Natural Baby Skin Care – What to Use and Why

Mothers are increasingly using natural baby skin care products as part of their baby's daily routine.

For example, using a mandarin shampoo and body wash, followed by lavender baby lotion will fragrance your nursery and create a perfect ambience for a baby's bedtime.

When considering buying baby products, there are five main ingredients that are considered as the most effective in today's skin care creams. These ingredients are: chamomile, lavender, mandarin, calendula and red clover. Each one has different beneficial properties and products that use them are considered perfect for a baby's delicate and sensitive skin.

Let's start with chamomile. This natural ingredient has strong healing properties, so it is helpful for soothing dry or irritated skin. Skin care creams that include chamomile are also useful for treating eczema. This natural ingredient can be used at a baby's bathtime to soothe a fretful infant. The aroma is also believed to help during teeth.

Lavender, meanwhile, is beneficial for helping babies get to sleep. It has relaxing properties that are great at any time of day. As well as its aromatherapy skin care effects, lavender-based creams and oils also possess antibiotic, antiseptic, and detoxifying properties.

Mandarin is great at balancing your baby's mood. Organic baby products that include mandarin tend to have a calming influence. It can also be useful in aid sleeping, and helping digestion if your baby has colic, or is irritable.

Calendula is a well-established herbal remedy. Organic creams use it to help heal cuts or scratches and to soothe irritated skin. It is an anti-inflammatory ingredient, so it's perfect for tender, dry or chafed skin.

Finally, red clover is another naturally effective anti-inflammatory. Natural baby skin care creams that use red clover as a main ingredient are ideal for soothing skin irritations. Red clover creams are particularly effective to help eliminate nappy rash.