While some babies seem more susceptible than others, almost every baby that ever wore a diaper has experienced diaper rash. This natural homemade diaper rash cream is a great alternative!
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Why Make a Homemade Diaper Rash Cream?
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.
A quick glance at some of the most popular brands show pore clogging ingredients like petroleum. Other ingredients are even known carcinogens common in body care products, or toxic synthetic fragrances. Ew, right? Why subject your babies to these unnecessary ingredients when you don’t have to.
You want all of the ingredients in your 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 homemade diaper rash cream recipe are just that! Safe, effective, affordable, and easy to make.
Using Your Natural 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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Gentle Diaper Rash Cream with Essential Oils
- ½ cup shea butter
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon beeswax (if a vegan option is desired, consider organic kokum butter as an alternative)
- 2 tablespoons vegetable glycerin
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- 10 drops Roman chamomile oil
- Fill a small saucepan with 1-2 inches of water and place over medium-high heat. Place a double boiler in the pot, or make one by setting a glass jar in the pot. Bring the water to a boil, then turn it down to medium-high.
- Add the shea butter, coconut oil, and beeswax to the double boiler.
- Melt the ingredients thoroughly, add vegetable glycerine, and mix until well blended.
- Remove from heat, add essential oil, and mix.
- Store in a small glass salve jar and use as needed.