly gift in the New Testament, the Babylonians and Assyrians would burn FRANKINCENSE in religious ceremonies and the ancient Egyptians used FRANKINCENSE resin for everything from perfume to salves for soothing skin.

This centuries-old knowledge contributes to the modern uses of FRANKINCENSE today.

As the king of oils, FRANKINCENSE is known to support healthy cellular function, helps build and maintain a healthy immune system, and promotes feelings of peace and relaxation.

The PRE-MIXED FRANKINCENSE roller is great to have on hand at the changing table or in your diaper bag.

NURSERY USES

  • Dilute and rub on the crown of a newborn baby, up the spine, and on the big toe to assist in circulation and transfer oxygen to the cells.
  • Can be applied to the bottoms of feet to promote feelings of relaxation and to balance mood.
  • Dilute with Arborvitae and Lemon to support a healthy immune system.
  • Use with our ALL-NATURAL Hand and Body Lotion instead of a traditional baby lotion.

CAUTIONS

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

STEP 19 – ON GUARD BLEND

We have a whole collection of products based on the ON GUARD BLEND that will TRANSFORM your home into a safer environment.

ON GUARD BLEND is the ultimate blend to help protect even the littlest in the family! It is a powerful proprietary blend that supports healthy immune function and contains cleansing properties.

The PRE-MIXED ON GUARD BLEND ROLLER is great to have on hand at the changing table or in your diaper bag.

NURSERY USES

  • Have everyone wash their hands with the ON GUARD BLEND foaming hand wash before touching baby.
  • Diffuse two to four drops in the main living areas to cleanse and purify the air.
  • Clean kitchen benchtops, bathrooms, doorknobs, and the nursery with the ON GUARD BLEND Cleaner Concentrate. Just add the right amount of water for the job to this preservative free, natural cleaner base.
  • Wash baby’s laundry in the ON GUARD BLEND Laundry Detergent that is free of synthetic fragrances, dyes, and toxins. The bio-originated enzymes are structured to lift stains and leave clothes refreshingly clean.
  • Using a pre-diluted roller, roll onto the bottom of baby’s feet once daily. You can also add Tea Tree and Lemon for an even more powerful immune support.

CAUTIONS

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

STEP 20 – HEALTHY SKIN SUPPORT

Every nursery should have a variety of Essential Oils at the diaper changing table to promote healthy skin. Lavender, Tea Tree, Frankincense, Cedarwood, and Geranium can soothe a baby’s sensitive skin.

Commercial diaper cream can be made of ingredients that can irritate a baby’s delicate skin. This CORRECT-X OINTMENT is a petroleum-free, preservative-free ointment that absorbs quickly. Frankincense, Helichrysum, Tea Tree, Cedarwood, and Lavender form the base of this OINTMENT, making it gentle and non-irritating, making it ideal for sensitive skin.

The CORRECT-X OINTMENT also provides a moisture barrier that helps protect while simultaneously soothing and hydrating the skin. This multi-purpose, all-natural ointment helps soothe skin and keep it clean while recovering from distress.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Apply to affected areas as needed.

**PERFECT for using at the changing table.

**PERFECT for using on sore, dry and cracked nipples when nursing.

CAUTIONS

For external use only. Avoid direct contact with eyes. If skin irritation occurs, discontinue use.

STEP 21 – TEA TREE

More commonly known as “Tea Tree,” MELALEUCA Essential Oil has over 92 different compounds and limitless applications.

TEA TREE is best known for its purifying properties. It can be used to cleanse and purify the skin and nails and to support a healthy complexion. TEA TREE promotes healthy immune function and can be used on surfaces throughout the home to protect against environmental threats.

TEA TREE is frequently used on occasional skin irritations to soothe the skin, and diffusing TEA TREE will help purify and freshen the air.

The PRE-MIXED TEA TREE ROLLER is great to have on hand at the changing table or in your diaper bag.

NURSERY USES

  • For occasional skin irritations, apply Tea Tree Essential Oil (diluted) onto affected area.
  • Combine with Lavender to make natural baby wipes.
  • Diffuse to purify air and protect against environmental threats.
  • Dilute and apply to bottoms of feet to support a healthy immune system.
  • Add a few drops to a spray bottle with water and use on surfaces to protect against environmental threats. You can also add On Guard Blend or Lemon.
  • Using a pre-diluted roller, roll around baby’s ears when traveling on an airplane. You can also layer with Lavender.

CAUTIONS

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

STEP 22 – GERANIUM ESSENTIAL OIL

A member of the Pelargonium genus of flower species, geraniums are grown for their beauty and as a staple of the perfume industry. Uses of GERANIUM Essential Oil date back to ancient Egypt, when Egyptians used GERANIUM oil to beautify skin, and for other benefits.

