Organic baby lotion recipes that the whole family can enjoy, pure and simple!!
Lotion recipes are so easy and best of all, free of needless chemicals. The soothing milk and honey lotion is great for babies but actually you'll enjoy it to!
Also, don't miss the baby oil recipe below, it's great for massaging your baby! Just like the lotion, you'll probably be dipping into it yourself!
Honey and essential oils should wait until after 6 months of age in your lotion recipes, (milk & honey lotion) since honey can have bacteria (botulism) that although rare, newborns are susceptible to.
Also, as I’ve mentioned throughout this site, essential oils can be potent and should wait until at least six months of age.
Although, I've been told from birth it's okay to use Chamomile, Lavender, Yarrow and Dill, I'm not advising it because I don't know the quality of oil you may be using.
It's important to use only pure, quality oils, avoiding the synthetic oils completely.
Even using quality oils, you should still avoid Anise, Eucalyptus and Wintergreen on little ones under the age of two.
It’s always best to error on the side of caution when we’re talking about newborns – pure and simple is the safest route.
There are several benefits to making your own organic baby lotion the most important is you know what you're using on your baby, you have the peace of mind knowing it's pure and free of chemicals.
Secondly, you'll save money making your own and can adjust recipes to exactly what you like.
This takes trial and error but that's half the fun and you'll be able to share with others and have something special and unique for gift giving!
Essential Body Lotion - Recipe 1
1 C Water, 2 Tbs grated beeswax, 1/2 C olive oil, essential oil of your choice. (approx. 15 drops)
Directions - Using a double boiler, add water and wax on top pan, heat until melted.
Remove from heat, add olive oil and blend. Add essential oils and blend again.
Once mixture is cool, store in clean container.
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Essential Body Lotion - Recipe 2
1/2 C Sesame or Olive oil, 1/4 C Coconut oil, 1/4 C Beeswax
Variations: If you want, you could add:
1 tsp Vit E Oil or 1 Tablespoon Cocoa Butter or Shea Butter
Optional: A few drops of your favorite Essential Oil
Directions - In a glass mason jar (or save those glass jars from your frig....mayo, pickles, etc) Combine all ingredients in your jar and place jar in sauce pan with a little water and heat. As it heats the ingredients will melt. Stir the completely melted lotion until it is well mixed. Make sure it is cool before using.
Works great on everything from diaper rash to eczema...not to mention just a nice moisturizing massage!
Milk & Honey Lotion
Heat 1 C honey and 1C heavy cream or milk until well mixed.
Let cool and keep refrigerated. (warm in hands before using)
The more we learn how to take care of our families and the less we have to rely on others....the better!!
3 Tablespoons Sweet Almond Oil
1 tsp Evening Primrose Oil
If over 6 months add 4-5 drops of your favorite essential oil. (Lavender, rose or neroli, etc.)
Mix oil from 3 vitamin E capsules with 1 C of either, grapeseed, almond, olie or sunflower in a bowl.
Mix well – can be used for cradle cap, chapped or irritated skin, a nice massage or just simply all over after a nice bath.
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