Halka Beseda, founder of HALKA B. Organics says:
“I have seen many pregnancies through with body oils and also made massage oil blends for babies and any special concerns like mostly nappy rashes.
My take comes here from a more psychological perspective (as I worked with many women with post natal depression and attachment issues).
In pregnancy, my recommendation is a total 0% policy on essential oils. We want to keep the skin supple and ready to extend which the Baobab does beautifully. I stay away from any nut oils too.
In my opinion, if we use perfumes or essential oils we are interfering with the babies psychological safety mechanism. The baby’s safety is the mother during pregnancy and the first few months after birth.
I like to keep the mother’s scent as clean and as clearly recognisable as possible for the baby to get used to it and to settle within it. The mothers scent is an extremely valuable source of comfort for the baby during pregnancy and after birth.”
“The babies skin is so delicate and so raw, I would never add any essential oils to any baby product and if need be I would rather macerate oils.
We do essential oil free oils and butters for babies. I also make people aware of burning any essential oils in the house. I know we have been told to use this and this to calm babies down but I don’t think this is the right way to go.”
“When it comes to pregnancy and babies, I want to stay as pure as I can with my preparations and when it comes to scents it is the same, we burn pure resins on an electric burner if we need to induce an atmosphere of calm or add fresh dried chamomile flowers into your water in the oil burner or sandalwood chips. No need for any essential oils.”
Did You Know?
Macerated Oils are oils which herbs have been infused (soaked) in them.
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