Coconut Oil is a natural living go-to. You can eat it, put it on your skin, put it on your baby, and even paint with it. We use coconut oil as our primary baby skin care. We use it to prevent diaper rash and treat the few that pop up and it’s completely safe! We’ve never had build up issues. We also use it as Alex’s “lotion”.
You want to find an unrefined coconut oil for use on the skin. My favorite is Dr. Bronner’s.
|Photo from drbronner.com|
Not only is it unrefined, but it’s also organic and fair trade. It just doesn’t get better than that! Ok well, maybe it does. Dr. Bronner’s is generally available in most markets. (Here in little ol’ Abilene you can find it at Drug Emporium and Natural Grocers. It may be available elsewhere but that’s where I’ve seen it.) Dr. Bronner’s also doesn’t fetch as hefty a price as some of the comparable coconut oils. Off the Dr. Bronner’s website it’s about $11 for 14 ounces. That’s not a bad price!