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You will throw all of your junk lotions away after you try this.
A bit of info: Most people don't know but lotions contain chemicals and mostly water (Even ones for your face and sensitive skin). These ingredients actually dry your hands more. Some lotions contain greasy mineral oil (ex. vasaline) that actually coats your skin and wont allow it to breathe. Same goes for baby butt cream. The last thing I want to put on my son is a bunch of chemicals. So now I am in control of what goes into our lotions and on our skin. It is so easy to make too! I hope you all enjoy this and pass it on. Over time you can collect more ingredients to add to make it a one of a kind.

Posted by Angela V. from Tidioute, Pennsylvania, United States • Published See Angela V.'s 4 projects »

  • How to make a remedy. The Best Lotion Or Baby Butt Cream! - Step 1
    Step 1

    First things first, gather your ingredients. Coconut oil, beeswax, and a glass jar. You can get the beeswax online in 1 oz bars. Make sure the coconut oil is unrefined. It should be white in its solid state and clear when it is heated up. You can get it online or at a health food store. I used a half pint canning jar for this but you can use almost any old glass jar with a lid.
    Quick tip: Get a big container of the coconut oil because you can use it for just about anything. From beauty products to food. It is really healthy too. Getting the large size will save $$ in the future too. I pay about $16 for 29oz.

  • How to make a remedy. The Best Lotion Or Baby Butt Cream! - Step 2
    Step 2

    If you have a half pint jar then follow this exactly to get the right consistency. You can make your lotion with more coconut oil to make it softer or you can use more beeswax to keep it more solid and even us it for lip balm (like burt's bees)
    Fill a pot with enough water to cover most of the jar. Bring it to a boil. Put the whole beeswax bar into the jar and fill the rest with coconut oil. Put the jar in the pot. Let it melt down and it will look sort of yellow like the picture. You can grate the beeswax first but it is a pain in the butt to do and it is near impossible to wash of the grater.

  • Step 3

    Once it is completely melted get some gloves and remove it from the pot. Make sure to place it on a pot holder somewhere it can't get knocked over. Mix it with something you can throw away like an old wooden chopstick. If you don't have anything then use the opposite end of a metal utensil and then scrape it clean when it cools.
    Here is the time to add some optional ingredients like essential oils. I use tea tree oil (which is an antimicrobial) and sometimes lavender, sweet orange, lemongrass, or rosemary. Get creative. Different essential oils help with different things, like dry skin. You only need a drop or two.

  • How to make a remedy. The Best Lotion Or Baby Butt Cream! - Step 4
    Step 4

    Let your lotion cool on the counter. If you want to check the consistency before hand you can use your mixing stick. Let the stick cool a min after you mixed it and then check to see if that is how you want it. If it is good to go then it shouldn't take more then a half hour and it will look like this picture. You can always remelt it if needed. Then get ready to dip your fingers in and start putting it on everywhere! The beeswax smells amazing too!

  • How to make a remedy. The Best Lotion Or Baby Butt Cream! - Step 5
    Step 5

    Another tip: (sorry I know this tutorial is full of tips, there is so much I want you to know) If you want, you can use all sorts of oils with the beeswax. Some of the best oils for your skin are Jojoba oil, Grapeseed oil, and Almond oil. Sometimes I make a combo of all three! :) You can even make lip balm with peppermint oil.
    When you are all done then you can use a plastic top for your canning jar like this one. They are really cheap. I got this one at walmart and it is easier to take on and off then the metal ring and canning lid.

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melody c.
melody c.
I forgot to say I added tea tree oil and jojoba oil and lavender oil to this mixture; just two drops each.
melody c.
melody c.
I made this for my first grandbaby born Jan. 28 of this year (baby boy). I added 3 drops of blue food coloring just to give it a nice color and it turned out beautifully. It went into his Easter basket labeled butt cream.

Angela V.
Angela V. · Tidioute, Pennsylvania, US · 4 projects
Essential oils should help, but with a skin condition like that there is a combination of things that should be done every day. I have a terrible reoccurring rash I get on my hands and these are the things I do to make the outbreaks less severe and help get rid of them faster. The first thing is washing your hands, especially if the water is treated with chlorine. It can be very drying. Water also weakens the skin. So make sure she moisturizes after every time she gets wet. Tell her to get a water purifier if possible. Also have her wear gloves whenever washing dishes or cleaning. I stick to seventh generation soaps and cleaning products. They are gentler on the skin. If she gets eczema on her hands she can buy unbleached cotton gloves to protect her hands when she has an outbreak. If the rash is on her body then she should stick to breathable clothing from natural fabrics like cotton. One last thing, make sure she uses a washing detergent free of chemicals and have her stay away from fabric softeners, just more skin irritants. Again I recommend seventh generation. Remember the skin is the largest organ in the body, so treat it well. I Hope that helps! Here is a list of essential oils that should help:
•Chamomile - Chamomile essential oil has strong anti-inflammatory and calming properties.
•Clary Sage - Also an anti-inflammatory, this essential oil minimizes stress and anxiety, which are common triggers of eczema.
•Frankincense - This is a wonderful healing essential oil; it has cleansing, antiseptic properties, helps to reduce inflammation, and promotes cellular regeneration.
•Geranium - Geranium essential oil is often used in skin treatments for its normalizing and balancing properties.
•Lavender - Lavender is probably the most pertinent eczema essential oil. It has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, calming, and normalizing properties. It also supports immune health, and is extremely beneficial for alleviating stress.
•Linden - Also known as lime blossom, this essential oil is moisturizing for the skin, as well as calming.
•Sandalwood - Sandalwood essential oil works as an antiseptic and a skin moisturizer.
•Tea Tree - Tea tree oil is one of the best cleansing essential oils. It is extremely effective in protecting the skin from infection, as an antiseptic, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal essential oil. It also has anti-inflammatory properties.
Joanna · 4 projects
Ooh, thanks for this! I didn't know you could buy coconut oil in a store; I'll have to go find some so I can make this! My little sister has Eczema, and the lotions we've tried just make it worse, so I'll definitely be trying this. Is there an essential oil you'd recommend for Eczema or extremely dry skin?

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