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What kind of olive oil is best for baby's skin?....<br><br>
I can barely know what kind to use in cooking - there are far too many varieties! lol<br><br>
Obviously I will be buying organic cause I dont know what they use otherwise!...but virgin? extra virgin? does it matter? lmao
 

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Been reading in Julie Gabriel's <i>The Green Beauty Guide</i> this week and she says that "virtually any unscented organic plant oil can be used to moisturize a baby's skin. Avocado, grape seed, and virgin olive oils are among the best." I have recently begun using a calendula-infused olive oil and am using organic EVOO. Hope this helps!
 

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when i worked in a salon we used grapeseed, i think just b/c it's pretty non-stinky.<br>
for olive oil extra-virgin would be the least olive-y smelling.
 

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oooo calendula infused sounds like it would be lush on baby skin!...<br>
I shall see what the health shop has - extra virgin it is though if nothing else! - Thanks!
 

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Ann - I am following you around the internet! LOL!<br><br>
Weleda has a calendula baby oil and it is lovely as is their calendula lotion. Otherwise just use organic extra virgin.
 

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On a completely unrelated (sorta) note, did you hear about the Olive Oil scandal? Apparently Italy only produces enough Olive Oil for their own country and has only a limited amount for export. People are reporting that a lot of Olive Oil sold in North America is a "watered down" version. They're mixing it with other oil. Just food for thought <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I heard natural almond oil is very good too.
 
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