Happy Monday Mommy's!
We found an awesome DIY Natural Baby Bottom Balm Receipt from "Premeditated Leftovers.com" that we thought we would share today. There are tons of diaper creams on the market as you know, but how familiar are you with the ingredients in these products? Not ever little one, but most unavoidably will have an irritated bottom through there diaper years. Apply this homemade balm as a preventative measure or when redness and irritation occur. There are no ingredients you can not pronounce and no yucky mess that spills out of a tube. It is also cloth diaper friendly!
WHAT YOU NEED:
- One 4oz. glass jar with secure lid.
- 1 small saucepan
- 2 tablespoons of beeswax (suggested to buy pellets, they will melt much quicker)
- 2 tablespoons of 100% shea butter
- 3 tablespoons of extra virgin coconut oil
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Tea Tree Essential Oil
- Hand Mixer
- Medium Bowl
- Small Spatula
The beeswax will provide a protective barrier, while helping to maintain the skins own moisture. Vitamins A and E in the shea butter help to further repair and soothe irritated skin. The coconut oil provides valuable anti fungal and antiviral properties. The initial process will result in a balm very similar in consistency to a lip balm with a mild sent of shea and coconut oils. All of these products can be purchased from your local natural food markets such as whole foods, rainbow acres, sprouts, trader joes, etc.
LETS GET STARTED!
1. Add beeswax to a small saucepan on low heat and melt completely.
2. Melt the shea butter and coconut oil into the beeswax. Stir Occasionally.
3. Pour the mixture into a clean 4oz. Jar. (To ensure the jar has been well cleaned, Premeditated Leftovers suggests to sterilize it by submerging the jar in a pot of boiling water for ten minutes. After ten minutes, simply remove the jar from the water and place on a cooling rack to dry)
4. You will see the balm begin to solidify from the bottom as it begins to cool. Attach a clean lid and allow to completely cool before using.
IF YOU WANT IT WHIPPED (OPTIONAL)
- Another option from Premeditated Leftovers is to whip the picture to make it lighter and creamier in texture. Once the mixture cools, you can also add a few drops of essential oils to aid in the in the healing benefits of the balm. My go-to choices in this recipe are Lavender oil or Tea Tree oil. Tea Tree Oil is used commonly in natural cosmetic and skin products because of its antiseptic properties. Lavender oil has antiseptic properties and may help soothe and calm skin.
SKIP STEP 3. and instead pour the mixture in a medium bowl and allow to cool just until it is no longer translucent. Add five drops to your selected essential oil and whip the balm with a single whisk attachment. Use a small spatula to transfer the whipped balm to your clean jar and attach the lid. The balm is ready to use once it has been completely cooled.
Hope You Enjoy This!
Boogie Bear & Friends.