Home Made Baby Oil

Taken from the book – Beauty oils and Butters (elaine Stavert)

Massage this soothing oil into your little ones’ skin to help them relax and drift off to sleep.  This is a great natural alternative to products containing petrochemicals, giving your baby a healthier start to life.

What you will need

300 ml sweet almond oil or olive oil

10 drops of lavender essential oil

10 drops of geranium essential oil

5 drops of chamomile essential oil

The above oils can be substituted with mandarin


This recipe makes 300ml of baby oil


Combine all the ingredients and mix through, then pour into a bottle.  To use pour a little oil into your palms, then massage into your baby’s skin.  Or draw a warm bath and 1 tablespoon (15ml) of the oil into the water.  Mix well to ensure that the oil has evenly dispersed.


This recipe can be used on babies from 2 weeks old and upwards.  Do not exceed the amounts of essential oils stated.  The oil will make the bath slippy so make sure you keep a firm hold of baby.  Always patch test before using.