Coconut oil is amazing.
I’m sure by now you’re heard of all the incredible uses of coconut oil. Maybe you already use coconut on the regular as a part of your own natural health and beauty routine.
**Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional nor am I pretending to be. Take my experience as a launching point for your own research**
What exactly is coconut oil?
Simply put, coconut oil comes from extracting the oil from the meat of a matured coconut. And the coconut, of course, comes from coconut palms.
I had used coconut oil plenty before my kids came along but it wasn’t until my daughter developed severe eczema at four months old that the oil became a part of our everyday life. During the months that we and various doctors spent trying to determine the various causes of her flare-ups, coconut oil became a close friend.
Why is coconut oil so good for babies?
Coconut oil is great for babies because it’s not water-based, and in general contains less water than commercial lotions. And it retains moisture beautifully!
Here are 6 ways to use coconut oil with your baby:
Add several tablespoons to a warm bath. Try to keep your baby playing in the water for 15 minutes and then gently towel dry.
Apply liberally to dry skin. If tiny dry hands and feet are an issue, apply before bedtime and cover with socks and baby mitts.
Massaged into hair and scalp to treat cradle cap. Apply before bed so it is absorbed by morning.
Ease nasal congestion by rubbing coconut oil mixed with 1-2 drops of peppermint essential oil to your child’s chest.
Apply to diaper area to treat a mild diaper rash.
Apply to cheeks and lips during the winter to protect against the harsh weather.
How do you incorporate coconut oil into your family’s health care routine? Share with my readers in the comments 🙂