Who doesn’t loves the smell of babies?
We all associate the baby smell with baby powder. A very soft and powdery smell that takes us all back to our childhood or our children’s baby years.
What we don’t always realize is that these products are full of synthetic fragrances which are very unhealthy, especially for the thin and fragile skin of babies!
Well we have the perfect DIY solution for you. It is a 3 in 1 product you can use as a baby lotion, a natural perfume as well as relaxing mist for your baby.
Our tip to stay alcohol free:
We use Turkey Red Oil also known as Sulfated Castor Oil.
This oil has wonderful properties: it is miscible in water. So it is the perfect ingredient for a biphasic lotion (floral water and castor oil) AND thanks to the fact that it’s an oil, it is the perfect ingredient to dilute essential oils.
List of Ingredients you will need for your DIY 3 in 1 Baby Lotion:
-2 tbsp of sulfated castor oil
-13 tbsp, or 200 ml or 6.6 Oz of orange flower or lavender floral water (both are good for the skin, both are relaxing, so pick up the one you prefere for your baby)
-15 to 30 drops of vanilla absolue (essential oil), depending on how much fragrance you want, Vanilla is an absolue and is safe for skin.
-2 drops of lavender essential oil (lavandula augustifolia)
– 2 drops of rosewood essential oil
As you will use it on your baby’s skin, please select organic ingredients and be sure your floral water is chemical and preservative free. You won’t need to add preservatives since essential oils, especially lavender, are natural antiseptics. You do have to use the lotion within two months though. You can also prepare a smaller amount if you do not think you will be using it that quickly.
How to Proceed:
Mix your essential oils with the castor oil, add the floral water in a spray bottle.
Always shake well before using as this is a biphasic lotion.
Please find below the benefits of this lotion:
Lavender essential oil benefits on mood when inhaled: helps falling asleep, release from stress and nightmares, soothing, calming
Lavender essential oil benefit on skin when applied: antiseptic, antifungal, antiviral, soothing and anti inflammatory, helps to regenerate skin.
Rosewood essential oil benefits on mood when inhaled: calming, stress release, fights nightmares, relaxation.
Rosewood essential oil benefits on skin when applied: regenerating, healing.
We hope you have enjoyed and will post any questions or comments in the comment section.
Lots of Love
The Spoiled Bee Xx