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    Hi everyone,

    Just wondering if it's ok to put ONE drop of lavender oil in my bub's bath? He's one month old. I told the MCHN I had done it and she didn't say anything except to make sure it's the pure stuff, which I have done.

    He sleeps like a log after a lavender bath but maybe too sleepy and not waking properly for the next feed?



    I use lavender oil myself, quite a bit, under my pillow and I know even 3 drops makes me quite groggy the next day - a little like a Valium hangover! pmsl

    Anyone else using it in their bub's baths?

    Kate

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    I would be putting the 1 drop of lavender oil into about 10mil of a carrier oil (eg sweet almond oil, grapeseed oil etc) and then putting it into the bath. You shouldn't really put an essential oil into a bath (or on skin) just by itself. HTH.

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    Kate, I use olive oil and lavender oil together for DS's bath. He has beautiful skin

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    Thanks girls! I'll do that tomorrow.


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    I'm glad you've found something that works so well. The other thing you can use to emulsify the oil (ie make it mix all through the water) is a little bit of milk (a tablespoon or two). Mix the oil into the milk, then add that to the bath.

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    i use lavender and chamomile in DSs bath.
    If you are going to use a nut oil (apricot kernel, almond etc) just be a bit cautious, for allergies etc.

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    another thing you can do is to dilute the oil in a carrier oil and rub it on the bottom of his little feet - apparently its a good spot for oils to do their job. I used to do this when dd was little.

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    Lilyoceanmoon- please dont add the lavender oil by itself, as it is an essential oil and essential oils should be mixed with carrier oils. However I know lavender can be put directly on the skin, but i dont know about putting it on babies skin!
    So just to be safe mix it with some almond oil, or like Janie said olive oil is a good one... Just as some essential oils can burn the skin when used alone..

    i too love and rate lavender oil. It is great for relaxing you. I quite often use it on my temples or some drops on my pillow at night.. its a great destresser and is meant to be good for depression

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    Kate

    Lavender oil should be mixed one drop of Lav oil to 5 drops of carrier oil - baby oil is fine or if you want to make a larger amount use 2mls lav oil and 10 mls carrier oil.

    I am planning on using 1ml lav oil, 1 ml camomile in 20 mls of carrier and then adding one or two drops to the bath for the baby - it is double dilute but i just want to make sure that there are no reactions.

    HTH

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    Thanks heaps everyone. I have some sweet almond oil here but then someone mentioned the allergy - gosh, didn't even cross my mind! I might try the olive oil or something else anyway.

    Thanks again, SO MUCH!

    Good sleep to all...

    Kate
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