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Secrets of Great Natural DIY Baby Products

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If you’re searching for reliable recipes for DIY baby products, look no further.

From Baby balm skin cream, bum cream, cloth wipes solution, soothing powder to bedtime bath blend and soap, you can make safe and effective products for your baby yourself.

We found this great round-up of the best from around the web being used and prepared by moms themselves for you to get started.

Take the time to read through; the ingredients and recipes are listed for easy read and the pictures provide added inspiration.

Tell us how you get along on our babycareweekly Facebook page too; we’d love to see pictures of your efforts and creations.

Homemade Baby Balm Recipe

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image via wellnessmama

Ingredients:

1/4 cup cocoa butter (or 32 cocoa butter wafers)
1/4 cup shea butter
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Tablespoon castor oil
Essential oils of choice. I used 15 drops each of Frankincense, Myrrh, Chamomile and Rose.

Instructions:

  1. Heat all ingredients (except essential oils) in a double boiler or in a glass jar or bowl over a small pan of boiling water.
  2. Stir carefully until melted.
  3. Remove from heat and add essential oils if using.
  4. Pour in to a glass jar for storage.
  5. Use a small amount as needed for baby’s skin (or adult skin)

See the complete recipe at Wellnessmama.

DIY Cloth Wipe Solution for Baby

Ingredients:

4 fl. oz Water
3 fl. oz Liquid Aloe Vera
1 fl. oz Witch Hazel Extract
2 Tbsp Apricot Kernal Oil (or other healing oil like Olive, Almond or Jojoba)
8 drops Lavender or Tea Tree Essential Oil

Instructions:

Mix all ingredients together in a spray bottle and shake well before each use. Spray the solution directly onto the bottom or onto the wipe and wipe baby clean. The solution will keep in the spray bottle for 2-3 weeks. Yields 8 fl. oz of solution.

See the complete recipe at homegrownandhealthy

 

Natural and Gentle Baby Bum Cream

Ingredients:

2 tbsp of coconut oil (preferably melted, makes it easier to blend together)
1 tbsp of calendula oil

Instructions:

Mix together well & keep in an airtight container.

See the complete recipe at theherbalhealingmama.

Natural Diaper Cream Recipe

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Ingredients:

1/4 cup shea butter
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 Tablespoon beeswax pastilles
1 Tablespoon Fermented Cod Liver Oil (optional)
2 tablespoons zinc oxide powder
1 tablespoon bentonite clay
Optional: A few drops of chamomile essential oil

Instructions:

  1. Mix shea butter, coconut oil and beeswax in a double boiler or glass bowl over a small saucepan with an inch of water. Bring water to a boil and melt the ingredients.
  2. Remove from heat and add the Fermented Cod Liver Oil, Zinc Oxide, Bentonite Clay and Essential Oil (if using).
  3. Stir carefully as it starts to cool. I recommend using a popsicle stick or disposable straw to stir so it can be discarded since it is difficult to get the mixture off of dishes.
  4. Pour in to container you are going to use to store it and stir a few more times as it cools.
  5. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 3 months.
  6. Use as needed for diaper rash.

See the complete recipe at Wellnessmama.

Herbal Baby Bedtime Bath Blend

Ingredients:

Chamomile Flowers
Lavender Buds
Calendula Flowers
Oatmeal
Epsom Salts (Optional-detoxing benefits below)
Baking Soda (Optional – “)

Instructions:

If you’re filling a ‘ready to go’ mason jar with oatmeal you can add 2-4 tsp of each herb to your jar.+ 1-4 tbs of Epsom Salts + 1-4 tbs baking soda.

See the complete recipe at theherbalhealingmama

Soothing Baby Powder

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Ingredients:

1/2 cup arrowroot powder
1 tsp chamomile or calendula flowers, powdered in the blender or food processor or a few drops of chamomile essential oil

Instructions:

Powder the chamomile or calendula if using. Mix with the arrowroot powder and store in a glass jar or sugar shaker (see links above) for easy use. Use as you would regular baby powder.

See the complete recipe at Wellnessmama.

