Moms of teething babies and toddlers – I feel your pain. My toddler has almost finished getting his baby teeth, all that’s left are his two-year molars. And if they’re anything like his canines cutting through, then it’s not going to be fun for anyone.
This illustrated guide to the 5 stages of teething had me in tears of laughter, because it’s so freaking true.
My heart breaks when I see my son crying from teething pain, and all I want to do is provide him some relief. I think he’s handling teething like a little champion, but I still know that it’s pretty painful which is why I like to make things a little easier for him!
It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of using essential oils for everything from colds and congestion to teething pains. If your baby (and probably you!) are suffering through teething pain right now, you’re probably on the lookout for some relief.
There are various home remedies to soothe teething pain, and some of them are not-so-great (hello, rubbing whiskey on the gums >.< NOT recommended!)
Essential oils are one of the ways I help to provide a little comfort to my son when he’s teething. (I also use essential oils for when he has coughs and congestion. You can read my blend here.)
I’ve done a lot of research on the safety of essential oils around babies (I highly recommend this book on the topic of essential oil safety.) Personally, I would never use essential oils around infants under 6 months of age, and I only use selected essential oils around my son, who is 21 months.
I never use essential oils directly on the skin without a carrier oil, and I never ingest oils.
How to Use Essential Oils to Soothe Teething Pain
There are a number of essential oils that can help ease the pain associated with teething. These can either be diffused to help promote a calm, relaxing environment or they can be added to a carrier oil and gently massaged along the jawline.
IMPORTANT – I do not recommend ever massaging essential oils into the actual gums, only gently along the jawline.
- 1 drop of roman chamomile essential oil
- 1 drop of lavender essential oil
- 1 drop of ginger essential oil
- 2-3 tablespoons of carrier oil (I like sweet almond oil)
Gently massage along the jawline to provide teething relief.
Essential Oil Diffuser Blending For Teething Pain Relief
The blend I like to diffuse to help my son’s teething pain is:
3 drops of lavender
3 drops of roman chamomile
Where I Buy My Essential Oils
I buy almost all of my essential oils through a company called Plant Therapy. There are so many essential oil companies these days, and it can be difficult to know who to buy from. I wanted to find a company that was reasonably priced with high-quality, pure, unadulterated oils, and Plant Therapy fit that bill. I highly recommend them.
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