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Coconut Oil as Baby Moisturiser & Nappy Cream
Coconut Oil as Baby Moisturiser & Nappy Cream
Coconut Oil as Baby Moisturiser & Nappy Cream
Coconut Oil as Baby Moisturiser & Nappy Cream
Coconut Oil as Baby Moisturiser & Nappy Cream

Coconut Oil as Baby Moisturiser & Nappy Cream

Plastic Free
Vegan Friendly
Zero Waste

Alternative for: baby moisturiser and nappy cream in plastic packaging

Coconut oil has many uses: cooking, baking, make up remover, the base for many DYI beauty products, but it can also be used as a moisturiser and instead of nappy cream for babies.

We like Lucy Bee Fair Trade Extra Virgin Organic Raw Coconut Oil the best as have found other oils too bitty to be used as a moisturiser.

Packaging: Glass jar

End of Life: Zero Waste - all parts are reusable / recyclable or biodegradable. Reusing glass jars

 Recommended by Isabel M.

"I have used coconut oil on my son since birth as both a moisturiser and often instead of regular nappy cream. We use this on his bum whenever it looks slightly pink and this generally keeps nappy rash from developing. Occasionally, when it has flared up (usually during teething) we have applied a small amount of traditional nappy cream with a protective layer of coconut oil over the top.  In nearly 2 years we've used less than half a tube (30g) of traditional nappy cream as continued applications of coconut oil have normally been enough."

Advantages...

  • No nasty chemicals, so not a probably if accidentally ingested while moisturising those chubby cheeks
  • A little goes a long way making it cheaper than many 'baby' products
  • Fair trade and eco-friendly (produced in an agroforestry environment)
  • Suitable for Vegans

Disadvantages...

  • This product is not rated 100% plastic-free as the metal lids of glass jars often have either a plastic coating or a plastic coated disc. This stops the contents of the jar reacting with the metal of the lid. However, glass jars have a high reuse value and both the lids and the glass can be recycled at end of life.
  • This jar is also sold with a plastic anti-tamper wrapper on the lid, as common with food items. 

Costs...

Around £1.50-£2 per 100ml. Larger jars are more economical.

    Where to Buy...

    Available from Sainsbury's, Ocado, Morrisons, Holland & Barrett

    Tips...

    • The oil is normally solid at (UK) room temperature which can make it tricky to get out of the jar. I prefer to use the back of a fingernail to scoop a small amount out and then rub between two fingers to melt the oil before applying.
    • Should the room temperature cause the oil to melt, don't worry - just dip your finger in 
    • We keep two tubs at the nappy changing station: one for bum and one for face/body to reduce risk of cross-contamination
    • You can heat the part-used oil jar briefly in the microwave (without the metal lid) to get a clean surface when it resets, or to transfer the oil to smaller pot for travel

    This information is provided as a guide only and is accurate to the best of our knowledge.

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