Leave to cool before transferring to storage container. The lotion will continue to thicken as it cools. Beeswax reacts to light, and will discolor over time with exposure, so an opaque container that does not allow light to get through is ideal.
Do not freeze. Store in the refrigerator for best results. Some sources say breast milk lotion can be stored in a cool, dark place for up to 3 months; however, best practice is to use it within 7 days.
Note: Using coconut oil may be slightly more beneficial, but it also comes out harder, since coconut oil is solid at room temperature. Grapeseed oil produces a more traditional lotion texture and feel.
Note: Please use only your own breast milk, as other women’s milk may pass on bacteria that your baby may not have been exposed to yet, like strep or staph
**Reminder: if your baby has eczema related to dairy allergy, do not use lotion from breast milk that contains dairy!**