Diaper rash. Skin irritations. Scrapes and scratches….All things that you baby’s soft and perfect skin will encounter at some point. Up until very recently I used standard diaper rash cream and ‘natural’ baby lotion to address these issues. Unfortunately many of these products, even those labeled ‘natural’, contain harsh chemicals and petroleum products. They also tend to be pretty pricey.
The alternative I’ve started to use is a very simple, 3-ingredient baby balm that can be used for all these things. This balm cleared up my 8 month old baby’s irritated skin in days. Now I slather it on him after every bath. I’ve also used this balm to soothe a scrapped chin which healed up in no time.
Coconut oil – antiviral and antimicrobial properties, moisturizing
Beeswax – antibacterial and antiviral benefits, acts as a barrier and protects skin
Lavender – soothing for skin irritations
DIY Lavender Baby Balm
- 4 Tbsp organic coconut oil
- 1 Tbsp beeswax pastilles
- 12 drops Lavender essential oil
- Melt together the coconut oil and beeswax in a double boiler
- Remove from heat and add essential oils
- Mix all together and pour into a glass jar
Apply liberally and as needed!
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