Choosing Essential Oils for Newborns

The skin of your newborn is very sensitive and delicate. To take care of it, you have to be very careful in choosing essential baby oil for your child. Here are the lists of oils which will be very suitable for your baby’s skin.

Lavender oil is very useful to massage your baby. It helps to calm and soothe the newborn. If you want your newborn to introduce to aromatherapy, this oil is very suitable. Lavender oil also has the power to heal the skin of your baby.

If you are looking for a baby oil which you can massage him or her daily, almond oil is the best. Massage your newborn with almond oil everyday before giving him bath. This oil is very effective in preventing your baby’s skin from skin rashes and irritation.

Chamomile oil has miracle effect on babies who has started teething. It is very effective in relieving the pain and other problems associated with teething. To use Chamomile oil, put a few drops on some washcloth then drape an ice cube in it and keep it on your baby’s gums. It will give relief to your child.

When your infant suffers from diaper rash or any other kind of other skin rash, jojoba oil proves to be very beneficial. This oil is very useful for soothing your baby’s soft skin. A combination of tea tree oil and vinegar too helps a lot in diaper rash.

Rosemary oil is also very suitable for your baby. Its effectiveness increases manifolds if you mix it with almond oil and massage your baby. It would relax your baby and he would get better sleep. You can also combine lavender and chamomile oil and put it in your newborn’s bath preparation. The fragrance will clean your baby thoroughly from head to toe providing him or her complete relaxation. This combination is considered useful to provide him safety from toxic chemicals used in soaps and shampoos.

There are also other oils such as coriander, mandarin oils which can be used when your child is between 2-6 months age. When your baby is between 6-12 months, grapefruit, calendula, tea tree, aniseed oils can be used.

Remember, massage is very useful for the proper blood circulation of your child and you can make it enjoyable while massaging your baby. It also strengthens the bond between you and your child.



Rakesh Kumar Lakshman

Written many famous TV serials including Health Based TV Shows, several articles and stories for various renowned magazines and also written articles for websites.