Thursday, March 22, 2012

Easy Organic Baby Bottom Balm

You can make your own baby bottom balm with just three simple ingredients: olive oil, beeswax, and lavender essential oil.  I recommend using organic products for your little one and you can find each of these here, at Mountain Rose Herbs.  You will want to store this balm in a darkened glass container.  Mountain Rose Herbs sells beautiful cobalt blue and amber glass containers that can be reused.  I recommend two 4 ounce glass jars to hold this recipe.

Lavender Baby Bottom Balm

*3/4 cup olive oil
*1 - 1 1/4 ounces of beeswax (use the higher amount if you like a firmer balm)
*10 drops of lavender essential oil
*two 4 ounce darkened glass containers

Place the olive oil and beeswax into a small glass or enamel pot (glass pots can be purchased very inexpensively off ebay).  Heat on medium heat, stirring frequently until the beeswax has dissolved.  Remove from heat immediately and add your lavender essential oil, then stir briskly to be sure that the essential oil is well distributed into the olive oil and beeswax.  Pour immediately into your two glass jars. Label and use with 3-4 months.

Your baby will love this balm and you will love the pure ingredients you are using on your little one's bum!

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1 comment:

  1. Very cool! I wonder what kinds of herbs you could add to this for additional healing benefits. Plantain or Calendula, maybe?

    Great recipe. Thanks for linking up to our Homestead Barn Hop!