After trying out many bum creams I have decided that it is time to start making my own. Cost wise, ingredient wise, and because nothing really works all that great for Sophie it just makes sense to try!
I knew that what I was making had to contain Beeswax. It is know for being a great skin healer, it makes a great barrier, and has great antibacterial and anti inflammatory qualities.
After much research I came to conclusion that I just wanted to make a basic mixture. After searching online I came across the YouTube vlogs- Debt it Dum and liked their adapted recipe for a starting base and then I made some tweaks from there.
- Double boiler or something that will work like a double boiler. (I used a frying pan with boiling water and put a smaller pot in the frying pan)
- Stand up mixer or hand held mixer and mixing bowl.
- Containers to put your finished product in (I got mine at Dollarama)
- 1 cup unrefined Shea Butter
- 1/3 cup Coconut Oil
- 5 tbs of Unrefined Beeswax
**Using a grater for the Beeswax helps to break it up when you need specified amounts of it.
I used the Coconut Oil ($25-$30)that we purchased from Costco over a year ago and purchased the unrefined Shea Butter ($25 for 1 cup) from Planet Organic.
- Set up your stand mixer or hand mixer with a mixing bow
- Put water on, wait for it to boil
- If you are using a make shift version of the double boiler put your container into the boiling water and put in your Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, and Beeswax.
- Stir constantly until all of the ingredients are melted together and clear.
- Remove the pot that you are using from heat and let the ingredients cool for a good 5 minutes
- Pour into the mixer or mixing bowl and mix for 15-20 minutes.
- You will notice that the sides of the bowl will start having the mixture sticking to the side, this is there a spatula can be used.
- When the mixture becomes cloudy and a little more thick you can pour into your containers.
- Have the baby bum balm sit for 24 hours so that it can set and then you are ready to use it!
While the Shea butter was purchased for a crazy expensive amount that was just due to my lack of planning, not because it can not be found cheaper.
Do you have a tried and true recipe that you use for your little one?
Feel free to share.