Here at the Snotty Noses office, we get multiple inquiries each week from parents with congested newborns, asking if it is safe to use the Aroma Bloom Vaporiser and Essential Oils. I hope the following information helps you make an informed and safe choice for the health and wellbeing of your little one....
Essential oils are the distilled volatile aromatic constituents of the plant that are highly concentrated. Remember that one drop of essential oil is equivalent to 15-40 cups of medicinal tea! Vaporized essential oils can be safe and very effective in children when used correctly!
To that end, it is important you are choosing 100% pure essential oils, not a synthetic blend from the $2 shop that smells like the plant, but has no health benefit when breathed or absorbed. Cheap, fragrant oils are a synthetic, chemical formulation that mirrors the smell of the pure oil - you don't want your family breathing in this artificial fragrance.
Our 100% pure Organic Essential Oils are made by Lively Living in Melbourne. They are "Certified Organic" (Cert Number 310). They are recommended for use in the Lively Living Range of Cool Mist Ultrasonic Vaporisers, including the Aroma Bloom and Aroma Breeze. The general dose is 1-3 drops for babies over 3 months and children. Then 3-5 drops for adults, mixed with 200ml of water.
Our manufacturer has given the general guideline not to use these oils with babies under 3 months. This is not meant to alarm parents in any way, it is just a general precaution.
Why? Well, a newborn's skin and respiratory system is so new, and any sensitivities or allergies may not have been detected yet. Plain tap water can be safety used in the Ultrasonic Vaporisers from birth, as this will create a humidified, ionised environment, perfect for sleeping (especially as bubs are mouth breathers, so they can dry out very quickly, particularly if the room is airconditioned during Summer).
If bub is younger than 3 months, many customers take our oil to their next GP visit to discuss the safety and health benefits and are very comforted if the GP approves the use of these calming oils prior to the general 3 month guideline.
The most popular essential oil blend is "Winter Rescue Remedy" - a simple blend of eucalyptus, lavender and tea tree - great for busting air borne bacteria and busing congestion, with a calming influence for sleep. Or Chidl Calming Remedy - a fresh blend of Orange, lavender, mandarin and Roman chamomile oils.
Our oils are 100% organic and pure essential oils, and you can grab a bottle to try for just $22. Click here to find out more.
As always, please consult your health professional for more advice on the safe use of pure essential oils.
Please come by and see us soon x
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