When we had our first son, Jack we were gifted a salve from a local soap company that used clean ingredients and we absolutely loved it. It was great for dry baby skin and rashes on little booty's, and the light scent of lavender essential oil and the healing oils was amazing. We were on a TIGHT budget though, so when we eventually ran out, I decided to try to recreate it. I took the wise words of Daniel Tiger to heart, "if there's something you need, try to make it yourseeeelfff", and gave it a shot!
After some trial and error, I eventually created a version that I liked even more than the original! It was super simple, and I could make multiple batches for the cost of one small tin of the boutique brand we were using.
Here's what I came up with:
Melt all ingredients other than essential oils in a double boiler. Stir occasionally. Once melted, allow to sit at room temperature for a while to cool- or if you're impatient like me, you can stick it in the freezer for a few minutes.
Once the mixture is cool, but not completely firm, add essential oils and whip with a hand or stand mixer until the texture becomes fluffy and light. Store in jars or small tins.
I love the combination of these oils. The shea butter and sweet almond oil are really moisturizing, and the vitamin E oil is great for healing rashes and irritation. The beeswax helps with the consistency of the salve while adding anti-bacterial properties.
Have you ever made your own skincare products for your littles? I'd love to hear about it in the comments!
I'm the Mama of two boys, and wife to a good man. I'm on a mission to make healthy living more attainable for families.