Natural Cradle Cap Remedy
  • Carrier oil of choice*
  • Optional – a gentle essential oil such as lavender, Roman chamomile, tea tree, lemon, or geranium. (see Notes below)
  1. Soften the skin with a carrier oil like coconut oil, olive oil, sunflower oil, etc. by massaging the oil into baby’s scalp.
  2. Then brush with a soft bristle brush – back and forth – or carefully comb without scraping too hard.
  3. Rinse out with warm water and wash with a natural baby shampoo.
*If you have some calendula infused oil left from making breastfeeding cream you can use that oil as the calendula will add some extra healing properties.

If you’d like to add essential oils be sure you dilute them properly. We recommend only 1 drop per 4 teaspoons of carrier oil for small babies. If they are toddlers you can use 1 drop essential oil per 2 teaspoons carrier oil.
Lavender essential oil and Roman chamomile essential oils are the best essential oils for babies. If they are over 6 months, you could try tea tree essential oil, lemon essential oil, or geranium oil.
Recipe by Natural Living Family with Dr. Z & Mama Z at