Hi all of you nursing mamas! Breast milk is nature’s liquid gold. Not only is it wonderful for building your child’s immune system but it also has many healing benefits. I have a friend whose answer to everything is, “put a little breast milk on it.” So that’s what I do and guess what? It works! So next time you are dealing with diaper rash, baby acne, sore nipples from nursing, eczema and cradle cap put some breast milk on it before you pull out the diaper cream or ointment. I am all about avoiding chemicals in the foods we eat and the products we use. There isn’t much in our household that can’t be cured with a little breast milk or coconut oil! Oh and another perk: it’s free!
Here is a quick reference list from Simply Real Moms and see below for my homemade breast milk lotion recipe.
I used this lotion after baths and on little bottoms for diaper rash. Remember, it’s not just for your little ones!
BREAST MILK LOTION
3 ounces of breastmilk
3 ounces coconut oil or grapeseed oil
1 tablespoon of beeswax
a few drops of Vitamin E oil
optional: add essential oils for therapy/scent
Microwave the oil and beeswax slowly just until the beeswax melts, approximately 3 minutes. You can also do this on the stove with a double boiler.
Add the Vitamin E oil and slowly pour in the room temperature breastmilk while whisking rapidly until it thickens. You can use an immersion blender to mix if preferred.
Pour into shallow jars or lotion tubs. It will continue to thicken as it cools. Refrigerate and use for up to 3 months.