I don’t know about you but I don’t trust all of the baby care products on store shelves. I didn’t want to be so hasty to grab any quick fix (cheap or chemically-based) product for my baby-girl just because I was in a rush instead of making sure she got the best from the beginning. I guess I am old-fashioned (well, that’s what others may call me), and appreciate the old natural remedies that actually works and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. With most natural products, a little goes a long way because I found that you don’t need to use a lot and because its potent ingredients will suffice.
Of course, there are things that we use that’s not ‘ALL ‘ natural but we can reduce our intake of harsh and toxic chemical-based ingredients that negatively affect our body cells and organs which affects our development and immunity but this is another topic. When my daughter was a baby, she had mild eczema, so I didn’t immediately run out to look for harsh baby products full of mineral and petroleum oil, No! After I’d done the research and consultation with some holistic nutritionists and knowledgeable health food store staff, I purchased some Shea butter, coconut and olive oil to use on her skin and she never developed those dry dark patches on her skin. No one ever knew she had eczema unless I told them. Her main symptoms were itchiness and she would pull out her barrettes when her scalp felt itchy and she couldn’t stand wearing stockings.
You can make a salve and skin moisturizer that will last for a couple of months if stored in a cool dry place. Actually, sometimes I put my body butters in the refrigerator because they melt on skin contact anywhoooo! Shooosh! I'm giving away one of my golden handmade His Garden Naturals' product recipes for babies with itch dry skin or eczema.
One of my golden homemade recipe for babies with itch dry skin:
Homemade Baby Dry Skin Salve-Ingredients:
1 oz. Shea butter
1 oz. Almond oil or Mango butter
1/2 oz. Olive oil
2 oz. jojoba oil
10 drops lavender Essential Oil (EO)
10 drops Tea tree Oil (EO)
1/2 oz. beeswax or jojoba wax
10 drops coconut or evening primrose oil
5 drops of Vitamin E (moisturizer, preservative to stop from becoming rancid)
Melt all butters (Mango, Shea, and jojoba/beeswax) in a stainless steel pot and melt while stirring softly every couple of seconds or minutes. After the oils have completely melted, allow to cool enough to place your fingers/hands on the side of the pot/pan. Add in the essential oils and vitamin E. Stir well and pour into a self-labeled sterilized container, allow mixture to set up overnight and Wallah! You have a handmade solution that your baby and family can use. Hey, if you try this recipe tell me how it worked or did not work for you!
Warning: I do not recommend usage if allergic to any of these ingredients, for external use only", "do not ingest", "keep away from eyes" may cause irritation to skin because of essential oils. You can modify recipe to your desire. Discontinue use if rash, redness or itching occurs, Keep out of reach of children, Shelf-life, example: best if used in 90 days.