DIY Bar Soap Gentle Enough for Babies

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Ingredients:

3 oz coconut oil
1 oz jojoba oil
25 oz olive oil
3.72 oz lye (where to buy lye for soap making, why lye is safe for soap making)
10 oz distilled water
.5 oz chamomile or lavender essential oil, or .25 oz of each

Instructions:

  1. Fill your sink with several inches of cold water and some ice to use as a water bath to cool the lye mixture.
  2. Wearing your rubber gloves, place the 10 oz of distilled water into your pitcher and very slowly stir in the lye. I suggest doing this outdoors since even the fumes are toxic. Stir slowly until dissolved. The temperature will rise very quickly to 220°F or so. Now place the pitcher into the cold water bath in your sink and begin to take its temperature. The goal is 100°F.
  3. Then place all the oils, except the lavender and chamomile, into your pot and heat at a low temperature trying to reach 100°F. This will happen quickly. You now want to get both the lye and the oil to 100°F at the same time. This is one of the trickiest parts of soap making. Use the ice water bath to help lower the temperatures as needed.
  4. When both the lye and the oils are at 100°F, pour the lye mixture very slowly into the oil mixture. Continue stirring with a spatula until the mixture reaches a point called “trace”. The soap is traced when your stirring causes lines in the mixture that stay in place or when a drizzle of the soap mixture retains it shape on the surface of the soap. Trace can take up to 2 hours or more, but usually occurs within a half hour. If it is taking over 15 minutes, you may take breaks in stirring – stir for 10 minutes or so and rest for 10 minutes.
  5. At trace, add in the .5 oz of essential oils and stir well. Then pour your soap into your prepared molds. Cover with the piece of cardboard and then wrap in a towel or blanket to hold the heat. You want your soap to cool slowly. You may remove the towel after the first day, but the soap itself will take several days to harden. Super-fat soap is a soft soap that takes longer to cure than recipes that are not super-fatted. When it feels solid, you may cut the soap into bars and un-mold it. The soap is still alkaline and should not be used until it has cured for 6 weeks.

See the complete recipe at mommypotamus.

DIY Homemade Baby Lotion

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image via thebudgetmama

Ingredients:

1/2 cup almond oil
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup beeswax (I grated mine with a cheese grater)
1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
A couple of drops of Calming the Child essential oil (you could use lavender if you prefer)
8 oz. storage container (I used a mason jar)

Instructions:

  1. Combine ingredients in a pint sized or larger glass jar. I used a smooth mason jar that I found at Target.
  2. Fill a medium saucepan with a couple inches of water and place over medium heat.
  3. Cover the jar loosely with lid and place in saucepan.
  4. The ingredients will start to melt as the water heats. Shake or stir occasionally to incorporate. Once all ingredients are completely melted, pour into your storage container.
  5. Let lotion cool and solidify before using. (I placed mine in the fridge)
  6. Use as you would regular lotion.

See the complete recipe at thebudgetmama

DIY Foaming Baby Wash Recipe

Ingredients:

1 Cup Room-Temperature Water (preferably distilled for shelf life)
1 Teaspoon Organic Coconut Oil (or Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
1-2 Tablespoons Unscented Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap (1 tbs will work great, but if you want more ‘suds’ try using 2)
Foaming Pump (Preferably used, but you can buy them too.)

Instructions:

Melt the coconut oil if needed.
Stir all ingredients well in a cup and pour into your foaming pump.
Before using, give it a gentle shake. That’s it!

See the complete recipe at theecofriendlyfamily.

Natural Baby Oil

Ingredients:

In an airtight jar add equal parts:

Chamomile Flowers
Calendula Flowers

Instructions:

  1. Fill the jar enough to cover the herbs with Fractionated Coconut Oil. You could also add some Jojoba oil as well.
  2. Seal the jar with an airtight lid or cork.
  3. Leave the jar to brew on it’s own, best in a sunny windowsill.
  4. Shake jar every few days – checking the scent / strength of the oil, straining and replacing herbs if a more powerful strength is desired. Usually allowing to brew 1-2 weeks or more.
  5. Strain & Store:
  6. Strain out the herbs, reserving the oil using cheesecloth or a fine screen strainer & store in jar.
  7. Store in a dark cool place / in a dark bottle or depending – in the fridge.

Credits: https://theherbalhealingmama.com/2016/01/22/diy-all-natural-baby-care-products-round-up/

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