I used to love to take long whiffs of my daughters in the first few months after they were born. As I would sit on the rocking chair and try to cradle them to sleep in the middle of the night, that sweet smell used to compensate for my lost sleep.
Then when I started giving them the pre-bath massage with coconut oil, the smell just got even more wonderful. It was a daily ritual till they turned about 1 yr old. The chosen warm spot had a nice view of our garden which my daughters could enjoy while being massaged.
I was not very comfortable with the idea of having a professional masseuse or ‘malish wali’ to do it. So I took upon myself the task of massaging after equipping myself with some advice from my mom, mom in law, our maid, relatives, friends, neighbors…. the list is endless since everyone had some special tips and techniques on the subject; massage the bridge of their nose to make it sharp, pay special attention to the folds in the thighs, massage the sole of her feet to increase blood circulation, use olive oil etc.
Frankly, I had a one point agenda : they should enjoy the massage. Anything else was an added benefit. Secondly I used organic coconut oil because I just loved the smell and also because it has been our go-to solution for most skin or hair problems. Be it dry skin, chapped lips, cracked heels, rashes, bug bites, damaged hair, diaper rashes, sun burn, rough elbows and knees etc, dab some coconut oil on the concerned area and trust it to take care of the issue on hand.
The oil left their skin soft and glowing. Also I would not have to freak out of she puts her fingers in her mouth during the massage and ingests the oil.
My daughters are a little grown up now (5 yrs and 2 yrs old) but I still try to give them an oil bath once in a while so that they continue to reap its benefits.
It sinks in deep, conditions, moisturizes, and softens skin. The combination of anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-bacterial and hydrating properties make it truly unique.
Co-Founder, Naturally Yours