In constant search for a recipe that does not consist of beeswax for your homemade balm, we still haven’t found one yet. Nevertheless, the recipe we mentioned in our previous blog can be made with coconut oil instead of using beeswax.
However, every bread milk recipe so far includes this ingredient and that’s for a reason. Beeswax is an absolutely critical component when making breast milk balm because it gives the lotion a thick, creamy consistency. This means that your desired lotion will not be set if beeswax is not included in the recipe.
Another essential ingredient is grapeseed oil, which we mentioned in our previous breast milk diaper rash cream recipe. In each of these homemade remedies, you can add some essential oils if you want to, however, grapeseed is the best solution due to the baby’s delicate skin.
Be aware that other essential oils are here just for a better scent, and if your little one is having sensitive skin, you may want to exclude it from your recipe.
However, there are other options that you can use for making your own balm but without including the beeswax and bread milk as well.
Some people prefer not to use beeswax because they think that the baby is too sensitive for that product. Others avoid it out of personal preference, so the ability to remove bee products from the formula means less chance of accidents.
For those who are allergic or have sensitivities, one alternative is coconut oil which has high melting points and is good for dry skin. Coconut oil is an excellent alternative to beeswax for several reasons. It belongs to the family of saturated fats, which are good for your health, and has a higher frying point than olive or vegetable oils.
The solidity of coconut oil means that it doesn’t make a baby’s skin greasy or shiny like other oils do, but is instead nourishing and slightly moisturizing.
As you can see by yourself, this “recipe” doesn’t include bread milk. So, when using coconut oil, use it alone, but when you are trying to make breast milk balm, beeswax is a must-include ingredient.
How do you make breast milk balm?
There is an easy, homemade recipe for making various types of breast milk balms. It is a cheap, easy, and all-natural way to help your infant with unpleasant diaper rashes.
And, the best thing is that this balm can be used for other things like curing a baby’s acne and eczema. Let’s check the recipe for breast milk balm without beeswax
- 3.3 oz of breastmilk
- 3.3 oz of coconut oil
- 1 tbsp of beeswax
- A couple of drops of vitamin E oil
- Additional few drops of lavender essential oil (optional)
As you can see the recipe for this balm is almost the same as the recipe we provided for diaper rash including beeswax. In this recipe, we used coconut oil instead.
Mix together in the bowl beeswax and coconut oil and put them in the microwave. Heat it for about two to three minutes, until it’s all just melted. When heated add your vitamin E oil.
Slowly whisk while gradually adding your breast milk into the mixture. As you are whisking the texture will become thicker. After the lotion is made, let it cool down before using it.
Can you apply breast milk to skin?
Yes, you can. A lot of research has shown that breast milk is packed with immunological benefits that may help treat various skin and soft tissue complaints. This includes diaper rash, baby’s acne, and eczema, baby’s pink eye, mother’s cracked or dry nipples, as well as umbilical cord separation.
It sounds counterintuitive, but some studies have found that using human milk for wound care actually promotes wound healing. Another study found that applying breast milk on burns caused less irritation than other treatments, and speeds up healing time for acute burns more effectively than water or saline. But not all fluids are good for all types of wounds- it’s important to talk about what type of wound you have with your doctor first if it’s severe.
A lot of folk remedies and ancient traditions mention using breast milk to make creams and lotions for various purposes like moisturizing, reducing acne, and of course, treating diaper rash.
The advice on these treatments is usually based on sound logic. We all know that breast milk is pure gold for a baby’s health, and the contents of breastmilk (including proteins for skin regeneration) are worth considering when looked at in isolation from the other factors that may affect how it works in relation to your baby’s skin.
Can you make lotion with expired breast milk?
Yes, you can use your expired breast milk for making lotion. Studies have shown that after two hours, left-over milk should be discarded, but don’t get rid of that milk right away!
If it’s still not rancid, you can use it to make your baby lotion in order to treat diaper rash, eczema, baby’s acne, and even sunburns.
Mothers should not worry about this because breast milk and lotion made out of it can last up to three months when refrigerated. This also refers to the breast milk balm without beeswax as well.
There are a lot of home remedies when it comes to different kinds of problems your infant is having. Whether it’s pink eye, eczema, bug bites, sunburns, or even diaper rash, mother’s breast milk can do miracles in those situations.
That’s right, breast milk is very good for nourishing your child because it provides necessary nutrients, however, its benefits are wider than that. When used alone or mixed with other natural ingredients it can prevent certain problems your baby is having due to its delicate skin.
This especially refers to the diaper rash that almost every infant is struggling with. So, mothers who have bread milk can make some lotion to stop the rash.
There are a lot of recipes out there, but most of them are very similar. However, many parents wonder if there is breast milk balm without beeswax, and there is.
However, parents should know that almost every homemade balm consists of beeswax due to its health benefits, it’s set the lotion and its thickness, and give it a creamy consistency. If you are really against using this ingredient, you can replace it with some coconut oil instead.