DIY: How to Make Baby Lotion for Sensitive Skin
Now that October is in full swing and the temperature is really starting to drop, lots of us are reaching for the central heating to toast our toes as the nights draw in! This really is one of our most favourite seasons, but if only our skin would agree! The thing is, when you go from a warm, artificially heated house, to the cold wind of the Great British outdoors, your skin really starts to suffer- and especially if it’s young, delicate skin. We’re talking babies here, but we’re sure your skin is very young and delicate too! With this in mind, we thought we’d share with you one of our all-time favourite DIY recipes with you: here’s how to make baby lotion for sensitive skin- using natural ingredients, of course.
Why make your own baby lotion?
Here at Nimble HQ, we’re passionate about creating only the best cleaning products, utilising natural ingredients that are kind to our baby’s sensitive skin. Our children mean a lot to us! As parents, we want to make sure they’re safe, happy and comfortable- and we’re proud that our entire range reflects that. We know only too well that whatever comes into contact with our baby’s skin needs to be as gentle as possible, so reaching for natural skincare remedies whenever we can is always a priority. And it doesn’t need to be difficult, either. Read on to find out how you can make baby lotion for sensitive skin easily at home…
What you need : the list ingredients for DIY baby lotion
- 65g Organic Shea Butter
- 30g Organic Coconut Oil
- 1 tablespoon Organic Aloe Vera Gel
- 5 drops of Cedarwood Essential Oil
- 5 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
A word on the ingredients…
We love the Shea Butter because it’s so rich in vitamin A, E and F and also offers natural UV protection. Shea Butter is also very rich in essential fatty acids, which the skin loves, and it makes great base for this baby lotion. As for the coconut oil- well, you might already know that this is a favourite ingredient here at Nimble Babies! It’s gentle, nourishing and oh-so moisturising, as well as being gentle on the skin, so it compliments the Shea Butter so well.
This recipe also uses Aloe Vera Gel, which actually has many long-standing health benefits, one of which is its ability to help heal wounds and irritations. If your baby is suffering with dry skin or other minor skin conditions, this is an especially wonderful addition to the lotion.
And finally, the essential oils. Cedarwood is an amazing essential oil to use in this particular baby lotion, not only because it smells so lovely! Cedarwood essential oil is actually known to have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which again help to heal wounds and minor skin irritations- so it works well with the Aloe Vera Gel too. And we probably don’t need to say much about the lavender essential oil, as its calming properties are very well known- lots of you will have probably already used it to help create a relaxing atmosphere around the home. We love using this baby lotion after bath time, just before bed!
How to make - DIY baby lotion for sensitive skin
One of the very best things about this DIY baby lotion recipe is that it’s so very easy to make. There are lots of recipes out there, and many of them can be quite labour intensive- and if there’s one thing we know, it’s that most parents don’t have the luxury of ‘plenty of time’ to make their own lotion. If you want something quick and easy, then this one is for you!
All you need is a hand mixer, a spatula and a bowl.
- Add the Shea Butter to the bowl and whip on high power for one minute
- Add the coconut oil and Aloe Vera Gel, then whip for another 30 seconds
- Scrape the sides of the bowl with the spatula, then mix again on medium as you add the essential oils.
Store your lotion in a glass jar either at room temperature (will keep for 3 months) or in the fridge (will keep for 6 months).
Let us know if you try this one and what you think of it- leave a comment, or get in touch on our Instagram.