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Blepharitis and Eye Mites

To learn more about blepharitis, demodex mites and the science behind the power of our ZAPnZEN tea tree oil blends – click the white arrow on the left directly below. Previously aired on Speak Up Talk Radio and Speak Up and Stay Alive – Cleveland stations, iHeart Radio and more.

Help for blepharitis and eye mites – 4 integrated treatment and management solutions for itching, irritated eyelids, eyelashes and eyebrows. We use 100% pure organic tea tree oil, coconut oil and other non-synthetic bases. A powerful remedy to prevent and fight blepharitis and the common and creepy looking demodex mite.

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Available as 2 ounce jars and bottles – made upon order to insure freshness.











Directions: For the best healing results – do this at least twice per day – more often if you have time.

Warm Compress – One of the goals in treating blepharitis is to soothe the inflamed eyelid and remove the crust that builds up on the eyelid and eyelashes. Using a warm compress can help to loosen the crust and bring blood flow to the eyelid, which helps to speed healing. Start with a clean washcloth and wet it with warm water. Then wring it out and place it over the affected eye for 10 to 15 minutes. Do this about three times daily to encourage drainage, reduce inflammation and speed up the healing process.

Mite’y Eye Scrub – It’s called a scrub – but don’t take that literally. Apply on eyelids with a cotton ball or clean soft towel. Dip a sterile cotton ball into the oil blend. Close your eyes and use the soaked cotton ball to gently clean and wipe over one eyelid. Discard it after one use. Take a fresh cotton ball to clean the other eyelid. Discard the cotton ball after one use. Leave it on for several minutes and then wash off with cold water. Repeat twice daily till the infection clears up. Close eyes firmly without squinting too much. Gently apply the cotton ball or soft towel across the lid and surrounding skin. Don’t pull, push or pinch the delicate eye area. Note – the Mite-y Eye Scrub is made with coconut oil which hardens at 76 degrees. You may need to warm a dollop in your clean palms if the Scrub is thick. 2 ounce jar.

MIte-y Eye Facial Wash – Use a clean washcloth and cleanse your face gently. Do not reuse the same washcloth. Always start with a clean one. 2 ounce bottle.

Mite-y Eye Spray – Mist your closed eyelids, eyelashes, eyebrows and face after cleansing and throughout the day to refresh and add a blast of antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral tea tree oil – known to help eradicate the demodex mite. Allow the spray to air dry briefly before opening eyes. 2 ounce spray bottle.

Mite-y Eye Creme – Follow up each session to keep your skin moisterized and soft. Especially important to use at night to keep your skin hydrated and to thwart those night-time party mites. 2 ounce jar.


Recycle and $ave

That’s right! After you’ve enjoyed the wonders derived from your essential oil products, simply mail the used bottles back to us. We will remove the labels, sterilize the caps and bottles and send back to you filled with your next order choices.

Simply wrap them well and mail in a bubble mailer. When we receive the bottles, we will contact you with a huge 40% off code to apply to your next order.

Thank you for caring about our environment. 

Every small bottle counts!

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NEW Rock ‘n Rollerballs are Here


What you think about often becomes your reality. So why not ask for positive outcomes? By consciously setting an intention you can call on the power of your mind to focus on what you desire. Sit quietly for a moment as you apply your rollerball to your body, hold the rock (which by the way, we hand select just for you) and using the rock as your focus tool, choose your intention and breathe deeply through your nose and exhale slowly through your mouth. You can use the stone to attract that which you desire into your life.

If this isn’t your thing, then just use the rollerballs as you choose and toss the rock into your yard.

Specialty Blends – $10 each

Bliss – Fill your soul with joy and happiness. Lift your mood and realize that you are amazing. Roll and massage on the bottoms of your feet, back of neck or hair for a quick pick-me-up! A blissful blend of Lemongrass and Sweet Orange Order your Bliss

Bye Bug – No need to swat, scream and run. Keep those critters from landing as you calmly enjoy your day. Roll on and reapply to any exposed skin. A bugger of a blend of Lemongrass and Lavender Order your Bye Bug

Chill – For all of those stressful moments in life. Roll and massage on the bottoms of your feet, back of neck or hair. Hold your rock as you repeat some positive affirmations. And don’t forget to breathe deeply and slowly. An all time favorite blend of Lavender, Peppermint and Clove Order your Chill

