One of the greatest rewards of my work arrived recently with the experience of being a grandmother for the first time.

Anyone who knows Absolute Essential will know that we have had a mother and baby focus for many years and I have developed a family care specialty at my clinic that has always been central to the drive of obtaining the very best of organic ingredients with an absolute purity record.

So imagine my sense of fulfillment in being able to really contribute to my own daughter's wellbeing and comfort throughout her first pregnancy and to be involved in the nurture of my own granddaughter's coming into the world.

New life is of course a life-affirming event but for me this personal experience has confirmed the value of my life's work too. Because to hold that tiny, sweet entity for the first time and to be so deeply touched by the purity of the energy that emanates from her is to know that any and every effort that contributes to protecting and treasuring that elemental innocence is a blessed endeavour.

Skin is the first line of defense for mother and baby

What it comes down to with the kind of natural health care that we are creating is giving mother and child the best possible advantage for a healthy future. And now as I watch my beautiful family growing healthy and strong before my very eyes, I am always immensely grateful for the simple power in the plant oils that I can use to shield and nurture them as they grow.

Of all the wonderful blends we have in our Mother and Baby range, here is where I want to highlight pure plant oils for maternity and baby skin as a gentle, easy step towards strengthening and protecting their natural health, every day.

Because the skin, as the body's largest organ, is our first line of defense against the impure world and it makes perfect sense to defend and nourish it with only the purest of natural ingredients.

Why pure plant oils are the only thing you need for pure skin care

When we apply pure plant oils and all their inherent goodness to the skin, they are accepted and absorbed as a completely compatible natural resource.

  • Unlike creams that contain emulsifiers, oils leave no residue - only soft, supple, healthy skin.
  • Because oil dissolves oil, the surface pores are gently cleansed of any excess sebum and attached dirt (and the sebum production actually becomes more balanced)
  • The skin's outer barrier is reinforced by the addition of natural oils that are absorbed into the surface layers of skin cells and lipids that form the essential outer-seal against water loss and microbial invasion
  • And with the outer barrier intact the inner dermis is protected but can still receive the compound nutrients such as essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals that all contribute to healthy skin cell function including elasticity and regeneration.

Amazing pure skin products to help make life easy and safe

If you only use one quality carrier oil as a moisturizer/cleanser for yourself and your baby, then I would recommend virgin organic Sweet Almond Oil because it is baby-light, soothing and nourishing.

And while I would never deter a person from finding a simple pure solution that works for them, I would suggest that for this special time in life there is room for some extra-special blending to really get the best of everything that is good and pure working for your family's wellbeing.

For this reason I would highly recommend:

Maternity Stretchmark Oil (organic)


This blend was voted best health product in the people's choice category 2013 by the NZ Woman's weekly readers.When that happened we were thrilled but not at all surprised.

We knew that it contained the highest possible synergy of nutrient rich, very pure, organic plant oils. We knew that it had been enhanced with therapeutic aromas and properties to support physical, mental and emotional processes during pregnancy.

We also knew that it offered a smoothing, silky body experience that brought intense elastic-boosting qualities to condition the skin for natural stretch and to protect maternity health with a resulting strong, supple epidermal barrier.

It has an amazing base of pure and virgin carrier oils and some wonderful powerful enhancements such as:

Baby Pure Rose & Chamomile Oil (organic)


I have loved using this on my grandchild and I cannot recommend it enough, especially as there are so many baby products out there with added perfume and unnecessary ingredients - all of which gets absorbed into nascent body systems. This one is perhaps the most lovingly crafted of all my blends because of how absolutely precious its end-user is.

I have drawn on my many years of experience of working with pure plant oils to find all those best suited to a baby-level of sensitivity. The blending is exceptionally gentle for a perfect lightness and delicacy to softly nurture and protect.

In a silky, soft base that works equally well for nappy care as for baby massage, I have included:

  • Chamomile Roman (organic) - comforting and soothing to skin and emotions.
  • Rose Maroc - known as the scent of angels, wonderfully calming and skin nurturing.
  • Sweet Almond Oil (organic) - emollient but baby-skin light, with soothing, skin-healing qualities.
  • Calendula Oil: Infused (organic) - moisturising and wonderfully baby gentle, with soothing and healing qualities.
  • Wheatgerm Oil virgin - rich in moisturising vitamin E and baby-soft absorption.

Be sure and pass on the word to all the mums and babies you're lucky enough to have in your life.

Medicinal-grade essential oils must be 100% pure. At Absolute Essential we use certified organic or wild grown (sustainable) plants to produce our oils and all extraction processes are strictly controlled to produce the best quality oil with a maximum purity and therapeutic value. See more at Absolute Essential .