Tuesday, 18 March 2014

How to Make Turmeric & Coconut Skin/ Face Massage Oil for Girl Babies

 

Massaging helps babies to sleep peacefully, reduces colic pain, relieves constipation and helps parents to bond with babies better. I am a firm believer of massage and I used to do it regularly, to my son when he was a baby. When my son was a new born, I was using a store bought massage oil from a very famous brand. I really used to love the smell of that oil and after a few weeks, there came a lawsuit against the company.  The law suit was filed because there was cancer causing substances found in one of their products and the license of the company was suspended temporarily. This really upset me very much and this incident was also one of the reason, I started trying to make my own homemade products. Many like me, fall for the branding, packaging and smell of the product and pay a huge amount of money, when it can be made purely at home with the fraction of the cost. In India using homemade oils to massage the babies has been done for a long time. The homemade virgin coconut oil is the best base oil for this. For girl babies, we use a turmeric based massage oil. This massage oil keeps the babies skin soft and free from infections. For massaging boy babies, the homemade virgin coconut oil can be used as it is. As turmeric tends to reduce body hair growth, we don't use it on boys. To make this massage oil, first take an organic turmeric and rub it in a coarse stone along with little water to get turmeric paste. Heat homemade virgin coconut oil in a pan. Make sure not fill the pan full with the oil, as the oil will splutter all over. Add the turmeric paste, the oil will start sizzling. Remove the oil, once the sizzling sound stops and let it cool. Make sure not to burn the turmeric paste. Once it is completely cool, strain and store in glass bottles. To use, before bath, massage this oil gently all over the body and then give them a bath with warm water.  Use this oil weekly twice for best results. 

 

  


METHOD:
1. I used my homemade virgin coconut oil as a base. You can also use store bought virgin coconut oil.


 2. Make turmeric paste by rubbing an organic turmeric against a coarse stone.

 

3. Heat the homemade virgin coconut oil in a pan slightly and add the turmeric paste.


4. The oil will start sizzling, keep a close watch so it doesn't burn.


5. Once the sizzling sound stops, switch off and let it cool.


6. Once cool, store it in glass bottles.


NOTES:
  • Make sure not to burn the turmeric paste.
  • Since we are using it on babies, try using only organic turmeric.
  • This oil also prevents skin infections and treats diaper rash too.
  • For boy babies, use the homemade virgin coconut oil as a massage oil.
  • Don't heat the oil too much before adding the turmeric paste.
  • Don't fill the pan with oil to the brim, it will spill over.

46 comments:

  1. Dear Ramya, Your site is a breath of fresh air to me. I am so grateful to you for taking the time and effort to share your wonderful homemade secrets for good health. Stay blessed always. Cheers!

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  2. Thanks a lot Carol. Your kind words means a lot to me....

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  3. Can this oil be used for kids above 3 or 5 years ? Will it be effective in reducing hair growth for this age?

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  4. It can be used for kids above 3 or 5 years too. Regular use will reduce the hair growth over time.

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  5. Hi Ramya, Do we need to filter the oil?

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  6. If the turmeric paste is very fine, you don't need to filter the oil.

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  7. Dear Ramya, I loved your natural homemade recipes which you have shared here. Thanks a lot for them.
    Turmeric is my favourite spice too. I have made this turmeric coconut oil before using "fresh turmeric root".
    I want to know whether it is ok to use "fresh turmeric roots".
    I think you have used "organic Dry turmeric root" in this recipe...isn't it?
    I don't know where I can get "organic dry turmeric root" same as yours. But I can get "fresh turmeric root" easily here in the super markets.
    Also I thought "fresh turmeric root" will be easy to grind and get paste rather than grinding dry turmeric root which will take time isn't it? Dry turmeric Root will take more time to grind and make its place and also we will have to use water to grind it isn't it? Where as for fresh turmeric roots we don't have to use water as the fresh turmeric root will have a little water in it.
    But I really want to know:
    -which one is better to use- fresh turmeric root or dry turmeric root?
    -and also how to grind them- can I grind them in the mixer? I don't have the stone like yours to make its paste.
    -can you please tell me how much of turmeric root I have to use for getting the perfect turmeric effect in the oil?
    suppose I am using 1 litre of coconut oil, then how much of turmeric root I have to use to make its paste. I want to make more oil at a time and want to store it for future use. So please tell me how much of turmeric I have to add to get its correct smell and effect in the coconut oil. Can I use about a 500 gms of fresh/dry turmeric root paste to add into one litre of coconut oil?
    By the way, I am using this oil for acne treatments as I keep getting acne everyday. And I have dry skin. Still I keep getting acne. Thanks for any help/tip you may provide. God Bless you.

