Sunday, January 26, 2014

BEST BABY SKIN PRODUCTS ARE MADE FROM THE EARTH!

I don’t know about you but I don’t trust all of the baby care products on store shelves. I didn’t want to be so hasty to grab any quick fix (cheap or chemically-based) product for my baby-girl just because I was in a rush instead of making sure she got the best from the beginning. I guess I am old-fashioned (well, that’s what others may call me), and appreciate the old natural remedies that actually works and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. With most natural products, a little goes a long way because I found that you don’t need to use a lot and because its potent ingredients will suffice. God did not make a mistake when he created the earth and He definitely had us in mind because in Genesis the first chapter of the Holy Bible, it reads, “Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole Earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. Well, it’s a done deal for me! Of course, there are things that we use that’s not ‘ALL ‘ natural but we can reduce our intake of harsh and toxic chemical-based ingredients that negatively affect our body cells and organs which affects our development and immunity but this is another topic.
When my daughter was a baby, she had mild eczema, so I didn’t immediately run out to look for harsh baby products full of mineral and petroleum oil, No! After I’d done the research and consultation with some holistic nutritionists and knowledgeable health food store staff, I purchased some Shea butter, coconut and olive oil to use on her skin and she never developed those dry dark patches on her skin. No one ever knew she had eczema unless I told them. Her main symptoms were itchiness and she would pull out her barrettes when her scalp felt itchy and she couldn’t stand wearing stockings. When she was in private school and had to wear uniform, soon as she got home from school, she would take off her stockings which usually had holes in them from her scratching. Lol. So, what would soothe and calm her skin during school hours so she could tolerate wearing stocking was the organic Shea butter, jojoba oil and coconut oil I would get from our local health food store that actually sell my products now. I would also apply these after bathing her and when she was older, she used them herself after showering. You can make a salve and skin moisturizer that will last for a couple of months if stored in a cool dry place. Actually, sometimes I put my body butters in the refrigerator because they melt on skin contact anywhoooo!
v Shooosh! I'm giving away one of my golden handmade His Garden Naturals' product recipes for babies with itch dry skin or eczema:

Homemade Baby Dry Skin Salve:
1 oz. Shea butter
1 oz. Almond oil or Mango butter
1/2 oz. Olive oil
2 oz. jojoba oil
10 drops lavender Essential Oil (EO)
10 drops Tea tree Oil (EO)
1/2 oz. beeswax or jojoba wax
10 drops coconut or evening primrose oil
5 drops of Vitamin E (moisturizer, preservative to stop from becoming rancid)

Melt all butters (Mango, Shea, and jojoba/beeswax) in a stainless steel pot and melt while stirring softly every couple of seconds or minutes. After the oils have completely melted, allow to cool enough to place your fingers/hands on the side of the pot/pan. Add in the essential oils and vitamin E. Stir well and pour into a self-labeled sterilized container, allow mixture to set up overnight and Wallah! You have a handmade solution that your baby and family can use.  


Even when it came to feeding my baby-girl when she was ready for solids, I didn’t
spend a lot of money on commercial baby food-full of preservatives, I would just grind up whatever I cooked (since I ate healthier during and after pregnancy) especially because I breastfed her. I would grind up vegetables and starches such as but not limited to: cooked pumpkin, spinach, collard greens, carrots, peas, kale, squash, sweet potatoes, white potatoes, brown or white rice, couscous and certain meats later. We’ll get into good natural homemade baby food later…I just wanted to encourage someone who may feel frustrated with all of the baby products on the market, tired of spending money and need a template to begin using natural ingredients that may be right in their closet, cabinets, pantry or refrigerator.
Hey, if you try this recipe, shoot me a message/comment here to tell me how'd you like it. 
This photo credit is featured on Essence.com where you can read a vital article titled, "Study Finds That Black Women Are Not Breastfeeding"

Note: Remember, although this is a natural potent solution, everyone's skin condition varies so what worked wonderful for someone else may not work best for you. You may find other ingredients to add in addition to this recipe that works better for you and your family's body. Blessings....
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