A baby’s skin is thin and delicate. It is prone to infections and irritation if not taken care of properly. However, there is not much talk of skin care for babies. This is probably due to the fact that “less is more” is the prevailing attitude among parents—as it should be.
When taking care of your baby’s skin, it is better to go for products that use only natural ingredients. Chemicals used in commercial products may be too harsh for your baby’s skin. Utama Spice offers natural baby care products that will soothe and nourish your baby’s skin.
Utama Spice For Your Baby
While we would like to assume that all products made for babies are safe and non-toxic, many of them often contain additives that may cause skin irritation and allergies. As a parent, you always want the best for your baby. That includes making informed decisions when buying and using products for their skin. You should be as meticulous about your baby’s soap and shampoo as you are about the milk and food you give them.
Utama Spice is a brand that is completely dedicated to natural skin care. Based in Ubud, Bali, we use our extensive traditional herbal knowledge to enhance our skin care line. Since its inception in 1989, Utama Spice has been developing handcrafted, natural beauty products using high-quality raw materials. Since our products are all completely natural, they work well for all skin types and can be used for babies.
Natural Baby Skin Care Basics
Cleanse With Soap-Free Liquid Soap
Babies are bathed only once a week, so do not forget to clean their armpits, their knees, behind the ears, between the toes, and their genitals. Bacteria may gather in creases if not cleaned regularly. When cleaning those areas, you want to be extra gentle—use a damp washcloth and a soap-free liquid soap like the Antiseptic Liquid Soap. This soap contains essential oils and plant extracts that have antiseptic properties. It is ideal for cleaning the creases on your baby’s body.
For weekly full body baths, the Lavender Liquid Soap is another great option as it has both antibacterial and moisturizing properties. Plus, since lavender essential oil has calming effects, this will help your baby sleep restfully after the bath.
Use All-Natural Shampoo
A baby’s scalp may be prone to dandruff when not cleaned often. Dirt, sweat, and dead skin could build up and cause the problem. Do not wait for this to happen. Use a shampoo that will clean, hydrate, and protect your baby’s scalp. The All Natural Shampoo #6 is made for that purpose. It removes dirt buildup, hydrates the skin and scalp, and stimulates hair growth.
Shampoo your baby’s hair whenever you give them a full body bath. But if there are crusty spots on their head, use the All Natural Shampoo #6 daily. Gently massage it into the scalp and rinse thoroughly with warm water.
Body Butter For Diaper Rash
Diaper rash occurs when babies sit in dirty diapers for a long period. However, in hot and humid places, it may be inevitable due to sweat and skin irritation.
Diaper rash is uncomfortable and at times painful for babies. You can, however, prevent and soothe it with the Cocoa Love Body Butter. Made with natural cocoa butter and vanilla-infused virgin coconut oil, it moisturizes the skin to prevent chafing, soothes irritated skin, and promotes healing from rashes. It can replace diaper cream altogether.
Massages For Your Baby
Massages offer numerous benefits for babies. They stimulate the baby’s nervous system to help them sleep peacefully and alleviate problems like constipation and colic. Massages also improve parent-child bonds.
Massaging your baby with virgin coconut oil not only improves the experience for your baby but doubles the massage’s benefits as well. Aside from moisturizing the skin, virgin coconut oil helps heal skin issues like rashes and eczema. Our Virgin Coconut Oil is made with cold-pressed virgin coconut oil, which makes it perfect for baby’s sensitive skin.
Protect Your Baby From The Sun
Exposure to the harsh rays of the sun is just as bad for babies as it is for adults. Protecting your little one from excessive sun exposure could help save them from developing skin cancer later on in life, according to this study. Keep your baby away from direct sunlight between 10 AM and 3 PM. If sun exposure cannot be prevented, apply sunscreen on your baby.
Shield Against Insect Bites
Bugs and mosquitoes are a nuisance that cannot be helped. Aside from giving people itchy bumps, they may carry diseases you want to protect your baby from.
If there are bugs and insects in your home, spray your baby with Begone Bug Spray. This is a 100% all-natural insect repellant that is safe for children. It is made from citronella, clove, and cajeput essential oils that naturally have insect repellant properties. You do not have to worry about harsh chemicals when using this product. Simply spray it and let your baby sleep or play in peace.
If, however, your baby was bitten by a bug, soothe the irritation with the Fresh Soul Body Balm. This balm is gentle, smells great, and heals.
Bonus Tip: Avoid Fragrances
One last tip for taking care of your baby’s skin is to avoid products with fragrances. Products that smell strong usually contain harsh chemicals such as phthalates. These could cause irritation and rashes on your baby’s skin.
Utama Spice is the place to look for natural baby products. All of our products are made from all-natural ingredients. Each of them is effective in their purpose and smells great even without the use of fragrances thanks to essential oils.
Being a parent is a big responsibility. Babies are delicate and still developing. At this stage, anything you do or use on their body could affect their life in the long run. Keep your baby strong and healthy from the beginning with the right products from Utama Spice.