Some essential oils can be toxic to children if taken in large doses (like wintergreen) or small doses internally (like melaleuca). Thats why its important to treat essential oils like medication and keep them out of reach of children and to teach them about the proper use of essentials oils. When I use them on my kids, I am sure to:
A carrier oil is an oil that is used as a base to dilute essential oils before they are applied to the skin. Diluting essential oils is ideal when they are being used on children, pregnant women or with particularly strong oils like oregano. My favorite is coconut oil.