Face It – Put your best face forward with this skin friendly, wrinkle reducing, blemish fighting trio. After a shower or a thorough cleansing, roll directly on your face and gently massage or tap in an upward motion. Avoid the eye area just in case. Great for your neck area too. A restoring blend of Tea Tree, Lavender and Frankincense Order your Face It

Focus – Oh yeah! This snappy combo will take you from ughh to whee!!! Apply to your wrists where you can take a whiff as you work. A sharp twosome of Sweet Orange and Peppermint Order your Focus

Hangover – Too much tequila and not enough time to recover? Roll this one on the bottoms of your feet, your wrists and your tummy. A no shame blend of Lemongrass, Peppermint and Sweet Orange Order your Hangover Relief

Happy Happy Joy Joy – One of my girls scratched this on my brand new car when they were little. Boy did I need this rollerball back then. Apply to the bottoms of your feet, wrists or inner elbows for a blast of oomf!  A high spirited blend of Peppermint, Sweet Orange and Clove Order your Happy Happy Joy Joy

Headache Free – It’s the way to be. Roll this blend on your forehead, temples, base of neck and bottoms of feet. Heck – roll it all over your head. A potent combination of Peppermint, Lavender and Frankincense Order your Headache Free

Inhale – You don’t need a stuffy nose to love this blend. Use it to inhale all of the positivity that surrounds you. Apply to your wrists, head and neck to help clear nasal passages and unblock any hidden negativity. A cleansing trio of Eucalyptus, Lemongrass and  Lavender Order your Inhale

Melt – For Anxiety. Mentally imagine those negative feelings melting away as you set your positive intentions. Roll this on the bottoms of your feet, wrists, inner elbows or back of neck. Meditate with the special rock we hand selected just for you and set yourself free. A renewing blend of Frankincense, Lavender and Sweet Orange Order your Melt

No-Nausey – Perfect for soothing an upset stomach due to anxiety, flu symptoms, chemotherapy, anesthesia side effects, food poisoning or just a yukky tummy. Roll this directly on your stomach area, bottoms of feet, wrists and maybe a dab under your nose. Breathe deeply and slowly through your nose and exhale through your mouth. Use your rock and ponder a sunny place in the tropics! A relief inspiring duo of Lavender and Peppermint Order your No-Nausey

Snoozzz– Slip into sleep and forget counting sheep. Turn off your cell phone, pull the shades and roll this blend on the bottoms of your feet, your wrists, temples and upper lip. Stash it under your pillow and use right before you drift off. A sleep inducing blend of Lavender and Frankincense Order your Snoozzz

Speak Up! – Our empowering blend to bring out your moxie! Roll this on your wrist, take a whiff, then ask for a raise, a date or jump on stage for that solo performance. Use whenever you want an extra touch of confidence. A proprietary blend of Clove bud and Peppermint Order your Speak Up!

Singles – $10 each

Peppy Me – Peppermint – all by its special self! Order your Peppy Me

Orange You Happy – Sweet Orange – who needs anything else when you’re this juicy and sweet? Order your Orange You Happy

I’m in cLove – Clove Bud – solo scent in all its cLovliness! Order your I’m in cLove

Of importance: The dilution ratio of the rollerballs are intended for adult use only. Do not use on children under the age of 10 and never use essential oils on cats. If you would like rollerballs specifically for young children, please contact us and we will custom make just for your child.

Why We Love Rocks

River rocks are a wonderful and easy way to incorporate more earth into an environment.  The grounded energy provided by these smooth stones helps to bring peace, prosperity and abundance into an area.  Their close connection to water, which is associated with wealth, can bring about many positive changes. They are an ideal example of what can happen when water and land come together; two elements collaborating to create something beautiful, natural and auspicious.  Although referred to as river rocks, they don’t have to come directly from a river.  Any stone or rock smoothed by any form of water can suit this purpose.


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Do you have a website, a blog or a podcast?  Why not put your sites to work for you and make money while you sleep? 

We have a solution. It won’t take your time & won’t cost a dime!

The Tiny Drops affiliate program makes it possible for you to generate great commissions by sharing the Tiny Drops site and essential oil solutions on your website, social media platforms and any other avenues you currently use to promote you and your business.

