DIY BREASTMILK LOTION, BODY BUTTER, & SOAP
Step 1: Heat the Beeswax & Oil slowly. Until the Beeswax has melted (don't over do it).
Step 2: Slowly Pour in the room temperature breastmilk, Whisking rapidly until it thickens. Add Vitamin E & Essential Oil then Mix.
Step 3: Store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 months.
Breastmilk Body Butter
Step 1: With the microwave set on Low, heat the oil and beeswax together until the beeswax has just melted – this will take about 3 minutes. Add the Vitamin E oil.
Step 2: Slowly pour in the breast milk while whisking the oil mixture rapidly. The mixture should emulsify and thicken.
Step 3: Leave to cool before using. It will continue to thicken as it cools.
Step 1: Melt the soap base (500g)
Step 2: Mix in 250ml room temperature breast milk – you can add less if you like
Step 3: Stir until well mixed and add any essential oils or herbs you might like in your soap
Step 4: Pour the liquid into any shape of containers or mold that you wish to make your soap
Step 5: Put the containers into your fridge and you should have beautiful breast milk soap after a couple of hours
Best uses for this DIY Breastmilk Lotion, Soap & Body Butter are:
- Cracked/sore nipples
- Diaper Rash (NOT yeast rash, breastmilk will make a yeast rash worse)
- Baby Acne
- Insect Bites
- An all body moisturizer for mama and baby
Breast milk contains several fatty acids that are notable of these is lauric acid and coconut oil. It’s moisturising, but it also fights acne due to its antimicrobial qualities. As well as preventing and treating spots, it can also help with inflammation, too.
Breast milk also contains palmitic acid, a moisturising and occlusive agent that locks moisture into the skin. It also adds moisturising and anti-ageing oleic acid, and finally conjugated linoleic acid, which moisturises, soothes inflammation, and lightens the skin tone.