While essential oils can offer various benefits, it’s crucial to handle them with care, especially when using them around children. Here are some essential safety guidelines when considering using any of our products with essential oils like our vapor drops and essential oils:

  1. Age Considerations:
    • Infants: It’s generally recommended to avoid using essential oils on infants under three months old.
    • Young Children: For children it’s always best to consult with a healthcare professional before using essential oils.
  2. Dilution:
    • Always dilute essential oils before applying them to the skin, especially for children. A common dilution ratio is 1-2 drops of essential oil per tablespoon of carrier oil.
    • Carrier oils like coconut, sweet almond, or jojoba are suitable choices for dilution.
  3. Patch Test:
    • Before applying any essential oil to a child’s skin, perform a patch test to ensure there is no allergic reaction or sensitivity.
  4. Inhalation:
    • Use a diffuser for aromatherapy instead of direct inhalation, especially for young children.
    • Ensure the room is well-ventilated.
  5. Topical Application:
    • Avoid applying essential oils to areas with sensitive skin, such as the face, around the eyes, and genital areas.
    • Apply diluted oils to larger surface areas rather than concentrated spots.
  6. Selection of Essential Oils:
    • Choose kid-friendly essential oils that are generally considered safe, such as lavender, chamomile, tea tree, and citrus oils.
    • Avoid potent oils like eucalyptus, peppermint, and cinnamon with young children.
  7. Storage:
    • Keep essential oils out of reach of children to prevent accidental ingestion.
    • Store oils in a cool, dark place to maintain their potency.
  8. Educate:
    • Teach older children about essential oil safety, emphasizing the importance of proper usage and never ingesting oils without supervision.
  9. Consultation:
    • If you have any concerns or questions about using essential oils with children, consult with a healthcare professional or a certified aromatherapist.
  10. Pregnancy and Nursing:
    • Pregnant or nursing mothers should be cautious with essential oils, and it’s advisable to seek guidance from a healthcare provider.

Always remember that each child is unique, and reactions to essential oils can vary. If you notice any adverse reactions, discontinue use and seek medical advice if necessary. Additionally, consulting with healthcare professionals or aromatherapists can provide personalized recommendations based on your child’s specific health conditions and age.

This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Boogie and Bean products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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