June 3, 2013
I love it when I hear about an essential oil success story…especially when I find out The Common Scents Mom had something to do with it! I saw this comment posted by Jennifer Cash on Facebook today, written in response to a lady whose son is struggling with eczema. One lady shared with her the following:
“I made Stacy’s Baby Bum ointment recipe for gifts for some new babies in our church, and, one of the mom’s had eczema real bad on her hands – she started using it and it cleared up her eczema! Maybe it would help you as well!”
I especially love that a mom experienced healing in her own hands as she was busy serving her little one, attempting to heal his hurting skin. Isn’t that just like God? “Give, and it will be given to you…” (Luke 6:38).
You can find the full recipe HERE. Since formulating this recipe, we have found it useful in a few other ways:
1. Dry, cracked skin. My husband can’t be without a jar for his finger tips and heels. I even keep a little lip balm-sized jar in my purse for him.
2. Chapped Noses! No matter how soft the hankie, noses get chapped when there’s lots of blowing going on! Keep a jar of this handy during the next cold!
3. Eczema, dry scalp, or other skin rash.
4. Diaper Rash
The only draw back to making the above recipe is that melting beeswax and blending it in your food processor is messy. That’s why the recipe above makes so much – I want it to last a long time before I have to make more!
So, if you don’t want to go to the trouble of making your own, I have the following easy solution:
Mix together the essential oils in my Baby Bum recipe and store in a glass bottle. As needed, apply to skin neat (undiluted), then apply Young Living’s Rose Ointment directly to the skin over the top of it.
Baby Bum Oil Blend (multiply the following blend for every 2 oz. of ointment):
- 8 drops lavender essential oil
- 6 drops chamomile essential oil
- 3 drops frankincense essential oil
- 3 drops copaiba essential oil
Top with Young Living’s Rose Ointment
WARNING: I only recommend Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils as lower quality oils can burn the skin and may be toxic! Find out what Young Living means by the unregulated term “therapeutic grade” by clicking HERE.
If you want to start using essential oils to care for your own family, I would recommend buying them wholesale. Why pay retail when you don’t have to? It’s kind of like being a Costco member, but without the yearly fee. In fact, there isn’t a fee to becoming a wholesale customer at all. The only requirement is the purchase of a starter kit. Find out more HERE.