02 Mar 3 amazing products for babies’ delicate skins and earth-conscious parents
As a parent you want products that are convenient and easy to use but you also want the best quality for your baby. For that reason, we would like to introduce the Natural Yogi’s Baby Range with Calendula and Chamomile that work for you AND your baby.
The range draws in particular on the gentle and soothing powers of Calendula. It is literally the freshness and properties of nature as a gentle non-petroleum alternative for babies’ delicate skins. In addition, they have all-natural ingredients and are packaged earth friendly.
Ingredients include high-quality cold-pressed natural oils as well as Beeswax, Shea Butter and light (high linoleic) oils that are specifically recommended to maintain the barrier function of babies’ skin.
With their gentle soothing and healing properties, Calendula and Chamomile are the traditional herbs of choice for babies’ skins. Calendula works wonders on any kind of a rash, skin irritation or even sunburn and improves the rate of healing. Both herb extracts are also gentle to the touch – soothing the skin and also the nervous system. For many years Calendula Oil, made from an infusion of the Calendula petals, has been known to be soothing and healing to many types of skin irritations, wounds and infections, including sunburn. This makes it a popular ingredient in nappy rash formulas. Calendula is also known to have powerful anti-viral properties.
Calendula Body and Baby Butter
At Natural Yogi they don’t believe in making things more complicated than what they really are. If a product serves various purposes then why not using it for various purposes? It also cuts down on excess packaging, which aligns with ours and Natural Yogi´s belief less is more, especially when it comes to plastic.
Thus, the Calendula Body and Baby Butter is the healing and soothing all-round go-to for babies and all. It is perfect for irritation – from dry skin and sunburn to insect bites and eczema. It offers a wonderful boundary function as a bum cream. Parents can use it as a luxuriously-soothing hand cream – and even nipple cream with its soothing, healing, food-grade ingredients.
The value of Beeswax, Shea Butter and natural oils for babies is that they create a nourishing boundary to protect baby’s delicate skin but unlike petroleum and mineral-based products, they allow the skin to breathe.
A key ingredient in Natural Yogi Body Butters (as well as Natural Yogi Deodorants) is beeswax, a wonder cosmetic ingredient with its ability to seal in moisture and protect skin from environmental irritants without clogging pores. Beeswax carries antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties that are essential in fighting chapped skin and bacterial infections that tend to affect us most in the dry, winter months. In addition, beeswax contains vitamin A, which has been proven in multiple studies to reduce wrinkles and age spots while re-hydrating and reconstructing damaged skin cells.
One of the richest and most moisturising natural ingredients, Shea Butter, contains high levels of vitamin A and E. These anti-oxidants have powerful anti-aging effects. Shea Butter is in fact spoken of as “the all-natural vitamin A cream”. Vitamin A, of which Retinol is a component, is considered to be central to collagen production and the go-to for anti-aging products. More than this, Shea Butter is also soothing and healing. It has been found to have anti-inflammatory properties and to be helpful with allergies, wounds and irritated skin.
Chamomile and Calendula Baby Massage Oil
The benefits of baby massage are well known – with touch being so important for an infant’s development. For a baby, touch is communication, bonding, and the discovery of the pleasure of exchange and of relationship. The ritual of baby massage offers us the opportunity to explore this consciously with your little one. It is also wonderfully soothing and calming to the nervous system, encouraging rest and digestion.
The Calendula Baby Massage Oil is a blend of sunflower oil (high linoleic), sweet almond oil and grapeseed oil. The Chamomile happens to be soothing to not only the skin but also the entire nervous system. Both Chamomile and Calendula have also been shown to soothe muscle spasms and cholic. Another beneficial ingredient is Grape seed oil. Grape seed oil is an oil with a light, non-fatty texture. The result is a serum that does not clog pores as well as a rich source of fatty acids and the antioxidants E and C.
A lovely time to massage is after a bath. You can also add a few drops to bath water for extra skin-nourishment.
Calendula Nipple Balm
Painful, sometimes cracked, and even bleeding nipples can be a significant challenge for breastfeeding moms – either when they first start breastfeeding or later when the baby gets teeth. Latch problems are often at the base of the problem but a good healing nipple balm can be a great help.
Sometimes inflamed and cracked nipples can result from – or become more susceptible to – a viral infection. Natural Yogi’s Calendula Nipple Balm makes use of the extraordinary healing and soothing powers of Calendula, Beeswax and Shea Butter. Calendula is shown to speed up wound-recovery with its powerful antiviral, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Simply apply to nipples after breastfeeding. The ingredients (all food-grade) are absolutely safe for baby, so you won’t need to wash your nipples before breastfeeding.
Enjoy the time of being a parent.