Homework Helper Essential Oils & Safe dilution for Children

Homework Helper Essential Oils & Safe dilution for Children

Homework Helper Essential Oils

*Rosemary- (Rosmarinus officinalis ct. verbenone) Due to camphor content use a maximum of 1% dilution for topical use, and for children 2 years and older. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR WOMEN WHO ARE PREGNANT OR NURSING. Rosemary can be a, stimulating oil and should not be used @ Night. Jane Buckle, PhD, RN writes “about 15 years ago I found that children with ADHD became more stimulated with sedative essential oils such as Roman Chamomile and lavender. So, I tried essential oils with stimulant properties and found they had a relaxing effect.”

Hyperactivity-Clinical Aromatherapy(Buckle)


Respiratory Supportive

Assists in Fighting Germs

*****The Essential Oil Safety 2nd Edition Contraindicates against the use of Rosemary ct. 1,8-cineole on or near the face of infants or children. NOT ct. verbenone

*Lavender- (Lavandula angustifolia) Some parents claim their children have suffered reactions to lavender opposite of the following: However; the cause may be because of an impure oil or absolute. (there is no research to support this)


Respiratory Supportive




Inhibit growth of viruses

Hyperactivity (Buckle)

Frankincense- (Boswellia carterii) aka Boswellia sacra Avoid Old or Oxidized Oils; may cause skin sensitization.

Beneficial for healthy fluid balance

Respiratory supportive

Assists in Fighting Germs

Soothes the Nervous system

Essential Oil dilutions for EVERYDAY USE on Children

**Unless treating for specific infections** Buckle

1 Roll On Holds 8 ml of oil

2 – 5yr = 1-2 drops

5-10 yr = 2-3 drops

10+ = 3-5 drops

1 ounce carrier

2-5 yr = 1 %

5-10 yr = 1-2%

*Mandrin- (Citrus reticulate)

Avoid oxidation by storing in an

Dark Airtight container in a refridgerator.

Also used successfully in Buckle

Student studies for Hyperactivity

Inhibit growth of viruses

Maintain Healthy intestinal flora

Discharge phlegm & mucous associated

With daily living

Supports appetite

Both uplifting & Calming


Vetiver- (Vetiveria zizanoides)





Immune stimulant

Overall Tonic

Patchouli – (Pogostemom cablin)




Skin Healing cell regenerative

Destructive to Bacteria

Cypress – (Cupressus simpervirens) Avoid oxidation by storing in a dark air-tight container in refrigerator.

Clears the mind


Aids in reduction of fluid

Reduces Mucous Production

Lime- (Cirtus aurantifolia)distilled lime is NOT PHOTOTOXIC



Eases Fear

Sweet Basil- (Ocimum basilicum ct. linalool)

Respiratory Supportive

Clears the Mind

Destructive to Bacteria

Relieves Nausea

Inhibits growth of Fungus


1 d.p lime 1 Drop Rosemary ct. verbenone 1 drop Basil

1 d.p lavender 1 Drop Lavender angustifolia 1 drop Rosemary ct. verbenone

1 d.p vetiver. (add 1 drop for children over 10) 1 drop Cypress Cupressus simpervirens

What I did was Cross Reference Oils:

  • 1.That I have available for use
  • 2.Those found most effective for:



Immune supportive

Blending (Aroma)

  • 3.Those that are safe for children
  • Be advised more Oils can be used if added together in one bottle and using 1,2,3 drops of that specific blend. This however is not what we did.
  • Sources:
  • Butje, Andrea. (2016). Aromhead Institute School of Essential Oil Studies. Retrieved from http://www.aromahead.com/online-course/aromatherapy-certification-program
  • Buckle, PhD, RN. (2015, 2003, 1997).Clinical Aromatherapy Essential Oils in Healthcare. St. Louis, MO: Churchill Livingstone
  • Tisserand, R. Young, R. (2014) Essential Oil Safety Second Edition. Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.