Many pure essential oils are safe for babies and children, but need to be used with care. We do not recommend using essential oils directly on a baby for the first 2 months. Always use essential oils in very low dilutions (0.5 - 2 percent) for babies and young children. Even oils that are safe to use on children should be kept out of their reach, so that they can be applied appropriately. Refer to the Essential Oil Safety page in our Topics section.