I love “new baby” smell. Baby bath salts keep babies smelling like babies should!
My first four children were born in hospitals and given the customary “first bath” within hours of their births. They were clean as a whistle and smelled wonderful…at least for a little while. By the next day their hair started feeling oiling and they needed another bath to recapture that new baby smell.
Before my 5th child was born, I became more interested in living naturally. I decided to ditch the J&J bath products and find something natural for my baby’s bath. This was before the days of Pinterest so I am not sure how I even came up with the idea, but I have used this simple recipe for each of my subsequent babies and have been so pleased with the results.
I now bathe my babies every few days, and despite the fact that this recipe has sweet almond oil in it, their hair never feels greasy. Their skin has a balanced feel to it, not dry needing lotion or oily needing frequent bathing. I have also noticed that their skin is clearer and they don’t suffer from “baby acne”.
I typically fill their tub with water and add a couple of tablespoons of the bath salts to the water. I wait for the salts to dissolve before putting the baby in. I let the baby soak in the water and just wash their body and hair with a washcloth and the water in the tub. No rinsing required.
Caution: The sweet almond old makes baby a little slippery in the water, so make sure and hold on to them really well.
- dead sea salt — gentle cleansing, high in minerals, detoxifying
- sweet almond oil — moisture balancing
- lavender essential oil — calming and relaxing, antimicrobial
Fill jar with dead sea salt. Pour in enough sweet almond oil to moisten salt. Add in a few drops lavender essential oil. I added approximately 1/4 cup oil to 1 1/2 cups salt and 10-20 drops of essential oil.
Shake to mix bath salts before adding to bath water.