Known for purity. A fruit oil, grapeseed is light and scent-free. It is very popular, and probably the most compatible with fine skin and baby massage.
The coconut palm grows wild, and is widely cultivated for a variety of uses throughout the tropics. Coconut is a light nut oil with a very mild fragrance. Cold pressed oils are not always available but are preferable.
Is produced from oil type sunflower seeds. It is light in taste and appearance. It is a light fine oil and easily absorbed and aroma free. Organic sunflower is preferable if you can get it and not expensive.
Oil high in Oleic acid is no longer recommended for baby massage. Olive oil is high in Oleic acid which can make some layers of baby's skin more permeable, damaging the natural skin barrier and drying the skin out. Some sunflower oil can also be high in oleic acid, therefore may be best avoided.
The oil used for baby massage needs to be unscented, uncoloured and natural. Babies have an acute sense of smell, strong new smells can be unsettling for them and stop them from smelling their caregiver. Their skin is sensitive, so you need to use as few chemicals and products as possible.
The base massage oils that are best to use are natural and non aromatic, so they will not interfere with bonding. They are also all edible, so if baby puts an oily hand into their mouth (let's face it everything goes in the mouth, so they're likely to at some point) it won't hurt their delicate tummy.
The oil I provide is 50ml organic sunflower oil. You are welcome to try another type if preferred but a skin test is always needed before using a new product on your baby.