You may have noticed I’ve been a bit quiet on the blog front lately. Inspired by my granddaughter, I’ve been squirreled away in my lab formulating our new baby products.
I massaged all of my children when they were babies, and my two-year old granddaughter still loves being massaged (when I can convince her to stay still for long enough!) Massage is so important for healthy skin, and it has a multitude of other benefits, from helping babies and toddlers to relax, to easing colic.
I believe Baby Oil should be as pure and natural as the children it’s designed for. It took me quite a lot of research and experimenting to find a blend that I was happy with. The main ingredients I’ve included are rice bran oil, grapeseed oil and oat oil. These are very nourishing to the skin, and provide a real treasure trove of vitamins and essential fatty acids. They’re easily absorbed and offer some protection against environmental factors, such as pollutants and the sun. I’ve also added sandalwood, chamomile and myrrh essential oils. As well as smelling lovely, they can help to calm and relax babies promoting better sleep. The result is a natural Baby Massage Oil that’s…
Suitable for sensitive skin
Newborns have such delicate skin. This oil is extremely gentle and can help to soothe itchy, sore skin conditions, such as eczema.
Not only is the Baby Oil fantastic at hydrating the skin, it actually helps to lock in moisture by preventing trans-epidermal water loss.
The massage oil is rich in Vitamin E, Vitamin B, Omega 6 fatty acids and antioxidants. These help to keep the skin supple and healthy.
Nut-free and allergen-free
Some body oils contain nut oils, which parents may want to avoid for young children. This oil contains no nut oils, or any other known allergens, so it’s very safe to use.
Free from artificial fragrances
Synthetic perfumes can irritate delicate skin. Instead, I’ve fragranced the massage oil with a blend of aromatherapy oils.
The essential oils I’ve chosen are well-known for their calming properties, making this the perfect oil to use before sleep-time, or to help soothe an upset child.
Baby Oil needs to be easily absorbed, so that it doesn’t leave a layer of oil on the skin that can transfer to clothes, or make baby too slippery.
Great for mums too!
I am a firm believer in multi-purpose products. The Baby Oil makes a perfect face or body oil. It’s rich in squalane, vitamins and fatty acids, which help to tackle lines and wrinkles, fight free radicals, even-out skin tone and reduce pigmentation, scars and age spots.
As with all my products, the Baby Oil is suitable for vegetarians. It contains no animal products of any sort, and has not been tested on animals.
Easy to transport
A little goes a long way, so I’ve stuck to a 50ml bottle, which can easily fit in a nappy bag.
I’ll be talking more about baby massage in a later blog post. If you want to be the first to hear when it’s out, just follow me on Twitter @NaryndaSkincare