My little cub is two months old today!
Now that things have begun to settle down here a bit, I’ve been having some fun formulating some herbal concoctions.
Alas, the cub has developed a bit of cradle cap. To treat it, I infused organic olive oil with chamomile, nettles, and mullein. I’m applying it to the affected area, letting it soak in for a bit, and then following up with a warm, wet washcloth and some gentle castile soap, massaging the area well so that it loosens the dead skin.
I’m also working on a dream balm. I’ve prepared the oil I’m going to use by infusing it with mugwort, lavender, rose, chamomile, and hops. I’m currently crafting a blend of essential oils to add to this, so I’m holding off on making the balm until I have the right aromatic blend. I’m making this to gift several people who have been instrumental in helping me navigate this potent time in my life.
I’m also crafting up some new products for some mama-to-be gift packages, so stay tuned!