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post #1 of 23
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These are just some recipes I have either collected over time from various sources or figured out on my own, more the previous then the latter.

 

Because of past experiences with posting a bunch of recipes or items in a thread, i am going to make each recipe it's own post, just to help seperate them out more.

 

 

 

post #2 of 23
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I think this one was from www.fromnaturewithlove.com

 

Baby Bottom Oil Recipe

Summary:

Use this oil to soothe redness and chapped skin for baby's bottom

Ingredients:

4 oz Peach Kernel Oil
2 oz Calendula Oil
1 oz Jojoba
1 oz Emu or Camelina Oil
2 drops Lavender Essential oil (Optional)


Instructions:

Mix oils and store in a bottle.


Edited by kaymmiv - Mon, 29 Sep 2008 17:16:29 UTC
post #3 of 23
Thread Starter 

also from www.fromnaturewithlove.com

 

Bottoms Up! Baby Bottom

Summary:

Great for diaper rash


Ingredients:

1 cup calendula oil
1 oz beeswax or hydrogenated jojoba MP 56
1 oz mango butter
8 drops of lavender essential oil
1/4 lavender glimmer mica


Instructions:

Heat calendula oil, beeswax and butter until melted. Mix the mica into the essential oil until it has no clumps. Stir the colored lavender oil to the slightly cooled oil/butter mixture and pour into jars or deodorant containers. Apply to baby's bottom in between diaper changes. Also great for cheeks and drool drenched chins!

 

post #4 of 23
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Diaper Ointment Recipe

Ingredients:

16 oz Sweet Almond Oil
8 oz Shea Butter
8 oz Jojoba Oil
4.5 oz Virgin Coconut Oil
4.5 oz Beeswax
2 Drops Calendula Absolute


Instructions:

Mix oils, butter and beeswax together in double boiler until wax and butter is melted. Then add the Calendula and stir. Add 1% Tea Tree, Lavender and Chamomile essential oils (combined volume). Pour into jars.

 

post #5 of 23
Thread Starter 

Vegan Baby Bum Balm Recipe

 

Summary:

A truly vegan diaper rash treatment


Ingredients:

1oz shea butter
1/2 oz. sweet almond oil
1/2 oz. rice bran oil


Instructions:

Melt shea butter and add remaining oils. When slightly cool, whip with mixer or hand blender until smooth and well-incorporated. I use it unscented, but a small amount of lavender eo (1-2 drops) can be added for scent and antibacterial properties.

 

post #6 of 23
Thread Starter 

EMU Herbal Baby Balm Recipe


Summary:

This aromatic oil balm is healing, soothing, or helps miitgate pain and stress for babies, safe for newborns to prevent and heal nappy bottoms.


Ingredients:


Make Ahead: Botanical Infusion - 3 tbsp. Dried lavender flowers; 1 tbsp. dried calendula petals; 1 tbsp. dried rose petals; 1 tbsp. dried chamomile flowers to 1 cup Grapeseed Oil, Olive Oil, or Hemp Seed Oil (or a blend of oils). Simmer the herbs in the oil for at least 4 hours.

Tip for faster infusion: In a clean coffe grinder blend herbs then add to oil, infuse for 1 hour over a double boiler to allow healing properties of herbs to be fully released to the oil. If using whole herbs, infuse at low heat for at least 4 hours in double boiler.

Emollients (to soften and soothe):

In a glass bowl blend:
1 tbsp. T-50
1 1/2 tsp. EMU Oil
4 drops either Rose, Roman Chamomile, or Lavender Essential Oil. (I used 4 drops Lavender Essential Oil

**caution use only recommended amounts of essential oils especially if recipe is being used on a newborn or baby under 6 mos of age***

Next take a wire strainer and place a coffee filter inside of strainer, strain herb & oil mixture into bowl of emollients, be sure to apply gentle pressure to coffee filter to squeeze out most of oil, but do not break coffee filter or allow herbs to spill.

Emulsifier:
5 tbsp. Beeswax melted in separate double boiler
After beeswax is melted slowly pour into bowl of emollients and herb infused oil, mix w/ electric blender or hand whisker until mixture is thick and creamy. Quickly pour into 2oz and or 4 oz sterlized jars, recipe yields 16oz. Label, if you plan to store balm for 3 months or more, refrigerate.
This recipe is good for babies bottoms, or any burns, cuts or scrapes. Balms (also called salves) work best for healing burns, cuts, scrapes, diaper rash & skin.


From McCormick Soap Company
 

 

post #7 of 23
Thread Starter 

Herbal baby powder to prevent chafing

 

Summary:

Herbal baby powder can absorb excess moisture and help to prevent diaper rash. Calendula has antifungal properties, and lavender essential oil soothes irritated skin


Ingredients:

1/2 cup (15g) dried calendula flowers
1 cup (100g) arrowroot powder
1/4 teaspoon lavender essential oil 


Instructions:

Pull the petals off the calendula flowers and grind them into a fine powder in a clean coffee grinder. Stir into the arrowroot, then add the lavender oil drop by drop, mixing it thoroughly into the powder with your fingertips. Powder your baby's skin at every diaper change.

