Monday, September 20, 2010
Peppermint Essential Oil
Several weeks ago a friend mentioned that she used diluted peppermint essential oil on her baby's tummy in a similar situation. I tried it by diluting the peppermint essential oil in olive oil and gently rubbed it into his tummy and the bottom of his feet.
He immediately relaxed, closed his eyes, and nursed with no squirming. I put him to bed within 15 minutes.
The best part is that I also got to go to bed and didn't have to stay up really late trying to soothe a fussy baby.
By the way, I took this picture at another time when he was just pouting. I don't want you to think that I took it when he was actually in distress. ☺☺☺
If you need info on safety using essential oils, check out this link.