What Oils I Use and Recommend for Babies and Toddlers (Essential Oil Buying Guide for Kids)

I’ve recently been asked what oils I use for my kids. I have two. One is 4 years old right now and the other is 2.5 years old. My 2.5 year old has also been recently diagnosed with a genetic defect that makes him even more special than he already is. Ever since I was introduced to essential oils, they have become such an important part of my life, my husband’s life, and my kids. My 4 year old now asks for specific oils when not feeling well. She knows just what she needs already. When her tummy hurts, she asks for the digestive blend. When she’s feeling sick, she asks for the immune support blend.

But now with my 2.5 year old’s diagnosis, it’s even more incentive for me to keep using the oils. I see how they are helping both my kids. Because of my 2.5 year old’s genetic defect, he is more susceptible to certain ailments. For example, his tummy is more sensitive and so the digestive blend is extremely important for him. He gets constipated easier than his sister. But the digestive blend fixes him right away. Much faster and safer than medicines have.

With that said, here’s the oils I recommend for little ones. But please do use caution. As always, please do consult with your primary care doctor to make sure that none of these essential oils are contraindicated with any medicines you or your little ones are currently taking.

And, if this list helps you, then please do bookmark it and share it with others. I plan to keep this list updated and will add to it as my little ones grow and need more oils.

Use the list below to jump to a particular essential oil or problem you are having. Everything is in alphabetical order.

Essential Oil Shopping List for Kids

Germ Destroyer (Kidsafe)

This is a immune boosting blend that helps boost your little one’s immune system to help fight illness and to prevent illness especially during cold season. This is perfect for back to school season as well as whenever the seasons are about to change.


I use lavender to treat bug bites.

Tummy All Better (Kidsafe)

This blend helps the digestive system to work properly. It helps with constipation and upset tummies.


Bug bites



Upset tummies

Dilution Chart

Please refer to this dilution chart when diluting your essential oils. It is recommended that you dilute any essential oil that you use regardless of brand. Essential oils are strong and very potent and many can and do cause skin sensitivity, especially with children.

Plant Therapy has this awesome dilution chart you can reference.

You can download a free PDF version here or purchase the magnet here.

For babies, dilute at 0.5% or even 0.25% (half of the 0.5% amount. So, use 3 drops of your essential oil and dilute it in 4 teaspoons of carrier oil for 0.5% or 8 teaspoons of carrier oil for 0.25%.

Use the 1% dilution ratio for daily use. Mix 3 essential oil drops for every 2 teaspoons of carrier oil.

If you need a stronger dose for a short period of time, use the 5% dilution ratio by adding 15 essential oil drops for every 2 teaspoons of carrier oil.

For really, really severe situations, you can up it to 10 percent dilution ratio for small acute areas of concern. For this, you would mix 15 essential oil drops for every teaspoon of carrier oil.

Recommended Essential Oil Brands

Because essential oils have therapeutic properties that make them so useful in our lives, you want to make sure that the essential oils you purchase are pure and contain all of the healing components that you are looking for. Unfortunately, there are some unscrupulous companies out there that sell diluted oils or even fake oils that will do you harm if you use them for therapeutic purposes.

The companies that I recommend and who consistently receive positive reviews on their essential oils are these:

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