It has been said that clove essential oils are good for teething babies’ gums. However, there has been a lot of controversy over whether essential oils are safe for consumption or not.
It’s probably best to avoid consuming them. This recipe offers an alternative to using essential oil, while still getting the benefits from cloves.
Try this homemade teething cream that will help with the pain for your babies’ gums.
Time to Prepare: 10 minutes + infusion time + cooling time
Benefits: Cloves are known to be anti-inflammatory and work as a local anesthetic. They are also warming and soothing and a natural antioxidant.
Tips and Tricks: Make sure to keep your heat on the lowest option. If you overheat, the clove infusion will lose its benefits.
Variations: We recommend leaving the recipe as is to be sure all ingredients are safe for baby.
How to Use: Rub ointment onto baby’s gums as needed.
Level of Difficulty: Medium
Watch the video below for a step-by-step tutorial for making this homemade teething cream recipe.
Homemade Teething Cream
- 2 tbsp cocoa butter food grade
- 2 tbsp avocado oil food grade
- 1/2 tbsp whole cloves
Tools & Supplies
- Measuring spoons
- Rubber spatula
- Sanitized container
Place cocoa butter and avocado oil in a saucepan on the lowest heat.
Allow to melt, and then add in cloves.
Keeping on the lowest heat, gently heat for 3-4 hours.
Strain the oil through a sifter (so no clove pieces are left) into your container, and allow to
This recipe is designed for babies 6 months plus.
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