What age is it safe to start using Neu Oil on my baby's skin?
Neu Baby blends have been safely diluted with coconut carrier oil to concentrations which have been certified safe to use on baby’s skin from 3 months up.
What are the benefits of using fractionated coconut oil as a carrier oil?
We have made all our Neu Oil blends using an all-natural carrier oil, Fractionated Coconut Oil. FCO is a feather-light emollient that softens and hydrates dry skin while increasing essential oil distribution. Unlike other vegetable carrier oils, FCO leaves skin feeling silky and smooth without a greasy after effect. FCO readily absorbs into the skin and is soluble with all essential oils. Because it is colourless and odorless, it is perfect for blending with essential oils as it preserves and maintains their original fragrance and benefits. It is also ideal for dry or troubled skin and provides a soothing topical barrier without clogging pores.
What shall I do if I'm worried my baby or I have suffered an irritation or allergic reaction to Neu Oils?
We are careful to avoid using essential oils which are known irritants in our blends. All of our Neu Oil products have been diluted to a concentration safe to use on you and your baby’s delicate skin, so an allergic reaction is unlikely. However, if you are concerned you should stop using the oils immediately and seek medical help.
What benefits are there to massaging with Neu Oil blends, rather than a plain carrier?
The benefits of baby massage are well documented and research confirms that nurturing touch enhances the physical and emotional wellbeing of parents and babies. By adding essential oils (and therefore the process of aromatherapy) to our Neu Oil blends it gives babies a full sensory experience during massage and the aromas released awaken the body’s natural healing abilities. Aromatherapy is intended to help balance you emotionally and physically and children respond really well to the wonderful scents being released during the massage.
Smell, more than any other sense is connected to our memories and emotions so for example, by using Baby Rest daily as part of your bedtime routine, it can help your baby to associate the scent with falling asleep. The essential oils used in our blends have many calming, relaxing and immune boosting properties to help your child through the day.
What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is a form of holistic therapy where essential oils are massaged/absorbed via the skin to stimulate your sense of smell and create a reaction in the body. Essential oils are the concentrated liquid essences of the plants they come from - made from the flowers, fruit, seeds, leaves, root or bark of the plants.
Essential oils are believed to contain chemicals that bind with receptors in the part of the brain that has to do with smell (olfactory bulb) which then affects the emotional centre of the brain (limbic system). Aromatherapy is intended to help improve and balance you emotionally and physically, while helping you to take time to be mindful and reconnect with yourself. The aromas experienced through aromatherapy and essential oils have a dynamic effect on the mind and body.
Are Neu You blends safe to use during pregnancy?
It is not recommended that pure essential oils are used during pregnancy, however Neu Oil blends are diluted with carrier oil to a safe concentration. Neu Oil You and Baby blends are certified safe to use directly onto the skin and for our Neu You blends the same dilution levels are advised for all adults, whether pregnant or not.
It should be emphasised however that when pregnant advice should be sought from doctors, midwives etc. to give you peace of mind. As with most treatments or medications, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding it is advisable that you contact your healthcare professional before use.