As a leader in the patient safety world and host of the nationally syndicated radio program Speak Up and Stay Alive, I’ve seen firsthand that the demand for alternative and non-invasive health solutions is on the rise. Essential oil sales have been skyrocketing because of this. I have worked with specialists in hospitals around the country who are now adding essential oils and aromatherapy to their traditional modalities to help with healing, pain, stress and more. This prompted me to create our own boutique line of organic essential oils as a way to offer my audience a safe and convenient place to learn and purchase with confidence.

Perhaps you might also  be interested to tap into this timely combination of heightened consumer awareness and demand. When you join our affiliate program and share our plant-based health solutions on your website, blog, social media, podcast or other venue – not only will you help your audience learn about the benefits of naturally derived self-care, but you will also create another source of income for yourself – without lifting a finger!

Here is the 1 simple step:

  1. You promote the products on your website by sharing a link to this site. We furnish you with free, ready-to-go promotional banners, links, etc.

All you do share – and make money. And you can do that as passively or aggressively as you choose.

  • You don’t have to purchase wholesale products
  • You don’t have to keep any inventory
  • You don’t have to worry about credit cards or secure purchases
  • You don’t have to do any customer service

Here’s How it Works:

The buyer purchases directly from the website and enters your promo code in the comment box during checkout. That’s how we know which customer was referred from you or your site.

You receive an email of the entire order form for your records. You earn 25% of each product’s price (does not include shipping charges) payable to you by check and mailed from our Ohio office on the 15th day of each month.

We handle all the fulfillment details, such as order processing, shipment, billing and support.

We would love to work with you. To get started, please contact Pat:


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A Safer Surgery




Surgery can save your life. It also comes with a healthy dose of stress and some serious risks including hospital acquired infections.

Fortunately, essential oils have the ability to  support a healthy immune system and  relieve mental stress making them an important part of your pre and post surgical support system.

To receive all of the benefits these tiny drops afford you, here are some recommendations to consider:


To relieve stress and evoke feelings of happy times, mist with Tiny Drops Lavender-Peppermint Mist better known as Happy Happy Joy Joy! Spray as often as you like to create your own little area of calm.

For infection prevention measures – mist your skin and room with Tiny Drops Be Gone MRSA Spray.

  1. Before surgery Tiny Drops little purple logo

(a) Inhale deeply from a bottle of pure undiluted essential oil while setting your intentions and visualizing the surgery and healing. It’s important that the aroma is very pleasant to you.

(b) Also at quiet times apply a blend (essential oil in a carrier oil) to your nose, temples, back of neck, and appropriate areas for a gentle massage. Make this blend with a base like our Sweet Almond Oil and add1 drop of essential oil in your palm along with a squirt of Sweet Almond Oil.

  1. During surgery and hospital stay Tiny Drops little purple logo

(a) Continue to use your straight single oil for inhalation directly from the bottle and/or put 1 drop on a cotton ball to tuck in your pocket or pillow as a personal diffuser.

TIP: Inhale pure Peppermint Essential Oil if nauseated and when coming out of the anesthesia.

(b) Spray skin and hospital room with our Tiny Drops Be Gone MRSA as excellent preventive care.

(c) Use your Happy Happy Joy Joy! Mist as often as you like to lift your spirits.

  1. After surgery Tiny Drops little purple logo

(a) Before the stitches are out, gently massage the Be Gone MRSA Oil around the stitches to help all the surrounding tissue heal.

(b) After the stitches are removed and the incision is “dry”, massage the scar area very gently with Be Gone MRSA Oil until thoroughly absorbed. Do this 2-3 times a day for about a week, then twice a day for another week or so, then once a day for as many weeks as you like.

(c) Continue to use the Happy Happy Joy Joy! Mist to ease your mind and emotions and use your favorite single oil for inhaling a quick fragrant healing message to the brain.


Our Safer Surgery Pack includes everything you need:

Safer Surgery ~ $45.00

For added stress relief – grab a bottle of our Hospital Helper too. Found at the SHOP page.

And for complete protection – get a copy of the book Speak Up and Stay Alive your hospital survival guide. A must read for every patient or family member. Find out what the hazards are, where they lurk and what you can do to avoid them.


