Babies have the most incredible skin – so soft and new and wonderful. Today I’m going to make a simple massage oil to support that baby skin and help baby relax.
I’ll start with Apricot Kernel or Avocado Oil. Both oils offer nourishing components and have minimal risk of allergic reaction. The last thing we want to do is cause any type of issue for baby’s skin! I selected Avocado Oil because it has a bit more play time when massaging and a more cushiony feel to the oil.
Because massage oils are designed to promote relaxation, I’ll add a bit of Lavandin Essential Oil. I won’t overdo it on the fragrance, because baby’s senses are new and can easily be overwhelmed. Lavandin is a hybrid lavender plant; Lavandula Angustifolia is the officinalis. Use Lavandin anywhere you would use lavender, and it’s also great for blending.
Join me in my workroom as I craft this massage oil.
What You’ll Need
Fill a glass dropper bottle nearly to the top with Avocado Oil. Add 2-3 drops of Lavandin Essential Oil (or whichever version of Lavender you are using). Put the top on the bottle and shake the bottle to mix, then you’re all set to go!
To use, squeeze the dropper bulb once and dispense the oil into your hands. Rub together to warm the oil, then gently massage onto baby’s arms, legs, hands, feet, and torso.
This is a great time to bond with your baby! When my daughter was an infant, my mother used to powder her feet with baby powder and rub them together. My daughter was delighted with this treatment and with the special attention from her grandmother. I predict your baby will enjoy the same feeling when being lightly massaged with this oil.