Congratulations! So you’ve decided upon to massage your bunny bee. It indeed is a great decision in making your baby strong and healthy. But now are you confused from the plenty of Baby massage oils available in the market? Not yet aware of the goodness of Oils and suitability to Baby’s sensitive skin?
Then, read the post to know some of the best Baby Oils for Massage.
6 best baby oils for Baby Massage:
1. Olive Oil :
It has immense goodness of olives which not just moisturises the skin but also helps in reducing the stress and stiffness if any. It hydrates the skin, induces better hair growth & also helps in great sleep which is must for infants. For Dry skin, Olive & Mustard oil should not be used since they contain Oleic acid which enhances the permeability which can make skin more dry.
2. Almond Oil :
The most loved “Badaam Oil” in Indian tradition for infants. Almond Oil has Vitamin E, Proteins, Zinc, many other minerals and vitamins which are great for skin and hair. It can help in recovering the scars and rashes, being a light hypoallergenic oil. It can be used all round the year in its purest form.
3. Mustard Oil :
This is a thick oil and it is perfect for external application during winters. It has natural heat which is great post application in winters and stimulates blood circulation. Further, it acts as a stimulant & can be massaged gently over the naval region (helping in digestion & clearing the stomach) .
4. Coconut Oil :
It is one of the lightest oil and perfect for use in summers and rainy seasons. It has a great skin healing property and even helps in rashes. Having anti-bacterial properties, ample anti-oxidants, it is an ideal choice for Baby Massage.
5. Sesame oil :
Sesame or Til oil, often known as Ayurvedic Oil has lots of medicinal properties. It is used in various Ayurvedic treatments. Its richness in linoleic acid and other properties as anti bacterial, anti oxidant render it perfect for massaging babies and even adults. It can be perfect for dry /normal baby skin, since it nourishes and keeps the skin moisturised for long.
6. Chamomile Oil :
Loved for the newborns due to their sensitive & delicate skin. It also helps in treating rashes and is usually good for babies facing crankiness & discomfort since it acts as a relaxant (relaxing the muscles) and stimulates circulation , which can ease the baby and help in a good sleep.
One can prefer standalone baby oils or even a combination of oils mixed up into the goodness of “One baby Oil”.
Some Precautions for Baby Oils used in Massage :
1.Ensure the goodness of baby oils. Baby massage oils should be FREE of Paraffins, Artificial Colours, Paraben. For infants, purity should be the final touch!
2. Do not use oils with strong fragrances and prefer natural edible grade oils.
3. Do not try mixing baby oils at home, as the texture of all oils are very different. Prefer a pure packaged oil post reading its ingredients clearly.
So moms hope you would have zeroed in on your “Baby Oil”. Curious how to move ahead with massage ? Check out our Massage Techniques.