To read some of the studies:

A study by U.S. researchers show that staph-infected wounds healed faster when they were treated with vapors of tea-tree oil than with conventional methods. Research published in December 2013 reported that a hand gel made with lemongrass oil was effective in reducing MRSA on the skin of human volunteers, and previous research has shown that a cleanser made with tea-tree oil clears MRSA from the skin as effectively as the standard treatments to which bacteria appear to be developing resistance. This type of simple, inexpensive fix—an essential-oil-based hand sanitizer—could be a major boost to hospitals, in particular, since MRSA infections are so common in healthcare settings.

More on Tea Tree Oil


Cleveland Clinic Article on the Benefits of Aromatherapy and Pain

EO Prepare

How what you smell can change how you feel

“When you rub an essential oil into your skin, you absorb it. It ends up in your bloodstream,” Dr. Powell says. “The same thing happens when you inhale the scent. Chemicals from the herb get absorbed through tissues in your nose and lungs.”

These chemicals eventually reach your limbic system — the network of nerves in your brain that controls your instincts and emotions.

“They can alter your perception of pain and potentially improve your mood,” Dr. Powell says.

Medical studies show that aromatherapy is linked with:

  • Decreased levels of cortisol, the hormone associated with stress hormone
  • Lower heart rate
  • Less pain
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Improved anxiety and depression


How Aromatherapy Can Help Ease Your Pain

MRSA Alert ‘Be Gone MRSA’ Essential Oil and Spray

Our Tiny Drops Be Gone MRSA Oil can offer superior results over single oils, as the combination creates even more complex and “broad spectrum” support against infections.

10 ml bottle ~ $9.99

2 oz spray bottle ~ blend of MRSA oil and purified water $8.99

4 oz massage oil bottle ~ blend of MRSA oil and pure sweet almond oil $12.99


The most challenging problem with MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is its resistance to antibiotics. A 2004 study shows promise that essential oils may thwart MRSA’s ability to mutate and resist.

Where does MRSA come from?

Most people get this infection from a hospital or clinic environment. In fact, hospitals are where this superbug emerged.

MRSA was first discovered in the UK in 1961 and in the US in 1981. MRSA became international news in the late 90sWhat was a fairly common and benign bacteria — Staphylococcus aureus — has developed into a monster, largely through the development of antibiotics and antibacterial agents employed in hospital. It’s no longer confined to hospitals, so you’ll now hear of community-acquired MRSA as opposed to HA-MRSA (hospital-acquired MRSA). Once an individual acquires this bug it remains with them for life, as there is to date no effective pharmaceutical treatment for MRSA infections.

What are the symptoms? The symptoms will depend on where the infection appears. It typically appears as a skin infection such as a boil or abscess that just doesn’t seem to heal or go away. The bug can also enter via surgical cuts or wounds. It will often be red, swollen, pus-filled and painful. It’s often mistaken for a spider bite. An MRSA skin infection can lead to what is known as cellulitis. This is where the infection spreads to the deeper levels of skin tissue and fat. The skin around the infection will turn red, hot, swollen and painful.

If it infects the lungs it can lead to pneumonia. The symptoms will be shortness of breath, chills, a worsening fever and cough. Again, like a skin infection it doesn’t appear to go way. If after 3-4 days it hasn’t gotten any better, you should definitely be getting it checked out by a medical practitioner.

In time a MRSA infection can lead to more serious and even fatal conditions such as urinary tract infection, blood poisoning, osteomyelitis and even infection of the inner lining of the heart (endocarditis). In very rare circumstances, MRSA can lead to necrotizing fasciitis — a rapidly spreading “flesh-eating” infection.

How can Essential Oils help?

Essential oils are the most likely way of fighting superbugs. For one thing they don’t have the side-effects that most antibiotics do. Second, they’re not capable of producing resistant strains of bacteria in the same way that pharmaceuticals do. And there are there reasons for the latter. First, essential oils are quite complex in their makeup (hundreds of compounds) as opposed to a couple of key ingredients in a medicine produced in a lab. Second, while every batch of a pharmaceutical drug is the same, no essential oil is ever twice the same. These two factors make it impossible for bacteria to mount an effective resistance to essential oils.

Sometimes, Staph or MRSA may not respond to a single oil. It’s best to try another type of oil, or move to a blended oil. Blends combine the benefits of several different essential oils into a single, easy to use mixture. Oils with complementary constituents or properties can be combined to target specific types of infections and work in synergistic ways. Blends can also provide secondary benefits, such as tissue healing and enhanced immune response properties.

Why are essential oils so effective?

