Delightfully Fragrant Herbs for your Baby
Babies develop the ability to smell while they are still in the womb. There are various herbs with mild and soothing aromas that are known to relax and calm your baby. Here are some easy-to-maintain, fragrant herbs that can be grown in your own garden, providing an atmosphere that puts your baby at ease.
Lavender has a sweet aroma that evokes a sense of serenity and comfort. It has certain calming properties that are known to help new moms and babies get through sleepless nights. When inhaled, Lavender scent can be an excellent muscle relaxer for expectant mothers.
This delicate plant is well-known for being mild on one’s senses. The plant emits a distinctive yet pleasant apple-like smell which reduces stress and promotes a good night’s sleep. It is often recommended to babies who are teething and are colicky.
Rose is a common plant found in most gardens. The beautiful flower emits a fragrance that is beyond description – sweet, calming and exotic. Rose has properties that balance the body and mind, making it the perfect floral aroma to calm restless babies especially if they are unwell with fever or colic.
Lemongrass has a distinctive citrusy aroma and is known to have strong, rejuvenating and energizing properties. Lemongrass is also popularly known as ‘Fever Grass’ in many Asian countries due to its ability to reduce fever. It is also known to alleviate depression, anxiety and mood swings.
With these plants, you will not only have a scented garden and visually appealing ambience, but an amazing treasure chest of nature’s remedies at your fingertips!