ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

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.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)