6 Best Baby Massage Oils

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Being a mom we always want the best for our little ones. But, in today’s world, it is difficult to find high-quality and safe massage oils for small babies, because of all the impurity that goes on.

A baby’s skin is super soft and it is vital to keep the delicate skin moisturized always. Instead of using chemical-filled lotions to moisturize your infant’s skin, it is always best to use natural oils. Massaging a toddler daily with natural oils will help maintain velvety soft skin and encourage the growth of strong bones. It is also a great way to establish a beautiful mother-baby bond.

 Here are some excellent lists of baby massage oils which are best for babies.

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 1. Organic Virgin Coconut Oil 

Coconut is the best baby oil to massage throughout the year. It helps to cure summer dryness and heat rashes. Coconut oils are best for delicate and sensitive baby skin, as it is loaded with antioxidants. Coconut oil helps to safeguard sensitive skin from skin cell damage, inflammation, rashes and dryness. Virgin Coconut Oil is best to treat patches, dryness and eczema with its natural anti-bacterial and antifungal properties.

 2. Mustard Oil For Baby Massage 

A good massage from mustard oil is best during winter, it will provide warmth to the baby’s body. Mix mustard oil with other oil and then apply it on the baby's skin. Additionally, you can also infuse mustard oil with a few garlic pods and carom seeds to increase immunity in babies. This is the best age-old practice to protect them from a cough and cold.

 3. Almond Oil For Baby Massage 

Almond oil are a natural source of Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and E and antioxidants. It is very good for a baby's soft skin and silky hair. You can notice a beautiful glow on the baby's skin. Apart from the hair and skin, it also keeps the nail healthy, strong and shiny.

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 4. Sesame Oil For Baby Massage 

Sesame Oil is popularly used in Ayurveda for massaging babies. It is the best choice for overall wellness. It is loaded with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. This oil is best to cure dry skin in babies, additionally, it also protects the delicate baby skin from harmful UV rays.

 5. Castor Oil For Baby Massage 

Castor oil is perfect to get rid of dry skin in babies. Apart from the skin, it is also suitable for a baby’s hair. The best practice is to gently massage the castor oil on the scalp. It promotes hair growth and soothes the tender baby's scalp. Avoid application on baby’s eyes and mouth. Castor Oil benefits bone strength and can reduce colic pain in babies.

 6. Olive Oil For Baby Massage 

Olive Oil can be used throughout the year, it is very good and promotes skin regeneration in babies. It keeps the skin soft, smooth and healthy. Olive Oil can also be rubbed on the toddler's tummy to relieve constipation and gas troubles. It is better to avoid olive oil if the infant has sensitive skin. It can increase skin permeability and can cause skin issues.


Mothers have a tough time handling babies since they are so active. So it’s best to calm babies down with a gentle oil massage. Try to choose the right oil for the baby just because it’s natural; that doesn't mean it's right. Massage helps you bond with your baby while also making the baby feel relaxed. It helps nourish the baby’s skin and improve blood circulation.

Which oil do you use for your child? Share below!

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