Traditionally hospitals use bacteria-killing chemicals to clean surfaces, to sterilize instruments and to de-contaminate the skin before surgery. It has been argued that these sterilizing processes inadvertently help to spread bacteria causing them to become resistant to the anti-bacterial agents.

The reason essential oils are so effective is because they are made up of a complex mixture of chemical compounds which the MRSA and other super bug bacteria find difficult to resist. The problem with current treatments is that they are made of single compounds, which MRSA relatively quickly becomes resistant to, so treatment is only successful in around 50% of cases.

‘While a wide range of products currently exist to help prevent the spread of MRSA, these are often unpleasant for patients as their application can cause skin irritation. MRSA is often carried inside the nose which means that patients often have to insert treatments up their nostrils, whereas these essential oils can simply be inhaled to prevent the patient being at risk.

Patients receiving treatment for cancer and leukemia are often left with weakened immune systems, which makes them vulnerable to infection from MRSA.

Which Essential Oils are best?

Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil is a high quality oil that contains well over 100 unique chemical constituents. This oil has been the focus of many studies, articles and medical uses. It has been proven in one study superior to standard medical chlorhexidine treatments or a silver preparation for eliminating MRSA colonization (Journal of Hospital Infection (2004;56:283–6)). Tea tree is considered at safe alternative to drug therapies for treating MRSA skin infections.

Note: “Tea Tree” is a generic term which can refer to over 300 varieties of the tea tree plant. Be sure to look for “Melaleuca alternifolia“. Our Tiny Drops Tea Tree Oil is 100% Melaleauca altlernifolia.

Tea Tree Oil effectively kills resistant microorganisms – WESTPORT, June 13, 2000 (Reuters Health) – British and Australian researchers report in the May 2000, issue of the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy that tea tree oil is effective in killing a variety of resistant microorganisms commonly found in hospitals,
Activity of Tea Tree Oil on Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Infection (Journal); 38: 67 69.
New methods for the control of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are required to reduce the *increasing incidence of nosocomial MRSA infections and the increasing reservoir of MRSA within the community which lead to increasing numbers of colonized patients and staff. This is further complicated by the recent emergence of S. aureus with reduced susceptibility to vancomycin (VRSA),’which will strain our resources in the near future.

Alternative approaches are thus required. Tea tree oil has been suggested as a possible topical agent with broad-spectrum antibacterial properties which could fulfill this role. It has been shown to be effective against clinical isolates of MRSA both in the UK and in Australia.

Biostructural and Biomolecular Research, University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, and Australian Tea Tree Oil Research Institute, Southern Cross University, Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
1607/97: received 14 July 1997 and accepted 22 October 1997

The essential oil of the tea tree, Melaleuca alternifolia, is a topical antimicrobial, which has been in use since early in this century (Carson and Riley 1993) by Europeans. Tea tree oil has the ability to kill a wide range of medically important micro organisms

Essential oils have been found to kill the deadly MRSA bacteria. Read More:

Eucalyptus and Tea Tree Oils

A pair of orthopedic surgeons report that two essential oils—eucalyptus and tea tree oil are surprisingly effective at treating methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections. Read More:


A study carried out through Weber State University in Utah, the US, and published in 2008 found that of 91 essential oils tested, 78 showed inhibitory activity against the MRSA bacteria. Of these, the most effective was lemongrass.  MRSA is not an airborne pathogen — it spreads through physical contact. So if you are visiting or spending time in a hospital – rub some lemongrass on your hands and the soles of your feet. And if you do have a MRSA infection, apply lemongrass oil topically at the site of the infection.

How are Essential Oils used for infection support?

  • Direct skin application: Tiny Drops Be Gone MRSA Oil can be applied to skin cuts and scrapes as a preventative or on boils, abscesses, infected surgical sites and wounds as a treatment.
  • Nose: Apply Tiny Drops Be Gone MRSA Oil  inside the nose as a preventative or treatment for colonization with MRSA or Staph.
  • Internal: We do not suggest that you ingest essential oils without supervision from a trained aromatherapist.  However, Tiny Drops Be Gone MRSA Oil can be rubbed on the bottom of your feet and will then enter your bloodstream at low levels.
  • Bathing: Add Tiny Drops Be Gone MRSA Oil to your bath water or wound rinses.
  • Air diffused: When diffused, they have been proven to reduce bacteria in the air, including airborne MRSAand Staph aureus. Use several drops of Tiny Drops Be Gone MRSA Oil.
  • Lungs: Oils can also be diffused as part of a treatment for infections in the nose and lungs. Diffusing is an easy way to get oils into your lungs and into your body without ingesting them.
  • Cleaning: After washing your hand with soap and water – spray Tiny Drops Be Gone MRSA Spray directly on your hands and rub briskly.
  • Personal care products: Add a few drops of Tiny Drops Be Gone MRSA Oil to your favorite liquid soap to add a natural antibacterial to them (instead of relying on Triclosan or other chemical antibacterial agents. Be Gone MRSA Oil can also be added to shampoo and lotions.

