NZ Woman's Weekly

Natural baby bath wash

When our granddaughter arrived five years ago, I immediately sprang into action and started inventing all sorts of natural recipes for her parents to use.

We need to be extra vigilant about exposing babies to the chemicals in our environment and commercial products that are marketed for them.

Babies’ skin is even more porous than ours and can absorb chemicals which may be found in soaps, shampoos and bath washes.

  • 400ml water
  • 80ml rosewater
  • 4 tbsp 100% natural vegetable oil soap, grated – look in your health shop for a good bar, such as Dr Bronner’s
  • 20ml glycerine
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil

1 Bring the water and rosewater to the boil in a small saucepan, then add the grated soap.

2 Stir until all the soap is melted, then take off the heat and allow to cool a little until just warm.

3 Add the rest of the ingredients and pour into a squeeze bottle.

4 To use, simply squeeze it into the bath. It will not bubble, but it cleans and moisturises babies’ skin beautifully.

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