Recipes For Children’s Products
I wanted to share some of my favorite recipes for baby products with you. All are 100% natural and are easy and fun to make.
Create a very special sleep pillow to soothe your infant into a calm, peaceful sleep. These herb pillows have proven helpful to children who have trouble sleeping deeply and restfully.
Mix equal amounts of chamomile, lavender, roses, and hops together. Use about 4 – 6 ounces of herb per pillow and sew into an 8 x 8 inch cotton pillow. Use soft natural fabric for your pillow covering; flannel is wonderful! Place near baby’s head to help with a peaceful, aromatic sleep.
Baby’s Bath Herbs
Use the following mixtures in the bath water. Place herbs in a cotton cloth bag and allow to steep in the water. Use the fragrant herbal bag for a wash cloth.
1 part Rose
2 parts Chamomile
2 parts Calendula
1 part Lavender
2 parts Comfrey
Mix together and use about 1 small handful for each bath.
Please Note: it is not recommended to make Dream Pillows (see recipe) as children are already so full of dreams and it can make for a restless night of sleep.
This is my very favorite salve recipe for diaper rash, cuts and scrapes, and irritated skin.
1 part Comfrey leaf
1 part Comfrey root
1 part St. Johns Wort flower
1 part Calendula flower
To Make: By now you know how to make a good quality salve. For review see Lesson 2.
For an excellent daily baby powder mix the following ingredients together:
2 parts White Clay (Available in natural food stores and ceramic supply stores)
2 parts Arrow root powder
¼ part Slippery Elm powder
¼ part Comfrey root powder
To Make: Mix the powder together and place in a shaker bottle such as a spice jar. You may wish to lightly scent your baby powder but use only pure Essential oils and be certain it is non-irritating to a child’s sensitive skin. Orange oil is light and refreshing and often used as the scent for baby powders.
For diaper rash: To the above mixture, add 1/8 part Golden Seal powder, 1/8 part Myrrh powder, and 1/8 part Echinacea. Apply as a powder, or mix into a thin paste and apply as a poultice to the rash.
This is an excellent all purpose oil and is wonderful to rub on baby after baths. It makes great massage oil for babies also.
1 pint Apricot or Almond Oil
1/2 oz Roses
1 oz Chamomile
1/2 oz Comfrey
To Make: Mix herbs and oil together and let sit in a glass jar with tight fitting lid for 2 weeks. In a double boiler, slowly warm the mixture over very low heat for one hour. Strain and bottle. You may lightly scent with a pure essential oil such as chamomile or orange oil.