Olive Oil and your baby

Babies skin is so delicate. Chemicals, fragrances, and dyes in clothing, detergents, and baby products can cause  skin irritation, dryness, chafing, rashes and other skin-related symptoms. Our babies have been burdened with acne on the face, diaper rash, cradle cap and more. A must on our change table is none other than a bottle of EVOO!

Here are a few tried, tested and true baby remedies.

Cradle cap

Cradle cap is very common among newborns. It’s a form of dandruff. Your baby may experience a mild form of this cradle cap, which looks like dry, flaky skin on the head. A more severe case may appear more oily with yellow patches. The best remedy to alleviate these symptoms is by using extra-virgin olive oil.

Just gently massage the oil directly onto the baby’s scalp. You can use a soft brush, your fingers or a soft washcloth. Leave it on for about 10-15 minutes and then wash with baby shampoo and rinse the baby’s head thoroughly with warm water. ou may need to repeat the wash and rinse about 2-3 times to thoroughly remove the oil. You should notice a big improvement in the baby’s scalp. No pain, no medicine, no fuss!

Diaper Rash

Diaper rash is another common problem for babies. It’s painful for any parent to watch their baby suffer. So, what is the best remedy for this common problem? Again, extra-virgin olive to the rescue. I’m sure there are other great home remedies but extra-virgin olive oil does the job well!

Just mix 2 teaspoons of Parthena with 1 teaspoon of water. Whip up the mixture to create an emulsion and apply it on the baby’s bottom.

You’ll love this ointment! I used an empty small tin to carry with us in our diaper bag.

Do you use EVOO on your babies?  Tell us your remedies.


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