Colic - 100% natural remedy for baby.....
If baby is suffering from colic try this remedy which helps to reduce gastrointestinal pain, gas and abdominal spasms. Make up a blend of chamomile roman UK in a base such as sunflower or coconut oil and massage on baby's tummy in a CLOCKWISE direction (use 1 drop for every tablespoon of base oil - 15mls) - apply half an hour before feeding.
Safe to use from 7 weeks - try using without the essential oil first, sometimes the massage alone with coconut can relieve colic - must be clockwise direction though!
Babies love massage - the power of touch is really important and can help you bond even more with your baby. A gentle and soothing blend of organic essential oils of Lavender and Camomile in a sweet almond base, created for massaging babies (from 8 weeks old) and children Buy Baby Massage Oil 100ml
ORGANIC aromatherapy massage & body oils are already diluted for you to use
directly on the skin, in the bath or as a body oil, choice of 10
blends, including Clary Sage for women, Detox, Massage Balm and
To protect & moisturise baby, use coconut oil every day, all over the body. As with sunflower oil which has been proven to help prevent infection in premature babies, using coconut oil, which has even stronger antibacterial and antiviral properties will help create a natural barrier to infection and keep the skin soft and supple. Coconut oil contains lauric acid (up to 50%) which is the constituent in breast milk which helps strengthen the immune system. We do not recommend using talcum powder as it can block pores and can irritate lungs if breathed in large quantities, the jury is still out on a link between ovarian cancer - the regulatory bodies say its safe but other studies suggest otherwise. Allowing the body to breathe and keeping it moisturised with 100% natural ingredients* is the best way of protecting your precious baby - its great for you too! Coconut Oil is also great to clear up cradle cap, simply allow to seep into the scalp and use a fine toothed comb to get rid of scales.....
*you may be shocked when you read the ingredients on a baby product marked "natural" or "pure", try it - read the label then look up what it is!
Balm Baby Balm is an ultra gentle, multipurpose blend of natural
oils and waxes, to soothe even the most delicate of skin. Use to
care for baby's bottom, dry skin, cradle cap or even for your own
hands & face. A perfectly simple way to care for your precious skin.
For baby's and grown ups too! Small enough pot to fit in your
handbag or baby bag.
How to reduce the chances of stretchmarks during Pregnancy.
Having had my first baby at the ripe old age of 42, I would have thought my skin's elasticity would be shot. Having put on nearly 3 stone and nearly all out front, I can happily report that not a single stretchmark was evident! (Ok my belly is a bit bigger but it was s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d to the limit!). Some say this is genetic, I am not sure about that as I did rapidly put on weight and lose it in my teens and got stretchmarks.
I used Jojoba oil or unrefined Wheatgerm oil at night and rubbed all over the body from the thighs up to the top of the breasts. For a non greasy base during the day I used Vitamin E Cream. (Until I got to a very itchy stage and was prescribed good old E45 cream - prescription charges free during pregnancy and got through a couple of 500ml tubs, thankyou NHS!). Of course if i had known about the wonderful properties of virgin coconut oil I would have used that instead!
If you don't
want to make your own try our new Organic Stretchmark Blend with
neroli (orange blossom).
sweet and lively aromas of Neroli and Mandarin this blend can
help to uplift the mind and reduce anxiety. Can be used in the
latter stages of pregnancy to help prevent stretchmarks.
Make Your Own Blend!
If its too late for you and you already have either a c-section scar* or stretchmark you can use Rosehip Oil which is high in vitamin E and rub in daily to the affected area to help diminish scarring & stretchmarks.
For new scars -
**Before using on any scar or deep wound please consult your physician. Do not apply essential oils to surgery sites that still have stitches or tape in place.** We do not recommend using ANY essential oils during pregnancy to be on the safe side (just leading up to the labour is fine though providing you are under the supervision of an aromatherapist or using those advised for labour).
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