How to choose a good baby oil for massage

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By Arathi


Baby massage is one of the most important steps in grooming the baby. Baby skin is very sensitive to the environment and baby oil protects the delicate skin of babies.

What more can we ask if these oils enhance the texture and glow in the skin of our little ones.

Again as we parents we would have been showered with opinions and comments on what to use and what not. So here is a summary of the products I used and what Im using now.

I started off with Johnson baby oil, Johnson baby oil is a mineral oil and it gets absorbed very quickly into the skin. I found my baby tanning a lot with this oil.

Next we moved to Dabur Lal tail, it was a suggestion from my neighbor. It is mainly composed of sesame oil. It does not dry the skin but produces too much heat and my baby developed boils. Hence I stopped.

Update : It works very well during winters.

Olive oil also started tanning my baby skin and again it is not cooling and did not work during summers. But its excellent for the hair.

Then we moved to natural products such as ghee and butter. But my doc asked us to discontinue as it blocks the skin pores and milk cream has bacteria.

Then we tried Himalaya massage oil, it was one oil which we liked a lot. It is not too greasy, does not do any damage to the skin. Though it has olive oil, it really worked and brightened up the skin.

himalaya oil

So after we got bored with Himalaya oil, and also we found it very difficult to find stores selling this oil, we moved to almond oil.

We started off with pure sweet almond oil called hamdard roghan badam shirin. And this was one excellent product. Non greasy, easy to wash off. Since its edible, we were not scared if the baby licks a bit of the oil. My baby has glowing skin from when we started using this oil. *touchwood*

Sometimes when my baby’s body gets too heaty, (we get to know if we see a small boil or two in her body) we use coconut oil. Again its very cooling and feels so pure. I find it a little difficult to wash off. But its very good. Heat the oil before use. I use parachute pure coconut oil.

Ill review both these oils in a separate posts.

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Jaishri is an IT professional and the founder of mommyswall. She is a mom of a lovely 4 year old and lives in Bangalore. She is also a certified Yoga instructor and believes in Natural living.
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7 Responses to How to choose a good baby oil for massage

  1. Gowri says:

    My baby is 3 month, can I use parachute oil to massage my baby.

  2. Truthspeak says:

    Please stop suggesting nonsensical products in the name of blogs. Of all the oils you suggest, only the Lal tail by David is a good oil.

    Don’t use mineral oil. It is a petroleum byproduct and maybe a carcinogenic. Disgusting oil. STICKY is not bad. Castor oil is the best oil. It is the most penetrative oil and used for bath on Saturdays as part of the Ashtangq Yoga. Castor oil treats many skin conditions and is a deep conditioner. After applying castor oil if you go to the restroom, you will find castor oil in the feces as well.that is the penetrative ability of castor oil in humans.

  3. Riya says:

    My baby boy will be 5 months old and he still doesn’t sleep through the night. Also we are in Pune where its already feeling hot during afternoons and the temperature will definitely go up in coming months. I have a query about baby massage oil. Is Dabur Lal good for summer season and also for how long can I leave the oil on his skin bcoz I thinking of starting night massage for him which would help him with his sleep. Any suggestions??

  4. Tiana Moore says:

    Thank you for such a wonderful article dear and from my side I want to say that i am using best baby oil from long and its really effective. SheaMoisture’s Raw Shea Butter Baby Oil Rub is fragrant with hints of myrrh and honeysuckle to calm your baby. The baby oil rub is perfect during winters to seal in moisture and protect the delicate skin of your baby from the irritating dryness.

  5. Shaila says:

    Can we massage from Himalaya baby oil in summers as well as it contains olive oil

  6. surekha says:

    Hi admin,
    can u tell from where can I get Hamdard Roghan Badam Shirin?I reside in Qatar,its not available here… looking for pure almond oil for my 3 month old baby and does this oil increase the complexion ?

  7. smita says:

    You can also try almond oil from Patanjali.. Its cheap compared to Dabar badam rogan.

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