natural recipes for babies: cream, baby oil, balm & baby cologne!

a basket full of gifts for babies,

prepared with simple & innocent materials!

soft baby cream with calendula & chamomile

- 4 tbsps strong chamomile infusion
- 1/8 tsp borax
- 1 tsp vegetable glycerin
- 15 drops grapefruit seed extract
- 1 tbsp besswax
- 1 tbsp cocoa butter
- 1 tbsp almond oil
- 2 tbsps calendula oil
- 5 drops vitamin E
- 3-4 drops chamomile essential oil

To make this cream please follow the the tutorial.
This cream is suitable for all babies of all ages! It is perfect also as a hand cream, the herbal infusion will soften your hands!
Calendula oil soothes skin irritations, almond oil and cocoa butter moisturize babies' soft skin while chamomile has strong anti-inflammatory properties.

baby oil 
natural, no petroleum derivatives..

- 2 tbsps almon oil
- 2 tbsps jojoba oil
- 2 tbsps calendula oil
- 3 drops lavender essential oil

It is most innocent combination that can sooth babies' skin! we mix all the ingredients in a dark glass bottle and that's it!

baby balm

- 1 tbsp cocoa butter
- 2 tbsps calendula oil
- 2 tbsps St john's wort oil
- 2 tbsps chamomile herbal infusion in  Extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp grated beeswax
- 5 drops vitamin Ε
- 6 drops lavender essential oil
- 4 drops chamomile essential oil

To make this balm please follow the the tutorial  omitting the water phase.
Add the vitamin & the essential oils when the tempetature reaches 30C approx but before the mixture solidifies.
Wait until completely cool before lidding the jar. Label and enjoy.
This balm due to the healing oils it contains is suitable for irritated skin, for healing scratches, minor wounds and burns. It will be usuful not only for the babies but for the mamas as well!

innocent cologne

- 1 tsp calendula or chamomile tincture.
- 5 drops rose essential oil
- 150 ml rose water, organic

In a dark glass bottle mix the tincture and the essential oil. Allow the mixture to mature for 3-4 days shaking it regularly. 
Add the rose water. Shake well. The innocent cologne is ready! 

If you wish you can place your preparations into a basket adding dried herbs such as lavender, chamomile and rose petals. We can put also a small wooden toy! It is the perfect gift for babies!

Originally posted on December 5th, 2006 in my Greek blog