A friend of mine dropped by the other week for a play date and as she was departing, she gifted us with a little concoction of essential oils for Tomas’ skin.
What was a lovely gift to keep our little man’s skin feeling super soft, has now become a family lotion and it’s too good not to share:
150ml of coconut oil
12 drops of Tea Tree
6 drops of Lavender
We’ve been rubbing this into Tomas’ skin at bath time and now we shower with it, and the difference in only 2 weeks has been remarkable.
It’s the BEST moisturizing lotion and you need to try it. It also makes a great gift for friends and fam!
Lots of love,
Benefits of Coconut Oil:
Coconut oil is used for diabetes, heart disease, chronic fatigue, Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Alzheimer’s disease, thyroid conditions, energy, and boosting the immune system. Ironically, despite coconut oil’s high calorie and saturated fat content, some people use it to lose weight and lower cholesterol.
Coconut oil can be used to treat burns, psoriasis, acne, athletes foot and nappy rash. Virgin coconut oil can speed up wound healing, and a human study found it to be effective in increasing hydration and reducing water loss in seriously dry skin.
Benefits of Tea Tree Oil:
The easiest way to grasp the benefits is to think: skin issues + tea tree oil = healing (in most cases).
Tea tree oil is known for its topical antiseptic and anti-fungal treatment or infection-reducing benefits. It also has antibiotic properties and helps aid against aliments such as skin infections, rashes, burns, dandruff and much more. It should be noted that tea tree oil should not be used on babies younger than 6 months.
Benefits of Lavender:
Lavender essential oil has a calming scent which can be helpful in treating migraines, headaches, depression, nervous tension and emotional stress.
It heals burns and wounds
Restores skin complexion and reduces acne
Improves eczema and psoriasis
Lavender is also a bug repellent: The smell of lavender essential oil is potent for many types of bugs like mosquitoes, midges, and moths. Apply some of the lavender oil on the exposed skin when outside to prevent these irritating bites. Furthermore, if you do happen to be bitten by one of those bugs, the lavender essential oil has anti-inflammatory qualities that will reduce the irritation and the pain associated with bug bites.