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  8. Hi,
    Yes, grinding fresh turmeric root is much easier. Both dried and fresh are very effective. Try around 250 gms of the turmeric paste for a liter of oil. For acne, try try fresh turmeric paste directly on the acne for some days, till it clears and then use this oil regularly as a massage oil before bath.......

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  9. hi Ramya,

    very useful information on your blog.. thank you and keep exploring...
    am very much interested in herbs and while learning on them i found ur blog...
    i have few doubts on this oil, can this be used for infants 10 months older? also cud be used on face?
    kindly advise.
    thank you.
    All the best!!!

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  10. Hi,
    Thanks a lot! This turmeric oil can be safely used on infants who is 10 months old and can be used on both face and the body....

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  11. thank you for your good work and take care :)

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  12. Why not on boys??...boys dont have to be bears..when puberty hits their bodies will change and all needed development will take place..I have used kasthuri manjal on my son till he was 2 yrs..he is 7 now and has normal hair on his arms, legs and back.

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    1. Hi Lata,
      Girls in general have fine, thin hair on the body and face, so when they use turmeric daily, the result will show very fast. But since boys have a more thick and coarse hair, it takes a long time to stunt the hair growth visibly. Since we use turmeric bath powders and oils regularly everyday for really a long time, we don't use it for boy babies. If you are using it irregularly and for shorter duration, you can use it for boy babies too. Hope this clears your doubt..:)

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    2. thanks...yes it does clear my doubt anyways after certain period of time they hate all this oil application and herbal powder application..Please amma No oil or any kind of yellow powder:-( but will try you beautiful baby bath powder recipe it is fit for a king..such detailed research na.

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  14. I am sorry for the late reply. You can start using this oil when the baby is around 3 months old, we use it from the second month itself. It is not harsh at all and in fact it will greatly prevent all skin diseases but try to make your own turmeric paste using organic turmeric for making the oil.....

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  15. Hi Ramya,
    I came to your blog while searching something on google. and I must say it is one of the best thing happened to me. Off late I have also started making hair oil for my daughter at home. Just one question: My daughter is 6.5 yrs old and has some hair on her back. Will it be possible to reduce hairs using this oil now? or would you suggest some other scrub/mask? Thanx

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    1. Hi Archna, I am very very sorry for the late reply and I am so very glad that you find the blog useful :) Start using bath powder (recipe in the blog) for her daily along with this oil (you can use this oil at any age) and with regular use you will notice the hair thinning out...

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  16. Hello Ramya,
    Thanks for the wonderful blog. Coconut oil is generally known to improve hair growth. If this is used on the skin as you suggested will it not increase hair growth on the skin?

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    1. Hello Ramya, Would you mind responding to this question?

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    2. I am very sorry, I somehow missed answering this question. I have been using coconut oil on my skin for a long time and I haven't seen any increased hair growth on the skin at all. ( I think body hair growth is hormone related than external application)...

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  17. Hi Ramya
    your blog is very informative . Thanks for posting all these useful tips
    my daughter is 3 month old and has lots of hair on forehead shoulder earand back. I didn't find the turmeric u mentioned, but I got the kasturi manjal in powdered form. How much quantity to be added to 1cup coconut oil n how? Should I heat oil first. After massage how long should I keep it before giving her bath. Can I use these oil for her daily massage. Is there any problem if the oil by mistakenly gets applied on eyebrows.
    pls do reply
    bharathi

