Herbal Cold Remedies: Maty’s All Natural Baby Chest Rub

It is cold and flu season, and there is nothing worse than watching your baby suffer from congestion.  There are not many products that are safe to use on baby, and breastfeeding is the most effective method of passing immunities onto an infant and toddler.   Mothers can take herbal remedies, such as organic echinacea tincture that will boost breast milk defensive qualities; however, it is not recommended herbal remedies be ingested by babies.

One alternative, that may alleviate congestion, is Maty’s All Natural Baby Chest Rub .

Our proprietary blend of essential oils boosts immune function while it calms and soothes your baby. The all natural blend is petroleum and menthol free and can be used on babies three months and older…

Petroleum jelly is only as good as its refining process. Byproducts produced from refining are PAHs, or polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons, and 1,4 dioxane. These impurities are known carcinogens (cancer-causing agents), which have been studied around the world for work related exposures. If the manufacturer is not careful, the refining process may not have removed all these impurities. Independent test labs have found these carcinogens present in commercial health products like baby shampoos, lipsticks and lotions. The manufacturing process has not been able to remove all these impurities.

One study conducted on the effects of menthol found that it increased mucous formation in the air passages. Infant nasal passages may be too small to handle this increased mucous production and therefore pose a health risk to the infant.

Made in the USA, this chest rub utilizes the healing properties of the following essential oils:

You can also alleviate the effects of congestion by using essential oils in a vaporizer.

Would I buy this product?  Yes.  The scent is not overbearing but gentle and appropriate for little ones, although this product would be better if it contained organically grown ingredients.

Disclosure:  The products described above were sent to us as free samples, unless noted differently in the review.  Prior assurances as to the nature of the reviews, whether positive or negative, were not given.  No financial payments were accepted in exchange for the reviews.  The reviews reflect our honest, authentic opinions.

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