Can Lavender help babies sleep?

05/01/2021 — By Hannah Mepham

Can Lavender help babies sleep?

Is your little one losing precious sleep? Lavender has long been used to aid relaxation and many parents find that Lavender helps their baby to sleep. Here we share our tips on using Lavender in baby’s bedtime to help your baby sleep better at night and during naptimes.

 

Why Lavender oil helps sleep

Lavender oil has a distinctive aroma that relaxes the mind and promotes a good night sleep. It has been shown to improve deep sleep for infants and increase relaxation for both mums and babies.1

A relaxing, gentle plant that’s grown in gardens all over the UK, Lavender is a key ingredient in our Soothing Baby Salve, an organic baby sleep salve that supports a silent night’s sleep by calming irritable babies and soothing sleep-disturbing skin complaints including; cradle cap, infant eczema and irritated infant skin.

Lavender is not just helpful for babies! It has also been shown to help the quality of sleep in mothers who have recently had a baby.2

 

What kind of Lavender is best for babies?

Lavender is a fragrance that is loved by many and the sweet organic Lavender oils used to make Organic Babies skin care deliver a light calming aroma that helps fractious infants to settle. Our Lavender scent comes from organically grown English Lavandula angustifolia and Lavandin essential oils.

The organic Lavender oils we use to make our natural baby skin care instantly delivers a beautiful relaxing scent. As with all Organic Babies products, you only need to apply a little to release the soothing benefits, which ensures that your Lavender baby care products last a long time.

Lavender skin care that’s loved by parents

Sleep safe and Midwife approved, our Organic Babies Lavender Soothing Baby Salve is a must have product for parents with young children that won’t settle at night.

Read the parent praise for our Lavender Soothing Baby Salve and Silent Night gift set:

Would highly recommend, great on my babies skin and keeps her nice and calm for bedtime.

Review left by Sarina P on 13 November 2019

This set is a wonder product for my Baby Home SPA! I love nature and every bath time is so relaxing for my little daughter and me as well because of amazing Lavender.

Guest review left on 5th November 2019

The first night using this my baby appeared relaxed whilst drying and dressing him (most nights can be quite stressful as I have a tired wriggle bottom) he fell asleep in a flick of the light switch, couple nights later same routine introduce the salve and the same! Wow is this just a coincidence or what! I'm good few weeks into using this now and I have a very chilled, peaceful contented baby! These products are amazing it certainly works for my baby boy! Thank you Green People.

Review left by Gabrielle J on 29th January 2020

 

How to use Lavender to help baby sleep

Our Organic Babies Soothing Salve is one of our most bought products and makes light work of the dream scenario of getting little ones down for the night so that both you and your baby can get an undisturbed night’s sleep.

Gentle and effective, this multipurpose Lavender baby salve can be applied head to toe and used as:

  • A natural baby sleep salve
  • A relaxing massage oil
  • An eczema-friendly skin salve
  • A salve to calm cradle cap
  • A salve to soothe dry skin

After you have applied the salve, gently rub it into the skin. If using our Soothing Baby Salve to relieve cradle cap, gently rub it into your baby’s scalp and then comb it through to release any dry flakes.

Organic Babies Soothing Baby Salve 100ml

Organic Babies Soothing Baby Salve 100ml

Best-selling eczema-friendly rescue salve to soothe your baby’s skin.

£13.00

 

Is Lavender safe for babies?

Lavender is an incredibly gentle ingredient and when combined with a base oil or incorporated into a baby wash or skin salve, it is safe to use on infants older than 4 weeks. Before baby reaches that milestone, it is best to bathe them with water only. Lavender essential oil itself should not be used in isolation on baby’s skin.

Safe baby sleep is something we advocate at Green People and, in addition to ensuring our Organic Babies Lavender products are sleep safe, we have worked with the Lullaby Trust for several years. Each time our Midwife-approved Lavender Silent Night skin care set is purchased, we make a donation that goes towards helping the charity to raise awareness of safe sleeping practices for young children.

 

A Lavender bedtime duo for restful sleep

You can find two of our best-selling Lavender baby skin care products in the Silent Night skin care set. The Lavender Baby Wash & Shampoo is brilliant for bath-time bonding and creates a bath full of SLS-free, Lavender-scented bubbles. Blended with Aloe Vera and Chamomile to protect sensitive young skin against dryness and irritation, this gentle wash leaves baby feeling relaxed and skin and hair feeling naturally soft. 

The Silent Night set also contains a full-sized Organic Babies Soothing Baby Salve. Loved by mums and babies alike, our Soothing Baby Salve contains a soothing blend of Shea butter and Calendula and can be applied head to toe on infant skin. Rich in Omega-3&6 fatty acids, which are essential for healthy skin. Mums may also like it to use to calm dry hands or as a soothing temple salve.

This baby cream is actually a gentle and effective all purpose cream. (In these curious times you might need 2 pots, one for baby, one for everyone else, as it makes a good hand cream).

Review left by Alison H. on 19 Apr 2020 

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Get personal skin care advice to help your and your baby sleep better with our Lavender baby care products. Please call us on 01403 740350 or chat to us on social @GreenPeopleUK.

 

1 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18053656/

2 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4443384/

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