a crying baby with colic on the left and a calm, sleeping baby on the right

Aromatherapy: How to Soothe a Colic Baby

It’s inevitable. When we see babies on our favorite Instagram pages, baby fever kicks in! In 9 months, we find ourselves crossing our fingers and hope that our little baby sleeps as well as those little web stars do! If you’re here, chances are, you’re dealing with newborn colic and are in search of the magic baby colic remedy! Enter baby aromatherapy!

If your baby is waking up in the middle of the night, is inconsolable, is crying for more than 3 hours at a time, and won’t respond to the “shh” mantra, you likely have a colicky baby. You may have attempted to avoid eye contact, implement a sleep schedule, or resulted in leaving the room in hopes to help your baby self-soothe. However, if your baby is less than 3 months old, baby needs you to help it calm down. 

Good news, parents! You don’t have to do it alone! This colic calm essential oil aromatherapy recipe can help you and your baby relax when its nap time.

When can I use aromatherapy to calm my colic baby?

This recipe can be used at any time, with your doctor or pediatrician’s approval. We recommend using this recipe in an ultrasonic diffuser during: 

  • Bedtime routines
  • Your favorite sleep training method
  • Baby massage (do not use this directly on baby’s skin)

If your baby does not have colic, this recipe is also perfect for helping your infant sleep through the night! Add this recipe to your ultrasonic diffuser when you start sleep training as part of your baby’s bedtime routine!

a crying baby with colic on the left and a calm, sleeping baby on the right
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Aromatherapy for Sleep and Soothing a Colic Baby

Calm a colicky baby with this easy aromatherapy recipe! Lavender and chamomile essential oils work together to provide a sense of relaxation in you and in baby!
Prep Time1 minute
Active Time1 minute
Total Time2 minutes
Course: Aromatherapy Blends
Cuisine: Anxiety, Colic
Yield: 1 aromatherapy session


  • Your favorite ultrasonic diffuser



  • Following your diffuser’s instructions, add 3 drops of lavender essential oil and 1 drop of chamomile essential oil to the diffuser.
  • Use during bedtime or before naptime to calm you and your baby.


Always check with your doctor and pediatrician before using aromatherapy. Do not use this oil directly on the baby’s skin. Do not ingest essential oils. If your baby is on the edge of your nerves, feel free to place baby in a safe space and leave the room to calm down; never shake your baby.

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