The Miracle Essential Oil

Since my last post I’ve been pulling my hair out trying to figure how to get rid of my lil’ Lainey’s diaper rash.  It has been over a month and I have been to the doctor numerous times and tried numerous medicated creams.  Some worked a bit, and others didn’t do a thing.  After much research/ visits to the doctor, I’ve come to the conclusion that it is a yeast rash due to her teething.  She has 4 teeth that just won’t come through!!

So I thought I would share my personal experience with my LO and her yeast diaper rash.  If I would have known what I know now about what I’ve researched I could have helped her through a lot of discomfort.  What I found out online from other Mom’s was that with a yeast type rash applying zinc type ointment, baby powder (cornstarch or talc), disposable diapers, disposable wipes can all make the rash worse (which it did)  Here I thought of all things zinc would make it better!.  So finally I just used the medicated ointment I got from the doctor and it helped soothe the rash to where it was almost gone.  The instructions say to use it up to a week, but it was so bad that I had to use it more.  The poor girl was scratching at her diaper all the time because it hurt.

What made it more uneasy for me was the cream that I made that worked on other regular diaper rashes wasn’t cutting it for this type of rash.  I felt so bad that I couldn’t help my baby girl.  So I went back online and did more research on different oils and essential oils that might help.

I had never heard about the benefits of myrrh essential oil.  We know that it was one of the three gifts given to Jesus when he was born, but it was also used in ancient Greece on soldiers’ wounds.  Some of it’s properties include: antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral and more.  If your interested in more info about myrrh essential oil take a look at what it has to offer.

I purchased some last week and it came in the mail the other day so I did up a new recipe for Lainey.  Because the cream just wasn’t doing it, I decided to make a balm instead.  They usually apply better and stay on the skin nicer because of the beeswax.  However, because beeswax doesn’t wash off so easily it can be tough on cloth diapers if the consistency is right.  After two batches I came up with the perfect consistency!  I put it on her before bed and hoped for improvement.  Sure enough all the things that I found out about this awesome oil was true.  In addition to the myrrh essential oil, I added tea tree and lavender essential oils as in my previous cream.  I’m pretty excited though about this new diaper balm.  I can’t wait to share it with others!

On a side note, I’ve started working on a facebook page, and soon I hope to have a separate WordPress page for Nu.Babee.  I just have to get it organized and add some nice photos of my product and logos.

Take care!

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The beginning…

So last week I finally got my package of raw ingredients in the mail! I was so excited because I had been waiting for what seemed like forever for it to come, only because I “had” to order something that was on back order. I have to say the staff at Voyageur Soap and Candle Co. – in Surrey, BC, are amazing. They have amazing customer service, and they have so much to choose from, that I feel like I never have enough. I’m always wanting to create new recipes!

So as soon as I opened my package I had to make something! So the first thing on my list was a new diaper cream recipe. I had made one a couple months ago but it just wasn’t what I wanted. Because I use cloth diapers on my LO, I wanted to make a cream that was safe on cloth diapers and also worked great on diaper rashes. So I did some research on oils and other natural ingredients and came up with a recipe I thought could work. I’ve been using it on Lainey for a good 4 or 5 days, and had not used any diaper liners. I never use diaper cream without using a liner! It’s a major no-no with cloth diapers (unless your using a cloth diaper friendly cream). But the only way I would find out if my recipe worked on cloth diapers was to tough it out. And if it didn’t work then I’d be doing a lot of scrubbing to get it out. So I crossed my fingers and hoped it would come out clean. And……..

So after washing them I inspected each and every diaper. Every single one came out clean, with not one stain! I have to say I was pretty excited. So excited that I had to write about it 🙂

Now that I have two recipes that I have created, that work amazing on my little girl’s skin. I feel confident to pursue my new venture. I hope this is the beginning of something great! After some research and brainstorming I think I have come up with my product name.

nu.babee

I wanted to incorporate the word ‘bee’ in the name as every product uses either beeswax or honey, or both. I believe in using only the best ingredients in my products. All my products are free off: parabens, harsh chemicals, dyes, petroleum, talc or phthalates. Some of my favourite ingredients I use are: beeswax, honey, coconut oil, calendula oil, shea butter, olive oil and vitamin E.

So, I hope to get everything going in the next couple months, and give out samples to friends and family. In addition to my soothing balm, I’m also working on a lotion, baby oil, baby powder, and for the mommies a belly butter and lip balm. I’ve already made a ‘test’ lip balm that has honey, and it sure makes my lips super smooth!

I have a lot of work ahead of me! But I’m super excited. Come back to see how my next recipes go.

Take care!!