Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Clove Bud Essential Oil for Teething

Cloves (Photo credit: amandabhslater)
 Our family has been dealing with the consequences of a "Teething Toddler" for the last few weeks. I remember hearing about "Clove Bud Essential Oil for Teething" way before I had a child. When my sister ended up with an extra bottle of Clove Oil and offered it to me, a light-bulb went off in my head.

Remember Essential Oil is STRONG.

I always try and use myself as a guinea pig first when using natural remedies. I dabbed one drop on my finger and put it on my gum. I accidentally put some on my lips. BIG MISTAKE.

My lips started burning, burning, burning. And then my lips went totally numb.

So, the good news is that it works. The bad news is that you have to be very careful when using it.

I highly recommend mixing the "Clove Essential Oil" with some Olive Oil and then putting it on your child's gum. Make sure their mouth is wide up, so you don't get it on their delicate lips. I've tried it on my daughter and it has seemed to help (or at least she seems a little bit less cranky).

Remember a quick consult with you pediatrician is always important whenever using herbs or essential oils.

Let me know if it works for your child!
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