The baby will get 20 full teeth at the age of 2.5 years. During that time, during the growth of his teeth. Babies will often experience swelling of the gums due to the process of teething. The swelling is of course often accompanied by pain that causes the baby uncomfortable or fussy. This can be disruptive for the baby or the parent who cares for it. Essential oil for teething is believed to reduce the discomfort of the baby. Although there is no accurate medical evidence, the essential oil is widely used widely to relieve dental pain in infants.
For Early Teething Of Baby Under 7 Months
Usually Teething begins at age 4 to 7 months. And this is the age of a sensitive baby. Therefore, only two types of essential oils are recommended for topical use of infants at this age. Namely Chamomile and Lavender. In its use, Always dilute the essential oils into the base oil. Never use essential oils directly on baby’s skin. Always Mix with basic oils such as vegetable oils.
Chamomile Essential Oil
Many peoples often use this essential oil for teeth due to its sedative effects. Safe for babies of all ages due to non-toxicity.
How to Apply, place one to two drops in a vaporizer containing water. Otherwise, mix the chamomile with base oil with a combined dilution ratio of less than 0.5% of the essential oil to base oil, and massage the mixture along with the baby’s jaw.
Essential Lavender Oil
Soothing and non-toxic, making it a favorite oil on the growing baby less than 6 months. In addition to being a natural antiseptic, this oil is also a natural sedative and its soothing effects that can relieve muscle aches.
For the application, dilute the lavender with a maximum ratio of up to 0.5 percent and massage the mixture along with the baby’s jaw.
Essential Oil For Babies over 6 months
At this age, essential oil for teething become more available for use on the jawline as well as directly on the gums.
Ginger Essential Oil
This Essential Oil can help to alleviate pain caused by arthritis, fatigue, and muscular aches. But, don’t forget to always dilute it before use, because ginger can also cause irritation if not diluted properly.
How to use; first dilute ginger in a base oil at a maximum ratio of up to 0.25 percent, then massage the blend along the baby’s gums.
Marjoram Essential Oil
The purpose of this oil can help to increase circulation and ease muscles and joint pain. In adults, commonly marjoram is used to alleviate pain from arthritis, muscular aches, and rheumatism.
To use, dilution with oil up to maximum 0.5 percent then gently massage the blend along the baby’s jawline.
Essential Oil For Teething Babies more than 2 years old
The baby’s teething process continues to be painful for the baby until all 20 teeth have actually grown.
Essential Oil Of Clove Bud
This essential oil for teething is a strong analgesic and antiseptic. It’s even often used in some teething preparations in adults and is very effective in relieving pain due to muscle tension.
Clove buds are the most powerful properties of clove leaves and clove stalks. Therefore always use with caution. For the application, dilute clove buds with ratios of up to 0.25 percent, and mixed massages along the baby’s gums. Because of its potential, clove buds should not be used in infants under 2 years of age, and should not be digested.
Some essential oils should not be used with medicines and under certain medical conditions. Always check with your doctor before applying therapeutic oil to your baby.
In pregnant women, talk to your doctor before using any essential oils on yourself or your baby.