Lakshadi Keratailam Ayurvedic Massage Oil for Baby – Review

Posted on Dec 8 2013 - 9:30am by Sangeetha Menon

Ayurvedic massage oil for baby

Before my delivery like any other mom, my Amma had started searching for a caretaker / nanny for me and my baby. After months of wide search , phone calls to her friends and relatives Amma found the one she was searching for. We called her ” Pushpa” Aunty and must say we were blessed to have her. Cheerful , energetic and full of life, she used to take care of me , baby and even help Amma in the kitchen. Gradually she became a part of my family. When Anshika was 3 months old , she left us for  the next appointment she had committed. Even today she makes it a point to come home and look at Anshika’s latest photos that we send to Amma. This oil was suggested by her as she vouches on Ayurveda and Ayurvedic products. So this post is the review of Lakshadi Keratailam Ayurvedic Massage Oil for baby


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Lakshadi Keratailam by Kottakal Aryavaidyasala comes in a plastic bottle . The colour of the oil is yellow and has a good fragrance


  • Lakshadi oil is an Ayurvedic herbal oil, used in the treatment of fever and related body ache.
  • It is used for external application.
  • This oil is prepared in sesame oil base.
  • It is used for external application only.
  • It is used in Ayurvedic therapies such as Abhyanga (massage).
  • Externally, it can be used for a very long period of time.


Each 10 ml :
Keratailam     10.000ml
Laksha          2.500g
Asvagandha   0.092g
Nisa              0.092g
Daru              0.092g
Kaunti            0.092g
Kushtha         0.092g
Abda             0.092g
Chandana      0.092g
Murva            0.092g
Rohini           0.092g
Rasna          0.092g
Satahva        0.092g
Madhuka      0.092g
Mastu          40.000m

PRICE : 114 INR for 200 ml


  • Absorbs easily into baby’s skin
  • Fragrance is good
  • It’s Ayurvedic , so free from chemicals
  • Affordable price
  • 200 ml can last long . I have been using it from the past 2 months for Anshika and still there is oil left in the bottle.


  • Cant use it on hair as it has turmeric in it
  • Not available in the local stores

MY EXPERIENCE WITH LAKSHADI OIL : I use this oil for Anshika’s pre bath body massage . For hair I use Aloeveda distil virgin coconut oil. I don’t feel any difference it has brought when compared to the virgin coconut oil I use for her.

WOULD I RECOMMEND THIS? Yes if you are looking for a good Ayurvedic massage oil for baby , this is a must buy.

MY RATING : 4 out of 5

Do you use Ayurvedic massage oil for your baby ? Please share with me in comments.

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Sangeetha is the owner of Bumps n Baby and a super cool mom of a 2 year old princess. Her life revolves around diapers, laptop and kitchen these days as she is mastering the art of multi-tasking .

18 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Meena February 12, 2015 at 4:12 PM - Reply

    Hi my baby was born fair but now her skin tone becomes very dark i’m using this oil for my baby for one past month.. i didnt find any difference on her skin tone. pls sugggest some ideas to change my baby skin colour

    • Sangeetha Menon February 12, 2015 at 4:18 PM - Reply


      A baby’s skin complexion would be genetical either from father or mother’s family. You can use the oil to see a difference in baby’s even toned skin with regular usage. But complexion entirely depends on the genes she inherited.

  2. meena January 25, 2015 at 8:06 PM - Reply

    how to apply this oil for babies..i heard it should be heated before applying to baby..pls clarify

  3. roshisumoj January 13, 2015 at 10:23 AM - Reply

    please tell me nalpamaradhi kera thailam is good for baby massage?

    • Sangeetha Menon January 13, 2015 at 6:25 PM - Reply

      Yes Roshi its very good for baby’s massage. Will post the review pretty soon here.

  4. Ani August 16, 2014 at 1:21 PM - Reply

    Hi, I have 5 months old male bay. His skin is not so fair and his Mom is very upset for the same.One my colleague suggest to me that Lakshadhi kerathailam is good for babies skin and the regular use of the thailam cause better result for baby skin fairness. Is it true?? Idon’t know the use of Ayurveda..

    How long it will be used for for the fairness of his skin??

    Please advice to me the uses and the ways to apply his body.. Any problem causes to apply his face and eyes?

    Eager to wait your reply Mam…

    • Sangeetha Menon August 16, 2014 at 2:43 PM - Reply

      Hi Ani ,

      A baby’s skin color and complexion is highly determined by the genes he has inherited. Please tell this to your mom. I can understand how you feel as a mom on this…Lakshadi keratailam has turmeric in it which is good for clearing out the skin and whitening properties.

      You can use it but I don’t know if it guarantees the white complexion. Its a very good massage oil and please don’t apply it on his head or eyes or ears. Its strictly for body massage only. Thanks for commenting :)

  5. santhosh June 6, 2014 at 5:12 PM - Reply

    can we Lakshadhi kerathailam for new born babies?

    • Sangeetha Menon June 7, 2014 at 1:56 PM - Reply

      Yes you can , please note lakshadi keratailam shouldnt be used on hair as it has turmeric.

  6. sonia March 20, 2014 at 9:26 PM - Reply

    Hiee sangeeta…today I bought this oil for my 18 months old toddler…his complexion is getting dull and I thought of giving it a try…one of my friends baby girl used dermadew soap to improve complexion and I guess whether soap is going to do any wonders but u wont believe that it has really done… and I am yet to believe it…anywayz if this oil works out I am going to definitely believe and share it. Thanx for the review !

  7. Nancy March 8, 2014 at 1:49 PM - Reply

    hi am nancy my daughter is 1 yr old she fair an using gram flour+ green gram flour powder for bathing planning to add paneer rose to it can i use this oil for my little one i just want to maintain her skin tone guide me please

    • Sangeetha Menon March 10, 2014 at 5:04 AM - Reply

      Hi Nancy,

      Thanks for commenting :)

      Yes you can use this oil to maintain the skin tone and even improve it too..

  8. Athira S Nath December 30, 2013 at 1:17 PM - Reply

    Hi Sangeetha, its nice to see the review of Lakshadhi thailam..Even i am using this for my baby…As an Ayurvedic doctor I can give you more benefits of lakshadhi oil..
    1. It gives strength to the bones.
    2. It gives strength and flexible movements to the muscles.
    3. It helps in improving the skin complexion as it contains turmeric.
    4. It gives moisture to the baby’s skin.
    Hope this info will help u more..

    • Sangeetha Menon December 30, 2013 at 2:19 PM - Reply

      Hi Athira …Thanks a ton for the info given. Treasure each of your points..

    • Jaini April 12, 2014 at 5:26 PM - Reply

      Hi Athira, can you please let me know if both Lakshadhi kerathailam and Nalpamaradi Kerathailam can be used for BOY babies? Thanks in advance!

      • Athira S Nath April 16, 2014 at 11:51 PM - Reply

        Hi Jaini
        Yes, its absolutely ok to use both lakshadhi kerathailam and nalpamaradhi kerathailam for boys and girls.

  9. givingreadingachance December 8, 2013 at 6:29 PM - Reply

    My mom did the same for me during my 1st delivery :) and hope to do it again soon for our 2nd :) I am pinning this, because we will use Kottackal's oil for the baby massage anyway :) Thanks for the great review!

    • Bumpsnbaby December 8, 2013 at 6:43 PM - Reply

      Heyys thats great … :)

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