EMU Herbal Baby Balm Recipe
of Cocoa Beach, FL
This aromatic oil balm is healing, soothing, or helps miitgate pain and stress for babies, safe for newborns to prevent and heal nappy bottoms.
Botanical Infusion - 3 tbsp. Dried lavender flowers; 1 tbsp. dried calendula petals; 1 tbsp. dried rose petals; 1 tbsp. dried chamomile flowers to 1 cup Grapeseed Oil, Olive Oil, or Hemp Seed Oil (or a blend of oils). Simmer the herbs in the oil for at least 4 hours.
Tip for faster infusion: In a clean coffe grinder blend herbs then add to oil, infuse for 1 hour over a double boiler to allow healing properties of herbs to be fully released to the oil. If using whole herbs, infuse at low heat for at least 4 hours in double boiler. Br>
Emollients(to soften and soothe):
In a glass bowl blend:
1 tbsp. T-50
1 1/2 tsp. EMU Oil
4 drops either Rose, Roman Chamomile, or Lavender Essential Oil. (I used 4 drops Lavender Essential Oil, **caution use only recommended amounts of essential oils especially if recipe is being used on a newborn or baby under 6 mos of age***
Next take a wire strainer and place a coffee filter inside of strainer, strain herb & oil mixture into bowl of emollients, be sure to apply gentle pressure to coffee filter to squeeze out most of oil, but do not break coffee filter or allow herbs to spill.
5 tbsp. Beeswax melted in separate double boiler
After beeswax is melted slowly pour into bowl of emollients and herb infused oil, mix w/ electric blender or hand whisker until mixture is thick and creamy. Quickly pour into 2oz and or 4 oz sterlized jars, recipe yields 16oz. Label, if you plan to store balm for 3 months or more, refrigerate.
This recipe is good for babies bottoms, or any burns, cuts or scrapes. Balms (also called salves) work best for healing burns, cuts, scrapes, diaper rash & skin.
Recipe submitted by Staci McCormick of McCormick Soap Company, this was tested on my son who has extremely sensitive skin and used for over a year, he has had no problems from this mixture and has never had diaper rash for over 2 days after using this recipe. We lived in Florida when he was born and now live in the mountains of North Carolina, both of which have extremely hot humid summers which tend to intensify prickly heat and diaper rash. Good Luck and God Bless you and your babies.
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