Lavender Oil and the Benefits For Babies
Posted on August 16 2018
Your precious, tiny baby goes through a lot of changes when adapting to the big, strange world outside the womb. These changes can affect the skin, digestive system, and other bodily functions. It's only natural to want to provide as much comfort as you can to make the process easier and keep your bundle of joy happy.
Getting your newborn baby used to daily routines is key. This is especially important when it comes to feeding times and developing healthy sleep patterns. The sooner these are established, the sooner the new parents can rest easy. Until everything falls into place, it can be a sleepless and stressful time for everyone. Lavender oil can be helpful in more ways than one during this time.
Aromatherapy is one way to relieve stress. The scent of lavender oil in the air can do a lot of good when it comes to keeping you and your and your baby calm and relaxed. It has even been proven to reduce a baby's crying.
Strong scents are overwhelming for a baby's keen sense of smell. You may not know it, but your baby already started developing a sense of smell while in the womb. The amniotic fluid that surrounded your baby had its own unique scent. This fluid was your baby's nourishment and played a major role in your baby's development. The mild scent of lavender is just right for a baby's newly developing sensory perception.
Another option to making your baby comfortable is by applying a light massage. Gentle massages can help parents bond with their baby. Massage also promotes circulation and is a great relief for a tummy-ache.
Benefits Of Lavender Oil
Essential oils are popular for use in aromatherapy and holistic healing. Lavender oil is particularly favoured for babies because of its mild and soothing attributes. Here are just a few of its many benefits:
Calms and relaxes. It's important to keep your baby's skin moisturised. Lavender oil enriched moisturisers are gentle and keep skin hydrated. It is comforting and helps your baby relax.
Promotes sleep. A relaxed baby sleeps better. Breathing in the light scent of lavender provides a sense of ease that sends your baby off to sweet dreams and a deeper sleep.
Healing properties. Lavender oil helps the skin rejuvenate. When used in a nappy cream, it eases the sting of diaper rash and promotes faster healing. Applying the cream between nappy changes helps prevent a rash from occurring.
Boosts hair growth. Lavender oil is great for your baby's hair. It is mild and helps hair grow in faster and thicker.
Avoid Chemical-Based Products
Many lavender products are chemical-based. These products can be harsh even for adults and can cause skin irritations. Using all-natural products on your baby's delicate skin is best. Applying pure lavender oil directly to your baby's fragile skin is not recommended, as it can become red or sore. Be sure to use products that are designed just for babies.
Avado has combined Tasmanian Bridestowe lavender oil with other select quality organic and natural ingredients to create its new lavendafields range that is formulated just for babies. Additional ingredients include organic honey and organic chamomile extract. These products have a lovely, distinct aroma that will surround your baby with the comforting, long-lasting scent of lavender.
Avado organic avocado oil makes a great massage oil as it is full of nutrients, and you can simply add a drop or two of essential oil such as lavender to create a soothing aromatherapy massage oil. What's more - it quickly absorbs into the skin and doubles as a moisturiser. It won't leave your baby feeling greasy and slippery. Great for all skin types, Avado's organic avocado oil won't clog your baby's pores, which leaves the skin free to breathe.