Babies love to be touched, stroked and swaddled.
What a wonderful experience for mom and baby to share the bonding experience of a full body massage in readiness for sleep or after a bath.
Have the room and your hands warm and apply just enough oil to glide and moisturize. Start with a half-tsp. and be your own judge how much you prefer. When you squeeze the rubber dropper top it will fill about half way. Doing this twice will give you about 1/2 tsp.
Depending on the temperament of your baby and your time schedule, you may just want to gently caress the abdomen area of your baby. Move your hands in a clockwise direction. Turn your baby onto his/her stomach and caress in a counter-clockwise direction on the area below the ribs. This will help to settle tummy pain due to trapped air and gas.
While in the hospital with your newborn baby, one of the first things you learned to do was how to bathe your infant.
Babies usually love water and the bath routine can be so very rewarding.
We have to be careful we don't overdo a good thing and dry out our baby's sensitive skin. Following a bath, replace lost skin oils with a good quality herbal oil.
This Baby Oil uses apricot seed oil rather than mineral oil often found in commercial baby oils. Mineral oil is a petroleum based lubricant. Apricot seed oil is a light, odorless, non-greasy oil very gentle for childrens skin care products. Being it is not a nut oil you needn't worry about a possible nut allergy.
The three herbs chosen for this oil infusion are calendula, lavender and elder flowers. All very safe for use with young children.
Calendula contains carotenoids which act as antioxidants that nourish and aid in healing troubled or injured skin.
Lavender contributes its wonderful aroma to our oil as well as its multitude of emotional and healing benefits. Soothing for both skin and nerves, lavender is a favorite.
Elder flowers come from the elder bush which if left on the bush become the black/purple berries used for our immune boosting syrup.
Known as a cleansing herb, elder flowers were historically used by women as a toner for clear skin.
Chamomile may be substituted for any of the herbs. Calming and soothing, chamomile is very well known and trusted in skin care.
This Baby Oil does not contain synthetic fragrance oils. They are unnecessary and may cause irritation to a baby's sensitive skin.
If desired, a bit of Lavender and/or Chamomile essential oils can be added for not only a more pleasant smelling oil blend, but to add their calming, relaxing properties. Essential oils are plant based essences, natural and very therapeutic. Let me know upon ordering if you want essential oils added.
Flower Fairies Baby Massage Oil comes in a choice of either a 4 oz. size amber glass dropper bottle or a 4 oz. white plastic pump type bottle.
Keep out of direct sun or heat source and the reach of children.
NOTE: The shop will remain open but due to out of state travel plans for a graduation, any orders that are placed from Thursday, May 24 to Monday May 28 will have to wait till Tuesday to be addressed. Thank you for your patience and have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend ahead.
Natural, environmentally friendly and affordable home remedies and personal body care for the family.