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  • Writer's pictureChardá Bell, IBCLC, CBE, CD

Breastmilk Lotion? Here's the Recipe!

Did you know that your breast milk also provides amazing topical benefits to your baby? If you're looking to do something creative with your extra or "tipsy" supply, try homemade breast milk lotion.

Here's How To Make Your Own Breast Milk Lotion!

There are some amazing vitamins, minerals, and nutrients in human milk that work together to provide the perfect food for your growing babe.

Breastmilk changes as your baby grows, specifically to meet their individual needs.

There is also evidence that breast milk has healing properties. It helps with minor cuts, scrapes, rashes, or skin irritations, eye and ear infections and nipple damage. Speak with your pediatrician if your baby has signs of an eye or ear infection before only using breastmilk as a remedy.

Breastmilk lotion is natural and simple to help calm baby eczema, acne, diaper rash and dry skin.

This is a super simple recipe, using only a few additional ingredients that can be purchased ahead of time on Amazon or at most major health food stores:

Breast Milk Lotion Recipe


  • Beeswax, 1 tablespoon

  • Grapeseed oil, about 3 – 3 ½ ounces

  • Vitamin E oil, a few drops

  • Breast milk, about 3 – 3 ½ ounces

  • Scented essential oil, a few drops (if desired!)


  • Place your grapeseed oil and beeswax in a microwave-safe bowl.

  • Heat grapeseed oil and beeswax together in your microwave on low, until the beeswax has just melted.

  • Add your vitamin E oil.

  • Slowly pour your breast milk into the oil and beeswax mixture, while quickly whisking everything together.

  • Let stand to cool – your mixture will also continue to thicken as it cools.

  • Note that you should store your breast milk lotion in a cool, dry place. Beeswax may discolor if left in a brightly lit area and is also combustible, so be sure to keep it away from high heat.

  • Don’t store your breast milk lotion in the freezer, as the texture and consistency may change upon defrosting (though it should be safe for fridge storage, if desired).

Be sure to test your baby’s breast milk lotion on a small patch of his or her skin first to ensure there is no adverse reaction or sensitivity. Once you know that your little one can safely tolerate your lotion, use freely!

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