The coconut oil I used for her is food grade and organic. I live in Canada so I just ordered it from well.ca, but you can probably find the brand in any health food stores, and if you live in the states, I'm pretty sure this brand is easier to come by. I used a food grade oil called Nutiva Organic extra virgin coconut oil, which has been one of my favorite coconut oils ever. I loved the consistency and texture of this oil, its light and not grainy, many other coconut oils do have a bit of graininess which I'm not crazy about, but this one is perfection. It has a beautiful clean subtle coconut scent and I love how its a food grade product as well, so I know its safe for my daughter's skin! Coconut oil has a harder consistency at room temperature and will be a liquid in warmer temperatures.
Direction: Just place a small amount of your coconut oil in a small container at a time. I place mine next to my daughter's changing table (I made her a special batch that I keep in a tin). Just scoop up a bit, rub in your hand and treat your baby to a nice relaxing massage!
|Pic of a coconut oil consistency at room temp. (Image taken from the web but mine is exactly the same).|
These days, if people aren't sure, they don't take chances, DIY are becoming super popular since in my opinion, people are fed up of not knowing what the hell is in the products we're buying, or how it can affect us or our children down the road and we want more control over our health. I feel like we all need to just go back to basics for certain things.
This small change is a good start! It's something you probably use quite a bit on your baby, it's safe and natural without a long list of ingredients that don't sound simple at all, and cost effective! Just make sure to buy certified organic so that you know the coconuts used for your oil were't exposed to a bunch of pesticides...sigh.