With a background in Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, I was well versed in the practical benefits of baby massage. I had seen many a baby instantly calmed and consoled by a gentle, loving massage. I loved teaching parents the techniques and watching them bond with their babies as they rubbed oils into their little ones. When a colleague directed me to research regarding the benefits of coconut oil for these massages, I was hooked. Naturally, when I fell pregnant, coconut oil became my best friend. With the jar in the bathroom liberally used throughout my pregnancy, I fell more and more in love with the wonderful oil.
Then came my own little one. So wide-eyed and attentive from the day she was born. Naturally, coconut oil massages were enjoyed every night. But when we started having less and less sleep, more and more difficulty going to sleep and so many unsettled nights, I began searching for something (anything!) to help me settle her and get some more sleep myself.
When I discovered essential oils to help calm babies, I was amazed at how much they helped us. The first night I added the essential oils to our coconut oil massage, she was so relaxed and happy, and drifted off to a peaceful sleep soon after. Invigorated by my first good nights sleep in a long time, I started on a journey of research in to natural baby care.
Shocked by the number of nasty and artificial ingredients contained in most baby care products - even those most traditionally loved and recommended by doctors and mums alike - I began to develop completely natural and organic alternatives (utilising our favourite coconut oil, of course!). When a friend suggested that she would like to gift some of the massage oil I had created for her when her little one was born, the notion of sharing my creations with other like-minded mamas was formed… and here I am today, with Tiny Tonics!
Using the best quality ingredients, and with products hand-blended in small batches, Tiny Tonics products hope to make a difference in the way you and your little one’s skin is cared for. I hope you love these products as much as I love creating them!