Sophie’s Star Buys: Minyak Telon

Thanks Mamas for your support in the Zwitsal Baby Hair Lotion! 🙂 Response has been positive and I hope that the hair lotion works for your little ones just like it has worked on Bubba.

IMG_5333Today, I have these products to share with you all – Minyak Telon – otherwise, known as Tummy Oil in our household.

A traditional must-have in most Chinese homes is this baby tummy oil called ‘Ruyi Oil’ which is said to help reduce ‘wind’ in baby’s tummy. To be honest, I was about to get a couple of bottles of ‘Ruyi Oil’ prior to Bubba’s arrival until the sister stopped me and told me that I should just use Minyak Telon. I was then reminded of my youngest sister and how comforting that baby oil smelled around her when I helped babysit when she was just a tiny bub.

What is Minyak Telon?
Minyak Telon is an aromatic oil that is frequently used to moisturise babies’ bodies and help prevent gassiness, fussiness, and colic. It also help to keep the baby’s body. It has a gentler smell compared to the traditional Ruyi Oil. And lastly, a lot of the Indonesians use this oil for massage and to ease mild cold or flu symptoms.

You could get Minyak Telon in Singapore but we get our supply of Minyak Telon from Jakarta simply because my mom’s boss has highly recommended several brands and we just stuck with it. My parents travel to Indonesia quite a fair bit for work and my Mom even had a bottle of home-made Minyak Telon for Bubba. But supply was obviously limited. Right now, our fave brand of Minyak Telon has got to be from Konicare. We alternate between these 2 bottles and am selling them here for personal consumption only because my Dad brought back some of these from his travels.

IMG_0350 Why we love Minyak Telon?
A must-have in Bubba’s daily bathing regime, this Minyak Telon helps to keep Bubba’s tummy and feet warm. We love the scent too for it’s a very soothing and gentle scent that doesn’t burn nor irritate the nose when applied. Minyak Telon is also gentle to be used on babies from birth and you can even use it as a massage oil which was what we did when Bubba was less than a month.

Minyak Telon (60ml) : $3.50

Purpose: Helps relieve flatulence and provide a sense of warmth on the baby’s body

Ingredients: Oleum Cajuputi 42 % , Oleum Anisi 8 % , 50 % Oleum Cocos

How to use: Put a few drops of oil into your hands and rub them before massaging baby. Warm hands are more soothing; cold hands may startle her and make her cry. Rub oil on baby’s stomach, chest and back after shower to help keep baby warm. We also love to rub the oil on Bubba’s feet just to keep her feet warm too. So you can do the same if you are interested.IMG_0354

Minyak Telon Plus (60ml) : $4.50 [SOLD OUT]

Purpose: Dual function that helps to provide a sense of warmth on the baby’s body and as well as prevent babies from those nasty mosquito/ insect bites.

Ingredients: Oleum Lavandulae 30 mg, 30 mg Geranii Oleum, Oleum Cajuputi 420 mg, Oleum Anisi 100 mg, 420 mg of Oleum Cocos

How To Use : Likewise, put a few drops of oil into your hands and rub them before massaging baby. Rub evenly on the baby’s abdomen, back and chest, including open areas of the body such as neck, hands and feet which may be easily bitten by mosquitoes. Best to use this product after a bath.


If you are interested to get your hands on these bottles of Minyak Telon, please email to let me know which type of Minyak Telon you would be keen to get. Price not inclusive of local postage and while supplies last!


Note: Lady J’s Musings did not receive any monetary rewards for this post. All views expressed are purely of my own and written according to my experience in using the products. Results may vary for individuals using the product. I’m in no way affiliated to the brand, but would like to share some of these products to interested parties. 


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