Sore baby bottoms! Ouch! I always felt quite helpless when our Tiny Creature got it so I decided to be proactive about it. I had a good think about what kind of ingredients would soothe and heal her gorgeous little bottom. This is what I came up with:
It’s a light oil so spreads well and is easily absorbed. It’s an obvious choice for natural skincare products as it mimics the natural oils that our bodies produce
Shea butter has been found to form a breathable layer on the skin. It is both moisturising and nourishing because of its concentration of fatty acids and vitamins . You have to avoid this though if you or your baby is a nut allergy sufferer.
Lavender and Chamomile essential oils
These oils are found to have soothing and calming properties making them ideal for sore botties. The oils are generally regarded as safe to use with babies although it is a good idea to wait until baby is at least 6 weeks old before using any essential oils. Ask your health professional for advice.
Baby Botty Butter
For nappy rash
30g Jojoba Oil
30g Shea Butter
3 drops Lavender essential oil
3 drops Chamomile essential oil
Whisk all ingredients together until smooth and creamy.
Safety: Do a skin test on your baby before trying any essential oils. Apply the butter to your baby’s inner elbow, cover with a plaster, leave for 24-48 hours. If irritation occurs, remove plaster and flood area with neat carrier oil. If no reaction then use the butter as you wish.
Have a look at our other resources for more skincare products or come on a Natural Skincare workshop to make your own.
Disclaimer: Misty Tunks, Makey Mamas, has taken all reasonable care in sourcing and presenting accurate information on this website but no responsibility is accepted for any inaccuracies or mistakes in the information, or loss or damage that may result from its use. It is each individuals responsibility to ensure they use essential oils and other ingredients in a safe manner. Professional advice should be sought where appropriate.