As an Essential Oil, GERANIUM has been used to promote the appearance of clear skin and healthy hair—making it ideal for skin and hair care products. It also helps calm nerves and lessen feelings of stress. GERANIUM is also known to naturally repel insects.

NURSERY USES

  • Mix one drop with one drop of lemon Essential Oil and one tbsp carrier oil, apply to bottoms of feet to support the liver in breaking up bilirubin in the body.
  • Add with Lavender to a whipped body butter to promote clear, healthy skin.
  • Diffuse aromatically for a calming effect.
  • For dry, cracked nipples while nursing, apply one drop diluted in Fractionated Coconut Oil directly to nipples after a feed.

CAUTIONS

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

STEP 23 – OILS FOR BREASTFEEDING

Breastfeeding can be one of the most rewarding and difficult times in a new mother’s life. If the baby has a difficult time latching on, or breast milk is not coming in as it should, then you need to talk to a lactation consultant.

There are oils that can help increase milk supply and using Lavender can also help calm baby and mum when feeding time begins.

CLARY SAGE supports and assists the uterus as it tones after delivery. It also promotes increased lactation.

CLARY SAGE is a biennial or perennial herb that grows up to six feet in height. It is known for its calming properties and benefits to the skin. The main chemical component of CLARY SAGE is linalyl acetate, part of the esters group, making it one of the most relaxing, soothing, and balancing Essential Oils.

In the Middle Ages, the CLARY SAGE plant was frequently used to soothe skin. Inhaling CLARY SAGE promotes feelings of relaxation, allowing for a restful night’s sleep.

POSTPARTUM

  • FOR SUPPORTING THE UTERUS – Apply to the abdomen, ankles, or bottoms of feet.
  • FOR INCREASING MILK SUPPLY – Mix two tbsp of Fractionated Coconut Oil and add 10–15 drops of Clary Sage oil. Apply a small amount of the mixture to your breasts, avoiding the nipples. FENNEL and BASIL also help with milk supply.

PRIMARY BENEFITS

  • Promotes healthy-looking hair and scalp.
  • Promotes a restful night’s sleep.
  • Calming and soothing to the skin.

PRIMARY USES

  • During your menstrual cycle, rub three to five drops on the abdomen for a soothing massage.
  • Combine with Roman Chamomile and add to bath water for a stress-relieving bath.
  • Diffuse or apply to pillow at night for a restful sleep.
  • Add to shampoo or hair conditioner to promote healthy hair and scalp.
  • Combine with Fractionated Coconut Oil to massage, soothe, or rejuvenate skin.

DIY NIPPLE CREAM

  • Use the CORRECT-X OINTMENT
  • That’s it!

Apply after each feeding. This OINTMENT has Lavender, Frankincense, Tea Tree, Cedarwood, and Helichrysum. This petroleum-free, preservative-free ointment absorbs quickly and is gentle and non-irritating, making it ideal for sensitive skin.

STEP 24 – NURSERY RECIPES

So many baby products are made with synthetic fragrances that can cause respiratory, neurological, and skin damage. At a fraction of the cost, you can be empowered to make natural, safe, and gentle products right from home. Here are some amazing recipes.

NATURAL BABY WIPES

  • 1 roll Premium Paper Towels
  • 2 cups warm Water
  • 1 tbsp. Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • 8 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 5 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil

Cut paper towel roll in half with an electric meat knife or regular kitchen bread knife. Pull out the roll from the center. Warm the 2 cups of water. Add oils to water. Pour over paper towels. Store in an airtight storage container/empty wipe container/wet bag.

SOOTHING OATMEAL BATH

  • Handful of oats
  • 2 drops Lavender Essential Oil or Lavender Peace Blend
  • 1/2 tsp. Jojoba Oil

Add the gluten free, organic oats to a square piece of muslin material. Add oils to the oats. Tie the bundle and attach it to the bath tap, so the water runs through the oats before reaching the bath water; OR tie bag securely and place in the bath.

CLEANING WIPES

  • 2L jar
  • 12 drops each of On Guard Blend, Lemon, and Tea Tree Essential Oils
  • White Vinegar
  • Alcohol (vodka or rubbing alcohol)
  • Water

Fill up jar halfway with equal parts Water, Alcohol, and White Vinegar. Add Essential Oils. Cut up old t-shirts for rags. Put rags into the solution. Wash dirty rags and replenish jar. Refill solution every two to three months. These are perfect for cleaning toys and the nursery.

NAPPY SPRAY

  • 100ml glass bottle
  • 10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 10 drops Tee Trea Essential Oil
  • 10 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
  • Fractionated Coconut Oil

Mix oils into glass bottle. Fill the rest of the bottle with Fractionated Coconut Oil. Spray a thin layer onto the rash area and reapply as needed.

