This is a guest recipe post that was provided by Kaylee Bilger, a lifestyle and motherhood blogger at kayleebilger.com. Download your FREE breast milk lotion labels for this all-natural DIY!
So you might already know about the amazing benefits of breastfeeding your baby, but do you know about all the benefits of using breast milk topically? Those same antibodies and antibacterial properties can help you with so many more issues. Many women have used their breast milk to help with eczema, diaper rashes, baby acne… Breast milk has even helped reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
While yes, you can always just apply some fresh breast milk to your area of concern, it’s a little easier and a bit more convenient to make some lotion with it (it also keeps for much longer). In this post, I’ll share with you how you can make it with simple, clean, and non-toxic ingredients!
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2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 tablespoons of jojoba oil
2 teaspoons of coconut oil
6 ozs of breast milk room temperature
Glass bowl/Mason Jar
Pot or Saucepan
- Cover the saucepan with about an inch of water, turn the stove on low heat.
- Combine olive oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil, breast milk and beeswax (or alternative) into a regular mason jar.
- Once the saucepan is warmed up a little, put the mason jar itself directly into the pan and allow everything to melt. Carefully stir to combine. Do not overheat – the antibodies in the breast milk will not survive extreme heat.
- Once everything is melted, carefully take the mason jar out of the pan. Let the mason jar stand freely and cool for a couple of minutes.
- Pour mixture into glass jars of choice. Cover lightly and allow to set. Do not seal jars until they have fully cooled.
For additional benefits:
Using a mini crockpot, steep your olive oil, jojoba oil, and coconut oil with calendula flowers for 3 full days on low. This will infuse your oils with the amazing healing powers of calendula.
Strain out the calendula flowers then add beeswax and breast milk as normal. Stir until melted and well combined. Pour into containers of choice, let stand to cool and allow to set.
You can also add in 6 drops of pure vitamin e oil.
- If you live in hotter climates, consider storing your lotion in the refrigerator, but this recipe should last you about 3 months before expiring (it is breastmilk after all).
- If you’d like to make this in smaller batches, cut the recipe in half.
- Please let us know in the comments if you decided to try this recipe out and how it worked out for you – and don’t forget your free breast milk lotion labels! You can download those here.