Making your own natural diaper rash cream is a much safer and healthier alternative to commercial products more commonly used. Some may hesitate to make a natural diaper rash cream because they feel it won’t be as effective as the other stuff. However, this is not the case.
You will find that making your own diaper rash cream out of natural ingredients will provide you with a much more effective way to battle your little one’s painful and uncomfortable diaper rash.
Common Ingredients Needed for Diaper Rash Cream
Cocoa butter is one of the core ingredients to use in any DIY diaper rash cream. It contains Vitamins A and E, which are very soothing to the skin. They also have a natural SPF 6. You will also find that cocoa butter can help moisturize the skin and prevent it from drying out because of all the essential fatty acids.
Coconut oil is another popular and commonly used ingredient in natural DIY recipes. It is naturally antibacterial as well as anti-fungal and is very effective at battling diaper rash.
Beeswax provides a much-needed barrier of protection for your little one, and it helps better combine and holds the other ingredients better, which makes for a much more effective diaper rash cream.
Zinc oxide is a common ingredient found in diaper rash cream and insoluble to water, which allows it to better coat the skin. It also prevents the skin from drying out and mixes well with other ingredients.
Chamomile essential oil is an optional ingredient, but it is something you should definitely have in your arsenal when you have children. It contains soothing properties which makes it the perfect addition to any DIY diaper rash cream.
The following are a few simple DIY diaper rash cream recipes you can try at home:
Natural Diaper Rash Cream
For this recipe, you will need the following ingredients:
- ¼ cup of cocoa butter
- ¼ cup of coconut oil
- 1 tbsp beeswax
- 2 tbsp zinc oxide
- 1 tbsp bentonite clay
- 3-4 drops of chamomile essential oil
Mix the cocoa butter, coconut oil, and beeswax in a double boiler with an inch of water. You will bring this to a boil, so all the ingredients melt nicely together. You will then remove the mixture from the heat and then add the zinc oxide, clay, and essential oil.
Stir the mixture until it cools and then pours it into a container for storage. The container should be airtight. The mixture will remain good for up to three months when stored properly in a cool and dry place. You can then use the cream as needed for diaper rash.
Super Easy Diaper Rash Cream
This recipe only calls for two ingredients:
1/2 cup coconut oil
30 drops of lavender essential oil
One 4-ounce jar
Simply measure out the coconut oil you are going to use and then carefully add in your lavender drops and mix these ingredients well. Once mixed, they can then be placed in clean jars with airtight lids.
The lavender is soothing for the skin and also has anti-inflammatory properties. The coconut oil contains lauric acid and has beneficial antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties.
Meta: Making your own diaper rash cream at home is easy if you have the base ingredients on hand, including cocoa butter, coconut oil, and lavender and chamomile essential oils.