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Treatment of Teething with Essential Oils

Teething:

As a baby's primary teeth erupt, swelling, redness, itching, and pain are often present Babies who are teething often cry, sometimes inconsolably. Essential oils can soothe the pain and ease the stress that comes with teething.

Clove Teething Salve: 

MAKES 24 TREATMENTS

Clove essential oil is a strong analgesic that helps stop the pain of teething. It must be heavily diluted for use in babies.

Ingredients: 

  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Carrier Oil
  • 2 Drops Clove Essential Oil

Directions: 

  1. In a small glass bowl, add the olive carrier oil and clove essential oil, and stir to combine.
  2. Test a dot of the blend on your own gums to be sure you can feel the clove but that the mixture is not too spicy; adjust with more clove essential oil or additional olive carrier oil if needed.
  3. Using your fingertips, apply the blend sparingly to the child's gums.
  4. Repeat this treatment every 1 to 2 hours as needed.

Grapefruit Teething Salve: 

MAKES 1 TREATMENT

Grapefruit essential oil is an effective analgesic that's milder than clove essential oil. Diffuse some lavender essential oil in your home to promote calm and supplement teething remedies.

Ingredients: 

3 Drops Olive Carrier Oil

1 Drop Grapefruit Essential Oil

Directions: 

  1. In a small glass bowl, add the carrier oil and grapefruit essential oil, and stir to combine.
  2. Using your fingertips, apply the blend sparingly to the child's gums.
  3. Repeat this treatment every 1 to 2 hours as needed.
Tags: Ailments