Essential Oil Topical Use and Children


For topical use, Tisserand speaks of this on page 47 in the 2nd Edition of Essential Oil Safety, 2007. He lines out age specific topical use, keeping in mind the individual oil safety guidelines. The chart he provides is:

I quote “Age-related recommended and maximum concentrations of essential oils for massage:

Age

Essential Oil Concentration

Recomneded (%) Maximum (%)

Premature infant 0 0

Uo to 3 Months 0.1 0.2

3-24 months 0.25 0.5

2-6 1.0 2.0

6-15 years 1.5 3.0

15 + years 2.5

5.0

Contin