FDA disclaimer: “These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.”

Essential Oils and Cats – BE AWARE!

Stripe in the Pot Garden

Cats are VERY sensitive to poisoning from essential oils. Personally, I wouldn’t use them around cats and I have 11 rescue cats. These oils are safe for dogs, horses, goats and larger animals – but not safe for cats.

Of course, I use essential oils myself, but I don’t spray, diffuse or use any around my guys and gals.

My advice? Do not spray or use essential oils near your felines and never, never use them directly on your pet! Essential oils contain compounds that can cause feline liver damage.

Why? Because cats lack the liver enzyme (glucuronyl tranferase) that would allow them to break down these compounds. So it takes much longer for them to be eliminated from the cat’s system.

These substances can build up in the liver and become toxic. If the exposure is high then buildup can be dangerous and fast. This can cause toxicity and liver damage.

Because of this, many essential oils including citrus oils can be toxic to cats.

Lemon, orange, tangerine, mandarin, grapefruit, lime, bergamot, pine, spruce and fir, citronella, lavender, pennyroyal, rue and  teatree oils are high in oils that should be avoided by cats.

Linalool found in lavender and coriander is also toxic for the same reason, as is limonene and citronella. Linalool is extracted from citrus peel for flea control of premises. It should never be applied to a cat.

Phenols are also suspect and have been shown to be toxic to cats. Oregano, tarragon, savory cinnamon, clove and thyme oils all contain phenols.

Note that just because a product is natural, it is not necessarily safe. There are plenty of plants toxic to cats and humans. So beware of any supplier that claims a product is safe because it is natural.

Some Essential Oils are somewhat SAFER for cats.

These include Cedarwood, Peppermint, Rosemary, Catnip and should only be used when extremely diluted.

The bottom line on using essential oils on cats?



Essential Oil Safety for Babies and Children


ALL essential oils should be diluted for use with babies and children. Dilute with a carrier oil such as sweet almond or coconut. A “carrier oil” is a type of base oil to slightly dilute the essential oil and protect the skin against direct contact with the essential oil.  Adding essential oils straight to bath water runs the risk of causing irritation to the skin not to mention accidental ingestion or contact with the eyes. Do not use essential oils in teething recipes. There are many applications for essential oils with babies and children, but they should be kept away from a child’s face. Essential oils should not be used in or around the nose in children.

Slowly introduce one essential oil at a time

When introducing essential oils to babies, it is important to introduce the oils one at a time and sparingly, to watch your baby for any sort of reaction and to allow your baby’s body to slowly become introduced to that essential oil. Do not introduce more than one essential oil in one day. If your baby is going to have a reaction to an essential oil they will likely show signs of a reaction in the first 15-30 minutes after inhalation or direct skin application.

What age is safe to use what oils?

It is not advised to use essential oils on babies less than 3 months of age because their skin is not mature yet and therefore more permeable and sensitive to essential oils. Unlike adults, newborns are also not as capable of dealing with adverse reactions to essential oils. Use more caution with premature babies, avoiding all essential oil use until they reach at least 3 months after their due date.

Essential oils safe for topical use/diffusion on babies 3+ months

The maximum recommended amount of essential oils used on babies 3+ months topically, should not exceed .2% of the recipe, or 1-2 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier oil.

  • Lavender

Essential oils safe for topical use/diffusion on babies 6+ months

The maximum recommended amount of essential oils used on babies 6+ months topically, should not exceed .5% of the recipe, or 3-5 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier oil.

  • Sweet Orange
  • Tea Tree

Essential oils safe for topical use/diffusion on children 2+ years

The maximum recommended amount of essential oils used on children 2+ years topically, should not exceed 2% of the recipe, or 20 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier oil.

