The Best Ways to Use Lavender for Babies (and Help Them Sleep!)

The Best Ways to Use Lavender for Babies (and Help Them Sleep!)

This post is all about using lavender for babies!

I am sure it is safe to guess that anyone reading this post has heard of Lavender Essential Oil. Essential oils have been making a major comeback in recent years due to people wanting to live more naturally.

Although essential oils have been used for centuries, many still may not know about the amazing benefits they can provide for you and your family! These naturally derived oils are amazing because they can be used topically, internally, or aromatically!

Even though many people have heard of lavender essential oil, many may not know exactly how or why they would incorporate it into their lives, let alone how to use it for a baby. In this blog post, I want to provide you with some information on how to use Lavender essential oil and specifically how it can be helpful for babies!

I know you're going to fall in love with using lavender for babies after reading this post!

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Benefits of Lavender for Babies' Sleep

Using lavender oil for babies sleep is a common practice because lavender is known for being one of the most calming and versatile essential oils. Not only is it one of the best-smelling essential oils, but it's also a very gentle essential oil, which makes it perfect for using on babies!

Lavender essential oil can be used in many ways to encourage sleep for babies. (We speak on this in the next section!)

Benefits of Lavender for Babies' Skin

Lavender oil can also help relieve symptoms of eczema or psoriasis because it is antifungal and reduces inflammation! Another reason to use lavender oil is the oil can help with the symptoms of a diaper rash. Dilute the lavender oil with a carrier oil such as coconut oil and it can help disinfect and promote healing in the affected area.

How to use lavender for babies

Lavender is an amazing natural aromatherapy if you are wanting to start living more naturally! You can introduce lavender to your baby in several different ways:
  1. Diffuse lavender for babies in the bedroom with an essential oil diffuser.
  2. Have them take a lavender milk bath before bed or bathe them in lavender soap.
  3. After his or her bedtime bath, you can lather your baby up in a skin-nourishing lavender body butter or skin-protecting lavender lotion for babies.
  4. Give your baby a night-time massage with diluted lavender essential oil.
  5. Switch to a natural lavender laundry detergent to make your baby's clothes smell nice and relaxing. 🥰 (Ps. You can learn more about why a natural laundry detergent is so much better here.)

How to dilute lavender oil for babies

To dilute, put 1-2 drops of essential oil in 2 tablespoons of a carrier oil such as coconut oil or avocado oil.

Does lavender really help babies sleep?

Yes, lavender can help to improve sleep in infants because it is a gentle sedative and anxiolytic. It promotes relaxation, reduces anxiety, can improve headaches, and relieve muscle pain! It works naturally to help calm the nervous system and brain.

Can you put lavender oil on baby feet for sleep?

It may be best to dilute in a diffuser to avoid the risk of them ingesting the lavender oil because babies tend to put their feet and hands in their mouths. It can be used on their feet if properly diluted and a solution may be to put them in pajamas with feet or socks on them.

Can I put diluted lavender on a newborn?

Yes you can put diluted lavender oil on a newborn! The safe dilution ratio in a carrier oil or unscented lotion for babies over 3 months is 0.5% to 1%. You just need to be sure it is not on any part of their body that they may put in their mouths.

 

This post was all about lavender for babies!

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