Thursday, February 26, 2009

Baby Wash

Who does not love that new baby smell? I think I sniffed so hard with this baby I sniffed it all away! It is sweet and beautiful and makes you want to nuzzle them all day long! Babies have very fragile skin, and don't really need more than water to be clean. However, with the boom of body care products babies are inundated with chemical laden soaps, lotions, etc.. It may say lavender on it, but if it is a mass produced big name product, I guarantee you that the lavender is synthetic- meaning lab produced. I used to teach a 2 hour class on this, so I could go on and on, but I won't. A really great site for looking up what is in your body care products is this one... Type in what products you are using, and see what is truly in them, and if there is anything to worry about.

I use very simple things on my babies. I use essential oils, salves, herb infused oils and just carrier oils as well. Even though I make my own lotion, I do not use that on their skin until they are least a year old. One of my very favorite recipes is below, and is so easy and yummy, I think all babies should use it!

Baby Body Wash Bags

Use these wash bags as a gentle soap-free cleanser for baby.


Muslin bags
Lavender bud powder*
Chamomile flower powder*
Colloidal oatmeal*
A few drops of olive oil
1-2 drops lavender essential oil
(You can also add a few pure soap shavings if you like- I also like to add powdered milk or buttermilk)


Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Fill muslin bags halfway, keep remainder in glass bottle. When bathing baby, get the bag wet in the warm bath water and squeeze gently as you wash baby's skin and hair.** Rinse. Can also be left in bathwater to create a nice soothing bath.

( **this works especially well for skin rashes and cradle cap)

* To powder herbs, use a mortal and pestle, food processor, magic bullet or coffee grinder. Colloidal oatmeal literally is just oatmeal that is ground into a powder. It release more of it's good nutrients and oat milk when ground.

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-Brian Tracy