· By Kylee Mansfield
5 Uses of Moringa Oil For New Mamas
Finding products that are kid-friendly isn’t just daunting, it can feel oppressive. There’s so much scary information out there about how chemicals are affecting childhood development, not to mention the social pressure to be a super mom… And who can find the time anyway?
Enter moringa oil. This one-stop item may have already found it’s way into your personal facial routine, but there’s countless way you can incorporate it into your arsenal for use on both you and your offspring. Moringa oil is gentle, edible, and great for all hair and skin types.
Diaper rash ointment
Moringa oil exhibits natural antibacterial and antifungal properties. Wash your baby’s bottom with warm water and gentle soap, rather than with an antibacterial wipe which can chafe the rash and further dry out their skin. Then apply a thin layer of oil which can sooth and act as a natural barrier between the skin, diaper, and urine.
Massaging your infant has proven benefits for parents and babies alike. It can sooth and relax colicky infants, while enhancing communication and strengthening the emotional parent-child bond. A little moringa oil goes a long way in a massage, especially if used after bath time to seal in moisture. Check out our step by step guide for moringa oil baby massages.
Healing stretch marks
Moringa oil is high in antioxidants like Vitamins E and C, which promote the formation of collagen and elastin, helping to boost your skin’s thickness and elasticity. For more information about the causes and tips to reduce the visibility of stretch marks, check out my earlier post here.
Chapped lips and cheeks
Before going out in blustery weather, apply a small amount of moringa facial oil to your infant’s cheeks and lips for a little extra protection against the wind and cold. On a sunny day, be sure to follow with your favorite natural spf.
Gentle hair conditioner
To tame that frizz, fight dandruff, and promote healthy hair growth, apply a little moringa oil to your baby’s hair and scalp after shampooing. You can rinse it out or use it as a leave-in. The effect will be softer, shinier hair—and less crying when you try to comb it out, always a big plus!