This breast milk lotion recipe is so easy!
Breast milk is full of wonderful properties. If you have some leftover milk from daycare, the babysitter, accidentally leaving it out on the counter, or you just happen to have an abundance of extra supply, make the most of that extra milk with this breast milk lotion recipe you can make at home yourself.
By now you’ve probably heard or read about the benefits of breast milk. In my humble opinion, it’s quite literally liquid gold and every drop can make a difference.
Breast milk contains beneficial nutrients and antibodies that continually adjust to the needs of your growing baby.
But did you know it might even be helpful in a person’s skin routine?
Some moms have had success treating their baby’s diaper rashes with breast milk. And others say breast milk helped ease the skin irritation caused by eczema.
With that in mind, you can create a simple breast milk lotion to help keep your baby’s skin moisturized and healthy.
You can check out my no-lye breast milk soap recipe here for another skincare option.
This breast milk lotion recipe consists of natural ingredients, with your liquid gold as one of the main ones.
Breast Milk Lotion Recipe
- 3 oz breast milk at room temperature
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- 3 tbsp beeswax (or 3 of these beeswax bars)
- A few drops of Vitamin E oil
- Optional: A couple of drops of essential oil for fragrance (although I recommend leaving out the essential oil if you’re making the lotion for your baby’s face or as a diaper cream)
- Combine the coconut oil and beeswax in a microwave-safe measuring cup.
- Heat the oil and beeswax in the microwave in 15-second increments, stirring between each, until the mixture has melted together.
- Add the Vitamin E oil.
- Slowly pour in the room temperature breast milk while rapidly whisking until the mixture thickens and emulsifies.
- Leave the mixture to cool before using it. While it’s cooling, it will continue to thicken.
Store your breast milk lotion in a sealed container and in a cool, dry place away from any heat source. If you want to store it in the refrigerator, be aware that the beeswax will harden and you’ll need to let it come down to room temperature before using.
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