normally begins at about age 6 months for most infants and
typically all 20 baby teeth will be in place at age 3 years.
Teething usually begins with the two bottom front teeth and
will then be followed with the two top front teeth.
Tenderness and pain can accompany each tooth breaking thru
the surface of the skin. Mayo clinic reports that symptoms
of fever or diarrhea that might occur during teething are
not caused by this process. The normal signs of teething
Chewing on firm objects
Loss of appetite
Oils, blends & products
Oils & Blends:
Clove, LavenderC, Myrrh, Roman ChamomileCE,
Essential oils based
understand the E and C superscript go to Home and
scroll to New Helps.
Three suggested techniques for applying any of the
suggested oils (all come highly recommended, maybe White Fir
Put a very small amount of the oil on the tip of the
finger (by just touching the open top of a previously
used bottle to get less than a drop of oil) and rubbing
it directly on the gum where the tooth is coming
Dilute the oils with one drop oil and 3 - 4 drops FCO
and rub directly on the gum
Rub the diluted oil on outside at the jaw line (some
suggest Soothing Blend may be used in this way being careful
baby does not touch and rub eyes)
Experiences and Testimonials of others
- I read that Lavender is for teething
infants, but is it applied neat? (uck!)
Ramona - I have had 2 different friends
use Clove (with FCO) with good success.
Shanlizwy - I have used lavender along
the jaw line...it works great!
Hannah - I use white fir for my teething
baby. Rub a little on their gums and they are good to go!
EMS - I second the white fir
recommendation!! It works like a charm!! In fact, my little
girl voluntarily opens her mouth and let's me apply it
because she knows it makes her "mouth" feel better.
JRW - I was actually going to ask for
recommendations for teething cause my little guy is getting
to that point. Anyway, I have had friends just use the
lavender with FCO along the jaw line. I prefer this method
cause then they don't fight you when trying to do it orally.
Question with the white fir - are you rubbing it on straight
or with the FCO? I assume it taste good to them if they are
letting you put it on their gums?
Hannah - I don't use FCO with it. I just
touch the top of the bottle and rub it on so they aren't
even getting a full drop. My 6 month old loves it and when
my 2 year old was getting her molars in she would ask for
her Christmas oil (it smells like a Christmas tree) to help
her mouth feel better. She wouldn't fight it either.
Jan - We touched the top of the bottle
of Roman chamomile and applied it directly to our little
guy's gums. Stopped the pain immediately and he actually
likes the taste. Go figure on that taste thing.
Samara - I have a 15 month old that is
getting 4 teeth at once. I've tried diluted clove oil and
it did nothing for him. Any suggestions?
Rob - A 15 mo old would be tough. The
clove will no doubt be analgesic, but if diluted too much it
will be ineffective without being in contact for a while.
You probably need to not add as much carrier to it.
Sometimes it is a fine line between too much and too little.
I would try it on yourself to test for the right mix. Put
the oil on your finger then rub the irritated gum area.
Samara - I gave him a drop of Lavender
and rubbed Lavender and Frankincense on his gums. I don't
know if it helped with any pain, but he did sleep all night
Luke - Another one you might try is
Myrrh from what I've read and tried it is very good for many
mouth related things and not as hot as Clove.
Tamalu - I would never be without White
Fir with teething babies! It tastes funny but with the
dozens of babies we have tried it on the relief is quick and
it is not hot.
Jenyce - I read
some earlier posts regarding teething and White Fir was
mentioned. Tamalu said that she would never be without WF
and teething babies. I was wondering about the application.
Can I just apply it neat to the gums? Any other suggestions
would be great.
Tamalu - I just put a drop of White Fir
on my clean fingers and gently rub it in the gums. Tastes
like a Christmas tree, but stops teething pain without
Monica - Myrrh is awesome for teething
Diet and Nutritional
complements to essential oils
Help from Julia's Natural Kitchen
Abscesses are nature's way of
purifying the body, by bringing toxins and waste materials
all to one place, so that it can easily be drawn out. Pus is
formed by the loss of organic sulfur from the cells,
therefore herbs that contain organic sulfur, such a garlic,
can be used to rebuild and prevent this condition.
In general, the brighter and
tighter the redness, the smaller the abscess; the softer
feeling and darker colored, the larger the abscess. A thick
yellow pus is considered healthy, where a thin watery
greenish pus is considered infected and unhealthy.
Abscesses heal when the
discharge stops and the cavity of the abscess begins to
According to Dr. J. Christopher “The
basic cause of all abscesses, tumors, cysts, etc., stems
back to an impure bloodstream, with its major cause being
improper food intake. This condition causes poor action of
liver and bowels, a faulty digestion, or disturbances in the
lymphatic glands are generally responsible for the
accumulation of impurities in the blood.”
Poultices will bring the abscess to
a head and clean it out.
A poultice made of 1 part
Lobelia and 3 parts Mullein is very effective in drawing out
the toxins as well as relieving pain
· A poultice made of hot
onions put directly over the abscessed area
Add a few drops of an
essential oil of choice to the poultice for added effect.
How to make a poultice:
Dried Herb Poultice
Grind dried herbs into a
powder with a mortar and pestle,and add enough warm water to
make a paste. The paste should be thick enough to be applied
to the affected area, but it shouldn't be stiff.
Spread the herbal mixture over
a piece of gauze, cotton or muslin that is large enough for
the affected area. Clean the affected area before placing
the poultice on it, and wrap the poultice with a towel or
plastic wrap and secure it into place. Keep the poultice on
for anywhere from 1 to 24 hours depending applying a fresh
poultice as needed.
Fresh Herb Poultice
Chop up about 1/2 cup of the
fresh herb and mix with 1 cup of water in a saucepan. Simmer
herbs and water for about 2 minutes. Squeeze out excess
moisture, but don't drain. Spread the herbal mixture over a
piece of gauze, cotton or muslin that is large enough for
the affected area. Clean the affected area before placing
the poultice on it. Wrap the poultice with a towel or
plastic wrap and secure it into place.
Keep the poultice on for anywhere from 1 to 24 hours
depending applying a fresh poultice as needed.
Once the abscess has burst and pus has drained off, apply
a poultice of comfrey leaves or root.
Dr. Mom the Kitchen:
1 small garlic clove minced
and mashed with a ½ tablespoon of honey
Juice of ¼ Lemon with 2-3
drops of (xxx) Lemon Essential Oil
1 teaspoon of mint or sage
½ teaspoons minced parsely
Let steep for at least 10
minutes and strain. Drink the same day if using mint,
however, if using sage it can be kept in the refrigerator
and will be good for two days.