Eucalyptus is a wonderful essential oil for the symptoms of coughs, colds, chest infections and to ease breathing
However, please use caution if using Eucalyptus Globulus with children under 10. This is due to the 1,8 Cineole content can cause toxicity and respiratory problems
Advice from @tisserandinstitute says not ‘to apply on or near the face of a child under 10
Eucalyptus Radiata and Eucalyptus Smithii are better choices for children than Eucalyptus Globulus because they are a gentler scent.
DIFFUSION is the best option – use the right amount of drops and only diffuse for 15- 30 mins. (Up to 12kg use 1 drop, up to 25kg use 2 drops, up to 38kg use 3 drops, up to 50kg use 4 drops and over 50kg use up to 8 drops)
NEVER use undiluted essential oils on the skin, especially on babies. Do not allow children to ingest them
ALTERNATIVE essential oils for coughs and colds in babies & children – Cedarwood Atlas (Cedrus Atlantica), Fir Needle (abies sibirica), Pine (pinus sylvestris