Oregano Oil use for Babies and Toddlers

Oregano Oil use for Babies and Toddlers

I must start with stating that Oregano Oil use for babies and toddlers is NOT recommended. Most disclosures are done not based on research but because companies producing natural remedies must add safety disclosures, just in case.

However, I have personally used it on my 6 month old grandson when he had a cold.  I added one drop of Super Strength Oregano Oil heavily diluted with about 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and just dabbed the sole of one foot with it to make sure his skin was not sensitive to it first.  After a couple of hours I rubbed the diluted mixture into the soles of his feet. I then put socks on him so that he would not rub his feet with his hands and then put his hand into his mouth or rub his eyes. If I thought that he would pull the socks off, I would not use the oregano oil on him at all. As he gets older and I know it doesn’t irritate his skin, I will lessen the dilution rate of the carrier oil.

Oregano Oil use for babies and toddlers

Oregano Oil for Babies and Toddlers

Oregano Oil is very potent and can irritate sensitive skin, so you must be very careful using it on infants (even using it on adults). This is why I am not recommending anyone to use it on infants either internally or externally. I am just letting you know how I used it on my grandson.

I must stress that it would really cause a lot of pain and distress if the oil burned his skin, if he rubbed it into his eyes or got it into his mouth.

Another word of warning is to keep your bottle of Oregano Oil well out of reach of children.  If a child (or anyone) does get the oil in their eye, you would need to flush the eye out with a regular oil such as olive oil or coconut oil and then take them to the hospital or clinic.  Washing the eye out with water will just spread the oil further.

Marion Gray

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