- Always educate yourself about properties and contraindications of essential oils you are going to use.
- Be sure you are not allergic to any ingredient before applying it on your body. First apply a dab on your wrist for example, and wait 24 hours to see if any irritation occurs.
- Make sure you buy the pure base ingredients and choose ingredients that have the most beneficial nutrients.
- Always dilute an essential oil in a base oil unless you are sure it is safe to use it neat.
- If you can afford, spend a little more on high quality and organic oils. This will insure no unnecessary chemicals are applied to your skin.
Cradle cap is very common among babies. It is characterized by thick greasy scales with yellow crusts, usually on the scalp. This is an inflammatory skin disease that usually clears up, but sometimes cradle cap doesn’t clear up by itself and might need treatment. While your baby has cradle cap, there are gentle ways to remove the scales. Try this cradle cap oil remedy, it should help! Otherwise, there are lots of other options to treat cradle cap. You could use coconut oil, olive oil, or even aloe vera (How to treat cradle cap with natural remedies?)
- Preparation: 5 min
- Cooking: n/a
Ingredients to make this cradle cap oil remedy
- Tea Tree Oil
- Almond Oil
Ratio appr 1:10
Cautious: tea tree oil can irritate the skin so always use with caution.
Mix a few drops of tea tree oil with almond oil. Gently massage the oil into the baby’s scalp and leave it on for about 15 minutes. Then gently comb out the flakes with a fine-toothed comb or brush them out with a soft brush. Follow up with a gentle baby shampoo. Make sure you don’t leave oil on your baby’s head, which could clog the pores and cause the flakes to stick.
Oleo calcareous liniment for cradle cap and diaper rash (Skincare recipe shared by Optiderma.com)