Good enough to eat

olive.jpgWhen I had my first daughter, I must have spent a tiny fortune on different lotions and potions for her. They all smelled so good! So I was really shocked when, after the birth of my second, I was told in the hospital by the midwives that the only thing I should use on a newborn baby is olive oil!

I haven’t bought any expensive lotions since. The girls might smell like food when they are finished with the bath, but their skin is as soft as silk and I have never had any problems with dry skin patches or nappy rash. That could be coincidence, but I reckon it is the power of good quality Italian extra virgin oil from the local supermarket!

- Emilie

7 COMMENTS - Add your own

1. Esther | May 21, 2008 | Reply

Would Spanish olive oil work as well or just the Italian one?

2. Michela | May 21, 2008 | Reply

in italy they do not tell you to use olive oil on babies!!

3. Antonella - Trento - Italy | May 22, 2008 | Reply

Well Esther, if olive oil is good quality it can be Spanish as well! :-)

Emilie and Michela, should you ever go to Liguria, where I spend some days during my Summer look for products made with extra virgin olive oil by VARALDO COSMETICA.
If you need the mail just write to me. I wouldn’t like to make not allowed adv.
Varaldo products are excellent and even on my nephew skin (he’s very delicate) work very well!
Have a nice day you all!

4. Steph | May 22, 2008 | Reply

We were also told in England to avoid commercial products even ones made especially for babies and just to use olive oil. It is great on their delicate skin.

5. Courtney | May 22, 2008 | Reply

Both my babies tasted like olives!! :)
(But I had a very ‘homeopathic’ midwife who offered up all her natural remedies)!

How funny that in Italy they don’t tell you to put olive oil on your babies!!

6. Antonella - Trento - Italy | May 22, 2008 | Reply

Well to be honest to us (in Italy) it was told to use olive oils!
Maybe that’s not use in all regions.But here it is one of the most followed systems to be used with delicate skin of children (together with honey massage).



7. Michela | May 22, 2008 | Reply

I confess that it’s weird to have babies smelling like something you have associated to food for all your life!
It must be fantastic, and extremely natural… cannot get more organic than this…but I just can’t bring myself to use it!