Motherhood and baby care trends have been an ongoing topic of conversation for many years. Essential Oils have been used reliably and extensively within the pharmaceutical and health industry for many years due to their various suggested properties and benefits, used to promote both physical and emotional wellbeing in both adults and babies. Most commonly, essential oils can be diffused effectively into the air, dry evaporated, rubbed onto the skin with a carrier oil and as an alternative to traditional medicine.
On babies aged over six months, some recommended essential oils can safely be used to help encourage sleep, calm anxiety and relieve any bloating or gas.
Some essential oils we recommend for baby care include:
- Chamomile Roman Oil
Chamomile Roman Oil (Anthemis nobilis) has various suggested properties that can be beneficial for babies or adults who might have trouble sleeping or suffer from digestive disorders such as nausea, vomiting and intestinal gas. Chamomile Roman Oil also has a sweet, fruity and herbaceous aroma alongside its anti-inflammatory properties which can help soothe irritated skin such as nappy rash, relax muscles and treat pain.
- Eucalyptus Oil
Eucalyptus Oil (Eucalyptus globulus) has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and analgesic properties making it the perfect oil for the cold winter months. With the ability to help relieve respiratory congestion, cleanse the epidermis and rid pores of harmful impurities, Eucalyptus Oil can also contribute to the skin becoming more moisturised and healthier.
- Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that have been proven to kill certain bacteria, viruses and fungi. With its fresh and warm aroma, Tea Tree Oil is the perfect natural ingredient to help relieve skin irritations such as eczema, nappy rash and cradle cap.
- Bergamot Oil
Citrus Oils such as Bergamot Oil (Citrus bergamia) have antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, that when used topically, can help aid skin-related problems like blemishes and pigmentation. With its balance of citrus and green notes with a light floral aroma, Bergamot Oil can help reduce restlessness in both babies and adults.
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