I had Maddie when I was 26 and two years later, Alfie arrived. When the kids were babies I tended to opt for organic products when it came to using things on their skin but to be honest, I never really looked too deeply into the ingredients on the back of the bottle.
Over the years I have become more concerned with what I put in and on our bodies. Fast forward nine years and with a surprise bundle on the way, I am determined to use safe, toxic free products in our environment and on our skin.
Now that I am 34 weeks pregnant, I've kind of hit preparation mode. I was running pretty short on time yesterday but wanted to get a batch of nappy cream done and in the cupboard. If you follow me on instagram, you would have seen my nappy cream insta-story - it literally took 15 minutes. So quick and easy.
The below recipe is incredibly simple to make and uses four ingredients plus essential oils. I have selected Lavender and Roman Chamomile for its calming and soothing properties and Tea Tree for its antimicrobial and antiseptic qualities.
I am not an aromatherapist, most of the research I have conducted recommends using a 1% dilution rate on children two years and over. Given I want to use the blend below from birth I have calculated this dilution rate at 0.25% and feel comfortable to try this. I'll let you know once the baby arrives how it goes.
1/2 cup shea butter
1 cup coconut oil
4 teaspoons beeswax pastilles
19 drops of doTERRA essential oils. I used 10 drops of lavender, 5 drops of tea tree and 4 drops of Roman Chamomile
4 tablespoons arrowroot powder
Mix the shea butter, coconut oil and beeswax in a double boiler, or you can use a glass bowl and place it in a saucepan with an inch or two
Bring the water to a boil to melt the ingredients.
Remove from heat and add the arrowroot.
Stir in the essential oils until well blended.
As it continues cooling, pour the mixture into glass jars or high grade plastic containers (I use glass for home use and use small plastic containers when out and about)
Keeps for 2–3 months.
There are many reasons why I love using doTERRA essential oils, we use them daily in all areas of our life, in a variety of different ways. I feel incredibly confident using doTERRA due to the rigorous testing the oils are put through. You can read more about that here
If you would like to find out how you can obtain doTERRA essential oils at wholesale prices, please check the ‘essential oil’ and ‘workshop’ page of this website. Alternatively, drop me an email and I will be happy to chat xx
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