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homemade nipple cream

I have been having so much fun making my own homemade products that I can pack in my diaper bag for the hospital.

Of course I’ll be taking my homemade probiotic deodorant to put to the test.  I also want to make a labor belly massage oil, homemade baby butt balm, and a few other things.  I only have a few weeks left so hopefully I can get it all done before I need it.

Yesterday I made Boobie Balm – homemade nipple cream – to use immediately following breastfeeding in those first few weeks.  I remember how sore, dry, and cracked the nipples can get when mom and baby are first learning to work together.

homemade nipple cream

Boobie Balm – Homemade Nipple Cream

This nipple cream has only three ingredients:

homemade nipple cream

*While I have used all of these ingredients in my own homemade lip balm, I will still be cautious about a newborn ingesting them.  It may be safe, but I will use right after breastfeeding and wipe any residue off before baby latches on again.  I would do this with any nipple cream, just to be safe.

Breastfeeding Boobie Balm – Homemade Nipple Cream

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts coconut oil
  • 2 parts shea butter
  • 1 part beeswax (shredded)

Instructions:

  1. Melt the coconut oil over medium-low heat.
  2. Add the shea butter and allow it to melt as well.
  3. Add the beeswax and allow to melt. (beeswax takes a little longer to melt)
  4. Stir ingredients well.
  5. Pour liquid into container of choice and allow to set for 24 hours.

homemade breastfeeding boobie balm

I can’t wait to try this after baby is born.  I did rub a little on the back of my hand and it felt so smooth and nourishing for a very long time.  In fact, after a couple of days, that spot is still smooth and feels healthier than my other hand.

Stay tuned for more homemade products for labor and delivery coming soon (hopefully)!

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