If you’re looking for another way to bond with and support the health of your little one, you can try this massage oil. This DIY baby massage oil from our Ballarat apothecary is a lovely addition to your routine, especially around either bedtime or naptime – helping to relax your baby and encouraging them to sleep.

When you go to use the oil, pour about ½ a tablespoon onto your palm. Warm the oil by rubbing your hands together then gently massage it into your baby’s skin.

What You Need For This DIY Recipe

  • 120mL of sweet almond oil
  • ¼ of a cup of dried organic calendula
  • ¼ of a cup of dried organic chamomile
  • 5 drops of organic lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops of organic cedarwood essential oil
  • 2 drops of organic ylang ylang essential oil
  • 120-200mL amber glass bottle
  • A fine-mesh sieve
  • Muslin or cheesecloth

How To Make This DIY Baby Massage Oil

  1. Using a double boiler – or a bowl above a pot of water – put the oil and dried herbs into the top half.
  2. Bring water to a boil, drop to a simmer, and leave the oil to infuse for 45 minutes. Check the water level occasionally. Top it up if necessary to keep the water level consistent.
  3. Place the sieve, lined with the muslin/cheesecloth, over a bowl and pour the oil through it to strain out the herbs. Discard the herbs.
  4. Pour the infused oil into your amber glass bottle. Add the essential oils.

This DIY recipe is adapted from Ashley of ‘Home Apothecary’.

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Katherine Knott

Katherine is a certified naturopath and the founding director of Acorn and Oak.   She began studying Naturopathy when she was 18 years old and has practiced in both Melbourne and rural Victoria.  She has also studied 2 1/2 years of nursing and midwifery, but decided that she was happier to work with women as […]

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Nicki Stewart

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Alyce Beaton

Alyce is qualified naturopath in Ballarat who loves supporting people on their health journey. Alyce believes optimising and restoring health first and foremost begins with food as medicine and creating healthy lifestyle habits. She is passionate about providing a safe, non judgement environment and endeavours to support her clients with strategies they can implement into […]

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