A non-toxic, all natural Diaper Rash Cream that’s safe for cloth diapers and for your baby too!
We’re expecting our first child this September and have decided to go with cloth diapers. Obviously, having the most natural fabrics on her skin is best, but it’s also much better for the environment and let’s be honest, better for the wallet.
Another benefit when using cloth diapers is your baby is less likely to experience diaper rashes. This is because the diapers have to be changed more often, which is more work for a new Mom, but better for the baby. That being said, a Mom can never be too safe. So just in case a diaper rash or skin irritation does develop, I’ve created this All Natural Diaper Rash Cream.
Our skin is porous and actually absorbs whatever we put on it. This holds true for children and adults. However, baby skin is even more sensitive and thinner, which is why you want to be extra careful about what products you choose to rub on them.
Store-bought diaper rash creams can contain harmful and even toxic ingredients such as preservatives, perfumes and parabens. Some of these ingredients are thought to be carcinogens (meaning that they can even cause cancer) in addition to possibly causing allergies and disrupting organ and hormonal function. Why risk all of that when homemade cream is easy to make and relatively inexpensive once you have all the ingredients which will provide you with many batches down the road.
A Natural Approach
For this Diaper Cream we use Coconut oil, Shea Butter and Beeswax Pellets as the base, thin it out with some Vitamin E oil and add a couple drops of Lavender essential oil for it’s soothing effects and gentle scent.
If you’ve never heard of Shea Butter, it’s a fat extracted from the nut of the African shea tree. It is usually yellow in color when raw, with Unrefined, Refined, and Ultra-Refined Shea butter being ivory or white in color. It’s thought to be able to treat many skin conditions including itching, sunburns, eczema, skin allergies, insect bites, frost bite, etc.
Beeswax can actually be found in many natural diaper rash creams on the market and there’s a good reason why. Beeswax carries antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties that are essential in fighting chapped skin and bacterial infections that tend to affect us most in the dry, winter months. It forms a protective wall by sealing in moisture in our skin without smothering and clogging up the pores. Woop Woop!!
Specialty Ingredients for this Recipe
All Natural Homemade Cloth Diaper Rash Cream Recipe
All Natural Homemade Cloth Diaper Rash Cream
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup Shea butter
- 2 Tablespoons beeswax pellets
- 2 Tablespoons vitamin E oil
- 2 - 3 drops top quality Lavender Essential Oil
Using a double boiler heat the coconut oil, Shea butter and beeswax pellets over medium-low heat until fully melted. Remove from the heat and let cool for about 5 minutes before whisking in the Vitamin E oil and Lavender Essential Oil. Let cool to room temperature.
To speed up the cooling process, option to place in the fridge for about 30 - 60 minutes. Finally, beat with a handheld mixer to create a whipped texture. Store in an airtight glass jar.
*To prevent contamination, when using do not double dip. Use a clean finger every time!