One of my friends's expecting a baby girl. We are so happy for her and I made a series of baby soap for her little princess.
Baby skin is extremely sensitive so I don't want to add any fragrance and synthetic colorants although they are skin-safe. The color of these baby soaps come from either unrefined oils or botanical infused oils. I made 5 batches of baby soap, one color for one batch, 100% natural!
Ingredients: Avocado Oil, Shea Butter, Olive Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Coconut Oil, Palm Oil.
*** Avocado Baby Soap ***The lovely green color is from unrefined avocado oil. It is one of my favorite carrier oils. Report said Avocado Oil a vitamin rich oil for those with sensitive skin and skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis. It is also good for baby skin too.
*** Calendula Baby Soap ***The golden yellow color comes from unrefined palm oil, it is also one of my favorite carrier oils. For this one, I used calendula infused olive oil. Calendula is amazing for its healing and soothing power to the skin. It has anti-inflammatory, really good for baby's diaper rash.
*** Goat Milk Baby Soap ***
I added goat milk instead of water in this batch, and the color turned a little bit beige than water based soap, which I found most of milk based soap have the same situation, the shade is getting darker from light beige to caramel, interesting! Goat’s Milk has been used for centuries as a natural emollient that helps to soothe, moisturize, re-hydrate and rejuvenate skin. It also contains vitamins and it has 3 times more beta-casein than cow's milk. Caseins are easily absorbed into the skin and allow for quick hydration of dry skin. Goat’s Milk also helps balance the skin's natural pH.
*** Chamomile Baby Soap ***I love infused oils. For this batch, I used chamomile infused olive oil, which is a nourishing oil for both dry and irritated skin. Chamomile is beneficial for skin problems. It is very mild that can be used for young children and even babies.
*** Alkanet Baby Soap ***The lilac purple color is from a natural herb called Alkanet Root. It is a natural dye that people use for decades. Alkanet root infused oil is dark red to burgundy, but after mixng with lye water, the chemical reaction turn the red/burgundy to purple/indigo. I am having lots of fun playing alkanet infused oil. =) In traditional Chinese medicine, Alkanet is known for its power of anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-oxidant. Alkanet Ointment, the famous Chinese remedy, is good for soothing skin rashes and insect bites.
Enjoy these baby soaps, and the little one. =)