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Essential Oils For Use In Newborn Skin Care

Updated on December 23, 2015

Essential Oils For Newborn

Good skin care should be everyone's priority. It should be the norm for babies, children and adults. Effective skin care is helpful for all age groups, especially the newborn baby. As you know, babies have truly sensitive skin, and they're usually prone to ailments such diaper rash, acne, chicken pox and other irritating skin conditions during their infancy. Well, before you rush to the store to buy just about any skin care product, remember that many skin care products for babies today are filled with a host of artificial or harsh ingredients, which may be unsuitable for babies. So what should responsible parents do to make sure that they take good care of their newborn toddler's soft and sensitive skin?

The Skin Is The Largest Organ In The Body

The skin is the largest organ in the body, and because it covers al external areas, we truly need to take good care of it. Because the skin is often vulnerable to a host of harmful external elements, it is constantly hit by a barrage of pollutants and other stuff such as dust, pollen and other irritants. All of us need to put a premium on skin care. Achieving optimum skin care can be done with using a bevy ofnatural essential oils. These natural essential oils allow a person's skin to effectively absorb all nutrients and other healthy properties, which help make the skin healthy and resistant to infections and allergies.

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A Number Of Essential Oils Are Great For Use With Babies Too

Skin care for babies requires extra attention, because their skin is so supple and sensitive during this stage. Some essential oils are also great for use with babies. However, before you start using just about any oil, first consult with your primary health care provider, and ask them which ones are okay for use with baby, and which ones are not. 

Choosing The Right Essential Oils For Baby
These days, it's easy to find just about any type of skin care product for baby. Drop by the nearest grocery or pharmacy and you'll find a wide assortment of brands, However, the sad thing is that many of these contain artificial or synthetic ingredients, that may be harmful to baby's skin. Most of the artificial baby's skin care items contain ingredients such as alcohol, artificial fragrances, food coloring, minerals and other synthetic additives. While none of these ingredients are beneficial for all of us, they are truly not suitable for newborn toddlers. Before buying any skin care product for baby, do your research and go only for natural, high quality skin care products. In choosing the right essential oils for your baby, try following this criteria. For babies aged zero to two months old, the best essential to use would be lavender, chamomile, dill and yarrow. For babies two to six months old, lavender, yarrow, dill, chamomile, neroli, coriander and mandarin are okay to use. For toddlers six to 12 months old, tea tree oil, grapefruit, aniseed and calendula are okay for use. Before using any of these, parents should first find out how to safely apply these, and know when or how often should they be applied. It would help if you read the manufacturer's instructions first, and have a trusted recipe to follow too. During the  pregnancy period, do a lot of research regarding the use of essential oils, and find out which items are best for your baby from your physician. However, please remember this: Never, ever use oils like eucalyptus and wintergreen on any child below 2 years old, because these items may be fatal to your baby.

Essential Oils For Baby's Bath Time

Most babies don't really get that dirty during this time, because they usually stay on their cribs, and rarely venture out on the floor or ground to crawl and lie down. A quick soak in warm water should be enough to freshen-up and clean the toddler. Essential oils are also great for use during baby's bath time. These items offer a host of therapeutic benefits as well. Among the essential oils for bath time include almond oil and calendula. Mix a teaspoon of sweet almond oil with calendula oil and itamin E, and stir it until it blends. After using, store the remaining blend in a sterilized container. You can basically use essential oils within an hour after each other, however, to be safe, make sure you talk to your health care provider first about your plan to use a bevy of essential oils.

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Aromatherapy Items For Babies

Your baby's overall health care plan must include effective skin care as well. Since your baby's skin is so hypersensitive and so supple, you need to use the right type of baby lotion, cream or essential oil, to keep baby's skin regularly moisturized and supple. The sad thing is some parents fail to regularly keep tabs on their baby's skin care needs, and the baby's skin is most vulnerable to a host of irritating skin disorders during this critical phase. A number of essential oils are great for use with baby's aromatherapy. Chamomile is an oil that's best for soothing a baby's tantrum spells. A drop of chamomile on the baby's pillow during bedtime, as well as drop on the toddler's bathtub should help to ease the tantrum, because chamomile is famous for offering a truly soothing effect.   

Your baby's health should be a concern not worth setting aside, or simply not putting too much premium on. Once you get pregnant, all aspects of your baby's impending delivery need to be carefully sorted out and planned. Start stocking on all essentials such as clothes, baby food, diapers, vitamins, medicines and other vital stuff. It's important that parents take good care of their baby's skin during infancy too, to prevent the onset of any harmful skin rash or infection.


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  • tgopfrich profile image

    tgopfrich 7 years ago from Stettler, AB

    wonderful information! I actually had been wondering if rubbing less then a drop of tea tree oil on my son would be good. Because I know tea tree oil is an immune system booster when you apply it to the skin. And I use it on my skin and am fine so I tried less then a drop one day on his foot and nothing ever came of it. So I'm thinking it should be fine to do maybe every few weeks.

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    Flonnie Banda 7 years ago

    That is very helpful, I like Thank you very much for sharing this.

  • ImanAlipk profile image

    ImanAlipk 7 years ago

    It is very informative hub, i like it very much.Thanks for giving us good information.

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    billyaustindillon 8 years ago

    I remember using the oil to massage the baby really helped the bay also - we did that with both are boys and we had no cholic or the like. Nice Hub.

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    Michael Jay 8 years ago

    Great hub! I enjoyed reading it and I got lots of information. Thank you very much for sharing this.