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Treatment of Cradle Cap with Essential Oils

Cradle Cap:

Sometimes referred to as honeycomb disease or milk crust, cradle cap is common ailment that affects infants under the age of one. Cradle cap does not harm a baby and is quite common; it is actually a built-up crust of dead skin cells and skin oil on the scalp.

Lavender-Tea Tree Balm:


Lavender essential oil calms and soothes irritated skin and helps eliminate bacteria. Tea tree essential oil intensifies the antibacterial effect.



  1. In a small, dark-colored glass bottle, add the coconut carrier oil along with the lavender and tee tree essential oils, and shake well to blend.
  2. Using your fingertips, apply 1 teaspoon or less to scalp, and massage it into the skin, taking care not to get the oil in the baby’s eyes.
  3. Allow the oils absorb, then wash was the head with warm water.
  4. Repeat this treatment once day until cradle cap is gone

Geranium Scalp treatment:


Geranium essential oil is gentler than lavender and tea tree, and it is effective against the bacteria that cause cradle cap particularly when combined with brushing. Babies typically enjoy the feeling of having their scalps gently rubbed and brushed, and the geranium essential oil has an uplifting effect that will put you in a positive mood too.



  1. In the palm of your hand. add the sesame carrier oil and geranium essential oil. and rub the mixture between your hands to warm it
  2. Gently apply the blend to the scalp, massaging it into the skin and taking care not to get the oil in the baby's eyes.
  3. Use a very soft baby brush to gently rub the affected area
  4. Repeat this treatment up to 3 times a day until the cradle cap is gone.
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