Today we are making an all natural Nappy Rash Balm. A friend of mine has asked me to whip up a batch for her to try out, and I love getting in and having a DIY day. This Nappy rash balm is quick to make, cheap and has both cleansing and soothing benefits.
Commercial nappy rash balms can be made of ingredients that can irritate a baby’s delicate skin. This easy recipe is simple, natural, and great for soothing and softening skin.
With a distinct aroma and countless applications, Lavender has been used for centuries. Anciently, the Romans and Egyptians would use Lavender as perfume and for bathing and cooking. Since that time, many have discovered the myriad benefits that Lavender holds—using Lavender oil topically for skin, internally to ease feelings of tension and promote restful sleep, and more. The versatile properties of Lavender essential oil make it a favourite, and a must-have oil to keep on hand at all times.
A truly versatile oil, Tea Tree, essential oil holds over 92 different compounds and limitless applications. Hailing from Australia, the Melaleuca plant was a daily necessity for the early natives. The Aborigines would apply the leaves directly to the skin for a cooling effect. Eventually, the knowledge of Tea Tree’s numerous benefits spread worldwide, and Tea Tree oil is now frequently used topically for cleansing and rejuvenating skin, internally for supporting healthy immune function, and more.
Funnily enough, you can use this same recipe as a balm for your pimples. Of course, I recommend having a separate jar for that. ?
¼ cup virgin coconut oil
15 drops Lavender Essential Oil
10 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
- Melt coconut oil in glass cup using microwave or double boiler
- Add essential oils.
- Store in glass container and leave in cool place. Apply when needed.