Best Baby Massage Oils

                                  “Time spent on Massage is the best time”

Massage time is a great time to bond with your baby. Make sure you make the most of it. Spend a few minutes each day with baby by giving massage. In addition to any other benefits, it will help strengthen the lovely bond you will share forever.

Note: Essential oils should not be used on babies younger than 3 months old.

  • Coconut Oil: It is the most widely used oil in the world today. It can be used in all the seasons due to its lightweight and anti-inflammatory properties. Extra virgin coconut oil is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, antiviral, emollient, antioxidant to name a few. It is proved very effective for sensitive skin and problems like eczema, rashes, patchy skin, dermatitis and cradle cap.

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  • Mustard Oil: Mustard oil is highly recommended for sensitive skin and is high in linoleic acid giving it antibacterial properties. Mustard oil is the best baby massage oil during winters as it has a warming effect on the skin.

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  • Sesame Oil: It is the most popular baby massage oil in ancient India. Charaka mentioned it to be the ‘best oil’ in Ayurveda. Sesame oil has many powerful therapeutic and medicinal properties such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, emollient, and natural sunscreen to name some.

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  • Olive Oil: Olive oil is the most popular massage oil used for babies. Babies with dry or broken skin, can be massaged with olive oil. Olive oil is low in a fatty acid called linoleic acid and high in another fatty acid called oleic acid.

          However, a study found that, compared with sunflower seed oil, using olive oil on the skin damaged the skin barrier. It can aggravate rashes, cuts, eczema or other allergies.

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  • Almond Oil: Almond oil is easily absorbed, has a wonderful silky texture. It is rich in vitamin A, E, B1 and B6. Sweet almond oil can also be instilled internally. It is an immunity booster, anti-oxidant, muscle relaxant, and anti-dandruff.

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  • Castor Oil: The ricinoleic acid, combined with trace amounts of omega-3 fatty acids help lock moisture in the skin. A castor oil rub down will leave the baby’s skin soft and smooth. Castor oil also helps thicken hair, moisturizes the scalp and promotes the growth of hair. It can also help relieve colic pains in infants

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