Essential oils, are concentrated natural plant fragrances and have been used in medicine for more than 6,000 years. In India, oil bathing or oil after bathing has been an integral part of a baby’s growth and development. The first two years are especially crucial where the baby is given the nourishment of the best oils for their rapid and right development.
However, not everybody ends up using all essential oils for their babies, and that might be because one probably does not know the benefits of many of them. This blog throws light on the benefits of some important essential that can help the baby’s growth process. But before you move on to reading the article please note that a baby’s health and skin are extremely delicate, so it is best recommended that you dilute these essential oils with carrier oils like coconut oil, olive oil, and almond oil in the ratio of 1:1.
Read on to know how various essential oils can be beneficial for your baby’s health and happyness!
Lavender oil is an extremely gentle and calming oil that has a soothing effect on the senses. Just after bath and before bedtime, massage your baby with lavender oil along the arms, legs, tummy, feet, back of neck, and ears. This will eliminate the restlessness, if any, and will ensure that your baby has a peaceful sleep. This oil also oxygenates the organs, improves blood circulation, and strengthens the immune system.
For ages, coconut oil has been known to boost hair growth. A generous portion of coconut oil on your baby’s scalp every day, will condition their hair and give the scalp all the nourishment that it requires. Coconut oil contains carbohydrates, nutrients, and vitamins, and you cannot go wrong with this oil! It is also a good moisturizer and can be used to massage the baby’s body as well.
Tea Tree Oil
This oil can cure most infections owing to its strong antibacterial properties. It can also help wounds heal faster and treat infections effectively. Tea tree oil boosts the nutrient absorbing capacity in babies and thus builds their immune system.
Olive oil is rich in healthy fats, phenolic anti-oxidant Vitamin E, squalene and oleic acids. Regular massaging with olive oil can result in the baby having a healthy, nourished, and supple skin. Olive oil also acts as an antioxidant and offers protection from bodily radicals. You can use this oil all throughout the year and keep your baby’s skin soft and happy!
Eucalyptus is a natural expectorant that can help unclog respiratory congestion. If your baby is having a tough time with cold, cough and congestion, mix eucalyptus oil with a carrier oil, and rub it on the bottom of your child’s feet. This particular oil has a strong aroma, so make sure that you use carrier oil before you apply it to the baby. You may also rub a small portion onto the baby’s chest to free them from congestion. If your baby is having some tummy issues, then massaging the baby’s belly button with some eucalyptus oil can relieve the pain.
This is a common ingredient in most baby soaps and shampoos. It is extremely rich on the monounsaturated fatty acids and contains nutrients, vitamins A, B, D, and E, amino acids, and essential fatty acids. Known to be a good conditioner, avocado oil also improves blood circulation. It works miracles. dry itchy skin and soothes sunburn.
Jojoba oil can be used to combat skin rashes. It is a rich gentle oil that can be used on the baby’s delicate skin. It can also be used to relax babies if they are fussy and cranky. A small portion of the oil can get the smile back on your baby’s beautiful face!
Essential Oils are essential for the well-being of your baby. Use them wisely and experience the magic yourself.