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Chemical-free Baby Oil DIY Formula

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Ask AnnieDear Annie, I’m so in love with my 3-month old baby, I just want to squeeze her all the time! Is there a safe way to moisturize her skin to keep it soft and healthy? I”d like a chemical-free baby oil formula that I can make. – Shawna, NYC


Annie B. Bond

Dear Shawna,
This is a baby oil with a big green difference: it contains no petroleum mineral oil! Make and use with confidence that you are providing the purest possible skin oil for your baby. Use it to massage the baby, or lubricate chapped skin.

Chemical-Free Baby Oil Formula
1 tablespoon each wheat germ, almond, and avocado oil
1/4 teaspoon grapefruit seed extract

Combine the ingredients in a small glass jar. Stir to blend. Dab some on your fingers and rub into the skin.

Shelf Life: A few months refrigerated.
Storage: Glass jar with a screw top

Adapted from Better Basics for the Home, by Annie Berthold-Bond (aka Bond).

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By Annie B. Bond, the best-selling and award-winning author of five healthy/green living books, including Better Basics for the Home (Three Rivers Press, 1999), Home Enlightenment, Clean & Green (1990), and most recently True Food (National Geographic, 2010 and winner of Gourmand Awards Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook in the World). She has authored literally thousands of articles and was named “the foremost expert on green living” by Body & Soul magazine (2009).

Photo by Benjamin Earwicker