Newborn babies respond well to touch and since it is an important
part of the parent child bonding custom, parents should start using
massage right away. Commercial baby oils usually have a petroleum or
mineral oil base which is good for protecting baby’s skin from water and
urine but not necessarily good for baby’s skin. I suggest using a
formula which consists of carrier oils that are good for skin as well as
essential oils that are good for the skin and have other benefits too.
The following formula uses 1/10th of the essential oil in an adult
massage oil but it is still an excellent treatment for eczema and cradle
cap, inflammation and teething problems and it acts as a general
strengthener. It also boosts the immune system and has a wonderful
calming effect on the nervous system. The loving touch of mommy or
daddy’s massage all over his or her body, avoiding only the genitals and
the eyes, will keep baby contented.
Baby’s Massage Oil Formula
- Chamomile – 1 drop
- Lavender – 1 drop
- Geranium – 1 drop
Dilute in 2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
This massage oil can be used daily on your two to twelve month old baby.