DIY Lavender Baby Balm

Lavender Baby Balm
Lavender Baby Balm

Diaper rash.  Skin irritations.  Scrapes and scratches….All things that you baby’s soft and perfect skin will encounter at some point.  Up until very recently I used standard diaper rash cream and ‘natural’ baby lotion to address these issues.  Unfortunately many of these products, even those labeled ‘natural’, contain harsh chemicals and petroleum products.  They also tend to be pretty pricey.

The alternative I’ve started to use is a very simple, 3-ingredient baby balm that can be used for all these things.  This balm cleared up my 8 month old baby’s irritated skin in days.  Now I slather it on him after every bath.  I’ve also used this balm to soothe a scrapped chin which healed up in no time.

Coconut oil – antiviral and antimicrobial properties, moisturizing

Beeswax – antibacterial and antiviral benefits, acts as a barrier and protects skin

Lavender – soothing for skin irritations

DIY Lavender Baby Balm

  1. Melt together the coconut oil and beeswax in a double boiler
  2. Remove from heat and add essential oils
  3. Mix all together and pour into a glass jar

Apply liberally and as needed!

Get started with essential oils HERE!

DIY Body Lotion with Lavender and Frankincense Essential Oils

Lavender and Frankincense DIY Body LotionThis lotion is super moisturizing and perfect for cold, dry winter weather that leaves my skin dehydrated and flaky.  I have been tinkering with several body lotion recipes and have finally found a combination that I love!  The addition of Lavender and Frankincense essential oils kicks up the power of this lotion.

Lavender Essential Oil – soothes and cleanses skin irritations and bruises, aids in relaxation

Frankincense Essential Oil – promotes healthy cell regeneration, can help support healthy skin and diminish signs of aging

Lavender and Frankincense Body Lotion


DIY Body Lotion - Lavender and FrankincenseInstructions

  1. Melt coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax together in a double boiler (I use a large glass jar in a small pot of water)
  2. Remove from heat and let cool slightly
  3. Add essential oils and pour into containers (I like these jars for this lotion)
  4. Enjoy!

I use Young Living Essential Oils in all my DIY skin care products, to learn more about getting started with essential oils, Click Here.