I’m not sure if it’s Finnegan drinking different milks other than breast milk, or new foods, or just the freezing cold temperature winter has brought. But sweet little bud has some serious eczema patches on his back and he will occasionally get it on one elbow. Hello. Cue crazy mom who stresses over any imperfection on her perfect baby’s skin. I’ve been using a essential oil blend with a lotion but it hasn’t seemed to clear it up fully.
So luckily I have some breast milk still packed away and frozen just incase moments like these come along.
Breast milk made into lotion has proven to help clear up the toughest skin issues. The antibodies found in it will help aid in the onset of infection that can be secondary to persistent scratching also.
Microwave safe dish
3.5 oz Grape seed oil
1 tbs Beeswax
3 oz Breast milk
1.) Mix grape seed oil and beeswax within your bowl.
Microwave the oil and beeswax together for 2 ½ minutes.
2.) In a separate cup, add 2-3 drops of your favorite essential oils to the breast milk. This is optional. I used;
Melrose: has strong antiseptic properties. It’s primary use is helping with tissue regeneration from damage or injury. It also helps with skin abrasions, burns, rashes, earaches, gums, cold sores.. It fights infection and kills anaerobic bacteria and fungus.
Frankincense: Properties; Anticatarrhal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, immune-stimulant.
Lavender: Properties: Analgesic, anticoagulant, antifungal, antihistamine, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antimutagenic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, regenerative.
3.) Take the grape seed oil and beeswax out of the microwave and whisk them together. Promptly add your breast milk to the bowl, mix.
4.) Pour into any container that has a lid.
I’ll update on how it does on his skin!
** update!! We have been using for ONE week. Finnegans eczema within three days wasn’t red in color anymore and started healing. 7 days later I can rub his skin and its soft and I can’t feel anymore patches. Praise Jesus!