Cradle Cap Relief

Is your child suffering from cradle cap? Try Waxelene’s organic, beeswax-based skincare ointment to help relieve your little one’s discomfort. Find out more here!

If your baby’s head is starting to show greasy patches of thickened, scaly skin – it’s time to work on soothing a flare-up of cradle cap. While cradle cap is not painful in itself, the crusty build-up can be itchy and weigh down baby’s sensitive skin, causing further discomfort and redness.

As a parent, you want to use the safest products possible on your little one. That’s why we recommend Waxelene Multi-Purpose Ointment, a natural and safe skincare solution that effectively treats and soothes cradle cap and other baby skincare conditions. Our patented petroleum-free formula is made from organic ingredients including beeswax, soybean oil, and rosemary oil, creating a multi-purpose balm that soothes and nourishes tender skin.

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While cradle cap (also known as seborrheic dermatitis) does usually clear up within a few months without treatment, the symptoms can be eased and recovery can be sped up with the right products and care.

On occasion, cradle cap doesn’t just affect your child’s scalp – it can also appear on the face and diaper areas. Applying a layer of Waxelene Multi-Purpose Ointment to the affected areas on your baby’s body can assist with cradle cap itch relief and help to loosen and remove cradle cap scales. Using Waxelene as an all-over baby moisturizer also creates a breathable protective barrier that prevents further irritation and locks in moisture to keep the skin soft and hydrated.

Waxelene is free from parabens, sulfates, and artificial fragrances. Our organically-derived ointment is a fantastic petroleum jelly alternative that is hypoallergenic and gentle on your baby’s skin. A subtle fresh herbal scent is provided by the active ingredient of organic rosemary oil. We also offer a Calming Ointment with the added ingredient of soothing lavender.

The unique aerated texture of Waxelene makes the ointment easy to apply and it can be used on other parts of your baby’s body to prevent dryness and chafing. With regular use combined with a mild skin cleanser, you’ll notice a significant improvement in your baby’s cradle cap, and their skin will be healthier and happier.

Give your little one the relief and care they deserve and rest easy knowing that you’re using a baby skincare product that’s certified safe, organic, and environmentally friendly.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is cradle cap?

Cradle cap is a common skin condition that affects up to 50% of infants. It is characterized by a thick, crusty build-up of dead skin and oil on baby’s head, especially in their ‘soft spot’ and eyebrows. Cradle cap plaques can appear as yellow, brown, or white patches. Like diaper rash, most breakouts of cradle cap can be treated at home with the right care and products. You can read more about the best way to treat cradle cap in our blog.

What is cradle cap caused by?

The scaly build-up of cradle cap is not actually dry skin – it’s dead skin flakes glued together with excess skin oils or sebum from baby’s still-developing system. A regular cleansing routine including a child-friendly moisturising ointment such as Waxelene goes a long way as both a treatment for cradle cap and to help prevent cradle crap breakouts in future.

What gets rid of cradle cap fast?

The quickest and easiest way to remove the oily build-up of cradle cap is to apply a layer of neutral, mild oil such as baby oil, or an oil-based ointment such as Waxelene Multi-Purpose Ointment. Once the cleansing oils have a chance to bind to the scaly patches, it becomes easier to loosen them from baby’s head with gentle combing or wiping. You should then use a baby shampoo or mild cleanser to remove any excess oil from the area to prevent further flare-ups.

Is cradle cap a form of eczema?

No, cradle cap is not related to eczema. Cradle cap is also not contagious. 

While eczema is also a common skin irritation in babies, it should be treated differently. Visit our Complete Guide to Baby Skin Issues for further information on how to use Waxelene to treat and soothe eczema in babies.

What is a natural way to get rid of cradle cap?

Waxelene can be considered one of the most natural cradle cap ointments. Our base ingredients of beeswax, soybean oil, rosemary oil and vitamin E are all certified organic and safe to use on most skin types.

Once you’ve used Waxelene to help lift and remove scalp flakes, you can use a mild cleanser or baby shampoo on the affected areas to draw out any excess oils that may cause the cradle cap to reoccur.

If you have any further questions about using Waxelene as a cradle cap ointment and baby moisturizer, feel free to contact us.