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1. Talc Free Baby Powder:
1/2 cup corn starch
1/2 cup Arrowroot Powder
1 drop myrrh or roman chamomile essential oil
2 drops lavender essential oil
1/4 cup finely ground oats
(Other oils that would be great: frankincense, sandalwood, helichrysum, or geranium)
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2. Baby lotion:
Johnson & Johnson baby lotion that is so popular and smells so much like baby is rated a 6 out of 10 on the EWG site. Way too toxic for my skin, let alone a new baby. Why not make this simple blend.
Take 1/2 cup hard coconut oil and whip it up in a food processor or with an immersion blender.
Add 15 drops lavender oil. Spread liberally on baby.
3. Baby Bum Balm:
Desitin diaper rash cream that I slathered all over my babies is rated 5 at EWG. That in my mind is like a 50% which is the grade of F. Making your own is easy and inexpensive. No need to reserve this just for baby, it has saved our dry, cracked hands this winter. Don't think I would try that with Desitin. EWWW.
2/3 cup Coconut oil(Other oils that would be great: Roman Chamomile, frankincense, rose, sandalwood, helichrysum, or geranium.)
1/3p olive oil
2 oz Beeswax
4 Cocoa Butter Wafers
30 drops lavender
15 drops myrrh
Or try this:
2 oz fractionated coconut oil
15 drops lavender
5 drops myrrh
Spray on irritated bottom so as to avoid touching an already sore spot.
4. Baby bath/shampoo:
1/4 cup Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap (I used lavender)
1/3-1/2 cup distilled water
1/2 tsp almond or olive oil
10 drops lavender
5 drops wild orange (optional)
5. Calming bath salts:
1 cup Epson salts
4-5 drops lavender oil
Put in a container and shake it up!
With instructions: Add one TBS to baby's bath before bed.
6. Monster Spray:
1 spray bottle
1 t Epson salts
5 drops lavender oil
5 drops Serenity or Roman Chamomile
Mix all together in spray bottle.
7. Baby cloths from Norwex:
There really is no need to use soap on baby. Some of us just can not fathom that, however. But for those who are ready to get rid of the suds all together, this baby cloth is a great idea. I have three and love them for my kids. With silver woven into the already plush microfiber, it grabs proteins off the skin and leaves skin smelling...clean.
8. Breathe Essential Oil from dōTERRA:
Put a bit of the oil on your own neck or collar and snuggle baby. Alternately, put in a diffuser. If you feel comfortable, rub into baby's feet, but be sure to dilute with a tsp of carrier oil. Can repeat every 15 min as needed for stuffy nose.
9. Myrrh Essential Oil from dōTERRA:
This oil helps bond a baby to his mother. It helps the soul feel the presence of mother. It promotes feelings of trust and peace on the new earthly home. What a gift to rub it on baby's tiny feet right after birth and continue each day to aid in bonding and bring peace after such a difficult entry.
10. Frankincense Essential Oil from dōTERRA:
This oil promotes healthy attachment between baby and father. It reminds a child that they are loved and protected. How wonderful and poignant that it was among the first gifts to the Christ Child. It brings one closer to divinity. Rub it on baby's feet after birth, along with myrrh to connect him to family and support a healthy immune system.
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