When it comes to trusting a baby’s skin care, nothing beats the faith that mothers put in the goodness of natural oils. Even if, it is as one of the ingredients in their baby’s skin care product!
After all, there is nothing like a good old oil massage for your baby! And that is exactly the skin care mantra most of our BabyChakra MomStars swear by.
We asked our MomStars – Which is the best massage oil for a newborn babies? Based on what we gathered from them, here is a list of the five most trusted oils that seem to have worked well for babies.
Olive oil is rich in healthy fats, phenolic anti-oxidant Vitamin E and oleic acids; all of which make it an apt oil for baby skin care.
Regular massage with Olive oil can help maintain good skin tone, keeping it healthy and shiny while also promoting bone and muscle health in your baby.
However, if there are any signs of rashes, eczema or skin allergies then it is best to avoid Oilve oil for your baby.
BabyChakra Tip: Oilve oil might not be for sensitive baby skin, but if it suits your baby you can use it in winters and summers alike.
Some ingredients are universal to skin care products when it comes to providing moisture and Wheat germ oil is one such! Rich in vitamins A,B,D and E and high in antioxidants – the oil supports collagen production which helps soften the skin, leaving it slick and supple.
Extracted from the center of the wheat, this oil has over 23 different nutrients that are vital to keeping your skin healthy. Plus, Wheat germ oil is an emollient that provides protection from free radicals; prevents skin problems like psoriasis, eczema, dry skin and retains moisture that the showers can strip off your baby’s skin.
BabyChakra Tip: When shopping for your baby’s skin care products, browse through the label and make sure Wheat germ oil is one of the ingredients.
Apart from its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, Jojoba Oil controls bacterial growth in the hair follicles, soothes irritated skin and controls skin breakouts.
Jojoba oil has the ability to form a protective layer over your baby’s skin which forms a barrier against external irritants. This makes it work well for babies with any kind of skin inflammations like eczema, skin dryness or baby acne. Plus, the vitamins and minerals in the oil can nourish the skin and improve the overall health of the scalp and skin.
BabyChakra Tip: If your baby suffers from cradle cap or a scaly scalp then try to mix Jojoba oil with tea tree and grape-seed oil and use the combination on your baby’s scalp, then gently brush out the scales.
Sesame oil, not only has a wonderful texture but is also rich in minerals and Vitamins A, B and E. It is also known to prompt growth and boost sleep hours in babies. If that wasn’t good enough, it also has the ability to improve hair and skin, boost bone growth, reduce blood pressure and protect infant health!
BabyChakra Tip: If all the dope on these super rich oils has tempted you into wanting a combination oil for your baby’s skin, you are in good luck! You won’t have to look too far! MamaEarth, Asia’s first made safe certified brand, understands your baby’s moisturizing needs and brings you its very own soothing massage oil which is loaded with the combined goodness of sesame, almond and jojoba oils. So go right ahead and order it for your baby.
For more information on the MamaEarth products head straight to read mom reviews on BabyChakra and know what other moms have to say about their products!
Castor oil again is highly recommended for pre-bath massages for your baby! The oil offers numerous health benefits – it provides relief from dry skin, clears warts and blemishes, moisturizes tender areas of the skin, promotes hair growth, relieves sore muscles, helps in treating fungal infections and diaper rashes.
Rich in fatty acids and powered by its anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties; Castor oil is used as a natural remedy for colic, eczema and muscle relief.
BabyChakra Tip: Take care while applying castor oil onto your baby and make sure you avoid the areas around baby’s eyes, lips and genitals.
The many benefits of Mustard Oil can be attributed to its properties of being a stimulant, anti-irritant, appetizer, antibacterial, antifungal, insect repellant, hair vitalizer and more.
Especially in winters, Mustard oil is highly recommended for infants to strengthen their bones and stimulate blood circulation. In colder climate, it can act as an insulator and help in keeping the body warm.
When Mustard oil is heated with garlic pods, the strong stench of this combination can reduce nasal congestions, thereby curing cold and cough.
BabyChakra tip: Mustard oil also proves beneficial during summers as it drastically reduces skin infections by opens up sweat pores. This causes the sweat to come out and thus throws out the toxins.
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