Reviewed by Michelle Alexander
If there is one thing I absolutely love to do and cherish, is to cuddle up to my grandchildren and great nephew. My youngest grandchild is nearly 7 and she loves being massaged. Cuddles, no matter what time of day it is are always so very precious, so, when I heard about Organic Monkey Hello Mellow Massage Oil, I really did have to try it.
As a holistic therapist myself, I am funny about what oils to use, especially on children, you have to be very careful. Massaging young children most definitely helps them to relax and encourages calmness. It also encourages a lovely bond with you and the child.
The Hello Mellow massage oil comprises of a very find blend of nourishing organic oils which, not only feeds the skin but also moisturises it too.
I really do love the very small hint of the essential oils, these are orange, lavender and chamomile. The orange is just divine and the lavender and chamomile especially, are essential oils that can help aid restlessness ease, hyperactivity, and contribute to helping baby/toddler to a relaxing nights sleep.
What I particularly love about this product, is that it is organic and the ingredients are second to none. They are all natural as it says on the bottle Organic. Here is the list of ingredients…
Helianthus annuus (sunflower oil), Prunus armeniaca (apricot kernel oil), Prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond oil), Olea europea (olive oil), Tocopherol (vitamin E oil), Citrus sinensis (sweet orange essential oil), Lavandula angustifolia (lavender essential oil), Anthemis nobilis (roman chamomile essential oil),
D Limonene, Linalool
So you know:-
The D Limonene is a chemical found in the peels of citrus fruits and other plants.
The Linalool offers a wide range of benefits, which can help with sleep and stress
HOW TO USE
As it says in the notes that are sent out with the oil, a little goes a long way so be careful not to use too much. As an example, I used 4 drops to massage into my hands, nails and cuticles and that was just about right. For dryer skin, you may wish to add more and I would suggest adding 1 drop at a time so not waste the product or have any excess residue.
The bottle does come with some great information, including Top Tips for A Head To Toe Baby Massage. The information is very informative and tells you how to massage. I have to say, as an aromatherapist, their instructions are invaluable and spot on. What would be great to see, if Organic Monkey provided a video to show this. I myself struggle with written instructions, a video would be an awesome way to learn for those, like me, who need to see how it is done.
This is a lovely oil with a gorgeous aroma. Place your required amount of oil into your hands, gently rub your hands together to evenly distribute the oil and then massage into the desired area. A great tip would be to massage onto the chest area and especially the feet. By massaging into the chest, the aroma from the oils can be inhaled.
The first 3 days of using this made a difference to the cuticles around my nails which are a bit dry. Just after those 3 days, I noticed how much softer and healthier they looked.
There is no sticky residue, it really does penetrate the skin, leaving it feeling soft, light and very silky.
Editor’s Note – This product contains sweet almond oil
Suitable for 3 months upwards.
Just £12.00 for 125ml bottle and can be brought directly from Organic Monkey.
This product can be purchased from Organic Monkey here.