A Natural Remedy for Baby Acne

by Andrea Butje on August 7, 2013

natural remedy for baby acneAfter trying a variety of recipes, I’ve found a natural remedy for baby acne that is perfect to help resolve diaper rash and facial acne for infants and babies.

It can actually be used for acne anywhere on the body, and can be equally effective for teenagers with acne issues.

I made a really short video (two minutes!) to show you how to make the spray, but the recipe is also listed below.

Baby Acne Video

Natural Remedy for Baby Acne Recipe

1/2 oz (15 ml) German chamomile hydrosol
1/2 oz (15 ml) helichrysum hydrosol
A few drops of aloe vera gel
1 oz (30 ml) spray bottle

Just spray it on the area of concern multiple times daily as long as it seems to be helping.

Hydrosols are by-products of the essential oil distillation process. They are healing waters that are very gentle on the skin.

German chamomile and helichrysum hydrosols are cooling and soothing for hot, irritated areas of the skin. But most importantly, hydrosols are safe on babies’ skin (and as a side note, hydrosols are also my favorite choice for cat or dog skin issues and abscesses). German chamomile and helichrysum hydrosols are so gentle and nourishing they can be used directly on the skin–even on infants.

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Michelle August 8, 2013 at 5:19 pm

Thanks for posting this. I have both of those as essential oils. Is it possible to dilute them in water to make a hydrosol and if so how much water would you recommend per essential oil?

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Marge Clark August 8, 2013 at 10:05 pm

Michelle, it really isn’t the same…the hydrosols do contain microscopic amounts of the essential oil dissolved in them, but they also contain all the water soluble plant chemicals that are not in the essential oil. And especially if you are planning to use on an infant….you would do better with the safe, gentle hydrosols. Google Helichrysum Hydrosol…it’s available.

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Deanna Pace August 8, 2013 at 10:28 pm

Where can you get the hydrosis ingredients?

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Heather Roques August 30, 2013 at 7:39 am

I made this recipe for my sister-in-law’s new baby who was suffering from ezcema. After two days the baby’s skin is much softer and the ezcema is reduced – hoorah!

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