While some babies seem more susceptible than others, almost every baby that ever wore a diaper has experienced diaper rash. Whether it’s a diaper ignored too long, an allergic reaction to something in the diaper, or something the infant ate, a diaper rash can be very painful and hard to heal. There are many diaper rash ointments on the market, but many of them contain ingredients we’d rather not put on our baby’s skin. This natural homemade diaper rash cream is a great alternative!

Making a Natural Homemade Diaper Rash Cream

You want all of the ingredients in your DIY diaper rash cream to be gentle enough for a newborn’s skin. They should also be nourishing and it’s a big bonus if some of them are natural anti-inflammatories like coconut oil and lavender essential oil are. The ingredients in this DIY diaper rash cream recipe are just that! Safe, effective, affordable, and easy to make.

DIY Natural Diaper Rash Cream with Essential Oils by Mama Z

Ingredients for Homemade Diaper Rash Cream

  • ½ cup shea butter
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. beeswax
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable glycerin
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops Roman chamomile oil

Instructions for Homemade Diaper Rash Cream

  1. Use a double boiler, or make one by setting a glass jar or measuring cup in a medium pot with 1-2 inches of water. Bring the water to boiling then turn down to med/med-high, add everything except the glycerine and essential oils to the jar.
  2. Melt ingredients then add vegetable glycerine and mix until well blended.
  3. Remove from heat, add essential oil, and mix.
  4. Store in a small glass salve jar and use as needed.

Using Your Natural Homemade Diaper Rash Cream

Remember to clean your baby’s skin well and let it completely air dry before applying any kind of ointment. You really don’t want to lock in moisture or apply to a bum that isn’t clean and end up making the rash worse.

Change diapers frequently, reapplying the DIY diaper rash cream as needed until the rash has subsided.

Have you ever made a natural diaper rash cream? What’s your favorite essential oil to use for soothing and healing diaper rash?

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