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October 13th, 2013, 02:51 PM
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For baby butt balm, you want it to be solid just to the point where it melts on skin contact. So you have to have at least one liquid oil, and one "butter" or beeswax.

1/2 cup oil (combo of EV olive oil or grapeseed and coconut oil works well, but I have a bunch of oils I use at this point)
1 oz butter (shea or cocoa butter, or beeswax but that feels sticky to me)
12 drops essential oil (lavender is easy to get, but I use rose/bergamot since I have it)
10 drops tea tree oil

Melt butter/wax in a pyrex dish in simmering water (this takes a while), add oils, and mix well with a fork or small whisk. If you want it more "whipped" and pretty, you can use your blender with whisk attachment. While it's still warm, put some on a spoon, blow on it, and you can tell if it will be the thickness you want. Too thick, add liquid oil, too thin, add more shea butter. Pour into tiny containers that you've cleaned thoroguly (sterilize them while you're melting your butters). Like baby food containers or smaller, because a little goes a long way. You can jazz it up by mixing different oils, butters, or infusing chamomile into an oil first, or doing different scents, but the basic recipe is the same.

I use a similar process for nipple butter, but I like that more liquidy so that it's easy to spread on cracked skin. I just put in another 1/8 cup oil. No tea tree oil in this one, either, but maybe rose and lavender. This one I'd definitely whip so that it's more airy. I also use this on scars, chapped lips and noses, small owies, etc. I put it in teeny tins and have them everywhere.

My wipes solution is water, castille soap, grapeseed oil, tea tree oil and witch hazel. And my peri bottle solution is water, alcohol free witch hazel, sea salt, glycerin, and a little lavender oil. I fill the peri bottle with warm water and just have a dropper of the other stuff to add in, shake it, and go to town! - See more at: http://www.justmommies.com/forums/f1....uSIMzCrG.dpuf
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