Essential Oil Safety and Gentle Baby Blend
I keep seeing this buzz around how essential oils are dangerous during pregnancy, and can be dangerous in general. This isn’t completely true as it depends on several things. First, it is good to know that there are three models of aromatherapy that are completely separate from each other: British, German, and French. German models emphasize inhalation with extreme dilution of the oils. The British focuses on massage benefits. And the French model uses all three: inhalation, massage, and ingestion of essential oils. Secondly, the absolute KEY to safety with essential oils is that the essential oils are SAFE and TRUE 100% therapeutic-grade oils. As stated in the book, Gentle Babies: “YL essential oils go through numberous in-house and independent lab tests and are graded to meet or exceed Association Francaise de Normalisaion (AFNOR) standards and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards. They are NEVER adulterated, synthetic or chemically enhanced.” See Young Living’s Seed to seal promise here: http://seedtoseal.com/en
Furthermore: ” Cheap, synthetic, diluted oils are potentially toxic. Therefore, it is very important to use only high-quality essential oils from a trusted source- like right form the farms. YL (Young Living), the largest producer of therapeutic-grade essential oils in the world, has over 9,000 acres of aromatic farmland where properly grown, harvested, distilled, and bottled and blended oils are produced. The OLD ADAGE — YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR — is especially true in the essential oil industry.” Cypress EO (essential oil), for instance, requires precise timing. It is known to have 280 known chemical constituents to have healing potency. Distilled only for 20 hours, one will only get 20 of that 280 chemical constituents released. Distilled for 26 hours NONE of the properties are released. The correct length of time for distilling cypress is 24 hours…this is just one example of how this is an exact science. Young living has a whole SEED to SEAL promise which we can speak more on later.
So, I will stop boring you with all this science stuff. I will introduce a wonderful blend that Young Living produces called gentle baby. It was specifically made for pregnant moms and her children for pregnancy and like all essential oils it has multiple uses. Read below to get a bit of what it can be used for!
Possible uses for Gentle Baby Young Living Essential oil
- Relieve stress pre/post pregnancy
- Childbirth- may be massaged on perineum to help stretch to avoid episiotomy
- Stretch marks
- Chapped skin
- Frayed nerves
- Skin regeneration and elasticity- EVERY oil in this blend has this property !
- Prevent and smooth wrinkles for youthful appearance .
- Soothing for mommy and baby.
- Diaper rash
- Use for baby and your baths!
- Non toxic perfume!
- Balance emotions as it has ylang ylang in it.
- Restful sleep for pregnant mom
- Restful sleep post pregnancy and for baby
- Fussy mommy, baby , and daddy 😉
- Gain the health benefits for both mom and baby with infant massage. -infant massage known to benefit baby developmentally as well as reduce postpartum depression.
- Can use to make diaper rash cream, wrinkle cream, lotion, baby wipes, shampoo/conditioner, hairspray, deodorant, baby baths or even as a non toxic perfume.
- See the list below of all the single oils contained in this blend and their therapeutic properties!
I use this oil on my toddler and she loves it! When she was an infant I would always dilute essential oils in a carrier oil, and the Gentle Babies book recommends 1:30 dilution when in doubt. Gentle Baby is recommended to dilute by at least 1/2. Also, a really good place to put essential oil is on the feet, and is a great place for babies to have it to get the health benefits. Remember, you must buy essential oil that is completely 100% therapeutic grade, I personally only trust Young Living Brand! If you would like to be in contact to either learn more about Young Living products or would like the opportunity to have them in your own home please fill the form below!
For the best health for you and your family,
Laurel Petrevics, DPT
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All the single oils contained in Gentle Baby Essential Oil Blend
Gentle Baby Single Oils contained in this blend (cited directly from Reference Guide for Essential oils by Connie and Alan Higley)
Rosewood- Skin elasticity. Soothing for the skin. Relaxing. Creates feeling of peace and gentleness.
Geranium- May be balancing to the skin and healing and calming. May help balance sebum in the sebaceous glands helping keep the skin supple. “It helps open and elevate the mind.”
Palmarosa- Noted to be good for all types of skin issues. Stimulates new cell growth, speeds healing, and moisturizes the skin.
Lavender- Balances the body. Known to work wherever there is a need in the body. It is said that it may help prevent scarring and stretch marks. It helps our family feel a sense of well-being whenever we use and diffuse this oil. We often add a couple of drops to our babies bath!
Roman Chamomile- Nuetralizes allergies. Skin regeneration. May help reduce crankiness, nervousness. May aide with the hyperactive kiddos. I also use roman chamomile in my all natural sunscreen here https://laurelsholistichealth.com/2014/07/05/the-best-all-natural-baby-and-child-sunscreen/
Ylang Ylang- Balances male-female energies. Is able to filter out untrue thoughts and help bring good emotions(self-love, joy, and peace) and good thoughts back.
Lemon- anti-tumoral in its properties, along with cleansing properties, lemon is an uplifting and wonderful scent! I also recommend lemon essential it in your water everyday first thing in the morning as part of a gentle daily detox routine.
Jasmine- Uplifting to the emotions. May produce energy, euphoria, optimism, and confidence!
Bergamot- Endocrine system soother and for the hormones. May uplift a person and create a sense of calmness. Can relieve stress, anxiety, and tension according to the reference guide.
Rose- An extremely valuable essential oil. Often used for wrinkles and overall beauty of the skin.