The baby oil trusted by Australian midwives

July 20, 2020

The baby oil trusted by Australian midwives

Parents and midwives have relied on Calendula Baby Oil for over 60 years and there is a good reason why!

Weleda baby oil is formulated with organic sesame oil combined with an extract of calendula and provides three good uses: caring for baby skin, cleansing the nappy area, and massaging your baby. 

Upon birth, a baby’s delicate skin is not yet fully developed. Despite being five times thinner than adult skin, a baby’s skin has an important task from day one: to protect the newborn organism that it surrounds. The skin also serves as a barrier between the inner and outer world. Good skin care is therefore important for the proper development of a baby’s skin. 

Welcoming your newborn with plant oils

According to the anthroposophic view of life, babies gradually grow into their body during their first years of life. They perceive their surroundings with their senses and learn to differentiate themselves from the rest of the world. Baby skin is not as mature as adult skin. For this reason, the ingredients in baby skincare products should be geared to the special needs of babies’ skin. 

Gently oiling your baby’s skin or giving your baby a loving massage will support the development of your baby’s skin and help your child gain a better sense of her own body. Massages also strengthen bonding between parent and child. This gives babies a sense of security and stability – so they can literally feel comfortable in their own skin.

What make plant oils so special?

Through photosynthesis, plants convert energy from sunlight into matter such as sugars, which are then converted into lipids and stored in the seeds. In other words, plants absorb sunlight. Plant seeds and kernels are pressed in order to obtain their oil for use. 

Weleda has always used sesame seed oil for its Calendula Baby Oil fragrance free formulation. Sesame seed oil contains natural antioxidants such as vitamin E. It is easily absorbed by the skin and supports the formation of a healthy skin barrier.

A trusted duo - Calendula and sesame oils

With its yellow to dark orange blossoms, the calendula plant (also known as pot marigold, gold bloom or mary pot) is a real sun trap. From June to late autumn its radiant flowers reach towards the sun. During this long flowering period, the plant’s vigorous growth continues uninterrupted – a sign of the calendula’s enormous vitality. It absorbs the sun’s light and warmth, transforming them into structuring, protective and restorative powers which are particularly beneficial in treating delicate, chafed or irritated skin .

 Calendula protects a baby’s delicate skin, and its vital forces relieve the first signs of redness. It’s much better to use a gentle, nourishing oil to cleanse the skin instead of foaming agents that can aggravate irritated skin.

Directions for use:

Apply some product on a cotton wool or muslin cloth to clean the nappy area or on dry patches of skin.

Can be used for daily bodycare, after baths or as a massage oil.

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