Make a DIY baby soap for eczema to ditch the chemicals in the commercial soaps to keep your baby’s sensitive skin safe from any reaction!
Not all babies suffer from eczema, but for those who do, it’s difficult to make out whether it’s cradle cap or eczema. Eczema can appear as red dry patches on the skin, which can itch too. It can happen due to a lack of moisture in the skin, which happens when the body produces fewer ceramides. Other than this, if a parent has eczema, it’s likely for the kid to inherit the disease. Most of the children outgrow the condition after a year or so. But some kids can have the condition in their adulthood too. It’s common for parents to get confused when seeing the red patches, that’s why it is advisable to seek a medical opinion as soon as you start to notice the below symptoms:
- Red Patches on cheeks, neck, chest.
- Darkened skin around the eyes
- Dry Skin
- Itchy and Scaly skin
The first thing you should do is to contact your doctor and get the right medications. Besides, you can implement certain lifestyle changes in your baby’s life to ensure that s/he outgrows the condition soon. The most important thing is to moisturize their skin at regular intervals to avoid discomfort. For moisturizing, you must not use commercial products because they are full of chemicals that can do more harm than good. You can use natural oils to moisturize their skin without posing any potential harm.
Moreover, it’s also important to use good quality soaps with moisturizing properties to retain the moisture into the skin. Follow the below baby soap for eczema recipe to make a personalized soap as per your baby’s needs.
Baby Soap For Eczema
- 14.5 oz Olive Oil Pomace
- 2 Tbsp Chamomile Herb
- Sealable Tea Bag
- 0.8 oz Shea Butter
- 0.5 oz Castor Oil
- 9 oz Sodium Hydroxide Lye
- 4.3 oz Distilled Water
- 4 Tbsp Distilled Water
- 3 Tsp. Bentonite Clay
- 2 Tbsp. Colloidal Oatmeal
- Soap Mold
- Essential Oil – 15-20 drops
Steps To Follow:
Note: Follow this video tutorial to make your lye solution. Make sure that you do the step outside or in a properly ventilated area with your safety gear on.
- To make chamomile infused oil, add olive oil pomace in a double boiler. Then pour 3 tbsp of chamomile in a sealable tea bag and put it into the oil.
- Let the oil steep on medium heat for at least two hours and constantly stir the oil every 15 minutes.
- Remove the oil from the heat and discard the teabag.
- In a bowl, 3 tbsp of bentonite clay to 4 tbsp of distilled water and make a medium-thick consistency paste.
- Now, add 0.8 oz shea butter and 0.5 oz castor oil into the chamomile infused oil in a big container.
- Slowly and gradually add the lye solution to the oil mixture. Make sure to do it slowly to ensure that it doesn’t form air bubbles.
- Use a blender to mix the lye solution to the oil and butter mixture.
- Finally, add the bentonite-water paste and 2 tbsp colloidal oatmeal to the mixture and blend it again.
- If you wish to add essential oil to your soap, add 15-20 drops of it into the solution and mix well.
- Pour the solution into the soap mold and let it sit for 4-5 days.
This way, your baby soap for eczema would be ready with natural ingredients to keep your baby’s skin safe from toxic commercial ingredients.