May 20, 2011

I'm lovin' IntelliCeuticals harmonic baby massage oil!

A couple of weeks ago I was asked to review IntelliCeuticals harmonic baby aromatic massage oil and was very excited when the bottle of the BEST smelling massage oil finally arrived.
Harmonic Baby Aromatic Massage Oil is a 100% natural formula which contains the following carefully selected essential aromatherapy oils in therapeutic dosage:
  • Mandarin essential oil (Citrus reticulata) (outer peel fruit) is a gentle and elevating oil. It has harmonizing and stimulating properties and is well-known to maintain emotional balance. This oil is excellent to use with a massage before sleep.
  • Neroli essential oil (Citrus vulgaris and Citrus Bigardia) (flower)a perfect compliment to a relaxing massage, helping to pacify and brighten the baby's spirit.
  • Chamomile essential oil (Matricaria chamomilla) (seeds) known for its calming and soothing properties.
This product contains no harmful petrochemicals, sodium lauren sulfate (SLS) or parabens. This product is not tested on animals, contains no animal products, glutens, artificial colors, preservatives or flavors and is suitable for lacto-vegetarians.

The twins were more than happy to help me review this wonderful massage oil. I welcome anything that promotes calm and sleep because the twins have an aversion to sleeping.
Alejandra is worse out of the two but as soon I began rubbing the oil on her belly she stopped wiggling around and inhaled deeply. Then calmed down as I continued with the massage but not before she checked out the bottle of this fantastic baby massage oil

 I love that the oil is all natural so I did not have to worry about it being toxic to the girls in anyway, especially since they were eating it.

The many benefits of massage for a baby:
  • Massage will help to relax baby and relieve pent up tension and frustration. 
  •  Massage has been shown to provide relief from colic and other problems related to digestion.
  • It improves circulation and boosts the immune system by moving the lymph around.
  • Its therapeutic benefits help relieve the pain of teething.
  • Babies who are regularly massaged are more friendly and alert when awake and are more receptive to hugs and cuddles in later years.
  • Premature Babies particularly will benefit from massage.
  • Premature babies who receive massage whilst in hospital are allowed home on average 6 days earlier than non-massaged babies.
  • When premature babies receive standard hospital care they appear stressed, their pulse rates increase and their oxygen levels fall; however, when they are massaged, the opposite happens, pulse rates fall and oxygen levels rise.
  • Massage is used in many special care baby units.
Valentina could not get enough of this oil. She constantly brought her hands to her nose and smelling this little piece of heaven in a bottle.

The benefits to the parent:
  • Massaging baby will aid bonding.
  • Studies have shown that parents experience a fall in stress levels when they regularly massage their babies.
  • Working parents who are able to massage baby soon after they return home from work will enjoy quality time with their little one which helps them ‘switch off’ from work, relax and reconnect with their family.
By far a sleeping baby is the best benefit of all

 Here are some helpful massage tips; 
  • Have everything ready before you begin: a cozy surface, a warm blanket, massage oil, and diapers.
  • Make sure the room is warm enough that your baby will be comfortable with few or no clothes on.
  • Ask your baby’s permission before beginning: "Are you ready for your massage today?" Doing this helps your baby understand healthy touch.
  • Pay attention to your baby’s cues. Both of you should enjoy the experience and there’s no need to feel pressured to do a complete massage. You’ll be able to tell if she’s enjoying the massage by watching her facial expressions, noting any startle reflexes, and tuning in to how her body responds to the strokes.
  • Take your time; punctuate the massage with moments of stillness. A hand cradling the top of the baby’s head, her tummy or back reassures the baby and gives her a break from the strokes.
  • Never push past the baby’s resistance
  • Feel free to do only the strokes your baby really likes, play along the way, and always stop when it’s clear your baby has had enough.

Video on how baby massage basics
Baby massage techniques video

Co-founded by Rebecca Griffin and Teresa Garland in 2006. IntelliGender revolutionized baby gender discovery with the world’s first in-home, urine based Gender Prediction Test™ and has over 500,000 satisfied customers worldwide.

 "At the core of our success is our goal of providing high quality, fun, affordable pre-birth experiences for the expectant mother and healthy essentials for mom and baby."

The Intelligender product line continues to expand, now including more exciting products for Mom and baby. The new IntelliCeuticals™ products are made of proven remedies, herbal extracts, and flower essences all formulated to promote physical, emotional or psychological health and restore balance in the body. They are safe, effective, and designed to bring you relief from the stresses of pregnancy and early motherhood.

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Right now they are offering a  special online pricing for IntelliGender GPT! The test is $29.95 + free standard shipping. If you order 2 or more tests, there is an additional 20% discount, which equals out to $23.96 per test! Perfect for moms who want to test more than once or want to buy a test for a friend.

As well as a 25% off coupon to the readers of their mom bloggers who order any of the IntelliCeuticals products from their website (the IntelliGender test is not included). Please enter code IC025 at checkout.
You can purchase the IntelliGender Gender Prediction Test on their website or at the following retailers:
Babies 'R Us
Rite Aid

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Disclaimer- The above product was received from the company for review purposes. all opinions expressed are honest and of my own, NOT influenced in any way


Marlee said...

Found you at the Making New Friends Blog Hop, and am glad I did! Am a happy new follower, great post!


New follower from the Finding New Friends blog hop, would love it if you'd swing by my blog when you get a chance! :)

Its me.. Amy said...

Hi there! Following from the Finding New Friends hop! Hope you can stop by and follow back!

Amy @ Render Me Mama

thechattymommy said...

Hi - I am a new follower and would love a follow back.

Mama on a Green Mission said...

I'm already a follower but I liked you on FB now too! I want to invite you to link up to our Super Stalker Sunday blog hop - the linky just opened so you can get a good spot if you link up this evening! :)

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Karen F said...

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Jenn said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for following! I am following back! Those massage oils look yummy -- I like that they are safe for babies... I love things that smell nice but I never know if the fragrances are safe for the kids. I also know that essential oils can act like hormones in the body, and that there are some you just can't use. I love that they make it easy for you. I might just have to buy these!

Have a great week!
Smiles, Jenn

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