William Wordsworth might have considered his time with Daffodils as a jocund company but according to me, the time spent with the little ones is the most cherishing and worth-remembering moments of my life. No one can deny this truth right! Babies are always special be it of nation or culture, they spread their charm and loveliness even faster than the rays of the mighty sun. That is why they are often called as the Kings and Queens of our family. Ayurveda states that the regular massaging and bathing given to a baby will help nurture his/her growth naturally while strengthening their immune system. Let’s have a look at the different ways in which Ayurvedic essential oils can help your baby grow up in the pink.
Ayurveda in babies’ well-being: The Ayurvedic treatment is classified into 8 branches and ‘Balaroga chikitsa or Kaumarbhritya’ means pediatrics. This branch exclusively deals with the ways for bringing up a hale and hearty child with mental as well as physical strength. It talks about the best practices to be cultivated by the parents to develop the psychological balance, remove fear, develop confidence and build up emotional stability. Ayurveda has recommended the natural ways of treating health disorders of your younger ones in Kashyap Samhita, which protects the baby even without vaccinations.
Ayurvedic essential oils in massaging and medicated bath: Ayurveda strongly recommends natural oil massage for your babies to improve the overall health mechanism. This oil massage is known as ‘Snehana or Abhyanga’. Ayurveda trusts that this initial massage fortifies the mental power, improves complexion, amplifies blood circulation, strengthens the muscles and bones fostering good growth and augments the newborn’s immunity. Oil massage is generally followed by a medicated bath where you can add Ayurvedic essential oils or Ayurvedic herbs to your baby’s bath tub.
Safe and proven essential oils for your babies: Before using essential oils for your babies it is always good to consult your Ayurvedic practitioner, especially when it is for your little ones under 2 years of age. The essential oils that have been proven safe and effective for babies are Lavender essential oil, Roman Chamomile essential oil, Geranium essential oil, Dill essential oil, Mandarin essential oil, Sweet Orange essential oil, Grapefruit essential oil, Anise essential oil, Rose essential oil, Tea Tree essential oil and Spearmint essential oil.
How to use? Consult your Ayurvedic expert about the right quantity, blend and about the right time of use. Generally do not exceed over 3 to 4 drops for massaging and 2 to 3 drops of oil in the bath tub of your baby. This gives a nourishing, calming, soothing and relaxing effect while inducing good sleep and improves the suppleness of your baby’s mind and body. Massaging and bathing time are considered as the most important time for developing a bond between the mother and the baby where the tot feels the mother’s warmth and the mother feels the baby’s health.
Make your baby feel special by vitalizing their senses and promoting their health with these essential oils, as the entire family’s happiness is always vested with health and happiness of the baby dwelling in it.
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