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Homemade Mama & Baby Massage Oil Recipe

Infused massage oil for baby with dried flowers.

Selecting the best products and ingredients for skincare can be daunting, and baby’s skin is even more delicate and sensitive than our own. The lists of ingredients on baby care products are often a mile-long and contain hard-to-read and unrecognizable ingredient names. Many commercial baby care products even include chemicals that may have harmful side effects. No thanks! Luckily, there are plenty of natural baby care offerings available these days, and many baby basics are easy enough for even a busy parent to make—like this simple massage oil recipe!

Baby receiving massage with infused oil.

This soothing and gentle massage oil is perfect for nurturing mama’s and baby’s sensitive skin. Massage into baby's skin after bath time to reduce dryness, stimulate healthful circulation, and activate developing muscles—or use it to help rejuvenate postpartum skin and give tired mom-muscles some much needed stress relief! You can also pour a small amount into bathwater for a luxurious pampering soak.

Flowers infusing into oil for baby massage.

Flower-Infused Oil for Baby Massage



  1. Fill a glass jar half full with herbal blend above.
  2. Pour oil over herbs to fill remainder of jar. 
  3. Screw a tight-fitting lid onto the jar, shake well, and place in a warm windowsill to infuse for 4 to 6 weeks, shaking jar daily. 
  4. After 4 to 6 weeks, strain the herbs out using cheesecloth or muslin. 
  5. Add vitamin E oil to the infusion (I use about a teaspoon for a pint jar of oil) and stir to combine.
  6. Store in a cool, dark place 6 months to a year (depending on the shelf life of the oil used).


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Homemade baby massage oil Pinterest pin from Mountain Rose Herbs.


Topics: Natural Body Care, Recipes, Herbalism


Written by Irene on April 3, 2020

Irene, Chief Marketing & Customer Officer, supervises the daily operations of all our customer-facing activities at Mountain Rose Herbs. Her extensive experience with herbal products and DIY recipes goes back to 1997, and since 2012 she’s owned her own skincare business where she specializes in botanical-based facial care products. Irene’s recipes have been featured in local and national publications including the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) Journal, Amaze Magazine, Willow and Sage magazine, MaryJanesFarm Magazine and Newsletter, Earth First Journal, Farming Magazine, Eugene Magazine, and the Eugene Weekly. Irene also served as a member of the Board of Directors for nonprofit Cascadia Wildands from 2013-2016. When she isn’t ensuring your experience aligns with the goals and mission of our company, she can be found taking care of her adorable twin boys, harvesting wild plants, and gardening.

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