Are you on the hunt for a diaper rash cream that’s not only effective in helping prevent and treat your baby’s rash but is also safe to use on your cloth diapers?
Well look no further! (If you just read that in your best commercial advertisement voice its ok, we all did.)
Before my first daughter was born, I had these grand ambitions to cloth diaper and knew I would need an alternative diaper rash cream since most of the store-bought creams will clog up your cloth diapers.
So, on the hunt I went. Unfortunately, most everything I found was too expensive for my taste, so I decided to get all crunchy and make it myself.
Over the course of a couple kids I perfected the recipe. ‘Qu the Hallelujah course!’
Honestly, I really perfected it with my second kid who had rashes so bad they would bleed.
Not even joking.
In the beginning her rashes were so bad I didn’t know what to do. My first daughter got very minor and very few rashes. So, having a child that got them so bad they would bleed was completely out of my wheelhouse. At first, I thought the store-bought cream was the way to go and in desperation I headed to the store and bought one of every kind.
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After a few weeks and having little to no improvement I decided to pull out my homemade cream and give it a shot. I don’t know why I didn’t try it in the beginning. I guess I thought it was because there was no way my homemade cream was as good as what you could buy at the store.
Boy, was I wrong…
In just 24 hours of using my homemade cream the rash had gotten significantly better.
SIDE NOTE: We finally realized she was sensitive to cow’s milk and every time she had some it would cause her to have horrible rashes. Once we changed her formula and stopped giving her any kind of cow’s milk her rashes stopped.
Over time I have gifted some of my cream to friends and family. Many times they come back asking for the recipe because it helped them in so many ways.
Here is how we use it…
- Prevent an Assortment of Rashes
- Improve an Assortment of Rashes
- Help Restore Cracked Skin
- Moisturize Dry Skin
- Help Restore Minor Cuts
Now that’s enough with stories! Let’s get into the actual recipe.
DIY Diaper Rash & All-Purpose Cream
- ¼ Cup or 1oz Bar Beeswax
- 2/3 Cup Shea Butter*
- 2/3 Cup Coconut Oil*
- 35-40 Drops of Essential Oil*
(My Favorite mixture is; 15 drops Lavender, 10 drops Frankincense, 5 drops Ylang Ylang, 3 drops Patchouli, 3 drops Rosemary, 2 drops Eucalyptus, & 2 drops Tea Tree.
- Put a pot on low heat and melt your beeswax. Stir continually and don’t leave it.
- Add in your Shea Butter and Coconut Oil and stir until melted. Right before it’s completely melted you can turn off the heat. It will continue to melt.
DO NOT OVERHEAT!
- Pull it off the stove and let it cool for about 30minutes to 1 hour. Occasionally stir it while it’s cooling. This will help it cool faster and keep it from forming a solid layer on top.
- After it has cooled but is still somewhat liquid add in your essential oils and stir.
TIP: For the best results use Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils!
- At this point you have 2 options. You can transfer it to your containers and call it a day or you can let it cool for another 30 minutes or so then grab your mixer and mix the cream to make it smoother and a little fluffier.
REMEMBER: This cream will harden as it completely cools. The more coconut oil and shea butter you put in the less hard it will become.
*You can adjust the amount of essential oils along with the other ingredients to your liking. The more beeswax you add the harder the cream will be in the end. The more shea butter and coconut oil you add the creamier it will be.
*SAFE TO USE ON CLOTH DIAPERS!
*For best results use Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils!
If you try making this DIY cream, I would love to hear how it works for you, along with what adjustments you made. Feel free to comment below or shoot me an email!