Baby oil can be useful in many different ways – as a body oil to prevent dry skin, as an addition to a bath, and as facial oil to protect little cheeks from winter and cold weather. In the first months of life, baby skin hasn’t fully developed its barrier function; it is very thin and sensitive. This is why it sometimes needs some help so it doesn’t get too dry. Commercial baby oils are usually based on mineral oil, which is a byproduct of refining crude oil to produce gasoline. If you are a nature-conscious type of person, you will probably prefer to avoid mineral oil and choose vegetable carrier oils instead.
It is quite popular to use pure almond oil as baby oil, but research has shown that high amounts of oleic acid can disrupt the barrier function of the skin and can contribute to dermatitis. It’s therefore important to balance oleic acid with , acid, which plays an important role in building ceramides and thus protect the integrity of the skin. This is why we chose soybean oil – it is a rich source of linoleic acid. We combined it with evening primrose oil, which keeps the skin barrier strong, and jojoba and fractionated coconut oil – two great and light emollient oils
Soybean Oil, Evening Primrose, Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Lavender, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)