Also known as “Kesar” in India, Saffron is a spice, used over centuries for its tremendous beauty and health benefits. Saffron oil is extracted from saffron spice and is an important ingredient of most traditional medicines. Enriched with magnesium, copper, potassium, manganese, iron, selenium, zinc, calcium, vitamin A and C and other potent minerals, nutrient-dense Saffron Oil is known to have a wide range of benefits for skin, and overall health.
In Ayurvedic texts, Saffron is known for its healing properties. It is a premium herb, highly efficacious in nature. In the West, this spice is lauded for its suggested benefits to treat stomach disorders, memory issues and inflammation.
Mothers usually worry if saffron is safe for new-borns? The answer is yes as it strengthens their body when administered in a controlled manner. It classifies as “Tridoshara”, an effective destroyer of unbalanced heat, air and phlegm in the human body. In babies, Saffron helps to fight against several bodily ailments. It helps in digestion, has anti-inflammatory properties and also ensures oral hygiene.
Benefits of Saffron Oil for Babies
1. Keeps baby skin radiant
Baby skin is delicate and prone to dryness, rashes and other skin infections. A potent skin hydrant, Saffron oil with its moisture absorbing nature keeps the skin radiant.
Saffron oil’s antioxidant properties also soothe your little one’s skin and, in some cases, clears skin allergies and keeps the skin smooth.
2. Builds healthy bones
Saffron absorbs calcium that helps to strengthen their bones. Gently massaging your little one with saffron oil infused creams boosts their muscle health.
3. Keeps your little ones happy
Saffron is a stimulant that creates a sense of happiness in babies. When they are cranky or irritable, saffron is usually mixed in breast milk and given to new born babies to calm their restlessness.
4. Prevents Cold, Cough and Flu
One of the key benefits of Saffron Oil is that it keeps away cold, cough and flu. Dilute it with few drops of water and applying it on your baby’s chest and back can give them relief instantly.
5. Protects their eye sight
Saffron is good for protecting eyesight. It contains compounds that reduces the retinal stress that affects the eyes of infants due to bright lights.
Why do we use Saffron Oil in Maaté Baby Body Butter?
Saffron oil is one of the key ingredients used in our highly emollient Maaté Baby Body Butter. It is intensely moisturizing, keeps the skin soft and supple, prevent skin rashes and maintains natural skin radiance in babies.
Care must be taken to only give smaller amounts of Saffron infused oil to babies. Despite extensive benefits and no side effects, it is important to consult with your physician before using this magic ingredient for your little ones.