Earth Mama Angel Baby
Did you know babies like massages too? Being the youngest of 5 and having 22 nieces and nephews, I have been around babies my entire life, and I never heard about infant massages until I had Anastasia and was taught how to give her massages, and she really loves them.
And just like when we get massages, because let’s face it us mama’s need some massage time too, infant massages are best done with some sort of oil. There are a ton of baby oils out there that you can use and I am sure like with everything else you are buying (or planning on buying) for your little one, you are likely trying to do your research.
I have found that my favorite baby oil is the Earth Mama Angel Baby Oil, it is a pure, herbal massage oil for babies and according to the bottle it is the oil chosen by most hospitals (which is where I was introduced to it). You can get yourself a 4oz bottle for about $12 at your local Wal-Mart, I’ve had my little 1oz bottle for over a month and haven’t even made a dent in it, a little goes a long way.
Note: This post contains affiliate links. You can read my disclosure by clicking here.
Ingredients: grape seed oil, jojoba oil, calendula flower extract
I was originally introduced to this oil in the NICU when they were teaching me how to give infant massages to Anastasia, a great way to calm her down and it also helps with development, digestion, and just overall bonding. But I have recently found another use for this oil as well, CRADLE CAP!
After a few days of Anastasia being home I noticed that she was developing the small flaky scales on her head known as cradle cap. I debated trying a new oil recommended by friends or the Earth Mama Angel Baby(EMAB) oil that I already had, I went with the EMAB and am so glad I did. After one usage the cradle cap was almost completely gone! Her head was back to being smooth and “fuzzy” with her short blondish hair. Now I put it on about once a week just to keep the cradle cap away, it’s better to be proactive rather than reactive.
So, why do I like this oil?
I’ve used and worked with other baby oils before and I think what I like most about this oil is its absorption. I had issues with many oils and lotions and the fact that after using it your hands would still be oily, greasy, or slippery and you’d either have to wash or wipe your hands on something to get rid of this feeling, which to me feels like it defeats the purpose of using them. With EMAB, as I mentioned a little goes a long way, you use a drop or two and spread it where it needs to go and in just a minute or two it is as if the oil is absorbed and the skin is soft and hydrated but you don’t have that gross oily/greasy feeling.
It also doesn’t have any strong odors or smells (no artificial preservatives or fragrances added) and I love that it comes in a little spray bottle instead of one that you have to tilt or squeeze the oil out of.
If I try any other oils in the future I’ll probably write a comparison review, I’m thinking about trying the Burt’s Bees baby oil, but for now I will be sticking with Earth Mama Angel Baby, it definitely does the trick for me.
Disclaimer: I am not endorsed or paid in any way to write my reviews or thoughts about the products I try, I wish I was, but I am not.
Word of advice that I am sure you’ve heard before, whenever trying new oils or lotions or products in general on your baby it is best to apply it to small location first and wait 24 hours, if no redness or irritation is in the application spot then you should be good to go. My family tends to have sensitive skin so I like to follow this guideline if I am going to be trying something new, the easiest spot to apply the product to is the right or left shoulder (because it’s the easiest spot to check).
If anyone has any questions, comments, advice, or recommendations please feel free to let me know via comment or message.