Home Remedies For Cradle Cap in Babies, Top 5 Remedies For Cradle Cap

Top Remedies For Cradle Cap

Symptoms of Cradle cap in infants/baby are greasy patches, thick and crusty flakes, yellowish or whitish scales, red and irritating skin, patchy skin flakes, infants that may loss hair frequently, etc.  This cap is not contagious and itchy on the skin. It is characterized by the dandruff like dry flakes on the baby’s scalp in which it mostly occurs in first 3 months of newly born baby.

1.Almond Oil

Almond oil is also very safe for treating cradle cap. Due to its light texture, almond oil penetrates into the skin quickly. When massaged directly into the scalp, it can help soften the scales and make it easier to rinse them out after shampooing.
Combine almond oil and tea tree oil in a ratio of 10:1 and stir it well.
Apply it on your baby’s head.
Leave it on for 15 minutes.
Remove the oily flakes gently with a soft baby brush.
Use a baby shampoo to wash your baby’s hair.
Repeat daily or every other day to get rid of cradle cap.


Viola is a violet flowering plant in which many herbalists consider this as a tonic herb for treating many problems. It has anti-oxidants that are termed as anthocyanins which contains anti – microbial and insecticidal properties. Other than this, salicylic acid is present in each and every part of this fresh violets which has disinfectant and tissue solvent property by which it softens the hard skin, corns and warts excellently. It is an emollient and contains anti – fungal property. The leaves of this herb contains vitamin C and A and viola roots has great amount of minerals in it. So all the parts of this viola herb like leaf, root, flowers and whole plant tincture has been used as medicinally to treat many health and beauty problems. Coming to cradle cap problem, you have to use whole plant tincture of viola tricolor (or Pansy) which you have to take it internally to prevent this problem.
Whole plant tincture of viola tricolor – 2 to 5 drops
Take whole plant tincture of viola tricolor (pansy).
Give this to your baby daily for about a week or two.
But make sure to consult your medical herbalist for knowing the proper dosage as per your baby’s age.
Continue this till the cradle cap has gone away from your child body.

3.Petroleum Jelly

Petroleum jelly is also very helpful in treating cradle cap. Its moisturizing property can help lift the crusts and loosen the oily scales. Many find this to be the simplest and most convenient remedy for cradle cap.
Before your baby’s bath time, massage his head with a liberal amount of petroleum jelly.
After one hour, wet the hair with warm water.
Use a soft brush to gently scrub your baby’s head.
Rinse the hair and scalp thoroughly with warm water.
Gently pat the head dry with a soft towel.
Repeat several times a week until you get rid of cradle cap.

4.Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a powerhouse of many useful properties. It is rich in acetic acid, malic acid, citric acid and ascorbic acid that makes it as best traditional remedy for treating various health problem including this cradle cap. It has antioxidant and antimicrobial property that fights against various fungal infections. So it is used to treat the cradle cap that resulted from certain fungal infections. But remember that it is acidic in nature and you have to dilute this in water before application.
Apple cider vinegar – 1 tablespoon
Water – 2 tablespoon
Mild shampoo
Take apple cider vinegar and water in 1:2 ratio in a small bowl.
Stir it well and apply this mixture on the scalp.
Massage it gently on the scalp for few minutes to cover all the scalp area.
Let it sit for about 10 – 15 minutes.
End the process by washing it with mild shampoo and warm water.
Repeat this process regularly to prevent the cradle cap.
If the cradle cap suffers has sensitive skin, then you have to use apple cider vinegar and water in 1:4 ratio.
But make sure that not to let this apple cider vinegar to enter into baby’s eyes, as it is acidic in nature and may cause some problems on the baby’s sensitive skin. So check it once and then continue regularly.

5.Coconut Oil

Coconut oil works well as a natural treatment for cradle cap. It acts as a natural moisturizer and will loosen the cradle cap flakes while nourishing the scalp. Plus, its antifungal and antibacterial properties with help fight infections.
Put a small amount of organic, solid coconut oil in the palm of your hand.
Rub the oil in your palm until it becomes liquid form.
Gently massage this liquid oil into the scalp or affected areas.
Leave it on for 20 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water.
Use a soft brush to gently remove the loose flakes.
Do this once daily until you are satisfied with the result.

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