Lavender essential oil 60ml
Pure Lavandula Angustifolia. This is 100% pure oil and the stems/flowers are steam distilled so what comes off is 100% pure essential oil.
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Lavender oil has many uses with cloth nappies and it is one of the few essential oils that is completely safe to use around babies.
Use in the softener draw when washing, use in the bucket/pail to help with ammonia smells. Make up sprays or lotions to use with your washable wipes, or add a few drops to the bath to relax and aid sleep for parents and babies ! The large size 60ml bottles will last for ages because you need so little
WASHABLE WIPE LOTION RECIPE
- 1 x camomile tea bag (0r 1 x drop of camomile oil)
- 1 x cup of hot water
- 1 x teaspoon oil (Coconut oil, olive oil or baby oil)
- 1 x teaspoon baby bath or shampoo
- 1 x drop of Lavender Oil
Brew the camomile teabag in a small amount of hot water (50ml) and allow to cool, then add the oil and baby shampoo and lavender oil. Store in small jar or spray bottle and use within two weeks.
Newborn to 6 weeks
NICE (the clinical excellence guidelines followed by midwives) recommend that only water is used to cleanse your baby during the first 6 weeks of their life which is why they recommend cotton wool and water. We used lavender oil on our babies from birth with no ill effects but that was our choice and the clinical guidelines are there for a reason so please bear this in mind.
6 weeks and above
Add 4 -6 drops of essential oils to 500ml water
General Safety Precautions –
1. Keep all essential oils out of reach of children and pets.
2. Essential oils are highly flammable substances and should be kept away from direct contact with flames, such as candles, fire, matches, cigarettes, and gas cookers.
3. Do not use essential oils internally.
4. If essential oil droplets accidentally get into the eye (or eyes) a cotton cloth or similar should be imbued with a fatty oil, such as olive or sesame, and carefully swiped over the closed lid. And / Or, Immediately flush the eyes with cool water.
5. If a child appears to have drunk several spoonfuls of essential oil, contact the nearest poison control unit (often listed in the front of a telephone directory). Keep the bottle for identification and encourage the child to drink whole or 2% milk. Do not try to induce vomiting.