Botty balm

I’m a  strong believer in using as natural products on my baby as I can. This includes the barrier cream we use for John. For ages I bought mine but this can get very expensive (and fast!). So I’ve finally come up with my own recipe. 
This balm is a combination of my calendula coconut cream and home made bee balm. Once you’ve made the calendula cream the rest of the recipe doesn’t take very long. We’ve been using this for a few weeks now and it is working wonders (also great as a lip balm or for dry skin). This balm is nice and soft and really easy to apply.
This recipe makes about 200g (2 100g jars plus a smaller jar). 

Botty balm

1/4 cup calendula coconut cream
Home made bee balm (30g beeswax and 1/2 cup olive oil)
2 T almond oil (this is what I had in the house I think any oil would work)
15 drops lavender oil (or another oil of your choosing)

Method

Make your calendula coconut cream and keep it liquid (ie warm).
Make your bee balm – melt your beeswax and olive oil together.
Add the calendula coconut cream to the bee balm.
Add the almond oil and lavender oil and stir together.
Pour into glass jars.

I’m so loving making my own products. I get a real kick out of using products I’ve made myself. I feel rather proud of myself!  
Though I did buy a cheaper coconut oil for this recipe but it just smells strongly of coconuts now so next time I’ll buy the one I bought first I don’t really like the coconut smell. 
Update: John had a reaction to the cheaper coconut oil so I have bought a better quality oil and his bum is super happy now. I’m so glad this balm is so fantastic. So buy the best quality coconut oil you can afford. 

Madeleine  x

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2 thoughts on “Botty balm

  1. August 2, 2012 at 11:20 am

    I’d like to make some of these natural products for my son who has developed eczema. where do you get calendula petals? AK

    1. August 3, 2012 at 2:20 am

      Hi I bought the petals from lotus oils http://www.lotusoils.co.nz/ If you’re not in Nz I’m not sure where you can buy them but try shop like lotus oils. Otherwise ou can grown your own calendula flowers but this will take time and you’ll need a lot. I am planted a bunch for plants so in the future I’ll be able to pick my own rather than buying them. Good luck.

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