1. Does it really work?
Infant Massage Oil has been very effective with a very high success rate. We get an extremely high reorder rate on the product, indicating that our customers are very satisfied with it. In fact, it has been sold to literally thousands of customers in virtually every country around the world!
2. How long has this product been on the market?
All of our natural remedies are formulated by our expert team of herbalists, naturopaths and homeopaths, and headed by Michele Carelse. Michele has been providing these natural remedies to her clients, with great success, for over ten years. All Native Remedies products are manufactured according to the highest pharmaceutical standards - using only the best quality raw ingredients from nature's medicine chest - that is why we are The Natural Choice.
3. What exactly does Infant Massage Oil do?
Infant Massage Oil contains pure, therapeutic grade Almond Oil which is safe and gentle enough for even the most sensitive of newborn's skin, and is ideal for after bath relaxation and to prepare your baby for sleep.
4. What does Infant Massage Oil contain?
Infant Massage Oil contains only 100% natural almond oil for your newborn baby’s comfort and safety.
- Therapeutic Grade Almond Oil is a natural moisturizing oil that is completely safe and gentle enough for even the sensitive skin of newborns.
Native Remedies' aromatherapy oils are created to the highest therapeutic standards using only pure essential oils. All our aromatherapy products are 100% free of added synthetic parfumes or preservatives and are formulated by our Clinical Psychologist and manufactured for you under the supervision of a trained aromatherapist, using classic aromatherapy principles.
This product contains absolutely no parabens, sodium laurel sulfate (SLS) or harmful petrochemicals. It does not contain animal products, gluten, artificial colors, parfumes or preservatives, is suitable for vegans and lacto-vegetarians, is not tested on animals, and is backed by our One Year Unconditional Money Back Guarantee.
5. How do I use Infant Massage Oil?
Place bottle in receptacle of hot (not boiling) water to warm. Rub hands together to warm, apply a small amount of oil to the palm of the hand and massage baby’s body. The therapeutic effects of the oils are released with heat and friction.
Babies & Infants: Apply approximately 2.5-5 ml all over baby’s body.
Note: Avoid the face and genital area.
Special instructions: See our FAQs for help with the technique of infant massage.
Caution: Contains groundnut oils and is therefore not recommended for people with nut allergies.
6. Is Infant Massage Oil approved by the FDA?
The FDA oversees all food and drug products. Since Infant Massage Oil is an herbal product, it falls under the ambit of the FDA. In 1994 the FDA set up guidelines for dietary supplements, including labeling requirements, and created the Dietary Supplement Health Education Act (DSHEA). Infant Massage Oil follows all of DSHEA's guidelines. In addition, Native Remedies is an FDA-registered Food Facility, and all of our products are manufactured in a Pharmaceutical Graded, GMP-certified facility to guarantee the highest degree of consistency, reliability and potency.
7. How do you properly store this product?
Best storage is in a cool (not cold) dark place out of direct sunlight such as a cupboard or closet. The product does not need to be refrigerated.
8. Does Infant Massage Oil have any side effects?
No, Infant Massage Oil does not have any side effects as it is 100% herbal and natural. The ingredients of Infant Massage Oil have a high safety profile and are generally very well tolerated without any side effects or interactions with other drugs.
9. How long does a bottle last?
Each bottle of Infant Massage Oil contains 30ml of therapeutic grade almond oil.
Duration of the product will depend on frequency of use. One recommended dose is 2.5 - 5ml, and each bottle contains approximately 6 - 12 doses. As massage is a worthy and extremely positive experience, the duration of the product will depend on frequency of use.
10. When should I massage my baby?
When you want to spend some special time bonding with your baby, a massage is usually a wonderful option. In general, about half an hour after feeding is a good time for massage in order to avoid any discomfort.
After a bath or before settling your little one down to sleep are also both ideal times. Infant massage is best done when you have some time and are not in a hurry. However, if your attempts to massage your baby are met with resistance or your baby doesn't cooperate with you don't become frustrated; rather try again at another time.
11. What else is important before I start?
Put your bottle of Infant Massage Oil into a bowl or jug of hot water to warm. Make sure you are in a warm environment and undress your baby completely. You may prefer to cover the areas of your baby's body not being massaged if the weather is cold. Place your little one on a soft surface and ensure that your hands are warm. Now you are ready to start!
12. How should I massage my baby?
Start from your baby's head and work your way down to the toes. It is best to leave out your baby's face and genital region altogether. You should use a soft, gentle pressure no firmer than you can comfortably press on your own eyelids when your eyes are closed.
Start on your baby's temples and gently move to the top of the head, the area around the ears and along the jaw line. Gently massage the back and sides of the neck and move slowly down to the shoulders and upper chest.
Next, stroke the armpits and then along the arms with your finger and thumb encircling the arm. At the joints you may like to move them back and forth very slowly and gently but be careful especially of the sensitive elbow joint.
In a clockwise, circular motion gently massage the abdomen. Move to the legs and massage as you did the arms. The feet are next and this part of the massage will really relax your baby. Put gentle pressure on the toes one by one and then gently rub the rest of the foot and the heels.
Turn your baby over to massage his/her back. It's best to use soft strokes from the head along the shoulders and down the back on either side of the spine to the buttocks. Once again, massage the legs down to the feet.
Gently repeat the whole process from head to toes.
If your baby wants to move or change position, don't worry, just move to a newly-accessible area and return to the part you had been massaging later on.
You can also talk to your baby or sing while you are massaging. However, maintain quiet peaceful sounds in order to enhance the relaxing effect.