Homemade baby massage oil is made from 2 ingredients and encourages skin-to-skin contact. Skin-to-skin contact with your baby is essential for you both! Baby massage is a way to encourage skin-to-skin contact between parents and babies.
My simple homemade baby massage oil is all-natural, and can be made in any amount you want. My recipe uses about 1/4 cup of oil to start. You really only need to use about ¼ to ½ teaspoon when you are massaging the oil into your baby’s skin, because coconut oil really spreads well. This will take a couple of minutes to make, but that is all. It is so simple.
Make Homemade Baby Massage Oil
Baby-safe essential oil (or essential oil blend)
Start by scooping ¼ cup of coconut oil into a glass jar.
Add about 20 drops of your preferred essential oil. I have used Gentle Baby™ essential oil blend or Lavender. They are considered safe for use on babies, but do your research and choose an oil or blend that you like.
Mix the oils together using a craft stick or spoon. I screw on the lid and use this homemade baby massage oil on my children after baths and before bedtime.
This simple recipe is not only for babies. You can use this oil as a moisturizing cream for yourself and your children. It can be customized with other essential oils that are ok for topical use. I love Valor® essential oil blend, and Elemi essential oil is really supportive of my skin. Either would be great in massage oil.
I have a secret! This is my daily lotion. I simply mix whatever topical essential oil I choose at the time with plain coconut oil, and in minutes I have a new lotion to try. My skin feels less dry throughout the day even when I only apply coconut oil lotion/massage oil in the morning and at night. It is amazing how well simple, natural products work.
For a printable version of this Homemade Baby Massage Oil (or lotion) recipe, click here.
What is your favorite essential oil to use in lotions and massage oils?
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