Let’s talk about baby massages and how awesome the Seedlings Baby Oil is to use for baby massage.
If just holding your baby can be so soothing, imagine how much they’ll benefit from a full-body massage. Some studies have shown that massaging an infant can reduce crying and fussiness, help them sleep more peacefully, and alleviate common wail-inducers like constipation and colic. Some say that it even boosts a baby’s ability to fight off germs.
Massaging your baby is a way to encourage sensory stimulation that aids in your baby’s development. Routine touch and massage by a loving parent or caregiver are critical to a baby’s growth, communication, and learning; plus touch is the first way a baby learns to communicate.
We all need to be touched. Babies especially need loving and healthy touch to thrive. There are countless studies that confirm this! So why wouldn’t you want to give your baby something with so many amazing benefits.
Why you shouldn’t use baby oil?
Baby oil is mineral oil and mineral oil is petroleum based. It acts like plastic wrap on the skin, not letting it breathe or release toxins.
When we use these petroleum based products on ourselves and our children on a regular basis, the toxins build up and accumulate within our bodies – a process called “bioaccumulation.”
This means that the more we expose ourselves to these toxins, the harder it is for our bodies to break them down. Because of this build up, it causes both minor andmajor health issues, that otherwise could be prevented if we simply quit using those toxins. Even if these issues aren’t apparent right now, they will be apparent later on down the road.
I prefer not to use a by product from the production of petrol on my babies when I can choose a natural, plant based alternative instead.
“What is safe to use on my baby?” is a common question especially considering how many baby products out there contain dangerous ingredients like formaldehyde. Here is a short list of ingredients commonly found in many baby products that are known carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, and gene mutators:
- Mineral Oil
- Propylene Glycol
- 1, 4-dioxane Surfactant
- Ethylated Surfactant
- Synthetic Fragrance
Use Seedlings Baby Oil instead
Seedlings Baby Oil is a remarkable way to give your baby the positive touch they crave. Many parents find giving their infants daily massages before bedtime or naptime to be an extremely enjoyable and beneficial experience.
Seedlings Baby Oil is formulated without mineral oil. It is a naturally derived, plant-based formula which creates a calming aroma while being non-greasy and it easily absorbs into your baby’s oh-so-soft skin.
Seedlings Baby Oil helps to soothe, hydrate, and nourish baby’s delicate skin. It’s dermatologist-tested, hypoallergenic, and vegan-friendly.
The Calm blend of essential oils in the Seedlings Baby Oil seriously smells like sleep in a bottle. This mild, gentle product contains the 100 percent pure essential oils of Lavender, Coriander, Bergamot, Ylang Ylang and Geranium. It’s so nice knowing it has already been diluted to the perfect concentration for your little one. Safety is sooo important!
This product is for topical use only. It’s not made for your diffusers. Learn more about Diffusing essential oils around babies.
You don’t have to wait until your baby is here to grab seedlings baby oil! It’s SO incredible good to help with stretch marks! That itchy, painful feeling of your belly growing will be soothed so fast by massaging this oil into your growing belly (and breasts, legs, etc..)
Key Ingredients in Seedlings Baby Oil
Apricot oil, Prickly pear oil, Lavender essential oil, Coriander essential oil, Bergamot essential oil, Ylang Ylang essential oil and Geranium essential oil.
Everything you’ve ever heard about prickly pear seed oil is true. Prickly Pear is a prized possession in Morocco!! Because of the the nature of where it grows in a desert atmosphere, it’s actually pretty amazing that it can thrive where it does because it doesn’t have water and there is a lot of heat! The locals actually call it their liquid gold!!
The cool thing about this is Young Living sources this prickly pear from a co-op farm in Morocco where woman go every day from July-December to get bushels of the prickly pear seeds. They can usually bring back up to 30-50 bushels a day, so this is super sustainable, they are required to follow the seed to seal standards, and YL is supporting the local source of where the plant is grown naturally!!
One of the rarest beauty oils in the world, it is rich in antioxidants, amino acids, essential fatty acids, vitamin E and vitamin K. This precious, nutrient-rich, fast absorbing oil is also high in linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid that enhances elasticity, treats acne and penetrates to the skin’s deepest layers to hydrate.
Seedlings Baby Oil Hack
Use the Seedlings Baby Oil as a carrier for rollers for your babes OR simply add desired oils directly to the bottle and massage on your tiny ones. I recommend trying out Peace and Calming essential oil blend or Gentle Baby essential oil blend.
Directions for Using the Seedlings Baby Oil
Apply a small amount to your hands. Rub hands together to warm the oil and gently massage into baby’s skin. Seedlings Baby Oil is great to use after their bath.
Seedlings baby oil is great for for his chapped cheeks when babies are teething with a drop of copaiba or during the colder months. It also works great on dry scalps of new borns with a drop of lemon essential oil (Just don’t take baby out in the sun for 24 hours after applying).
Benefits and Features of Seedlings Baby Oil
• Mild, gentle formula developed specially for infants’ delicate skin.
• Provides a calming aroma.
• Non-greasy formula absorbs smoothly into skin.
• Moisturises, soothes and nourishes skin.
• Made with 100 percent plant-based, naturally derived ingredients.
• Contains 100 percent pure essential oils diluted in appropriate strength for baby’s delicate skin.
• Dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic.
• Vegan friendly.
• Formulated without alcohol, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, animal-derived ingredients, synthetic preservatives, synthetic fragrances or synthetic dyes.
Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) kernel oil, Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower) seed oil, Opuntia ficus-indica (Prickly pear) seed oil, Mixed tocopherols, Lavandula angustifolia† (Lavender) oil, Coriandrum sativum† (Coriander) seed oil, Citrus aurantium bergamia† (Bergamot) peel oil (Furocoumarin-free), Cananga odorata† (Ylang ylang) flower oil, Pelargonium graveolens† (Geranium) flower oil
†100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil
To be applied only by a trusted adult. Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Discontinue use if skin irritation occurs.
Learn more about the entire Seedlings Range in this great video from Melanie Sleeman.