  • Clove Bud
  • Frankincense
  • Lemongrass

Essential oils safe for topical use/diffusion on children 6+ years

The maximum recommended amount of essential oils used on children 6+ years topically, should not exceed 3% of the recipe, or 30 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier oil.

  • Peppermint

Essential oils safe for topical use/diffusion on children 10+ years

By this age, most of the essential oils are safe for topical use or diffusion for children, though you should always be sure to slowly introduce each oil individually to be sure that there are no adverse reactions or allergies.

Peppermint is safe to use at 6+ years but eucalyptus essential oil should be avoided until 10+ years of age. It’s important to note that the brand of essential oil you choose to use does not change this recommendation.

  • Eucalyptus

NAHA Safety Note for Peppermint Essential Oil:

– Avoid use on children under 30 months of age. The nasal mucosa is an autonomic reflexogen organ, which has a distance action to the heart, lungs and circulation and may lead to sudden apnoea and glottal constriction.- Direct application of peppermint oil to the nasal area or chest to infants should be avoided because of the risk of apnea, laryngeal and bronchial spasms, acute respiratory distress with cyanosis and respiratory arrest. Do not apply undiluted peppermint essential oils to the feet, particularly on infants and children under the age of 12.

– Inhalation of larges doses of menthol may lead to dizziness, confusion, muscle weakness, nausea and double vision.

If your child accidentally ingests some essential oils, DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. Call your general practitioner unless signs of poisoning are present, then you should immediately bring your child and the bottle that was consumed, to the nearest emergency room.

Common Baby Issues and Solutions: 

Calming: Dilute Lavender and apply to the feet and on your chest if you are holding them to promote relaxation. You can wipe extra on their blanket/clothes. Diffusing with a diffuser is also very helpful.

Digestive support : Dilute 1 drop each of Lavender and Sweet Orange in 2 Tablespoons of carrier oil and rub baby’s tummy in a clockwise direction for at least 30 seconds for digestive support. Apply every 15-30 minutes until their tummy is settled.

 Minor cuts and scrapes: Frankincense promotes a healthy inflammatory response so its a great choice as a child learns to scoot, crawl and walk.

Teething: Use diluted Lavender along the jawline as often as every 15-30 minutes to soothe.

Ears: Dilute Lavender and Tea Tree and apply around the ear (never put oils IN the ear) frequently, massaging down towards the lymph nodes to encourage healthy drainage.

Respiratory support: Dilute Tea Tree and Lemongrass and apply to the chest, back and feet several times an hour. A combination of Frankincense and Lavender can also be used for stubborn respiratory issues.

 Diaper Time: Dilute 1 drop of each of Lavender and Tea Tree in coconut oil or sweet almond to soothe the skin. Apply each time you change their diaper. You can use a glass spray bottle for this. Use damp, soft paper towels to wipe or better than that – make your own.

Healthy Homemade Baby Wipes

What You Need: 1 roll premium paper towels 2 cups warm water 2 tablespoons Coconut Oil 3 drops Lavender essential oil 3 drops Tea Tree essential oil An airtight storage container/empty wipe container/wet bag * Use cloth for reusable wipes.


Cut paper towel roll in half with a serrated or electric knife. Use half the roll now, and half later. Combine water, Coconut Oil, and essential oils in a small bowl. Pour the mixture over the paper towels and then cover with the airtight lid letting the mixture absorb for 10 minutes. Turn the container over and let sit for another 10 minutes. Remove and discard the cardboard middle. Just pull the wipes from the center when you are ready to use. Store in container of your choice. Tip: For on-the-go wipes, insert 15-20 wipes into travel size wipe container. 


Boost Immune Function

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Essential oils can actually attack invading viruses or they can address the circumstances that lead to a depressed immune system. Essential oils minimize symptoms of a cold, can prevent secondary infections, and in general, support the body’s ability to prevent infectious disease. Unlike the use of antibiotics, applying essential oils before, during, or after an infection, leaves the body in an improved state of health with increased ability to fight off future afflictions. Begin using a few drops every day.

To treat an upper respiratory cold – Boil two cups of water, pour into a ceramic bowl, and add 1 drop Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia), 1 drop of Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus), and 1 drop of Peppermint (Mentha x piperita). Cover your head and bowl with a towel, breathing deeply for 5 minutes. If it hurts, you know the oils are attacking infected cells.