Finding alternative uses for everyday products is something I am passionate about. I use vinegar to clean the house and am not afraid to make my own detergent. When it comes to my babies skin, the same principle applies.
Like many newborns, Atticus developed a dry and peeling layer of skin. I didn’t want to drench him in chemical laden creams and I wasn’t sure if an organic line of products was good to use either. So instead of going down either of those routes I turned to 100% organic virgin coconut oil.
Within days his skin cleared up and the bonding experience we gained through the application of the oil was priceless.
What you will need is a jar of coconut oil, this can be found at your grocery store in either the baking or organic section. You will want the room to be warm as you will be undressing your little baby. With about 1/4 tbs of coconut oil in your hands rub them together and gently massage baby from the feet up. Gently rubbing your babies toes, legs, torso, back and arms. I will write a post on infant massage in the near future, but until then, I can’t speak more highly of the wonderful tropical magic of coconut oil.