Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
Ronéll van Rooyen
It is exciting to buy all kinds of sweet smelling toiletries for the new baby for stork teas, but have you ever considered that it is unnecessary chemical substances on his/her sensitive well-balanced skin that only remove the natural oils? Well, here are some smart ideas to make home-made products for the baby and perhaps even for the whole family.
1 cup distilled water
2 tablespoons unflavoured liquid soap
1 tablespoon vegetable glycerine
6 drops Chamomile oil (or another flavour such as lavender if you wish
All these ingredients may be mixed in a clean bottle such as a cleaned shampoo bottle and kept for up to a month.
It is important to wash the hair without removing the natural oils. For this reason, natural oils are used here, also for the flavour, and you may use other flavours as well.
Babies of up to 18 months may use it once a week, and older children two to three times a week.
1 cup odourless liquid soap
½ teaspoon jojoba oil
5 drops lavender oil
5 drops grapefruit oil
Note: For babies younger than 12 months, the oils may be omitted.
Thoroughly mix all the ingredients in a jug and store it in a bottle for up to six months.
It is amazing to see how the Lord made our skin with a film of oil – even the scalp is covered with a film. People tend to remove it with shampoo and then replace it with unnatural stuff. This seriously upsets the pH balance, and the scalp then works hard to produce more oil in an effort to restore the balance. This is a vicious circle that you can break by being natural.
Up to the age of four years it isn’t really necessary to do conditioning. If the climate is very dry, your child’s hair should rather be given a treatment once a week.
½ cup coconut oil
12 drops ylang ylang or other oil
If the coconut oil is a liquid at room temperature, the other oil can simply be added while stirring; if not, the coconut oil can be put in the container in a bowl of hot water so it can dissolve slowly. It is necessary only to oil the tips of the hair, followed by a thorough wash with shampoo (without water) after a couple of minutes, before rinsing with warm water. For a deep treatment, the entire scalp and all the hair may be treated once a month or after a couple of months. It can also be washed by foaming the shampoo before adding any water. Then rinse with warm water. Preferably do it on a Friday, so you will have the whole of Saturday to wash the hair more than once if necessary. A greasy bunch of hair will not look good in church.
The same principle applies for cream as for conditioners. The skin of the body has a natural film of oil that is disrupted by soap. Here is an organic cream that can be kept for three months in a dark bottle in a cool, dark cupboard:
5 tablespoons almond oil
2 tablespoons beeswax
1 tablespoon cacao butter
10 drops Chamomile oil
5 drops lavender oil (only for babies older than 12 months)
Melt the beeswax in a plate over a bowl of hot water together with all the ingredients except the oils. Oils are added only five minutes after the beeswax mixture has cooled down, and then everything is poured into a container.
Enjoy the healthy skin products and treat your skin as it was planned by the Lord: with natural products.
Sophie Uliano, 2010, ” Do it gorgeously” . “How to make less toxic, less expensive and more beautiful products. ”
Stacy M De Broff, 05 Feb 2002, “The Mom Book : Insider tips to ensure your child thrives in elementary and middle school.”
Ann Douglas, Jan 2010, “The mother of all toddler books : An all-Canadian guide on your child’s second and third years“
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