I’m popping in with another DIY care product for you today! I shared my face serum recently, but it’s not the only thing I’ve been making and I’ve got many more recipes for you guys! This is one I use all the time since Abbie is still in diapers and there’s no sign of her potty training yet. It took me a little while to get the consistency where I wanted it, but it’s now the ONLY thing I use on her bottom! It’s made from all natural ingredients and comes together in the microwave! It’s seriously one of the easiest things to do, and it really helps protect Abbie’s sensitive skin.
I measure this out in ounces because I have a kitchen scale and find that it’s easier. You can also take the same proportions and apply it to another way of measuring – cups, tablespoons, etc. This is just easy for me. Oh, and this is completely cloth diaper safe! Enjoy!
DIY Diaper Balm
.5 oz beeswax (get the pellets if you can – they’re easier to work with and melt faster)
1.5 oz coconut oil
1.5 oz. shea butter
5 drops lavender essential oil (I get mine here)
5 drops frankincense essential oil
5 drops tea tree essential oil
(you could also substitute different oils in here if you’d like – Gentle Baby would be a great one to use here too!)
Put the beeswax, coconut oil, and shea butter in a microwave safe glass jar. Microwave at 30-second intervals until everything is melted.
Add essential oils and stir gently. I usually use a plastic straw to stir because it fits in the jar well and if the beeswax sticks, I can just toss it.
Set aside and allow to cool to room temperature. I usually stir a few times during the cooling process to make sure everything stays evenly mixed.
Enjoy protecting your little one’s bottom!
“Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has a sweet, floral aroma that is soothing and refreshing. Lavender’s aroma is great for relaxing and winding down before bedtime; add to bath or diffuse to create a calming and comforting environment. Lavender essential oil may compliment your favorite shampoos, lotions and skin care products. Because it is the most versatile of all essential oils, no home should be without it.” (source)
“Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) includes the naturally occurring constituent boswellic acid, and has a woodsy, warm, balsamic aroma. Diffuse Frankincense during meditation for grounding and purpose. Applying this oil topically may help smooth the appearance of healthy-looking skin, and is excellent to use for massage after activity.”(source)
About Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia):
“With a fresh, crisp aroma, Tea Tree essential oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) helps maintain a healthy-looking scalp and hair, and reduces the appearance of blemishes. Apply to feet and toenails when needed. This oil includes naturally occurring constituents terpinene-4-ol, gamma terpinene and alpha-terpinene, and is included in Purification® and Melrose™ essential oil blends, Animal Scents™ and Rose ointments, and ClaraDerm™.” (source)
About Gentle Baby:
Gentle Baby™ is a soft, fragrant combination of essential oils designed specifically for mothers and babies. It helps calm emotions during pregnancy and is useful for quieting troubled little ones. It is also soothing to tender skin. Many of the essential oils in this blend are used in elite cosmetics to enhance a youthful appearance.” (source)
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