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DIY baby natural products seem like an excellent choice for the little ones. There are plenty of DIY baby products that you can make at home from natural ingredients and save your baby from anything toxic. Babies don’t need soap and shampoo to get them cleaned; they only need natural products that are hard to find on the market. 

Many parents are already making DIY baby natural products. Those tiny persons need a lot of care, and young parents can not even imagine it. Babies have sensitive skin that needs tremendous care in order to stay healthy, without rashes and pain. 

Products that come from a huge market may hurt a baby’s skin. When it comes to manufacturers, healthy natural products are expensive and sometimes don’t worth their money. Even the “natural” baby products sometimes include chemicals, and toxic ones, like sulfates and parabens. 

However, it is a lot easier than you imagine to make some DIY baby natural products. Many mums across the world are creating their baby’s products with ingredients that can easily be found at home. Before you start, though, you need to find the most natural and mild ingredients that will not hurt your baby.

Tip: Keep in mind any allergies your baby may have, and then make any product with your own hands. 

DIY natural baby shampoo

pink and blue spray DIY natural shampoos

Usually, baby shampoos are full of preservatives and create tears in the baby’s eyes. So, why don’t you leave them on the side and make your own natural baby shampoo that will save you a lot of money and also protect your baby from any chemical substance?

Ingredients

  • Castile Soap
  • Vegetable glycerin
  • Carrier oil of your choice (such as coconut oil, almond oil, jojoba oil)
  • Aloe Vera Juice
  • Essential oil of your preference (go for young living essential oils as they are better for the skin)

Step by step guide to follow

Step 1

Add one and a half cups of castile soap to a pump bottle. The castile soap is a coconut-based soap that is gentle for the baby’s skin and provides a natural cleaning. 

Step 2

Now add four teaspoons of vegetable glycerin. Vegetable glycerin will make the mixture more consistent and also work as a moisturizer for your baby’s skin.

Step 3

Add two teaspoons of your favorite carrier oil. I would go for the almond oil, but you can go for any carrier oil of your choice. Then mix ten drops of essential oil and a teaspoon of aloe vera juice. Aloe vera is necessary for the baby’s skin as it will soothe and moisturize the skin better than any other oil. 

Step 4

Lastly, add two teaspoons of distilled water to create the liquid consistency we need and fit the lid and pump. 

Step 5

Shake it well for few seconds in order to mix the ingredients.

When you use it, use few pumps on wet skin and hair and create the soap on your baby as in any other shampoo. If it goes to the eyes, do not panic as it is a tear-free natural product, so just wash gently with warm water. 

It is about a natural product that will save you a lot of money. Never again adding extra water to the bottles to make them last longer. Go for a toxic-free natural product that you can make in your own space at a low cost. 

DIY baby bum cream product 

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Diapers are really helpful in the first years; however, they easily create bum rashes that bother your little ones. Unfortunately, it is a common condition that many babies have to endure. Most commercial products for diaper rash are evil. They contain petroleum-based endocrine distributors that make them strong and unhealthy for babies’ skin, let alone that they cost a fortune of money. 

However, there is a formula to make your own natural bum cream and relieve the pain from your baby.

Ingredients

  • Graded beeswax
  • Coconut oil
  • Cocoa butter
  • Olive oil
  • Lanolin (not essential)
  • Zinc oxide
  • Bentonite clay

Step by step guide to follow

Step 1 

Take 20g of grated beeswax and warm it gently, without burning it. Wait until it is liquid and then add 120gr of coconut oil, 20gr of cocoa butter, and a teaspoon of olive oil.

Step 2

Take the mixture off the heat and add two tablespoons of zinc oxide, three tablespoons of bentonite clay, and, if you want, one teaspoon of lanolin. 

Step 3

Mix all the ingredients thoroughly until it becomes a consistent mass, place it on an empty tube, and let it cool down for a couple of hours. 

Tip: It will really help if you add all the ingredients to an electric mixer and use its power to create a great mixture. 