WHIPPED BODY BUTTER

  • 1/4 cup organic Shea Butter.
  • 1/8 cup. organic Coconut Oil.
  • 1/8 cup. organic Sweet Almond Oil.
  • 24 drops Essential Oils.

Melt Shea Butter and Coconut Oil in a double boiler. Let cool 30 minutes. Stir in Almond Oil and Essential Oils. Place oil mixture in freezer to chill. Once oils are solidified, whip until butter-like consistency. For sleepy time, use Balance Blend, Lavender Peace Blend, Cedarwood, Roman Chamomile, or Lavender Essential Oils. For healthy skin, use Geranium, Cedarwood, Lavender, or Frankincense.

TALC-FREE BABY POWDER

  • 1/2 cup organic Corn Starch
  • 1/2 cup Arrowroot Powder
  • 1 drop Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
  • 3 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 1/4 cup finely ground Oats

Mix. Put in a shaker style bottle.

STEP 25 – RETAIL or WHOLESALE PURCHASING

I want you to get the BEST DISCOUNT for essential oils. You can save 25% on every purchase by having your own WHOLESALE MEMBERSHIP!

A Wholesale Membership is like ADAIRS or COSTCO: you pay a flat fee of $35 for the year. Whenever you need an essential oil, you can order it right from your own account. You can even qualify for more savings (10-30%) as a member.

If you plan on purchasing MORE THAN ONE oil for your family, then buying at WHOLESALE would be your BEST OPTION.

STEP 26 – HOW TO GET FREE PRODUCT

There is a Member REWARDS PROGRAM that you can participate in if you would like to EARN OILS for FREE.

When you purchase oils EACH MONTH, you can earn up to 30% BACK in points to use for FREE OILS.

Isn’t that FANTASTIC?

It’s called the LOYTALY REWARDS PROGRAM (LRP). Where you can get free product credits given to you for purchases made whilst on the Loyalty Rewards Program. The longer you participate the more credits you can earn. In fact, all the way up to 30% of your monthly Loyalty Rewards purchases.

Why do you need to keep buying dōTERRA products? Well apart from the fact they actually work, you don’t build up a resistance to them, and they metabolise after about 6 hours, therefore, to get the full benefits you have to use them daily.

OK, so you already have a wholesale account?? Or you’re just about to sign up? Remember a wholesale account ALREADY gives you 25% off retail pricing. So already you’re winning. But there’s a way to get MORE discounts and extra free product.

LRP works on a sliding scale. Set it up today and you’ll start receiving 10% of your purchases BACK in credits. BUT in 7 months’ time you could be getting another 25% of your purchases BACK, then 13+ you’ll be getting another 30% back. AMAZING!

With LRP you can redeem these credits to buy product.

AND, each month you can qualify for a FREE product just for buying oils, cleaning products and other cosmetics. SO GOOD.

STEP 27 – PRICE PER DROP

It is amazing how INEXPENSIVE Essential Oils are when you break it down. Most of our bottles are 15ml. These bottles contain 250+ drops.

Let’s say you want to use 2 drops of Lavender Essential Oil. You only spent $0.16.

I want to help you find the oils best for your needs, so don’t feel like you are on your own now that the class is coming to a close.

PLEASE message me so that I can advise you on the BEST ESSENTIAL OILS for your circumstances—that is what I am here for!

QUESTION – HOW MUCH WOULD YOUR FAVOURITE OIL COST PER DROP (use this chart to find your oil http://www.dropsforwellness.com/CostperDrop.pdf)?

STEP 28 – HERE’S HOW TO ORDER

There are 2 options –

  1. Pay a $35 membership fee (like I mentioned above) and you will then have your own wholesale account where all products are 25% off. You can then select any products you like.
  2. OR buy an enrolment kit like the Home Essentials Kit where the $35 is already included.

HOW TO PURCHASE

Open this link in a new tab: https://www.mydoterra.com/katrinachambersshop

  • Click Join & Save
  • Choose Australia. Click ‘Local.’
  • Choose ‘Wholesale Customer’. This will give you the best support, lowest prices, and not obligate you to sell the oils in any way.
  • Enter your personal information
  • At *Enroller id*, enter my number: 5943523
    You must enter my number to get my training, oils mentoring, team support and ongoing access to this Facebook group.
  • Then click verify (it should show you my name)
  • Set yourself up with a password
  • Click over to the next page
  • Select the kit you’d like to order or create your custom order and click the ‘$35 introductory packet’ (this is your membership).
  • Enrolment kits are 20% off at the moment!
  • Enter your Credit Card details and process your order.
  • Set up any products you’d like to order next month or Click “I’m done for now”.

Then wait for your goodies to arrive!