Breast milk…lotion bars!?

My one month old daughter has extremely dry skin, especially on her face-not surprised, without proper skincare mine is dry as well.  As we get closer to the fall and winter months, I knew I had to prevent the flakes and peeling sooner than later.  Breastmilk is known to have many healing properties. Old wives’s tales claim that breast milk can cure eye infections, ear infections and works as your baby’s first immunization “shot”. 

Breastmilk is known to have many healing properties.

My attention was grabbed when I read that breastmilk can soothe diaper rash.  I really prefer to avoid harsh chemicals and make my own products whenever I can.  Coconut oil also has antibacterial and healing properties and vitamin E oil is very nourishing to help repair the skin. I figured these would be a perfect mix of ingredients.  This is also a great way to use up milk that would otherwise go to waste. 

 

Ingredients:

3 Oz breast milk

2 beeswax Bars or 3 tablespoons 

3 tablespoons of coconut oil

Few drops of Vitamin E Oil 

Essential Oils (Until the ancestors tell you to stop!)

I used a candy melt pot but you can also use a double boiler/metal bowl over a pot.  

  1. Melt the beeswax, coconut oil and vitamin e oil
  2. Whisk in breastmilk, pour in slowly
  3. Add essential oils to your liking
  4. Pour the mixture into a silicone mold (I used a silicone cupcake mold)
  5. Freeze for a minimum of 3 hours 

If you’re making these bars to use on your little one’s face and as diaper cream, I recommend leaving out the essential oils. You can experiment with the essential oils; lavender for a calming, night time effect, tea tree oil for face blemishes, citrus for energy, etc. 

As women, we are natural born healers! Before running out to the store to buy diaper rash cream, give this recipe a shot. 

 

Bee Nnabugwu 

Owner and Creator of Eyes On Bee LLC Healing Crystal Boutique

www.eyesonbee.com

@BeeNnabugwu

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