With barely an hour left for the emergency surgery, I was a good one month early to deliver the boys. All my planning took a back seat and my concentration was to ensure that the babies would be fine. When they were born, they were absolutely tiny and stayed in the NICU for almost 12 days. When they were home, they were barely weighing 2 kilos and I had to take a lot of care to ensure they were well.
Being a parent is not easy! And when it is twins, my task list just doubled and at the same time I had the mammoth task of ensuring my boys got healthy soon. It was during those days, when I had one free hour that I would search for a good organic baby massage oil for my boys. Honestly, I missed my naani who used to make these awesome concoctions for the babies and I wished that I could find an alternative that was even remotely close to what she did. All I could recollect was a fragrance the oil would have. No one in the family had ever thought of jotting down the ingredients and everyone had their own version.
Why was I looking at an organic baby massage oil?
I was not particularly impressed with many massage oils and let me not take names of brands here. For those, who have been following my blog, will know that I steer away from commercial products and prefer the traditional ways of healing. I was clear in my mind that I had to use something that was a blend of traditional knowledge because only that would not only help my boys grow stronger but also strengthen their bones and promote their overall physical growth. After all, in the olden times, traditional ways of healing always worked and I was sure that it would work even now.
Somewhere in the fast paced lives, we settled for things that was easily available. But when you become a mother, your notions and ideas change. I did not want to settle for anything commercial, but wanted a product that was made according to Ayurvedic standards. I zeroed in to a few massage oils for babies and with a few trials and errors, finally stuck to Dabur Lal Tail. With a regular massage not only did I notice a marked improvement in their development, but they also slept well and their tender skin would be moisturised and nourished for a long time.
Why do I recommend this?
So what is so special about this oil that I, as a mother recommend it? The answer is simple, the blend of Ayurvedic herbs that promote good health and an overall development is a winner for me. If you don’t believe me, I have listed the benefits of the key ingredients so that you know how it will actually help your little one!
Til Tel (Sesame Oil)
This oil has been considered the elixir for the skin. While it can be used by everyone, it is particularly recommended for babies because it helps in strengthening the bones and is good for growth and an overall development. Sesame or til oil is known to be a rich source of minerals and has been known to also keep the tender skin soft because sesame oil has the ability to hold in the moisture.
Did you know that sesame oil is also an excellent remedy for a diaper rash?
The English name for this flower is Periwrinkle and the bright red colour of the oil is obtained from this herb. This herb is known to promote brain development and also promote the growth of hair when massaged on the scalp.
This is considered as one the very important herbs in Ayurveda. The ancient sages called it the gift of nature because of its innumerable healing properties. This wonderful herb is known to improve memory and to tone the brain. A regular massage with this induces a feeling of calm and peace and also promotes good sleep. Dabur Lal Tail has this ingredient in the oil that has an invigorating effect on the overall health of the baby and it also promotes health and weight gain. This herb is not only an important ingredient in massage oil for babies, but a part of tonics that promotes brain development.
Camphor is known to stimulate the blood circulation and keep the skin healthy and moisturised. Regular massage with the Dabur Lal Tail oil also increases the appetite, prevents constipation and eases colic and digestive problems.
Did you know that for colds and congestion you can rub the back and chest with warmed ayurvedic camphor oil to decongest?
Also known as black gram has been long used to increase body bulk and body energy level. It is known to strengthen the body and nourish the muscles. It nourishes the body of the little one and strengthens the bones, making them stronger.
Of course yes! Now, when you have the awesome combination of these tried and tested herbs that have been certified by Ayurvedic practitioners from the past thousands of years, would you not use it? As a mother, would you not choose a healthier and a safer alternative for your child? Choosing a good and the right organic baby massage oil will help your little one grow stronger and healthier.
As babies and even now, my boys love a massage! At nights before they sleep, I ensure that they have a leg massage to soothe the tired feet. Just 5 minutes of massage ensures that they get a good sleep because the effect of the oil is calming as well as relaxing. And as a mom, nothing else makes me happy than a product that promotes the well-being of my children.
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