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Creates Protective Barrier On Baby's Sensitive Bum

Author: Chantelle M.
Date: 11-18-2014
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Testimonial ID: 10308-OR

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One of the best ways in which Young Living essential oils have helped support good skin health in my family has been the application of Lavender essential oil to many different areas of the body... face, arms, shaved areas, and places where hives develop from our harsh water.

But the best and most obvious way I have seen Lavender oil be helpful is with my daughter, who has just turned a year old. Since about 8 months of age -- when she was getting really bad teething symptoms -- any poop would light up her butt instantly and leave a harsh and painful red area, sometimes turning into a rash. The typical diaper cream just was not helping and actually seemed to aggravate her sensitive skin when the rash would get particularly bad.

I have started applying 2 drops of Lavender essential oil, mixed into a dollop of organic virgin (unrefined) coconut oil, onto the red area. And I finish by making sure the mixture creates a thin, barrier-like layer to prevent the solid parts of the bowel movement from sticking to my daughter's bum as well. Literally within six hours I can see a difference. The skin is no longer red or looking awful, and the rash starts diminishing.

I now have a baby food jar of coconut oil with 6 drops of Lavender essential oil mixed into it. The jar is kept in the fridge and taken out preemptively whenever my daughter seems to be having a fussy/teething day. This protocol works wonders every time.

If you want to get away from the typical diaper creams, I would highly recommend this mixture. I got the idea from the Gentle Babies book that talks about Young Living essential oils and baby issues; I also learned by experimenting.

For a newborn or young infant, I would always recommend the dilution, and I prefer coconut oil because of its safe-to-ingest-and-apply properties. I also use coconut oil in my facial creams and on my body, as it is extremely nourishing.

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