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    1. Hi Bharathi, I am very sorry for the late reply. I would suggest using 2 teaspoons of turmeric powder for a cup of oil. Mix both the turmeric powder and coconut oil, heat on low flame till a nice smell wafts, switch off and strain. After massage wait for 5 to 10 minutes and you can use this oil to massage her everyday. It's ok if it gets applied accidentally on the eyebrows once in a while...:)

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  18. Hi Ramya
    I have been using these oil since last one week. Now I am actually feeling like my baby's skin is becoming dry. Don't know why. Is it possible because of the these oil. If no please suggest me with some remedy.
    please do reply as soon as possible please.
    Bharathi

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    1. Turmeric is drying on the skin but if used along with unrefined oils it does not cause any drying on the skin. If you feel it is only because of this oil, try stopping it for a few days and see whether her skin condition improves and if it does, stop using it. In the mean time, apply pure warm malai (the cream that collects on milk, remove it while the milk is still warm) on her skin before bath, it will cure the dry skin very fast.

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  19. Hi will this improve the complexion as well? My baby is getting darker day by day. I'm using lakshadi kerathailam now.

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    1. Turmeric does improve the complexion, try massaging daily with the oil and also try using the bath powder for babies along with it for best results..

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  20. Hi Madam,

    can we use normal coconut oil (like parachute) for this ? how can we get virgin coconut oil ?

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    1. I would suggest using unrefined coconut oil than refined coconut oil brands. Though in India we don't have many virgin coconut oil brands, we do get a few. Ask for it in the departmental stores, they will guide you but make sure to check whether the company is ISO certified...

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  21. If we use turmeric it ll tan the skin or not while we go in the sun light?

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    1. Turmeric does not tan the skin of everyone. Even in a study only 4 out of 21 people experienced tanning after using turmeric. Try it for yourself and see how your skin reacts to it..

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  22. Hi are you allowed to give bubble bath after the tumeric and cocunet oil pasta

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    1. You can give a bubble bath after using this turmeric oil....

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  23. I made the tumeric mixture however the tumeric powder falls to the bottom of the mixture in a container...the weather is cold in the uk...is that ok thanks

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  24. How long does it take to work thanks

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    1. If the turmeric paste is coarse the mixture will fall to the bottom. Strain the mixture before bottling it. You will see positive results in the skin with regular usage of turmeric oil for about a month or so....

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  25. Can I use any other base oil with turmeric for my 9 months old girl? Pls also suggest hair oil recipe for babies. Thanks!

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    1. You can use any pure unrefined oil for making turmeric oil. I would suggest using only pure homemade coconut oil for her hair as she is very young. You can find the link for method of making coconut oil at home in the first paragraph above...

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  26. Thanks Ramya for this insightful info

    Can I use turmeric powder to mix homemade palm kernel oil , then use same on my 5months old baby. She's getting darker and hope the mixture will lighten her skin with no side effect?

    Please confirm and also what's the process involved.

    Thanks in advance for your response

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    1. I have not used palm kernel oil but you can use it along with organic turmeric powder for her. Try using organic cold pressed palm oil instead of the refined oil. In my personal opinion, massaging babies with any pure unrefined oils regularly will prevent skin infections and also gives them a smooth and glowing skin...

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  27. Dear Ramya,
    Your blog is amazing!
    Is it essential to use Coconut oil or one can use Almond oil as well? My daughter is 4.5 months and approximately how long will it take for it to show some results?
    Thank you ��

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  28. Hi Ramya,
    Your blog is amazing!
    Is it essential to use organic cold pressed coconut oil or one can use organic cold pressed almond oil as well?
    Also how long will it take for it to show some results? I mean how do I know that I'm on the right track?
    Thank you 😊

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  29. Hi Ramya!
    I have 3 years old daughter who has eczema/dermatitis.
    I used besan turmeric ubtan few times, but she gets rash on the body. Can I use this above mentioned oil for her for removal of hair? Also instead coconut oil, can I Use badam rogan. If yes, does it need to be heated as well, Or it has to be coconut oil only.
    How often should I apply it for the results?
    RK

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    1. Hi Ramya!
      Can you please reply for my query

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  30. hai ramya garu !! i am 22 yrs old and i do have little hair on my body..i don't prefer waxing..does this oil helps me in thinning my body hair??

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