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Wonderful Green Recipes For Homemade Baby Lotion!

If you walk into any supermarket and take a wander up to the baby aisle then you will undoubtedly see a whole host of baby lotions and potions that all boast to be the softest and smoothest solutions to diaper rash and skin irritation. However, what the tubes and bottles do not say is that they can also be harmful to your baby’s skin as well. They are full of toxins and chemicals that may have a negative affect on their health and well-being. If you are becoming a parent for the first time shortly or have just had a child then you may be interested to know that you can make environmentally friendly baby lotion yourself!

Homemade green baby lotion is kind to the skin and cheap to make as well because it only requires a few household ingredients. It is free of toxins and chemicals as it is 100% completely natural and extremely kind to baby’s soft skin! There are several recipes floating around out there to choose from, but here are just two of the best and most effective ones to try.

  1. The Honey Milk Baby Lotion – Now we all know that honey is good for the skin and can leave it smooth and soothe irritated areas, which is why it is perfect for a baby over 12 months of age. It’s not recommended for  babies younger than 12 months because they can be susceptible to potentially harmful bacteria’s found in honey which can lead to Infant Botulism. For a lotion that you can refrigerate and use for up to a week, you will need ½ cup of honey and ½ cup of cream or milk (with the former being a better option). Poor the honey into the milk in a saucepan over a medium heat and stir until the two are completely blended. Allow the mixture to stand for five minutes before placing in a glass jar with a lid and refrigerating. When completely cool, it will be ready to use!
  2. The Lavender Baby Lotion – Again, this one will soothe irritated skin, but it will also protect the skin against further wetness and hold moisture in the skin. Mix 225g of petroleum jelly with nine teaspoons of olive oil, thirty drops of lavender oil and the same amount of chamomile. You do not have to heat this at all, but simply mix it in a bowl. You may want to use a fork to mix because it does take some blending but always needs mixing by hand to ensure all ingredients are thoroughly blended. Again, refrigerate for a few hours and then use on your child. It will keep for up to two weeks so be sure to store it properly in the fridge.

Both of these homemade baby lotion recipes will help to keep diaper rash at bay and bring it under control. Both recipes are cheap convenient and extremely green so you have nothing to lose by trying them!


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10 Responses to “Wonderful Green Recipes For Homemade Baby Lotion!”

  1. 10
    amber Says:

    BTW lavender oil is safe on babies (as early as newborns), as well as several other oils..From birth to 2 months: Chamomile (both German and Roman), Lavender, Yarrow and Dill are safe essential oils.
    From 2 months to 6 months old: Adding to those already listed, you can also include Coriander, Neroli and Mandarin essential oils.
    From 6 – 12 months old: Gradually add Grapefruit, Aniseed, Tea Tree and Calendula essential oils.

  2. 9
    Juanita Says:

    Petroleum jelly as wall as the typical “baby Oil” should never be used for humans! it is a chemical and very toxic and leads to dry damaged skin. I agree with the above, if you use and EO for babies it should be in much smaller dose, personally I would just not use it for baby’s skin.

  3. 8
    Johnson's baby lotion - Baby Club Forum Says:

    [...] perhaps his skin is too young and sensitive for some of the chemicals in that lotion: Water, Isopropyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Mineral Oil, Oleic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Benzyl Alcohol, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Methylparaben, Fragrance, Carbomer, Propylparaben, Xanthan Gum, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Red 33. May also contain: Sodium Hydroxide. babies that young don't really *need* lotion for their skin. the natural layer of skin that newborns shed from being submerged in amniotic fluid will go away by itself. if you feel that your baby needs some kind of moisturizer use plain olive oil, or some kind of organic gentle lotion with ingredients that do not contain harmful chemicals.

  4. 7
    Tracy Says:

    For the milk and honey lotion. It says it is only good for one week. Does this mean it goes bad, or that you will go through it that fast. I am making all my own soaps, shampoos, toothpaste, detergent, household cleaners and now wanting to make lotion. This recipe seems easy. I need something safe for baby and mom, but something that last longer then a week. Any help please

  5. 6
    lynda Says:

    I agree with many of the other comments–petroleum jelly is not ‘green’ or natural. Honey should not be used in any way for babies under 12 months and lavender, though not conclusively proven, is linked to estrogenic activity, so again, caution should be exercised with babies. Remember, the skin is the bodies largest organ, so what we put on we put in. Better to rub baby with 100% certified organic olive oil.

  6. 5
    Kadi Says:

    The word petroleum should be a good indication that you shouldn’t use it at all, let alone on your baby. I plan on trying that recipe with lanolin instead, and bit less E.O. Honey is only dangerous to your baby if it’s consumed by him/her, not if it’s on their skin. Essential oils are fine for babies if they are diluted properly. I would not put in as much as it says in the recipe. That sounds more like a blend for an adult.

  7. 4
    Gail Says:

    This is very helpful. Need more body lotions recieps. Like lannolin & vitiam E

  8. 3
    Cecilia Says:

    For one thing, petroleum Jelly is a terrible, chemical product, not to use on babies or anyone. Lavender or any EO’s are not recommended for babies at all. Their skin is very sensitive and thin. It absorbs everything.
    Yes, honey is not recommended for anyone under the age of 1, and if you need an all natural skin soother for a baby, just use pure olive oil.
    Mostly, though, babies don’t need soap or lotion. Just to be splashed with warm water in a bath and nursed regularly to nurture their skin……

  9. 2
    kat Says:

    I heard honey can cause illness in baby due to botulism? Also wont baby be sticky?

  10. 1
    sasha Says:

    I thought that petroleum jelly was not a natural product or at least it is not as safe or healthy.
    I did like the honey and milk lotion. Can I replace the petroleum jelly with something else?
    Thank you for your time

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