what do you recommend for 8 month old with fever? He is either teething or has cold.
Also doterra has essential oil blends that some recommend to use topically on children or diffuse that have cardamom and clove which some sources say shouldnt be used on children. do you have a list of essential oils not to be used on childen?
thank you, Aika
We don’t recommend EO’s in general… Susun is not for their use… Yarrow tincture and or tea is good for fevers as is elder flower: one drop of tincture per pound of body weight – can place right under tongue. Echinacea is also recommended by Susun for fevers. The best is if you can get dried Echinacea augustifolia root; one ounce of root steeped for 8 hours in a pint of water – for a child, give at least 2 tablespoons of infusion daily for every ten pounds of body weight.
Susun has a some fever remedies in her book Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year; some would be: squeeze a whole lemon into a cup of very hot water. Add maple syrup if desired. Strain carefully to remove all lemon pulp and offer to your infant in a bottle.
Put ten drops of Echinacea tincture into a four ounce bottle of water. Allow baby to suck this as desired.
If teething, you can check health food store for homeopathic remedies – very safe without using EO’s.
Wise Woman Team
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