Making breastmilk lotion and bottom balm

written by Bella Drew 3 November 2017

So after going to a baby show way back whilst pregnant I saw that you can make breastmilk lotion and bottom balm for baby’s bum, and because I am breastfeeding, I had to give it a go.

Breastmilk is so good for the skin, it’s antibacterial, and has a ton of antibodies in there to aid the bodies healing at a rapid rate. So it just makes sense to use it as a moisturiser and bum cream. Although Primrose has never had nappy rash because we have chosen to use cloth nappies, which are a lot more gentle on the skin than disposables and contain no nasty chemicals.

On Pinterest, there were loads of different recipes about how to make breastmilk lotions and balms so I thought I’d experiment with a few and see which one worked best.

After a lot of trial and error, I feel that I have found the perfect recipes ever!


Breastmilk lotion
More of a creamy consistency, perfect as a body butter for baby, Mum and everyone!


100ml coconut oil
1 1/2 Tbsp beeswax
6 drops Vitamin e oil
3 drops essential oil (I used lavender)

1. Heat the beeswax in a double boiler until melted
2. Add the coconut oil and carry on heating until melted
3. Take off the heat and slowly pour the breastmilk in whilst whisking very fast.
4. Keep whisking until it forms a creamy consistency
5. Add the vitamin e and essential oils
6. Pour/scoop into a pot ready to use


Breastmilk balm
More of a balm like a petroleum jelly or lip balm type consistency, perfect as a bum cream for nappy rash!


100ml coconut oil
100ml breastmilk
1 Tbsp beeswax
6 drops Vitamin e oil
3 drops Essential oil (I used lavender)

So this was made very similarly to the breastmilk lotion but contains a little more beeswax and you don’t whisk it as much.

1. Over a double boiler melt the coconut oil and beeswax together
2. When melted take off the heat and whilst mixing slowly, slowly add the breastmilk. The consistency should be somewhat still runny
3. Pour into a pot and leave to set



And that’s it! It took me less than half an hour in total to prepare and make both creams which are the perfect amount of time between Primrose’s naps.

Because breast milk is living, the lotion and balm will be good for around 2-3 months kept in a cool place (I keep mine under the changing table).

Be sure to tag us in any photos on Instagram of your attempts at making the breastmilk lotion/balm!

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Renee 6 November 2017 - 2:01 pm

What a great idea. I have never heard of this before. I always used my breast milk as “lotion” for my kiddos’ cheeks and such. I think it’s genius to go all out like this. Well done.

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