Κeep in mind that this handmade baby bum cream changes texture according to the temperature. So in winter, you need to add more beeswax and less cocoa butter; on the contrary to summer that you need more cocoa butter and less beeswax.

This handmade bum cream lasts for 5 to 6 months, and you can make it at a pretty low cost. It is a nice mixture that can save you from a lot of crying.

Handmade baby lotion 

DIY natural lotion and shampoo in white tubes

You are right to be fussy about the products that you want to apply to your baby’s skin. Commercial products are not trustworthy, and when it comes to your child, you need the best! Commercial lotions definitely include some soft chemicals, even when they are made exceptionally for babies. That’s why the best option is to learn a recipe and moisturize your baby with natural products that you know and trust. 

Ingredients

  • Half cup of coconut oil
  • Half cup aloe vera gel
  • Essential oils of your choice

Step by step guide to follow

Step 1

Put the coconut oil on a small pan and heat it until it is fully melted. Be careful, though; you must not burn it! 

Step 2

Then split it on a blender processor and add the aloe vera gel and the oils. Blend them thoroughly together until you create a creamy consistent mixture. 

One essential oil that I love is lavender, as it is suitable for the lotion and helps when the baby has a difficult time sleeping. Lavender is an anti-bacterial ingredient that you will love. 

Step 3

Add the creamy mixture into a container and shield it with the lid. 

Step 4

Let it cool down naturally, and then store it on the refrigerator to make it more resistible on time. 

Tip: If you keep it at room temperature, make sure that the temperature is not higher than 75º.

That handmade baby lotion recipe is pretty simple and straightforward as you need only 10 minutes to make it. You can also use this lotion on your own skin. Its ingredients make it absorb into the skin quickly and don’t feel greasy at all. 

Remember; if you or your baby have a bit of dry skin, add some more coconut oil, and the problem is solved. 

DIY baby natural mosquito repellent

essential oils for DIY mosquito repellent

One of the most chemical products is mosquito repellents. They are harmful to adults, let alone babies.  Making mosquito repellent yourself has numerous advantages over buying from the market. First of all, it needs a few affordable ingredients, and it is the safest and most straightforward option. 

The only thing you need to do in order to make a handmade mosquito repellent is to combine some essential oils. 

Ingredients

  • Τeapot
  • Lavender leaves
  • Olive oil
  • Eucalyptus leaves
  • Rosemary
  • Bay leaves

Step by step guide to follow

Step 1

Grab all the herbs and place them on a pot with an infuser. If you don’t have an infuser, you can easily use a washcloth or a strainer.

Step 2

Boil some water on a pan and then add it to the mixture. Make sure that the water is hot when you spill it inside. Then cover it with a shielded lit and let the mixture absorb the hot temperature for 15 to 20 minutes. 

Step 3

Take off the infuser or the washcloth, and then press the ingredients on the bottom with a small spoon. Try to take as much liquid as you can. 

Step 4

Finally, add the olive oil and mix them thoroughly. For 90ml of olive oil, you need to have a 30 ml liquid mixture. 

Tip: If you want to make it stronger, you can also add some citronella oil drops.

Protecting your little ones from mosquitos and insects during summer is necessary. Insects may be small, but they have plenty of illnesses and can easily cause infections. So take care of the problem with a DIY baby natural product made only from pure ingredients. 

However, before trying anything new, it’s good to consult your doctor. Make sure you always follow the age recommendations, and before applying the recipe to your baby’s skin, make some small tests. 

If you feel confident enough with your DIY baby natural products, you can easily create a website and sell your products at affordable prices. Most parents are exhausted from searching for natural products on the market and paying vast amounts of money. Everyone is looking for the best option and wants to protect the new family members that look fragile. That’s the reason that a new shop with DIY baby natural products can quickly fill your pockets with some extra cash.

If you like reading this article, why don’t you also read “DIY Beauty Products” and learn new handmade recipes for adults? 

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