As a guide use
Two drops of aromatherapy oil in 4–6 fl oz (100ml. to 150ml.) of a carrier oil or two or four drops of aromatherapy oil in a baby bath. The most suitable oils for your baby are the most gentle ones:
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Most babies enjoy being immersed in water and you can add soothing aromatherapy oils to their baths to create a lovely smell, and soothe their sensitive skins. Camomile, rose or lavender oils are best for this and are healthier than proprietary baby bubble baths.
Try using any one of the following oils in a vaporizer in your baby’s room. These oils help to purify the air and keep germs at bay as well as being pleasant and soothing.
When the baby is teething, camomile oil helps to calm and soothe inflamed gums. Dilute two drops in a little warm water and rub over the affected area three times a day.
This flaky, red, itchy condition often affects small babies. Aromatherapy can heal this.
Mix up a blend of one drop of camomile oil and one drop of rose oil in 4 fl oz (100 ml) of sweet almond oil. Gently rub over the cradle cap three times a day.
You can add two drops of camomile oil to your baby’s shampoo, but be careful to rinse his hair thoroughly after shampooing. All shampoos can irritate a sensitive skin.
Colds and blocked noses
When the baby has a stuffy nose or a cold, use any of the following oils in a vaporizer. They eliminate germs and help ease breathing.