Oil your car, not your baby.
January 30, 2013
Traditional baby oil is typically mineral oil, a petroleum-based ingredient. Mineral oil coats the skin just like a plastic wrap and messes with your baby’s natural immune barrier. This inhibits the skin’s ability to breathe and compromises its capacity to release toxins. All in all, bad news for baby.
If you feel your baby’s skin needs the extra moisturizing power of an oil, reach for a safe and natural alternative to baby oil. The most eco-friendly baby products are actually simple oils you already have in your pantry! Organic coconut oil and organic cold pressed olive oil are two great safe baby oil alternatives.