Beginner,  Body,  Tutorials and recipes

Liniment oil: a gentle cleanser for your baby’s bottom


Liniment oil

How to make liniment?

This is a very simple, time-tested recipe for a liniment that will soothe and clean your baby’s skin.

Used alone, lime water must be handled carefully and kept away from the skin (it is irritating); but once it’s mixed with olive oil, the resulting liniment is perfect for use on sensitive skin.



Steps to follow

  1. Prepare and sterilize your equipment and workspace.
  2. Measure the olive oil and the lime water.
  3. Use a funnel to pour them into the bottle.
  4. Shake well.

How does it work?

In a diaper, the acid in your baby’s urine can cause diaper rash. Applying a base (the lime water) helps to restore the natural pH balance of the skin, while the oil protects the skin from urine when the baby wets again. (source Wiki)

How do you use it?

When you change your baby’s diaper, shake the bottle and apply a small amount of the liniment to a baby wipe or a clean cloth that you can then use to clean your baby’s bum.

The mixture will separate after a few minutes, so shake before each use.

The liniment can also be used as a gentle home-made make-up remover.


  • Shruti

    Thanks for sharing all the information on all oils, can you pl let me know which oil is best for 6-month baby boy for massage?

    • Coop Coco

      Hello Shruti,
      Unfortunately, we don’t have any advice regarding small children/babies, it would be best to ask a health professional.
      Have a nice day!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *