Never apply essential oils directly to the skin, always mix them with a carrier oil. Babies should never drink or ingest essential oils. While it is recommended for adults to take some oils orally, this is never safe for babies.
Great caution is necessary for infants. Since neonatal skin does not mature until three months of age, it is more sensitive and more permeable to essential oils.
After the age of six months, you may diffuse child safe essential oils for a. Herbs and hydrosols (like for baby wipes) are often a better and safer choice for .