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Baby Skin Treatment 4- Natural Products

Updated on June 30, 2009

It is miserable to watch your child crying or scratching because of dry skin, especially when nothing you do seems to help. There are many things that you as an adult may try, but the products probably would not be recommended for your baby, simply because they are too strong for your baby's sensitive skin. So what can you do? If you are like any other concerned parent, letting your child suffer simply is not an option. Below are a few safe ways to care for your baby's skin, treat & moisturize it naturally.

Natural Is Not Only Better, It's Safer For Your Baby

4 Natural Products For Your Baby

Each Of these products will be explained in more detail below:

  • Shea Butter

  • Jojoba Oil

  • Lavender Essential Oil

  • Natural Black Soap

Shea Butter

100% natural unrefined shea butter does not look the way it feels at all.  Poking at it in a jar, it seems thick and clumpy, but scoop a finger full  into your hand and it instantly warms and melts right in your palm.  It is slightly greasy but it immediately softens and nourishes the skin. Shea butter has been known o completely eliminate a child's eczema on its own.  It also is an effective diaper rash cream.

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil closely resembles human sebum, so it will absorb very easily into your baby's delicate skin. You can apply this as often as you desire. If your baby has crusty or dry skin on the scalp(otherwise known as cradlecap), gently massage some on the scalp and it will help loosen the dry or flaky skin. It is not greasy at all.

Nursing? You can use it on your nipples to moisturize and soothe them, or if she you have eczema and you are nursing. It does not have to be washed off prior to feeding your baby.

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil has a soothing scent and it calms the nerves. Placing 1-2 drops into your baby's shea butter, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, or on the pillow or blankets can soothe/relax your child and help get him or her to sleep. You can also add a couple of drops to a vaporizer.

Natural Black Soap

This soap is recommended for babies with very dry skin and for those with skin conditions like eczema, rashes, acne, etc. It is very gentle and non-drying to the skin. It lathers very well, and this is the only soap used on infants by many mothers in Africa because of is healing and moisturizing properties. In Ghana and Togo, black soap is nearly the only soap used by mothers to wash their newborns, because its purity makes it gentle and non-drying. This soap has also been known to get rid of eczema naturally. I even use this soap to wash my hair. Oh yeah, it's also naturally tear free!

In Conclusion

Everything you put on your skin is absorbed into the bloodstream, so it is extremely important that you pay attention to all the chemicals in the products that you are putting on your baby's skin. Your baby's skin does not need chemicals or fragrance which dry out and irritate their already sensitive skin. It needs products that nourish the skin. Nature has provided all that you need to treat, moisturize, and maintain your baby's skin naturally.


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