Calling all moms and dads! As new parents, you'll want to do what's best for your family and that starts by incorporating safe, all-natural solutions around the home. What goes on our bodies, goes into our bodies which means it's time to say goodbye storebought babycare products that contain harsh chemicals and hello to five family recipes to use with your newborn! Enjoy!
Babies have extremely sensitive skin, especially those born prematurely. Please take extra caution when applying essential oils. Before you begin, here are some tips:
Always heavily dilute oils (1-3 drops to 10ml of carrier oil for topical use).
Always conduct a patch test and observe for any reactions.
The best place to apply oils is to the bottoms of the feet where the skin is thick and the least sensitive. This is also a great place for quick absorption and effective relief.
Are your baby's teeth beginning to grow in? Try the powerful combination of Lavender, Copaiba, and Clove essential oil to help relieve pain and inflammation while soothing the jaw area.
Instructions: Add coconut oil and shea butter to a glass measuring cup. Create a double boiler by placing the measuring cup in a pot of water. Heat the water until ingredients have melted. Next, remove from heat and mix in essential oils. Pour your creation into a Glass Jar and let harden.
Both Lavender and Roman Chamomile essential oils are known to be sweet, subtle, and soothing for both the mind and body. Tea Tree (also known as Melaleuca) has Antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral properties which make it a powerful disinfectant used to kill germs, fight infections, and soothe your skin.
Instructions: Spray down toys, wipe with a paper towel or cloth and leave to dry.
We all know how often babies like to put objects in their mouths! This is why it is super important that you keep their toys clean without the use of harsh chemicals!
White vinegar is a household staple when it comes to green cleaning due to its ability to minimize odors and naturally disinfect surfaces. Similarly, Lemon essential oil is also a powerful, natural disinfectant that will kill bacteria, germs, and other harmful pathogens. As a bonus, both have the power to cut grease.
BONUS BABY RECIPES
Lavender has sedative properties, making it a great partner for sleep.
Marjoram is known to calm stress, tension, restless feelings. You can also apply a diluted drop of Marjoram to the bottoms of the feet before bed to promote relaxation.
Tangerine will help uplift you and your baby's mood while adding a fresh aroma to the air.
We hope you enjoy these natural DIY recipes. Be sure to let us know your thoughts and experiences in the comments or over social media!
For more great information and recipes, check out our Oily Babies Tear Pad which includes 50 pages, double-sided. These reference materials are great for those looking to host a class and teach new moms.
We also carry a book called Essential Oils for Pregnancy, Birth & Babies for more in-depth information and recipes.
DISCLAIMER: Make sure you are using the safest essential oils available to you, we use Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade. All information mentioned in this blog post has not been evaluated by Health Canada or the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.