Monday, April 23, 2012

DIY: Baby Massage Oil

Guest Post by Chand

Massage is a lovely way for you to express your love and care for your baby. Massage is a wonderful, loving way to welcome your baby into the world. It can soothe your baby and help to sleep. Baby massage is gentle, rhythmic stroking of your baby's body with your hands. Research shows that with regular touch babies cry less and sleep significantly better.

Baby's massage is a crucial aspect of newborn care. There are lots of varieties of baby massage oils available in market. However, you need to make a right choice for your baby's sensitive skin. You need to consider some other aspects while choosing right oil for your baby's massage.
-        Avoid using oils with strong scents and prefer natural oils.
-        Stop using those oils immediately to which your baby's skin is allergic.
-    Do not change the oil used for massaging frequently. Continue using that oil to which your baby's skin becomes used to.
Some naturally available oils usually used for massaging babies are coconut oil, almond oil, pure ghee or olive oil. Direct plain oils are never good to be used on babies. Heat the oil for about a minute on low flame and use the oil once it is cooled.

Make your own baby massage oil:
You will need half a spoon of white rice and black pepper seeds. And half litre of pure coconut oil.

Black pepper removes the coolness in the oil which might cause cold to your baby.

And white rice nullifies the heat created by pepper corn. This way no much heat is caused to your baby’s skin.

Method of preparation:
1. Place an empty pan over the flame.
2. Drop the black pepper onto the empty pan. Let the pepper heat for about a minute.
3. Now add white rice to the pan. Heat the contents in the pan until rice turns golden brown.
(Make sure you keep stirring the contents in the pan).
4. Now add coconut oil to the pan. Heat the oil in very low flame for just one minute. (Do not over heat or boil the oil).
5. Separate the pepper and rice from the oil when the oil is cooled. (Do not leave them for long in the oil).

Your baby massage oil is ready to be used. Hope it was helpful. I learnt this procedure from a distant relative after my daughter broke into rashes on using Johnson’s Baby Oil.

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About the Author:

Chand is a working mother of an active 10 month old daughter with a passion for blogging and loves to share her wonderful experiences with one and all.


  1. wow nice.. useful and home made recipe for baby oil.. johnson baby oil can cause rashes too??

  2. Your post really helpful for my Baby Care Products Market Research and development.

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