Babies are a blessing on Earth, so let’s honour them (and their butts), with only the best!
With so many products on the market, great advertising, and contrasting opinions, choosing the right oil or cream for your baby, can be a difficult decision! A good thing to kind in mind while purchasing body care products, is to remember that our skin is our largest organ, and that we absorb and “drink in” everything we put on it. Though some products on the market may contain “promising ingredients,” they may unfortunately also include a cocktail of petrol-chemicals, parabens and harmful synthetic fragrances.
As a family run business, we take pride in recommending our most prized natural product for all skin care needs – simply, organic virgin coconut oil. Coconut oil is a great essential fatty acid source, which helps to protect and keep the skin soft and supple. As an ancient food and medicine, coconut oil has been used all over the world, to help treat various skin care diseases, such as eczema and psoriasis. It is as simple and beautiful as a skin care product can get, as literally contains only one ingredient!
Though coconut allergies are extremely rare in occurrence, we always recommend practicing mindfulness, and seeking medical advice for any concerns or questions involving your health. We also want to bring attention to the fact that not all coconut oils are made the same; therefore we only recommend using organic virgin coconut oil for the body.
We are excited to share this list of the top 11 ways to use coconut oil with your baby. We hope that you feel inspired to adopt this beloved product into you and your baby’s long term skin care regime.
11 ways to use coconut oil with babies!
- Baby oil
Moisturize and protect your babies skin with the essential fatty acids, nutrients and anti-oxidants, contained in coconut oil.
- Cradle cap
Help to treat this common fungal condition by providing an anti-microbial source of moisturization.
The essential fatty acids and anti-oxidants in coconut oil can help clear and cool the affected dry areas of skin.
- Diaper Rash
Moisturize, protect and soothe irritated areas of sensitive skin, with this anti-bacterial miracle organic oil.
- Nutritional food support
With Coconut oil containing a remarkable fat called mono-laurin (also found in breast milk), as well as lauric acid, this vitamin rich, easily digestible super food, becomes an amazing addition to a baby’s diet.
- Wound Treatment
Due to the intrinsic antioxidant properties of coconut oil, it can help to stimulate collagen production – which is essential for healing wounds.
- Teething Oil
Placing a small amount of melted coconut oil on agitated gums, can help to alkalize and protect the mouth from infection and swelling.
- Removing Meconium
This tar-like viscous substance from the baby’s first bowel movement, can be more easily loosened and removed from the skin with organic virgin coconut oil.
- Soothe Thrush
Applying coconut oil to the nipples before a baby’s feeding, can help to eliminate thrush/candida conditions. The coconut oil can also be applied on the baby’s diaper folds to help clear thrush.
- Mother’s nipple restoration
Coconut oil is a safe, all-natural source of moisturization for dry and chafed nipples.
- Baby Massage Oil
Coconut oil is one of the best baby massage oils, as it is chemical-free and completely natural. A comforting massage is a great way to bond with your baby, activate their parasympathetic nervous.