Infancy is the perfect time to start your baby on a natural, holistic journey of self-care and healing. The early months are the most precious, so make sure you look after bub with only the best plant-based remedies. To start you off, we’ve put together a few nurturing recipes to help you out with some of the most common tot ailments.
If your little one has developed patchy, flaky skin on their scalp, there’s no need to reach for chemical-heavy anti-fungals! Cradle Cap is a very common occurrence that can be looked after by adding a drop of German Chamomile essential oil to 50mL of any of the base oils below.
Leave on all day then gently lather with a mild shampoo such as Beautiful Baby Top to Toe Wash and gently lift the scales by massaging baby’s scalp with a soft baby brush.
Who suffers more when bub has a cold? It is so difficult to watch our little ones suffer, but you’re not completely helpless! Add a few drops of cold and flu-fighting essential oils to an aromatherapy diffuser to help relieve congestion. Try this purifying and calming blend:
- 3 drops Lemon pure essential oil
- 3 drops Eucalyptus pure essential oil
- 3 drops Lavender pure essential oil
Soothe an upset baby with uplifting and calming essential oils of Mandarin and Chamomile. Just add 2 drops of Mandarin pure essential oil and 2 drops of German or Roman Chamomile pure essential oil to 50ml carrier oil (eg, sweet almond or apricot kernel) and gently massage baby’s abdomen in a clockwise direction.
Perfect Potion Beautiful Baby Range
Embrace the innocence of your beautiful baby with Perfect Potion’s aromatherapy baby products. Our Beautiful Baby range is made with the purest essential oils and gentle plant extracts to caress, soothe and pamper your little one’s every need.
Gently moisturise and soothe baby’s skin with apricot kernel and calendula oils. The delicate essential oils of lavender, mandarin and chamomile keep baby’s skin soft and smooth.
Create a comforting and relaxing environment for your beautiful baby with lavender, chamomile, sandalwood and orange essential oils. This gentle, calming blend of oils will help you rediscover the bliss of quiet time with your little one.
Gently wash baby’s hair and skin from top to toe with delicate notes of lavender, mandarin and chamomile pure essential oils. This gentle cleansing wash creates a mild lather, leaving the skin feeling soft and clean.
Shield and protect your baby’s bottom from harm with shea butter and essential oils of lavender, mandarin and chamomile to soothe dry, irritated skin.
Use the power of touch to create a moment that evokes a sense of peace in your little one’s life. This calming and comforting massage oil contains pure essential oils of lavender, mandarin and chamomile to create a sense of calm while apricot kernel oil keeps their skin soft and smooth.
Online Workshop: Aromatherapy for Pregnancy, Labour and Babies
Want to learn more about how to care for your little angel?
Discover how to nurture yourself and your little one with this online course facilitated by aromatherapist Sharon Wood. In this workshop, learn how to prepare for pregnancy, and use essential oils safely during pregnancy, labour, post-labour (including perinatal-depression). You will also learn how to use aromatherapy with your baby as a beautiful bonding experience between mother and child.
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Battaglia, S. 2003. The Enchanting Art of Aromatherapy. Perfect Potion: Australia