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Breast Milk Soap & Homemade Body Lotion Recipe

Breast Milk Soap

Strange? Never heard of it? Yes, breast milk soap recipes may seem like unusual trends in Southeast Asia, but makers of artisanal soaps have been spreading their knowledge and benefits of using breast milk soap.

Breast milk is full of nutrition and substances that are nourishing for the skin. Nursing mums can now make skin-healthy soaps for the family.

How to make breast milk soap

Instructions:

Step 1. Melt the soap base* (melt & pour without lye, available from our store)
Step 2. Mix in 2 cups (500ml) of room temperature breast milk
Step 3: Stir until well mixed
Step 4: Pour the liquid into any shape of containers or mold that you wish to make your soap
Step 5: Put the containers into your fridge and you should have beautiful breast milk soap after a couple of hours

*As this is a melt and pour recipe, exact quantity of breast milk and soap base is not necessarily vital. You can choose to use a 500g or 1kg soap base for 500ml of breast milk depending on how milky you prefer the soap to be. Just note that the volume of breast milk should not be more than soap base.

If you’d like some variation, you can choose to add Vitamin E Oil, Grapeseed Oil, or Essential Oil (fragrance of your preference) all available at our store.

As it is rich in nutrition for babies, breast milk is great for our skin. They are perfect cleansers for babies, giving them gentle protection against harmful ingredients from commercial cleansers. Using breast milk soaps also reduces the risk of developing rashes and eczema.

How to make homemade body lotion

Ingredients:

100ml GrapeSeed Oil
50ml Coconut Oil
50g Beeswax
1 teaspoon Vitamin E Oil (optional)
2 tablespoon Shea Butter or Cocoa Butter

Instructions:

Step 1: Mix the grapeseed oil, coconut oil, and beeswax in a double boiler
Step 2: Add in the shea butter or cocoa butter
Step 3: Stir in well
Step 4: When all the ingredients are fully melted, add in Vitamin E Oil or Essential Oil (fragrance of your preference)
Step 5: Pour into a jar or container (note: do not use pump as it will not work well)

Unlike off-the-shelf water based lotions, this homemade body lotion is very moisturizing. It is great for baby’s diaper rash, eczema, and prevents stretch marks.

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