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Naturally Soothing Baby Bath

Naturally Soothing Baby Bath

When my infant son was cranky or overly tired, or if his tender skin was a little rashy, I used this wonderful two-ingredient formula in a warm bath and it never failed to soothe him in every way. Older children, teens, and adults find it beneficial, too!

INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
3 drops lavender essential oil

1. Use a cotton handkerchief, a muslin tea-bag, or even the foot of a clean pair of old pantyhose to hold the formula. Sprinkle the lavender oil on the oats and place on the handkerchief, or in the teabag or pantyhose. Tie tightly closed with a rubber band or string.

2. The oats will release a silky milky fluid that will permeate the tub. After it has been thoroughly wetted, the bath packet may be used like a washcloth to rub soothing oats all over the skin.

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By Cait Johnson, Assistant Producer, Care2 Green Living.

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.

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10:19PM PDT on Oct 5, 2011

Thanks for the information.

10:33AM PDT on Sep 26, 2011

thanks, Cait

10:32AM PDT on Sep 26, 2011

thanks, Cait

12:27AM PDT on Jul 22, 2011

Great info. Thanks for sharing.

12:38AM PDT on Mar 31, 2011

Thanks for the article.

1:58AM PST on Dec 7, 2010

Thanks for the info.

12:01AM PST on Dec 3, 2009

This is quiet a post. I like it most because as parents are mostly worried about exposing their child to toxic chemicals and irritable skin soaps any longer, this mild and safe cleanser will naturally wash their baby with the organic coconut and aloe vera.


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