Breastfeeding Boobie Balm – Homemade Nipple Cream Recipe

homemade nipple cream

homemade nipple cream

I have been having so much fun making my own homemade products that I can pack in my diaper bag for the hospital.

Of course I’ll be taking my homemade probiotic deodorant to put to the test.  I also want to make a labor belly massage oil, homemade baby butt balm, and a few other things.  I only have a few weeks left so hopefully I can get it all done before I need it.

Yesterday I made Boobie Balm – homemade nipple cream – to use immediately following breastfeeding in those first few weeks.  I remember how sore, dry, and cracked the nipples can get when mom and baby are first learning to work together.

homemade nipple cream

Boobie Balm – Homemade Nipple Cream

This nipple cream has only three ingredients:

homemade nipple cream

*While I have used all of these ingredients in my own homemade lip balm, I will still be cautious about a newborn ingesting them.  It may be safe, but I will use right after breastfeeding and wipe any residue off before baby latches on again.  I would do this with any nipple cream, just to be safe.

Breastfeeding Boobie Balm – Homemade Nipple Cream

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Melt the coconut oil over medium-low heat.
  2. Add the shea butter and allow it to melt as well.
  3. Add the beeswax and allow to melt. (beeswax takes a little longer to melt)
  4. Stir ingredients well.
  5. Pour liquid into container of choice and allow to set for 24 hours.

homemade breastfeeding boobie balm

I can’t wait to try this after baby is born.  I did rub a little on the back of my hand and it felt so smooth and nourishing for a very long time.  In fact, after a couple of days, that spot is still smooth and feels healthier than my other hand.

Stay tuned for more homemade products for labor and delivery coming soon (hopefully)!
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Jill - March 6, 2013

This is awesome!! I def want to make this and try it since I’ve been using lanolin and it’s ok, but this looks wonderful! Where do I find the ingredients to buy? Health food store? Thanks!!

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    Jennifer Dickison - March 6, 2013

    I got them on amazon.com… you can find the links in the article above.

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      Jill - March 6, 2013

      Thank you!! Can’t wait to try it!

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Pollyanna - March 6, 2013

I totally want to try this!! Due April 10

Question: where do you buy these ingredients??
I have coconut oil but where do I get the other two??

TIA

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    Jennifer Dickison - March 6, 2013

    If you click on the links of the ingredients, you will find where I buy them. 🙂

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Pollyanna - March 6, 2013

Also the cute little jars ??

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    Jennifer Dickison - March 6, 2013

    The jar is a re-used candle jar that I washed and sterilized. But I have heard many people buy little jars like that on amazon or through mountainroseherbs.com.

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Pollyanna - March 6, 2013

Amazing.. Thank you so much for that info!!

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Cat Davis | Food Family & Finds - March 6, 2013

LOL I’m dying laughing at myself here. I saw the picture in my reader and though “ohhh yummy, lemon curd!” … and then I read the picture. 😛

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    Jennifer Dickison - March 6, 2013

    Hahaha! That’s funny. It probably doesn’t taste much like lemons. 🙂

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Ellen Christian - March 6, 2013

So great that you can make your own!

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Whitney @ It's Gravy, Baby! - March 7, 2013

What an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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TerriAnn @ Cookies & Clogs - March 11, 2013

I sooo could have used this. I was so raw and in pain with my daughter as she wouldn’t latch on right for the first few months. Everytime I took off a leak pad was like tearing open a sore wound, which is pretty much what was happening.

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    Jennifer Dickison - March 13, 2013

    Oh, I know. For my previous child, I got a blister the first day and it hurt every time she would nurse from that side.

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Christa - March 15, 2013

This is awesome, I think I’m going to make some now, can’t wait to see your other recipes!

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Rachel - May 1, 2013

I had no idea you could make your own. Looks great.

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Jill - October 17, 2013

I just made some of this a threw a tiny bit of vitamin E oil in with it 🙂 Looks excellent. I am due Nov. 9 and I can’t wait to use it 😀

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    Jennifer Dickison - October 18, 2013

    Congratulations!

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Jerri - December 12, 2013

I totally applaud your ambition, but.. Come on! I’m all for making my own baby food, etc.. (I wanted to know what I was feeding my baby) but, if you’re wiping it off before feeding again, which I totally recommend, does it really matter that much if it’s homemade? Spend those 20 mins taking a bubble bath for yourself or reading a book to your precious little one!

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Heather - December 26, 2013

Some women just rub their breast milk on their nipples after feeding to keep them from cracking, since breast milk is so healing. Otherwise, all you need is the organic, virgin coconut oil.

I’d be careful using beeswax until you know whether your little one is allergic to pollen and bee things. I’m so allergic to bee pollen that I couldn’t even take vitamins with it listed as a “might contain” type of ingredient. On my hands is fine, but I can’t take milk thistle because it has pollen in it!

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Krista Ebbs - September 8, 2014

Just finished making a batch of this. It was super easy! I used 1/2 C bees wax, 1 C Shea butter and 1 C coconut oil. It filled two 4 oz. jars and then I had some left over that I just put in smaller little plastic containers I had, just so it didn’t go to waste. Can’t wait for my little one to get here and to try this stuff out! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

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    Jennifer Dickison - September 9, 2014

    Congratulations! I hope you enjoy the balm! And good luck with breastfeeding!

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Keisha - September 9, 2014

I’ve actually been making this same recipe for a year or so, but do you know if it expires?

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    Jennifer Dickison - September 12, 2014

    I do not think it would ‘expire’ or go bad. I think the ingredients might eventually break down in some way. But, I’m not sure. I’ve had my same jar for over 18 months now.

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jacquie - September 24, 2014

I’m a first time mom looking into homemade products and just wondering if this has to be wiped off before your baby feeds again I just worry about beeswax when you don’t know what they are allergic to, can anyone that has used this give me some insight please 🙂 thank you

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Autumn - February 17, 2015

do you think it’s possible to use cocao/cocoa butter instead of Shea butter??

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    Jennifer Dickison - February 17, 2015

    You know I think it would mix up fine, but I’ve read that cocoa butter can clog pores where Shea butter does not. I don’t know if that means it could possibly clog the milk ducts or not. You might want to research it a bit more before trying it.

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Monica - June 2, 2016

Is this safe if there is leftover residue left on your nipples the next time you nurse? It doesn’t seem like it would be harmful to the baby but I just wanted to make sure.

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Sarah Newfang - September 27, 2016

How much does this make?

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Tammy - September 29, 2016

How hard/soft does it get with the weather?

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