Essential oils have become quite popular recently. With so many people searching for ways to live a more natural and healthier lifestyle, they have begun replacing more and more chemical-based products with oils.
Some of these oils – like lavender, frankincense, cedarwood, and bergamot – have been known to help aid in sleep. You can diffuse these in your room and/or your baby’s to create a more inviting sleep environment.
These oils can also be used topically. Combine them with a neutral base oil (like sunflower) to give your baby a pre-bedtime massage. You can even add a few drops to your own bath water or your evening cup of chamomile or lemongrass tea to help prepare your body for sleep.
You do need to be wary when using these topically with your baby. Their skin is so sensitive; you will need to watch out for any allergies that may arise from their use. If you have any questions or concerns, consult your pediatrician before using oils with your baby.