What I’m about to discuss is not anecdotal evidence from years of experience using essential oils safely for children. If you haven’t noticed, I’m a research-driven practitioner, so my dive into essential oils has not been without hours of reading about the chemical structures and constituents of essentials oils. I know that people have been using essential oils safely for children in much more liberal ways than what I’m about to present. But this summary is for those who are just getting started (like myself) and want to follow the textbook version of toxicological and biochemical evidence for using essential oils safely for children.
My interest in using essential oils safely for children is for therapeutic use for my daughter with cystic fibrosis. There are a number of CF families using essential oils in a variety of ways and everyone seems to have a differing opinion about the safety profile of certain oils for young children. I therefore thought it would be helpful for other beginners to know about the research in order to form their own opinions about using essential oils safely for children.