Reasons for not using essential and fragrance oils
Before three months
Newborn skin is a little too sensitive and as smell is an essential part of the bonding process it’s nicer not to mask the natural scent of you and baby.Some essential oils have antibacterial properties and, as babies need exposure to certain bacteria for normal immune system development, we don’t want to interfere with this process.
Beyond three months
Essential oils can be beneficial if used appropriately for therapeutic reasons but some babies continue to have sensitive skin. Fragrances are usually there to appeal to the adult. For babies strong smells can be too stimulating and overwhelming so especially with a product designed for all over use, such as massage oil, or when using a combination of products, unfragranced is the best choice.