 

from a friend on www.cafemom.com 

 

post #8 of 23
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Another great tip for yeast infections on a baby before you result to the conventional medicine try using yogurt, the same as you would a cream. Make sure the yogurt has active cultures in it. And if your little one is old enough feed it to them also. This will help to right the bacterial imbalance in the intestines that is causing the yeast infections, and will help to clear up the on site infection by directly applying the cultures in the yogurt to the site where they can do there job and make your little one's bum feel better.

post #9 of 23

The calendula oil really does work well and you can also use a probiotic capsule sprinkled on the baby or in the diaper. Thanks for the posts! they are very helpful.

post #10 of 23

My baby had horrible diaper rash and I dont have time to make my own. I had a lot of success with bum boosa's ointment.

check it out. I also like how green the company is and how they plant trees.

post #11 of 23

Hello KayMMIV,

Could you please tell me what is it "T-50" in the EMU Herbal Baby Balm Recipe and what is it "lavender glimmer mica" in the Bottoms Up! Baby Bottom?

post #12 of 23

Hi everyone!!  I love this site and found this thread really helpful.  I've got my first on the way, and doing my research.  I can tell you that Emu oil is the bomb!!  I first discovered it's powers when I bought a dog shampoo that contained it and gave miraculous results for dryness.  I know that calendula is a fantastic soothing agent.  Has anyone used colloidal silver for yeasty baby problems?  Here is a link where you can get some information on it.  silver  I would love to hear what you think.  Thanks!

post #13 of 23

awesome info thanks a bunch


 

post #14 of 23

where do you find all of these ingredients?

post #15 of 23

Hi, great recipes, thanks, I'll be trying one or two out tomorrow. I just wanted to point out to those who aren't in the know, that Emu Oil is made by melting down the fat of slaughtered Emus.  Much of the Emu oil on the market is from Emus reared and killed specifically for their oil.  Emus are undomesticated 'flight' (or lack there-of) animals who suffer greatly with stress while being kept in captivity and when being transported to slaughter houses and of course once they arrive at their final destination.

 

I'm typing this just so you can all make informed decisions about whether or not to use this oil.

post #16 of 23

This post is not "informed", as emu are not raised for their oil.
As a kid, we raised a couple of emu on our family farm.   Not my favorite animal by far.
When they are raised commercially, the primary reason is for meat, which is very flavorful and low in cholesterol, tasting just like beef (weird since everything else tastes like chicken but a giant bird tastes like cow... go figure), but it's very fine textured. I personally don't like the texture, but I'm picky and my family didn't mind it.

Bi-products are eggs (obviously before slaughter), leather and oil.  Emus are not raised specifically for the oil, just like getting lard from hogs or tallow from cattle, it is a way of being "green" and using every possible part of the animal.

I personally wouldn't hesitate to try emu oil products, but you should also give emu meat a try. It's a nice substitute for beef, especially for those with heart and cholesterol problems.  
No, I no longer live on a farm, nor do I raise emu (& have nothing to gain from posting this).  I just don't like seeing a few try to push mis-information on others.

post #17 of 23

t50 is vitamin E:  http://yellowstaressentials.wordpress.com/2010/03/25/natural-preservatives-for-cosmetic-recipes/

 

and mica is a colorant to make it look pretty.

post #18 of 23

Natural lanolin is great on skin. It is greasy but will help prevent diaper rash by keeping the urine/feces off the skin.

 

Lanolin is harvested from wool after it's shorn (shearing is 100% necessary as sheep can die from heat exhaustion if not shorn in the summer), lanolin is a wonderful by-product. 

post #19 of 23



 

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Originally Posted by KayMMIV View Post

 

Diaper Ointment Recipe

Ingredients:

16 oz Sweet Almond Oil
8 oz Shea Butter
8 oz Jojoba Oil
4.5 oz Virgin Coconut Oil
4.5 oz Beeswax
2 Drops Calendula Absolute


Instructions:

Mix oils, butter and beeswax together in double boiler until wax and butter is melted. Then add the Calendula and stir. Add 1% Tea Tree, Lavender and Chamomile essential oils (combined volume). Pour into jars.

 

This sounds great - is this safe to use on cloth diapers?

 



 

 

post #20 of 23

i used PAWPAW cream(?) in the bright red jar.In every chemist. it is thick and waterproof and a healer. little goes a long way. When it is better i would suggest you only use running water straight from the tap without any soap or cleanser at every nappy change. A couple of soaking wet washers in separate containers for when caught without a tap. If i saw a skin problem, start the PAWPAW cream always worked if caught early, and of course nappy off as much as possible with nothing but fresh air on skin. Bare bums in the mild sun walking in the pram! Every chance you get.(yeast loves the moist warm conditions inside nappies) Bonus is when bubbies aren't used having wetness or bulky nappies on they are so easy to toilet train. although i noticed how comfy those disposables look these days.

post #21 of 23

Where did you find your Calendula oil?  8 oz?  Did you mix it with another oil?

post #22 of 23

You may want to try PREVENTION, too.

 

I'm past my diapering years (thank God!), but I keep reading about how washing diapers with Soap Nuts reduces or eliminates many baby skin irritations. I started using them for my skin is very sensitive to store bought detergents. I've also replaced numerous other cleaners in the house. My chemical sensitivities has grown to be awful in recent years. I can only imagine how susceptible an infant's tender skin must be.

 

Frankly, I'm using Soap Nut based soap bars, shampoos, and cleaners - plus Olive Oil based washes, lotions and cremes. NO MORE PROBLEMS!

 

My preferred cleaner/detergent is NaturOli's Extreme 18X, which is a concentrated liquid made from organic Soap Nuts. It's VERY convenient to use. A little squirt or two goes a long way! Some links:

 

http://www.naturoli.com/soapnuts/

https://store.naturoli.com/

http://www.soapnuts.pro/

 

Amazon offers many of these products, too. Just search for "soap nuts".

 

Good luck!
 

post #23 of 23

Oh, you all may know something that I don't, but I see lots of essential oils being mentioned. I thought all EOs were a big "NO-NO" for the first 6 months. ???
 

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