As a parent, you would, but naturally opt for the best massage oils for your baby. But how do you know what is good and what is not? Some things that you need to keep in mind when choosing massage oils for your baby are:
- Must be free of mineral oils.
- Should be made with natural ingredients.
- It should be safe for their tender skin.
Massaging a baby is one of the most common rituals that mums follow for their new-borns and toddlers. A child is given a massage before the bath or at night time before they sleep so that the nourishing oils penetrate deep in the skin keeping it soft and supple. A massage has lots of health benefits and it plays an important role in the growth and development of baby’s body.
5 Best massage oils for your baby
In India the concept of massage is popularly known as ‘Tel Malish’. Massaging your baby helps to create a bonding with it. It’s the time that you choose to spend and connect with your little one. We have listed some of the best massage oils for your baby to strengthen their muscles and bones. Please remember that you should never heat the oil in a microwave because it loses its healing properties. So which of these massage oils are you going to choose for your baby?
Shishu Thailam by Omved
Shishu Thailam was one of the first natural massage oils that I used. You can check my review here. I love the fragrance of this massage oil even though it is Ayurvedic. It is filled with no nasties! So if your little one also puts their hand into the mouth after the massage, you can rest be assured that there are no side effects!
This oil is best when you use it warm. Warm it either in a copper vessel or place the bottle in a vessel of hot water. Another alternative is to take a bit of the oil on the palm and rub the hands to warm the oil. Use light strokes to massage your baby with this oil to let its nourishing properties penetrate deep into the skin.
Almond & Calendula (Sensitive Skin Body Oil) by Juicy Chemistry
Juicy Chemistry has a small range of products that are best suited for babies and toddlers. From natural soaps to nourish the delicate skin, unscented body butters, diaper rash balms and more, Juicy Chemistry has a wide range of products that you will love to explore.
The Almond & Calendula baby oil from Juicy Chemistry promises to nourish and keep your baby’s skin moisturised. Calendula is an age old ingredient that has been used to gently calm and soothe skin. Almond oil is nourishing and keeps your baby’s body moisturised. You can know more about the nourishing baby oil here and view their entire collection here. I have a detailed review of some of their mom and kiddie products coming up later this week.
Dasapushpadi Baby Massage Serum by Forest Essentials
I have used their baby body and hair wash for kids, but my boys were pretty old by the time I discovered the massage oil. The fragrance is pretty strong and the Dasapushpadi baby massage serum by Forest Essentials promises to be a highly nutritious product for baby’s massage as it contains pure ghee or clarified butter. Packed with beneficial herbs like Jivanti that protects the skin from infection and also Kumud and Liquorice that keeps the skin soft and smooth by giving the baby a healthy glow, this serum is one of the best sellers at their store. You can check the product in Amazon here. If you love chemical free stuff, do give the entire baby products a try as well. It keeps your child squeaky clean and is a must-have!
Mama Earth Soothing Massage Oil
MamaEarth is a relatively new brand in the market, but I have been hearing rave reviews about these products. I will be reviewing some of their products later in the month. Their soothing massage oil is a natural blend of pure almond, sesame, jojoba and olive oil that nourishes the tender skin. The relaxing oil helps to give a healthy and glowing skin to your little one. You can buy it here.
Ayurvedic Baby Massage oil by Kama Ayurveda
Made in a base of 12 Ayurvedic ingredients, the Ayurvedic Baby Massage oil by Kama Ayurveda promises a calming and nourishing experience for the babies. The base is a moisturizing sesame oil forms the base of this massage formula which is enriched with protein rich Whey to soften and soothe skin. Healing Turmeric, Sandalwood and Kutaki extracts are some of the other ingredients that help to treat skin conditions, prevent scarring and keep complexion soft and radiant. Powerful extracts of Deodar and Dill protect your baby from catching cold, cough and fevers. Antibacterial Nutgrass, Costus and Licorice extracts fight skin infections and keep your baby’s delicate skin sft and smooth.
You can also use the pure sesame oil for your little one. Sesame oil is one of the recommended oils for a massage for babies. If you want to explore more, they have a Baby Regime Box by Kama Ayurveda that consists of everything that you need for your little one.
No matter how natural or organic the oils are, it is always recommended that you do a patch test before you use it on your baby’s body. Avoid use if there is any redness or irritation of the skin. While most off the shelf brands that are cheap claim to be the best massage oils for the baby, but look at the ingredient list and opt for products that are free from mineral oils. Opt for green parenting!