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Nipple Butter


  • 1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. dried calendula flowers
  • 1 tsp. dried chamomile flowers (or 1 chamomile tea bag)
  • 1/2 c. extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1 oz. (2 tbsp.) natural, unbleached beeswax
  • 8 drops Young Living lavender essential oil


  • Infuse the olive oil, calendula, and chamomile using either the slow or fast method:
    Slow Infusion:
    Put the olive oil, calendula, and chamomile in an airtight jar and allow to infuse for up to 6 weeks for maximum healing benefits.
    Fast Infusion:
    Heat the olive oil, calendula, and chamomile over low or medium-low heat for 20 minutes, stirring often.
  • Strain the calendula and chamomile using a fine mesh sieve, a towel, cheesecloth, or a coffee filter (if you did the fast infusion method, allow it to cool to room temperature first). Discard the used calendula and chamomile. Set infused oil aside.
  • Create a double boiler by filling a saucepan with a couple inches of water then placing a glass bowl over the mouth of saucepan. Bring the water in the saucepan to a simmer and, in the glass bowl, melt the coconut oil and beeswax thoroughly. Mix in the infused olive oil.
  • Remove from the heat. Add the lavender essential oil. Pour into a sterilized glass jar (such as empty baby food jars or small canning jars). Allow to cool before adjusting an airtight lid.


To use, apply a thin layer to dry nipples and areola (whether or soar or not) just after nursing (it should glisten a bit, but not be too heavy). Wipe off any remnant before nursing baby again. This recipe is safe to use with cloth nursing pads.