For a natural baby bath alternative, this recipe will do the trick. If you are looking to use a natural remedy in your baby’s bath, using simple ingredients that ensures that your baby’s skin is kept chemical-free and feels super soft, then try this easy to make at home method. Reduce your plastics, reuse your muslin and compost the waste. This Baby Bath Soak is easy and fun to make.

Healing Power of Plants

So, if your baby gets dry skin, or you are in need of a remedy for the symptoms of Chicken Pox, Eczema or viral rashes. This easy to make natural recipe can be a lifesaver!

Suitable from Newborns onwards, there are no nasty chemicals or preservatives. A perfect natural option for baby bath time.

Natural Remedies for your Baby

Oats have been used for thousands of years to naturally feed the skin, calming and nourishing it is a great base for this remedy.

Lavender has been used medicinally for centuries and is known to be both anti-inflammatory and anti-septic.

Together these are both safe, natural, edible ingredients. If your baby swallows any of the water, it should not cause any side affects.

Dried Lavender
Dried Lavender

Time needed: 10 minutes.

How to Make your Natural Bath Soak

  1. Get your ingredients together

    Oats – 200 grams
    Dried Lavender or Essential Oil – a handful of dried or 10 drops of oil
    Muslin – Cut into large squares (approx 12cm x 12 cm)
    Ribbon – Cut into pieces for tying (approx 10cm long)
    Large Bowl

  2. Mix Together

    Put your oats and lavender together in the bowl. Mix thoroughly.

  3. Tie

    Scoop out a large handful of the mixture and put into the middle of your muslin square. Tie the muslin closed tightly (WARNING – if you do not tie is securely, the mixture will come out in the bath)

  4. To Use

    Just throw the bath soak into the bath. The water will turn milky from the oats and the smell will be amazing.

  5. Reuse

    When you have finished, untie and empty the mix into the garden compost. The muslin can be washed and used again.

For your baby’s bath

Reduce your plastics

Not only is this Baby Bath Soak a great natural remedy to use with your baby, children or in fact the whole family; but you are also reducing your plastics, reducing your waste and lowering your toxic load too!

Save Money

As the main ingredient is so readily and cheaply available, the cost per bath soak is tiny! You can often pick the lavender from your own garden, or if you are purchasing a bottle of Doterra Lavender Oil then you will realise that it lasts a long time, you should be able to make at least 100 Baby Bath Soaks with just one bottle.

More natural remedies

If you would like to know more recipes that use natural ingredients, then check out the Home Cleaning Products article. You can also sign up to the monthly Parenting Tips newletter, which has lots of great resources.

Rachel Hawkes

Rachel is a Complimentary Health Specialist, running a Wellbeing Centre in Kent, England. She is the founder of Buddha Buddies, running classes for babies and children and the author of Mindful Parenting – 40 Mindful Moments to Share with Your Children.

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