When it comes to baby products it’s easy to be sucked into the world of baby cosmetics. Let’s face it, we want the best for our kids and we are happy to spend the small fortune on getting it right. We want natural, organic, nourishing. We want soothing and healing. All of these terms sound fabulous.
But here’s why I feel it’s time to back to mother nature and reap her benefits.
First Things First
Let’s get this straight. I am a total virgin when it comes to cosmetics. I barley wear or use makeup, creams, and lotions. I also have never attempted this before. So was incredibly grateful to be guided my good friend Leonie, who is a bit of an expert when it comes to homemade cosmetics.
The products that she wanted to show me had a baby theme, that is safe for parents and babies to use.
Multipurpose Baby lotion
With my first I was forever collecting baby lotions for various problems. I had my nappy rash cream, my after sun cream and my cream for dry skin. Yet, this simple homemade recipe not only comes with a fraction of the price but also ticks of all those baby skin problems! Win!
The base ingredients are:
What’s so good about these ingredients?
I found at Aldi a 276g jar for £2.49, which yields you approximately 18 tablespoon servings.
Follow link to buy for £2.49
Sweet almond oil/apricot oil-
Follow link to buy for £6.99
Vitamin E oil
Amazon have a huge selection of choice starting at £9.99
Follow link to buy for £6.99
Its so easy to see now, that by combining all of these amazing ingredients from mother nature, just how powerful your own baby lotion can become!
Here is how you do it!
That is it. And guess what there is another amazing bonus.
Using this mixture is a great base for so many other amazing cosmetics. By simply adding a few extras you can make a whole host of incredible products. If you want to re-visit you can store your base mixture in a clean jar and re melt at any time.
Together Leonie and I made our own deodorant and lip balm. You can also make sun block and beard balm.
By simply dividing the base mixture up and doing the following we made:
Deodorant - you simply need to mix Zinc Oxide with a small amount of your base mixture. This will make a white paste. Add more of your base mixture until it become thick and creamy. Pour into a wind-up deodorant bottle that you can buy online and leave to set.
Lip balm - adding half a teaspoon of raw honey to your base can make amazing lip balms.
I was honestly really worried about making homemade cosmetics. I really did believe it was going to be the biggest hassle. However, I am really impressed on how quick and stress free the process was.
Also, so happy that I have managed to save some money whilst creating some good, healthy products that have some pretty awesome benefits to skin care. The amount we made from a single batch was incredible (8 deodorant tubs each tub lasts about two weeks, 10 lip balms and 10 baby cream tins).
The total cost not including post and packaging is around £28.95 but like I said you are going to make so much from this. I looked up a product that had three of the same ingredients…and for a tiny jar. It was £26!
There is also enough ingredients to do another three batches easy!
Also, big shout out to my friend Leonie who guided me through! I definitely believe she is on to something and when you understand what’s actually in the ingredients of spray deodorants it can be scary, especially for breastfeeding mums. So always know your ingredients.
Getting the ingredients and tins (yes can be a faff), but once you have them you have them and you can make the ingredients last.
I do urge you to at least give it a go, and like me, you may become hooked.
You have been warned. Enjoy!